It is with extreme honor that I am writing this. I will try to frame my words so I can capture the essence of Ms. Pat's worth ethic.She comes from the generation of great trusted advisors who believe in creating value for their landlords and tenants, both. In working on a property transaction with her, I noticed that the tenants and landlord, were truly happy. She personifies the American Dream and is a living legend.Her transparency, patience and persistence in the process reflects that of a respectable advisor in the ancient court of the king, Caesaer. She is thoroughly knowledgeable and understands her clients privacy, need for information. Being an engineer myself, I noticed her to immensely believe in data. She maintains all records, meticulously. We worked on a transaction in the Gwinnett, which was made seamless and transparent with her personal touch and professionalism. I highly recommend Ms. Pat for any of your property ownership or renting needs. Please feel free to contact me for any questions. SincerelyNick678-871-9089
A&W Flooring made a major improvement to our home this weekend. We waited almost 20 years to replace our carpet so we did some serious research to find just the right firm…Angel and his Team was the answer to our prayers! They were very professional from the moment we contacted them. They consulted with us to select just the right carpet for our needs, they kept us updated on the arrival of our order and they scheduled a great time for the installation. On Install Day, the team arrived on time and went right to work. They were very courteous and hard working! In fact, they did not stop until everything was done as promised – 5 hours later – and left everything spotless when they were finished. Finally, before our rooms were ready for the big reveal, both Angel and his Team Leader inspected everything to ensure that everything was delivered as promised. We are very happy that we chose A&W Flooring and we can honestly say that the wait was worth it!
She is sweet as can be! I love her meek yet professional character. Tiffany had to have patience to work with me! I asked her a million questions and I would lose track of time and email or text her wayyyy after working hours. MS Tiffany always responded and gave me an answer to my question. I had a very lengthy complicated process of obtaining financing, but I had the right realtor ( MS Tiffany Richardson). She is still working on some things in my home and we closed on December 28,2015.I loved the professional services this charming and energetic lady provided. Tiffany Richardson is highly recommended by me because she was very instrumental in me becoming a happy homeowner!!!
Alise Shook at Harry Norman Realtors is an excellent real estate agent. She has a strong understanding of many of the Atlanta neighborhood markets. Alise is the clear leader and expert in the Ridgedale Park neighborhood where we have lived for the past four years. She has done an outstanding job helping many of our neighbors buy or sell their homes. Very professional, very successful, strong expertise, and avsincere concern for the well being of her clients.
I absolutely love Daron's work. We were planning to have our carpet pulled up this year but after Daron finished with my carpet, I'm definite it'll be around for another year or two. In addition to having my carpet cleaned, Daron brought two of my sofa's back to life. This has to be the least expensive makeover you can give your home. I certainly recommend Champion Professional Services and I look forward to being serviced by Daron again in the future.
Working with Gerry Barger from ReMax Intown Atlanta to buy our first home was an absolute pleasure! He was always pleasant to work with and willing to accomodate our schedules. He stayed on top of things and was great about constant follow up to keep us informed of the process. He truly went above and beyond in helping us find our home. We HIGHLY recommend him to anyone searching in the Atlanta area.
I have one word to say about Nicole Realty Group, AWESOME!!!!!!!! Tiffany helped me buy and sale my properties. Tiffany made my experience stress less and rewarding. If I were presently close to the area where her Group is working, I would definitely have them assisting me. It was a pleasure working with such a trustworthy real estate agent/group!!!! Best of luck!!!! Steph����
This installation was great! A&W Flooring does quality installations at a reasonable price. The installers are quick and efficient. The owner, Angel, dropped by on install day to make sure we were happy. This was great customer service. We would definitely use them for all of our carpet needs.
John Mason with Harry Norman Realty at the Perimeter office has been a exceptional buyers agent for many years. He is patient and relentless in finding the perfect home fit for his clients. I highly recommend John to all my family and friends seeking a new home in the north Atlanta area.
Nice clean store and quick service. Has wide range of paints and stains, but sample sizes are too expensive and there aren't any even offered in stains. So you'd have to buy a $50 full gallon to even test at home. Stain offerings are scattered throughout store and a bit confusing.
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:
- Apply a cleaning solvent directly on the stain, if needed, and allow it to soak in for a few seconds.
- Use a damp cloth to blot the spot. Don't scrub or apply too much pressure, as this might only further embed the stain into the carpet or rug.
- Rinse the cloth and continue blotting until the stain is removed.
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.
Why You Should Hire a Carpet Cleaner Service
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 Carpets
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.
What to Ask a Professional Service
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.
Decide Which Method to Use
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.
Research Online or in Person
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.
Ask About Employees and Services Offered
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.
Getting a Quote
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.
Choosing a Carpet Cleaner
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.
Owning Your Own
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:
- Attachments: Some models include special attachments that work on upholstery, stairs, bare floors, or small spaces.
- Brushes: Some units may not use a brush to agitate the carpet, while others might use a stationary one or multiple actuating brushes.
- Hose length: Bigger machines can be hard to maneuver around a room. Having a detachable hose of considerable length can make it easier to clean open spaces as well as more cramped areas.
Make the right choice in carpet cleaners by considering all the options available to you and how they fit into your needs and budget.