With the help of online videos and web-tutorials, DIY (Do It Yourself) projects are becoming a popular hobby among many motivated people. But no matter how many YouTube videos you watch, there are certain projects that will always be better done by the professionals.

For the safety of you, your home, and your wallet, don’t try doing these three things on your own:


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Electrical work is not an easy thing. Yes, you can replace a burnt out lightbulb by yourself, but anything else should really be left to a professional electrician. It is not worth the risk of injury to try to fiddle with your home’s wiring and electrical panels all by yourself. This is one thing that should be left to the pros.

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Project #2 that should be left to the pros is plumbing work. You can probably guess the reason – one small mistake and your home is covered in inches of water. That will cost you a lot of money, time, and probably a serious headache. So when it comes to turning off the water and disconnecting pipes you would be safe to call a professional plumber.

Carpet Cleaning

Last but not least is carpet cleaning. It is recommended that in addition to vacuuming you have your carpets cleaned 2-3 times per year. If it’s done correctly, your carpets will be clean and beautiful. If it’s done incorrectly you will likely have dirtier carpets that need to be cleaned even more frequently.

When people want to clean their own carpets it usually looks something like this: First they go and and pick up the rental steam cleaning machine. They come home, move all of their furniture and couches into a different room, and start pushing around the heavy steam cleaner. A few days later when the carpets have finally dried, the furniture can be moved back and the steam cleaner can be taken back to the store. When all’s said and done, you are left with carpets that look pretty much the same.

The way that steam cleaners work is by using a lot of water and soap. The carpets are then left very wet and very soapy. It is very possible that mold and mildew will grow due to the carpets remaining wet for 1-2 days. Also, the leftover soap attracts dirt and grime and makes the carpets even dirtier in the future.

You may be wondering how you are supposed to clean your carpets, since the professionals use steam cleaners too. That is true… for most professionals. Here at Acme Chem-Dry, we’ve moved past the steam cleaner and instead use the natural Power of Carbonation in our Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) method which guarantees that:

  • Your carpets will dry faster. Chem-Dry uses 80% less water than steam cleaning, which means that your carpet will be dry in only a few hours, rather than  1-2 days.
  • Your carpets will be cleaner. Chem-Dry’s process harnesses the power of millions of carbonated bubbles to plunge deep into your carpet and naturally lift stains to the surface where they can be removed. Our solution is natural and detergent-free, which means no more soapy residues left behind that attract dirt.
  • Your home will be healthier. A Home Health Study proves that Chem-Dry’s green-certified solution, The Natural, is safe for your home and the environment. It removes 98% of allergens from carpet and upholstery and 89% of bacteria in the air.


And so the moral of the story is this: It is great to do DIY projects, unless they are electrical, plumbing, or carpet work. You’ll get much better results by leaving those jobs to the experts.

Acme Chem-Dry is the local Chem-Dry here in Tulare County and the surrounding areas. We are here to help you experience the Chem-Dry difference. Try out our Hot Carbonation Extraction method and you will never go back! Schedule an appointment online today!