Are your carpets dingy, dirty, or covered in stains? Have you tried in vain to clean them yourself? It could be time to hire a professional cleaning company to get your carpets looking good again. Here are some tips both for cleaning and hiring a company.
If you struggle with vacuuming, it can be a lot easier if you do each of your rooms in sections. This way you’ll be able to see what areas have already been done so you don’t spend more time than is necessary. For example, if you’re working on a square room, divide it up into four sections rather than randomly moving about the room.
Avoid using excessive heat when cleaning your carpets. This can cause severe damage over time especially to colorful or fragile carpeting. Heat causes carpets to deteriorate and many people use far too much when trying to remove carpet stains. Heat can ruin the quality of your carpet, especially if the material is delicate or there are a lot of colors in your pattern.
Help the professionals you hire by showing them any electric outlets on the floors. These aren’t common but can pose a very serious threat to anyone treating your carpets. If you’re still trying to do the cleaning yourself be aware of the chemicals you are using. There are a lot of different types of carpeting and they all need to be handled with the proper care. Before you clean the whole floor, test a hidden section 24 hours in advance. Silk and wool rugs may get damaged during the cleaning process. If you are unsure about anything call a professional.
Read over your carpet warranty before hiring anyone to treat and clean them. Most warranties require professional cleaning every year or two, that’s not what you’re looking for. Some carpets are pre-treated and if the company comes in and treats it with a different stain remover it can sometimes void your warranty. You could wind up paying a lot of money as a result of this issue. Be sure to inspect the cleaning job done once it’s done to make sure your carpets are well cleaned. Call right away if you notice any areas that do not seem to be cleaned properly.
The latest cleaning equipment doesn’t necessarily make a carpet company the best to hire. This equipment will certainly help clean your carpets better but if the operator doesn’t know much about the equipment or your carpeting it won’t be any better than if you do it yourself. Be sure you ask any questions you have and give the cleaner all the pertinent information they need about your carpets. If they are true professionals they should know how to handle and clean all types.