Regular cleaning not only makes your carpet look tidy but also makes it last long. For synthetic carpets, professional hot-water extraction is recommended by all carpet manufacturers as the primary cleaning method. You must hire a professional every year or two and try to clean the carpet every now and then yourself, between those annual cleanings.
Nowadays, there are thousands of carpet cleaning companies of which we must choose. All claim to be the best in the market. This could be a little overwhelming. Here are a few tips to consider while hiring a carpet cleaning company.
- Reputation in the market
You must ask for suggestions and opinions from your friends, relatives or colleagues. Word of mouth is considered to be the most reliable source. A good carpet cleaning company would generally have a large customer base. People can share their experiences with you, based on which you can shortlist a few of them. You might also want to look up their websites and social media pages for information. You might also look for reviews on yelp or google maps. Since, there are no industry standards, reviews give you a fair idea about the contractor.
- Do not fall for misleading claims
It is not uncommon for companies to brag about them being the best. Do not always trust them. Do a little research yourself. People are often tempted into taking such insanely attractive deals and offers, wherein excellent services are provided at a minimal cost. Some for them also claim to have the best and exclusive equipment. You must always verify such details.
- Vehicle and Attire
Although the market is full of individuals who function independently. Unmarked vehicle or uniform, signals towards unprofessional work. You must be sure of their professional capabilities and expertise.
- Details to the process
A professional would disclose details about the process such as the equipment to be used, cleaning methods to be employed, etc. Make sure you take all details and understand them properly. Someone who is hesitant to divulge details, might be a fraudulent or amateur.
Ideally, a clear quote must be provided before beginning the process. But sometimes, carpet cleaning companies give you a rough estimate. You must always negotiate and come to deal that suits your budget and get the paperwork done. Paperwork not only gives you assurance that the work would be one properly but also show the sincerity and integrity of the company. It also saves a headache later. The company representative must explain all charges to you and leave no room for confusion in the end. You must be wary of the people who do not give clear cut quotes.
- Do they wear booties over their shoes?
This might seem a little uncalled for, but wearing booties over their shoes shows how serious and professional they are about their work. A pro would make sure that he doesn’t reintroduce grime to the carpet he just cleaned.
A pro would, in addition to the services, would also offer a guarantee for his work. They stride hard to keep their clients satisfied.