Watch Out for Bait and Switch Carpet Cleaners
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The price you see offered might not be for the services you want performed.
Before you select a company, decide what you want accomplished. If you want the carpet cleaner to remove only some of the dirt and you don’t mind if it takes a while to dry (sometimes 2 days) you can choose from hundreds of companies that use small electric machines or other cleaning methods. Fly-by-night, “$9.99 per room” type companies are a dime a dozen. You can even rent a Rug Doctor at the grocery store and do the job yourself.
On the other hand, if you want your carpet thoroughly cleaned, if you want to remove harmful bacteria, pollens and chemical residues, then you need to hire a company that uses a high temperature soft water cleaner mounted in a truck. This is the ONLY way to assure that your carpet remains healthy and free from dirt, disease-causing bacteria and harmful chemicals. Try a quality cleaning company like Cleancare of Boulder next time. And if you need high quality rug washing, Click on How to Find Oriental Rug Washing in Boulder, CO 80301.
They Shocked Us, They Outraged Us, They Ripped Us Off!
Remember this key point when coupon clipping for a carpet cleaner: The price you see advertised may not be the price you pay.
Many people have learned the hard way that the low price of the coupon they held in their hand was not the price they were charged after the so called cleaning. If you have ever hired this kind of a carpet cleaner, you too may have been a victim of false or misleading advertising. Did it go like this?: You called in a carpet cleaner who quoted you around ten dollars per room. You then had to endure high pressure sales tactics by the cleaning tech. Tactics like, “Ten dollars only includes cleaning with water. Our special carpet cleaning solution to clean dirty carpet like yours is an extra charge. In fact, your soiled carpet needs to be scrubbed with our rotary machine before we can even start to clean it. That’s extra, too. Now, you also have spots that won’t come up with normal cleaning. That’s an extra charge. And you’ll want us to apply optical brighteners and that’s more money, too. Now lets talk about protector that you must have us apply– it’s actually made with gold, so it’s pretty darn expensive...” and so on and so on.
Plain and simple: These are bait-and-switch tactics and it’s actually against the law. But you fell into their trap and paid their inflated up charges. Plus– they did not even get your carpets clean. Well, of course not– they are slimy salesmen posing as carpet cleaners. They’re in it for the fast cash– not to provide quality work. They don’t care if you ever call them again. They’ll just keep mailing they’re too-good-to-be-true coupons and people will keep calling them. Cheap price is attractive in a tough economy.
And now you hate all carpet cleaners.
May I suggest that not all carpet cleaners are this way? A FAIR price for quality carpet cleaning provides high value. On the other hand, cheaply priced carpet cleaning will always be “splash-and-dash service that will leave you with soaking wet and possibly moldy carpet that is not any cleaner than before they invaded your home. As in all professions, the carpet cleaning industry has its share of bad apples. Some are unethical and sadly, a few are dishonest even to the point of breaking the law. Watch out for them. By their misleading advertising and false promises, they cast a dark shadow on our entire industry. The same applies for you high end rugs. Call an expert for cleaning your heirloom rugs. Got to How to Find Oriental Rug Washing in Boulder, CO, 80301 to find oiut more.