Good carpet cleaning companies should be able to give an exact price over the phone.
We wish this were true, but it isn't.
Consumers often think that if they want to clean four rooms at the price of £25.00 per room, then the price will be £100.00. But this isn't always true. Why? Because many "By-the-Room" carpets cleaners have charges for special fabrics, travel charges and compulsory deodorization applications, or they won't guarantee their work. Know what you are getting for your money before inviting them into your home.
Size of your home
Professional and reputable carpet cleaning companies usually price carpet cleaning by the square metre. So if you want us to tell you the exact cost of cleaning your carpet, you will need to know the exact number of square metres that you want to have cleaned. To get an accurate measurement, an in-home inspection of the carpeted area may be required in order to calculate the exact size of the carpet area to be cleaned. The in home inspection and quotation is not a gimmick. It gives the carpet cleaner a chance to measure the areas to be cleaned, to see the carpeting to be cleaned and to answer any questions you may have. For the customer, it is a no risk means by which you can get a firm written quote, it gives you the opportunity to ask questions and also gives you a chance to see if this is the type of company you want to do business with.
You'll be glad to know that the carpet area to be cleaned is not nearly as great as most people think. For example, if you want your entire home cleaned and your home is approximately 150 square metres in size, the amount of carpeting to be cleaned might only be 100-120 square metres. This is because most home measurements are outdoor measurements. Plus, when the areas taken up by walls, room dividers and the like. are deducted, the result is that the actual area to be cleaned is usually only about 75% of the square metreage of the home.
In addition, you may only want to have the "high traffic" areas of your home cleaned. This makes sense if the furniture in a given room has always been in one place and will likely always be there. Why pay to clean areas of your home that are covered up and are not dirty. High Traffic cleaning can save you money.
So even though a professional carpet cleaning company can't give you an exact quote over the telephone, don't dismiss them as not knowing what they are doing. On the contrary, they need to see the carpets to be cleaned so they can give accurate advice and accurate information.
The type of carpet
Certain types of carpet are harder to clean than others. So before a professional carpet cleaner can give you a quote, they need to know the type of carpet you want cleaned.
Second, the amount of soiling
Carpet that hasn't been cleaned for ten years will take longer to clean than carpet that was cleaned within the last six months. In addition, carpets that are regularly maintained and have a stain guard applied are easier to clean than those that are not maintained and have let the stain guard protection inherent in modern carpets get walked off.
Third, the amount of furniture that has to be moved
Obviously if there is lots of furniture to move this will mean the job takes longer and this will be reflected in the quotation given. On the other hand if your rooms are clearer with little furniture to move then this will also be reflected in the price. Without visiting, a professional firm cannot tell what furniture needs to be moved and how this will affect the price.