It is recommended that you get your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year. However, depending on foot traffic you may need to do this more frequently.

Before you hire a carpet cleaner, it is important you understand what work will be done for you and exactly how much you’ll pay for it. Some carpet cleaning companies will quote a smaller fee only for you to get an expensive invoice after the cleaning has been done. Protect yourself by asking the following five questions before you hire a carpet cleaner:

Do You Offer a Free Estimate?

It is important that you understand the cost that you’ll incur having your carpet cleaned even before the cleaning is actually done. Usually, carpet cleaning costs anything from $25 to $75 per room depending on the size of the room. Cleaning an entire house will cost you anything from $550 and upwards. Always ask upfront for a free estimate so you know what you’re getting yourself into.

What Cleaning Methods Do You Use?

Be careful hiring steam cleaners in San Antonio. This method of cleaning carpet is common but it can cause problems because of the amount of water and soap in the process. Too much soap and water leads to saturated carpet fibers, soiling and sometimes mold growth.

Are You Bonded or Insured?

It is important that you choose a carpet cleaner that is bonded and insured, as anything could go wrong during the cleaning. The chemicals and even the technique of cleaning might lead to tears and ruining of the carpet. Always insist on seeing the proof of insurance.

Do You Offer a Guarantee?

In the carpet cleaning industry, guarantees are common. These however come with many conditions that you need to be aware of upfront. Ask about the guarantees your carpet cleaner offers. While most cleaners will offer guarantees for missed spots, many are hesitant about fresh spills, unless they occur within a stipulated period of time.

Do You Offer a Referral Program?

A referral bonus program is a great way to get a discount on your next carpet cleaning if you refer your friends and family to the carpet cleaner. While this should not be a deal breaker when choosing a carpet cleaner, it sure helps to know that you’ll get pay less next time if you get your friends and family to use the cleaner.

Some other questions you might want to ask include how long will the appointment be and how long the carpet will take to dry. Several factors determine how long the carpet takes to dry including the type of fiber and the humidity. Carpets will usually take 24 hours before they’re completely dry but you’ll need to confirm with the cleaner.

On top of the type of method used for cleaning, ensure that you check what kind of equipment is being used for this cleaning. High quality equipment coupled with experience will give high quality results!

Any more questions? Please call Chem-Dry of Bexar County at (210) 680-4891. We provide a healthy alternative to steam cleaning and superior results.