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Now is the Time for Professional Carpet Cleaning

By Michael Hilton

Whether you are thinking of selling or are in your home to stay, a struggling economy shouldn't stop you from home improvement projects. Today, many companies are offering significant discounts to homeowners, making now a great time to think about carpet cleaning.

Weak Economy Means Strong Discounts for Homeowners
Saving money and holding back on carpet cleaning? Some professional carpet cleaning services are offering deep discounts. Some carpet cleaning companies are offering major discounts, including 50 percent off deals.

Because discounts should be widely available, if you are thinking about selling your house, now may be the time to think about carpet cleaning.

Looking to Sell? Clean First
The National Vice President of the National Realtors Association, Jim Johnston, told an Idaho publication recently, "The absolute, most important thing is to have your home clean. Make is sparkle. Nobody wants your junk."

This "junk" includes dirt, stains, and wear in your carpet. Even minor damage in your home can hurt your chances of selling your home in today's buyers' market. National home prices continue to fall, but sales were up in the month of December, signaling that there is still hope for homeowners looking to sell.

If your carpet has especially tough stains, most professional cleaning services offer dyeing and spot treatments in addition to regular cleaning.

Things to Look For
Thinking of taking advantage of some good retail discounts on professional carpet cleaners? Keep these things in mind.

  1. Price. If the service advertises a discount, find out the full price. Find out how much more it would be to clean more than one room, and see if you can negotiate a deal.
  2. Products. Are your company's products green? Are they allergen-free? Will you have to vacate your home, and for how long? Some companies use fast-drying products that clean your carpets without ruining your schedule.
  3. Guarantee. What kind of guarantee does the service offer? If you aren't happy with the result, are you protected?

Sources
KIDK.com, Cleaning your home could help it sell, by Wes Horrocks
PR Urgent, Pressure Washers, Carpet Cleaners, Steam Cleaners and Other Cleaning Machines by Daimer Industries© at Special Promotional Pricing Up to 50% Off
The Shopper Online, Great White Hard Surface Specialists Fills A Niche by Cindy Cruz

About the Author
Michael Hilton was the original creator of Carpet Buyers Handbook. Having owned and operated a carpet wholesale company, Hilton has a vast knowledge about all-things carpet related as well as other types of flooring.

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