A very popular question from many homeowners is how much will it cost to clean my carpets? If it has been several years since you had your carpet cleaned by a professional, then it is likely they are quite dirty and may need some special attention and care. You may or may not know, that in order to keep your carpets fresh and free from grime, dirt, bacteria, and allergies you should have your carpets cleaned by a professional carpet cleaning company at least once a year. You probably wonder whether it is affordable or even a bit on the expensive side? So, let’s take a look into carpet cleaning and the factors that can influence the cost price.
Factors which influence the cost
There are several factors that may have an effect on your carpet cleaning quote. These can include the following:
- How dirty or stained the carpet is
- The size and how much square footage
- The degree of soiling (if the carpets have not been cleaned for several years it will take a lot longer to remove the grime and grit built up over the years)
- The fabric and type of carpet
- The type of treatment you have booked in
- How many rooms
Types of Carpet Cleaning methods
Hot Water Extraction Method
This method is also known as the hot water extraction method. A professional carpet cleaning company such as ourselves at Kerry Cleaning will have a state-of-the-art carpet cleaning machine such as the AirFlex Storm. The hot water extraction method uses high-pressurised hot water to dissolve the dirt and agitate the carpet fibres. The high levels of heat and suction will enhance the results. By mixing eco-friendly detergent with pressurised hot water, your carpets will be deep cleaned and looking fresh in no time with quicker and faster cleaning times.
Dry Carpet Cleaning
This is one of the latest cleaning methods that has increased in popularity and is approved by the leading carpet manufacturers due to its convenience as it doesn’t require drying times and its effective cleaning performance. It involves the use of a specialised machine and natural cleaning detergent shampoo that permit very little moisture cleaning which will result in the carpet is sparkling clean and the removal of all dirt, stains, and allergens.
The bonnet method of carpet cleaning produces a good surface clean rather than a deep clean. The process involves cleaning the surface fibres with the use of a heavy-duty motor machine with a spinning pad that is soaked with a cleaning solution in ways of absorbing dirt from the surface of the carpet. Bonnet cleaning is a popular cleaning method used in hotels as a quick cleaning solution in a public area. The carpet can be cleaned with little moisture and have quick drying times in ways to prevent inconvenience to the hotel guests.
How to find out how much a carpet cleaning company charge
There are many different ways to find out how much a carpet cleaning company will charge. The most common way is to ring several cleaning companies asking for quotes until you find the best and most appropriate deal for you. Remember also that what you pay for is what you get! This can be very effective and helpful in finding you a carpet cleaning provider you can afford.
You could also ask your family or friends for references on who they have previously hired to have their carpets cleaned and how much did it cost. Usually whatever company is ranking top on google is the best way of knowing. Also, remember to check out their reviews on google too!
Why you need your Carpet Cleaned?
While carpets are an ideal flooring option for your home, it is important to have them cleaned on a regular basis, at least once to twice a year. Here are some of the benefits of having your carpets cleaned.
Prolong the carpet life
Having your carpet cleaned regularly will ensure they are cleaned, sanitised, and looking their best all year round. Routine and Maintenance of your carpet will prolong the carpet life. Professional and trained cleaners will use only the best cleaning equipment and cleaning solutions that won’t damage or harm the carpets.
Improve the feel and the appearance
By having your carpets cleaned on a yearly basis, this will help make them look and feel sparkling clean. When dust and dirt build-up in your carpet, it can cause the fibres to become matted which makes the carpet look worn and old. Cleaning the dirt and grim away will ultimately give your carpet a softer feel and look better in appearance.
Carpets are breeding grounds in a home for dust particles, bacteria, and allergens. Contaminants in your carpets can lead to many health problems such as breathing difficulties especially in children and the elderly. Having your carpet professionally cleaned will remove all allergens, dust particles, and dust mites which will dramatically reduce health problems and also make it much easier to breathe.
Improve Air Quality
Dirty carpets can impede the airflow around your home. Carpets that are clogged with dirt and dust can compromise the airflow in the home especially in areas along the walls where the air needs to move the most. The rooms can become stuffy and unpleasant if your carpets are dirty. Having your floors cleaned will improve both air quality and airflow.