Choosing The Right Carpet Cleaner in Elk Grove California:
Yesterday I was referred to a residential rental property in Elk Grove, California by a close personal friend whom I have known for over 15 years. He was assisting the homeowners with the property and they came to the decision that the carpets needed to be cleaned before the property could be rented. The previous tenants had lived in the home for quite sometime with a number of dogs. The carpet was old (over 10 years) and was stained throughout with food, beverage, and pet stains. In other words the carpets were very dirty, heavily soiled, but they were savable. There was an obvious smell of 'dog' in the house.
I was the second Elk Grove carpet cleaner called to the scene. A competitor had stopped by the day before and had quoted a much lower bid than me and indicated that he was going to "Bonnet Clean" the carpets. If you do not know what bonnet cleaning is here is the definition I found using Wikipedia:
After club soda mixed with cleaning product is deposited onto the surface as mist, a round buffer or "bonnet" scrubs the mixture with rotating motion. This industry machine resembles a floor buffer, with an absorbent spin pad that attracts soil and is rinsed or replaced repeatedly. The bonnet method is not strictly dry-cleaning and involves significant drying time. To reduce pile distortion, the absorbent pad should be kept well-lubricated with cleaning solution.
When there is a large amount of foreign material below the carpet backing, extraction with a wet process may be needed. The spin-bonnet method may not be as capable of sanitizing carpet fibers due to the lack of hot water, but a post-cleaning application of an antimicrobial agent is used to make up for this. Compared to steam cleaning, the small amounts of water required with spin-bonnet carpet cleaning favor water-conservation considerations.
My competitor won the bid because he was lower in price than I was. I estimated that this 1,800 square foot, wall to wall carpeting, home would take me about (3) hours to properly clean, using my 12 Step Carpet Cleaning Method, and it would require another 2-4 hours to dry. My competitor stated that it would only take him about 1 1/2 hours to clean and it would be dry in 2 hours. The question I have is "What is he leaving out?" Where my competitor and I differ the most is NOT in PRICE but the QUALITY OF WORK. If you check with the carpet manufactures you will find that they ONLY recommend "hot water extraction" , or steam cleaning as it is commonly called, method for cleaning residential carpets. Ask your self this question "If you were about to move into this home which cleaning method would you want?" I thought so.
Until Next Time,