Cape Coral Carpet Cleaning Deals – Avoid Being Ripped Off!

Is what they’re selling really a “good deal?”

We’ve all seen the ads “five rooms of carpet cleaning for $34.00” but is this really a good deal?  What are you getting for $34.00?  I can tell you this, you’re not getting clean carpets and that’s a fact!

Recently we came across a newspaper insert from a local carpet cleaner advertising “Any 5 Rooms – Regardless of size” can be “steam cleaned and deodorized” for the too good to be true price of $34.75.  That’s right folks, just $34.75.  As we read the ad more closely we discovered if your carpets are dirty you would need to purchase a “pre-conditioning agent” for .25 cents per square foot.  I don’t know about you but we’ve never been to a clients home who requested their carpets be cleaned if the carpets weren’t dirty.

As mentioned above, this company is advertising they will “steam clean” your carpets for this incredibly low price.  What this means is they will come to your home, try to upsell you on their “pre-conditioning” treatment for an extra cost and if you refuse to let them charge you extra, they will “steam clean” your carpets.  Keep in mind that steam cleaning means just that.  They will not include the cleaning solutions necessary to remove dirt, pollen and oils in accordance with The Carpet & Rug Institute or IICRC standards.  They will merely run a wand across your carpeting and will be in and out of your house in no time flat.  Your carpets WILL NOT BE CLEAN!

…And the deals just keep on coming.  This same company also advertises a “Super Saver” super duper deal!  For $129.95 they will “steam clean” (there’s that word again) 5 rooms of carpeting, PLUS a sofa, loveseat and chair.  Of course, if you want “pre-conditioning” on the carpeting or upholstery that’ll cost you extra.

In analyzing this company’s $34.75 deal for 5 rooms – here’s what you’ll be paying by the time they are done with you.

If you have 5 rooms of dirty carpeting they will charge you an additional .25 PER SQUARE FOOT in addition to the $34.95.  If each room on average is 150 square feet and you have 5 rooms, the additional cost to clean them is $187.50 (5 rooms X 150 sq. ft each = 750 sq. ft. times .25 psf) and remember this is in addition to the $34.75.  Folks $222.25 is NO DEAL to clean 5 rooms of carpeting in SW Florida.  Maybe in NY City but not in Lee, Collier or Charlotte County.

Tru-Clean doesn’t believe in dangling carrots in an attempt to entice clients into allowing our family to show them our very best.  The facts are it’s disingenuous  to advertise a price to clean carpets, or anything else for that matter, for a low ball price only to tell the customer they will have to pay extra if their carpets are dirty.  In reviewing this company’s pricing scheme, their end price to clean 5 rooms of carpeting the right way is actually over $70 higher than ours and their pricing does not include a thoroughly exhaustive vacuuming of the carpeting, rotary extraction or a FREE bottle of spotter.

Tru-Clean is a family owned environmentally responsible carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning company serving all of Cape Coral, Lee, Collier and Charlotte County.  Our technicians are certified by the world’s most respected certification body for textile professionals and we are fully licensed and insured.  Our company is “A” rated by the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List and our services are referred by some of the areas most respected realtors, interior designers, contractors and floor covering specialists.

The old analogy “if it sounds too good to be true it probably is” could never be more truer when dealing with carpet, upholstery and tile cleaning companies in SW Florida.  ALWAYS read the fine print in the ad, research the company online and ask the following questions:

  • From start to finish – what’s covered in your advertised price
  • Are you licensed and insured
  • What kind of cleaning solutions do you use (Allergen Free – Environmentally Friendly is what you’ll want)
  • Do you include a FREE bottle of spotter with each cleaning
  • Are you listed with Angie’s List  (Always verify by visiting
  • What is your service guarantee and will you place it in writing

A quality carpet, tile an upholstery cleaning doesn’t have to cost an arm-and-a-leg but if you invite the wrong company into your home, this is what you’ll be faced with.

For more information on Tru-Clean and the services we offer please visit us online at or call us any time at 239-541-4888.  You can also visit our website and check out the undercover video on our home page as to how these “too good to be true” pricing schemes work.

Tru-Clean services the cities of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Estero, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Marco Island, Naples, Bokeelia, St. James City and Matlacha.