Professionals and specialists charge a rate that they believe their time is worth to you. It might sound harsh, but that is the reality. The cleaning chemicals and solutions’ cost varies, but they should be included in the rate you are being charged. If you are a commercial client, you can expect to see an itemised invoice showing “sundries and solutions”. Professionals are well within their right to charge what they want, but as a general rule, expect to be charged between £25ph and £35ph.
How the cost is worked out?
For the best possible results from wet extraction cleaning, your carpets have to be vacuumed first. This is to remove any loose soil and detritus from within the carpet fibres. This is the most essential part of any deep cleaning process; if avoided, you can expect to have heavy re-soiling after drying or browning in your carpets. After your carpets have been vacuumed, they are then spot treated with specialist solutions and pre-treated with a pre-spray; this pre-spray is then either brushed manually into the fibres of your carpet or mechanically. The solutions are then left to dwell and start working on any deep-down dirt, soil, grease and bacteria. Now, for the extraction, A rinse agent will be pressure sprayed into the fibre to wash out any pre-spray and residues from your carpets.
When the rinse has been complete, your professional will now reset the fibres in you carpets to aid and speed up drying times, they may even add an air-blower to help this process. So looking at what professionals need to do to get the job done right, you should see how they can justify their costs and rates.
The average carpet clean cost in a living room size of 4m x 4m should cost in the region of £56.00 for 1.5hrs to 2hrs work. This gives an average cost of £28ph to £37ph.
Stain removal is totally different to carpet or upholstery cleaning. For this service, you should expect to pay a call out fee of around £20 to £25, then an hourly rate on top as bad stains like paint, blood, faecal matter, urine, and many more can be very time-consuming to remove. Be sure that you state what you need if you employ a professional; you don’t want to ask for a clean when you need stain removal.
If you need stain removal, the cleaner you contact will first ask have you tried to remove yourself. It sounds a silly question as that is what we all do. But to a professional, it may take longer to remove if you have used solutions that may react with the solutions they use. This will have an impact on the cost.
Is there a way to save money on professional carpet cleaning?
Yes, is the easy answer. Most cleaning companies offer multi-room or furniture cleaning offers. Search “carpet cleaning prices near me” or “carpet cleaning prices Cardiff” (replace Cardiff for your region) or even “professional carpet cleaning prices” online. You should get several options to choose from.
Other Cost Considerations
When you’re booking professional cleaners, avoid unexpected costs and look for the following.
It’s not worthwhile for some cleaning companies to clean a single room. They often charge a minimum charge of around £50. It’s much better and cheaper overall to get your whole house cleaned in one go or look for a multi-room deal.
Remember to ask for the clean you need, if it’s stain removal, tell you professional what the stain is, how old it is and if you have tried to remove it yourself.
No cleaning company expects to move furniture, remove all items from the rooms you need to be cleaned, remove all fragile items. If you are happy to have your cleaner go around your furniture, they will. Don’t leave it until your cleaning day; you may be charged for the time they have to wait for you to empty a room.
Whole house cleans is another option to consider; most companies charge between £200 and £250 for a three-bedroom house; if you were to add up individual rooms, the cost would easily exceed that price.