In the professional carpet cleaning industry, the term, “professional” can be a loose term. This can be for many reasons, but the one I plan to focus on in this article are those with good intentions and training, but weak equipment. What do I mean by weak equipment?
- Equipment can be purchased for as little as a few thousand dollars or more than 50,000 dollars. Why would anyone pay 1,000 times as much for equipment unless it is substantially more powerful?
- Some portable carpet cleaning equipment is small enough to be transported in the trunk of a car and run off of low wattage circuit breakers. In order to get the most power possible for carpet cleaning equipment, it is powered directly off of the van’s 8 cylinder engine. To draw even a fraction of the power of an 8 cylinder engine from a circuit in a home or business, the circuit would pop in a matter of seconds. The more powerful the carpet cleaning equipment, the more thorough the cleaning will be.
We all worry about price when we schedule service appointments, but we also have to consider that a very low price can mean very cheap and weak equipment. Even the best of intentions can’t replace the power that is necessary to do the job right.