It used to be that every carpet cleaner used a solution of soap and detergent to clean. It was just the way it was done. Sure, it cleaned the carpet but it left a ton of residue behind and rapid resoiling became a real issue. Today, zero or no residue carpet cleaning is becoming the norm. There are a few holdouts though, so as a consumer you need to do your research to make sure that your carpet cleaner truly leaves no residue behind. Here is what you need to do to find the perfect carpet cleaner in Sacramento.
This will take a bit of work on your part, but the results are worth it. You must call a few Sacramento carpet cleaners and interview them. Call at least three or four for best results. Ask them the following questions.
- Do you use soap or detergent?
Gets right to the point but you are looking for more than just no. They should explain what is in their cleaner and how it works without leaving a residue.
- What kind of cleaning method do you use?
The industry standard and the method suggested by carpet manufacturers is hot water extraction or steam cleaning, this is the method that you want. It will clean better.
- What kind of machine do you use?
The best form of hot water extraction is truck mounted hot water extraction. The equipment is more powerful and it can remove the most soil and leave the least residue.
- What is included in the price?
At a minimum, your carpet cleaner should include pre-treatment and basic spot cleaning. If they charge extra for spots, pre-treating or heavy soiling, beware.
- Who does the work?
The best answer is that the owner of the company does all of the work but they should at least have their own employees. Avoid subcontractors.
It is a lot of work to call all around Sacramento interviewing carpet cleaners but it is worthwhile. It can find you not only a no residue carpet cleaner, but also a qualified one.