Where do you need carpet cleaners?
Carpets should be professionally cleaned regularly in order to keep carpets in their best condition. Here's some information about carpet cleaners and carpet cleaning options for your home:
Some companies prefer to use non-toxic citrus products to clean carpets and this is a great alternative if you have allergies or chemical sensitivities.
The professional cleaner will take note of what carpet you have and clean it accordingly.
There are several different methods of carpet cleaning. The hot water extraction method is a good way to revitalise and deep clean your carpet. Shampoo cleaning is where shampoo is released from a tank in the cleaning machine to a brush, which is then used to work the shampoo into the carpet pile. Residues can then be extracted. This method of cleaning lifts the carpet pile and deodorises and refreshes the carpet – great if you have pets! Injection cleaning and extraction should only be carried out by a professional, as it is possible to overwet the carpet and cause permanent damage if it is performed incorrectly.
A professional carpet cleaner should only clean the carpet fibres. The carpet backing, underlay or floorboards should not become wet. After cleaning the carpet, the professional should apply a carpet protector that will help to prevent the buildup of dust, dirt and other grime in the newly cleaned carpet. Carpet protectors also make it easier to clean spillages and remove stains.
Before commencing any cleaning, specify any special services that you may require, tell the cleaner of any stains, and get an approximate quote of the cost of the cleaning. After the job has been completed, ask the professional how long it will be before you are allowed to walk on the carpet, inspect the cleaned carpets with the professional and only pay when you are happy with the service. A good professional should also come back if any problems with the cleaning arise.
Carpet cleaners will typically quote you a price based on the area to be cleaned, and will ask you how many rooms you have. This is generally a guideline and they will assess your job on the area involved. If your stairs are carpeted then they will typically ask how many you have, with a fixed price per stair. Special treatments such as fabric protection will typically be an additional cost. Expect to pay for a median average $50 per hour for carpet cleaning, though this can vary widely based on location and what method the company uses.