What to Look For in Carpet Cleaners in Cypress TX

by | Apr 6, 2015 | Carpet Cleaning

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Quality cleaning at a low cost, a full range of services and friendly staff are what most local carpet cleaners claim to offer, but the fact of the matter is that not every company is the same – or stands up to their promises. In order to find the best carpet cleaners in Cypress TX, you have to do a bit of homework and look for these key things before entrusting them with your rugs and carpets:

Training and Certification

The first step to qualifying a cleaning company is to ask them about the type of certification and training their technicians have received. The single most important certification that one should hold is the Carpet Cleaning Technician Certification that is provided by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Technicians may have a variety of other certification, which will come in handy if you’re looking for additional services (such as carpet repair and restoration, upholstery cleaning, etc.). These may include:

* Water Damage Restoration Technician
* Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician
 * Carpet Repair and Re-installation Technician
* Rug Cleaning Technician


Training is one thing, but true knowledge only comes with loads of experience. Ask the carpet cleaners how long they have been in business. In addition to asking for references from other clients, do a bit of digging yourself and check out their website, social media pages, confirm their standing with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and read reviews on websites like Angie’s List.

The Five Principles of Carpet Cleaning

A carpet cleaning company should fulfill, at a minimum, these five principles of carpet cleaning in order to ensure that your rugs and carpets have been thoroughly cleaned:

1. Dry Soil Removal
2. Soil Suspension
3. Soil extraction
4. Grooming
5. Drying

Most companies will offer additional services as well, including special treatments for food and pet stains, high traffic areas, as well as carpet protection.

Licensing and Insurance

Some carpet cleaning outfits are “fly by night” companies that are just in the business to take your money – and often destroy your carpets in the process. In order to operate a carpet cleaning company in Cypress, the company needs to be licensed in the state of Texas. To protect yourself from any financial hardship, it’s also a good idea to make sure that the company holds valid insurance and performs criminal record checks on their employees.

Quality over Cost

The key to finding the right carpet cleaners for you is to find the balance between what you can afford and what quality of service the cleaners are able to deliver. Oftentimes the lowest price will leave you with the lowest standard of carpet cleaning and care, so try to focus less on the expense and more on the results.

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