What Should I Consider When Choosing a Carpet Cleaning Company?

Sheri Cyprus

Many carpeting experts recommend that carpets get a deep cleaning at least every year or year and a half. Choosing a carpet cleaning company that will do a quality job at a reasonable price is not difficult. Consider the companies that offer coupons in your area, but don't make your final decision based on price alone. Research the carpet cleaner's track record and be sure to check references.

A professional carpet cleaner.
A professional carpet cleaner.

When you have a short list of carpet cleaning companies, compare their prices with the room sizes they specify and the equipment they have. Make sure the equipment is comparable when you have different price quotes. Find out about each carpet cleaning company's policies about moving furniture. Do they charge extra for moving furniture?

Make sure you'll be getting a good, deep cleaning for your carpets. When you hire a carpet cleaning company, you don't want to pay good money for something you could do yourself for less money. When getting price quotes from different carpet cleaning companies, don't just get bids over the phone, but arrange for a free appraisal for the company to come to your home.

Doing an in-home consultation lets the carpet cleaning company examine any carpet stains to see how well these could be removed. Remember that as far as stains are concerned, there is often no guarantee that the stain will be able to be removed totally. Plus, it may cost extra for heavy duty stain remover. Sometimes after the rug is cleaned, it can seem like the spot is gone until the pile dries or is moved in a different direction.

Before any work is done, read the agreement to be sure you understand and agree with everything or don't sign it. Make sure there aren't any hidden charges the carpet cleaning company didn't notify you of beforehand. Find out all the information you'll need in advance to avoid any surprises on the day of the cleaning.

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