A dull and dirty carpet can bring the look of the whole home down. It can make everything seem drab. The sofa looks sad and the curtains are crying out to be kept away from that filthy floor. It’s clear that something needs to be done.
So, what are your options? Well, you can ignore it, but we all know how fruitless that is once you’ve noticed that something is amiss. You can try and clean it yourself, but this will take both time and effort. Or, you can bring in the pros and get your carpet back to its former glory in no time at all.
Here are three reasons why the latter option is always the way to go:
1) The right tools for the job
In order to do a thorough job you are going to need a certain amount of equipment to get the finish that you want. Sure, you can always go and buy a carpet cleaner and some chemicals that you have no idea how to handle, but there are some problems here.
Firstly there’s the cost. Buying a machine for a once in a blue moon job like cleaning your carpets is probably not the wisest of moves, and hiring one runs the risk of getting a machine so old and battered that it is no longer up to the task. If you do end up buying one, there’s the storage to consider; where on earth are you going to store this new beast that you have brought into your home when the cupboards are already fit to burst?
Another thing to bear in mind is the quality of the machine. Although TV adverts show people cleaning carpets (usually ones that are already pretty darn clean) with ease, these carpet cleaners are generally of a far lower quality than those of the professionals. This means that the clean that you can perform yourself will always be less impressive than that of a professional company, regardless of how long you take over the job.
Trusting the experts is important is your business depends on the job being done quickly as well as efficiently. End of tenancy cleaning services offer landlords and property managers the chance to rapidly turn-around properties between tenants with the minimum of drying time. This helps minimise lost rental revenue, prolongs the life of the carpets and makes a good impression for the new occupiers.
Doing the job yourself runs a certain amount of risk. What happens if you use the wrong chemical for your type of carpet? How about if you end up making the carpet so wet it will never dry out? Say the carpet shrinks or ends up with streaks across its surface, who’s responsible for putting it right? The short answer is – you are!
All reputable carpet cleaning companies will have insurance in place should the nightmare scenario arise. As they are professionals who do this job day in, day out, this is unlikely, but you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that you are covered if it does.
Cleaning a carpet is not an easy or a quick job, especially if you are not experienced. You will need to plan out a time when you are not doing anything else and give up a day to complete the task. You’ll also need to shift all the furniture yourself and prep everything ready for cleaning.
By using a professional cleaning company you can plan around, instead of for, your carpet cleaning. Need someone to come at the weekend? No problem. Maybe an early weekday morning would be better as there’s no one around during the day? Again, this is something that a good cleaning firm will be happy to accommodate.
Having a cleaning firm come in and take care of your carpets will give you the freedom to continue your life and get on with the things you want to do. Leave the cleaning to someone else; give the professionals a call.