Simply put, No. As with most other things in life, it pays to hire an experienced professional who is equipped with the proper tools to get the job done right. Don’t just take our word for it though. In July 1997, Consumer Reports published an article entitled “How to Really Clean a Carpet”. Speaking specifically about the rental machines the article stated, “Our tests show...that the machines don’t perform very well.” If clean carpets are your goal, you’ll receive more value for your money if … [Read more...]
What Kind of Vacuum Cleaner Should I Buy?
One that will get used! While the price range for new vacuums varies greatly, you should be able to find an excellent machine for around $350-$450. Many new vacuums have High Efficiency Particle Arrest (HEPA) filters incorporated into their filtration systems and offer a simple means to combat indoor air quality problems. The most important thing to remember when searching for a vacuum cleaner is to find one that is durable enough to be used on a regularly basis once it is inside your home. … [Read more...]
What Does Indoor Air Quality Have To Do with Clean Carpets?
Recent studies by agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Lung Association (ALA) have shown that “air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air of even the largest and most industrial cities.” Because Americans spend an estimated 90% of their time indoors, it is now recognized that the quality of indoor air is a likely source for many health problems such as allergies, respiratory ailments and even cardiovascular … [Read more...]
What Method of Cleaning is the Best?
While we at Country Road Carpet Cleaning believe steam extraction using a truck-mounted unit provides the most thorough method of carpet cleaning, we do employ other methods when the situation calls for it. We firmly believe, however, that the skill of the technician performing the work is most important in determining the quality of the cleaning service. Proper equipment in the hands of qualified technicians results in quality service and clean carpets. … [Read more...]
Why Do Some Carpet Cleaning Companies Cost More Than Others?
A general rule is this – you get what you pay for. Many cleaners within the industry advertise a “cheap” price in order to get into your home, where they do a less than satisfactory job and often add on extra costs in an attempt to increase their profits. Other businesses, such as Country Road, cost more but are upfront about their prices. They charge more because of the high performance equipment and the top quality cleaning products they use, combined with the time they put into actually … [Read more...]
How Do I Know Which Carpet Cleaner to Choose to Clean My Carpets?
When searching for a carpet cleaner it is important to find a company that can provide you with the best service possible. They should use quality, well-maintained equipment, have technicians who are competently trained and certified by an industry organization like the the CleanTrust, and offer a guarantee for their work. They should be willing to do an in-home estimate at no charge and should be able to offer references at your request. Cost should not be the determining factor in selecting a … [Read more...]
How Often Should I Have My Carpets Cleaned?
Many factors figure into this decision. Among those are obvious things such as the amount of foot traffic, the frequency of vacuuming, the number of kids in the home, and the number and types of indoor pets. Other, less noticeable, factors include internal and external pollution levels, the age of the carpet and, possibly, existing manufacturer warranties. Most manufacturers require that in order to maintain the warranty the carpet should be professionally cleaned every 18 to 24 months. As a … [Read more...]