Some tips and hints to help you choose a reputable carpet cleaner

Choosing a reputable carpet cleaner can be a tricky business. And although the majority of carpet cleaners are tradesmen who guarantee their work, there are, unfortunately as with any business, some disreputable tradesmen.

Your carpet will most likely have been one of the most expensive purchases in your home so you will need to be satisfied that the carpet cleaner knows how to treat you carpet correctly.

General maintenance should be carried out regularly to ensure that the carpet stays in as good condition as when you purchased it. This will include regular vacuuming and spot cleaning of stains as they occur. Using a quality stain remover is important to ensure that no permanent bleaching or damage is done to the carpet. Always spot check an inconspicuous area of the carpet before using a stain remover.

Every 12 to 18 months you should consider bringing in a professional carpet cleaner to provide your carpets with a complete and thorough cleaning. If you have pets or children, or if you or any family member has allergies you might need to have this service done more regularly. This may also be so required for any high traffic areas of your home.

Consider the following when choosing a carpet cleaner:

  • Select a carpet cleaning business that is aware of different carpet types and their carpet cleaning needs.
  • Ensure that you are given a quote and are told what is included in the price.
  • Ask friends or relatives about good carpet cleaners that they have used.
  • Ensure that you enquire as to how long your carpets will take to dry.
  • Ensure that the carpet cleaner is licensed and insured.
  • Check to see if the moving of furniture is included in the quote
  • Do they also clean area rugs, braided rugs, shag carpets etc?

Once you have done your homework you will have the satisfaction of knowing your carpet is in the hands of professionals and can be guaranteed of a great outcome.

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