Carpet cleaning costs you didn't expect

Angie's List: Avoid professional carpet cleaning costs you didn't expect

Published On: Jan 27 2013 08:34:18 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 28 2013 05:40:00 AM EST

It's hard to miss ads for low, low prices on carpet cleaning, but how many of them ar too low to be true?

Carpets and rugs take a lot of wear and tear over time. Whether its children, pets or visitors – your carpet captures all the dirt tracked into the house day after day, year after year. And that doesn’t even take into account those accidents – spilled wine, un-house broken pets and other spills and stains that come along.

A professional cleaning will help rid your home of hidden dust and allergens that regular vacuuming can miss. Just as important, it will help preserve carpet fibers and keep colors brighter. But getting this work done sometimes comes at too high a price because of disreputable companies who dangle get-in-the-door prices that don’t generally hold up once you let the company inside your home. The two most common tactics:

 

Angie’s List tips to avoid getting scammed:

 

Types of Cleaning Methods:

 

Angie's List spoke with some of its highly-rated carpet cleaners about keeping your carpet looking great: