Cheap Carpet Cleaning:
last Friday I had the pleasure of serving a Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy and her daughter. We were hired to clean and seal her travertine floor. The day before she hired a local carpet cleaner, who weekly advertises in the SavPak coupon mailer, come out and clean three rooms of carpeting for $69.95. She mentioned to me that even though it had already been 24 hours that the carpets were still wet. Upon inspection of the carpets they were still wet, the stains were still present, and the carpet cleaner did not bother to set the knap (rake) or apply carpet protectant or deodorizer. Before cleaning her travertine kitchen floor I brought in my blowers, raked the carpet, applied protectant and deodorizer, and had everything dry in about (2) hours.
The said part of this story is that this Deputy, who puts her life on the line everytime she goes to work, probably would have paid the extra amount to have it done right the first time. Unfortunately, the carpet cleaner was too busy performing his "splash & dash" routine to even care. The reason why cleaners have a bad reputation is because of incidents like these. Hopefully I restored some of her faith by the care we should towards her, her daughter, and her travertine floor. Yes, her travertine floors looked 'WOW' when we were done.
Good things aren't cheap and cheap things aren't good. If you have questions please email me at email@example.com.