Carpet Cleaning Companies in
Minneapolis MN: How-To Avoid Carpet
By: Your Friends at Minneapolis MN Carpet Cleaners
Over the years, we have encountered a number of schemes and scams
various carpet cleaning companies large and small have tried to instigate
with residents in Minneapolis. I felt some of these stories might benefit
residents looking to get their carpet cleaned in the metro area. Some of
these scams are tragic, and give the carpet cleaning business a black
eye, others are silly attempts to pull the wool over someone's eyes,
hoping they will not notice what is going on. Either way, they are all bad.
Perhaps this information will help you before you hire a carpet cleaning contractor.
So, here are 5 dirty carpet cleaner tricks to look out for.
Bait and switch. This old tactic is used by large and small carpet cleaning companies and
goes like this. You get a coupon or flier that advertises a very low price, (like $10-$20 per
room) to get you to call the company. Then , when they get into your home, they switch you
into a more expensive service, leaving you in a situation where unless you go with what they
are suggesting, you will not get a clean carpet.
REMEDY: Get a quote up front, and ask questions such as, what is included in the price, and
what is not. Also, are there any extra charges once the carpet cleaner gets to the house.
Cut and run. This is not a scheme, but a way of doing business by some Minneapolis MN
carpet cleaners. It is just what it says. The company gets into your home and blasts out the
job in a very short amount of time, often leaving wet spots that take days to dry, or improperly
cleaned carpet that ends up just as dirty as the beginning. Sadly, doing a good job does not
take all that much more time.
REMEDY: Ask who will be cleaning your carpet and how long they have been with the
company. Also, try to be around when the job gets started and pay only after you inspect the
job after it is done. Also, watch out for very unrealistic amounts of tim