You know you should get your carpet’s cleaned before Aunt Karen shows up for Easter, but who do you use?
We of course want you to use us; however shop around with these 10 points before you make your decision:
1. Carpet cleaners should do a pre-vacuum at the start of the job to lift dirt and dust.
This includes edging around the room at your baseboards or where the wall meets the carpets. You miss this spot every time.. You know that one behind the couch?
2. Stains should be pre-treated…
I mean, makes sense right? You pre-treat stains before you do laundry… But clothes and carpet are not made of the same fibers, so you need the good stuff… We got the good stuff.
3. Not all carpet cleanings require harsh chemicals.
In fact, many of our cleaning agents are just that – cleaning agents. They are plant based instead of chemical base meaning they are less harsh on your carpet. BUT a cleaning agent has to be used… I cannot think of one cleaner out there able to clean your carpets with just water.
4. We are not created equal.
That’s how we are supposed to treat people, and the two should not be confused! Some carpet cleaners are better than others because of skill level, training, their attention to detail, etc. as well as having better equipment than the next guy. But you know as well as I do that having the best of the best running shoes doesn’t take you from a couch potato to a marathon winner… Those personal qualities are where the real talent kicks in.
5. People are not certified and do not have to be in this business.
6. Smelly carpet after a cleaning is not because you don’t clean enough
Nor is it because Fido needs to learn to sleep on the hardwood. It’s because of the sulfur in the wool of the fibers of the carpet. It’s called off-gassing. Yes, smelly like your husbands and dissipates shortly after when the carpets dry like his also.
7. Stain protection from the manufacturer is not removed by carpet cleaning.
It’s broken down by wear and tear which running a wand over is part of, BUT if you have a Scotchgard provider like ourselves in your home, we can fix you right up before we leave.
8. “Fans” are a must when drying.
We are not only carpet cleaners, but we clean up after floods too. And one thing Water Mitigation Training tauch us was to place air movers (that’s the fancy name!) on the carpet to create a tornado effect because it helps to:
- Dry the pad and prevent mildew and mold under the carpet.
- Get the fibers to lay correctly (think personal hair stylists for your carpet).
- Prevent wet socks.
9. We are legally obligated (also we want to) fix our work.
If you aren’t happy, give Charlie a call back, and we will make it right. No if, and, or buts – this is the law. If someone else doesn’t do this for you – Call the Office of Fair Trading or equivalent in your state.
10. Regular cleanings does not only look nice – It’s healthy for the carpet and helps it live longer.
It is the apple a day of carpet life. Also it keeps you healthy because bacteria and dirt and all their little by-products really love to live in carpet. They find it warm and cozy as well.
Well, that’s it ladies and gents! 10 reasons we do what we do! And why you should let us do it for you! 10% off on carpet and/or area rug cleanings if you mention this blog before easter.
Talk at you next week,