Is it time to clean your carpets again? It just seemed like last season that the carpet guy was in your home! In reality, if you are like most consumers, a once or twice yearly cleaning of your carpets is all that is necessary. If you have a lot of carpets, particularly carpets with a thick pile or oriental rugs, then you know that your cleaning costs can skyrocket accordingly. You don’t have to pay full price for carpet cleaning services; keep reading and I’ll tell you how you can save.
Before getting your carpets cleaned, determine who the best vendor is for the job. Sure, Mr. Clean Carpet is advertising the cleaning of any 3 rooms for $99 but is that his total price? How about spot removal? What about carpet sealant? The low price could also mean that his equipment isn’t modern or that he really cannot handle something as delicate as an oriental rug. You could save a little now, but pay a lot later in repairs or additional cleanings.
Most carpet cleaning companies run specials in order to entice customers to use their services. Typically, right around the holidays, specials are promoted and again over the summer. When people have other things going on the thought of cleaning carpets is far from their minds. Carpet cleaning professionals will often send out money saving coupons during these slow times.
When your vendor stops by to give you an estimate, part of his price will be based upon how much furniture is in your home and whether it needs to be moved or not. If he has to move your furniture, you’ll pay more for it. However, you can expect your estimate to be lowered if you promise to move as much stuff out of the way before the cleaners arrive.
You may or may not get a discount for it, but vacuuming your carpets before the vendor arrives will make his job easier. The quicker he gets done, the quicker he gets out of your home and the less money you’ll pay for the service.
You can get bundled discounts if you agree to have furniture cleaned and the carpets Scotch guarded at the same time. Generally, the more done at one visit the lower your overall cost for cleaning will be. Ask for a volume discount and ask for a break if a neighbor you refer selects him as their carpet cleaning vendor.
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