When it comes to carpet, upholstery and furniture cleaning, two businesses are repeatedly talked about and used. These two businesses are Stanley Steemer and Sears carpet cleaning services. But which one is better? Before you can make your choice, there are many things to consider and weigh.
The first and biggest similarity is that both Sears and Stanley Steemer provide a satisfaction guarantee on their services. Though there are some minor differences, the two processes are almost exactly the same. Heat, special cleaning supplies and state-of-the-art cleaning equipment are available in both processes. The reputation of these two companies for providing outstanding services is undeniable.
There are minor differences in the carpet cleaning processes of the two companies: a difference in the cleaning solutions themselves and the names of the different steps and products used. The next difference is that of the equipment. Though both use modern techniques and instruments, Sears boasts equipment that is attached to their trucks and vans, making it a "higher powered" process. Stanley Steemer's equipment is also attached to their vehicles, but this is not an aspect they advertise. Also, Stanley Steemer takes care to mention that the furniture of the room or rooms to be cleaned will be cleared out if at all possible before cleaning, a small service difference of which Sears makes no mention. These differences are largely ones of advertising and not of quality.
Both services have functions on their websites that allow you to estimate how much a job will cost. The Stanley Steemer website has a minimum finished job of $75 and specifies that the price of a space is calculated by square footage. Sears has a minimum order of $80, but gives a clearer estimate of an order because they charge by "area" or space up to 250 square feet, helping you get a better idea of the charge.
Stanley Steemer recommends cleaning your carpets at most every 6 to 12 months, and up to every month if your home is high in traffic, kids and pets. Sears cites "most carpet manufacturers" and recommends you get your carpet cleaned professionally every 12 to 18 months, at least.
The bottom line on these two carpet cleaning companies is that they both even out in the big picture. It is easier to estimate your costs with Sears, but if you calculate it by square footage you may even save money if you go with Stanley Steemer. They both have great reputations and satisfaction guarantees on their services. You probably couldn't go wrong going to either one of these companies for a thorough cleaning of your carpet.