Recently, I researched carpet cleaning services in the Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Triangle area. I decided it was better to have my carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned vs. buying a carpet cleaner and cleaning the rugs myself. I received quotes from many local companies including All Aces Carpet Cleaning, Carpet Dryclean, Magic Carpet, All Spotless Carpets, Professional Carpet Systems, and Zero Rez. I was searching for someone with the knowledge, skill, and equipment to clean both my carpet and upholstery. I also wanted affordable rates and products that were safe for my children and pets. I went with All Aces carpet cleaners and I was very happy with the services.
What Types of Solutions Are used to Clean Carpets? Are they Environmentally Safe?
All Aces Carpet Cleaning used high-quality biodegradable solutions to safely clean my rugs and upholstery. It’s hypoallergenic, child and pet safe with an environmentally responsible process that promotes longer carpet life and it dried fast. They were able to permanently remove pet odor and other stains.
Some carpet cleaning companies also replace and repair carpets, but most do not. If this is what you are looking for make sure you ask when you make your appointment or get your estimate. The only company I contacted that offers this service was Professional Carpet Systems. Since I did not need repairs or replacement I went with a company that offered better pricing on cleaning.
Their are several reasons other than dirty carpets and appearance to get your rugs cleaned. It is very helpful to get rid of dust mites and pollutants and can help tremendously with allergies. People with allergies can often tell the difference within one day of having their rugs professionally cleaned. It also extends the life of your carpet.
What types of stain guard are best to use?
Their are several types of stain guard on the market. You can find Scotchguard, BlueMagic, and Teflon at many on-line and retail locations. It is a good idea to add a stain guard, like Scotchguard, after cleaning your carpets. Companies generally only charge a small fee for this service but you can apply Scotchguard yourself. It is available on-line, at Home Depot, Lowe’s Hardware, Ace Hardware, and many other retail locations. The life of your carpet can be much longer when using Scotchguard. But keep in mind that different brands and styles of carpet may wear differently and some last longer than others. Generally, a cut pile textured plush or loop pile Saxony carpet will last longer than plush or Frieze. Brands also play a part and their are plenty of brands to choose from. Some of the major brands of carpet are Aladdin, Armstrong, Stainmaster, Galaxy, and Mohawk. However, their are many other carpet brands available. A cheap textured carpet from Home Depot may not last as long as a cheap loop carpet from Home Depot.
Things to consider when hiring a carpet cleaner
- Are stairs an extra cost?
- Are products used child and pet friendly?
- Is Scotchguard available and what is the cost?
- What is the estimated dry time?
- Is satisfaction guaranteed? What is the policy if you are not satisfied?
- What is the total cost of the cleaning? You should be able to get a quote before you make an appointment.
If you are not interested in hiring a carpet cleaner and want to clean them yourself, check out this video.