UPDATE: After more than 6 Months of figuring out our next step, we've decided it's in our best interest to sell the business.
This decision was not taken lightly. I have over 15 years in this industry, but after everything that happened last year between break downs & an injury to my right elbow; it's just doesn't make financial sense to invest another $50K+ into a business that I can't physically do anymore.
Katie & I also thought about starting a commercial division, but honestly the cost of doing business in New York is to high and in order to keep the level of workmanship that I expect, we would have had to increase our prices my about 3x. That's not an exageration. Not 150%, not 200%, I really mean 300%. Which leads to another reason I'm moving on.
Last year I spent too much time on jobs & ended up paying to clean more than a few carpets. People would always say what a good job I did, but in doing so & not charging acordingly, I pretty much put my self out of business. There's nothing worse than doing a job where the harder you work, the less you make. Our running cost are about $45/hr, so think about the last time I may have cleaned your carpets and how much I charged vs the time I was on the job. Multiple time by $45, take that number and subtract from what I charged. You'll probably come up with somewhere in the neighborhood of $5.67/hr. Cause that's what I averaged last year after. Well, it will be a little more since that figure is my take after taxes.
I would like to thank all our customers we've served throughout the years. We currently have the business for sale and any you can send inquieries to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Thanks again for your business,
-Brandon & Katie Reilly
Does your current cleaning company REALLY do a thorough cleaning? Owner/Operator Brandon Reilly uses 14+ years of experience, education, chemistry and attention to detail to properly clean your furniture & floors.
Unlike other cleaners,
-We don't push more water through the carpet in a desperate attempt to clean your carpets.
-We don't use a diesel powered truck mount that pollutes the environment with tons of exhaust gasses.
-We don't claim a rotary cleaning attachment is a better alternative than a standard wand (Every job is different & it takes experience to know which tools to use in all situations.)
-We don't do sloppy rushed work & complete jobs in 30 minutes.
What Reilly's Carpet Cleaning does however is,
-We use education, chemistry, experience and hard work to properly take care of and clean your carpets, oriental rugs, upholstery and hard surface flooring.
-We use the most popular truck mounted cleaning machine in the industry. It's reliable, fuel efficient and most importantly provides more than enough power to clean any size job we encounter. Remember, it's not the machine, it's who's performing the work that really matters
-We use both rotary and standard cleaning wands as each job is unique and it takes experience to know which tool is the right tool for the job. Some cleaners claim rotary machines offer a more "thorough" cleaning by cleaning all side of the fiber. This assumption doesn't use any logic. Take a look at our Before & After pictures to see that we definitely clean all side of the fiber regardless of the tool used.
-We take our time to make sure the job is done right.
-We are constantly keeping an eye on the market & adjust prices accordingly. I'll be honest, we aren't the "cheapest" or do we try to be. We charge a fair rate that allows us to stay in business while still providing excellent value.
Cleaning Service Checklist
|Who is the cleaning technician that will be coming into your home & do they have the knowledge & experience to do the job right?|
|Does the company you intend to hire use a truckmounted cleaning system utilizing Hot Water Extraction?|
|Do they rinse the carpet or run a cleaning chemical through their wand without a rinse?|
|Have they been certified by the IICRC?|
|What is the business's standing with the Better Business Bureau?|
|Are they insured?|
|Reilly's Carpet Cleaning is owner / operated. So you know Brandon Reilly will use his 14+ years of experience and knowledge to properly clean each & every job.|
|Reilly's Carpet Cleaning utilizes Hot Water Extraction (the preferred method by carpet manufacturers) using a custom box truck equipped with a powerful Hydramaster truck mounted cleaning system. This ensures a deep clean while still maintaining rapid drying times.|
|At Reilly's Carpet Cleaning, the only cleaning solution we use is during the pre-conditioning phase. This works at loosing the soils so they can be easily rinsed & extracted. Leaving no residue behind. Some company's just run a cleaning solution through there machine with out following up with a proper rinse. This is what accounts for rapid re-soiling.|
|The IICRC is the organization that sets standards in the cleaning industry. At the completion of the classes, a individual must take a test to complete certification. Brandon Reilly passed both the Carpet & Upholstery certification tests with a score of over 90% on each exam.|
|Reilly's Carpet Cleaning maintains a A+ BBB rating. This helps give you the peace of mind knowing that if a problem does arise, it will be taken care of to the customers satisfaction.|
|Reilly's Carpet Cleaning is fully insured and can provide certificates of liability if needed.|
LIMITED TIME ONLY!!! If you have had Chem Dry attempt to clean your carpets but are not satisfied, please call us. We will clean 1 room FREE of charge and show you the amount of Chemicals and soil they have left in your carpet. More details can be found here.
<---This picture was taken of a job I did where ChemDry cleaned the carpets only 3 months prior. There was so much of their cleaning chemical left in the carpet that I had to shut my equipment down for a minute to add defoammer because my waste tank filled up with foam. The chemicals they felt behind made the carpet tacky and acted like a magnet for dirt & dust. This is what accounts for rapid re-soiling after carpets have been improperly cleaned. So much for their claim that no residue left behind!!!
We service the following communities:
|Van Buren Bay, NY||$115.00|
|Bemus Point*, NY||$320.00|
|South Dayton*, NY||$395.00|
|Cherry Creek*, NY||$395.00|
|Silver Creek, NY||$125.00|
|Sunset Bay, NY & Hanford Bay, NY||$125.00|
Please note that the farther away from the Dunkirk and Fredonia area, the higher the minimum charge will be. This is to help cover the extra time and gas costs that we incur. If you live a distance from us, see if your neighbors or near by family members would also like to schedule our services. The more work we have in your area on a particular day, the more flexible we can be with pricing.
*These town are outside our service area but we will still setup bigger cleaning jobs in these locations that can offset our travel costs.