Tips for Choosing a Professional Carpet Cleaning Service

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It’s recommended that you have your carpets professionally steam cleaned at least once per year. High traffic rates, inclement weather, kids and pets can often contribute to dirty carpets. A home vacuum cleaning can only do so much to rid your carpet fibers of the embedded dirt and grime. This may be new or unfamiliar to you, especially if you’re a first time home owner. Here are a few tips to get you started.

For a beginner or someone not well versed in carpet cleaning, it’s recommended you hire a professional carpet cleaning company to steam clean your carpets for you at home. This is more highly recommended than renting a machine, especially on very dirty carpets, because, by hiring professionals, you get a better clean without having to learn how to do it yourself, going through the trial and error of using new equipment. Professional carpet cleaners have access to powerful, commercial-grade equipment that will yield great results.

Research many different companies before settling on one. Be an investigator, call and inquire about different rates and services. Ask friends and family about their experiences and advice. Look through customer reviews on sites like Yelp, Google Places and Angie’s List. If you live in Charlottesville, VA we recommend Tidy Guy as they have really good Google reviews.

Please feel free to let us know which one is the best carpet cleaner in your area and we will make sure to update our list. Thank you!

  • You probably want to save money. This is normal. However, you shouldn’t go with the lowest price option you can find on a carpet cleaning service. Many companies offer a low price simply to get their name out there. These companies tend to upsell their customers on other unnecessary services. When deciding on a professional carpet cleaner, base your choice on quality, reputation and customer recommendations, not price.
  • Be sure to inquire about the services included in the cleaning. The advertised price you’ll find in your research is often just a base price. Extra services, including what you might be looking for specifically, will often cost more. Before hiring a company, be sure that they’re transparent about the extra costs and fees. Be sure to ask very specific questions before you commit.
  • One final thing to consider: when you hire a professional cleaning service, you’re inviting strangers into your home. Be sure the company you hire screens its employees and does thorough background checks. This is another thing to keep an eye out for when reading customer reviews. Any legitimate carpet cleaning company such as will take responsibility for its employees and any mistakes they happen to make on the job.

Ultimately, you want to be smart when hiring a professional carpet cleaning service. Ask the right questions, do your research thoroughly and feel confident about your decision before you go through with it. If the company you hire does a good job and you have a good experience, pay it forward by leaving a positive review online. Likewise, if you have a negative experience with said company, pay it forward for future potential customers by leaving an honest review online.

9 comments
Kyle Winters - April 4, 2017

I do like that you remind people to check what services come packaged with the base cleaning. After all, you never know what some companies might include and some might charge extra. If you want something specific done, such as steaming your carpets, you want to make sure that the company you choose includes it in their pricing.

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Bernard Clyde - April 17, 2017

I agree that you shouldn’t necessarily go with the cheapest option when it comes to hiring carpet cleaning services. It’s important that a thorough enough job is done to remove the allergens and other things in your carpet. I think it’s amazing how a quality, deep cleaning carpet service can make your carpet look like it’s new again.

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Rachel Lannister - May 19, 2017

My brother is really sick and tired of his carpets not being clean, and asked me if I knew of any good cleaning services. In the article it states that you should choose a carpet cleaning service that hires great employees, as you will be allowing these individuals in your home. I’ll have to do some thorough research on these services, so that I can recommend a service that will be respectful of my brother, his home and his family. Thanks for the great tips.

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Ernest London - May 25, 2017

Thanks for the tips for choosing a carpet cleaning company. My wife and I want to have our carpet cleaned before we try to sell our house. I like what you said about making sure the company you choose screens its employees and does background checks. That way, you know only reputable people will be working on your home.

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Leviticus Bennett - June 1, 2017

I like your tip to do lots of research and to read customer reviews. I also think it’s a good idea to read both negative and positive reviews. That way you can check to make sure the reviews aren’t biased or fake.

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Gloria Durst - June 7, 2017

I agree that you need to find out what kind of extra services are not included when choosing a cleaning service. It would make sense to find out what kind of extra things you will be charged for and what is included. My sister needs a cleaning service to get her home ready for an open house, so she’ll have to find one that has plenty of base services for a fair price.

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Esther Lyndon-Jones - June 8, 2017

Unfortunately, many people are deceived by the low prices some carpet cleaning companies offer. In most cases, they end up with low quality service or paying more after the job is done.

Thanks for pointing this out in your article. Hope more people read it.

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Tiffany Locke - June 21, 2017

Thanks for the advice to hire a professional so that they can use commercial-grade equipment in order to get the best results. Using the proper tools, and knowing how to handle them, could be important to make sure everything’s properly cleaned. When hiring a cleaning service, you’d probably want to research what equipment, methods, and products they use so you can ensure that they’ll be able to handle the type of floors you have and the rest of your home.

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Maids In America - June 25, 2017

Not only cleaning the windows. You must be concern about your entire living place. Sometimes its better to hire a professional.

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