I agree that you shouldn't offer only bonnet cleaning. Not because of the cleaning itself but because it is a harder sell. I've always ran carpet cleaning as my add-on to my residential cleaning business. I had no problem at all selling anything I do to our customers but when it comes to people who don't know our quality, it's not as easy. Not saying it's hard, just saying I was used to talking and people agreeing. But with the bonnet cleaning, I had to push it.
As far as bonnet cleaning vs hwe or anything else.... it's really not about what system you use it's about what chemical you use. There is 1 chemical that actually will clean a carpet and that is Procyon. All other chemicals I've researched only leave behind suffectants that attract more dirt. That means if you use a bonnet or hwe or what ever other system you use, if you aren't using Procyon, the carpet looks clean for a lil bit, but it's not. But with that being said.... you have to be smarter than the Procyon and those people are few and far between. That's why I don't let the guy that works for me clean the carpets if we have to clean them.... he is not smarter than the Procyon. Now I personally don't care what you use... I'm just stating the facts. I'm not here to get in a pissing match with anyone... I'm just stating the facts. I know people think this chemical and that chemical is great... and it probably is.... but it attracts dirt because you can not get it all out of the carpet... that's all proven fact. But the bottom line is... research it all and what ever you choose to go with, make it out to be the best thing since sliced bread. Since we try not to clean carpet any longer I refer other carpet cleaners all the time. We do clean some customers carpet.... very few because that means I gotta be on site to make sure it is done 100% right.
The difference.... a house with 5 adults and 2 kids that we cleaned over 30 months ago with bonnet & Procyon still has clean carpet. The stairs still look great!!
3 houses that we have never cleaned the carpet at because we try to not clean carpet any longer... 1 has had her carpet cleaned 2 times within 2 years and it is filthy and looks very worn. They have 2 adults and 1 baby under 6 months. 1 has her carpet cleaned every 6 months and it is kinda dirty. They have 2 adults and 1 child under 1 year old. The other has had it cleaned 3x and it looks like a disaster zone. They have 2 adults and 1 teen.
Last edited by sprintcar93; 05-04-2011 at 08:41 PM.