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Do People Really Believe They Can Get Good Quality Carpet Cleaning For Those Really Low Prices They See Advertised?
But in most cases these low priced carpet cleaning companies practice some serious bait-and-switch. And most of us in the industry know it and despise it. But consumers keep falling for these unethical cleaners. So what can you do about it? Let's take a look below at some really good tips to avoid being ripped off by these scammers.
Questions You Need To Ask To Avoid Being Ripped Off
We will go over other carpet cleaning scams in a future article but for now what we are referring to is the pricing and low quality cleaning scams.
So Here Are Some Questions You Need To Ask
1. Is the company licensed and insured. This is the starting point. You should NEVER let any company into your home to clean your carpets if they are not licensed and insured.
2. Do they offer FREE no obligation quotes. If the company is not willing to come to your home, or place of business, and give you a quote they are probably not worth hiring. There are exceptions, but any quality carpet cleaning company should be willing to take a look at the job and what it entails BEFORE they give you a price.
Think about this: how in the world can a company tell you the price of the job when they don't know the type of carpet. the square footage, the degree of soiling, the amount of stains, the type of stains, and the logistics of the job? How can they accurately quote you a price? In most cases they quote a price, get to your home, see the job, and jack the price through the roof. Do not let this happen!
And if they are reputable they will come back to your home as quickly as possible and address any concerns that you might have about the cleaning they did for you.
Some of these carpet cleaning companies are using tools that clean worse than the machines you see rented out at your local store and they are using cleaning agents that could end up turning your pets into three headed aliens. Joke. But, seriously, what is used to clean your carpet and how it is used is important...so ask them.
These are the main questions to ask when hiring a reputable carpet cleaning company in Vancouver, Washington. There are others, but these are more related to pricing. And we can also throw something else to look for when hiring a carpet cleaning company - how do they look.
No, they don't have to look like Brad Pitt or George Clooney or the latest and greatest fitness model (female and male). To be quite honest most cleaners look like they need to get on some fitness program. But what we mean is how is their general appearance? Do they have teeth for example - another joke. There are probably some pretty good toothless carpet cleaners but you sorta know what we mean but just in case....
If your cleaner shows up looking like he or she has been on a three day bender and smells like a Jack Daniels distillery....well...uhhh...probably not a good sign.
If you need any carpet cleaning done, give us a call today. We will be more than happy to come to your home or place of business and show you the quality of our carpet cleaning company.
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