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Bait and Switch South Bend Carpet Cleaners

by Ionic Fresh on 07/27/13

 

Have you ever heard of Bait and switch Carpet cleaners in South Bend Indiana? You might have or not, but we will explain exactly what bait and switch carpet cleaners are and why you should avoid them at all cost. Bait and switch carpet cleaners refer to cleaning companies that advertise a very extraordinary low rate per room to clean your carpet. Some of them will advertise and promise you rates as low as $5, $10, $15 etc per room. Some will even mention that these rates include pet treatment, spot and stain removal, pre vacuuming, moving furniture and so forth. Really, how can a company stay in business, in a capitalist economy like ours, and at the same time offer quality services at these unrealistic super low rates? That’s where the term bait and switch comes in.

Okay, so you decided to hire one of those companies offering a super low rate. On the day of your scheduled cleaning, you went to great pain to prepare, by taking a day off from work, dropping the kids at grand ma’s place, taking the dog to a friend or neighbor, picking valuables from the carpet, moving all the furniture from the carpet to be cleaned and so on. Despite that these companies even claim that pre vacuum is included, you decide to be a good customer by grabbing your old reliable vacuum cleaner and vacuuming all the carpets to be cleaned.

Now everything looks ready to go, and guess what, you hear a motor vehicle pull up, immediately followed by a knock. You open the door, and standing there is someone shabbily dressed, without a name tag and business card. Professional cleaning companies always require technicians to wear approved uniforms, for brand quality appearance and safety reasons. This should be red flag number one. If you observe, professional service providers such as plumbers, electrician etc will on average wear approved uniforms and present business cards. You then decide to peep outside to look at the van and equipment, wait; you notice that it is not labeled with the company name. Anyway let’s move on, because you reason that a uniform, business cards or labeled van does not ensure a quality cleaning service. Very true to a certain extent, but remember that professional cleaning companies are willing to invest in these unlike bait and switch companies.

Okay, you now show the carpet cleaner the rooms to be cleaned and he is taking down notes, in order to give you an estimate. You are all happy and possibly have made your own calculations, based on the rate of $5 per room, and since you have 4 rooms, it will come to $20. Being a good person, you have also made up your mind to tip this person $10. He now tells you that he is ready to show you and explain the total. He hands you a piece of a hand written paper, you look at it and you almost collapse because of what you have just read. The total on the paper says $280 (two hundred and eighty). You ask him how the total has shot up from $20 to $280. He explains that the $5 rate per room is only for basic carpet cleaning, traffic areas only, no pre vacuuming, pre treatment, pet treatment etc and that it involves cleaning with water only. And since you have several stains and spots, pet issues and heavily soiled traffic areas, he took all that into consideration to arrive at the $280 price tag for the 4 rooms to be cleaned. He mentions that you can go for this pricey option, or he can go ahead and clean with water only at $5 per room, in addition travel / gas surcharge of $30, plus $20 for preparing the estimate, time spent so far and it will take about 20 minutes to complete. Now you are in panic, you excuse yourself; you call your husband or wife and explain the turn of events. They too are disappointed and upset at the new price.

Anyway, since you took all that effort to prepare, and it’s not possible to take another day off work, grand ma’s schedule, and all the pet odor and stains, you agree, reluctantly, disappointed and feeling cheated to proceed with the $280 carpet cleaning. He gets done and you hand him a check for $280. If you refuse to pay, cops will be called on you by these guys, and the police are known to side with them. You might be prosecuted as well if you write a bad check. Oh my, what a tricky situation you got into. Now you have to borrow money to cover that check, what about the water, electric bill, oh God what did you get yourself into. Guess what, you have just been baited, and he switched on you. You ask yourself, how did this happen. It happened because you got attracted to an advert which was too good to be true, offering $5 carpet cleaning per room.

One week later, your carpets look so dirty because of the soapy residue he left behind and the smell / odor has gotten worse because it took 2 days for them to dry. You decide to call them back, but sorry the number is no longer in service. Maybe they have formed a new company, because everyone became aware of the bait and switch tactics of the previous one, except you of course.

 

At Ionic Fresh Carpet Cleaning South Bend Indiana, we will give you an accurate estimate the very first time and explain all the available options and pricing. We even explain to customers in advance on how they can save money, for example, by removing furniture from the carpets to be cleaned (saves $20 per room), vacuuming the carpet (saves $5 per room) etc. We also guarantee our work and we are happy to re-clean or treat any areas that we might have missed or that you are not satisfied.

For Carpet Cleaning Mishawaka, South bend, Elkhart and Granger, contact the professional guys at Ionic Fresh, 4312 Hunter Run circle, South Bend IN 46628, Tel # (574) 968-7396, or visit www.carpetfreshcleaning.com

Discounted Carpet Cleaning services, South Bend Indiana

by Ionic Fresh on 06/22/13

Ionic Fresh provides free South Bend carpet cleaning services to senior citizens, expectant mothers and individuals with disabilities. We also offer discounts to USA service members, veterans, Police officers and Firemen and women. Some restrictions apply and subject to availability. Free services are limited to two persons per month. Contact us directly to find out the availability. www.carpetfreshcleaning.com

Pet Odor Carpet Cleaning Mishawaka Indiana

by Ionic Fresh on 06/14/13

If you have a pet, and it has had a few bathroom accidents, chances are that your carpet or any other floor type has stains and strong odor. This is especially true with carpets and rugs. Unlike other floor type, it's not easy to remove pet urine, vomit, poop etc by DIY methods. This is where Ionic FreshCarpet Cleaning Mishawaka Indiana comes in. We are a professional cleaning company that offers carpet cleaning as one of our services. We have several options, to identify, treat and remove pet urine and other problems associated with owning a pet. The sooner pet urine is identified and treated, the better the results, which also will lead to a better indoor environment and reduce the cost of carpet replacement. By hiring a professional carpet cleaner in South Bend and Mishawaka, some home owners have extended the life span of their carpets by many years. It's common to find carpets that are well maintained lasting up to 20-30 years. Our promise to you is that we will fix any pet issues in your carpet and guarantee our services, or we re-clean, if still not satisfied, we will refund your money. Think of Ionic Fresh, when it comes to professional carpet Cleaners Mishawaka. Call for (574) 968-7396 for any questions, or visit www.carpetfreshcleaning.comwww.facebook.com/ionicfresh

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What’s hiding in your carpets

by Ionic Fresh on 06/09/13

Do you know why its important to hire a professional carpet cleaning company in South Bend Indiana. Do you have an idea or know what could be hiding in your home carpets? Well lets see, pet dander / Human dead skin cells,  hair,  urine,  poop, vomit, food droppings, dust mites, soap residues, dry soil, cosmetics and the list goes on. In short whatever we use in our everyday lives can settle and accumulate on the carpet over time. Also, pets and humans do produce waste products as stated above that may end up in your carpet. At Ionic Fresh, we specialize in removing most of the above elements, to acceptable health levels, that will result in cleaner, soft and fresh smelling carpets. For Carpet Cleaners South Bend Indiana, contact us on (574) 968 796 or visit our web page, www.carpetfreshcleaning.com or www.facebook.com/ionicfresh for current specials and promotions.

How To Maintain your carpet in between professional cleanings

by Ionic Fresh on 06/02/13

Now that you had your carpet professionally cleaned, what next? How do you keep it clean? What to avoid? Ionic Fresh Carpet Cleaners South Bend Indiana is glad to offer you these tips.

 

Vacuum your Carpet frequently, more in high traffic areas, using a reliable vacuum cleaner. Avoid liquid spills, if they happen, quickly remove by laying a white towel and standing on it. You can also use a wet and dry vacuum cleaner for spills. Keep rinsing with water until stain is gone. Consider using runners in high traffic areas, to minimize heavy soiling, carpet wearing etc. Train and monitor your pet's bathroom habits. Pet stains and odors  can quickly ruin your carpet. Have your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year or more for heavy traffic areas. For more tips on how to remove certain stains, visit our Stain removal tip page. Looking for South Bend Carpet Cleaners, contact us for quality Cleaning Services, reliable & green safe.

Don’t deny having pets, carpet cleaning

by Ionic Fresh on 06/02/13

As professional Carpet cleaners, it’s common for us to come across heavily soiled carpet with several pet stains and odor. Yet, the customer will deny having a pet and that the stains are from normal everyday traffic and soil. Most customers believe that, if you tell the carpet cleaning technician the truth that the stains are from a pet, the cost will automatically go higher to clean and remove them. While this might be true on the cost going higher, fortunately it’s not always the case. When told the truth on what caused the stains, a technician normally has several options ranging in price, information on how to remove certain stains and what chemicals to use and suggestions on DIY procedures after professional cleaning that can remove remaining stains. The technicians will also explain to you why basic carpet cleaning does not remove and neutralize pet stains, especially urine. If anything, basic carpet cleaning without treatment on pet stains may lead to more serious problems such as severe odor and the stain spreading to surrounding areas. That’s the reason, why it’s important never to deny having a pet when having your carpets cleaned. For Carpet Cleaners in South Bend Indiana and what Pet treatment options are available, contact Ionic Fresh, 4312 Hunter Run Circle, South Bend Indiana, 46628, Tel # (574) 968-7396, www.carpetfreshcleaning.com

Why new carpets need to be cleaned before use

by Ionic Fresh on 05/30/13

Read this blog and you will understand why new carpets need to be cleaned before use, http://www.truckmountforums.com/blog-entries/why-new-carpets-need-cleaning.3417/, For South Bend Carpet Cleaning Services, contact us for that professional process that removes soils, dust, odor and stains using our ionized water and green chemicals.

Carpet Cleaners in South Bend Indiana - Ionic Fresh

by Ionic Fresh on 03/20/13

Are you looking for high quality professional carpet cleaning in South Bend Indiana? Look no further, Ionic Fresh Carpet Cleaning Services is a proven name in getting your carpet cleaner, stain and odor free, soft and residue free. We offer South Bend Carpet cleaning services and also in Mishawaka, Granger, Elkhart and Niles Michigan. Call on (574) 968-7396 to schedule your spring South Bend Carpet cleaning services.

why choose Ionic Fresh, South Bend Carpet Cleaners

by Ionic Fresh on 03/20/13

Ionic Fresh Carpet Cleaning Services will meet all your South Bend Carpet Cleaning needs. We will leave your carpet cleaner, fresh, soft, odor free and restored for your comfort. We strictly use green approved chemicals that are safe for you and pets. Our cleaning process does not leave any soil attracting residue. Contact us today on (574) 968-7396.

Cleaning Services - 123 Steamclean - South Bend Indiana

by Ionic Fresh on 12/24/12

We specialize in steam cleaning of carpets, Rugs, upholstered furniture and tile and grout. We use super heated water, with approved green chemicals to remove most stains, soils and odors. contact us today for a special pricing, (574) 807-8195.


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