How to Avoid Four Carpet Cleaning Rip-Offs
UNBELIEVABLE LOW PRICE. To some degree, all of us are attracted by low price because we want to work within a budget.
But some carpet cleaners use price as the bait for them for their false and misleading advertising. They offer a cheap price-usually between $3.95 and $9.95 per room and then once there’re in your home, they pressure you into buying “add-ons.” It’s as if you were buying a car and found that the dealer was charging you extra for the tires and steering wheel. Carpet cleaning is not as cheap as some unethical carpet cleaner would like you to believe.
BAIT AND SWITCH. Dual process carpet cleaning describes the process of shampooing or heavy preconditioning, followed with hot water extraction cleaning. Unfortunately, unethical carpet cleaners often use dual process as a bait-and-switch technique.
Here’s how it’s done: first they bait you with a basic cleaning (single process) at an unbelievable low price. Then when you call, they try to “switch” you to the more expensive dual-process cleaning. If you don’t fall for their switch and choose their basic, service you’ll likely receive poor workmanship using little or no chemical and they will not guarantee their work.
UNSUPPORTED CLAIMS. “THIS CLEANING METHOD IS THE BEST.” You’ll read this in almost every ad. You’ll hear this from virtually every carpet cleaner. Remember this: the method that’s best for you is the one that achieves your goal. If you want a method that dries quickly, then a method that takes a long time to dry isn’t the best for you. So before you choose a carpet cleaner, identify your objectives. Then select the method that best reaches those objectives.
OUTDATED BELIEFS. “HOT WATER DAMAGES YOUR CARPET.” Years ago, many people believe this was true because their carpets were damaged by “technicians” who didn’t know how to properly clean using hot water. But today, we know it’s false. By washing and then rinsing your carpet with hot water, your carpet is thoroughly cleaned-in the same way that the person who showers and then rinses off the dirt and soap will be much cleaner than the person who take only a sponge bath. Obviously, each carpet cleaner will be biased toward his own method. And each method does have advantages. Shaw Industries, the largest carpet manufacturer in the world, recommends only hot water extraction cleaning with a truck-mounted unit.
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We want you to be super-pleased – in fact, absolutely delighted with every carpet,tile,upholstery job that we do. So every job comes with our iron-clad risk-free guarantee. What does that mean? Simply this: if you aren’t happy with our work, we’ll reclean the area for free. And if you still aren’t pleased, you pay nothing. Not one cent. Many companies don’t guarantee their work- but we feel nothing is more important than your complete and total satisfaction. We stand behind every job 100%. If you ever have any questions or concerns about our work please call us right away.