CHEAP CARPET CLEANERS IN LIVERPOOL
Now we have the internet its a lot easier to choose a tradesman such as a carpet cleaner, but what should you be looking out for?
So the first thing I would suggest is don’t believe everything you see on the internet. A poor tradesman can get a great a looking website made for a few hundred pounds, claim to be the best in the world at what he does yet not have the slightest clue about the business he’s in!
I see this a lot with my carpet cleaning business in Liverpool. There is always an undercurrent of cheap and cheerful cleaners that come and go. Unfortunately, they usually leave a trail of destruction behind them as they go..
HOW TO CHOOSE A TRADESMAN
Word of mouth. Ask your family, friends or neighbours if they have used anyone they can recommend to you. Nothing better than a referral or customer testimonials.
Trade associations. Most trades (such as carpet cleaners with TACCA) have trade associations that oversee things. In the main, these organisations require traders to show evidence of training and insurance in order to become members.
WHERE NOT TO LOOK FOR A TRADESMAN
Half price leaflets through the letterbox. Why would any reputable carpet cleaner, joiner, gardener etc offer to work for half price? Surely if they did a great job they would get recommendations and be invited back to their current customers?
Recommendation websites. There are a few of these sites where you pop in your postcode and a recommended trader is found for you. Now the thing here is the tradesman is paying to be here. The website will never show negative feedback in fear of the tradesman leaving the site.
So to sum up. When looking to invite someone into your home to carry out work the best thing to do is –
- Research how long the company has been running?
- Are they really local? Look at the phone number for example, is it just a mobile, or is it a local number?
- Does the tradesman’s website have an address?
- Any sign of belonging to a trade association?
- Is there any guarantee against shrinking carpets?
Look at this interesting article by the bbc by clicking here.