A carpet has the potential to cover most, if not all of the floor surface area in a home or business. Carpets receive heavy foot traffic, and use, and are prone to becoming dirty very quickly. A dirty carpet can harbor more than just dirt and dust, but also pathogens such as bacteria, mold, mildew, fleas, and even allergens that can be released into the air and harm people nearby. When it comes to keeping your carpet clean and hiring the best carpet cleaning company, it takes more than opening the phone book and searching for the lowest rates.
Every person has a different preference in mind when it comes to cleaning their carpets, so bear in mind what would be best for you. Some companies use methods such as steam cleaning, which can take a while to dry, meaning you won't be able to walk on your carpet for a significant amount of time. Others may use dry cleaning methods, in which your carpet is dry and ready to walk on as soon as the service is complete.
Bear in mind that more often than not, the best carpet cleaning company will not have the lowest rates. To ensure a thorough, comprehensive cleaning, companies will often charge more for their services. When calling a company to request a quote, or find more information about what their business offers. The first sign of a trustworthy company is prompt, one on one consultation. A friendly greeting and pleasant conversation will reflect on how easily you will be able to work with the cleaners. Also, ask if the company is fully licensed and insured to be performing the services offered if not, it’s best to look for another company.
Upon arriving at your home, the professional cleaner should carefully examine the carpet, checking manufacturer recommendations for the proper treatment and cleaning process, as well as your preferences.
Make sure when choosing a company, to ask about included services. Some companies may have extra costs for moving furniture and adding deodorizer to your carpet without telling you, prompting you to pay more money for the service. Sometimes moving furniture might be included at no extra charge, other times it might be an extra cost. Adding a deodorizer and protector to the carpet should also be offered to you at the time of in-home consultation. Inquiring about extra costs ahead of time will help get a full picture of services provided. With these tips in mind, you can go about choosing the best carpet cleaning company for you.