Carpet and floor cleaning is a complicated decision. There are plenty of fly by night companies out there with cut-rate pricing. But you may be getting more (or less) than you bargained for. With a low-quality cleaning, stains can come back within 24-48 hours.
Don’t get caught with a low-cost, low-quality carpet cleaner. Stanley Steemer is one of the nation’s largest and most lasting carpet and floor cleaning companies for a reason.
Carpet cleaning is one of the top twenty most complained about home services. That’s because too many homeowners are trying to save a few bucks by going with a low-cost cleaning service. But you get what you pay for.
Here at TrustDALE, we consider price as one point of our 7-point investigative process. But we don’t just look for the lowest price. We look for the best price. That means you get a quality product or service at a competitive rate. To learn more about that, check out this video.
When you hire a cut-rate carpet cleaning company, you could be putting yourself and your home at risk.
One of the first things to ask any carpet cleaning company is whether they do background checks on their employees. If the answer is no, you may be letting a bad guy into your home. You also want to ask if the company uses its own employees or hires subcontractors. Some companies use subcontractors to avoid having to pay insurance. But they have even less control over quality with a subcontractor. So if you’re going to let someone into your home, be sure you can trust the company and the individual cleaner.
One scam that TrustDALE has seen more than a few times comes in the form of an independent operator running a carpet cleaning business. A carpet cleaner claims to be an independent operator and offers a great price for a carpet cleaning. But what they’re actually doing in your home is checking your house for items they might want to steal later. Then they return to your home while you’re away to take the items they’ve seen.
The rule is: If an offer looks too good to be true, it probably is!
Another thing to look for in any carpet cleaner is how thorough they are. Stanley Steemer believes in cleaning your carpet wall-to-wall. That means moving furniture. If a carpet cleaner is just cleaning around your furniture, that’s a red flag that they may not be dedicated to doing a good job.
Your carpet absorbs everything that comes into your home. All the dust and pollen in the air gets trapped in the fibers and even the backing of your carpet. A proper cleaning needs to extract all of that dirt and grime. If a carpet cleaner isn’t cleaning under your furniture, those contaminants remain in your home.
Because of their dedication to complete cleaning, Stanley Steemer is the first ever carpet and floor cleaner to be endorsed by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).
In independent testing by the AAFA, Stanley Steamer removed 94% of all allergens and pollutants from carpets and 96% of allergens and pollutants from floors!
Don’t Be Fooled
When you hire a cut-rate carpet cleaner, your carpet may look clean when they leave. But within 24 to 48 hours, all those stains come back. That’s because they only cleaned the fibers of your carpet. But many stains go deeper than that, into the backing of your carpet. If the cleaner didn’t get out those deep stains, the fibers will wick up the stains. That means they will simply soak up the stains from the backing and the carpet will look just as stained as it did before the cleaning. But by then it’s too late! The cleaners have taken your money and you will probably never see them again.
Stanley Steemer is dedicated to doing a real clean, getting stains out of your carpet all the way down to the backing. But if any stains do come back, Stanley Steemer has a 30-day workmanship guarantee. They will come out any time in the next 30 days if there are any problems with your cleaning and they will make it right.
How Often to Clean
How often you have to clean your floor depends a lot on your lifestyle. A home with children, pets, or just lots of people will need to be cleaned more often than a home with just one or two adults. As a general rule, carpets should be cleaned about every 6 to 8 months.
Some carpet cleaners claim to have a special cleaning solution that will extract more dirt from your carpet. While there are lots of promises out there, there are no magical solutions. Getting a full cleaning takes hard work and elbow grease. Stanely Steemer does the hard work.
While there is no magic cleaning solution, there are some solutions you don’t want. Some cleaners you astringent cleaners that are highly alkaline bases that leave a harmful residue. That’s bad news for children, pets, or anyone who may be walking barefoot over your floors. Stanley Steemer doesn’t leave any residue. And the solution they use is so safe they could wash their hands and face in it!
Why Go With Stanley Steemer
Sometimes it pays to go with a large, well-established company like Stanley Steemer. Their longevity is a testament to their quality and service. Plus, with a large fleet, Stanley Steemer can usually offer same-day service. When you call, you should get a technician out to your home within a 4-hour window.
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