Not all carpet cleaning companies offer the same process & service when it comes to professional carpet cleaning. Not all carpet cleaning companies are professional. Not all carpet cleaning companies give a S**T. Not all carpet cleaning companies play fair.
You Get What You Pay For
Not always true but it makes sense. Ferrari is better quality than Kia. Stands to reason. A Saville Row suit is better than Burtons. Ok, all a bit extreme – but you get the point.
So lets look at what puts the cost UP with carpet cleaning;
- Raw materials and their quality and therefore their cost. Professional chemicals are not cheap!
- Equipment. A professional carpet cleaning machine can cost several thousand pounds right up to over £20,000. That’s just 1 piece of equipment. Or a cheap semi-commercial crap machine can cost from £99.
- Training & insurance. If you want to undercut the competition then why bother!!!
- Labour cost. Time spent on a job is crucial for a deep clean. Or a quick steam over is less time!
- Advertising. All companies need to advertise. Its costs. Cowboys tend not to bother. They normally leaflet drop.
So here you have just five examples of cost but there are many more. The above represents the main costs that affect the charge for carpet cleaning.
5 Rooms – Any Size – £65.00!!!
A genuine advertisement. How is this even possible? I have cleaned carpets in mansions before and the rooms are massive. We are talking rooms that exceed 40ft. Imagine cleaning 5 of them. You would have to be there all day and then some. Even in a small house it takes several hours.
So, how do they do it? In my opinion it’s got to be a joke or they up the price when they get there. Tactics of pressure selling also known as “Bait-and-Switch”. They could also offer the quickest, cheapest, most appalling clean ever. Either way it is impossible for a pro carpet cleaning company to offer prices at this level and stay in business. So the conclusion is they are not professional at all! Beware people.
How Much to Replace Your Carpets?
I cleaned some carpets, for a customer in Ipswich, and they explained that all the carpets were only a couple of years old. Why? A so called professional carpet cleaner (on the cheap) cleaned her carpets, shrunk them all and then told her to claim on her insurance! Imagine the frustration the customer felt. He only answered the phone once and then refused to speak to her ever again. I’ve heard these types of nightmare stories way too much. It goes on folks so try to think less about saving money and more about the realistic cost of professional carpet cleaning. Plus it’s hard work, especially in the hot weather.