My Carpet Cleaning Adventure

 

Yesterday was a crazy day, to say the least. It all started when I was woken up by a call from an unknown number at 4 in morning. I picked up the phone only to realize it was the same telemarketer who won’t stop calling and finally blocked his number.

After I fell back asleep for a few hours I awoke again. I heard my youngest son erupt with a loud “ewww” and knew something was wrong. I rushed out to the living room to see that our new puppy had pooped all over the floor. There was no way I could clean this on my own.

I wasn’t sure if I should just go on Google and look for a carpet cleaning company or reach out to a few friends. I had never really used a carpet cleaner in the past since we usually move so often that our realtors will hire a provider for us.

Since it was so early in the morning, I knew my friends would be furious if I called them asking who cleans their carpets. So, I did a quick search for Carpet Cleaning Scottsdale and came across Mesa Carpet Cleaners. I read a few reviews and decided to give them a call. Fast forward 45 minutes, and they’re already here.

I was not aware that carpet cleaners could be so professional and outgoing. The team that arrived was very professional and courteous. They got the job done in less than time than I expected and also charged a very competitive price.

I did some research on the industry and found out that their equipment is actually quite pricey, well at least The Cleaning Source out in IN was. Turns out, that they were using $2,000+ setups. I read some horror stories of companies using cheap $200~ machines from Asia and there were some not so happy endings.

One lady from Detroit claimed that the machine caught on fire while the technician was using it. Luckily, it didn’t spread but needless to say, she was not too happy. I guess the saying “you get what you pay for” holds true in this situation.

Question for my readers: have any of you ever had any experience in this industry and if so how profitable is it?

The reason I ask is because there are some franchises out there so clearly it has to be pretty profitable. I would like to hear how you go about marketing in this type of industry, how you price your services, and if you do it yourself or bring on a technician. It looks like Voxy Marketing actually deals with a good deal of businesses in this industry so maybe there is a market for it.

Now I had to figure out what we were going to do with this puppy situation… I have no experience training a puppy so I reached out to a few friends and found a local person with a great history training similar breeds. I ended up giving them a call and scheduled an appointment for the next week. Check back next week and I’ll let you know how it goes.

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