Is it better to engage a professional carpet cleaner or DIY when ending a tenancy or lease?

When ending a tenancy and considering carpet cleaning, whether to engage a professional carpet cleaner or do it yourself depends on various factors. Here are some considerations to help you make an informed decision:

Condition of the carpet

Assess the condition of the carpet. If it’s heavily soiled, stained, or requires specialized treatment, a professional cleaner may be more effective in restoring it to its original condition.

Time and effort

DIY carpet cleaning can be time-consuming, especially if you have a large area to clean. Consider if you have the necessary equipment, knowledge, and willingness to dedicate the time and effort required for a thorough cleaning.

Rental agreement or lease requirements

Review your rental agreement or lease to check if it mandates professional carpet cleaning upon moving out. Some landlords or property management companies may require a professional cleaning receipt as proof of the cleaning.


Compare the cost of professional carpet cleaning with the cost of renting or purchasing equipment, cleaning products, and any potential damages that could arise from improper cleaning. Consider your budget and whether the expense of professional cleaning is justified. You will be surprised how expensive the DIY hire cost is!

Expertise and results

Professional carpet cleaners have experience, specialized equipment, and access to professional-grade cleaning agents that can yield better results. They are trained to handle various types of carpets and stains effectively.

Personal preference

Consider your own comfort level and skills when it comes to cleaning. If you enjoy DIY projects and feel confident in your abilities, you may prefer to tackle the task yourself. However, if you would rather have the assurance of professional expertise, hiring a professional cleaner may be the better choice. This could be the difference between a bond return, or a bond lost!

Ultimately, the decision depends on your specific circumstances, including the condition of the carpet, time constraints, lease requirements, cost considerations, and personal preference. Evaluate these factors and make a decision that suits your needs and ensures compliance with your tenancy agreement.

Metro Carpet Cleaning & Restorations specialises in end-of-tenancy bond return carpet cleaning.


About Vic Barzacca

Vic Barzacca brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the world of cleaning and restoration solutions. With a passion for delivering exceptional results, Vic’s articles offer valuable insights and practical tips on achieving a superior clean.

As the founder of Total Cleaning Solutions, Metro Carpet Cleaning and Metro Restorers, Vic’s expertise extends beyond the written word, with hands-on involvement in every project.

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