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Charlotte, NC 28204
From Business: We Provide all property maintenance from Cleaning Service to Lawn Care for Commercial and Residential. Junk removal. Foreclosure cleanup for banks and real estate…
Charlotte, NC 28210
Shelby, NC 28150
From Business: Excellent References, Commercial, Bonded & Ins, Apts/Condos, Free Estimates, Gift Certificates, Windows, Weekly, Residential, One Time, Monthly, Medical Bldg/Bank…
3302 S New Hope Rd Suite 200DGastonia, NC 28056
From Business: House cleaning specialists. Serving the greater Gastonia area including Lake Wylie, SC. Locally owned and operated for over 35 years. Free Estimates. Supervised, …
613 Mcknight StBelmont, NC 28012
From Business: With over 15 years of experience, The King's Cleaning Service, is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound…
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Derrick did a great job cleaning my off white rugs and making them look new again. Definitely worth the price and value. I will definitely hire again. Derrick even put down extra pet deodorizer and stain guard. Very pleased and satisfied. Full house was done within an hour and rugs dried in a few hours.
Metro Junk Removal is a reliable company. Great service and very affordable prices. They cleaned my business after a new construction project and their job was impeccable. I recommend this company
I found out about Love Joy cleaning through Groupon and reached out to them to clean my apartment during my move-out. I spoke to Gail Bullock on Monday and informed her that I needed to turn in my keys on Wednesday so I needed cleaning done asap. She informed me that she would send out her staff on 730pm on Tuesday. At 6:40pm on Tuesday I received a text from Gail that the cleaning crew would be late and not arrive until 8:30. I said that would be fine and to keep me updated on their time. I decided to get dinner nearby and wait for the crew to arrive. At 8:40 I still had not heard anything and sent a text asking when they would arrive. Gail responded "9:20". Naturally I was not happy as this was 2 hours past the originally agreed on time. I told them I would prop the gate to the complex open and hopefully they would still be able to enter. At 9:15pm I got a text - NOT A CALL - from Gail saying that there is no where for the cleaners to park and they cannot work. I informed her that they could park anywhere on the street, and that parking was available however it may not be right next to the complex. I called 3 times, left a voicemail, and a text saying I had to have the cleaning done before the next day. I received no response, no callback, no request to reschedule. After Gail decided she was no longer going to honor my appointment, I never heard from them again. By far one of the worst customer service experiences I've ever had.
Above and Beyond did a wonderful job at my home. I now use them every week!! I would send my family and friends to them. They are price well below any other company I called, arrived on time, and I have the same 2 ladies every week. Top notch!!Julie
My home needed a good cleaning I have been away for 2 months so I wanted cleaned asap J Marshall told me that's no problem I was very happy so they came out the same day that I called and when I got home the next day my home was cleaned they wash my curtains and the covers off my couch and beds I loved my cleaning hands down
Worked a miracle with our well-worn deep shag cream wool carpet. I had my doubts that anything could save it. But it looks like new. They were polite, helpful and most importantly, truly vested in giving us superior results.
Great experience with Maid In Heaven. Contacted them through email. Quick response. Set up everything without having to make a single phone call. Cleaner showed up on time, had everything she needed which was great as our household was completely packed up and in a moving van. Got a call from our realtor this morning, Maid In Heaven did an extremely thorough job and our home is now ready to put on the market. Again great experience with Maid In Heaven.
Quite pleased with the level of customer service and the professionalism of the cleaner Maid In Heaven sent to clean our home. All around, quite pleased.
Mom had hip surgery a couple of months ago and I was unable to make the weekly trip to Charlotte to clean for her. Found Maid In Heaven online and submitted a request for an estimate. Estimate was very reasonable so I contacted them to clean for Mom on a weekly basis.She has been very pleased with each and every cleaner she has had.
Just AwfulNo Excuses Construction is the worst construction company I have ever worked with. They do poor work, their owners and management are very bad at communicating and promise things they cannot produce, they hire unqualified trades and take forever to finish a job (hispanics from gas stations around Charlotte). My project actually never was finished! I would recommend never hiring this company for any work. I would give them zero stars if it was an option.BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE - their address (401 Hawthorne Ln #110, Charlotte, NC) is phony - a UPS address, but they're not even registered there !!!
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.