How To Get Better Results with Do-it-Yourself Carpet Cleaning

Cleaning everything properly can be hard work, but as I mentioned in our previous post (Carpet Cleaning – Making the Right Choice), it certainly will pay off in many ways! If you’re committed to the savings and the work, let’s go over some prep work and other things you’ll need to be aware of when planning do it yourself carpet cleaning. First, the obvious. You’ll want to thoroughly vacuum your rooms beforehand. It’s important to remember that steam cleaning your carpets is most effective when your floors are already free of dirt and grime. Take your time, be thorough, and move furniture around to get the harder to reach areas. You won’t win prizes just for nice vacuum lines in your carpet, and this isn’t a race. Just be sure it’s good and clean. When you go to pick up your carpet cleaner, make absolutely sure (and I can’t stress this enough) that you read and follow the instructions exactly. Failure to thoroughly read your cleaning machine instructions can not only damage the machine (for which you are responsible) but can permanently damage your carpets. Some people seem to think that adding “just a bit higher concentration” of cleaning fluids will make it even better. Not a good idea. The concentration of solution is already worked out for you, be sure to follow it and you’ll be fine. Be sure to move slow and take your time. You don’t want to rush this process, or you’ll have wasted your time. Keep in mind that you’ll be able to see the “tracks” you’re making so you can be diligent about...

How To Prepare For A Professional Carpet Cleaning

How to Help Us Help You Save Money Okay … you’ve accepted the fact that a professional steam cleaning company has the equipment, know-how and experience to do a faster and better job than you could ever hope to do yourself. But how can you save money when using a professional carpet cleaning service? By helping your carpet cleaner to be more efficient by doing whatever you can to help minimize the time they spend. What follows is a list of things you can do to help your upholstery and carpet cleaning company get in and get the job done as quickly as possible. Make a note of any stains or problem areas that you will need to point out to us when we arrive. This is a good time to see if additional areas need cleaning too. It is cheaper for you to add these areas while we’re there than it is to return to clean them later. Pick up any toys or clothes from the floor. Any small pieces of furniture such as dining room chairs, magazine racks, etc. that you can remove from the carpet to be cleaned will shorten processing time and return the carpet to normal use sooner. Move lamps or other breakables in rooms we’re cleaning. For your pets peace of mind, please put them in a safe place where our cleaning will not disturb them. Like most steam cleaning companies, we do not move heavy and expensive furniture such as china cabinets, book shelves and entertainment centers, as well as antique and fragile furniture.If you require carpet underneath this type of furniture to...

Hiring a Professional Carpet Cleaner vs. DIY Carpet Cleaning

There are pros and cons to both cleaning your carpets yourself, as well as hiring a professional carpet cleaner. Do-it-yourself carpet cleaning is definitely less expensive, but it is also more time consuming and hard to achieve the same results as a professional company who offers top carpet cleaners, equipment and experience. Hiring a professional will certainly cost more, but again, a company with a solid history will get the job done in a fraction of the time, with better results and WITHOUT the possibility of damaging your carpet, upholstery or floors. Hiring a Professional Steam Cleaning Company So while there are advantages to cleaning your own carpets and upholstery, unless you’re a CPA, chances are you don’t do your own taxes. And if you’re not a lawyer, you wouldn’t represent yourself in court either. So it goes with carpet and upholstery cleaning. A professional carpet cleaner is going to have access to stronger cleaners, professional-grade equipment, far more experience, and a better eye for getting the job done right. But, just like with other professionals and the services they offer, not all carpet cleaning companies are created equal. It’s not hard to find a company advertising to clean your carpets in almost any bulk mailer or online “coupon” saver site. You know the kinds, Groupon, Living Social and so on. And that’s fine. But you should be aware of companies that use a “bait and switch” tactic by promising to clean a room for “just $10” or some such deal. The lowest priced doesn’t always mean you’ll get the lowest service, but often it means they’re not telling...

Carpet Cleaning – Making the Right Choice

If you’re like most people, you’re usually on some kind of carpeting throughout your day. But when it comes to the carpet in your home, it’s easy to fall short of the best care for your flooring. We love our cars, our patios, our gardens and more, but we seldom appreciate taking care and concern of our carpeting as it may seem trivial. Yet a good deep cleaning can play a huge role in the comfort of your home, as well as the health and quality of life for you, others living with you and anyone who visits. That’s a pretty big claim to make, but it’s true. Think about it for a moment. It’s almost everywhere you walk, after all, it can be the most economical choice to cover your floors. Yet that doesn’t mean it’s not an important investment. So shouldn’t you take interest in the well-being of your floors and carpets? Of course you should! A healthy carpet makes a healthy home. Not to mention it can make a home truly look and feel like new again. And that’s the thing. With proper care and upkeep the life and look of your carpets will go a long way. And people will notice. When you have guests over, you’re usually quick to do a final “go-over” with the vacuum, right? But what about those unsightly stains you think are permanent? Is there anything you can do about them? Carpet Stains are a different problem to tackle. While many stains can be taken care of so you never see them again, preventative carpet care is always the best...