So you finally make it home after a long, hard, rainy day. You walk in and find that your kids spent the day outside too, and left you a big mud pile right in the middle of your living room as a souvenir. Awww, how sweet, right? Wrong. It’s okay, because there is an amazing new device out there that will make your problem vanish without a trace…a carpet cleaner.
OK, but how do you go about picking one out? Well, that’s what I’m here for. There are a few things you need to know before you just waltz out and grab any old carpet cleaner. The “PERFECT” carpet cleaner is the one you want.
So, what are we waiting for? Here are the top 4 ways to choose that perfect, “cleans anything in its path” carpet cleaner. Ready? Here they are:
#1) Select Your Price~
Well, it’s probably already obvious to you that you need to know how much you are willing to spend on this new addition to your family. Just like any product out there, there are the high quality models, as well as the not so quality models.
Carpet cleaner prices range usually from $100 up to $500 or even a little more for the “really” nice ones. So, decide what your budget is before you do anything else. You also don’t want to forget about all the carpet shampoos and other treatments you will need to buy, because that can tack on a little extra cost as well.
Okay, so you have the perfect number in your head on what you will spend. GREAT! Let’s proceed!
#2) What Features Do You Need~
Ok, I know what you’re thinking. Duh! I need it to “clean my carpets”. Well, of course you need that. But there are literally dozens of different features these amazing new carpet cleaners today can offer. Here are some of the features you can consider:
Is it a portable, handheld model? How long of a cord do you need (they vary from 15 feet in the portable models, to about 30 feet in the upright versions). Do you need an upright, heavy duty model that can tackle anything? Do you need specialty tools and attachments (most upright models have attachments for cleaning upholstery, bare floors or even tough stains).
So you need to decide which features your home needs the most, and focus on the carpet cleaners that have those features.
#3) View Online Product Ratings~
There are a TON of places online you can go to view carpet cleaner models and what people think of them. These are some of the best places to get unbiased info, since it is regular folks like you leaving these reviews.
Some of the most popular places are “Epinions”, “Amazon”, “ConsumerSearch” or even “Macys” and other department stores allow customers to leave reviews on products. Be sure to search for the exact name and model number of the cleaner you are looking for to get the most relevant ratings.
There’s no point in learning about something you have no interest in, right? If you take just a little time to search around, you may save yourself a lot of money, and even headaches down the road.
So go ahead, take some time to browse around and look at some of the most popular brands out there. You may find some amazing nuggets of info on just that perfect model!
#4) Is There a “Make You Sleep Great at Night” Great Guarantee~
You may not think this one is important, but believe me, it is. When you are sitting there with a carpet cleaner that is burned out and leaking all over the place, you want to feel comfy, and cozy knowing someone will make it “all better”. So be sure whatever company you go with has a great guarantee on the carpet cleaner you ordered, and a phone number for you to easily contact them.
So there you have it! These are the top 4 ways to select a great carpet cleaner for your home. But even better, why do all the work yourself when there are amazing services out there to all the “dirty” work for you. Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
And it’s true. All the rumors you’ve heard are 100% on target: Carpet cleaning truly can transform your home into a luxury oasis. You heard it here first.