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Carpet cleaning - how much?!?!?!!?!?

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AnonymousBird Wed 22-Jun-11 13:52:59

I am about to move out of rented. The carpet when we moved in was ok, a little worn in places, but by no means threadbare. There were also a few scuffs and marks on it, despite the landlord cleaning before we moved in. No problems there, just wear and tear.

I am going to have the carpets cleaned before I move out - we are talking a two bedroom bungalow, so one large bed, one very small bed, a short hallway and two decent sized reception rooms. No stairs (obviously!), that's it.

I have had two quotes - one for £110 all in, one for £290... both from what seem to be reputable businesses. The second one actually applies a "discount" down from £450, apparently - 3 rooms for the price of 2, plus a discount for the property being empty.

How on earth can they be so different? Is the second one a complete rip off, or is the first one a "get us in cheap then bump it up" type thing?

I have no feel at all for what seems a reasonable fee for this size of job - we are talking 2-3 hours to do the job, according to either service.

Geordieminx Wed 22-Jun-11 14:12:16

Hire a rug doctor from your local b and q or similar. It's easy although time consuming and will cost less than £50

AnonymousBird Wed 22-Jun-11 16:55:43

Unfortunately I have to have it done professionally and produce a receipt/certificate because I have a dog and it's part of the tenancy agreement.

Really, I just wanted to get a feel for what might be a reasonable fee for a compact 2 bed property.... £110 doesn't feel OTT, but clearly £290 does, but equally I want a proper job doing and don't want the cheaper service actually turn out to be a nightmare with loads of extras (though their estimator swears it is all inclusive).

crazycarol Wed 22-Jun-11 19:48:29

I had my living room, hall & stairs & 3 piece suite cleaned by a cleaning co last year for £70.

nancy75 Wed 22-Jun-11 19:51:24

we had stairs, hall & 2 bedroom done it was about £90 - £110 sounds about right, £450 sounds like a piss take!

Helzapoppin Wed 22-Jun-11 19:52:37

Ours cost £130 for living room, hallway, landing, large bedroom, large rug and small bedroom.

AnonymousBird Thu 23-Jun-11 07:40:53

Thank you people.

It's not as if the carpet was perfect when we moved in either, and it's standard rented property quality stuff - ie. never was great and never will be. Suspect that the regular service for £110 will suffice.

I only need to do enough to leave it as I found it plus basic wear and tear to get my deposit back. I can't improve it from how it was when we moved here!

I just needed some reassurance that £110 wasn't going to be a rubbish job, sounds roughly the going rate.

Many thanks. smile

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