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Not All Carpet Cleaners Are Created Equal
First of all, you should do some research. Would you buy a car without looking
into the different models and retailers available? Most consumers would not buy
the first car they saw because they liked the colour. A car is an expensive
investment, so more research is needed to choose a car according to what fits
your lifestyle and budget, as well as its options and warranty. Just like an
automobile is an expensive investment, so too is carpeting. You know that not
all cars are created equal. Some cars will take you where you want to go with
style and performance while others will just take you there. And just like
there is a difference in the quality between cars, there is also a difference
between carpet cleaning companies.
In other words, buying the cheapest doesn’t mean you are getting the best deal.
Consumers should look at the value of their purchases and not just the price.
What method of carpet cleaning is used? Does the cleaner use top-of-the-line
equipment and cleaning solutions? Are you hiring a knowledgeable company who is
certified in all areas of the carpet cleaning industry? Do they offer a
money-back guarantee if you are not happy with the level of service you have
received? You should ask these questions when calling around to find a carpet
cleaning company. If you don’t, you are taking a chance that void your carpet
So what should you look for in a carpet cleaning company?
1. Make sure that the company uses the hot water extraction method. This is the number one
recommended method by major carpet manufacturers. Using any other method, such
as dry chem., may void your warranty (check your warranty for more details).
Hot water extraction provides the most thorough cleaning available which not
only makes your cleaning results better, it also cleans your carpet of dirt,
harmful bacteria, fungus, chemicals, pollens and tobacco residue. Some people
believe that hot water damages your carpet, but this isn’t true. By washing and
then rinsing your carpet with hot water, we clean your carpet thoroughly. How
effective would washing dirty, greasy dishes in cold water be versus hot water?
2. Ensure that the cleaning company guarantees its work in writing. Any reputable company will,
but sadly, not all companies do. When calling around for a carpet cleaning company, ask
what the cleaner will do if you are not happy with the job. If he will not try
to correct the problem or refund your money, all you can do is hope that the
job results are to your satisfaction. Stop hoping for good results by finding a
cleaner who guarantees his results.
3. Verify that the company is insured. You can ask for proof of these credentials before you
hire a cleaning company. Don’t assume that because a company is doing business, it is licensed
and insured. Hiring a company without these credentials is taking a huge risk.
Breath Easier with Clean Carpets
A carpet that has been rid of dirt, spots and residue is one important aspect
of having your carpets cleaned. But more important than looks is the effects
that carpet cleaning has on you and your family’s health. Outdoor air contains
hundreds of chemicals such as pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution,
cigarette smoke, car exhaust and many other. When you and your family members
come into your home, you carry those pollens, bacteria and chemicals in your
hair and on your skin, clothing and shoes. Not surprisingly, all those
chemicals, pollens and bacteria wind up in your carpet. If you have allergies,
asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems, one major source of your
problem could be the pollens, fungus, and chemicals in your carpet.
You might find that you’ll breath easier after you hire a company to get those
harmful chemicals out of your carpet. So in addition to getting rid of dirt,
another important reason to clean your carpet is to get rid of pollens, fungus,
bacteria, chemicals and the tars and residue from tobacco smoke.
Consistency Is Key
Now that you are armed with the knowledge of how to choose a carpet cleaner and
why your carpets should be cleaned, the next question is how often? Shaw
Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, recommends having your
carpets professionally cleaned every 12 months. The US Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) recommends having your carpets cleaned more often if you have
children, pets or smokers in the home.
“Carpeting and fabrics not cleaned and properly maintained have the potential
to cause a variety of health problems inside the building environment, ” said
Michael Berry, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), former Deputy Director of
the EPA Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office.
Seven Questions to Ask Any Carpet Cleaner before You Invite Him into your Home
1. What method of carpet cleaning do you use?
2. What type of equipment do you use to clean carpet?
3. What does your equipment remove from my carpet?
4. How often should I get my carpets cleaned?
5. What training have you had in cleaning carpets?
6. Do you guarantee your work?
Call us and we will start working on the right solution for you.