The Importance of Using Corner Guards

May 9, 2024

Have you ever gotten your carpets cleaned and after the technician leaves you noticed scrapes on the wall? You stand there scratching your head. Has this damage always been there? You can't help but wonder if it really was a result of the technician’s carelessness. Thankfully, if you hire a carpet cleaner that uses corner guards, you won’t one into this problem.

What Are Corner Guards And Why Should They Be Used?

Corner guards are plastic shields that wrap around the corners of walls in your home to protect them from damage caused by carpet cleaning hoses. As hoses are pulled through the house, they can rub, scuff, and mark up the corners in your home. Whether the corners are square or rounded, the rubbing of the hose may actually break off bits of drywall or texture. In some cases, the damage inflicted will require touch up painting or re-texturing of the drywall. It is also important to note that stair-posts, banisters and baseboards are not immune to this damage.

Questions to Ask Carpet Cleaning Companies

Homeowners, property managers, and real estate agents should ask whether a potential carpet cleaning company uses corner guards. If the carpet cleaning company says “no” or claims their technicians do not need them, it is highly advised that you do not let them in your home or business. 

Asking these questions will also put the carpet cleaners on alert that you are a discriminating customer who values their property. The cleaners will be more conscious of the quality of work they are providing. Homeowners should request that corner guards be used and document any damage done by carpet cleaning hoses.

Our Promise | Hydro Clean Carpet Cleaning

As a professional carpet cleaner in Colorado Springs, we use corner guards on every job. Ensuring a quality clean while showing the utmost respect for you and your property is our promise. Check out our services and see how we can help you.