If you’re thinking about having your carpets cleaned, I encourage you to follow these four steps:
STEP #1: Make a commitment to yourself to get your carpets cleaned. The longer they remain dirty, the sooner they’ll wear out. Plus the longer you have to breathe all the pollens, fungus and chemicals that hide in your carpet.
STEP #2: List your objectives. Do you want only the dirt removed, something you could do with a rented shampooer? Or do you want all the bacteria, fungus and chemicals removed, which will require a hot water truck-mount cleaner, as I use? Do you want to work with an honest, reputable company — or are you willing to risk working with the company that offers you the lowest price — knowing that the company might not be in business tomorrow.
STEP #3: Ask questions. The way you learn about a company is to ask specific questions and listen carefully to the answers. Here are five questions to ask a carpet cleaner before he begins to clean your carpet:
1. What method of carpet cleaning do you recommend?
2. What type of equipment do you use to clean carpet?
3. What will your equipment remove from my carpet?
4. How often should I get my carpets cleaned?
5. What trainig have you had in the cleaning industry?
STEP #4: Once you’re satisfied that you’re working with an honest, competent professional, invite him into your home and ask for a specific quote. This gives you the assurance that you know exactly what your job will cost — no surprises.
By following these four steps, you’ll gain all the information you need to amke an informed, intelligent decision. If you want a quick, cheap carpet cleaning job, many companies in the phone book can help you. Or you can rent a shampooer from the grocery store and do the job yourself.
But if you want your carpeting to be completely and healthfully cleaned — removing the bacteria, fungus, chemicals, pollens, and tobacco products — then I invite you to call me.
I’ll be happy to answer your questions – provide you a cost estimate over the telephone – or come into your home and give you a free written quotation – without cost or obligation of any kind. To reach me, call 610-449-5029.