Make sure to hurry to take advantage of our half off protector special. It ends on the 24th which is just a couple days away. It is a great offer to take advantage of to make sure your carpets stay cleaner longer.
In most situations people know that you get what you pay for. This why most people will spend a few more dollars on a name brand that they trust rather than buy a cheaper off brand product. The money you spend is validated by the peace of mind you get knowing that you bought something that should last with minimal problems. Especially in areas like electronics and such. These items can be pricey and are investments that you want to keep around for a period of time. At least until the next month or two when it is now out dated.
The same principles should be used when shopping around for your next carpet cleaning. There are a lot of companies out there that hit you with amazing prices to get you to use them. They offer to clean all your carpets for $99 or even less. Carpet cleaning is not a cheap business to operate. Between gas, equipment and soaps the operating costs can get quite high for your carpet cleaner. This is why you should always leery when you see this rock bottom prices. This can be a red flag that lets you know that this company might be using cheap equipment and soap, if any soap at all.
One of our local competitors boasts about their $99 dollar special and many see it and jump on the offer. We personally looked into their adds and noticed some interesting fine print while doing so. Turns out if you want them to use any kind of soaps to clean with that it is extra. So if you want it and pay for it that means you wind up paying no less if not more then any where else. Basically at their price they are coming in getting your carpet wet and sucking it up before leaving. Lets face it, you can not clean carpet with out soap. This is like washing your clothes without detergent. Or even taking a shower with just water.
These are some things to keep in mind the next time you have a carpet cleaner in your home and the price seems to good to be true. Ask them some basic questions just to make sure you are getting a worth while job.
- Do you spray my carpet with a prespray before cleaning and is it included?
- How long does it usually take to dry (with good equipment and taking the proper amount of time there is no reason it shouldn’t take around 2-3 hours to dry. If you are finding your carpet wet a day or two later you might want to question your cleaner)?
- Do you guarantee your work and if so what are the stipulations or time frames
The easiest way to avoid these troubles is to check out a few companies before choosing. Do not let the price suck you in to getting a cleaning done that makes your regret who you chose. In the end it doesn’t matter how cheap you get it. If you have to end up paying someone else to do it again you save nothing!
It is always important when maintaining your carpet that you get a schedule when it comes to cleaning your carpets. The first and easiest step can done by vacuuming your carpet at least once a week. This will help keep smaller dirt from building up in your carpet. it also helps cut down on dust mites as well. Make sure to use a good vacuum and keep the vacuum serviced as well. Do not wait until your bag or container is full before you empty it. It is actually not even quite half way before your vacuum loses its effectiveness.
The next area has to do with actually steam cleaning of your carpets. There really is not a set amount you can pick. It really depends on the traffic and the preferences of the owner. It is highly recommended by carpet manufacturers though to have your carpets professionally cleaned ever 8-12 months.
Making sure to keep on this cleaning schedule, and weekly vacuuming, will keep your carpets looking good and lasting much longer.