I had an accident and had spilled a bottle of wine and it got deep into the carpets leaving large distinct stains. My carpets would be a light beige color making the stains about 100 times more noticeable. I needed to do something about this quick. At first I tried to take on the job myself and get the stains out but as I kept trying I think I was only making matters worse. There was no way I was going to be able to get these stains out myself so I looked into professional assistance. These guys at Fontana carpet cleaning services worked a miracle! I almost thought it was impossible but the technician definitely proved me wrong. He performed deep cleaning on the damaged areas of my carpets and within an hour or two my carpets looked good as new. I was also able to get a quick and easy appointment in with no problems. After the services I received from them I will be giving them a call more often in the future.
23130 Westwood StGrand Terrace, CA 92313
From Business: Quality Work at a Fair Price. Free Estimates, Carpet Stretching and Repair, Pet Odor Treatment, In-Home Carpet and Flooring Sales, Tile and Grout Cleaning, Carpet…
very happy with how beautiful and clean my rugs lookthank you for the excellent cleaning services you provided for my three rugs. I am very happy wi…
9227 Orco PkwyRiverside, CA 92509
From Business: Enterprise Restoration Services Has Been in Business Since 1984 and Has Many Respected Customers. All Technicians Have No Less Then Five Years Experience with Ind…
I had this company come out and clean my air ducts and chimney and was very happy. They were very nice , clean and professional.
Well first of all, let me just say that the head tech of this company is TOP-NOTCH! I loved his willingness to: move our boxes as we had just moved in. Answered and returned calls in a timely fashion. Explained the whole process thoroughly and how he was going to clean our carpets. Both I and the boyfriend work late hours in the night and we do not get off until around 6:30ish. Many of the "cleaners" we had called had not even turned our calls or closed between 5 and 6. To all the other businesses I had called; you lost my business; Fontana carpet cleaning services has gained my business! The best part was that the head tech was talking to the boyfriend and apparently he was here about last week or so and knew the building and it's layout. We had gotten what we had payed for, that was a job well done. Thanks!
The owner of this company cares about customer satisfaction, you can tell that he takes it serious. If there are any issues; let him know and he is extremely proactive in resolving any issues. It is great to know that it is easy to get scheduled in for an appointment with these guys. I have went ahead and used their services two times and twice I have had both my appointments scheduled within 24 hours. Thats nice. They had really went through every length in assisting me in making sure that I was a satisfied customer. I appreciate all of the effort and the helpfulness; especially when I needed the clean up as quick as possible the second time around! Quality service, quality business!
Fontana carpet cleaning services is the place you need to call for a great air duct cleaning service. They make it so simple and so efficient to book an appointment and have the service done for you. It makes things so much easier and I loved that about them, they were all about doing things the best way and the right way. I had dirty tiles that over the years have just had their toll taken and it was time to get someone to come over and help me out with all this cleaning that needed to be done. They had all the tools for the job, and they gave me an unbeatable price that you won't find anywhere else!
I will go ahead and keep this one short, sweet and to the point. if you want your carpets to look BRAND NEW + you want to receive great customer service, give these guys a call! I had called around different companies and no one would show up for 2-3 days!! I called the guys up at Fontana carpet cleaning services and I was able to get squeezed in at the end of his busy evening! Great people to work with, great work which was done and just a great company overall! Not many great companies like this exist! Thanks for your amazing services, will be giving you a call very soon!
The work could not have been any nicer -- these guys worked really hard in trying to make us happy and they succeeded. We are cat owners and they shed all night and day so it is pretty impossible to keep up with all of the cleaning. By the time these guys were called, we were living in fur den!!!. It had looked like a cat and their friends through a part in our home. It's just amazing how much cat hair was pulled from our carpet after the cleaning. There was so much cat fur that you could've probably made a cat fur coat! Thanks for the service!
I love family owned businesses such as ones like these! I have gone with the bigger guys and although their businesses are bigger, you just don't get the same interaction as you would with small owned businesses like this. I felt like these guys really comprehended where I was coming from. Because of the excellent communication I felt like it translated right onto my carpet, and my carpet came out wonderful when everything was said and done! Support good small businesses such as this one right here! You will not regret their work.
These guys always provide me with the best cleaning services. From cleaning my tiles, to my carpets and all the way to my air ducts; you guys always do such a phenomenal job when it comes to getting my home into tip-top shape. I am a clean freak, so I NEED my housed cleaned every so often. Your technicians are always so nice and courteous and they always bear with me when it comes to answering all of my dying questions that I have and just keeping me updated with their cleaning process. Thanks!
D&E Carpet Cleaning is the best! I had been asking around to find someone reputable to clean the carpets in my home. A good friend suggested that I try D&E since she spotted the van performing a job in her neighborhood. I took a chance and called the number. I spoke with Brandon who immediately put me at ease with his knowledge in carpet cleaning and his customer friendly tone. He was on time and did a great job! I will definitely refer this company!
- This company is seriously just the best!! I have my younger brother rooming with me and he is not exactly the cleanest of people out there! I wish I could paint you a picture for how dirty this carpet was! We couldn't have it replaced because we just cannot afford that right now; but with the cleaning which was done it almost looks as if the carpets were indeed replaced! Great job you guys! You guys have my gratitude for the job well done!
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.