Your carpets may look clean, but are they actually? Many of us don’t clean our carpets as often as we should, and simply running a vacuum over your floor doesn’t always cut it. A significant amount of dirt, dust, hair, pet fur, food crumbs, pollen, dead insects, and other bacteria can cluster between the fibers of your carpet, and over time, the smell and texture of your carpet can be affected. Hiring a regular maid service is a quick and easy solution to keep your floors vacuumed regularly, but if it’s been a while since you last had a residential carpet cleaning done, consider bringing in a professional house cleaning service to give your home an even deeper clean. Have a big family gathering coming up for the holidays? In need of extra hands to assist with your move out cleaning? Canada Unified Services Inc. is here to help.

Choose Professional House Cleaning Services For a Deeper Clean

The Surface Level

There is a reason that many residential carpet cleaning services request that you vacuum your carpets before they arrive to clean more deeply. The first pass of vacuuming can dislodge some of the looser debris that builds up in your carpets, and removing that first layer will allow a professional carpet cleaner to use heavy equipment more effectively when they deep clean your floor.

If the maid service you are considering promises to vacuum but does not offer any deeper cleaning services, then you may as well save your money. Carpets collect such a significant amount of grime that most maid services will not be effective enough at removing without professional equipment. If you have any questions about the equipment being used, you should always take the time to ask. This is especially important when it comes to move out cleaning day, when you wish to leave a great impression for the new homeowners moving in.

Expected Equipment

A maid service is likely to use simple supplies that are commonly found at your local store and easy to access. These can include:

  • Brooms and Dustpans
  • Mops and Mop Bucket Carts
  • Floor scrubbers
  • Garbage Bags
  • Feather Dusters (Sometimes long enough to reach high ceilings or fans)
  • Vacuums
  • Towels

You should be able to obtain all of the above equipment yourself quite easily if you want to take the time to clean your house to the same limited degree that a maid service can. However, a residential carpet cleaning service should have access to the above supplies in addition to:

  • Mechanical brushes
  • Heavy-duty carpet shampoos
  • Detergents (Including foam detergents)
  • Steam vacuums
  • Dry vacuums
  • Bonnet machines

Additionally, the quality of the above equipment is likely to supersede that of the typical maid service in your area.

Compare the services offered by each company to ensure you are getting the help your home needs. If you are looking for your carpets to be thoroughly rinsed and washed, and you are looking for a professional who knows how to properly balance the pH levels when they are done (and who won’t leave your carpet with a crusty texture), then a residential cleaning service may be exactly what you are looking for.

Why Do Pro Carpet Cleaners Use a Variety of Equipment?

There are many different carpet textures out there, and each one needs to be treated appropriately. The five most common carpet cleaning techniques are:

  • Steam Cleaning
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Carpet Shampooing
  • Bonnet Cleaning
  • Encapsulation

A residential carpet cleaner will be able to look closely at your carpet and determine which cleaning method is the most appropriate for each room of your home.

Do You Need All You Would Pay For With a Maid Service?

Many maid services offer housekeeping and childcare options, so if you choose to browse online for a maid service to clean your home, double check that you are paying for the services you expect to receive (which in our example is residential carpet cleaning) and that you avoid hiring any services that will charge extra fees because they include a price for a service that you may not need.

As you can imagine from a maid service that offers childcare clean-up options, a maid service is more appropriate for spot-cleaning visible areas of your home that may be damaged by children’s crayons, spills, or toys, and a maid service is not always the best choice for larger cleaning projects like a full residential deep clean of walls, doors, carpets, ventilation, and more.

Pros of Hiring a Maid Service?

Is it ever a better choice to clean your house yourself instead of hiring a professional house cleaning service?

Money is certainly one consideration, as hiring a service will always cost more than cleaning on your own if you already have a stockpile of cleaning equipment on hand, but the biggest reason why a professional house cleaning service may not work for you is if you live in a location that is difficult for visitors to access. A professional house cleaning service is likely to have larger, more expensive cleaning equipment than the typical household, and if you live in a place with limited parking available, a professional cleaning service may not be for you. Some of this equipment can be difficult to transport up steep hills, and it may require doors to be left open, which can be inconvenient in some locations.

A professional house cleaning service may not be the best fit for your small apartment room, and if certain truck-mounted equipment is required for a deep clean, then a residential carpet cleaning service may struggle to access certain basement rooms that are very far away from your front door. In this case, a maid service with lightweight equipment may be more helpful for those distant basement rooms, unless you find a professional house cleaning service that has the right supplies to service your basement without access to the truck-mounted equipment if needed.

Got questions about whether a residential carpet cleaner or a maid service is best for your situation? Chat with all your options upfront to express any concerns you may have about pricing, the effectiveness of the services offered, or difficult-to-access rooms in your home. If you live in Calgary or surrounding areas of Canada, then consider hiring Canada Unified Services Inc. for your residential carpet cleaning needs. Not only is our team experienced, but we are friendly and open to answering any questions you may have about a professional house cleaning service. We genuinely love the work we do and are happy to take the stress of cleaning off your shoulders this year!