Things To Consider When Hiring A Professional Carpet Cleaner
Most professional carpet cleaning services appear as if they can do a good job cleaning your carpets but how do you decide which company to use?
One of the most important parts of any carpet cleaning service is the survey when the technician inspects the carpets to be cleaned and decides the best method and how much it will cost to clean the carpet. Good cleaning companies will do a thorough survey in person, not just ask a few questions over the phone, so always choose a company that does a thorough survey.
A written estimate is also very important when choosing a carpet cleaning service. This will outline the process to be used and provide an accurate indication of the cost. It will often state what guarantee is offered too. Always use a company that provides a written estimate.
The best cleaning technicians are qualified, usually by the IICRC (the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification). This qualification is evidence that the company takes training of it’s technicians seriously and that the person cleaning your carpets had had thorough practical training in carpet cleaning methods.
Another thing to consider when choosing a carpet cleaning service is insurance. All professional carpet cleaners will be insured against accidental damage to your home but also, most importantly, will also be insured for treatment risk – that is, damaging your carpets. Even the very best technicians have been known to make mistakes and it is reassuring to know that should a carpet be damaged during cleaning, the insurance company will pay for a replacement.
Finally, you should always check references before using a carpet cleaning service. At least take a look at some reference letters, but ideally speak to someone who has used the service you are considering. Make sure the company does as good a job as it claims.
So, when choosing a professional carpet cleaner, you should look for a thorough survey, written estimate, guarantee, training, insurance and references. Do this and you will find a competent carpet cleaner.