Archive for November, 2007

Carpet Cleaning Pricing

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Hello all.  I hope all of you are having a great holiday season so far.  Our company (All Phase Carpet and Upholstery) is busy as usual cleaning carpet, upholstery, and tile and grout all over Boulder County for our wonderful clients who are cleaning for health, and getting ready for holiday parties and relatives who are coming to visit.

Have any of you ever wondered why carpet cleaning companies have such different prices?  It seems like there should just be one price, doesn’t it?  The best analogy I can come up with for the disparity in pricing of carpet cleaning is the similar difference in the pricing of  automobiles. 

I just bought a new 4×4 truck last week and was amazed at all the selection, colors, and packages out there- after all it is just a truck and all trucks are the same- right?  Obviously all trucks are not the same as there are a huge number of factors that determine the price of each truck.  Some trucks come fully loaded with every option known to man, and others were totally stripped down. 

 Carpet and upholstery cleaning prices in Boulder County are different for the same reasons.  Each company in our area offers a different level of service, method of cleaning, experience level, and guarantee.   Just like the automotive market, you have a wide variety of companies and models to choose from.  Our company offers a very high level of experience and IICRC training, top of the line safe cleaning chemicals, and powerful equipment which costs us more to operate than a company that only exists to do a bare bones job.  We only do a few jobs per day so we can show up on time and spend all the time we need to at your home to do the very best carpet, upholstery, or tile and grout cleaning job possible.  When we show up, we give you a firm price that already includes the majority of the services the clients we have been serving for over fifteen years have informed us they require.  A company charging $19.95 per room is not going to be able to include any of the essential spotting services that are already in our price, and the cheap company will have to add on to their total price for each spot, closet, traffic lane prespray, acidic rinse, use of turbo fans, use of a truck mount machine, etc.  By the time they’re finished adding up all the extras, their price could be double our up-front price.   I don’t know about you, but when I buy a service or product, I do not like being nickle and dimed to death with extra charges for something that should be included.  

If you feel the same way, give us a call at (303) 938-1793 or go to our main website to learn more.  Thanks and have a great day, Ed Dillon.