The Pitfalls and True Costs of Cheap Carpet Cleaning

Whether it’s pets bringing in dirt, spillages and stains from kids or just general wear and tear, there comes a time when every carpet needs a deep clean. But how much is it going to cost? Shop around a bit and you’ll find all kinds of quotes, including some that seem too good to be true.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what they are. Keep reading to discover the pitfalls and true costs cheap carpet cleaning.

Training and equipment

We understand, when you’re on a budget, it can be tempting to simply opt for the cheapest provider. After all, professional carpet cleaning is all the same, right? Wrong. In fact, many cheaper companies are not actually professionals at all.

Firstly, they lack the equipment to deliver the results you expect. Many carpet cleaning companies describe themselves as professional, but use budget equipment that you could actually hire yourself.

Their results are also affected by a lack of training. Cleaners commonly overuse water and detergent without fully drying out your carpet, leaving a sticky, chemical residue. They may even pressure wash the dirt down into the fibres, only for it to reappear later as the carpet dries – once your money is long gone.

The long-term results can be costly, with more cleaning required or even a full carpet replacement necessary. While your carpet may look sparkling clean initially, you could find yourself back in the same messy situation not long after your clean.

Bait and switch

Another major concern with ‘cheap’ carpet cleaners is their misleading advertisements. ‘Bait-and-switch’ is a common tactic, where services are advertised at a bargain rate – such as £100 for a full house – to draw customers in.

Eventually, the company reveals that the bargain price was for a basic, inferior service. They reveal that a ‘full’ clean costs much more, pushing you towards the more expensive options.

The benefits of a professional job

With professional carpet cleaners, you get complete confidence that they will deliver the best results and leave your carpets looking stunning. But it’s not just the results that set them apart from cheap cleaning companies. It’s the whole experience.

Professional carpet cleaners provide a fixed price with no hidden costs. All furniture is moved before and during cleaning and returned after, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Best of all, you get complete peace of mind and lasting results.

Avoiding amateurs

If you’ve done your homework and received a number of quotes from carpet cleaners, those offering extremely low prices will stand out. There’s nothing to say that these cheap companies cannot carry out a fine job, but there are a few red flags to look out for.

  • Does the company have proof of insurance?
  • Have you heard positive reviews about the company?
  • Do they provide examples of past work?
  • Are they Trustmark Government Endorsed Standards approved?

Professional carpet cleaning

At Clean & Dry Sheffield, we are fully open and honest with all our customers, allowing them to feel completely at ease with our carpet cleaning services. After an inspection, we offer a free, no-obligation quote. If you’re not entirely satisfied with our service, we offer a No Quibble Money Back Guarantee, so you always get exactly what you need for your money.


Written by Allan Simmons

We're a local family run business owned by Allan Simmons Jnr with 30 years experience. If you're looking for clean, brighter and fresh smelling furnishings we guarantee your satisfaction or your money back. Connect with Allan on Linkedin >>

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