As nice, fresh and clean as carpets are when first installed, it doesn’t take long for life to happen. Walking back and forth on the same stretch of carpet mats it down. Children spill food on the carpet. Pets get excited and do more than simply shed on the carpet. There is also the natural problems with dirt and grime that settles on the carpet and gets ground in by those walking and playing on the carpet.
One way to save money on a professional cleaning is to find a company who will discount the price if you vacuum and move furniture yourself. This saves them a lot of time and they should be able to pass the savings on to you. If you do this be sure to actually vacuum well and move the furniture in advance of their arrival. Do not expect to get a discount if you are moving furniture while they are there or do not vacuum well.
Warmer weather is when people often start thinking about getting their carpets cleaned. This means there is a lot of competition for appointment times. One could even have to wait for as long as three weeks to get someone into the home. When the snow falls, businesses are vying for client attention and will gladly let a consumer pick a preferred time.
However, you must be cognizant of the limits of quality carpet cleaning. Even a great cleaner can’t fix a poorly stretched carpet that’s beginning to look “loose”. Cleaners may be able to remove many stains, but those they can’t solve will remain in place. Is your flooring physically damaged? If so, a cleaner cannot do anything for you.
In terms of fees or rent pets are sometimes negotiable. There may be factors that help influence the cost related to your little mongrel. If Chico’s a cat, De-clawing may give you a lower rate. A lot of communities are more flexible on their rules regarding cats. Make sure and ask lots of questions and weigh the options.
Finally, for homes that need deep cleaning of their carpet due to high traffic from family use, pets, etc., a deep cleaning carpet machine is your best solution. This type of machine may have dual water tanks for clean and dirty water, an on-board heater to help in providing hot water cleaning, more powerful motors for both sucking up the water/solution mix as well as a drying mechanism. Most of these will also have a variety of attachments for cleaning furniture, car interiors and more in addition to regular carpet use.