There are many cleaners out there that claim to be experts at cleaning carpet, tile or upholstery cleaning but the companies that have certified carpet cleaning technicians are the ones that can back up that claim.

It would be a bad idea to hire a driver without a driver’s license or a dentist who isn’t licensed. It’s also a bad idea to hire a carpet cleaning company whose technicians aren’t certified cleaning specialists. Non-Certified companies probably aren’t IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certified) certified, may not carry liability insurance in case something goes wrong in your home and may employ technicians that are more salesperson than cleaning experts.

The carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning industry watchdog group is known as the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or the IICRC.  One of the IICRC’s main duties is to certify carpet, tile and upholstery companies as well as their employees through a level of competency exams.  In addition, IICRC Certified firms must prove they carry adequate insurance and are competent in all facets of cleaning in which they are certified.

Its ironic many will invite a total stranger in their home based on a coupon they found or the lowest price in town.  Many could care less if the company has insurance, has knowledgeable technicians or if the technician is a sex offender or convicted thief UNTIL something goes wrong.  Did you know if you invite a contractor onto your property and their employee gets hurt and their employer has no liability insurance YOU may be left holding the bag for injuries?

Tru Clean is a Certified Partner with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the international Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In addition we are A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List and each technician is certified by the world’s most respected certification body for textile professionals.

Don’t invite just anyone into your home and avoid “kids on commission” salespeople calling themselves “technicians.”  Quality doesn’t have to cost more.  We recently were called to “fix” a problem a discount carpet cleaning company caused at a clients home and the homeowner admitted she hired them because they were the “cheapest company she could find.”  Because her carpeting was still under warranty Shaw Industries told her to contact us to see if we could salvage her textile.  Being cheap can be expensive!

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Services provided:  Carpet Cleaning, Tile and Grout Cleaning, Upholstery and Leather Cleaning, Mattress Cleaning, Oriental, Wool and Silk Area Rug Cleaning, Pet Urine and Odor Treatments and Grout Staining.

Areas Serviced:  Cape Coral, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Lehigh Acres, Sanibel, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, Punta Gorda FL.