|Posted on October 31, 2013 at 3:00 PM|
Here at AJ's Cleaning & Restoration we love being able to help you prepare for Holidays, and that's why we always strive to meet your deadlines! With Halloween out of the way (almost..) here comes Thanksgiving, and believe me when I say that you do not want your guests to notice that your carpets are dirty while at the dinner table!
Funny story that actually prompted me to write this blog is:
A few days ago I get a call from a new client (let's call her Jane). Jane calls me and asks if I have any availability before Thanksgiving and with the excitement of a child getting candy for Halloween I say of course I do! - Yes, even though I get a few calls a day related to new jobs whether it's from AJ's Handyman or AJ's Cleaning & Restoration I still get super excited at the opportunity of meeting a new client! - Anyway, Jane tells me that last year she had scheduled a carpet cleaning from a different company for the day before Thanksgiving to make sure her carpets smelled, felt, and looked great all at the same time and was promised service as well as a discount (she had seen them advertise a lower price than was quoted). When the day came, Jane called the company once.. twice.. thr..... you get the idea, but did not get an answer, so she decided to try and call other carpet cleaners and of course no one could offer same day service the day before Thanksgiving. Needless to say Jane did not get her carpets cleaned, but she hoped no one would notice the traffic paterns or spots the next day.. however her mother did - to me that's worse than if anyone else noticed because when your mom notices, you're sure to hear about it! Jane's mom waited until some of the guests left to go to the store and rent a carpet cleaning machine and made Jane clean her own carpets! Of course, the result was terrible! So this year Jane called me after being referred to me from a previous client and made me promise to go the day before and clean her carpets, I decided to put it in writing and saying that if we do not come we will pay her $150!
Moral of the story, make sure you hire a reputable company.. it may cost you $10-20.. extra but it will be worth it in the end!
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Thank you for taking the time to read this blog, and I hope you got a laugh at the story as I did!
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Des Moines, Iowa 50317