Woman with thought bubbles

Woman with thought bubbles

The revival of the old fashioned ‘mend and make do’ mentality has swept the nation recently due to the tough economic climate, and unfortunately caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to people’s homes in the process.

Here at Spring Clean Carpet Care we have noticed that television shows for bake offs, sewing bees, up-cycling furniture, growing your own vegetables and much more, are encouraging more people to get to grips with forgotten skills that could save them money. BUT no matter how good these intentions are beware of the limits to these skills, as sometimes leaving it the experts is actually cheaper than having a go yourself.

When it comes to big items of expense in your home trusting a skilled, trained and experienced trader is often the best way to go. You wouldn’t try to rewire electrics without any experience, would you? By all means shop around for quotes to get an idea for you need to pay, but don’t just go with the cheapest!

See the list below of what you should ask your cleaning professional

What is included as part of the service? Follow up calls, furniture removal, spot stain removal.

What level of insurance do they hold?
Does it cover you and your family or just their equipment and staff?
Are they affiliated with any trading standards boards?
Are they trade certified by any industry qualifiers? TACCA, NCCA?
Do they have any genuine reviews or testimonials that you can look at beforehand?
Who carries out the work? A workman, the company owner/operator?