Many residential customers will hire a professional carpet cleaning company during the winter holiday season, particularly during Christmas and New Year’s.
Unfortunately, some less-than-honest carpet cleaners are also well aware of this situation. So, while most carpet cleaners are hardworking companies dedicated to offering excellent services to residential customers, a few are willing to take advantage of the general public by claiming a too-good-to-be-true price and then cutting corners on their work.
Here are a few tips for choosing a good carpet cleaning company:
If you choose a carpet cleaner with a cheap, almost unbelievable low price, we urge you to be cautious. Be wary of pricing that is significantly lower than those offered by most carpet cleaners in your region. You’re pretty likely to get mediocre to terrible service. These “turn and burn” business owners aren’t concerned with customer care; they’re just trying to get from one job to the next as quickly as possible.
Many of these carpet cleaning companies skip essential procedures such as pre-conditioning, neutralizing (balancing the pH), grooming, and speed drying required by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification). Not doing these steps will likely cause your carpets to be dirtier after the cleaning than they were before.
Be sure that the company uses a truck-mounted unit. Truck-mounted units provide much more power than portable units and will clean your carpets much better.
Also, ensure the company has comprehensive liability insurance. This will protect you in case something goes wrong. We highly recommend selecting a professional, experienced and certified carpet cleaner.
At CleanCo, Our ultimate goal is to make your house feel renewed and rejuvenated. We assure you that you will be treated with the same level of care as if you were part of our own family.
It may be a mad scramble to get ready for the holidays at this time of year, but keep your cool and get your carpets ready for the influx of foot traffic and the inevitable carpet stains that accompany the excitement of visiting with family and friends during the holidays!
How can you get your house and carpets ready for the holidays?
To summarize, you don’t want your carpets to look their worst when friends and family come to visit during the holidays. You might be thinking that you can clean your carpets on your own, but with the hectic preparations for everything else, this may be a bit too much for you.
Keep calm; we can help. Complete vacuuming of every room in the house is required. Still, a professional carpet cleaner may help you get a thorough cleaning that will also provide some level of protection throughout the holiday season.
Restoration of your carpet’s health and beauty will provide you with the appearance you desire for the holidays while also allowing it to endure the new foot traffic as well as other stressors.
Carpet cleaning with a professional service provider will include deep down dirt that has been brought to the surface by hand-washing. This will remove any stains, unpleasant scents, dullness, and microorganisms while also providing the warmth and softness you desire for the holidays. Once your carpets have dried, they may be treated with a protectant.
Here are a few extra decorating tips that will also protect your flooring
Add rugs and mats with festive colors or designs while decorating your house. It will add to the holiday spirit and protect your carpeting and flooring from spills and dirt caused by all visitors and activities. Consider adopting a “no shoes” rule for family gatherings, as well as a “no walking about the home with food or drink” rule to protect your carpets.
Don’t forget about the high-traffic areas such as hallways and entryways! Make sure you have runners in these locations, so everybody has a place to wipe their feet.
Also, ask somebody to be responsible for taking off their shoes before entering your house. This will allow you to clean the runners regularly and keep your main carpeting protected.
Enjoy the holidays and have a great time with your family and friends! And remember, if you need help getting your carpets clean for the season, CleanCo is here to assist you. As always, feel free to call us with any questions or concerns you may have.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from CleanCo Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning!
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