When it comes to hiring a carpet cleaning business, it’s crucial for the appearance and overall health of your home’s carpets that you hire a company that is both reputable and experienced. Hiring a company that will treat your home carpets with care means being aware of red flags that could result in problems, so today we’re touching on a few of those red flags!
Hiring a Carpet Cleaning Business: 5 Red Flags to Watch Out For!
1. Prices That Are Too Good to Be True
Companies offering prices that seem too good to be true are almost always too good to be true. These companies use a “bait and switch” scheme where they advertise a price that is so low that you’re going to call and once they show up for your carpet cleaning, they add in plenty of extra fees so that you wind up paying much more than the advertised price.
2. A Carpet Cleaning Business That Isn’t Licensed, Bonded, and Insured
Whenever you hire a professional company to provide services for you like carpet cleaning or moving, they should ALWAYS be licensed, bonded, and insured. This means that you are protected in case something is broken, stolen, or damaged by the carpet cleaning company during your service. When companies are not licensed, bonded, and insured, you wind up paying for these things out of pocket and then having to chase down compensation in court which can take years (and a LOT of money!)
3. A Carpet Cleaning Business with a LOT of Negative Reviews
Before you hire a carpet cleaning company, do your research and read reviews from previous customers. Keep in mind that there are always going to be some clients who aren’t raving with five-star reviews, but if most of the reviews that you read are negative, then keep looking and DO NOT hire the negatively reviewed company!
4. A Business That Doesn’t Have a Business
It sounds peculiar, but some amateur carpet cleaning companies use subpar cleaning equipment and knowledge to advertise themselves as a professional company. You can usually spot these “companies” because they don’t have corporate branded uniforms, a corporate branded vehicle, and they arrive at your home with retail carpet cleaning equipment that just isn’t going to do the same job that professional equipment would do.
5. A Company That Has Just One “Miracle” Cleaning Solution
We have talked before about how important it is to the integrity of your carpets to clean them based on the type of fabric they are made from. This means that a cleaner that is safe for your master bedroom carpet is not necessarily going to be safe to use on your living room carpet. For that reason, a professional company comes armed with a selection of cleaning products and tools that will allow them to clean various carpet types.
Looking For a Reputable Carpet Cleaning Business?
If you’re looking for a reputable carpet cleaning business to help deep clean your home’s carpets and if you live in or around Palm Harbor, Superior Carpet Restorations can help! Just give us a call today at 727-286-7248 and we will arrange for our professional carpet cleaning team out to you ASAP!