Carpet Cleaning Service

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated March 27, 2017)

There are several times when you, the homeowners, find yourself faced with a cleaning situation that you feel unable to handle. One of the more common areas where this happens is with the carpet. An example of this would be when the kids are chasing the dog through the house and both are covered head to toe in mud.

Such a mess can be cleaned by the homeowner, but often this takes a lot of time and energy. In such situations it is common to hire a professional carpet cleaning service to handle such a large cleaning project. If you are contemplating hiring a carpet cleaning service, then follow these guidelines to help you choose the best possible service.

  • Prices. All reputable cleaning services will have their prices worked out in advance. Now, just because they have them worked out in advance doesn't mean that they will know what each particular job will cost you. What the reputable carpet cleaning services should be able to do, however, is give you a firm range that their work will run, and they should be willing to give you this estimate in writing.
  • Services. There are a wide range of services available from a carpet cleaning service; the trick lies in choosing what will work best for you. Typically the services offered are shampooing, steam cleaning, bonnet cleaning, and dry cleaning. All of these services come at differing costs and amount of time that it takes to accomplish. Before choosing which type of service to use, make sure that you understand everything that comes along with it.
  • Expectations. You need to discuss what your expectations are of the cleaning service with their representative. This will ensure that there is no mixed signals, and also help you to determine whether they can accomplish the job that you want.
  • Workers. One of the questions that you absolutely need to ask is whether or not the company is doing the work themselves or if they sub-contract it out. Using a service that utilizes its own employees ensures that you are more likely to get properly trained individuals.
  • Guaranties. Most reputable services will come with some kind of a guarantee. Before deciding on which service you will be using, make sure that you know what their guarantee is and what is covered by it.

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Lee Wyatt

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