Don’t get bamboozled!
The residential cleaning industry has always had a stigma of bait and switch and strong arm tactics.
Lets visit this issue to ensure you are never scammed by those “Deals” again.
Carpet Cleaning Services should include:
- Pre-vacuuming, pre-conditioning, agitation, furniture shifting, blocking and padding of furniture.
- Truck mounted hot water extraction with cleaning solution.
Extra charges would include:
- Pet damaged carpet
- Odor removal issues
- Carpet protector
- Carpet repairs
- Major furniture moving.
Some professional carpet cleaning companies charge per area or per square foot pricing. Here are some things you should be aware of:
- Square foot charges on carpet can vary depending on if carpet is heavily soiled versus moderately soiled.
- Length of hoses being utilized.
- Portable cleaning machine versus a truck mounted steam cleaning system.
- Is work being done during business hours or after business hours.
- Square footage charges should always be calculated by “cleanable” area.
Let’s talk pricing, quotes and additional fees!
The industry typically offers two types of pricing:
- Square footage pricing
- Per area pricing
An example of square footage pricing would be $30.00 per area not to exceed 150 square foot or $50.00 per area not to exceed 300 square foot. These are structured prices and do not include “cleanable area”.
Per area pricing typically includes areas such as, Master bedroom, master bedroom closet, closet, hall, bedroom, dinning room and are charged by the professionals per area in a structured pricing package.
Quotes over the phone should be close to what is being charged upon arrival as long as all the information given to the phone estimator is accurate. Most integrity driven residential cleaning companies will give you a quote over the phone without having to give an in home visit. If phone information was not accurate, expect for the price to change. Ask about the companies minimum charge as well. Minimum charges vary per company and are set by the company.
If you are getting hit with environmental fees or service fees than they are trying to take advantage of you. Those fees should be built into the charges. Under no circumstances are those charges mandated by the State of California.
At SHOWCASE Total Cleaning & Restoration Services we use structured pricing which is clearly printed on our invoices. Our pricing, professionalism and workmanship is the same no matter what home or area of the city we are servicing. No Wet and Jets, No Gimmicks, No Bull, No Hassle. Workmanship that is second to none.
Service and Professionalism you can trust. Give me a call. You’ll be happy you did!