We’ve all heard of bait and switch tactics used by some carpet cleaning companies, and for some you may have even been a victim of this dishonest scheme that has become far to common in todays world.
Bait and Switch is a dishonest marketing tactic used by carpet cleaners where they advertise a very attractive price for the sole purpose of attracting a client/customer and once they arrive at the job or clients home (The Bait) they will try to sell them a more expensive product (The Switch.)
Another typical scam a company may try to use is to advertise that they will clean a hand full of rooms for a ridiculously low price and then they inform you that a hallway, linen closet, or traffic area is considered a room and therefore you end up paying a lot more than you bargained for.
How to avoid being the victim of such a dishonest tactic by these carpet cleaning companies you may ask? Well, the best way to avoid falling victim to such a scam is to be informed of the carpet cleaning processes, finding as much information about the company you are interested in, and about the carpet cleaner that will be performing the job. Ask questions about the pricing and be specific when asking what may or may not be included, and if at all possible get it in writing before he/she cleans anything. You may also ask for a list with references that you may call and inquire from before you book your appointment. Price alone should never be a reason to choose a carpet cleaning company in Springfield, MO. Remember if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!