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Over time the carpet in your home can become faded, and spills can leave behind unsightly stains that are hard to remove. Hiring a professional carpet cleaning service to do a deep clean can revive your carpet so that it looks good as new.
Our guide tells you what you need to know to find the best carpet cleaning service for your home.
Most professional cleaning companies include cleaning carpets in their range of services. There are also companies that specialise in carpet cleaning. A professional clean freshens up carpets, removes dirt, bacteria and allergens, and extends the life of the carpets.
A carpet cleaning service will use commercial-grade equipment to steam or dry clean the carpet and spot clean any stubborn stains. Some companies will use a multi-stage cleaning process. Additional services include applying a carpet protector to help prevent further build-up of dirt and stains and raking the carpet to revive the pile.
You can find a carpet cleaning service through word of mouth or by searching online. You should check the company's reviews and ask for references to be confident they will provide a good service. Cleaning carpets uses powerful chemicals and solutions that could permanently damage your expensive carpet if not applied correctly.
To decide which company to hire you should have several come to your home to provide quotes, as they will need to see the size, condition and textiles of your carpets to give you an accurate estimate.
The cost of carpet cleaning varies depending on the size of the carpets in your home, the location of your home and any additional services the company will provide. In general, prices start around $25 per room with a premium for larger rooms.
The best way to compare services is to get quotes from several different companies and take note of the answers to a common list of questions, including how long the company has been in business, what qualifications or accreditation it holds, what its insurance policy covers, whether the chemicals it uses leave an odour and whether they are healthy for humans and pets.
You can also use online comparison services to collect quotes for you and recommend which one to choose.
There are a few things you should do before having your carpet professionally cleaned:
You should consider the cost of having your carpet cleaned, and balance the cost with the quality of the service the company will provide. Make sure that the company you choose has a good reputation, provides high-quality customer service and uses the correct equipment. If you have small children or pets, you should make sure that the company uses non-toxic chemicals. They should spot clean a small patch of carpet to make sure the chemicals will not damage the fabric.
You do not have to be at home when your carpets are being cleaned. In fact, you may find it easier to be out to minimise disruption to you and the cleaning staff. You can arrange for the cleaners to receive keys to gain access to your home, or you could let them in and then go out while they work.
As a general rule, you should have your carpet professionally cleaned every 6-12 months to keep them looking good and remove dirt and bacteria.
Cleaning your carpet yourself will not be as thorough as a professional service, especially because cleaning companies use commercial-grade equipment that is more powerful than cleaning equipment you would use.
Hiring a carpet cleaning service removes the hassle of trying to deep clean the carpet yourself. The convenience and effectiveness can be worth the cost. Depending on the condition of your carpets, decide whether to hire a specialist carpet cleaning service or a cleaning company that includes carpets in its services.
Professional cleaners can remove the most common carpet stains including coffee, wine, food and pet stains. However, you should be aware that older stains can penetrate into the fibres and discolour them, in which case they cannot be removed.
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