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|8 Ways Carpet Cleaning Companies Take Advantage Of You
|1. Many companies that charge by the square foot will charge you for the
space under the furniture, even if they don't move any. In other words, if
your room is 12' x 12', they will charge you for 144 sq. ft. If there happens
to be furniture in the room, you could be paying 10% to 30% more than
you should be!
2. Chances of getting a novice carpet cleaning technician are pretty good,
especially if you are dealing with a larger company. Novice technicians
have an improper wand stroke, meaning they leave areas of the carpet
that have either not been cleaned or that are too wet.
3. Improper knowledge of chemicals is very common, even with experienced
carpet cleaners. Many technicians will just try one chemical after another,
until they find something that works! This is very bad because the wrong
chemical will set the stain instead of removing it, resulting in permanent
damage of your carpet, in which you will foot the bill for when you have to
4. One thing you should never do is leave a carpet cleaning technician in
your home by his/herself. This gives them every opportunity to take short
cuts and save time, so they can fit more jobs in per day, to get paid more
money. This will also be at your expense! Unless you have had a long
personal relationship with one particular cleaner, I wouldn't do it!
5. Never agree to get scotchguard or teflon protector applied to your
carpets, unless you see the original container with the seal still intact.
Many times this will merely be tap water mixed with very little protector.
Also, a pump up sprayer is not sufficient to apply the chemical. The
water pressure needs to be at least 45psi, which can only be achieved
if they have a spray attachment hooked to the same machine they are
cleaning your carpets with. The most common is a "hydroforce sprayer."
6. Many times you will get a quoted price for carpet cleaning, but when
the cleaners arrive, you will find that the price has suddenly changed due
to conditions that weren't expected. This is an attempt for them to take more
of your hard earned money than they should. Make sure you find out what
the service includes before you agree to the cleaning.
7. More times than not, carpet cleaners use pre-sprays that void the carpet's
warranty. Most will tell you that the chemicals they use are safe, but
really are not. They use what cleans the carpet faster and saves them time.
Of course, if they void the warranty using chemicals that have ph levels that
are too high, you will not be able to replace the carpet, unless you pay out
of pocket. This applies to nylon or polyester carpet, not olefin. (berber)
8. Dry cleaning companies that vacuum, then pre-spray, and then use a bonnet
with a buffer (floor machine) to clean the carpet, only cleans the surface. So how
do they get the rest of the chemicals out of the carpet after they are done? They
don't! It stays in the carpet and sometimes yellows or browns the carpet because
of the high ph level in the pre-spray. It will also dirty the carpet faster. Steam
cleaning is the most recommended form of carpet cleaning and is also the
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