South NJ Craigslist? How can you trust who you hire: 5 tips

There are a million ways to find someone to do a service for you. But how can you be sure that you won't be stuck with problems afterwards? You want to find not just a carpet cleaning service that is priced right and who does a good job, you want to find a carpet cleaner in South New Jersey you can trust. Here are some tips for locating a reliable contractor for any service but especially for someone who is going to come inside your home. Don't be the next victim of a Craigslist scam! Protect your pets, your family and your things by choosing the right carpet and tile service company.

1. Ask friends who they recommend

Today this is easier than ever. With social networking the huge advantage is that you can quickly ask many people who they use. We mainly use Google+ and Twitter for our recommendations.

2. Are they insured and licensed?

This may seem like a no brainer but many today will run a carpet cleaning route with nothing more than a residential Home Depot carpet cleaner in the back of their truck. This is not going to get your carpets clean and without the proper water extraction it will also leave your carpet wet and damaged. He might be a nice guy but if something goes wrong and he doesn't use the right chemicals, he could do more damage than good to your carpets, rugs and furniture as well. Make sure that they are insured for peace of mind!

3. Are they locally and nationally certified?

Use someone who can be verified by a third party organization. We are a member of the IICRC and The Clean Trust. This will keep you clear of scammers and will also help to make sure you have someone safe working in your home.

4. Do they show up when they say they will?

We want to pick someone we can rely on. While things come up for everyone no matter how hard they try to be reliable. Ask: Is it the norm or the exception that they are there when they said they would be? This can signal a reliable quality company vs the alternative. 

5. Do other professionals recommend them?

Use someone others have used and trust. Don't use an unknown guy or company. 

Use someone others have used and trust. Don't use an unknown guy or company. 

We get calls all the time from customers that tell us someone else in the industry recommended they talk to us. We are flattered and love this. It really is one of the best signs that a company is trustworthy. Why? Because whoever recommended you just put their reputation on the line. They wouldn't do this unless they were sure you could be trusted.