If you think a good, professional carpet cleaning company is expensive, you should look at the cost of hiring a bad carpet cleaner..
Let’s imagine for a moment you’ve decided that you need your carpets and upholstery cleaned…
There are 2 immediately apparent options: You can either rent a supermarket machine (no names mentioned!) or search the internet for a professional company that will do the work for you and (hopefully!?) obtain better results.
Upon ringing around various companies, you find that there are differences in prices. In fact, there seems to be 2 distinct pricing camps; Fair or very cheap!
There is a usually a good reason for this…
Let’s take a look at what every conscientous carpet cleaning company should be able to demonstrate as standard:
Full insurance (to protect you against accidental damage!)
Valid 100% guarantee
Top of the range, expensive machinery and equipment
Safe and effective premium products
In depth knowledge of specialist stain removal
Training in carpet fibre identification
Fully trained and qualified staff
There is always someone who will do it cheaper…
As I’m sure you can appreciate there are costs associated with maintaining these standards and obtaining results you just can’t get from a rental machine or a company employing cheap labour and using sub-standard equipment.
Carpet cleaning as an industry has a low barrier of entry. After all, anybody can hire a mchine from their local shop, throw it in the boot of a car, print some cheap leaflets and, hey presto, they are in business!!!
But, is this the type of company you want to clean your carpets and upholstery???
Skilled and effective carpet and upholstery cleaning can save thousands of pounds in alternative replacements. It can even prolong the lifespan of your expensive investments…
Why would you risk losing these benefits – or even worse – damaging your expensive furnishings, all for the sake of saving a very small amount of money?
It is worth remembering the old adage: “Beware the cost of the lowest price”