The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Carpet Cleaning Company

If you’ve never hired a professional carpet cleaning service before, it may feel like you’re taking a shot in the dark when hiring one for the first time. Instead, equip yourself with the right knowledge and questions to ask your carpet cleaners with our Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Carpet Cleaning Company.

Are the technicians trained and certified?

Yes, there really is a certification program for carpet cleaning professionals! In order to ensure the work your carpet cleaning company knows their stuff, check to see if the technicians are certified and have completed hands-on training. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Carpet cleaning technicians who are IICRC certified learn about different stains and their treatment methods and have been trained in the proper use of the chemicals and equipment they use.

Is the company bonded and insured?

Checking to see if your carpet cleaning company is bonded and insured is another step to verify that the company is a credible and established business that you can trust. A reliable cleaning service will also run background checks on their employees. Checking on these details will give you peace of mind when allowing someone from that company into your home.

Do they have experience and good reviews?

Quality work is a result of good education and experience. Looking into how long a company has been in business is a good practice to ensure you’re getting the best service. Reviews are another way to discover the level of work they do. Check out the company’s Facebook, Google page or Angie’s List profile to find reviews. While these online tools are very helpful, don’t forget about checking them out the old fashion way – ask your friends and neighbors! Chances are people in your community can give you first hand advice on the company you’re looking into.

Are the prices too good to be true?

Price is just one factor in choosing a the right carpet cleaning company. Usually, you get what you pay for. If a price seems too good to be true, chances are it is. Don’t get hung up on choosing a cleaning service just based on the price. Think of carpet cleaning as an investment. Sometimes, “cheaper” can be more expensive in the long run. Hiring true professionals can mean the difference between a clean carpet and having to spend thousands to replace your carpets. You don’t have to do it very often, so make sure you’re getting quality work that will last.  


If you’re in the market for a carpet cleaning service now, give us a call! Or visit our website and make sure we check out first! If you have any more questions about our services or qualifications, we’d be happy to answer them for you.


Don’t Neglect Your Area Rug

Area rugs are beautiful works of art. If you had an expensive painting that got scratched, you wouldn’t just leave it, you’d find someone to repair it and take care of it. The same goes for your rug. Yes, this particular piece of art is meant to endure a certain amount of wear and tear (so don’t try to protect it from normal traffic) but by all means don’t neglect it either. Cleaning and maintenance for your area rug is highly important to prolong its life.

Bedroom With Vaulted Ceiling And Sitting Area

Area Rug Maintenance

  • Rotate your rug – One best practice for area rugs is frequent (annual) rotation. Depending on how you have your rug placed, some areas may see a lot more traffic or sunlight than others. To even out the wear and tear and avoid over-fading, rotate your rug yearly.
  • Protect with padding – Some rugs require extra padding to be placed beneath it to stabilize and protect it. Check with your retailer to see if your rug will benefit from this extra support.
  • Safely store – Before sending your rug into storage, vacuum it thoroughly or get it professionally cleaned. When storing your area rug, never fold it — always roll it. Ensure that it’s stored in a dry location. Packing it with mothballs is a good precaution against insect damage if your rug is made from natural fibers.

Cleaning Your Area Rug

  • Vacuum frequently – Vacuuming your area rug is just as important as vacuuming your wall-to-wall carpeting to remove dirt, dust, dander and whatever else may be sinking into its fibers. Handmade area rugs often allow for dirt to filter through it, so lift up your rug and be sure to vacuum underneath too! Just make sure to avoid sucking up any fringe with your vacuum!
  • Damage control – If something spills on your rug, the quicker you act, the safer your rug will be. Even just a water spill should be dried quickly using paper towels and a hair dryer. Don’t forget to dry the underside also. With other stains and spills blot up what you can immediately, then consult a professional for further stain removal steps. Trying to clean it yourself could make it worse.
  • Regular cleaning – When the time comes, most area rugs should be professionally cleaned, especially if it’s handmade. If it’s a machine-made rug, check the label for cleaning instructions.

If your area rug is in need of some tender loving care, give Morris Carpet Cleaning a call for a professional cleaning. We can pick-up, clean, and deliver it to your house or you can take advantage of our cash and carry discount (20% off) by dropping off and picking up at our facility.

Presidents’ Day Sale – 20% OFF!

Celebrate Presidents’ Day with us and receive 20% off on all wall to wall carpet cleaning from February 15 through March 15. Take advantage of a great discount on a service that your carpet really needs this time of year.


Morris Carpet Cleaning of Oregon, owned by the Morris family, is a locally-owned family business. We have been working in the McMinnville community since 1988. We are specialists in residential and commercial carpet cleaning, serving areas including Yamhill County, Portland Metro counties, Salem, and Coastal Communities.

Not only do we clean carpets, but our team’s expertise extends to area rugs, upholstery, HVAC, duct cleaning, window washing and hardwood floor cleaning. Over the years, we’ve grown in order to accommodate more homes and businesses. With the recent addition of our new technician, Mike Miller, the Morris Carpet Cleaning team can now accommodate our customer’s schedules even better.

Winter in the Willamette Valley brings a lot of rain, and mud can often be tracked into your house. At this point, your carpet has probably accumulated more dirt than you want to live with. From holiday visitors to pets and kids, that carpet has seen better days.

Getting your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year is very beneficial for your home and business. Not only do they look great, but clean carpets help maintain a healthier indoor environment for your family and customers. Dirty carpets containing dust mites, animal dander, dirt and fungi spores can pollute your air quality, cause respiratory issues, lead to skin irritation and infection, and aggravate allergies.

Residential cleanings can be scheduled for weekdays between 7:30am – 4pm. Commercial cleanings occur in the evenings by the Morris Carpet Cleaning night crew. Our office is open weekdays from 9am – 5pm. To schedule an appointment call (503) 472-3889.

This Presidents’ day, give your carpets (and your pocketbooks) the “Presidential Treatment” with 20% off all wall to wall carpet cleaning with Morris Carpet Cleaning of Oregon.

7 Benefits of Professional Carpet Cleaning


How often do you think about the condition of your carpets? Probably not as often as you ought to. We walk across them, our animals sleep on them, our kids play on them — think about how much dirt, dander and grime accumulates underneath the surface! While frequent vacuuming helps to maintain a clean carpet, there are some benefits that only professional carpet cleaning can provide.

Maintain a Healthy Home

  • Rid your carpet of dust mites. Your carpet is a playground for these microscopic creatures. You often share your home with them without even knowing. Unfortunately, vacuuming isn’t enough to evacuate these little visitors. However, a professional carpet cleaner has the equipment to steam clean your carpet — killing and ridding your home of your unwanted guests.
  • Extract trapped pollutants. Dirty carpets harbor several sources of indoor air pollutants, including dust, pet dander, aerosol remnants, and smoke residue. Frequent traffic on your carpet will agitate these pollutants releasing them into the air. Using cleaning agents, professional carpet cleaners will cleanse your carpet and remove deeply trapped pollutants.
  • Prevent mold growth. Carpets that are exposed to frequent moisture either through high humidity or recurring spills are highly susceptible to mold growth. If not properly dried, the moisture will sink into the carpet fibers where mold and mildew will gladly make their home. Prevent mold and mildew growth with the help of a professional carpet cleaner and their high-powered cleaners and dryers.

Avoid Causing Unintentional Damage

  • Don’t fray your fibers. These days, there’s always a DIY option. People love to save money and find a way to do it themselves. However, as an inexperienced carpet cleaner, you can often do harm to your carpet by inadvertently tearing and sucking up fibers. A professional has higher quality equipment and experience to avoid this damage.
  • Dodge discoloration. When cleaning carpet yourself, it’s common to be inconsistent with your cleaning patterns. Cleaning one area more quickly than another can cause discoloration and an uneven overall pattern when dried. A well trained technician knows how to avoid this.

Help Your Carpets Last Longer

  • Don’t let dirt sit. Allowing dirt, sand and other particles from the outdoors to sit in your carpet will accelerate its deterioration. Frequent vacuuming along with occasional visits from a carpet cleaning service will ensure that your carpets will look new and remain fresh.
  • Treat stains appropriately. Stains can be very tricky to treat. Depending on the substance spilled, the home remedy solution or supermarket cleaners may not do the job properly. A professional carpet cleaning service has experience with all types of stains and has access to the solutions that will best treat your stain.

A clean carpet is important in maintaining a healthy home. We know that it’s not always easy to care for your carpets when you’re busy with work and family and other priorities. So take the pressure off yourself and schedule a professional carpet cleaning appointment with Morris Carpet Cleaning of Oregon.