Every penny counts these days, and the expense of buying your carpet cleaning equipment may be too much.
Since there is a huge variety of carpet cleaning solutions for you to utilize, there are a few things for you to keep in mind from the get-go.
* If your carpets are heavily stained then you should look at renting equipment that can deal with heavy stains. Factors such as how heated the system are, now it extracts the dirt, how large the reservoir tank is, and the motor's RPMs should be taken into consideration.
* You should also pay attention to the weight of the equipment when looking at carpet cleaner rentals as well as this would determine how you would transport it; whether the machine comes with adjustable handles that enable people of varied heights to use the equipment with ease; and how well the equipment can extract the dirt from your carpet should be the biggest factor; and also other tools that the carpet cleaner rental company provides along with the carpet cleaner which can be a huge help if you intend to clean more than just your carpet.
* If you feel apprehensive about undertaking the task on your own, or if renting equipment itself just doesn't appeal to you, you could always hire professionals to come and clean your carpet for you. This is also a good option if your carpet is heavily soiled and it seems like too big of a task for you to take on by yourself. However, this option would cost you considerably more than what you would have to spend in doing it yourself.
Remember that carpet cleaner rentals are not hard to find, so chances are you might be able to find some right in your neighborhood. Also, bear in mind that while this would require you to invest some time and effort into the process, you will be saving a good deal of money by doing it yourself as well.
It is a hard task to find a professional carpet cleaning company that does not outsource work. When hiring a carpet cleaner, it is imperative that the person hired is the person doing the manual labor involved in cleaning the homes carpet. Make sure to ask the right questions on the phone before you invite a cleaning service into your home for an interview and quote. This will save time eliminating companies that outsource right away.
To keep the carpet clean and maintained it is important that they are cared for on a regular basis. This means a professional carpet cleaner should be employed at least once every twelve month period to keep stains from setting in, micro organisms to root deep into carpets and to protect the health of the individuals in the home. Experienced, trusted carpet cleaner companies might require extra work to find but will be well worth the extra worth when the job is finished, and carpets are left in mint condition.
Over-wetting is an issue many homeowners face when trying to clean their carpets on their own. Over-wetting can lead to a delimitation of the rug. This is when the carpet backing separates from the actual carpet fibers. This is not fixable without replacing the carpet affected. Another issue that can arise when a carpet is saturated is that the carpet backing can shrink causing separation of the materials within the carpet. Carpet color can be dissolved leaving carpet looking faded and worn if left wet not to mention the growth of mold and mildew that happens with carpet that is not thoroughly dried. During spot cleaning, this can be avoided by using a fan to circulate the air within the area of the removed stain. This will help dry the area alleviating issues involved with over-wetting carpet. A professional carpet cleaner should be using equipment that leaves the carpet dry to the touch along with instructions on air circulation to complete the drying of carpets.
Along with too much water, many new carpet cleaners will use an abundance of shampoo. Often the overuse of water is because the carpet is not able to rinse the shampoo out thoroughly. Leaving shampoo residue on the carpet will create a film that will be seen and felt. A professional carpet cleaner will use the correct combination of shampoo and water along with the right equipment for the job leaving your carpet looking and feeling new.
Staining from placing furniture on the wet carpet is common when dealing with new carpet cleaners. A true professional carpet cleaner will make sure that your carpet is not ruined from stains left from wood or metal furniture by placing a protective barrier underneath the legs and covering the bottom and sides of all furniture. They will leave this in place for days following the cleaning until the carpet is thoroughly dried and return to remove them. At this point in time, they will also look to make sure tough stains were removed and treat any area that did not turn out as the homeowner is anticipated.