Cheap Carpet Cleaning
Carpeting is probably be one of the most expensive investments you will make as a homeowner and maintaining it is very important. It can also be a breeding ground for tiny little creatures and holds quite a bit of contaminants that do not come out with ordinary vacuuming. So it is inevitable that you will one day have to have it cleaned. Choosing a carpet cleaning company or cleaning it yourself is not as simple as it seems. Many companies offering low prices for carpet and upholstery cleaning, do so with the intent to sell you more. Their basic cleaning may consist of just using your hot tap water! Some use the warm water from your sink and portable equipment (no more powerful then the kind you rent). Then they will offer you some "extras" like pre-conditioning of soiled areas, deodorizing and so on. Some have "Travel Charges" or "Service Charges". Most have minimums which is usually higher than the special advertised! So if they say "3 Rooms $99", their minimum may be $132. Well, that fourth room/area may be double and then with the other "fees/charges" your cheap carpet cleaning, is not so cheap any more. What about the person/s actually doing the work? Is it an owner or someone looking for a commission on what "extras" they sell you? Make sure to read the fine print on advertised specials, find out what type of cleaning system is being used and who is doing the actual cleaning!
The fint print in this ad charges for sanitizer and deodorizer. This is where that $59 job goes to $120 or more.
Carpet Cleaning Blooper and Scams
Carpets Damaged by Buffing Type Machines
There are major franchises using floor buffers, with pads, that can easily damage your plush pile carpeting. They can easily distort your fibers and possibly fray them. Floor buffing machines should only be used on commerical glued down carpet, as the pile is flat and chances of distortion are minimal. These are just a few examples. So, while it may be dry in an hour, what good does that do you? We also offer a dry/low moisture cleaning and unlike the floor buffing machine type, ours is much safer. It lifts the carpet fibers, like a vacuum cleaner with beater brush, rather then swirling them around.
Also, besides possible carpet fiber distortion/damage, what happens when you have a urine accident? How does a "dry carpet cleaning" company rinse and flush that out?