Did you know that it has been suggested for you to get your carpets professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months? When you think about all of the things that we track into our homes it makes sense. Our floors see the bottom of our shoes and the bottom of our feet and unfortunately or fortunately we don’t ever see what we track into the house. Carpets create such a comfortable environment. In fact many people prefer carpet over tile or hardwood because it adds a layer of comfort and warmth that really says “you’re home” to you. However there are parts about having carpet that we don’t think about and that is the maintenance.
When speaking with some professionals about carpet maintenance they were asked what a person can do to keep their carpet looking great every day. The answer professionals had were simple, just vacuum as often as possible. There is no need to vacuum two and three times a day. But once a day or every other day will keep your carpet looking fresh and clean. It is not necessary to vacuum this often but if you want to maximize your carpet’s fresh look then you can’t really vacuum too much.
How do you know which professional carpet cleaners are the ones you can trust to get your carpets cleaned? Professionals say that it is always a good idea to ask questions. What kind of equipment do they use? What are their certifications? How long have they been in the carpet cleaning business? It always important to ask these kinds of questions no matter what business you are working with. Particularly with carpet cleaners you have someone coming into your home and so you want to be sure that you are getting a company that you trust to come in and take care of your home.
Another handy trick is make sure the carpet cleaners vacuum the carpet before they clean. This is a necessary and you can ask them if they do it or not to see if they are a company that you can trust. If you don’t vacuum the carpet first then certain things won’t get out and you are essentially washing the dirt and grime into the carpet. We are talking about the bigger chunks of dirt here. If they say they do that, then you are in the clear!
It is always helpful to get an estimate first before you have them come in. Each carpet cleaning company is going to structure their pricing differently and so asking them before they come in how they price is always a good idea so you won’t be surprised. Some companies like Neighborhood Carpet Cleaners in Virginia actually offer a flat rate price and have a lot of deals and specials to offer you when you seek out their services. They even provide upholstery cleaning, maid services and will clean your mattresses as well!
Finally the best way to be prepared is find out if you should move the furniture or if they will do it for you. Once you have all of your questions answered you will be able to get your beautiful carpet all cleaned up and maintained.