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Carpet Cleaner

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Carpet Cleaning Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Carpet Cleaner, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Carpet Cleaner commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Carpet Cleaner? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Carpet Cleaning Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Carpet Cleaner - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Carpet Cleaning Service at a fair price?First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifyable results.
What should I expect to pay for Carpet Cleaning Service?Most Carpet Cleaning Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Carpet Cleaner ranges from $27 to $41. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Carpet Cleaner.
Do I need to use a licensed Carpet Cleaner for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?Carpet Cleaning Service is commonly performed without a professional license.
Should I use an insured Carpet Cleaner for my project?Your Carpet Cleaner should carry appropriate insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Carpet Cleaner need to be bonded?A bond is generally not required for Carpet Cleaning Service.

Carpet Cleaner - Services

A Carpet Cleaner can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Carpet Cleaning Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Carpet Cleaner - Finding and Hiring

Not every Carpet Cleaner has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Carpet Cleaner matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Carpet Cleaner to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Carpet Cleaner - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Carpet Cleaner. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Carpet Cleaner. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Carpet Cleaner's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:

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