The title of this blog post is a quote by Benjamin Franklin that is emblematic of why we built MADE TO LAST.
"I shouldn't have to pay a lot for carpet cleaning."
Never select a carpet cleaning company solely based on price. Carpet cleaning is not as cheap as some would like for you to think. Their technique is to advertise a low price to get you to call them, so they can push their low quality, ineffective goods at higher prices than what the real professionals charge. Thorough carpet cleaning is not cheap, but it will extend the useful life of your investment and care for your carpeting in a way that will save you money in the long run.
Most people I clean for understand price vs. value. The rest understand the value when we have completed the job.
More and more people are tired of paying out money for work that is substandard.
They are starting to understand the philosophy, "You get what you pay for."
I believe that there are reasons behind all prices and that current consumer culture with the focus on buy cheap, use, discard and replace in a constantly accelerating cycle has to end.
If we are to achieve simple value for money, but more importantly basic human rights for all and a planet that is sustainable then we need to look at the products we purchase in a multi-faceted way rather than simply focusing on price.