As a 30-year veteran of the carpet business, I know how hard it is to find an honest and reputable Carpet Cleaning Service. That's why I'm building my own special hand-picked list of locally-owned carpet cleaning businesses to recommend to my readers. I review and research each carpet cleaning business personally before I list them in my Carpet Cleaning Directory.
You don't want to hire an inexperienced carpet cleaner that will soak your carpets and do a lousy job. Hiring a Certified Carpet Cleaning Company will ensure you get the job done right and get a fair and square deal. How Much Does Carpet Cleaning Cost?
There are several well known non-profit organizations that establish and maintain industry standards. Reputable carpet cleaners receive ongoing education and training, earn certification and agree to follow honest business practices; use top quality cleaning products and equipment and follow a published code of ethics. You never want to hire a fly-by-night carpet cleaner!
The two organizations I trust most are:
There are several other good organizations that train and certify technicians.
There are two main types of carpet cleaning systems available and choosing the right process for your type of carpet is very important.
Most carpet cleaning companies use a truck mounted machine that uses a steam cleaning process known as "hot water extraction". They inject hot water into the carpet pile and then suck up all the water and loosened dirt and debris. It works really well and most carpet warranties recommend this type of carpet cleaning.
The other popular carpet cleaning system uses a machine with a rotating bonnet and is considered a low-moisture carpet cleaning method. They change out the bonnets many times during the process as they become soiled. This method is very good too.
For Berbers made of Olefin, you never want to get Berber carpet too wet, so using a low-moisture cleaning process would be a smart way to go.
Wool carpets should only be cleaned by a reputable company that specializes in cleaning wool carpets.
Read your new carpet warranty and contact a professional carpet cleaner for more information and carpet cleaning advice.
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