Deep Cleaning And Selecting A Carpet Cleaning Professional
Hire a carpet cleaning professional
If you find that no matter how much you vacuum, your carpet still does not look like it used to, it may be time for deep cleaning. While there are do-it-yourself cleaning methods on the marketing, hiring a professional is the safest, fastest and easiest options. Cleaning professionals who utilized CRI-certified carpet cleaning products as part of their cleaning process are recognized as Seal of Approval service providers. Using Seal of Approval service providers is an easy way to make sure that your carpets are being professionally cleaned with quality products that will help maintain your carpet's life and beauty.
To keep your carpet at peak performance, CRI recommends professionally deep cleaning your carpet every 12 to 18 months. (Be sure to check your carpet warranty for particular requirements.) In addition Seal of Approval service providers, you can also find a professional cleaning company in your area at the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) at www.certifiedcleaners.org or 800-835-4624.
When looking for a cleaning professional, take these cautions to heart:
Ask Good Questions
Do not be afraid to ask questions! Here are a few questions to keep in mind:
Get an in-home inspection and estimate
Never go strictly by television advertisements or newspaper inserts or jump at the lowest bid. And don’t accept quotes over the phone. Have the cleaning representative come to your home for an inspection to determine the type of cleaning method that is most suitable, as well as to inspect your carpet for problem spots or extremely soiled areas. Obtain a written agreement before any work is done. Usually they will not charge for furniture removal, routine spot removal or preconditioning. Make sure you are not charged for any extras. Get a written contract with the total price and statements of guarantees that the cleaning company offers.
Get your money’s worth
The following tips will help you get the best results from hiring a professional carpet cleaning service provider: