Why hire a carpet cleaning Edmonton professional service? Carpets are expensive and so you want to keep the one that you have good-looking for as long as possible, to save on replacement costs. In addition, if your carpet has a warranty, you can invalidate it if you don’t take the proper care of it. Generally, many vendors require owners to have their carpets professionally steam cleaned at least once a year.
When to Have Your Carpet Cleaned
The best time to have your carpet cleaned is before it starts to display signs of wear. If deep-down soil is allowed to sink to the base of the carpet fibers, it can cause your carpet to start breaking down. In addition, if the carpet sees a lot of foot traffic from children and pets, you should probably have it cleaned every six to twelve months. However, if there are only adults in the household and not a lot of people walk on it, you can go as long as two years between cleanings. You can also reduce the need for a professional cleaning if you vacuum your carpet frequently – around three times a week or even more frequently to remove dust, dander and other pollutants. For most people, however, this regular maintenance task is too inconvenient and so they would rather turn to a professional cleaner.
You may also need the services of a carpet cleaning Edmonton company if you often walk barefoot on your carpet. There is a common belief that walking barefoot on your carpet is better than if you walk through it using shoes. This is not necessarily so since your feet, like all skin, naturally produces oil which you can transfer to your carpet when you walk on it and which can build up and cause it to degrade over time. On the other hand, while walking across your carpet in shoes is not recommended, at least the dirt it leaves behind can easily be vacuumed, something that you cannot say about oil. Instead, when you step on your carpet, do so in clean socks or clean shoes with rubber soles.
Choosing a Carpet Cleaning Service
When you are choosing which carpet cleaning Edmonton service to use, you should find a company that is certified by IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications) in order to ensure that they adhere to professional standards. In addition, you should be careful of companies that charge ‘by the room’, since most of them charge by total area cleaned. Another sign of a company that may be less than trustworthy is if they solicit your business over the phone, since reputable services rely on advertising. But even advertising should not be taken at face value since it is intended to sell you on the company by emphasizing their good points. Always take time to call any service that you are considering to talk to them about how long they have been in business and what training and certifications their staff and management have received. The company should also send a representative to conduct an in-house inspection and provide you with a written estimate.