You must clean your carpets every now and then. Doing it by yourself is rough and time consuming, and most of the time it makes financial sense. But every now and then, hiring a pro is necessary. But, how are you supposed to know which company to hire? Continue reading to learn advice on how to hire a high-quality, professioanl carpet cleaner.
Doing it Yourself
If you want to combat the odors when you are cleaning, add baking soda to your vacuum bag. Baking soda will help to neutralize some of the smells that you will get in your bag such as pet hair and old food. This will help you to feel more comfortable and sanitary when you have to dispose the bag.
Hiring a Carpet Cleaning Professional
While you may be able to get a great rate on carpet cleaning from a newer company, it may be a good idea for you to work with carpet cleaners who have experience. You do not want someone to come to your home to fix a problem and they end up making things worse due to a lack of proper knowledge.
Even if your cleaner offers to get your furniture out of the way with no additional charges. Be certain that your fragile pieces are moved before the carpet cleaners even arrive. If the company is insured, you might be paying for expensive damages out of your own pocket.
If you are thinking about having your carpets professionally cleaned, call around to a few different companies. Ask about any specials they are currently running such as multiple room discounts, or your first carpeted room free. Some companies will do one free room, in hopes that you will hire them for additional rooms.
Spend time learning about the company’s history. You do not want to have a company come into your home that has a bad reputation for bad service, untrustworthy staff or for overcharging. You can use the Internet to find reviews from former customers to find the one with a solid history.
When you take a carpet cleaner into people’s homes, make sure that you know what surfaces will work well with your machine. Rugs made of hand loomed wool, that are braided, that are natural-fiber Oriental wool or silk, jute or sisal will not work. Neither will laminate or hardwood floorings — so keep your machine off them.
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