The Ultimate Checklist: How to Choose a Carpet Cleaning Company

What to look out for…

If you’re choosing a carpet cleaning company for the first time, making a decision can be tricky. Especially when neither you nor anyone you know has any experience dealing with the available companies directly. Some carpet cleaning companies offer a cheaper service than others, but perhaps don’t display the same qualifications that a more expensive company does. Some companies promise better results, but perhaps aren’t pet and child friendly. So how do you choose just one company?

Well, rest assured. Cleaning Pro have made the decision-making process as easy as possible with a simple check list. When it comes to choosing a carpet cleaning company, you should look for a provider that has the following:

1. IICRC qualification

The IICRC stands for the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. It is a non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Providers who are IICRC certified are fully qualified to offer a variety of different carpet cleaning methods. By choosing a carpet cleaning company that is IICRC qualified, you’re given the peace of mind that your carpet will be cleaned by a trained and qualified professional.

2. Non-toxic cleaning solutions that are pet and child friendly

A dirty carpet can be bad for the health of yourself, your family and your pets. However, so can certain cleaning solutions. If it isn’t clear on their website, be sure to ask whether a company’s carpet cleaning solutions are non-toxic. This is just as important when you’re choosing a carpet cleaning company for a commercial premises, as you’re potentially putting the health of your colleagues and employees at risk.

3. TACCA approval

TACCA is The Approved Carpet Cleaners Alliance. It consists of carpet cleaning providers that have completed specific training and are in possession of equipment that allows them to deliver a certain standard of service. The TACCA website also allows visitors to search for locally approved carpet cleaning companies, making it easier for you to choose a trustworthy provider.

4. A satisfaction/money back guarantee

Using a carpet cleaning company for the first time may feel like a bit of a risk. You’re trusting someone you’ve never met before to meet your expectations. And if they don’t, it’s good to know that you can request all of your money back, or at least be reimbursed in some way or another. The last thing you want is to have to pay for a carpet cleaning service that didn’t produce the results you were hoping for and landed you back at square one again.

5. Eco-friendly carpet cleaning methods

Now, this may not be at the top of your priority list, but consider opting for a company that uses eco-friendly carpet cleaning methods. If a carpet cleaning provider has opted for an eco-friendly approach to carpet cleaning, it says a lot about their values as a company owner. The decision to go green proves that the provider truly cares about what’s going on around them, which can only be beneficial to you as their customer. They will undoubtedly care more about the service they provide and their company’s reputation, meaning a cleaner carpet and a happier you.

6. Testimonials from other local homeowners

Unlike the carpet cleaning companies themselves, homeowners like you have no reason to highlight positives and leave out negatives when talking about their experience with a certain provider. To find out what people are really saying about a carpet cleaning company, take a look at the company’s Google Business page, Facebook page or read the testimonials on their website.

7. Uniformed and polite staff

A carpet cleaning provider could have all the experience in the world, backed up by the finest range of equipment. But, if they’re in any way rude, disrespectful or lazy, why would you want to pay to have them in your property? A clean uniform and a smile from a member of staff says a lot about the company they work for and the people the company choose to employ. Be sure to check out the company’s website to see if you can find pictures of the staff in their branded uniform.

Talk to Cleaning Pro directly…

If you’d like to receive a professional carpet cleaning service in Sheffield from Cleaning Pro, or you’d like some additional advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’ve been providing professional carpet cleaning in Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and South Yorkshire areas for more than 18 years. So, you’re in good hands with our qualified, experienced and locally trusted technicians. Call now on the number above or send us a message using the quick and easy contact form on this page and we’ll get right back to you.