CARPET CLEANING: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
We all love a good bargain. The rise of online shopping and price comparison websites means we all get to enjoy the best deals on popular products, seeking out the cheapest prices to avoid paying over the odds.
When you buy a branded product at a good price, you know that you will have the option to return it if fails to meet expectations. However, when it comes to cheap carpet cleaning services, the situation is not so clear-cut.
Many homeowners and tenants make the mistake of using a cheap carpet cleaning service. This is because they are lured in by the price. The next thing they know, they have been left with poor quality results or even damaged carpets that need expensive remedial treatments or re-cleaning. This happened to a new customer as shown in these images. She came to us to re-clean her carpets after a cheaper company made a poor job of it.
As tempting as it is to go with a cheaper quote, this is a big mistake to make, and here’s why:
Underhand tactics that are sometimes used:
There are some professional carpet cleaners out there that will use budget equipment that you could hire yourself. These machines do not have enough power or suction to do the job in comparison to using professionally high-quality equipment.
One of the biggest problems with the carpet cleaning industry is that anybody can hire an under-powered machine, set up a Facebook page, or post some leaflets and start cleaning carpets.
Some business owners will trade without insurance meaning you have no protection against accidental damage or injury.
You then have those that advertise unrealistic promotions, these are known as false advertisers.
These can be spotted easily enough with their eye-catching headlines such as
“50% off “
“5 rooms for £50”
“Get one carpet cleaned get a second for free” and so on.
Professional carpet cleaners, who purchase and maintain professional-grade equipment and vehicles, with advertising costs on top as well as other expenses a business accumulates would not last very long offering such low prices and would be lucky to break even.
Carpet Cleaning services offering to clean for example 5 rooms for £50 are more often than not genuine and using an illegal practice known and bait and switch tactics. They advertise the offer as mentioned but what they don’t say is that this would be for a very basic clean. They hope to talk you into spending more for an advanced deep clean, at a much more inflated price. This is nonsense as any decent carpet cleaning service will tell you, there is no such thing as an advanced deep clean.
Every carpet cleaner’s final price should always include performing a thorough deep carpet clean and extraction, using only the best quality chemicals and equipment to do the job.
These fictitious headlines usually are hidden behind a much more inferior service, and by falling for these enticing headlines, your final bill is going to be much higher than if you had chosen to spend a little more with an honest company that has a well-proven track record.
Remember, there is no such thing as cheap carpet cleaning services. You will get what you pay for, don’t end up fooled by these cowboys offering unrealistic bargain prices.
Here at XL Cleaners, we pride ourselves on being a name you can trust. We have been providing highly professional and affordable carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and luxury vinyl floor cleaning services in Liverpool and the surrounding areas for over 20 years.
Why Choose Us:
Having now been in business for almost twenty years we take great pride in the professional service we provide for our customers.
With the Phoenix 570i, the most powerful mobile cleaning unit available on the market, we deliver consistently great results.
If you’re not happy with our services, we will come back and re-do the job for free. If you’re still not happy, you don’t pay a penny!
We provide extensive cleaning services and are able to produce great results without the use of any toxic or harmful chemicals.
If you’re looking for a reliable, experienced, and locally trusted company be sure to request your FREE quote today!
We work with all types of customers and can schedule your service to suit you, either during the week or on the weekend.
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