Isn’t it nice to have carpet installed in your home? It’s great when it’s new. But everyone knows, of course, that carpet can’t stay clean forever. It would be great if it was as simple as sweeping the floor, but it’s not. Carpet cleaning is serious business.
Can you simply not find the time to clean your carpet? Here are some tips to get the best carpet cleaning company for your needs.
Most people would just pick up the phone, browse through the yellow pages (or Google) and hire the cheapest one off the list. Be careful though. Because when it comes to carpet cleaning you really truly get what you pay for.
For starters, make sure the company you are hiring is legal, proven, and trustworthy. How do you do that? Check for their certifications. The certifications you should be looking for are either one from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) or the Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration (ASCR). Do some research online or call these agencies to check if the company is included on their list.
Another thing that you can do is find out what other customers think of the company, as well as their own personal experiences. If you are lucky enough to contact other customers from this company, ask them how they would rate their services. Most importantly, don’t hesitate to ask them if they would acquire their services again. You may also try to inquire from friends or acquaintances, if they have had a carpet cleaner working for them for several years, which they may recommend to you.
Remember, price should not be a factor. It is money well spent to have a company that does a good job. You don’t want to go cheap and then find all the spots returning to your carpet after a few weeks or so. You really truly get what you pay for when it comes to carpet cleaning so really think about your decision.
As for doing the job yourself, it works the same way. You’ll have to find a carpet cleaning machine that adapts well to your needs. Don’t get the one with all the bells & whistles just because it’s there. Find one that you would most likely use, depending on the level of cleaning your carpet requires.
Looking to find a carpet cleaning company? It’s time to be picky, patient, and above all… SMART.