Aside from the aesthetic effect, most homes go with carpet flooring as they are proven to be long-lasting. But those who opt for carpet as the flooring of choice face tricky cleaning problems because they can’t necessarily mop it and vacuuming may not be enough. Professional carpet cleaners are needed, but how much does it cost to hire a good carpet cleaner in Perth?
First of all, you will need to assess your carpet problem. Do you have a wine stain after a party or get together? Is it a mud problem after the rain? Or is it just accumulated dust and grime over time? Next is you will need to know what services are available. You can choose from two basic services, dry or wet cleaning. A professional carpet cleaner in Perth does not only solely clean carpets, they offer carpet and fabric protection services too. Carpet and fabric protection are special treatments that create a barrier between the fabric and liquid spills. It also repels dirt. And while you’re at it, you may also want to get rug cleaning and upholstery cleaning that most commercial carpet cleaners also offer.
Dry cleaning vs steam cleaning
The answer depends on when it was last cleaned. Carpet is fiber, and the degree to which stain has clung itself to it may intensify over time. When contacting a carpet cleaner, ask if they have both methods and to carry equipment for both when they come, so when they assess which one you need, they can jump right to it. Dry cleaning is less invasive, less intensive, and uses less water. Less soiled carpet surfaces may only need dry cleaning. Steam cleaning extracts dirt from the surface with high pressure. Hot water is sprayed on the carpet surface, and a machine then extracts the water that is supposed to have all the dirt and stain as well.
Most companies offer a standard rate per room, but the size of the room can change that rate. The amount of stain and soil can also be a factor to increase the rate. A regular 1-step clean will cost around $10 per room, and a thorough cleaning involving 4 to 6 stages may round up to $20 – $40 per room. A flight of stairs would be another charge, some companies have a particular charge per flight of stairs and some add it as an extra room charge. A thorough cleaning for a 2-storey house with two bedrooms will be around $100, as the living room and dining room is charged as two separate rooms.