Your carpet is in need of a good cleaning, and you have three options to deal with it: you can buy a carpet cleaning machine, you can rent one of the carpet cleaners from the local grocery store or you can hire a professional carpet cleaning service to do the work for you. Consider this:
If you buy a machine:
- Fairly expensive machines to purchase
- Must be put together
- Needs solution and accessories to work correctly
- Needs stored between uses.
If you are renting a machine from the grocery store:
- Fairly unwieldy to move around
- Can be inconvenient to use
- Must be picked up and taken back to the store
- Sometimes have to wait for the unit to be back
- If it is not returned on time, can be charged for an additional day
- Must buy solutions and stain treatments in addition to the rental fee.
With both the purchased and rental machine there are additional, general things to keep in mind:
- If you have delicate or expensive carpeting the solutions or methods used by the home machines may cause tearing, staining or color bleed.
- Using these machines for yourself may void some warranties.
Hiring a professional carpet cleaner can keep your carpet looking fresh and clean in a safe manner. Before you decide to replace your carpet consider having a professional carpet cleaning. These are the things to look for when hiring a carpet cleaning service:
- Reputable, well known service- preferably one that has been referred to you by trusted professionals.
- Bonded, insured and licensed professional service.
- Experience and expertise.
Once you find a list of carpet cleaning services in Amarillo, Texas, you should consider asking your narrowed list a few specific questions related to your job- after all, you are trying to prevent the need to replace your carpet. These questions include:
- Is there a discount for additional rooms?
- What type of solutions and techniques do you use?
- What is your expertise in my particular type of carpet?
- I have a stain (tear, unraveling, etc.) in my carpet; what do you recommend?
Once you find the right carpet cleaning service, make sure that you allow them the room and access that they will need to work. Do not get in the way while the service is working. And make sure that you follow the directions and do not go into the room until the service says that you are allowed to.