What You Need to Know BEFORE Hiring a Carpet Cleaning Company
Here are some insider tips on what to look for in hiring a professional cleaning company.
First, don’t just hire the cheapest company in your city. With a service, cheaper isn’t always better. Chances are, the cheap price cleaners use cheap equipment, cheap chemicals, and cheap labor. This is a recipe for disaster. In many cases, these “cheap” cleaners can do more damage than good for your carpet.
Here’s the deal: anyone can start a carpet cleaning business with as little as $50. And the problem is, over half the carpet cleaning businesses started this year are started with the wrong equipment, wrong chemicals, and lack of training.
The right equipment should consist of, at bare minimum, truck-mounted carpet cleaning equipment. This equipment usually ranges in the neighborhood of $10,000-$30,000. Most of the start-up or “cheap” coupon based carpet cleaners use portable equipment. Sometimes they use machines rented at a grocery store. Portable cleaning equipment can never do what truck-mounted equipment can.
The right chemicals are very important. Cheap carpet cleaning chemicals are high in residue and cause soil to attract to the carpet after cleaning. In addition, the best cleaning agents for spot removal are never cheap. To get the job done right, a cleaner must have the more state-of-the-art spot removal agents in his truck. If he doesn’t, you’ll be left with a poor job.
And what about the guy cleaning your carpet? If the company he works for is cheap, it’s unlikely there was ever a background check done on the guy cleaning in your bedroom. It’s also unlikely much, if any, training was done for specialty spot removal. And in order for his company to make any profit, he’s forced to rush through your cleaning at break neck speed. He wouldn’t be able to do a good job even if he knew how.
If spots return after the cleaning, you’ll likely get a run-around. The cheap companies never guarantee their work.
If a company charges cheap prices, they can’t afford to give you the best service. If they clean with the right equipment, chemicals, and qualified cleaning technicians, they can’t stay in business charging the cheapest prices.
When it comes to hiring a carpet cleaner, you get what you pay for. Don’t be mislead with the cheap coupons. The companies that charge cheap prices can’t afford to deliver anything but a cheap service. When it comes to something as valuable as carpeting, saving a few dollars on hiring a service may cost thousands in the long run.