I had a strange Call Last week from a gentleman , He wanted a quote for 3 bedrooms , 2 sets of stairs a hallway and a living room, and oh living room carpet has some blood on it .
So I quoted him over £100 for them all doing and Guaranteed him if the blood didn’t come out he would not pay.
He then says well I had a quote of someone who did the living room for £65 , So I said” well Id Go with him then” ” I cant do it for that”.
He replies “yeah but he couldn’t get the stains out” .
I explained that I had invested thousands in top quality commercial machinery and a New van .
“Oh this lad Just turns up in a p reg Vw polo and has a vax”.
The Moral is You get what You Pay for
If your are going to get your carpets cleaned in the Barnsley or Wakefield areas or anywhere in fact then here a few questions to ask .
- Is this your full time Job ( some come and go never to be seen again) any problems you can always get hold of the f/t Cleaner
- Does your machine heat the water ( the higher the heat the better the clean and the quicker it dries,on polypropylene type carpets)
- Has your machine got twin vacuums( if they haven’t they will leave lots more water in your carpet, then may take days to dry)
- Do you have a commercial rotary Machine or CRB to agitate the pile
- Do you use the latest formula solutions ( some use washing powder)
“It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When
you pay too much, you lose a little money – that’s all. When you pay
too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you
bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The
common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a
lot – it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well
to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will
have enough to pay for something better.”
By Neil Kelloway