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How to choose the right carpet cleaning service

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You know that you need to get the carpets in your home or business cleaned, but there are so many companies out there that offer to clean carpets you might not know where to start. Picking the right company can be just as important as actually getting the carpets themselves cleaned. Here’s what you should consider when picking the right carpet cleaning service for you.


Services Offered

Depending on the experience and size of the company, there may be some options out there that include more or less services than others. This might work out for you, though, because maybe you’re only looking for a very specific service and you don’t need all the extras. If you know what you’re looking for, you can narrow down the pool of companies that offer those services.


What’s Included

When it comes to carpet cleaning, you’ll likely find a variety of prices for what might seem like the same service. Some companies will simply charge you a per hour rate and work as long as you’d like to, billing you for a total number of hours. Other companies might want to come and look at the space you need cleaned, and then they’ll give you a flat rate for the whole job. You’ll also want to ask if the price they give you is everything or if there are any other extras tacked on – like price of cleaning solutions and so on.


Hours Available

While most carpet cleaning companies are flexible, you’ll want to find one that works with your schedule. For example, if it’s for your place of business you want to find a company that works after hours so you don’t have to interfere with your day-to-day business. If you are looking for a home service, then you might want a company who can definitely come on the weekends. No matter your schedule, this will be an important question to ask to make sure you’re in agreement with what you’re looking for and what the company can provide.


Number of Employees

This kind of two sided: while having a lot of employees can mean the company itself is very successful and has been able to expand, this essentially means the person who is cleaning your home or your business may not be the person who you spoke to or met initially to set up the service. So you will be letting a stranger into your home or office, potentially when you aren’t there (if scheduling works out that way). It’s very important to make sure you trust and are comfortable with the people you’re hiring.


The Price

It’s always recommended to get a couple different quotes, so that way you can get a feel for what’s being offered out there. Of course there’s going to be a highest and lowest price, but there’s pros and cons to both. It’s recommended to not pick the lowest price one because they not have the experience to perform the job you’re looking for or they might not be able to meet your expectations. Typically the middle of the road quote will be a good place to start, especially if you feel comfortable with the company.

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