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I had both engineered hardwoods and ceramic tile installed by Floorscapes and they did a great job on the hardwoods. The ceramic tile installers placed about 5 identical tiles side by side resulting in an obvious pattern that that should have been random. I called Colin at Floorscapes and without any hesitation, he sent the installers back out a few days later to pull up the tiles in question and replace them with new tiles in a random pattern. He purchased additional tiles at no cost to me. I found Colin and all the staff at Floorscapes accommodating and they had a great selection of products. I found a tile at another store and Floorscapes special ordered it for me, beating the competitor's price by about 25%.
I did not want to have to write this critique, but Daniel left me no choice. In June of 2016, Daniel’s Heating and Cooling (DHC) replaced my roof-top swamp cooler. Last month, my wife noticed some staining and buckling in our bedroom ceiling, below where the swamp cooler sits. I called DHC, and thus began the run-around. First, the woman who answered the phone tried to blame me for not buying a service contract. When I told her it had nothing to do with the functionality of the unit, she then said it was beyond the one year installation warranty so I’d have to pay. I reluctantly agreed to pay the service charge in hopes of resolving the leak. The tech found two leaks that were installation related. Based on the rusting damage inside, he assessed it had been leaking for some time. However, after a long phone call, he informed me repairs would not be covered because the warranty had expired. He left that day with my issue unresolved and rain in the forecast. I patched it with duct tape so more water wouldn’t further damage my ceiling. After a few more very frustrating phone calls, they finally agreed to send someone out to reseal around the base of the cooler and the electrical wiring, at no charge. I informed the caller of my patch work and asked her to make sure the workers removed the duct tape. Once I got home, I checked their repairs and found they put the sealant around the electrical wires directly over the duct tape, leaving a questionable repair. When I called back, I got the run-around again. I finally asked to speak directly with Daniel. Three days now I have called DHC asking for Daniel to contact me with no reply from Daniel. My conclusion is that DHC is quick to sell products and perform new work, but after they are done you are left on your own. If you hire him, make sure you check the installation carefully and often in the first year. After that first year, good luck getting them to stand behind their work, or even calling you back.
Chris and Abe were very professional and they even swept my sidewalk when done...How cool is that?? I would definitely recommend DUCT WORX!!
I have used ProSource for my counter tops, flooring and backslash. They have been great every time and I highly recommend them.
They say it will remove most of your stains and odors however it did not remove any of my stains or odors. I've gotten better results from my hand held carpet cleaner. I thought doing it professionally would have been better but its not. Don't waste your money i spent $350 for one room stairs and a landing. Never again.
This is the lowest rating tha I could select, but I wish that there were a no star option ! Waiting two weeks past promised delivery date. Phone calls to no avail. No returned calls. I have no idea where our rugs and mats are, or if we will ever see them. We paid full price up front, so no options there. Be smart, and look for another retailer.
Manuel Abrego who owns and operates spotless carpet cleaning at 505 967:0377. He takes 4 big guys, threatens, harasses, intimidates and assaults people. then takes the car along with anything that was personal in the vehicle that didnt belong to him. along with the money that was given to him for the car to begin with. now what kind of guy/person does this? If he runs his company like he did this i would never go there and I am putting the word out any where and everywhere i can! Until this person makes it right again! Everyone please share this and if he is your friend tag him in this because what he did was WRONG! Not to mention that this guy has an extensive criminal history, is this the kind of person you want in your house working on your carpets?
Eric is a true professional. We've used his carpet cleaning services for 15+ years and have always been completely happy. In addition to our wall-to-wall carpeting, Eric cleans our wool area rugs and upholstered furniture, including our outdoor furniture cushions. We highly recommend Eric Solfest and Avalanche Cleaning.
Excellent work. Eric did a wonderful job on our carpets, rug and sofa. Very dependable. He went over and above to make sure he did a great job for us. We will definitely call Avalanche again when we need our carpets or furniture cleaned.
Great prices and Excellent service!
Mistakes happen, and when it comes to owning a carpet or rug, mistakes usually mean stains. The plush softness of carpet and rugs comes with a price: the time and care required to clean them. Cleaning your carpet or rugs can require some extra work and special techniques that differ from typical hardwood or tile floors. In some cases, you may even need to hire a professional to get the best results.
For minor stains or routine cleaning, it's possible to effectively treat a carpet or rug yourself. If a thorough vacuuming doesn't get rid of dirt in certain areas, here's how to tackle them on your own.
A number of liquids can stain carpet or rug materials, including wine, coffee, nail polish, or blood, to name a few. Depending on what caused the stain, the carpet or rug's material, and how long it's been there, you may need to use different techniques or cleaning supplies to get rid of it. In general, though, keep the following ground rules in mind for stain removal:
Take these steps to remove a stain as soon as possible to prevent drying.
Some stains may come out with little more than water or a mild soap. More serious stains may require a solvent to make removal easier. The best solvent to use depends on what caused the stain.
-Water-soluble stains: These include berries, cola, food dye, jelly, mud, washable ink, or wet paint. Mix a solution of 1/4-teaspoon nonbleach detergent (or white vinegar) with 32 ounces of water.
-Dark water-soluble stains: Chocolate, coffee, mustard, tea, wine, and bodily fluids often stain much more readily than other water-soluble materials and need a different solvent. Use 1 tablespoon of ammonia mixed in 1 cup of water first. If this doesn't work, try combining one part chlorine bleach with five parts water. These solvents may remove color from certain fabrics like wool, so check with the manufacturer for the best cleaning method.
-Oils and waxes: This would include glue, gum, nail polish, and cigarette residue. The best way to clean each of these varies - some may need to be simply scraped off or, if possible, frozen to make it brittle and then chipped away. Most glue can be dissolved and removed using a solvent like rubbing alcohol. Nail polish may also be dissolved using rubbing alcohol or with nail polish remover containing acetone.
Unfortunately, some stains may prove difficult to remove using household products. In any case, vacuuming and spot cleaning may not be enough to get your carpet or rug looking like new again. That's why many homeowners opt to hire a professional carpet cleaning service on a regular basis, around once every 12 to 18 months.
When it comes to heavy-duty carpet cleaning, you have many options to pick from. The two most common methods for cleaning carpets are steam cleaning and dry cleaning.
Steam cleaning is a common method for professional carpet cleaning, but the name is somewhat misleading. Steam-cleaning services use machines that utilize hot (but not boiling) water in combination with a vacuum. The water is heated inside the machine and sometimes mixed with detergent before being sprayed directly onto the carpet. At the same time, a vacuum sucks up the water almost immediately after hitting the fabric. The hot water extracts far more dirt and stains than would be possible by hand.
Cleaning machines using hot water extraction can be purchased or rented for home use, but they aren't always as powerful as what professional cleaning services use. Improperly drying the carpet may also cause bacteria or mold growth. Professional cleaners also employ a number of other methods to pre-treat the carpet and ensure adequate drying. For these reasons, professional carpet cleaning may be preferable to do-it-yourself methods.
Carpets or rugs can also be thoroughly cleaned using a dry-cleaning method. As the name suggests, there is much less water involved in dry cleaning, which means the carpet can be ready to use in less time. Using powerful solvents to break down dirt and stains, dry cleaning puts less physical stress on the carpet, and thus might be better in the long run. However, dry cleaning is usually more expensive than hot-water cleaning services. In addition, the chemicals used to dry clean carpets might irritate pets, people with sensitive skin, or anyone sensitive to strong odors.
Before choosing a professional carpet cleaning service, make sure you will be getting what you paid for by asking the right questions and doing your homework.
Again, there are pros and cons involved in using a hot-water-based cleaning service or dry cleaning. Take into consideration not only cost, but how long the process will take from start to finish, including drying time. Also take note of the material your carpet is made from, and consult the manufacturer if possible to learn about the best ways to clean it. If you or your family is sensitive to any chemicals, be sure to keep this in mind and ask about what chemicals are used.
You can find reviews of most professional carpet-cleaning services online, as well as information about a company's specific process, the chemicals used, and cost. It's also wise to ask friends and family members about services they've used in the past to get a recommendation. Don't always go with the service offering the lowest price, or hire a service who advertises door-to-door or over the phone, unless you have done thorough research on them.
Carpet cleaning services will be entering your home, potentially while you aren't there, so you want to feel comfortable with the business you trust with this responsibility. Ask if the company conducts background checks on employees, as well as if they are insured in your state. Without liability insurance, a mistake that results in damage to your home or furniture may be your responsibility to pay for.
If you've found a carpet-cleaning service you can trust, ask to get a quote. This may involve specifying exactly what services you would like performed, as well as the size of your home's carpeted area. Make sure you understand exactly what is included in a quoted price. Some businesses may charge extra to move furniture, clean stairs, or use special treatment methods. It's also common for businesses to sell customers on products and services they don't need. Don't hesitate to ask questions if any detail about the quote is unclear.
If you instead want to rent or buy a carpet-cleaning machine to use yourself, you have many options to pick from.
Since heavy-duty carpet cleaning isn't a frequent activity for most homeowners, many choose to simply rent one of these machines. Of course, renting is usually much cheaper than owning a machine or hiring a service, which is the biggest advantage in this situation. But not all rental units perform equally, and some might require extra drying time or the use of special solvents that will cost more. There's also the time and effort that goes into carpet cleaning - renting a unit means you must also move furniture yourself and pay close attention to ensure you're operating the unit correctly. Making a mistake could mean damaging your carpet or the unit itself. Also, improperly drying carpet could allow harmful bacteria and mold to grow. Before renting a carpet cleaner, make sure you're up for the task at hand.
Homeowners can purchase carpet cleaners ranging from compact units to full-size industrial-strength machines. Besides price, take note of the features of a unit and compare them to what you most need from a carpet cleaner. Some models specialize in removing allergens from pet hair, while others may work better on tough stains, for example. Another key consideration: Make sure you have room for it. Some carpet cleaners can be bulky and require ample storage space.
Other features you may want to look for in a cleaning unit include:
Make the right choice in carpet cleaners by considering all the options available to you and how they fit into your needs and budget.