1. Choosing a Carpet Cleaner on price alone.
Any company can charge lower prices if they choose to eliminate some expenses such as insurance, quality equipment, quality products and training employees properly.
2. Choosing a Carpet Cleaner who is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration.
Always ask if the Carpet Cleaning Company if the work will be performed by a worker that is personally certified by the above organization and better yet that the company itself is also an IICRC certified firm. This certification proves that the worker(s) have been educated and passed the required tests by the most recognized training organization in our industry.
3. Choosing a company that does not use a Truck Mounted Extraction system.
There are various methods of cleaning carpet however the only method endorsed by the carpet manufacturers is the Hot Water Extraction method via a truck mounted system. Companies can save money and charge lower prices by utilizing a portable system that they drag into your home, however even the best portable unit is significantly substandard and less effective than the worst truck mounted unit.