Why do carpet cleaners offer the same service but charge different prices?
The short answer is: they don’t.
The quality of equipment used by carpet cleaning companies varies wildly.
Whereas a local part-time operator may be happy to use a budget machine, offering a service that merely achieves average results, we like to approach things a little differently.
Sure, in the early days of Edwards Jeffery, I would have desperately loved to have saved thousands of pounds worth of investment in machinery if I could have guaranteed the same results.
But I couldn’t.
And that’s why we invested in the best carpet cleaning machines and solutions in the industry.
The problem with budget equipment is that the results simply don’t compare to modern, high powered carpet cleaning machines. And if a company is cutting costs in equipment and solutions, it’s quite possible that they’re also paying lip service to investing in training, accreditation and insurance.
An untrained, uninsured carpet cleaner that is using cheap equipment, is one that will fail to achieve the results you deserve, while leaving you fully exposed to the potential costs of accidental damage.
The cost of purchasing, maintaining and running this equipment – along with keeping training and insurances up to date – inevitably results in a few pounds added to the overall cost of your invoice.
But the results are more than worth it.
Before plumping for the cheapest carpet cleaning quote, you might like to first consider:
1.) How much would it cost to replace your carpets or upholstery? (it is possible to bring many carpets back to NEW condition with experience and quality equipment!)
2.) Are you happy for your furnishings to just “look a little better” or do you want beautifully clean, fresh and hygienic carpets and upholstery?
3.) Would you be disappointed if you saved £20, but the results weren’t as good as you hoped for?
Professional carpet cleaning should be a value added investment; one that saves money on replacements while prolonging the lifespan of your furnishings.
It needn’t be expensive. But nor should it be dirt cheap. (and if it is…well, there’s a good reason for it…)
For more details on the questions you should ask a carpet cleaner, and how to find out if they’re up to the job, check out this article:
In general, the carpet cleaning industry is divided into two camps:
1.) Those who are fully insured, suitably trained and use quality equipment that gets great results (backed by a 100% guarantee)
2.) Operators who use budget, rental quality machinery and lack any training or insurance.
Choosing a company in the first camp means you’ll get the best possible results while negating the risk of any damage or expensive mistakes.