If you have ever had your carpet cleaned in your home you know that there are many different cleaning companies from which to choose from. How is anyone to choose? Most people just choose based on price but this is generally not the best solution. Read this article to learn why you should not choose a cleaner based on price alone.
We all want the cheapest price on the products and services that we purchase. This is of course true but the phrase you get what you pay for generally comes into play. The cheapest is almost certainly never the best and this holds true with carpet cleaners. But why? Well there are two reasons for this. First off is the fact that the cheapest carpet cleaners are most often the ones who will try to scam you. They will lure you in with a cheap price and then hit you with the extras once they are inside your house. These “cheap cleaners” can often end up costing you more than a moderately priced one.
Another reason that cheap cleaners are not always the best is because they are probably cheap because they have cheap equipment and little experience. Someone might be able to make a living charging $10 a room with a cheap $800 portable. Another cleaner though with a $20,000 truck mounted system will need to charge more but will be able to do a much better job. You are not only paying for the cleaner but for the modern and more powerful equipment as well.
As you can see there are several reasons to not search for a carpet cleaner based on price alone. While you should not rule it out as a factor you should consider other things as well such as experience, equipment and your gut feeling about the reliability of the cleaner or company. Good luck and choose well.