How to Select a Cleaning Professionals
It’s amazing how hard it can be to make the right carpet cleaning decisions. I had to learn just like you, but I get experience every day, so here are some pointers I have learned from trial and error.
Tip One: Choosing a company solely by price doesn’t work.
Companies price in so many ways, it is hard to compare. The truth is when we invest wisely; we get what we pay for.
Call the cheapest company you can find, and I’ll wager you get a big sales pitch with a little bit of cleaning. It only makes sense that the cheapest company has to cut costs by using cheap cleaning equipment, and cheap personnel, spending as little time as possible cleaning our carpet. Is that really going to solve all the problems I have mentioned? Of course not.
TIP TWO: Which method is better? A company can lure you into paying for a gimmick. Consider this: If I had just invented the world’s best cleaning machine, I wouldn’t sell it to only one carpet cleaner in each city, I would sell it to every carpet cleaner in the world. That way, I would make the most money. So whenever someone tells me they have an “exclusive” method, I become suspicious, because I feel that if the method were so good everybody would want it. It might be that nobody else wants it.
Every cleaning method has strengths and weaknesses. I carry three methods to get the best results, depending on your situation. I feel that truck mounted steam cleaning with hot water extraction is usually the best choice, but don’t worry about that. Together we’ll choose the method that will work best for your needs.
TIP THREE: Cleaning the carpet yourself is a waste of money and time. Sure, you can rent a machine or buy one, but how much of those contaminants do you think it’ll really get out? Can it pull sand from deep within the carpet and clean off both the oil and water soluble soils? If those Mickey Mouse machines cleaned one-tenth as good as my $22,000 state-of-the-art system, I would never have spent the money. Furthermore, when you consider the value of your time, you stand to lose more than you could allegedly save, especially if you get hurt and miss work.