Carpet Cleaning Rip-Offs – Carpet Cleaning St. Louis

CARPET CLEANING RIP-OFF #1: UNBELIEVABLE LOW PRICE.

Carpet cleaning comes with a variety of prices. To some degree, all of us are attracted by low price because we want to work within a budget. But some St. Louis carpet cleaners use price as the bait for their false and misleading advertising. They offer a cheap price then, once they’re in your home, they pressure you into buying “add-ons”.  It’s as if you were buying a car and found that the dealer was charging you extra for the tires and the steering wheel. Carpet cleaning is not as cheap as some unethical carpet cleaners would like you to believe. Let it be known that Huck’s Carpet Cleaning St. Louis will NEVER quote you one price on the phone and then raise the price on our way out. What we quote on the phone is the price you will pay!

RIP-OFF #2: BAIT AND SWITCH.

Dual-process carpet cleaning describes the process of shampooing or heavy preconditioning, followed with hot water extraction cleaning. Unfortunately, unethical St. Louis carpet cleaners often use dual-process as a bait-and-switch technique. Here’s how it’s done: First, they “bait” you with a basic cleaning (single process) at an unbelievably low price. Then, when you call, they try to “switch” you to more expensive dual-process cleaning. If you don’t fall for their switch and choose their basic service, you’ll likely receive poor workmanship using little or no chemical and they will not guarantee their work.

RIP-OFF #3: UNSUPPORTED CLAIMS. “THIS CARPET CLEANING METHOD IS BEST”.

You’ll read this in almost every ad. You’ll hear this from virtually every carpet cleaner. Remember this: the method that’s best for you is the method that achieves your goal. If you want a method that cleans thoroughly, then a method that only cleans the surface isn’t the best for you. So, before you choose a St. Louis carpet cleaner, identify your objectives. Then select the method that best reaches those objectives.

RIP-OFF #4: OUTDATED BELIEFS. “HOT WATER DAMAGES YOUR CARPET.”

Years ago, many people believed this was true because their carpets were damaged by “operators” who didn’t know how to properly clean using hot water. But today, we know that is false. By washing and then rinsing your carpet with hot water, your carpet is thoroughly cleaned, in the same way that a person who showers and then rinses off the dirt and soap will be much cleaner than the person who takes only a sponge bath. Obviously, each carpet cleaner will be biased toward his or her own method, and each method does have advantages. So I suggest you look to what carpet manufacturers say. Shaw Industries,  the largest carpet manufacturer in the world, recommends only hot water extraction cleaning with a truckmounted equipment, used by firms that are IICRC Certified.

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