A thing can easily be observable for two types of reasons: Good or bad. When you walk into your home, what do you observe first? Is it your carpet? Is that for a good reason or bad reason? If it’s the latter then you’ve got a serious problem. But, thankfully, we are here to help.
We are going to share the best of our tried and tested tips to have and maintain a clean carpet in your home.
Make sure to consider the reputation of any carpet cleaning company you are thinking of hiring. There are many companies that are more reputable than others. Talk to people you know to find out who they use, and go online to find out even more about a company. If you investigate thoroughly, you should be able to find a company you are happy with.
Never just hire the first company you happen to come across. Look for reviews from customers and do some research. Check the BBB or Chamber of Commerce to avoid companies that you won’t be satisfied with.
Be aware that the chemicals that carpet cleaners use are potentially hazardous. Always know what is in the cleaning agents you put on your carpet. Use alternate products that are environmentally friendly, such as salt and baking soda, if possible.
Look for carpet cleaning companies in your area that have been around for a long time. You’re going to need a real address where any issues can be resolved, if you should have a problem with the work the cleaner does. It’s best to find a company with a physical address.
Tell your carpet cleaner if your home contains electrical outlets on the floor. They are not going to want to clean over these because they may cause an accident. The risk is not only to your cleaning company, but risks damage to your belongings as well.
Before settling on a cleaning product, test out a few in unobtrusive sections of your carpet. A number of options are available from which you can choose, but each is meant for particular carpet types. Do not change anything that works for you.
When searching for a professional, ask for referrals from friends, family members and co-workers. You may even talk to your physician or a cashier where you shop. Of course, one of your closest friends or family members will offer even more reliable advice.
If you have a pet then you’re going to need to clean your carpet more often. You may want to restrict your pet’s access to some carpeted rooms or lay rugs over areas that pets tend to frequent. Vacuum often, have a supply of cleaning products on hand, and hire a carpet cleaner to come in at least annually.
Ask about the background of any company’s employees. You don’t want any convicted felons entering your home. Many good companies do background checks on their employees and have no problem telling you this. If they don’t want to answer, you should probably keep looking.