Choosing The Right Company To Clean Your Carpets And Furnishings For Christmas
December is the busiest period for almost all carpet and upholstery cleaning companies.
While some homeowners will live with a soiled carpet through the summer and Autumn months, the festive period means you’ll likely have many more visitors and family dropping by than usual.
So, it’s common sense that most people want to make a great impression by decorating their home and making sure it looks its very best before the last week of December.
But how do you choose the right company to clean your soft furnishings and flooring? (Hint: don’t ever choose on price…)
First, do your research.
If you simply work your way through the search engines calling a number of local companies, you’ll get an equal number of different quotes.
Some will be temptingly cheap (perhaps with an unexpected financial sting in the tail).
Others will be just as cheap, but honest.
Many will be middle of the road; a fair service with fair prices and fair results.
And a few will be a little more expensive.
If you pay more for a carpet and upholstery clean, it is not usually because the company has an inflated sense of their worth, or is greedy…
It’s merely simple economics.
Here’s 2 examples:
If Company A is operating part-time with no insurance, no recognized training and a second hand machine with a decade of age, they significantly minimize their costs and so can keep their charge rates at the bottom of the scale.
But the trade-off for you – the customer – is that the results will be compromised and the risks of things not going to plan will increase.
The (slightly more expensive) alternative is Company B.
Although Company B’s quote almost certainly won’t be as cheap as Company A, there will be several important reasons for this.
One reason will be the investment in equipment, training and insurance that adds obvious overheads to the cost of running the business.
Attending industry training events and taking the time off work to do so is never cheap, but means that the company acquires far more knowledge than a lazy carpet cleaner who “wings” it day by day.
Investing in and maintaining the best machinery also requires significant funds but ensures you get the best result possible.
And I’m sure I don’t need to point out the value of hiring an insured carpet cleaner versus the risks of letting an uninsured operative into your home!
Yes, in some small way, you’re paying for all this. But you’re also benefiting from peace of mind knowing that you’re getting a quality service, great results and you’ll not be liable for any potential risk.
If you’re looking to book our services before Christmas, please contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We offer carpet and upholstery cleaning in Bridgend, Cardiff and throughout South Wales.