Every major city in the United States has at least one professional carpet cleaning company. This post is intended to help you, the homeowner or tenant, with some of the more frequently asked questions that may come up when you consider having your carpets cleaned. Let's begin with a comparison of hiring a professional carpet cleaner and cleaning the carpet yourself.
As opposed to doing it myself, why should I pay for expert carpet cleaning services?
Health concerns can be created by long-term soiled carpet, thus it's important to have professional carpet cleaners maintain and clean your carpets regularly. Many carpet owners wear shoes indoors, or at least bring their shoes in from outside, which means that dirt, mud, and other debris from the outside eventually end up in the carpet.
These toxins are often deeply embedded in the carpet and cannot be removed by a standard vacuum or even a sloppy cleaning attempt. The typical vacuum doesn't have cleaning ingredients to loosen dirt and grime, and neither does the carpet cleaner you rent from the store. Also, most homeowners aren't sure how to operate the cleaners they rent from stores, so they may really cause more harm than good to their carpets.
Bacteria and viruses found naturally on the ground or near vegetation, or that have been transported from animal faeces, are examples of potential inbound pollutants. Industrial pollutants and chemicals that have been spilled but not cleaned up adequately are two more potential sources of contamination. Evaporation of these creates a respiratory hazard as they drift through the air, and they could also harm any kids or dogs that like to hang around on your floor. Choose a commercial carpet cleaning company that has experience removing tough stains and dirt.
Can you recommend how often I should clean my carpets?
Our experience tells us that you should have professional carpet cleaners come in and deep clean your carpets more frequently than the once a year or twice a year that is recommended by most carpet manufacturers.
The longer a contaminant in your carpets is there, the more difficult it will be to remove them, and the longer they stay there, the greater the chance of harm to your family's health and safety.
If your family enjoys outdoor activities or spends a lot of time in industrial areas, you might consider investing in a green carpet cleaning service every other year to remove the dirt (and invisible toxins!) that your family tracks in. The use of natural, non-toxic chemicals and techniques guarantees that no new contaminants will be introduced to your carpet during the cleaning process when you use a green cleaning service.
So, I need to hire a carpet cleaning service, but I don't know where to start
Do some background checking before hiring a carpet cleaning service by visiting their website or giving them a call. In addition to a quick dry period of one hour, the carpet cleaners you employ should also promise a soft drying procedure, with no crunchy residue left behind from the drying process.
Inquire further as to whether or not the service provider employs the usage of only natural, chemical-free cleaning agents that are safe for use around children and animals. Find out whether they have experience getting rid of pet odours and stains. Being charged twice is the worst possible experience.
Last but not least, verify that they are an authentic eco-friendly carpet cleaning service. They should use as little water and treatment products as possible, use as little electricity as possible, recycle all of their used containers, and make sure all of your doors and windows are closed. With this newfound knowledge, what are you waiting for? Contact a carpet cleaning service right away.