Are you thinking about selling your home and moving to another location? As you get your home ready to be seen by potential clients, did you stop and think about the carpets in your house? Your carpeting is an essential part of your home and showing potential buyers a dirty carpet.
Selling your home can be one of the most exciting events. The last thing that you want in selling your home is to have it sit on the market for any extended period of time. The longer it sits without being sold the more money you tend to lose on the final sale.
Fix The Important Things
It is important that you fix all of the things are going to prevent you from selling your home. The major things that people care about are the kitchen, bathroom, your room, windows and doors and interior items. Those interior items are carpets, flooring and any damage to door casings, etc..
Cleanliness Is Important
Cleanliness in your home is important if you really want to sell quickly. Walking into a potential home for sale with dirty, stained hardwood floors or carpeting is a major turn off. One thing you can do for your carpets is the “smell test”. Get down on the floor and smell your carpet. If it really smells, then it is time to hire a carpet cleaning company. At this point you have to ask yourself, which is cheaper, replace the carpeting or have it professionally cleaned.
Many stains in your carpet can be removed or diminished greatly to make your carpets look great again. During this process we pretreat, clean and dry your carpets. Ask us about deodorizing and treating your carpets with a stain preventer treatment.
DIY versus Hiring A Professional Cleaner
You might think at this point, that you can do it yourself. Yes, that is true, but here are some factors to think about.
- The cost: when it comes to pricing going cheap is not always to best solution to investing and protecting your home. Your home is the greatest asset you have. A professional carpet cleaner can treat, clean and dry your carpet faster and more effectively than you. They do this for a living every day and have years of training in the correct cleaning agents and methods to clean your carpets.
- Equipment: The type of equipment that you use is critical in cleaning carpets. The fact is that store rental or home carpet cleaning units just don’t clean as effectively. The lack suction, water temperature and overall cleaning power. The last step in the process is the drying time. With a store rental or home unit, it lays down a large amount of water that soaks your carpet and carpet pad. A professional unit will extract almost all of that water, while a home unit won’t. This leaves your carpet soaked and at risk for mold and rot.
If you are getting ready to move, give us a call for a free quote on professionally cleaning your carpets.