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wondering what you cleaners on the east coast charge. We are out here in California.

mikew

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Out here we get these prices
CARPET.30-.50
TILE.75-.95 (clean only)
TILE 1.15-1.25 (clean & seal)
Upholstery $15

Was just wondering what the difference is across the states.
 

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1.00 ft for tile
Carpet average .35 ft
I guess it would really more depend where guys are working. If near cities and suburbs then prices will be higher then those living further in the country areas.
 

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According to benchmark reports, our area (southeastern US) tends to be record low in most categories as far as our pricing.

If I see one more guy putting up "3 rooms for $59" signs, I'm going to yank them out of the ground and beat him over the head with them. My guys MURDER each other's business with price drops, and it's a game where everyone invariably finishes last.
 
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We clean rental evictions and the guy that cleaned carpet for us always had a portable that would break down
so we decided to buy a truckmount. Carpet cleaners in Riverside county are charging $20 dollars a room so I called one.
He didn't vacuum, he presprayed and rinsed with hot water no chemical rinse. How do you inform potential customers
of these guys without looking like you are bad mouthing them?
 

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Lol there are dudes that swing the wand in the air misting down the carpet. Then extracting. Theres all sorts if characters out there. If dudes machine kept breaking down thats no good. Portables truckmounts no matter. Both need to be kept up on. Or they will both fail. Making him or you look bad. As far as customers. Most hiring them are price shoppers. The rest just plain dont know. You have to show them up. Stanley stinker for instance told our customer they needed new carpet. Year old carpet i might add. I put it in. Because he couldnt get the spot out. He suggested replacement. We were installing the upstairs. I said if i get that out right now free of charge. Hire me to do your cleaning from now on. He said deal. I got it out with dish soap lol. So now i clean their carpets and tile twice a year. Because ss didnt put forth the effort. Show them up. Show the customer why you are better. But you got to have your spidey sense on to weed out the cheapo’s.
 
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We clean rental evictions and the guy that cleaned carpet for us always had a portable that would break down
so we decided to buy a truckmount. Carpet cleaners in Riverside county are charging $20 dollars a room so I called one.
He didn't vacuum, he presprayed and rinsed with hot water no chemical rinse. How do you inform potential customers
of these guys without looking like you are bad mouthing them?
Was he using TM equipment? If so, how do you know if he used a rinsing agent or not? I do my best to educate the consumer while I am providing the service. If they say they had previous carpet cleaning services but the tech failed to vacuum first, I let them know that dry particulate soil extraction accounts for about 74% of the carpet cleaning pie and that it is very important in the order of carpet cleaning.
 

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I base my prices on size and condition. A 200sqft room with heavy soil is $75. Light to medium soil $50-60. Pet treatment is more.

But basically i don't have a set price...if it requires more effort...i simply charge more. I aim for $125-150 per hour.