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Joshua's Cleaning Service

Phone: (614) 735-7281 Home Business Street Address  Not Published Through BBB, Columbus, OH 43215

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BBB Accreditation

On 2/17/2014 the business's accreditation from BBB was revoked.

The revocation was due to violation of BBB Accreditation Standards:

5A. Fulfill contracts signed and agreements reached.

5B. Honor representations by correcting mistakes as quickly as possible.

6A. Promptly respond to all complaints forwarded by BBB by:

  1. Resolving the complaint directly with the complainant and notifying BBB, or
  2. Providing BBB with a response that BBB determines:
    • is professional,
    • addresses all of the issues raised by the complainant,
    • includes appropriate evidence and documents supporting the business' position, and
    • explains why any relief sought by the complainant cannot or should not be granted.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for Joshua's Cleaning Service include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • 11 complaints filed against business
  • Failure to respond to 6 complaints filed against business
  • 1 complaint filed against business that was not resolved
  • Advertising issue(s) found by BBB
  • BBB Accreditation was revoked because the business failed to honor its accreditation agreement with BBB.

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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

11 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 10 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 11
Total Closed Complaints 11

Additional Complaint Information

This business has a pattern of customer complaints alleging customer service issues. Specifically, consumers allege they purchased Groupon coupons and have not been able to schedule or appointments or have received sub-optimal service. Some consumers indicate numerous phone calls and/or emails are sent for assistance, but the company fails to respond. 

On November 26, 2013, and December 13, 2013 BBB sent certified email to Joshua's Cleaning Service requesting their voluntary cooperation in resolving complaints on file with BBB and providing steps it will implement to eliminate the pattern of customer complaints.

On December 18, 2013, the business responded stating: "The issues came about from selling nearly 1,000 Groupon deals in 2 days. We did not anticipate the volume that came from this offer. It became a bit overwhelming for the office staff for a week or so but was quickly caught up and everyone was scheduled accordingly. We also experienced mechanical issues with 2 vans at once. It was unfortunate timing but circumstances beyond our control.

Out of the nearly 1,000 jobs less than 10 had any complaint at all. While we strive to please every customer we do understand that not everyone was happy. We always have the customers review and sign a document/contract at the completion of each service that job was done to their satisfaction. Also any future deals thru Groupon, Amazon, etc will be capped." 

BBB will monitor this company’s efforts, and this aspect of the Business Review will be updated once additional information becomes available.

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

11 Customer Reviews on Joshua's Cleaning Service
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 10
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 1
Total Customer Reviews 11

Additional Information

BBB file opened: April 16, 2012 Business started: 02/01/2011 Business started locally: 02/01/2011
Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. Joshua Tanner, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Joshua Tanner, Owner
Business Category

Air Duct Cleaning Water Damage Restoration Air Purifying & Cleaning Systems & Equipment Upholstery & Carpet Cleaning Carpet & Rug Cleaners Drapery & Curtain Cleaners

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