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From Business: Day/Nite Cleaning Service, Inc. is a full service commercial and industrial cleaning company and a member of Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to be far above o…
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Some of the next steps to take after flooding damages your home.
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Tom Hilfers and his company, ServPro, has provided outstanding service to me, my friends, and business associates in this last month.I live in the Black Forest, and was evacuated for the recent fires there for two weeks. My home was within the main burn zone, very near the start of the fire. The fire passed through my property three times back and forth, and burned the back third of the land, though fortunately did not burn the structure. Many of my neighbors were in similar circumstances.My first friend was permitted back to her property after a week, on a Sunday, which was Father’s Day. She had just had a baby and was concerned if there would be smoke damage, and if it was OK for her baby to begin living so close to fire damage. I called Tom early that morning, expecting to get his voice mail. He picked up right away, and within an hour someone from his company had arrived, was escorted through the evacuation blockades, and was testing the property. My personal experience was the same – the minute I learned I could come back to my home, Tom and his company were there within an hour to assess the damage. He also willingly met with another business owner and neighbors nearby. All of these visits were free of charge, and it was clear that their primary focus was our wellbeing, not financial gain. Tom and his company associates were humble, compassionate, and at the same time clearly educated and able to inform us about what was needed, and what was not needed. Tom was the liaison between the homeowner’s insurance and me, and did all of the background work for my home to get the needed cleaning, with very little effort on my part. His workers showed up on time, were friendly and accommodating, and did their work quickly. I would recommend Tom Hilfers and ServPro to anyone needing his services, I respect both his skill and integrity, and I am greatly appreciative.Amber Deere,Alliance Property Management, Inc.
My washer sprung a leak when I set my laundry to run and I took off to take my son to work. I came home to find a few gallons of water in my kitchen and watermarks on the ceiling my basement. Flood Damage Restoration came and cut a hole in my ceiling to check the joists and to dry the subfloor under my tile without having to break my kitchen. The fans were a little noisy but was hardly noticeable after a few hours. I thought it was going to be a disaster when they came in with all the equipment, but a few days later my house is dry.
Dave Traenkle, the owner is running an amazing business. I had an area rug that was inexpensive but was passed down from my father. It was in need of cleaning and some repair. Dave and his team partnered with a carpet restoration service to get it fixed and then thoroughly, yet gently cleaned it to extend the life of the carpet. Amazing service and work. I highly recommend Dave and his team at Century ChemDry if you are looking to get your carpets or area rugs cleaned in an effective and safe manner.
I had a sewage backup and it ran out into my basement bathroom. They came with information packets for me and showed me the damage went beyond what I suspected. The bacteria had soaked into the drywall and under the shower pan. They applied an antibacterial and mold retardant after they removed the drywall. A few days later their contractor came and replaced everything. Very satisfied with Flood Damage Restoration's work.
Salvador Meza was extremely professional, on time and offered an amazing price! I have white carpets in highly trafficked areas, and green carpet in the basement where on cold rainy or snowy days my dogs think it's grass. This being said my carpet upstairs looks like new! My basement is smelling amazing with pet stains GONE! I highly recommended New Sunrise Cleaning for any of your carpet cleaning needs!!
...after 2yrs in a house there were some stains in the carpet that just would not come up with OTC stain removers... Max got the all carpets in the house clean and looking like NEW! I was a very happy & Satisfied customer; as long as I live in CO and need carpets cleaned I will use 'A Choice Carpet Cleaning'!
Your company was recommended to me after having storm damage to my home and I contacted you and you sent someone to access the damage and gave me a reasonable price. Your staff was very understanding and helpful during the entire situation and they did a fantastic job of restoration on my home. Thank you!
I'm very pleased I did and would recommend them to anyone. Great carpet cleaning i ever had.It was a real pleasure to have this company at my house. Very professional, yet very personal. The quality of their work was far superior to any company I've used it the past. You won't go wrong calling them.
I recently purchased a Living Social deal with this company. The techs that came out were so respectful and took the time to go over my system and explain how it all worked. This was the first time in awhile i didnt wake up all stuffed up. I will definatly be calling them back for other services.
They were a god sent with our cleanup effort after the Black Forest fire. I'm so glad there are great companies like them out here to assist in such a crisis situation. They were professional, caring, and worked with our insurance company to make everything go smoothly.
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.