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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by seagrtj, Aug 12, 2017 at 10:35 PM.
What do you all think is the most common misconception about the carpet cleaning industry is??
That cheap carpet cleaning is just as good as expensive cleaning. That you only have to get carpet cleaned once every 10 years
From the viewpoint of the consumer or the cleaner, quite a difference in the answer depending on which group you are talking about.
I'd be interested hearing your thoughts on both.
That clients won't spend more for higher perceived quality.
The most common I've heard personally over the years is that carpets get dirty faster after having them professionally cleaned. Thing is that one may or may not be true. I think a lot of it stems from the old days when hardly anyone could get professional cleaning done and resorted to shampoo methods or something equally as inefficient that did leave a lot of residue. Thing is, even today, if the carpets aren't rinsed well , there still can be a heavy residue problem that leads to rapid resoiling. So, this one may or may not be a misconception. I guess most of us who have cleaned for some time have seen carpets so poorly cleaned that they actually crunched when you walked on them or were sticky to the shoes. Those tend to get dirty again super fast in days or a few weeks. There's more to this, but I'll stop here.
that's because they didn't replace the carpet protectant on the carpet
Putting carpet protection down doesn't solve heavy residue issues
Different issue imho. Rapid resoiling has a whole lot more to do with residue left than not putting protector on. If you put protector on a carpet that has lots of residue you're wasting your time and the customer's money. I am not arguing that "some" protectors help "some" carpets to not resoil as quickly. Do they all work? Not in my experience. I don't think Scotchgard does anything for preventing rapid resoiling no matter how well you apply it. It's the worst protection for carpets or upholstery I have ever used. I'm now using Bonnet Pro's Guardian. I have used it my own home and could tell a significant improvement in how long the carpets stay clean. What is the best protector on the market? Been cleaning 30 years and I STILL don't know the answer to that one!!!!!.
Btw, I've still got several gallons of Scotchgard I'll give anyone who wants to pay the shipping. I'll never buy another gallon.
That presprays are all different.
I agree but most people don't want to pay for scotchguard
People tell me they just want the high traffic areas done. The rest is not that dirty or don't worry about the bedroom it is not dirty. I assure you that it is dirty. Just look in my waste tank.
Sure it doesn't look dirty in the bedroom with the hallway trashed. But once the hallway is clean, holy crap! What happened to the bedroom? Lol!
I love the customers that tell me how there just isn't any money to be made in my line of work. Especially when they say it as they're writing me a check for $200 for an hour of buffing a floor.
I highly doubt any customers have told you there just isn't any money to be made in your line of work.
A few times. I think they might have assumed I was an employee getting $10 an hour though. But they said it none the less.