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    Suggestions for Carpet Cleaning Service

    I know nothing about carpet cleaning services, so I figured I go to the most intelligent subset of the population for assistance. My house is south of Des Moines about 30 miles and I have four bedrooms, a dining room, and a hallway and staircase. Stanley Steamer quoted over the phone a price of $180, is that too much? Is Stanley steamer a quality outfit? Please, your input, anybody! Thanks!



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    Re: Suggestions for Carpet Cleaning Service

    Whoever you go with just be careful that you only get your carpets cleaned and don't wind up joining a cult.


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    Re: Suggestions for Carpet Cleaning Service

    Depending on how bad your carpets are, you can rent one from Home Depot, Lowes, or pretty much any hardware store. I do that about once every 6 months or so. It is something like $20-$30 for a day rental and buying the solution which lasts about 2 or 3 cleanings. But if the carpets are really bad, I would hire somebody.



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    Re: Suggestions for Carpet Cleaning Service

    Buy one and do it yourself. It is not that hard.



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    Re: Suggestions for Carpet Cleaning Service

    Quote Originally Posted by isugcs View Post
    I know nothing about carpet cleaning services, so I figured I go to the most intelligent subset of the population for assistance. My house is south of Des Moines about 30 miles and I have four bedrooms, a dining room, and a hallway and staircase. Stanley Steamer quoted over the phone a price of $180, is that too much? Is Stanley steamer a quality outfit? Please, your input, anybody! Thanks!
    I could really see the thread title leading the responses down the wrong road...if in Des Moines Steamatic does a great job, and the guys have been pretty educated-


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    Re: Suggestions for Carpet Cleaning Service

    Quote Originally Posted by jmb View Post
    I could really see the thread title leading the responses down the wrong road...if in Des Moines Steamatic does a great job, and the guys have been pretty educated-
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    Re: Suggestions for Carpet Cleaning Service

    I would highly recommend using a professional carpet cleaning service versus renting your own. Rented cleaners typically do not have enough suction power, and the soap stays in your carpet. That soap will attract soiling like a magnet and your carpet will get dirty very quickly and look worse than it did before.



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    Re: Suggestions for Carpet Cleaning Service

    I have my own as well. mainly because my dog always tracks mud in the house. if you keep up with it once every few months it is pretty easy.
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    Re: Suggestions for Carpet Cleaning Service

    Serv King! Never had any problems.



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    Re: Suggestions for Carpet Cleaning Service

    My wife works in the flooring business and she says to never, ever soap your carpet...ruins it and voids any warrentee you might have. Hot water extraction is the only way to go, so find a place that does hot water extraction...should be easy.



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    Re: Suggestions for Carpet Cleaning Service

    We just used
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    Re: Suggestions for Carpet Cleaning Service

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupnmustard View Post
    Whoever you go with just be careful that you only get your carpets cleaned and don't wind up joining a cult.


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    Re: Suggestions for Carpet Cleaning Service

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    Re: Suggestions for Carpet Cleaning Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I would highly recommend using a professional carpet cleaning service versus renting your own. Rented cleaners typically do not have enough suction power, and the soap stays in your carpet. That soap will attract soiling like a magnet and your carpet will get dirty very quickly and look worse than it did before.
    Ditto.

    $180 is not out of line, unless you live in a closet.



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