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There aren't many things worse than paying good money to get a service
like carpet cleaning and ending up with nothing but a dirty, wet carpet.
There are many things that a dishonest person can do when cleaning carpet
to rip people off. They get away with it because people just don't know
that they have been taken. So we are listing some of the things that you
need to look out for. This is not a complete list, by any means, but it is
meant to give you an idea of the kind of things that are being done.
|Get your whole house cleaned for 35.00
|This sounds really good doesn't it? I have been cleaning carpet
for almost 20 years now and have never seen a truly professional
carpet cleaner use this kind of add. A true pro knows he just won't
make any money at 35.00 dollars per house. It is impossible to do
so and the bottom line is you have to be in business to make a profit.
In many cases the person doing the work isn't the owner of the business,
but a technician who only gets a percentage of he income he produces.
At top pay of 40 percent commission he would only make $14.00 dollars
if he did your house for $35 dollars. Now ask your self how good
a job is this person going to do for $14.00? Right, that is why
they will say this:|
|Your carpets need to be
pre-treated with our special traffic lane
cleaner (or something to that effect) if we don't pre-treat them the
carpets won't come clean (or they will get dirty faster), it its 50
cents per sq. ft.
|This is where they get you,
pre-treating the traffic lanes is something
that should be done in most cases but, it ISN'T something that a
reputable company would charge for and the most expensive traffic
lane cleaner that I can find costs less that a penny per sq. ft.
to use, so there is just no reason to charge 40 cents per sq. ft.
unless you want to bump up the price because you didn't charge
enough in the first place to make a profit. That is where they get their money. If the
customer chooses not to get the pretreatment the "carpet cleaner"
will be in and out of there in 30 minutes or less. And sometimes
even if they do get the extra money they still won't be there more
than half an hour or so. Then while their cleaning they will come to
you and say:|
|If you don't get the
Carpet Protector reapplied to your carpet
all of the stains will come back.
|Be very weary if you hear this.
All carpet protectors are designed to make the carpet stay
cleaner longer, aid in spot and stain removal, and lessen the
amount of dirt the carpet holds on to. If a carpet
cleaner gets a spot or stain out of the carpet it should never
come back. However sometimes they do and applying carpet
protector isn't going to stop that for the most part. Having
said that you need to know that some carpet protectors have a
chemical to limit wicking, which is one cause of reappearing stains,
but there is no guarantee that if you get a carpet protector applied
to your carpet none of the stains will come back. Nor is there a
guarantee that if you do not get a carpet protector applied to your
carpet that the stains will come back. Don't trust a carpet
cleaner who tells you this.|
In the end there is one of two things that happened 1. You paid only
$35 and got dirty wet carpet then had to call someone else out to clean
the carpet and take more time out of your life and quite possibly a lot
more money to fix the last cleaning. 2. You paid possibly hundreds of
dollars and got
dirty wet carpet and still had to have someone come out and fix the last
cleaning also. So if you want your carpet cleaned and you are mainly concerned
about the price you might just end up paying more in the long run.
I personally had a local company call me at my house and say the following
to me when I asked about their qualifications:
|Them - "We are certified by 3M."|
|Me - "What does that mean?|
|Them - "That means we will do a good job, after all do you think
a company like 3M would deal with a company that doesn't do a good job?"|
When I heard that I just couldn't contain my self. I told the gal on
the phone that I was a professional carpet cleaner and I knew that 3M
doesn't certify anyone, what they do is give a license to advertise the
3M brand. Sure there is a test to pass in order to get the license. It
deals with the application of Scotchguard and the advertising of the brand.
There is no questions or information in any way associated with carpet
cleaning on the test, or in any of the materials associated with the test.
Ultimately you need to understand that in order to get a good professional
job you are going to have to pay a reasonable amount. Sure you want to
get a good deal, but if you pay even just $35 dollars and don't get a
clean carpet did you get a good deal? When looking for a company to use,
don't let the price be what sways you, in this business the old saying
applies... If it sounds to good to be true it probably is!
I hope this page and the rest of the site has helped you. If you have
any questions please feel free to email me: Jeff@wecleanyourcarpets.com
or call: 405-631-1209