According to the EPA, your carpet can contain several indoor air pollutants along with several pounds of soil and mold that can cause health problems. Even more, there can be as many as 2,000 dust mites living on one pound of carpet duct—yuck! It’s important to vacuum your carpets for maintenance, but to keep it looking beautiful, you need to have it professionally deep cleaned every 12 to 18 months.
Do Your Research on Carpet Cleaners
Google carpet cleaners in your area and you’ll have pages to choose from, but not all of them are created equal. Many times, you will not get what you paid for and they may promise quality service with great prices, but you may be disappointed. If you ask the right questions and look for certain things, you’ll be able to make a good choice and get you the results you want at the right price.
1. Always hire a company that uses truck mounted equipment. Do not use a company that uses portable carpet cleaners because they leave dirt behind and leave it too wet. Wet carpet will bring the dirt that was left behind to the surface. This is called wicking. To get your carpets clean, you need to hire a company that uses truck-mounted equipment. This equipment is much more powerful and will ensure the removal or allergens, dust and greasy residue that is deep in the carpet and the water is always a lot hotter too.
2. Don’t hire a company that takes bids over the phone. It’s okay to get a minimum charge but other than that it’s just not possible to give a price for the job without seeing the carpet. It’s unprofessional to do so and unfair to you as the customer.
3. Watch for unrealistic carpet cleaning promises. These will be the companies that make big claims to big discounts. You’ve seen them, they offer to clean 3 or 4 rooms for about $50-$75 and will result in shoddy work. The carpets will be sprayed with a shampoo chemical and vacuumed. You’ll get an invoice along with a sticky residue left behind that will attract dirt and debris faster than it ever did before. This allows the company to get lots of customers instead of building on-going relationships AND added to the discounted price will be costs for pre-spray to remove spots, using extra heat, etc. If you hire professionals, this will all be included in the price.
4. Quality service comes at a price. This is true with carpet cleaning. If the price is too good to be true, most times it is. Never make price the biggest factor in deciding which carpet cleaning company to hire. If you have coupons, you should always make sure you understand all the fine print before hiring the company.
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The most important thing in any business is to make a profit. This can lead to cheap prices with subpar results and your carpet can be damaged if it’s cleaned incorrectly. It’s a good idea to do a little bit of research and read some reviews before you hire a carpet cleaning company. Have peace of mind knowing that Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning is a professional company with trained technicians to get your carpets clean and fresh. Contact us today!