Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions constitute the full and complete service agreement (the "Agreement") between you (the "Customer") and Carpet Steamer 911 ("CS911") of 476 Shotwell Road, Suite 102-276, Clayton NC 27520 for the provision of services by CS911.
Please take some time to review this Agreement. Use of our services constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
1. Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services
a. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, CS911 agrees to provide carpet, tile, hardwood, mattress, rug and upholstery cleaning, carpet repair/stretching, deodorization, ozone shock treatment, fabric protection application and other cleaning related services (the "Service") to the Customer at an address specified by the Customer (the "Premises").
b. The Service will be for such carpet, tile, hardwood, mattress, rug and upholstery cleaning, carpet repair/stretching, deodorization, ozone shock treatment, fabric protection application and other cleaning related services as agreed with the Customer at the time of booking.
c. CS911 will provide one or more carpet cleaning technicians (the "Carpet Cleaner") to attend the Premises to provide the Service at a time and date mutually agreed between CS911 and the Customer (the "Service Time").
d. CS911 endeavors to provide the Service faithfully, diligently and in a timely and professional manner.
2. Additions and Amendments
a. Any changes to the Service to be provided must be agreed by CS911 prior to the Service Time.
b. If the Customer requires any additional services or variations at the time the Service is being performed, the Customer must first contact CS911 by telephone, who may agree to provide the additional services at its absolute discretion. The Carpet Cleaner is not authorized to agree to any changes to the Service being provided unless the Carpet Cleaner is the owner, George Porter. The Customer must not request such changes directly from the Carpet Cleaner unless the Carpet Cleaner is the owner, George Porter.
3. Customer Representations and Warranties
The Customer represents and warrants that:
a. s/he will provide a safe working environment at the Premises for the Carpet Cleaner to perform the Service;
b. the Carpet Cleaner will have unencumbered and unobstructed access to those areas of the Premises requiring the Service;
c. s/he will provide the Carpet Cleaner with access to all services and utilities (including hot and cold water, HVAC-heating ventilation and air conditioning, electricity, trash bins and private use of rest room facilities) as required by the Carpet Cleaner to provide the Service;
d. s/he will advise CS911 prior to the commencement of the Service of any hazards, slippery surfaces, risks or dangers.
e. s/he is authorized to use the Premises and obtain the provision of Service;
f. s/he will secure or remove any fragile, delicate, breakable or valuable items, including cash, jewelry, works of art, antiques, or items of sentimental value prior to the commencement of the Service.
4. Health and Safety Risks
In addition to the obligations and warranties set out in clause 3 above, the Customer acknowledges and agrees that:
a. the Carpet Cleaner is entitled to undertake a job safety analysis before the commencement of any work to assess the health and safety risk at the Premises;
b. the Carpet Cleaner may, either before or during the provision of the Service not provide or cease the provision of the Service where carrying out the Service presents, in the absolute discretion of the Carpet Cleaner, a risk to health and safety.
c. moisture and chemicals on furniture, carpets and tile can present a slip hazard on walking surface areas, we ask that the Customer avoid any areas that we are cleaning, and will advise any other guests, residents or contractors of this hazard until the carpets and all walking surfaces are dry.
d. the Customer must agree to keep children, pets and/or dependents away from any equipment, chemicals or hot water being used during the performance of the Service. Children, pets and/or dependents must stay away from all equipment for the duration of the Carpet Cleaners attendance at the Premises.
e. the Customer must ensure that the environment that the Customer is inviting the Carpet Cleaner to work in, is a safe environment free from electrical or structural hazard.
f. All cleaning solutions and chemicals used by the Carpet Cleaner should be considered poisonous, and are not for human consumption or handling by anyone other than the Carpet Cleaner. Cleaners labeled or advertised as green, oxygen based, organic, safe, non-toxic, pet-friendly, child-safe should be consider poisonous, and are not for human consumption or handling by anyone other than the Carpet Cleaner.
a. The Customer may make a booking either in person, by telephone, or on the CS911 Carpet Cleaning website.
b. At the time of booking the Customer must provide details of any hazards, slippery surfaces, risks or dangers.
c. CS911 provides all estimates at the time of booking.
d. CS911 reserves the right not to accept a booking for any reason.
6. Job Estimates
a. The actual price payable by the Customer may vary from the estimated price provided by CS911. Any variance between the actual price and estimated price will be stated to the Customer before the Service is performed.
b. Any price estimate by CS911 is an estimate only based on CS911’s experience, without inspection, and based on information provided by the Customer unless a physical in-person estimate evaluation is performed by the Carpet Cleaner.
c. Estimates are valid for a period of 30 days from the date of the estimate.
d. The estimate we provide over the telephone or via email, or that the Customer obtains on the CS911 website is based on information provided by the Customer to CS911, and in the absence of specific room or clearly definable descriptions will be based on standard room sizes/furniture descriptions. If the actual work to be performed is different to what has been estimated for, the price will vary accordingly.
e. The Carpet Cleaner may quote additional charges after inspection if there are extra rooms or areas that CS911 were not informed of during the estimate process or if the condition of the carpet, tile, hardwood, mattress, rug and/or upholstery to be cleaned or repaired is deemed to be different from the information provided by the Customer.
f. The Carpet Cleaner will confirm the price with the Customer before work commences via the Housecall Pro app.
g. When the Carpet Cleaner arrives at the Premises they will inspect the areas the Customer has requested to be cleaned.
h. Maximum room size applies for advertised or estimated per room/area pricing structures. Maximum room size is 250 square feet and is based on a standard furnished room. Rooms less than 250 square feet will count as 1 standard room. Rooms over 250 square feet but under 400 square feet will count as 2 standard rooms.
i. Carpeted steps are quoted per step.
j. Upholstery cleaning prices are subject to the condition of the upholstery at the discretion of the Carpet Cleaner. Additional charges may apply for chaises, loose cushions, pillows or various fabric types.
k. Spot and stain removal is included in CS911 cleaning price if removed by the standard steam cleaning process.
7. Stains and Carpet Repair
a. The Carpet Cleaner will inspect the carpet, tile, hardwood, mattress, rug and upholstery for stains and repair needs before the Service commences.
b. Stains derived from bleaching agents, acids and permanent dyes may be permanent and cannot be removed with any treatment. In these instances, the Carpet Cleaner may recommend carpet repair to remedy the problem. Carpet repair is a separate and additional charge to the Customer. CS911 and the Carpet Cleaner, does not guarantee stain removal for any stains or guarantee successful results from carpet repair.
c. CS911 cannot be responsible for any pre-existing condition that is not apparent upon visual inspection of the Premises.
d. The Carpet Cleaner may deem it "unfeasible" to remove or repair a particular stain or mark on the carpet, tile, mattress, rug or upholstery when compared to the cost of replacement.
8. Cancellation Fees and Other Charges
a. The minimum charge for any Service is $79 in Clayton, NC and $99 in surrounding areas. CS911 may at its discretion charge an additional trip surcharge for travel to destinations outside its normal service area.
b. Surcharges may be charged on any Service booked for weekends, after hours, holidays or inclement weather.
c. The Customer must telephone CS911 prior to 4 pm on the business day before the Service Time, if they wish to suspend, reschedule, postpone or cancel the Service for any reason.
d. In the event that such notice has been given, CS911 will endeavor to reschedule the Service if requested.
e. In the event that the Customer does not provide notice prior to 4 pm on the business day before the commencement of the Service, the Customer agrees to pay a cancellation fee of $79 for administrative costs and loss.
9. Fee for Non-Access to the Premises
In the event that the Customer does not provide unencumbered access to the Premises for CS911 or the Carpet Cleaner to provide the Service, the Customer agrees to pay a cancellation fee of $79 for administrative costs and loss.
10. Payment Terms
a. The Customer agrees to pay the price estimated by CS911 in full prior to or at the Service Time, unless otherwise agreed in advance with CS911.
b. If no payment has been made at the Service Time, CS911 will use reasonable endeavors to contact the Customer for payment. In the event that CS911 cannot contact the Customer or payment is not made at the Service Time, CS911 reserves the right to contact local law enforcement personnel to pursue legal charges against the Customer. CS911 also reserves the right to pursue legal court proceedings in an attempt to collect monies owed at the Customers expense. In addition to the amounts owed for services rendered, the Customer agrees to indemnify CS911 for all legal costs (on a solicitor and own client or full indemnity basis, whichever is greater) and other expenses incurred by CS911 in connection with a demand, action, contractors or mechanics lien, or other proceeding (including mediation, out of court settlement or any action taken for recovery of debt from the Customer) arising out of a breach of these terms including the failure by the Customer to pay an amount by the due date.
c. Payments may be made in cash, check, debit or credit card.
d. Check payments should be made payable to Carpet Steamer 911. If a payment is made by check, then the Customer guarantees that there are sufficient funds in the checking account to meet the payment of the check. If for any reason whatsoever, the check is not honored, the Customer will pay all additional costs incurred by the company. The minimum charge the Customer will incur for each dishonored check will be $40.00.
Where applicable, prices are subject to North Carolina state, County and local sales taxes.
If the Carpet Cleaner fails to attend the Premises within 3 hours of the Service Time without notice via telephone and does not provide the Service, CS911 will provide the Customer with either:
a. a full refund of payments made by the Customer; or
b. offer to reschedule the Service at another time mutually agreed between the Customer and CS911.
a. If the Customer is dissatisfied for any reason with the Service provided, s/he must inform CS911 within 24 hours of completion of the Service. CS911 strives to achieve 100% customer satisfaction and will endeavor to resolve the problem quickly and efficiently.
b. In the event of a customer complaint, the Customer undertakes to give CS911 the opportunity to rectify all work. Subject to clause 15, CS911 may, at its discretion, offer the Customer either of the following:
i. a partial or full refund;
ii. re-supply of the Service without charge;
iii. such other remedy as deemed appropriate by CS911.
14. Exclusions and Limitations
a. The only conditions and warranties which are binding on CS911 in respect of the state, quality or condition of goods and services supplied by CS911 to the Customer are those imposed and required to be binding by the state and laws of North Carolina.
b. To the extent permitted by statute, the liability, if any, of CS911 is, at CS911’s option, limited to and completely discharged by the resupply of the Service. CS911 is not responsible for:
i. not completing or providing the Service as a result of a breach of a warranty by the Customer in clause 3 (including a failure by the Customer to provide utility services, a safe working environment or unencumbered access to the Premises); or
ii. not completing or providing the Service as a result of the Carpet Cleaner not proceeding for health and safety reasons under clause 4;
iii. any loss or damage incurred by the Customer or any third party as a result of the effects of a force majeure, being any event beyond the reasonable control of CS911;
iv. not completing or providing the Service due to an act or omission of the Customer or any other person at the Premises during provision of the Service;
v. wear, damage or stains that cannot be completely cleaned or removed;
vi. any wear or discoloring of fabric or surfaces becoming more visible once dirt has been removed;
vii. any loss incurred as a result of any breakage or damage to goods, items of value (including antiques, items of sentimental value) or the Premises; or
viii. the cost of any key replacement or locksmith fees, unless keys were lost by CS911 or the Carpet Cleaner.
c. Except as provided in this clause, all conditions and warranties implied by law in respect of the state, quality or condition of the Service which may apart from this clause be binding on CS911 are excluded.
d. The Customer acknowledges that the results of any services provided may vary depending on a number of factors (including time elapsed since the Premises was last cleaned and nature of the carpet, tile, mattress, rug or upholstery cleaning or repair required), and that CS911 gives no guarantee as to the actual results of the Service.
e. Except to the extent provided in this clause, CS911 has no liability (including liability in negligence) to any person for any loss or damage, consequential or otherwise, suffered or incurred by that person in relation to the products or services provided by CS911 (including any loss caused by, or resulting directly or indirectly from, any failure, defect or deficiency or any kind of or in the products used or services provided by CS911).
The Customer indemnifies CS911 against:
a. all losses or liabilities arising directly or indirectly as a result of the provision of the Service including all losses or liabilities caused as a result of a breach of the warranties of the Customer set out in clause 3; and
b. all legal costs (on a solicitor and own client or full indemnity basis, whichever is greater) and other expenses incurred by CS911 in connection with a demand, action, arbitration or other proceeding (including mediation, compromise, out of court settlement or appeal and including any action taken for the recovery of a debt from the Customer).
16. Accidents, Breakage, Damage & Theft
a. The Customer must inform CS911 of any incident where an accident, breakage, damage to property or theft has occurred due to any act of the Carpet Cleaner within 24 hours of completion of the Service.
b. To the extent permitted by law, the Customer is not entitled to claim any loss for any incident if the incident is not reported to CS911 via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) within 24 hours of completion of the Service.
c. To the extent permitted by law, damage or loss to the following items is specifically excluded from the liability of CS911 under these terms and conditions: cash, jewelry, art, antiques, and items of sentimental value.
d. CS911 and the Carpet Cleaner will not be liable for damages as a result of uneven floor surfaces. Even floor surfaces are necessary to properly extract moisture and residual chemicals/soil from floor surfaces. CS911 and the Carpet Cleaner will try standard cleaning methods to extract as much moisture and residual chemicals/soil from uneven floor surfaces but cannot guarantee results or be held liable for damages that result from failure to remove said moisture and residual chemicals/soil from floor surfaces.
e. CS911 and the Carpet Cleaner will not be liable for damages as a result of lack of ventilation and/or properly functioning HVAC system at the Premises. Ventilation and/or properly functioning HVAC system is necessary to assist in the drying process of wet flooring surfaces. The Customer is responsible for managing ventilation and/or HVAC system functions to ensure the drying process continues without interruption. Failure to do so could result in damage to flooring surfaces and building structures and the Customer assumes all liability and responsibility for any damages which occur.
17. Ozone Shock Treatment
a. Ozone(O³) is a supercharged form of oxygen (O²). An oxygen (O²) molecule that we breathe has 2 oxygen atoms. Oxygen is naturally transformed into ozone by nature using lighting strikes and the UV rays from the sun striking the atmosphere of the earth. Ozone has been used as earth’s natural sanitizer for millions of years. Ozone is a very powerful oxidizer and while it will eliminate even the most robust volatile organic compound (VOC) odors associated with smoke, mold odors, urine, household odors, bio cleanup, petroleum fumes and cigarettes; it will kill all living organisms such as humans, animals, pets, plants, fish, reptiles and also damage natural rubber within the area of ozone operation. It is important that all living organisms vacate areas being treated with ozone. Failure for living organisms to vacate areas being treated with ozone will result in death. Ozone or O³ is one of the strongest oxidizing molecules known to man. By using ozone in a safe manner, many issues can be resolved. Ozone inside a structure is a great way to improve indoor air quality and overall quality of life. An ozone generator is used to generate ozone indoors. The ozone generator uses the oxygen atom as well as corona discharge or ultra violet (UV) light to create an ozone molecule. By using a UV lamp in the 185-254 nanometer wave length or an open high voltage arc with corona discharge module, ozone can be created. Corona discharge is the technology used to create very high levels of ozone. By using (UV) light or a high voltage arc that is passed through a glass or ceramic configuration an oxygen molecule is split into 2 separate oxygen atoms (O) and (O). Since the oxygen atom (O) is unstable it will bond itself with a remaining (O²) molecules and become and ozone molecules (O³). Once again, it is important that all living organisms vacate areas being treated with ozone. Failure for living organisms to vacate areas being treated with ozone will result in death.
b. During ozone shock treatments, CS911 will take all reasonable measures to ensure the Premises to be treated are free from all living organisms. These measures include:
i. Educating the Customer on ozone, its use, dangers and requirement for all living organisms to vacate the Premises during its use;
ii. Conducting a walkthrough inspection of the Premises before ozone shock treatment begins to ensure all living organisms have been removed;
iii. Securing all exterior windows and doors to the Premises prior to ozone shock treatment to prevent re-entry by living organisms during ozone shock treatment;
iv. Obtaining all keys to the Premises and securing them in a CS911 key lockbox. This lockbox will be affixed to the exterior of the Premises. Only CS911 will know the access code to the CS911 key lockbox;
v. Marking all exterior doors with red "Danger - Peligro" tape;
vi. Marking all exterior doors with signage that reads "Danger - Ozone In Use - Keep Out!";
vii. Contacting the Customer before ozone shock treatment begins as a reminder that the Premises must remain vacant during the ozone shock treatment application.
c. The Customer agrees that s/he will not attempt to gain access to the Premises during the time that ozone shock treatment is being administered at the Premises.
d. The Customer agrees to contact CS911 in the event that entry must be made to the Premises during the ozone shock treatment.
e. The Customer assumes all responsibility and liability for any unauthorized entry to the Premises during the ozone shock treatment.
f. The Customer shall pay CS911 full compensation for replacement of ozone shock treatment equipment (ozone generators and air mover fans) and/or any equipment which is not recovered because it is lost or stolen or cost to repair any equipment which is damaged and in need of repair to put it into the same condition it was in at the time of delivery. The Customer agrees not to remove ozone shock treatment equipment or try to operate it in any way. Ozone shock treatment equipment may only be removed and/or operated by CS911.
18. Photograph and Video Image Waiver
a. The Customer grants permission to CS911 and The Carpet Cleaner the irrevocable and unrestricted right to produce and/or reproduce photographs and/or video images taken of The Premises, The Customer, residents of The Premises including children and pets, guest, employees and/or contractors, for the purpose of publication, promotion, illustration, advertising, or trade, in any manner or in any medium including but not limited to all forms of social media. The Customer hereby release CS911 and The Carpet Cleaner and its legal representatives for all claims and liability relating to said images or video. Furthermore, The Customer grants permission to use any statements that were given during The Service, with or without The Customers name, for the purpose of advertising and publicity without restriction. The Customer waives all rights to any compensation.
a. This Agreement may be terminated by the Customer by providing at least 24 hours’ notice prior to the Service Time.
b. Subject to clause 18(c), CS911 may terminate this Agreement by providing the Customer with at least 24 hours’ notice prior to the Service Time.
c. CS911 may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect if the Customer is in breach of this Agreement, and in the opinion of CS911, that breach is incapable of remedy.
20. Changes to this Agreement
a. CS911 reserves the right to update or modify these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice, and may do so by publishing an updated agreement on the Housecall Pro app and/or CS911 website. Each updated agreement will take effect 24 hours after it has been published on the Housecall Pro app and/or CS911 website.
b. The Customer agrees that any use of the Service following any such change, whether as a single job or as part of a regular carpet cleaning schedule, constitutes their agreement to follow and be bound by the terms and conditions as changed.
21. Law & Jurisdiction
The Customer and CS911 acknowledge and accept that this Agreement shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of North Carolina, USA and both agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of North Carolina, USA in the event of any dispute.
The Customer agrees that if any term or provision is held invalid, void or unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable and the remaining terms and provisions shall continue to be binding.
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Updated: July 6, 2019