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Carpet Cleaning Scams Uncovered

If it Sounds Too Good To Be True it Probably Is

You know that if something sounds too good to be true it probably is. But sometimes when an unbelievable deal is dangled in front of us and delivered with a friendly smile we lose sight of that. However, try to remember that nothing is for free and beware of carpet cleaning companies which are offering promises which seem out of this world!

It’s happened in the U.S, it’s happened in the U.K and there is nothing stopping opportunists from starting up a similar scam in South Africa. Here’s how it went down abroad:

Carpet cleaners we’re visiting locations and offering to clean either the home or business for a ridiculously cheap price. However, once they had their foot in the door they would find another “problem”. This could come in the form of water damage, or insect infestation. These scam artists would then also suggest more intensive cleaning processes at a higher price. Always remember that scammers are extremely convincing at the time. For this reason many homeowners in the U.K and the U.S ended up forking out cash for a substandard service.

Beware of carpet cleaning services which contact you first. Rather search for a reputable carpet cleaning company, whether it’s online or in a business directory like the Yellow Pages. Remember that if you are offered a price before the company has seen the area, something is up. A professional company will never give you a quote until they have seen the area which they are required to clean. Also bear in mind that while a company may recommend additional services you are in no way obliged to use them.

It is always advisable to do some research on a company in order to find out if they are who they say they are, and if the offer is too good to be true. If you are ever in doubt contact us at Carpet Cleaning Pretoria. With over 30 years of experience in the carpet cleaning industry we will provide you with sound advice regarding your carpets and potential carpet cleaning services.