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ProDry Carpet Cleaning  Grant County, North Central Indiana 

Methods of cleaning:  
1. Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning    Operator: Tim Berg
 Professional dry carpet cleaning services    
Professional carpet cleaning, Grant County, Marion, Fairmount, Gas City, Swayzee, Sweetser, Jonesboro, Wasbash County, Wabash, Anderson, Muncie, Blackford County, Hartford City, Delaware County, Madison County, Blackford County, Hartford City, Delaware County

Service rates - No Hidden Charges
.30 per sq. ft. (300 sq ft minimum charge) 
$3.00 per stain  $25.00 sanitizing covers 200-300 sq. ft.

Our rates are based on your exposed and cleanable square footage.  Our rates include everything - there are no other charges.

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1. Use carpet immediately.    
2. No soap and water left to dry in carpet.   
3. No returning mystery spots.  
4. No dilution of stain or crush resistant materials.  
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ProDry Carpet Cleaning.  Grant County, IN

Professional carpet cleaning, Grant County, Marion, Fairmount, Gas City, Swayzee, Sweetser, Jonesboro, Wasbash County, Wabash, Anderson, Muncie, Blackford County, Hartford City, Delaware County, Madison County, Blackford County, Hartford City, Delaware County

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Carpet Cleaning Consumer Awareness Guide by Tim Berg, owner of ProDry located in Grant County 

Hi! Thanks very much for the opportunity to provide you with information about carpet cleaning and help you choose a carpet cleaning company. I'm the owner of ProDry Carpet Care. I've been in the carpet cleaning business for over four years. And in that time, I've learned that carpet cleaning is the subject of much confusion. In fact, people have so many misconceptions about carpet cleaning that I decided to offer this consumer education guide so when you select a carpet cleaning company, you can make an informed intelligent decision. In just a moment, I'll share with you six costly misconceptions about carpet cleaning. Plus I'll offer four recommendations. And I'll give you six questions you should ask a carpet cleaner before you invite him into your home. 

Misconception #1: You should wait as long as possible before cleaning your carpet. 

No. Dirt is an abrasive - like sandpaper. Every time you step on the carpet, you grind dirt into your carpet fibers. This cuts your carpet, just as if you had used a knife, causing it to wear out faster. A dirty carpet will not last nearly as long as a clean carpet. And while vacuuming helps -- by itself, it's simply not enough. Then, the longer you wait to have your carpet cleaned, the more damage you do to your carpet and the faster it wears out.  

Misconception #2: The only reason to clean carpets is to get out the dirt. 
No. As you probably know, outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust -- and hundreds of other chemicals. When you and your family members come into your home, you carry those pollens, bacteria and chemicals in your hair and on your skin, clothing and shoes. Not surprisingly, all those chemicals, pollens and bacteria wind up -- you guessed it -- in your carpet. 

If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems -- one major source of your problem could be the pollens, fungus, and chemicals in your carpet. 

In addition, as you may know, tobacco smoke contains over 4000 different chemical compounds, 43 of which cause cancer. And even if you don't smoke, those chemicals get on your shoes, you track them in to your home and you leave them in your carpet. If you're sensitive to cigarette smoke, you might find that you'll breath easier after you hire a company to get those harmful chemicals out of your carpet. So in addition to getting rid of dirt, another important reason to clean your carpet is to get rid of pollens, fungus, bacteria, chemicals and the tars and residue from tobacco smoke. 

Misconception #3: One method of carpet cleaning is as good as another. 
No. You can choose from two primary methods: Dry cleaning or hot water extraction. First I'll explain the carpet cleaning method called hot water extraction. This is a fancy way of saying that a hot water cleaning solution under high pressure is forced into the carpet and then sucked out of the carpet. This method is also referred to as steam cleaning even though steam is not used. Some people believe that hot water damages your carpet. Not necessarily. However you need to be careful not to over wet the carpet. 

Sometimes because of the type of soil or because technician error the carpet gets too wet. This causes a number of bad things. Excessive drying times, microbial growth including mold and mildew. Also over wetting can weaken backing and seams and can activate long dormant odors such as old pet accidents. Also while cleaning solution is sprayed into the carpet and immediately sucked out with the soil it had a chance to emulsify in ˝ second, there is no rinsing with clean solution free water. The chemical residue left behind can in fact attract soil and cause your carpet to get dirty faster than before. 

Then there is dry carpet cleaning. Many people believe that dry cleaning your carpet is like dry cleaning your clothing. This is not true. All carpet cleaning methods use water in one from or another. 

Here are the three methods of dry cleaning carpet. 

  1. When a carpet cleaner uses "dry foam", he applies shampoo to your carpet, allow it to dry, and then sucks the dried shampoo into a vacuum. Can you imagine applying shampoo to your hair, allowing it to dry and then removing the shampoo from your head with a vacuum? This method can leave a residue in your carpet, which is one reason dry foam is not very effective. 
  2. The "dry-chem" method is similar to dry foam. The major difference is that when dry-chem is used, the company sets a large cotton bonnet on your carpet. Using a machine, the bonnet spins from side to side, absorbing the dirt that's in the carpet. After the bonnet is saturated with dirt, another cotton bonnet is applied. Bonnet cleaning is like trying to use a large towel to rub the dirt out of your carpet. Like dry foam, its not very effective. 
  3. The dry carpet cleaning method spreads an absorbent dry carpet cleaning mixture on your carpet. Then a special machine gently brushes the mixture into the carpet. The brushes move vertically through the carpet pile lifting and fluffing as they clean. The special compound emulsifies and absorbs the soil. Then a powerful on-board vacuum sucks the cleaning compound and the absorbed soil out of the carpet leaving it clean, Dry and without dirt attracting residue. The secret to carpet cleaning is controlling the moisture applied to the carpet. With this method there is total moisture control. In fact there is only about 10 ounces of moisture applied per 50 feet of carpet. The result is, the carpet is clean and dry within a few minutes. You can actually have your carpets cleaned this afternoon and have a dinner party tonight with clean, bright, sanitized and DRY carpet. More than 100 of the world's carpet manufacturers, recommends this Dry-extraction cleaning process. There is no question that the most gentle and effective way to clean carpeting is the dry-compound method with the special dry-extraction machine. We use the most powerful extractor-vac machine on the market. This is the best machine to thoroughly clean your carpets and rid them of dirt, harmful bacteria, fungus, chemicals, pollens and tobacco residue. 

Misconception #4: Having the right equipment is all a company needs to clean your carpets properly. 
Not true. Many companies own hot-water cleaners or dry cleaning equipment -- but a large number of employees don't know how to use them. You probably know someone who bought the newest computer on the market -- but didn't learn how to use it for a year or more. The same is true with carpet cleaning machines. The company may own good equipment, but the employees may not know how to use it correctly. This is why it's important that you choose your carpet cleaner carefully. 

We have been trained by the leading Dry carpet cleaning company in the business. 

Misconception #5: The company that offers the lowest price is the company you should hire. 
Maybe -- but not always. Here are two important points to consider. 

  • Point #1: The price you see offered may not be for the services you want performed. Before you select a company, decide what you want to accomplish. If you want the carpet cleaner to remove only some of the dirt, you can choose from hundreds of companies that use small sharnpooers or other cleaning methods. Or, you can even rent a machine at the grocery store and do the job yourself. On the other hand, if you want your carpet thoroughly cleaned -- if you want to remove the harmful dirt, bacteria, pollens, chemicals and tobacco residues -- then you need to hire a company that uses a process that will not only clean these things out of your carpet but at the same time sanitizes your carpet. This is the only way to assure that your carpet remains healthy and free from dirt, disease-causing bacteria, and hurtful chemicals. So remember that the price you see offered may not be for the services you want performed. 
  • Point #2: The price you see advertised may not be the price you pay. Many homeowners have learned that the low price they saw advertised was not the amount they were charged. And if you've ever hired a carpet cleaner, you too may have been the victim of false or misleading advertising. You probably learned the hard way that some carpet cleaners offer a cheap price -- usually between $3.95 and $9.95 per room -- and then pressure you into paying a lot more once they get inside your home. Some of them may even break the law by using illegal bait and switch tactics. As in all businesses and professions, the carpet cleaning industry has its share of bad apples. I take no pleasure in telling you this, but some are unethical -- and, sadly, a few are dishonest. By their misleading advertising and false promises, they cast a dark shadow on our entire industry. Then you'll find other carpet cleaners -- professionals like me who work hard to earn your trust and respect. As a way of improving our profession, I've dedicated my business to educating the public. The only way you can make an intelligent decision is to have all the facts you need. This is why I've published this guide. And to help promote my efforts at consumer education, I am constantly educating myself and keeping abreast of new carpet cleaning methods and carpet types and what cleaning procedures manufacturers recommend. 

Misconception #6: Any honest carpet cleaning company should be able to give you an exact price quote over the telephone. 
I wish this were true, but it isn't. Consumers often think that if they want to clean four rooms and the price is $6 per room, then the price will be $24. But this isn't always true. First, honest, reputable carpet cleaning companies usually price carpet cleaning by the square foot. So if you'd like me to tell you the exact cost of cleaning your carpet, I need to know the exact number of square feet that you want cleaned. To get an accurate measurement, I have a measuring wheel I use to calculate the exact size of the carpet area. You'll be glad to know that the carpet area to be cleaned is not nearly as great as most people think. 

For example, if you want your entire home cleaned and your home is 2000 square feet, the amount of carpeting to be cleaned might be only 1200 square feet. This is because most home measurements are outdoor measurements. Plus I deduct the area taken up by walls, room dividers and the like. The result is that the actual area to be cleaned is usually only about 60% of the square footage of the home. 

So even though I can't give you an exact quote over the telephone, here are things I consider when quoting a price. First, the type of carpet. Certain types of carpet are harder to clean than others. So before I can give you a quote, I need to know the type of carpet you want cleaned. Second, the amount of soiling. Carpet that hasn't been cleaned for ten years will take longer to clean than carpet that was cleaned within the last six months. Third, the amount of furniture that has to be moved. If we have to move your furniture, the bid must include that labor. But if you move your furniture, you'll save money. 

To recap, I consider the type of carpet, the amount of soiling, and the amount of furniture that has to be moved. So, as you can now imagine, every quotation is different. 

If you're thinking about having your carpets cleaned, I offer these four recommendations: 

Recommendation #1
Make a commitment to yourself to get your carpets cleaned. The longer they remain dirty, the sooner they'll wear out. Plus the longer you have to breathe all the pollens, fungus, chemicals and dust mites that live in your carpet.

Recommendation #2
List your objectives. Do you want only the dirt removed, something you could do with a rented machine. Or do you want the bacteria, fungus and chemicals safely removed, which will require a dry-extraction process like I use. Do you want to work with an honest, reputable company or are you willing to risk working with the company that offers you the lowest price knowing that company might not be in business tomorrow. 

Recommendation #3
Ask questions. The way you learn about a company is to ask specific questions and listen carefully to the answers. Here are the questions I suggest you ask: 1. What method of carpet cleaning do you recommend? 2. What type of equipment do you use to clean carpet? 3. What does your equipment remove from my carpet? 4. How often should I get my carpets cleaned? 5. What training have you had in cleaning carpets? 

Recommendation #4: Once you're satisfied that you're working with an honest, competent professional, invite him into your home and ask for a specific quotation in writing. A written quotation gives you the assurance that you know exactly what your job will cost -- no surprises.

By following these four recommendations, you'll gain all the information you need to make an informed, intelligent decision. If you want a quick, cheap carpet cleaning job, many companies in the phone book can help you. Or you can rent a shampooer and do the job yourself. But if you want your carpeting to be completely and thoroughly cleaned -- removing the bacteria, fungus, chemicals, pollens, and tobacco products -- then I invite you to call me. I'll be happy to answer your questions -- provide you a cost estimate over the telephone --or come into your home and give you a free written quotation -- without obligation of any kind. 

Here's one last point: I know that many consumers are skeptical about carpet cleaning companies. Before I got into the business, I was skeptical too. So in addition to dedicating my business to consumer education, I do one more thing as well. I guarantee my work. That's right. I fully guarantee every carpet cleaning job we do. If you aren't happy with our work, we'll re-clean the area for free. And if you still aren't pleased, you pay nothing. Not one cent. What could be more fair? 

As a matter of fact, add this question to the list... 

Question #6 is "Do you guarantee your work?" Not all companies do -- and it's important that you have this information before you make your decision. 

Thanks very much for reading this guide. I hope you found it helpful. If you have questions or comments -- or if you'd like to schedule a free, in-home quotation, please call us at ProDry Carpet Care.

On behalf of ProDry Carpet Care--I thank you for your kind attention. This is Tim Berg. 

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