What to Expect from a Carpet Clean
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Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control for Rental Properties
When vacating a rental property, the responsibilities of the tenant are to have the carpets professionally steam cleaned and may also have to have a pest control treatment done for cockroaches and/or fleas. Some property managers are now requesting that all the tiled areas are to be professionally steam cleaned also. So it’s important to hire the services of a carpet cleaning company that also does tile and grout cleaning. This way you can save money by having a combo deal.
More and more tenants are finding it harder to hire a quality carpet cleaning company. Don’t forget that if the carpets aren’t up to standard, the real estate agent letting the property will reject the job and ask for it to be done again, and this will be at the expense of the tenant.
Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaner and Know What to Expect
When hiring a carpet cleaner, it is important that you understand exactly what you are getting for your money. Too many companies are charging extra for stain treatments and shampoos; this should be part of a standard clean. All carpet cleaners should do a pre spray of the whole carpet before cleaning starts, and with this pre spray solution general marks from everyday living should come out. All carpets are going to be different, so this has to be taken into consideration. bBut this basic treatment should not cost anymore money.
Pre-Spray and Stain Removal
If a company does do a full pre spray of the carpet first, and a mark doesn’t come out after the cleaning, then this would be classed as a permanent mark or stain, which may require an additional treatment. A professional carpet cleaner with good experience would be able to tell what should and shouldn’t come out of the carpets before they even start.
If you have hired a carpet cleaner and they say that the price quoted was for just a steam clean, then tell them to leave and don’t pay a penny. This scheme is called switch and bait. This is when a very good advertised price is quoted and then when the cleaner arrives they add on extras, such as the shampoo, or stain removal, deodorising and sanitising.
Quote and Prices
It’s fair that a carpet cleaner charge more money if the room sizes are bigger than normal. This can’t be seen until they arrive, but an average room size should be around about 4×4 metres. All customers should ask this when booking the job; this way you will have a better understanding of what you are getting.
To find out your average rooms size, just put one heal to the shirting board and take a full stride. This is about 1 metre, so you can work out roughly what your room size is before you call a company. Don’t forget the more you know and understand the better the job will be.
Inclusion of Sanitizers and Deordorizers
With a professional cleaning company, all of the things like sanitisers, deodorisers and shampoos are all built into the price. With the advancement of the internet, it has never been easier for a customer to have the information they need right at their fingertips. Doing research is a very good way of finding a quality carpet cleaner, and Google would have to be one of the best ways to find information about any company.
To save yourself from disappointment of a bad job when booking a carpet cleaner that is advertising a cheap deal somewhere, ask them whether the shampoos, stain treatment, deodorizer all included. This way you know what you are getting before they arrive. But there is another thing, ask what sort of machine they are going to be using on your valuable carpets.
Three Popular Methods of Carpet Cleaning
There are 3 different ways to clean carpets, the most popular of which is steam cleaning. Most carpet cleaners promote that they do a steam clean, but most actually don’t. They are using warm water, and in many cases, just cold water from the tap. These units are called portable machines, and they can do a very good job. But they are not a steam cleaning machine. The only true steam cleaner is a truck mounted carpet cleaning machine, this is driven by its own petrol engine and is mounted in the back of a van. The third way to clean carpets is with a dry clean. This method has had its fair share of bother over the years, but if done by a professional that understands how to do this process properly it can be very good.
So remember that there is more to carpet cleaning than meets the eye. Don’t be fooled by cheap carpet cleaning Brisbane deals. Always remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.