by James Bond, BOAS Cleaning Services & Building Maintenance
Your carpet is an essential part of your home. Apart from its elegance and beauty, your carpet can provide much-needed warmth and help reduce noise inside your house. But it can also be a dirt magnet and can trap soil, microorganisms, and other debris in its fibres. A dirty and smelly carpet can turn prospective buyers off, and can be a big liability when you’re planning to sell your house. Find out how you can sell your home faster by having your carpet cleaned by a professional carpet cleaner.
Selling your home can be one of the most exciting events in your life, especially if you are upgrading to a larger home. You have done your homework and collected all the necessary paperwork including as the property title and insurance. You have contacted several real estate agents, and you’ve finally found one that you like and trust. You’re ready to add your property on real estate listing, but is your home ready too?
If you don’t want your home to languish on the listings longer than it normally should, then a thorough inspection of your property is necessary before you have it listed. It is a good rule to fix the sections of your house that need to be repaired, as well as upgrade that fridge or HVAC system that’s been in the house for more than 15 years.
Getting Rid of Dirt and Removing the Disgusting Smell From Your Old Carpet
If you have determined that your carpet is indeed the culprit, then it’s time to clean it up. Although the carpet cleaning process is relatively easy, it can be labour-intensive. You or another member of your family will need to move any furniture around and vacuum the whole room. You will need an expensive carpet cleaning machine to truly remove deep-seated dirt, stains, and smell. You can lease a carpet cleaning machine if you don’t own one. After using the carpet cleaning machine, vacuum the carpet once again to remove any dirt or debris that had risen to its surface.
But what happens when the stink and dirt remain even though you have thoroughly cleaned your carpet? Do you need to remove the carpet, throw it away, and replace it with a new one? The simple answer is no. Depending on the material and the workmanship, carpets can be expensive. Factor in the size of the room or the house and it is likely that you are going to spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. So what is your other option?
- The cost. When it comes to pricing, getting a professional carpet cleaner will prove to be more cost-effective in the long run and especially when you’re looking to sell your home. Carpet cleaning companies in Perth will charge you either per square foot or per every room cleaned. You can ask a customer service representative for a quote over the phone or even via email for a quote before you begin. You can also have the company’s representative visit the site so you can get a more accurate information on the pricing.
- The right equipment. A professional carpet cleaning procedure doesn’t just involve a simple vacuum cleaner or a regular carpet cleaning machine. The machines used by professional carpet cleaners are more powerful beasts that can remove deep-seated dirt and get the stink out of your carpet. A number of professional carpet cleaners in Perth also use steam cleaning equipment, a powerful machine which has the power to remove not only dirt but also fungi and other germs from your carpet. Its powerful steam (the vapour can reach up to 250° C) effectively kills bacteria and other microorganisms in the carpet, resulting in a more hygienic and neutral-smelling carpet.
- Additional services. Apart from the regular deep carpet cleaning, many cleaning providers also offer a host of other services that you might find useful in your quest to sell your house. Need to have your tiles restored to its former shine or your upholstery cleaned too? You’re lucky if the company offers those services, too. Some professional carpet cleaning companies also offer move-out cleaning services for when you have finally found a buyer and ready to move to your new home.