Very happy client this morning and she said that was glad she took the time to seek out a ‘professional’ carpet cleaner. She looked a bit surprised when I told her that I am not fond of that description !! As I explained, you could ask a neighbour that had hired a little DIY machine and you offered to pay him to ‘scrub’ your carpet as well. That effectively makes it his ‘profession’ for the day, as you’ve paid him to carry out the work. My preferred term, is one that was used on certain jobs within Parliament and one that I am far happier with ………. I overheard me being described as the carpet cleaning specialist, when being admitted to deal with problems that had been left behind by contract cleaners.
I think I can live with being know as a specialist, in my field of carpet, upholstery and rug cleaning. I do not do general types of cleaning, on leather sofas or wood & stone flooring, I specialise in a few particular types of soft furnishings.