Carpet Cleaning - Six Costly Misconceptions
1. You Should Wait As Long As Possible Before Cleaning Your Carpet. Dirt is the abrasive as sandpaper. Every time you step on your carpet, you grind dirt into the carpet fibers. This reduces your carpet, just as if you had used a knife. A dirty carpet will not last as long as a carpet. And while vacuuming helps by itself, it is not enough. The longer you wait to have your carpets cleaned, the more damage you do to your carpet and the faster it wears out. 2. To Remove The Dirt From Carpet Only Reason To Clean Carpets. As you possibly know when you come into your house you bring with these fungus, bacteria, cigarette smoke, outdoor air contains pollens, car exhaust, air pollution, and numbers of other chemicals on your skin, in your hair and, shoes and clothing. Do not be surprise because all these chemicals and pollutant elements wind up in your carpet. If you have asthma, emphysema, allergies or other breathing problems - one major reason of your problem could be the outdoor air contains pollens, bacteria, smoke and chemicals in your carpet. 3. One Method Of Carpet Cleaning Is As Good As Another. Dry foam, dry chemicals and dry compounds in the dry cleaning method do not wash your carpet in any way because they leave a dirty residue. Even you can say they only clean your carpet in a halfway. Hot water extraction is the most valuable cleaning method. Hot water extraction means a hot water cleaning solution, under high pressure, is forced into your carpet and then drag out of your carpet. The world's largest carpet manufacturer, Shaw Industries, recommends hot water extraction as the primary method of cleaning along with an IICRC-approved firm. Carpet cleaning company usually uses one of two types of hot water extraction. If they apply a big unit that operates from a van or truck outside your facility, it's called truck-mounted extraction. If they apply tiny unit that can be brought inside it's called portable extraction. The truck-mounted unit is the Shaw Industries first choice and it recommends the tiny, portable unit only those areas where the truck-mounted unit won't reach. The truck-mounted extraction cleans much better because it heats the water to a higher temperature which breaks up the dirt, bacteria, chemicals and pollens in the carpet. Then the machine uses high suction to draw the dirt and chemicals out of your carpet. This is the method my company uses. The hot water extraction cleans your carpet much better because it heats the water at a higher temperature - which breaks up the dirt, bacteria, chemicals and pollens in the carpet. Then the machine uses high suction to sucked dirt and chemicals from your carpet. This is the method use our company. 4. Having The Right Equipment Is All A Company Needs To Clean Your Carpets Properly. This is not true. Several companies own hot water professionals but a small number of companies train their cleaners how to use them correctly. Therefore it is important to choose your carpet cleaner carefully. The best cleaning companies are those that have been certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, known as the IICRC. Before choosing a carpet cleaner, ask to see written proof of the company certification and certification IICRC technician who will do the work! If they do not, do not use them! 5. The Company That Offers The Lowest Price Is The Company You Should Hire. I've seen lots of problems develop from lowest-bid companies. So I would like to suggest you NEVER hire those companies that quote the lowest price. The two most common problems are: (1) The price can not be for the services that you want performed. The company can be only equipped to remove the dirt from your carpet. But you want pollens, dust mites, bacteria, fungus, and tobacco residues removed as well. (2) The price you see in advertisement can not be the price you actually pay. Several home owners have learned that the lowest price they saw in the advertisement only lasted until the carpet cleaner got into their house. Then they were forced into paying a lot more for a variety of add-ons. (Even some carpets cleaners break the law by apply illegal bait-and-switch tactics.) 6. Any Honest Carpet Cleaning Company Should Be Able To Give You An Exact Price Quote Over The Telephone. I wish this were true, but it isn't. - Honest, reliable carpet cleaning companies mostly never price of carpet cleaning by the room. Instead, carpet cleaning is mostly priced by the square foot. So you ask to me to tell you the exact price of cleaning your carpet, I should to know the exact number of square feet that you want cleaned. To get an accurate measurement, I use a measuring wheel to calculate the exact size of the carpet area. To give you an idea of how we valuation the cost of cleaning, here are the three things we consider: (1) The type of carpet. Certain types of carpet are harder to clean than other types. (2) The amount of soil, carpet that hasn't been cleaned for ten years will take longer to clean than carpet that we cleaned within the last six months. (3) The amount of furniture we have to move. If you move your furniture, you'll save money.