Family pet odour as well as stain removal are one of the most frustrating factors of being the owner of carpeted floors.
You just can't simply wipe up cat or dog urine from a carpet the way way you could on a wooden floor and you cannot remove these types of odours easily.
What to expect from your carpet cleaner.
The carpet cleaning industry is one of the few industries that are not regulated, and also has a very low barrier to entry in that anyone can call themselves a "professional carpet cleaner" without any basis for that claim. Yet these are people that come into your home and use cleaning chemicals which can be dangerous if you do not have the knowledge of how to use them properly, and more importantly do not have the right equipment ( not a hired shampooer) to remove the dirt and chemicals properly.
Everyone has heard the nightmare stories about crimes committed, about overuse and improper use of chemicals, and exposes on bait-and-switch companies who use low coupon offers to get their foot in the door and hard sell unsuspecting consumers into a bill they are compelled to pay. When you open the phone book you really can't tell who the great carpet cleaners are, or the ones you would never ever want to use. The "great" carpet cleaners work hard to distinguish themselves apart from the fly-by-night companies who use unsafe cleaning practices, hard sell techniques and sometimes have very unsavoury employees.
The Carpet Cleaner Man technicians carry a copy of their trade qualifications
We at The Carpet Cleaner Man carry a copy of our trade qualifications, id and also a copy of the company insurance. These documents are available for any customers to check prior to even letting us into your home to clean your carpets or couches. The Carpet Cleaner Man is also a member of the well respected Federation of small business who provide great experience, knowledge and support.
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Here are a few helpful tips on preparing for your carpet cleaning technician.
Have a parking spot ready for them ‐ The first thing the carpet cleaning company you hired will need upon arrival is a cleared out parking space to unload and set up their cleaning equipment. Saving them the time and trouble of moving your vehicle out of the way will show them you are prepared.
Make accommodations for Children & Pets‐ Having children and pets stay in another room, outside, or with a sitter that day is a great idea. A barking dog or a crying child present upon arrival could distract you and your carpet cleaner and make the initial meeting more complicated.
Pre-Vacuum‐ Having your carpet pre-vacuumed is always a great idea. Most professional carpet cleaning equipment is made for cleaning the carpet fibre so large debris in the carpet can clog their equipment. If the carpet company you hire vacuums prior to cleaning then you have already saved them an extra step.
Clear out small items from the rooms‐ Removing small items from the room such as electronics, plants, lamps and knick-knacks will give your carpet cleaner more room to work allowing him to focus on the carpet cleaning process itself. I assure you, if you have the capability of clearing out your rooms as much as possible, moving small items onto tiled flooring or even placing items on top of beds for the day, your carpet cleaner will be breathing a big sigh of relief! Who knows how many times he has visited a home only to find everything still messy and items all over the place when he arrived.
Moving Large Items‐ Most companies follow an industry safety standard which does not allow their technicians to move large or breakable items such as Pianos, China Cabinets, Beds, etc... So if there is a need to have items like these moved it would be best to have them moved prior to their arrival.
Do an initial walk thru with your technician‐ Upon arrival, take a little time with the technician and go through each room pointing out areas of concern. It helps if you inform him of any unusual stains you are aware of and what had caused each stain. Also if there are any pieces of furniture you would like for him to move this is a great time to let him know. By doing this it helps your carpet cleaner know your expectations and also gives you the opportunity to get to know him a little as well.
While part of the joy of hiring a professional carpet cleaning company includes having someone else do the dirty work for you, taking these pro-active steps can help make sure you get the cleanest carpet possible and the biggest bang for your buck.