When looking for the best upholstery and carpet cleaning Ottawa provider you need to know what you are looking for first.
When doing a Google search for Carpet Cleaning Ottawa, you will come up with quite a few results. So how can you tell the difference between a mediocre and an outstanding carpet cleaning or upholstery cleaning service. The following are a few tips and suggestions that might make things a little easier. Both for your wallet and your peace of mind.
Ask what methods of carpet cleaning that the company uses for residential carpet cleaning, some methods are more suited for commercial than in your home.
Not all cleaning systems are created equal. To begin, there are 3 major classifications to carpet cleaning, (maintenance, interim, restorative) Some are more geared towards commercial carpet cleaning, whereas others are more suited for residential carpets. In fact according to the carpet and rug institute, the only method accepted by all of the carpet cleaning manufacturers to clean your residential carpets is hot water extraction, otherwise known as “steam cleaning“. By employing any other methods including the “quick dry” style of cleaning can actually void your warranty. The number one reason is hot water extraction is the only method that actually removes the soil from your carpet! The other methods simply break the soil down into smaller particles so that the soiling appears to vanish. This is further removed by future vacuuming of your carpets. The issue with that system is over time, the carpets do get saturated and need a restorative cleaning by way of steam cleaning.
Find out if the cleaning service has training or is certified by the IICRC, if they don’t you should avoid them. Here’s why!
The IICRC stands for Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. By being a member and having certification it means that the company has the proper training and knowledge of the cleaning principles, safety and sanitation controls to clean your carpets effectively, safely and produce positive results. Being a “professional” isn’t enough, in fact the definition of being a professional simply means that the person doing the work is getting paid to do it. Doesn’t mean they have to be skilled or good at it! By dealing with a IICRC carpet cleaning Ottawa service, you can be assured of the quality you are looking for.
Verify if the pricing advertised is all inclusive or if there are “extra” fees that need to be paid in order to obtain the best quality that the company offers.
A very common practice in the carpet and upholstery cleaning industry is something called bait and switch advertising. It’s really a dishonest way to lure potential customers into doing business, and sheds a bad light on the industry as a whole.
Normally the scam happens when the companies are offering incredibly low prices, the kind that seems too good to be true. Often you will see 3 rooms and a hallway deals for 129 dollars or less. Once the technicians arrive, you will often be informed that in order to get the proper cleaning that you signed up for, you will have to fork out an additional fee. In fact the cost of cleaning can often double the original quote. Most customers won’t put up a fuss or argue and end up paying the extra fees out of fear that they won’t have a good job done. This type of scam happens everyday. It’s dishonest, but in many cases it because they competition is very high in the carpet cleaning Ottawa industry and they are trying to gain an end. If they can’t compete in skill or quality, they have to compete on price.
Here’s the reality folks, a well run, properly insured and bonded company that employs trained and skilled technicians simply cannot afford to clean carpets professionally at rock bottom prices and stay in business. Carpet cleaning is a trade, and requires hard work, skills, and proper education in order to do it right. Unless you are willing to compromise quality, service or risk doing business with a company that is not insured or certified. Most people if properly informed don’t feel these risks are worth saving a few dollars.
And finally, does the Ottawa carpet cleaning service use non-toxic, green cleaning products, as well as for their carpet and upholstery protector?
There was a time, back a few years ago when the saying was “if it’s green, it isn’t gonna clean”… and honestly at that point in time there was definitely some truth to that statement. Fast forward 10 years and at this point in time nothing could be further from the truth. In point of fact, not only do most carpet cleaning product manufacturers have a green line of their products it’s usually their best quality line of cleaners. One of the reasons for this is that these green carpet cleaning products have to undergo some of the most stringent testing in order to be green seal approved.
Most government contracts now require that eco-friendly cleaners be used in order to maintain the level of health and safety at the workplace. It’s actually a mandatory thing. So with that all said, it should be a pre-requisite for most potential cleaners that want to earn your business to put your health as well the environment at the top of the priority list.
Enviropure is proud to be the only Ottawa carpet and upholstery cleaning service to offer Greenguard carpet and upholstery protector. It’s far superior to anything else on the market and is the world’s first green carpet protectant. If you are looking for a product that has some wow factor to it.. Greenguard really delivers.
For more information on obtaining a free quote on the best carpet cleaning Ottawa has to offer, simply give us a call at 613-513-7873 or visit our website at http://carpetcleaningottawa.com