Carlsbad Carpet Cleaning Archives:You don't have to spend as much money on carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning as you think and as much as the carpet cleaning company wants you to. For instance, you don't have to have all the furniture moved, in fact the less the better. If a piece stays in the same place year after year it can't be dirty under there, so why move it? Probably because it takes longer and the carpet cleaner wants you to so he can charge more.
Also it isn't a good idea to get carpet wet underneath heavy
furniture. Even if it's put on foam blocks, usually about one inch
thick, how much air is getting under there? Not much. Causing
the carpet to take much longer to dry. Not a good situation. So at most just clean the traffic areas and places where things
spill & spot. The rest only needs to be vacuumed and why pay
the carpet cleaner to do that. There are much less expensive alternatives.
Next: don't clean all the rooms, some just don't need it. As the wise philosopher once said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Save your money and your carpet. Also, just spot clean rooms that only have a spot or two. Again why get it wet if it doesn't need it. If a carpet cleaner isn't willing to work with you in doing these things, call someone else.
Next: Have a spot or two on your carpet or upholstery, but don't want to pay a carpet cleaning company to come out? Invest in a good small carpet cleaner like a Bissell, etc. If used properly you can do a nice job with many common spots. Here's how. First with a good quality carpet cleaning or upholstery cleaning spotter, spray on to the spot. Then blot, blot, blot. When that's done, with very hot water, clean & rinse out the spotter, according to the instructions of your machine. Never use the carpet cleaning solution in the machine as this will leave a residue behind that will attract dirt. By spraying the solution on first with a sprayer then rinsing you avoid that as much as possible. As always please call anytime with questions about carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, pet odor treatiment, and anything else relating to these.
Next: Practical Help for Allergy Sufferers. Many people are allergic to dust and dust mites. Short of taking prescription & over the counter medications there are things you can do to help yourself. Dust is a never ending occurrence. Everyday it makes it's way into all areas of our homes, cars and everywhere we are, often causing allergies. This makes regular dusting and vacuuming vital for our well being . Some places to vacuum and dust that perhaps you don't think of or do often enough are:
Upholstery, all cushions, all sides and the body.
Mattresses and Pillows, very few do this but it can be helpful. Try to do it every time you change the sheets.
Window Coverings and Sills, including shades, blinds and draperies.
Carpet, obviously, but don't neglect sweeping or vacuuming under the bed, especially where the headboard rests against the wall. Usually overlooked and usually a mess. Same is true for behind and under night stands and dressers. Often overlooked and can be a haven for dust.
Carpet, obviously, but don't neglect sweeping or vacuuming under the bed, especially where the headboard rests against the wall. Usually overlooked and usually a haven for dust and dust bunnies. Same is true for behind and under night stands and dressers. Often overlooked and can also be a haven for dust. More to come on this topic.
Next: Tile Stone & Grut Cleaning: Do not clean your tile with a mop, bucket and sopapy water. Use a Bissell or Shark Seam Mop and clean with steam. It leaves no soapy residue to build up and has many advantages. Read More about tile & stone cleaning and maintenance Here.
This tip has to do with advertising. When we see ads to sell us things like carpet & upholstery cleaning, or anything else do we ever think about who's paying for those ads? Of course, we as customers are. When we hire the company with the biggest, splashiest ads not only are we paying a higher cost but, there's no guarranty that the bigger ad and hgher cost will lead to a better carpet cleaning job or whatever. All we really know for sure is that we will be paying more. The point is, don't always call the first and biggest ad, try a few smaller ones. People who don't spend alot on advertising have less overhead, can afford to charge less and are often owner operated which means the owner will be doing the work, and in every case I'd rahter have the guy who owns the business than the hourly wage worker in my home any day of the week.
This tip has to do with location: We live in the Carlsbad, Encinitas area and therefore love to do our carpet & upholstery cleaning in, you guessed it Carlsbad & Encinitas and the surrounding areas. It's not that we dont like working in Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido and all San Diego. We very much appreciate working anywhere and that's always reflected in our quality and caring, but it costs us less to work closer to home.
Our prices are clearly listed in our pricing page & I think you'll find them very reasonable for anyone anywhere, but when calling around for a service man to come to your home like a carpet cleaner start by calling the ones closer to home. Don't not call others though because you may get a quality company from anywhere but always start closest to home More Archives