Nobody wants to live with dirty carpet. Carpets can hold many indoor air pollutants. They can also hold several pounds of soil and even mold. This can be a health risk. You need to hire a carpet cleaner to come clean your rugs regularly. However, you have to be careful you don’t hire a company that is going to get you caught up in a bait and switch.
Typical bait and switch schemes involve unusually inexpensive carpet cleaners. They may promise to do your rooms for one low price. Hiring carpet cleaners like this may seem like a good idea, but it rarely is. Usually when they get to your home they unleash a list of hidden costs that will cost you more than that original low price quote.
Bait and switch carpet cleaners will claim that the cost didn’t include high traffic areas. Or they may say it didn’t include certain needed chemicals. They may offer one room free and pick the smallest room in the house like a foyer or hallway to cover that free room.
When you go to hire a carpet cleaner you want to ask them plenty of questions. Pay close attention to their answers. Ask them about their specific certifications and licenses. Find out how long they have been in business. Ask for a list of references. Find out if the company screens their employees and what kind of training their employees undergo.
One way to avoid bait and switch is to hire a company that charges by the square foot. This way your quote is cut and dry. You won’t have any hidden fees pop up at the last minute. IT may seem more expensive to do it this way, but when this is the only charge you get you don’t have to worry about a bunch of add on charges.