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Beware of the Carpet Cleaning Scams


There are some real cowboys out there …

Here are the main scams that are happening right now to get you to part with your hard earned money. Pleeeease don’t fall for them.

Scam # 1 – Bait and Switch

You get a leaflet through your door offering carpet & upholstery cleaning at incredibly low prices, for example hall stairs & landing £15, lounge £10 or 3 piece suite clean £25. This low price is the Bait!

However, when they arrive the carpets are worse than they thought (extra cost) they are slightly stained (extra cost) they have to move some of the furniture (extra cost) the “large lounge” is larger than they thought (extra cost.) Before you know it, your “£19 carpet clean” ends up costing you £200 – £300 (or however much they can get away with) due to “unforeseen circumstances.”

The level of cleaning is appalling, the carpets are soaked, and you will never see them again because they simply don’t care. There are many examples on YouTube of this sort of con.

Scam #2 – Splash & Dash

Again these poeple advertise their “services” for a very low amount but they DO actually charge you the low amount for their work.

Sound great?  

Unfortunately, because the price is so low, they have to get 2 or even 3 jobs done every single hour to make up their money which means all they do is turn up, throw water everywhere and leave quickly, leaving you with a soaking carpet that will take many days or even weeks to dry.

Your carpets will almost certainly be damaged, often beyond repair, will probably shrink due to over wetting, and they will definitely re-soil very quickly as they have left lots of sticky chemicals in the water that has been left in your carpet.

Again, you will not get them back because there is no money in it for them to return.

Con #3 – Sticky Fingers

“I will clean your lounge for £25” they say.

And again, they will actually do it for that price.

But what they “forget” to say is that they will deliberately leave the carpets sticky by adding “optical brighteners” that leave the carpets looking amazing on the day but will rapidly re-soil due to the sticky residue left behind by the horrible chemical.

But it can’t be the cleaners fault right?

After all, it looked so amazing when he had gone. So you have your carpets cleaned more often, and the carpets re-soil quicker, and then the price creeps up and creeps up to where it should have been originally, by which time your carpets are ruined because of the chemicals he has left in your carpets AND you will soon be paying FULL PRICE MORE OFTEN than necessary.

This Is How It Should Be Done …

If you choose your cleaner on price alone and go for the lowest, you will receive the lowest service and lowest standards of cleaning.

Makes sense doesn’t it?

Comparing the cowboys and comparing Great Choice carpet cleaning is like comparing a Robin Reliant with a Rolls Royce! There really is a world of difference between good and bad carpet cleaners.


Look at these pictures below of some of the work we have done.




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