You know you have to clean your carpets again, now that the springtime rainy season and the mud season are done. You may even have several coupons to give you a discount on services from a number of carpet cleaning companies. Yet, how do they define a room, an area, etc.? Trying to figure out what they mean so that you can calculate the costs of their carpet cleaning services ahead of time can be complex or challenging. Here is how most companies look at the carpeted areas in your home and charge you based on these definitions.
A Room Is Defined as Any Enclosed Square Space Regardless of Size
If you have a tiny little room with less than fifty square feet of carpeting, it is still considered a room by the carpet cleaning company. Because it is enclosed and has a doorway leading out of the space, it is a room. Even if it exists as a living space in the middle of a long stretch of hallway, it is still a room. Because there are no changes in fees for what is considered a small room, medium room, or large room, you will be charged the room rate for any space that qualifies under this definition.
A Hallway Is a Hallway Is a Hallway
There really is no mistaking what a hallway is. It may stretch out the full length of the house, turn corners, pass under closed doors into rooms, etc., but it is still a hallway. Breaks in the carpeted areas that are floored with another material do not change anything because this is still a hallway. You will be charged a flat rate for a hallway no matter what.
Some people have carpeted stairs. The result is that the carpeting on stairs is very dirty, very worn, and not so easily cleaned as you might expect. That is why there is a separate fee just for cleaning carpeted stairs. Usually, most carpet cleaning companies charge a pretty reasonable rate for the stairs, or they will offer to do the stairs or a hallway for free if you have more than three carpeted rooms cleaned in the same visit. If you have more than one set of carpeted stairs in your home, you will be charged a separate fee for each set of stairs cleaned, and that typically includes a horseshoe-shaped, double-descending set of stairs in a grand foyer.
For more information, contact a company like Bravo Cleaning & Restoration.