Do Your Carpets Need To Be Cleaned? Know These Important Things Before Hiring a Carpet Cleaning Service.
Whenever you are at the point of needing to get your carpet cleaned, there are always so many choices readily available to you. You can easily go online and do a search for carpet cleaning companies in your local area. You will find plenty of results, but how do you know which one is best for your carpet cleaning needs? If you’re lucky enough, there will even be some reviews of these companies for you to look over to help you decide which one you’d like to use. While other people’s references are a very important factor in finding the right carpet cleaning company for you, there are also many other things to consider.
The largest and most respected organization for carpet cleaning and restoration, the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) states, “When a home or business owner hires carpet cleaning companies to treat their floors, they should expect the technicians to be trained, certified, and skilled.” So one thing to be sure of is to check whether or not the company you are looking to hire is certified by the IICRC. They have over 50,000 certified technicians and firms under their belt so it should not be difficult to locate one for your needs. Any professional who has passed IICRC coursework is up to date in their field and capable of performing excellent service.
Once you have confirmed their certification, there are a few other factors to keep in mind. Aside from making sure they are licensed, you also want to make sure they are insured. If the carpet cleaning technician somehow gets injured while doing his job in your home or office, you don’t want to be held liable for his or her injuries.
Next you want to make sure that the company you are hiring guarantees their services IN WRITING. This will ensure that they will follow through on their guarantees and it keeps them from cutting corners when cleaning your home or office.
You also want to make sure that they will give you a FREE estimate, preferably in writing as well so you know how much you’ll be spending and to avoid additional costs they may try and add on. Do not hire a company that won’t give you a free estimate.
Any licensed and legitimate carpet cleaning company will make use of a truck-mounted cleaning system.
Any licensed and legitimate carpet cleaning company will make use of a truck-mounted cleaning system. This system consists of a large tank mounted on their truck with an attached hose that is used to suck water, dirt, and other debris into the tank. Anything less than this will just be a glorified vacuum cleaner and will not do the job you want done.
Even though you may find some positive reviews online when you do a search of their company, it’s also a good idea to see if they themselves can provide references from satisfied clients they’ve serviced in the past that are willing to speak openly about their experiences with the company.
One last checkpoint that you may want to consider is to find out if they are on the Ethical Services list. If they are on this list then they are definitely a reputable service company that is dedicated to finding the best carpet cleaning services available.
If you follow this guideline and do a little of your own research, then you won’t be swindled by a carpet cleaning company just looking to take your hard earned money.