Preparing For The Holidays: How To Choose the Right Carpet Cleaning Company for Your Home | House Cleaning in Clarkston, MI


The holidays are coming and you have likely started looking around your Clarkston, MI home thinking about all of the things that need to be done to prepare it for the arrival of your holiday guests.  Cleaning, cooking, shopping, decorating & wrapping are very likely among your top holiday priorities.  With so many things to do, it’s best to keep things simple so that stress and to-do’s are kept to a minimum.

The task of cleaning your carpet is one thing most of us don’t have the time or desire to do.  If you want to get your carpet and upholstery cleaned and looking great, Clarkston, MI homeowners typically have 3 options:

1)    Clean the carpet and upholstery with a carpet steam cleaner that you already own.  This is “cheapest” way to go since you can just use the cleaning solutions that you have on hand or pick some new bottles up on your next trip to the store.  You will still have to invest the time and labor in pre-vacuuming, moving furniture and cushions, and making numerous dirty water tank changes and clean water refill trips to the faucet to complete the cleaning process.  Finally, you have to wait for your carpet to dry before moving all of your furniture back (if you did not already put bits of plastic sheeting or tabs beneath the furniture before you got started).

2)    The second option would be to rent an upright do-it-yourself carpet and upholstery steam cleaner.  Count on doing all of the above, plus figuring in the drive time to a store that rents these types of units and the extra gas expense to cover the pick up and return trips for the machine.  You will also face the prospect of additional labor since you will get the unit loaded into, and out of, your vehicle…twice.  There is a strict time limit for carpet steam cleaner rentals, so be sure to plan your do-it-yourself cleaning accordingly to avoid being charged additional rental fees.

3)    Your third option would be to hire a professional Clarkston, MI carpet cleaning company that uses truckmounted equipment to do all of the deep cleaning for you from start to finish.  Not all carpet cleaning services in the area are created equal, which is why it would be a good idea to schedule your cleaning with a reputable and trusted company.   Ask for personal referrals from family members or friends, research the BBB and online testimonials, and/or schedule an onsite quote to get a feel for the company, its staff, experience and the carpet and upholstery cleaning process they use.  Most professional carpet cleaning companies will also move most (moveable) furniture, so the only physical effort you have to put in is simply dialing phone.


It’s important to weigh all of your options when deciding to get the carpet and upholstery in your Clarkston, MI home looking terrific.  Using a carpet cleaning company to get your home ready for the holidays may cost a little more than doing the job yourself with an at-home or rental carpet steam cleaner, but the time, labor and stress savings can be absolutely immeasurable to any homeowner during such a busy season.  When appearances and a healthy home are a primary concern, a hiring a professional is the way to go.

A local independent company like Carpet Cleaning Excellence offers state-of-the-art truckmounted equipment, over 25 years industry experience, and non-toxic rotary extracted deep steam carpet cleaning that dries within 2-3 hours on average.  Carpet Cleaning Excellence also helps its Clarkston, MI clients contain their cleaning costs by offering 3 full-service cleaning packages to choose from that include vacuuming, pre-treatment, carpet protection (and more) so you will never experience any hard upsells.  Take advantage of our New Client Special Savings today and book your free Carpet Audit or cleaning appointment by calling 888-688-0603 or sending an email to !



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