There’s more to cleaning carpets than you might think and, when services vary, pricing does as well. For instance, when you want a thorough cleaning completed you’ll have to move your furniture and vacuum your rugs. Those things take time and all business owners like to account for their time to be sure they’re turning a profit. Try to ask more than, “How much to clean my carpets?” because there’s more to it than that.
Basic Cleaning Service
If you want to move your furniture, vacuum your rugs, and have a shorter guarantee of services you can opt into the cheapest package carpet cleaning companies offer. You’ll pay a lower fee if you complete some of the work yourself because the cleaning company won’t have to spend as much time at your location.
Upgraded Rug Package
For an additional fee most carpet cleaners will move your furniture, vacuum your rugs and use more powerful supplies. Think about all of the options you have when you visit your local car wash. If everything was included as a universal package it would be far more expensive for everyone. About half of the expense to clean your carpets is due to transportation, so it may not be too expensive to upgrade most of the time. Typically, your carpets will dry faster, more stains will be removed, and the guarantee lasts longer.
Gold Cleaning Package
The final upgrade includes additions such as wall-to-wall cleaning, post grooming, deodorizer, and baseboard scrubbing. Again, additional time equates to additional money. This package will keep the employee in your home longer by removing your furniture, vacuuming your rugs, shampooing your rugs, scrubbing your baseboard and spraying a nice fresh fragrance before leaving.
Make sure you have a quick discussion with the company you plan to hire before they come to your home. Ask them what packages they offer and what services are included in each package. Then compare the prices to another company to be sure you have a competitive price. Large companies that purchase products are forced to get at least three quotes before they’re able to buy anything. If you only have one quote you have no idea if it’s competitive or not. You can ask, “Would the price be lower if I help prepare the area first?” or “I don’t own pet, so are your services cheaper when you don’t have to remove stains?”
Be a smart spender! Ask questions first!