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What Should Affordable Carpet Cleaning Involve?

Affordable carpet cleaning doesn’t have to be inferior in quality. In fact, certified professional typically offer their services at a fair price, partly because they have a better grasp of the business side of the industry and value their clientele. And professionals who own firms that are certified through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) are upheld to demanding ethical standards, which includes reasonable pricing for their services. Of course, experienced and certified technicians also know how to do their job much more efficiently, which reduces operation costs further. All of these factors add up to that perfect situation every homeowner looks for – an expert at an unbeatable price.

What does affordable carpet cleaning consist of?

Certified professionals pick and choose their equipment and treatment materials carefully, producing more impressive results in a fraction of the time. Unlike untrained crews, which can waste time, water, and detergent on less effective methods, certified professionals know exactly what a client’s home will need, and have a plan in place to achieve the best results.

It starts with a survey of the home’s flooring and determining what shape it is in. Experienced technicians can gauge how much attention a section of flooring will need with a quick inspection. This allows them to focus on the parts of the home that need the deepest treatment. Many certified firms prefer the hot water extraction method of treatment, which uses the hot water as an agitation method to loosen soil before it is picked up. Typically, crews will apply a pretreatment detergent to the flooring before passing the hot water extraction tool over the carpeting. If needed, the tool is passed over several times to ensure complete efficacy.

The water is combined with a solution to bring the fibers back to a neutral pH and to preserve its integrity. By bombarding the soil with these solutions, it will be much easier to suspend and remove  it. This may sound like a highly involved process, but a homeowner doesn’t have to settle for less with affordable carpet cleaning.

During treatment, excess water is removed with the soil to help eliminate the risk of resoiling or pests taking root in the fibers. This is a major problem with untrained professionals, and why that cut-rate service may end up costing more than quoted. It can be difficult for an untrained person to gauge how much water to use during treatment, and if too much is left behind, it may become a breeding ground for molds, bacteria, and other pests. Affordable carpet cleaning through a certified professional is therefore not only a smart way to save money, but the right choice for a homeowner that wants to preserve their family’s health.

Technicians that undergo the IICRC certification process have demonstrated a commitment to the industry, and a commitment to fairly priced services. They should be the first choice for any homeowner that wants the most for their money.




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