There are a lot of upholstery cleaning services available here in Easton, MD, and you want to be sure you are hiring a reliable company who you can trust with your furniture. However, there are a lot of companies that are less than reputable, so how do you separate the wheat from the chaff?

Well, Action Carpet and Cleaning has your back! We threw together this quick list of questions that every reputable upholstery cleaning service should be able to answer to your satisfaction before you hire them. Let's have a look:

1. Do They Have Liability Insurance?

This is easily one of the most important questions to ask any prospective upholstery cleaning service, because if anything goes wrong, you don't want to be stuck with the financial backlash of a botched job.

If your prospective upholstery cleaning service is cagey about answering this question, or answers in the negative, you're definitely going to want to find a different company to entrust with your furniture. It's simply not worth the risk!

2. How Much Experience Do They Have with This Type of Work?

This is another very important factor to consider when hiring a firm to handle your job. Between the equipment, techniques, and familiarity with the needs of different types of fabric, there is a lot that can go wrong, and you are definitely going to want to work with a company that knows how to navigate the process properly, to avoid any potential damage to your furniture.

A good rule of thumb is to expect a company to have at least one year of experience in upholstery cleaning before you will consider them for the job.

3. Do They Provide References?

One of the best ways to judge the worth of a prospective upholstery cleaning service is by word of mouth, the proof is in the pudding. It's a good idea to ask for at least three references to get a good idea of the level of customer feedback, and avoid spending too much time combing the area, in the event of looking at a large number of prospective firms.

4. How Much Notice Will They Require?

Any successful upholstery cleaning outfit will likely have a waiting list. It will be important to know that how long in advance they will need to be booked, because you will have to arrange a time that is convenient for you to be home to receive them, for at least a few hours on the day of service. The whole thing will go much more smoothly if you have an idea of how much advance warning a company will need. This question will save you a scheduling headache.

There you have it! Just by answering these four simple questions to your satisfaction, a prospective upholstery cleaning firm will have gone a long way to prove their worth to you, the client.