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Having your carpets professionally cleaned isn’t cheap, so you want to make sure that you’re hiring the right carpet cleaning company the first time around.

After years in the industry, these are some of the things we’ve learned to watch out for in a “professional” carpet cleaning company to ensure quality work.

1. Shopping Around

Many companies give free estimates. Take advantage of that by getting a few different quotes and opinions so that you have options.

We always recommend going with quality rather than price, however it is up to you, the home or business owner to make the decision of what your carpet care is worth to you.

So, do your research; don’t just go with the first company you see.

2. Industry Experience

When it comes to carpet cleaning, nothing guarantees quality like lots and lots of experience. The cleaners that have been in the industry for a long time know what kinds of cleaning methods work best for what kinds of carpets and they are fast and efficient.

They have stayed in business for a long time because of repeat customers that have experienced good service and trust their expertise.

The very first thing you should look for in a carpet cleaning company is experience.

3. Reviews and Recommendations

When it comes to carpet cleaning, nothing guarantees quality like lots and lots of experience. The cleaners that have been in the industry for a long time know what kinds of cleaning methods work best for what kinds of carpets and they are fast and efficient.

They have stayed in business for a long time because of repeat customers that have experienced good service and trust their expertise.

The very first thing you should look for in a carpet cleaning company is experience.

4. Licensing and Bonding

Professional service contractors are not always required to be licensed and bonded, depending on the state and the industry.

A contractor’s license ensures that the company or individual has some amount of training, knowledge, and experience in skilled labor on a person or corporation’s property.

Make sure your cleaning professional is also bonded. If the company you hire has a surety bond, you, the homeowner or property owner, are guaranteed some amount of protection, should the contractor fail to perform the work correctly or damage something in the process.

5. Cleaning Method

There are different ways to clean a carpet. Some cleaners use shampoos that have a lot of powerful chemicals to remove stains and bacteria, and others use more natural methods like hot water extraction and steam cleaning.

Not all methods work the same for every type of carpet and home. Make sure the cleaning company you’re considering is experienced in the different methods of cleaning and will choose which one works best for your home or office.

6. Included Services

Don’t make the classic mistake of going with the lowest price option. Initially, it might look like an amazing deal, but by the time your carpets are cleaned, your bill will be much higher than expected and the work could be very poor.

What most people don’t realize is that there are extra rates and fees for carpet cleaning, because it is not actually the only service that is provided. Carpet cleaners have to use cleaning products that cost money. They also have to move furniture around. Sometimes stairs aren’t included. And you could be charged separately for each of these.

What you should ask about when receiving a quote is the rate per square foot, rather than an estimate for a living room, bedroom, dining room, etc. The price can be drastically different.

Also, make sure that all the services are included in the price, and if not, make sure you know what it will cost you before you hire the company.

7. Guarantee

Make sure that the pricing and a service guarantee are in a written contract before you hire a cleaning company. Maybe your carpets will look clean for an evening, but within a day or two all the old stains will come back up and look just as it had before.

Ask about getting a 10, 15, or even 30-day warrantee for your carpets, to ensure that the cleaning wasn’t just surface-level.

Or simply ask how long they expect the quality of the cleaning to last so that you know exactly what you’re paying for. Some older carpets will always have stains that will come back up or will take several cleanings to completely remove. Just make sure you know exactly what to expect and that the price you’re paying is worth it to you.

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Emily Childers, author for Next Level Web.
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