When your carpets or rugs need cleaning, you can either do it yourself or get a professional carpet cleaning company to do it for you. There are many carpet cleaning services to choose from nowadays. But you may be thinking which is the best service to go for, or should you do it yourself?
You must take a few things into consideration when deciding on a carpet cleaning service. Firstly, do you really need a professional carpet cleaning company to do the job or can you do the cleaning for yourself.
Do you just need to clean a few stains on your rugs or carpets? If the stains are fairly small, you can get rid of them using your own home-made remedies. Depending on the size of the stain, and how long it has been there, removing it from your carpet can either be easy or very tedious. Some stains on carpets will come out easy while others will require more than one application of spot remover solution.
Examples of carpet cleaning solutions for removing spots include dish washing liquid, white vinegar, isopropyl-rubbing alcohol, one tablespoon of household ammonia mixed with some water, hydrogen peroxide, as well as other commercially sold carpet cleansers. Other things that will help you when cleaning carpets are paper tissues, a spray bottle and a brick for keeping the tissue in place. These can easily be purchased from your local supplier.
OK, so you may not want to do the carpet cleaning yourself. If this is the case follow the guidelines described below:
Firstly, do you have a budget? If not, then you should decide on a rough figure on how much you want to pay for someone to come and clean your carpets.
Next to consider is how much carpet do you need cleaned. For example a few years ago I bought a brand new carpet for my house, and have never really had it properly deep cleaned since then. I live in a 2-storey property and there is carpet in all the rooms. Inevitably the kids have left there mark! Plus general wear and tear have left the carpet needing a good seeing to. In my case, I would consider getting a professional in to clean the carpet in the whole house. However, if I only had a small area of carpet that needed cleaning, I would consider doing it myself. There are many carpet cleaning products available that do a good job, even in getting out those tough worn in stains.
Ask a friend for a recommendation. My mother recently went to visit a friend and noticed how clean her carpets looked. Her friend kindly recommended the carpet cleaning service that she used. My mother contacted the carpet cleaning company and arranged for them to clean her whole house. The recommendation worked out well, and resulted in a really good job being done. Now my mum has been telling all her friends about it too. Recommendations from friends are a very good way of finding a decent carpet cleaning service.
Another way is to look in your local business directory, or even better have a look on the Internet. Most reputable companies advertise on the Internet, and you should have no problem finding carpet cleaning services local to you.