Cantor’s Corner: Quality Carpet Cleaning
by Gregg Cantor
Resident Expert, The Home Pro Show
President, Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel
Quality Carpet Cleaning
You might think anyone can clean a carpet, but it takes training, skill, proper equipment and the right cleaning products to do a quality, thorough job.
There are many steps involved with quality carpet cleaning, and the company you hire should be able to talk you through each step as it pertains to your specific needs.
Carpet Cleaning Steps
- Thorough vacuuming. An average home takes an hour.
- Pre-spotting stains.
- Use of eco-friendly carpet cleaning and disinfecting products.
- Extraction to remove cleaners and residue.
- Dry out.
Hiring a low budget, inexperience carpet cleaner is a bad value and can prove to be very costly in the end.
Results of Poor Carpet Cleaning
- Damage to your carpet.
- Voiding of the manufactures warranty.
- Dirty, crunchy carpets.
- Mold due to improper drying.
- Stains may re-appear in a short amount of time.
Also be cognizant of how you are quoted a price for your carpet cleaning. Many low-end cleaners will quote per-room prices, while the experts agree that pricing by the square foot is more accurate, and allows the customer and cleaner to be on the same page.
You definitely get what you pay for when it comes to carpet cleaning. I have known Dave & Michele Nichols from Above & Beyond Carpet Care for 20 years. They are the exclusive carpet cleaner for The Approved Home Pro Show.