At the end of summer, in early September, when the days are hopefully still warm, we steam clean the carpets. It was that time again. When I mentioned it to Tom the other day, he sort of groaned, so I asked, "Would you like to pay to have it done this year?"
"I would LOVE it!" he answered. And so I assigned him to research a company and set it up. Yesterday he used the online Yellow Pages and found several companies. He called Coit first, a big company, and they were expensive and couldn't do it until the end of the month. So he called Affordable Joe. His price was better, his customer reviews were very good, and he could come tomorrow.
So this morning we cleared out the family room.
Joe, or his employee, arrived about 2:00 this afternoon and got right to work. He cleaned the family room, the stairs and the up stairs hallway, and was done in about an hour.
It was 84 here today, and will be warm again tomorrow, so we'll soon have dry, clean carpets.
We had to pay more than when we rent a rug machine, but Tom is very happy to have had that job taken off his shoulders. We've reached that stage when we will be paying for more and more services. Good for us and good for the economy.