Muddy paw prints, suspect smells and unidentifiable stains that simply refuse to budge. If this sounds like your carpets at home, it’s probably time to have them properly cleaned. Carpeting your home is no small investment, costing on average between $3000 and $6000, so you’ll want to make sure your carpet cleaner knows what they’re doing.
According to the Australian standard for carpet cleaning (yes, there is one), it’s recommended that you get your carpets cleaned once a year. When you decide that time has come, it’s well worth keeping a few things in mind:
- The Carpet Cleaner industry is unregulated, and only a small percentage of Carpet Cleaners receive formal training.
- Some Carpet Cleaner Companies have hidden extras which are not disclosed over the phone. E.g Stain Removal, Deodorizing.
- Reputation in the Carpet Cleaner industry is very important. Always do some research when deciding on who to spend your money on.
- If a price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Avoid the temptation to choose a carpet cleaner solely on price.