Carpet Cleaning Services in Seattle, WA
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Seattle Carpet Cleaning
As a homeowner, you know how important your floors are and how difficult it can be to stay ahead of the game with carpet maintenance. Even diligent vacuuming and religiously asking guests to remove their shoes won't be enough to keep your carpets clean after a year or so of use, and pet owners have an even harder time keeping their carpets looking (or smelling) up to par. Whether you don't have the right equipment, simply want to farm out this piece of home maintenance, or have carpet grime beyond your ability to fight, Seattle carpet cleaners can work miracles for homeowners all across the Puget-sound area; and while Seattle carpet cleaning is very similar to carpet cleaning in other areas of the country, the Pacific Northwest presents some factors that make performing this task regularly even more beneficial.
Why Carpet Cleaning Is Important
No matter where you live, dirt, debris, and small particles can enter the house and embed themselves into your carpets. These particles settle deep inside the carpet pile and act much like sandpaper, slicing fibers and thinning the carpet itself. In places like Seattle, where moisture is a near constant presence, this effect is even more pronounced because particles are more likely to stick to shoes and clothing when they are wet. Taking off your shoes at the door can greatly reduce the number of particles that make it into your carpet, but even when this precaution is taken each and every time someone enters your home, there's no way to completely block carpet-damaging particles from entering the house.
It is a fact that vacuuming regularly goes a long way in keeping carpet looking good, but no amount of vacuuming will eliminate particle build-up between your carpet fibers. This is why annual or bi-annual deep cleaning is so important. Clean carpets last longer, and carpets that aren't cleaned regularly will not only look worse, but will age prematurely. This, in turn, leads to more frequent carpet replacement and more money out of your pocket over time, as well as dingy, lackluster flooring!
Professional Carpet Cleaning
Many homeowners have taken the plunge and tried to clean their own carpets with rental equipment. However, DIY steam cleaning may feel effective, but in some cases it can actually do more harm than good. Cheap steam cleaners in untrained hands can saturate your carpet with moisture, leading to sub-surface mold, foul odors, and other common carpet problems. Make no mistake: thorough drying is one of the most important elements in successful carpet cleaning! Seattle homes tend to have naturally high moisture levels that may lengthen drying times, making them even more at risk to improper steam cleaning practices. Since most homeowners are not well versed in operating steam cleaning equipment properly and lack the experience and equipment needed to adequately dry carpets once the cleaning is finished, do-it-yourselfers are often left with less than perfect results. This is just one of the reasons why, for homeowners in Seattle, carpet cleaning is often better left to the professionals.
Professional Seattle carpet cleaners will know exactly how much moisture your carpet can take. In some cases, they may even use dry carpet cleaning products, which will still deliver revitalized carpeting without running the risks associated with steam cleaning. In general, professional cleaners will have commercial carpet cleaning equipment beyond what the average homeowner has access to, even through a rental company. With a little searching, you can find and purchase this equipment yourself, but it typically more cost effective to simply hire the pros for your annual or bi-annual carpet care.
Cost of Carpet Cleaning
That said, you're probably interested in finding out how much it costs to hire a professional for carpet cleaning. Seattle is about even with the national average when it comes to carpet cleaning, with most jobs coming in at around $200. Of course, the cost of your particular job can vary depending on the number of rooms that need attention, the size of those rooms, and whether or not you need stain removal as well as a basic cleaning. We see plenty of $100 and $150 carpet cleaning projects in and around the Seattle area, but we've also seen costs as high as $600 and $800.
No matter how small your carpet cleaning needs are, however, it's rare to find an estimate less than $100, simply because of the necessity of transporting the equipment to your home. However, when you compare the cost of hiring professional Seattle carpet cleaners to the expense of renting your own equipment and transporting it yourself (as well as the hassle involved and the often less-than-impressive results), many find that hiring a pro is well worth the money, or even a bargain!
Hiring a Carpet Cleaner
The best carpet cleaning jobs balance a spotless final result with a reasonable fee. If your carpets don't end up clean, it doesn't matter how cheap the service was. Likewise, even carpet that looks brand new may not feel worth it, if you're charged close to half the price of a new carpet installation. Finding this balance almost always requires getting multiple estimates and doing your homework. HomeAdvisor can help you to this end. Just like our major home remodeling contractors, our carpet cleaning professionals are put through a rigorous 10-step screening process to weed out the less reliable contractors. We also provide homeowners with an online customer ratings and reviews section to conveniently view recent feedback from other Seattle homeowners. Add to these quality control features the fact that you'll begin to hear from contractors as soon as you make your request, and you can hire a professional carpet cleaner in a day or less with the confidence that you'll be getting your money's worth.
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