If you are like most people you will want to be able to trust the company you hire, and not get taken advantage of. Right?
Will the show up on time?
Will the respect me and my home?
Are they going to change the price on me?
There are so many questions you could ask in addition to how much it cost. But, how do you ask them?
It’s possible you call and say “hey are you going to rummage through my bedroom drawers and steal my underwear?” (Yes, there are news reports of this happening, with carpet cleaners, on video).
Most people will want a company that does not do that, and covers all of the basis, but how will you know?
But what usually happens? They pick up the phone, make a few calls, and ask “how much will it will cost?” This is common, and helps limit the loss if the company does a crappy job.
It would be great if you were buying a box of cereal. Because no matter where you get your Peanut Butter Captain Crunch©, it’s still PB Captain Crunch©. Unlike buying cereal (a commodity), hiring a carpet cleaner might have a few more variables . You wont always get the same thing.