How to select a Carpet Cleaner
How do I choose a Carpet Cleaner?
There's not a lot of information available about carpet & upholstery
cleaning, so it can be confusing to know how or who to choose.
We've put together some guidelines to help you - after all, we usually
trust someone we don't know in our homes with our valued possessions.
How experienced are they
Have they completed any training courses & can they provide details
Is the business a member of any trade associations, such as TACCA (The Approved Carpet Cleaners Association) or is the individual a member of BICS (British Institute of Cleaning Science)
What equipment & products are used & how do they work
Do they have public liability insurance if something goes wrong
Will they come & clean again, free of charge if the result is unsatisfactory - not all stains will be fully removable, but an experienced, honest carpet cleaner will be able to tell you what the result is likely to be, particularly for spots & stains BEFORE they start the job
Is cheap is good enough? - You usually get what you pay for. While any clean may appear to improve appearance, a quick 'splash' & 'dash' job could leave the carpet in a poorer state later on.
It doesn't follow that the cheapest carpet cleaner is the best! Before asking a carpet cleaner into your home, check their process along with the products they use & ask them how long the job will take.
Buyer Beware! We're aware of carpet cleaners advertising for as little as £19.99 a room. A bargain? Ask yourself how it's possible for anyone to make a living unless the time & care spent on your carpet is significantly reduced or an intentional 'up sale' takes place once
in your home, called bait & switch (a form of fraud).
What is true is that the best job is not usually the cheapest and the cheapest job is not usually the best.