Carpet Cleaning Pricing
If it is time to have your carpets cleaned you may have no idea what it is going to cost. For the most part, carpet cleaners in your area should be very close to the same prices. However, there will be some cleaners which advertise very low prices and others who price their services way above everyone else. What are the reasons for some of these extreme price differences?
If you have ever seen ads in the paper touting carpet cleaning as low as seven dollars a room than you are probably looking at a bait and switch ad. It is not possible for a professional carpet cleaner to arrive at your house, set up their equipment, clean, tear down equipment, and travel to the next job for this kind of price. There’s simply too much overhead involved with the cost of fuel, cleaning solutions, marketing, and a plethora of other expenses. These ads do one thing and one thing only; they make the phone ring. Many of these cleaners will confirm these prices on the phone; however, once they are in your home they will begin an aggressive campaign to sell more services. Many of these cleaners can be very intimidating and homeowners will simply give in to their prices instead of asking them to leave.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are many very high quality cleaners who have much higher carpet cleaning prices than their competitors. These local carpet cleaners will usually set a high standard of quality for their cleaning. Many of them will even include extras such as sanitizers and carpet protectants in their prices. These cleaners will usually deliver outstanding quality because most of their business will be built on referrals. By charging a higher price they can spend more time in the home concentrating on delivering a great cleaning.
So, next time you need to hire a carpet cleaner do not be afraid of a cleaner charging a higher price. It may save you money and headaches by using a quality cleaner instead of taking a chance on a bargain.
If you are looking for a cheaper option, one other idea is to rent a steam carpet cleaner and do the job yourself. Once you get the hang of using it, it is a fairly simple process to clean your own carpets and it is usually fairly inexpensive to rent the machine. One word of warning though, it will provide you with very good exercise so be prepared for some fairly energetic movement once you turn the machine on and begin cleaning.