How Much Does Carpet Cleaning Cost In Vancouver BC?

One of the most common questions we get asked is “How much does it cost?” We will answer this question as we best as we can in this blog post.

It can be tough to know what you should expect to pay when you decide to have your carpets professionally cleaned in Vancouver, but luckily for you it can be an easy cost to estimate. Having your carpets professionally cleaned is a worthwhile investment that can help keep your home looking clean and fresh, help your carpets last longer, and help keep the value of your home up too. There are also health benefits of getting your carpets cleaned regularly.

So, to determine how much this process should cost you, see below.

How To Determine Carpet Cleaning Costs

The first thing that will determine the cost of your professional carpet cleaning is the method you choose. Generally a steam cleaning method will be less expensive than a dry cleaning method. You can discuss the method that will work best for you with your carpet cleaners as they will be able to recommend a method based on your carpet type and condition. Some carpets will require a deeper clean, while others may be okay will a surface clean.

Another factor is the amount of labour needed. If you want to save money, be sure to have someone help you move your furniture or large objects beforehand as the cleaners may charge you more if they have to move these items themselves.

Finally, carpet cleaning is determined by the amount of space that needs to be cleaned. Companies generally either charge a flat rate per room (usually with a size cap), or per square foot. A per room charge in Vancouver can be anywhere from $25-$75 depending on the area of the city, while the per square foot rates range from 30-50 cents. These costs should include labour, products, and a guarantee of somesort in regards to the standard of cleanliness. If you are being charged per square foot for carpet cleaning, keep in mind that smaller homes may have to pay slightly more while larger homes may pay slightly less due to fixed equipment and material costs.

Now that you know what you should be paying for your Vancouver carpet cleaning services, let Local Carpet Cleaning give you the best service and the cleanest carpets. Contact us today for a quote.

3 Health Benefits of Carpet Cleaning

If you have been considering having your carpets professionally cleaned, it is likely that you have mostly been concerned about aesthetic factors such as stains or dirt buildup on the carpet. While a carpet can certainly look better after it has been cleaned, did you know that it can also be better for your health? Aside from regular vacuuming, having your carpets professionally cleaned routinely can improve the health of your family or pets, especially if they have breathing related conditions such as asthma. Below are three ways that carpet cleaning in Vancouver can improve your health:

  • Get rid of pollutants
    The Environmental Protection Agency says that there are certain air pollutants that can become trapped in a dirty carpet, and these are not things that you will want in your home. Pollutants such as pet dander, cockroach allergens, lead, and dust can become trapped which allows toxic airborne gases to adhere to these particles and remain in your carpet too. Even simple activities such as walking across your carpet can release these toxic gases and contaminate your living space air. The special equipment and solvents used by professional carpet cleaners can kill these pollutants and reduce the risk of toxic gas buildup in your carpet.
  • Dust mites be-gone!
    Did someone say creepy crawlies? Did you know that microscopic dust mites infest many homes without the homeowner even knowing? While the mites themselves don’t do any harm, they can spread feces and other matter than can cause allergic reactions when inhaled. Any small disturbance can irritate these small particles and make them easy to breathe in. To remove dust mites, professionals use steam cleaning with high temperatures that kill the mites and leave a clean carpet behind.
  • No more mold
    If your carpet is in a space with high humidity levels, it could be at risk of developing mold. You may not be able to see mold when it first starts to grow on your carpet, especially if it begins at the base of the fibres. In a wet climate such as the one in Vancouver, moisture can easily be tracked in onto the carpet which creates the perfect place for mold to flourish. Mold growth can lead to breathing problems and sickness in many people that will become noticeable once mold starts to appear. Regularly cleaning your carpets will help remove mold or mildew that may have grown as well as ensure that your carpet is fully free of moisture.

If you are ready to schedule your routine Vancouver carpet cleaning and protect your health, contact us at Local Carpet Cleaning today.

Why You Should Clean Carpets After The Holidays

Now that the holiday season is over, the decorations are put away and the leftovers are eaten, it may be time to take a closer look at your carpet. While you probably cleaned your home to make it sparkle for the holidays, the parties, gatherings, and festivities might have taken their toll. You may think that a quick trip around with the vacuum is good enough for the post-holiday clean up, but here is why it may be a good idea to get your carpets professionally cleaned in the new year:

  1. Stains
    While taking a look at your carpet, check for stains that may have been left behind by a spilled glass of red wine, a chocolate truffle, or even some cranberry sauce. If you cannot remove the stain yourself, you are going to want to get your carpet cleaned as soon as possible so that the stain is easier to get rid of. If you did not know that a stain was there when it occurred, someone may have covered it up. For this reason, always check under area rugs when looking for stains. Remember not to get frustrated with stains as your carpet cleaning professional can help you get rid of them effectively and easily.

  2. Keep your guest rooms fresh
    If you have had visitors stay with you over the holidays, chances are your family and friends may have left your guest room in less than pristine condition. It is a good idea to deep clean your guest rooms after having so many guests, and this includes carpet cleaning to remove any tracked in dirt or particles. If pollutants become trapped in your guest room, they may stay there for some time until the room is used again. When they are finally disturbed, you and your guests could be breathing in unpleasant particles which can impact your health. Making sure the room is fully cleaned after use will stop future guests from having an unpleasant stay.

  3. Pine Needles  
    Many people enjoy having a live Christmas tree in their home, but near the end of the holidays the tree will begin to die, leaving the inevitable scattering of pine needles all over your home. While it is easy to sweep up the needles, your carpet can trap small needle fragments and sap within its fibres. Having your carpet professionally cleaned will remove all traces of the sticky sap and sharp needles, allowing you to enjoy your real tree without a large hassle.

Are you unsure of where to begin with your post-holiday cleaning? Let Local Carpet Cleaning help you by first making your carpets look fresh and clean. Contact us today for a quote.