Keeping a clean carpet is essential; it is good for your health, it improves general home hygiene, and it lifts the atmosphere in any room, which is particularly useful when you’re having guests over. Whether you’ve been meaning to do it for weeks and have never found the time, or you lead a busy lifestyle and simply know you can’t spare a few hours, it is important that you have a good plan of action when it comes to getting your carpets cleaned. Professional carpet cleaning is quick, easy and affordable.
So what do you need to remember when preparing for your next clean?
1. How Often Should My Carpets be Cleaned?
While it is important to clean up spills straight away and regularly hoover your carpet – once a week should do it, though some people hoover every day – it is recommended that your carpet is professionally cleaned by a qualified technician every 12-18 months. Otherwise, you will allow the build-up of soil and dirt, greatly reducing the life span of your carpet.
2. The National Carpet Cleaners Association
If you are unsure where to search in your bid to find advice on carpet cleaning, you can always start with the National Carpet Cleaners Association. They provide a plethora of hints and tips and helpful advice on what you can do to prepare for a clean.
3. Carpet Cleaning Companies Registered with NCCA
Many professional cleaning companies are officially registered with the National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA), making it easier for the NCCA to recommend their services to you. While it is not mandatory for carpet cleaning companies to be on the register, it works very much as a seal of approval in that professional registered companies work to the best possible standards in order to thoroughly clean your carpets. Apple Clean is an NCCA registered company, giving weight to our quality promise of first class carpet cleaning services every time.
If you happen to have an issue with an NCCA registered company, they can provide an independent arbitration service up to solicitor level. However, they will recommend that you contact the member in question and voice your complaint to them formally. Many member companies will be eager to resolve any complaints before the NCCA needs to get involved.
4. Moving Furniture in Preparation for the Clean
Apple Clean is one of the carpet cleaning companies that is more than happy to move furniture in preparation for cleaning, as it is important that furniture is moved out of the way, properly stored and protected in order for every inch of carpet surface to be properly cleaned. We understand that in some cases, our clients may have furniture that is delicate or perhaps antique, so utmost care is given when moving these items. However, it never hurts to move some of the furniture yourself if you prefer to do so!
Conducting a thorough carpet clean every 12-18 months should always be done professionally as experienced cleaners will be able to use the appropriate professional cleaning materials to achieve the best result. If you attempt a DIY job, you may end up causing irreparable damage to your carpets, so it is always better to go through a professional. Get in touch with Apple Clean to find out more today!