How To Spot The Pitch
We've all gotten the coupons in the mail for unbelievably cheap carpet cleaning. The problem is, while these companies advertise these bargain prices, their intent is to charge you much more. They just use the offer to get their foot in the door. And once they're in your house, the games begin. Suddenly, your coupon that you got in the mail is no good. Here's are some things to look out for:
1) Companies charging more for things like pre-conditioner or chemical usage. This should always be included in any carpet cleaning procedure.
2) Technicians who tell you that your carpet type doesn't apply to the offer, even though the coupon did not specify that only certain carpet types apply to the offer.
3) Claims that the coupon applies to repeat clients only, even though it isn't printed anywhere.
4) Any other "clauses" that aren't printed on your coupon.
As the saying goes: "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."
Why Expose These Scam Artists?
Because of dishonest companies that practice these types of scams, the entire industry is sometimes seen in a bad light. They make consumers more reluctant to hire a cleaning company in fear that they may be taken advantage of. That is worrisome to reputable carpet cleaning business owners such as myself.
Knowledge Is Power - Educate Yourself For Protection
Having a list of questions to ask prospective carpet cleaners is a great starting point. This can help you weed out the questionable ones right from the get-go.
1) Ask which method of carpet cleaning they provide.
2) Ask them to explain each step of the cleaning process, and if any of the mentioned steps costs an additional amount.
3) Ask if they will give you an exact price before they do any work. Usually, a reputable company will give you an estimate over the phone, then do an inspection to verify the price immediately before they begin cleaning.
4) Ask if they have a money back guarantee in case you're not happy.
5) Last but not least, check online. The internet is a fantastic tool for researching businesses. Check online reviews as well as each company's website before you make your final decision.
About Grossbusters Carpet Cleaning
Grossbusters Carpet Cleaning offers Carpet Cleaning in Olympia, Lacey, Yelm, and Dupont WA areas. We do NOT practice bait and switch scams and have become one of the most reputable cleaning companies in the area. You can check out our website here: http://www.GrossBustersOnline.net/
For the full report on carpet cleaning scams, see http://www.GrossBustersOnline.net/
To view the one of the original bait and switch videos that aired on national television, see http://www.youtube.com/