The most important aspect of cleaning a carpet properly, is the amount of time spent on the job.. It takes time to do the job right. Carpet cleaning companies that are cheaply priced can not afford to spend the time that is required to properly clean your carpet. I want to go through some critical things that a quality carpet cleaning company will provide as standard service. Just remember, you get what you pay for. If a price sounds to go to be true, it most defiantly is in this industry unfortunately.
Vacuuming before the cleaning process is a must, and should absolutely never be skipped. What do you get when you mix dirt with water? That’s right, mud.. That is why it is crucial to remove dry soil with an industrial vacuum cleaner before any water is applied to the carpet.
For optimal results a pre-spray must be applied to the carpet before the extraction process. A pre-spray is applied and then left to dwell for 5 – 10 minutes before the next cleaning stage. Cheaper companies will skip this critical step, and may just add a cleaning product to their extraction solution. Extracting with cleaning solution does not allow enough contact time on the carpet to clean it sufficiently.
Pre-agitation is extremely important, as it scrubs the carpet fibers, and breaks down soils and stains. This step will defiantly be skipped by cheaper companies. They will go straight to rinsing your carpet. What would happen if you were to just rinse your dirty dishes under the tap? That’s right, they would still be dirty. Agitation is required to clean things properly.
The cleaning efficiency of water rises a 100% with every 10 degrees Celsius in heat. As in, water that is 60 degrees Celsius cleans 100% more efficiently than water that is 50 degrees Celsius and so on. You may be interested to know that 70% of carpet cleaning companies on the Gold Coast will clean your carpet with stone cold water.
Specialised Stain Removal
To remove the majority of tough stains, a carpet cleaner needs the appropriate stain removers and spotters to do the job properly. Cheaper carpet cleaners will more than likely use just the one cleaning solution for the entire job. They will leave many stains behind, as they do not have the time to treat them with the prices that they quote. Stain removal requires time, patience and skill.
Dry Vacuum Passes
Dry vacuum passes take a bit longer but are important, as they extract excess water, which means your carpet will be dry in a few hours rather than days. If a carpet is left wet for days, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria to grow. These bacteria smell horrible! It can take up to a week for this offensive odour to subside. You don’t want your carpet to be wet for days on end do you? It is defiantly worth getting a carpet cleaner in who knows his stuff, and takes the time to do the job right.
Insurance & Guarantees
Insurances and guarantees give you peace of mind. A 14 day guarantee means that if you are unsatisfied with the job, then it will either be rectified or your money will be refunded. Uninsured carper cleaners put both you and your property at risk. It is a good idea to ask to see the insurance papers upon arrival.