Very unhappy! Stained our carpet in the basement really bad. Now we have five huge much lighter discolorations on our dark carpet. After the incident John gave us all kinds of excuses that it was not his fault and never called us back. The estimate for carpet replacement is around $ 6,000.
Serving the Fort Collins Area.
From Business: Would you go 6 months without cleaning your clothes? At a minimum, you should have your carpets steam cleaned once a year. Vacuuming alone will not remove dust mi…
Serving Northern ColoradoFort collins, CO 80525
From Business: Superior Janitorial offers a wide array of services in addition to basic janitorial.With our vast experience in cleaning and floor care, we offer excellent servic…
Carpet looks great and dried fast! My carpet turned out way better with this encapsulation method versus the hot water extraction method. I was amazed!
This company seems to have great potential and I had high hopes that my move-out cleaning would be done well, but unfortunately my landlord found that there were still many dirty surfaces and had to hire additional cleaners. This of course was subtracted from my deposit. (He sent photos, which I can share if there is interest.) I contacted Brittany and she insisted that she had done a good job. She refused to refund any of the money I paid. I had even given her a tip in advance, trusting that she would do good work. I suggest that if you hire this company, you give a written list of specifically what you need done, including such things as: dust the ledges, throw away any trash that is remaining, clean the inside of the dishwasher seal, use real glasstop cleaner to shine the range, etc.
Great personality and excellent customer service. Everything was clean and right on time. I highly recommend their services to anyone.
Partners & grime cleaning services was amazing we called and needed the same day cleaning before a family reunion the owner got on the phone right away and took charge and were at my house within 1 hour the prices were definitely reasonable and her work was outstanding we would definitely use them in the future and recommend them to anybody
she was great my house was super clean neat and done at the time estimated. She and her team gave me and the satisfaction of trust and comfort in her performance
I had my carpets and air ducts cleaned and this place did a horrible job! They kept promising they would come back out but never showed up for it. They kept saying they would be out the following week, the following week and on and on. Needless to say a few months later nothing was done. When I called to complain their front desk person (Whoever that was) was VERY RUDE! He didn’t even try to hear my complaint! He would cut me off while I was talking!! He was a JERK!!! Their work is crap along with their customer service!! Don’t use this company!! Call Stanly Steamers!! They do a much better job!! Oh yeah and one last thing, I will need to file a complaint with the BBB in order to get my money back!! There is NO WAY I am calling again to deal with that jerk at the front desk!!
I had a great experience with the Colorado Cleaning Company. It was a great and professional experience from the initial quote to the final polish. Lisa was great to work with; I needed help cleaning a house I bought that had smokers previously living in it. They were courteous, timely, and most of all knew how to get a tough job done right. To top it off, their prices were very competitive with other less reputable cleaners in the Front Range. I highly recommend CCC for your cleaning needs.
I have just had my second of four carpet cleanings. I have had no problems, have been satisfied with the service and the gentleman, Anthony Young was very provessional, pleasant and tops in customer service. Thank you, Anthony! I will not hesitate to recommend your service.
This company has been cleaning my offices for 6 years. Thier job is not an easy one. Our offices are large with lots of employees, machines and equipment. In the many years they have provided service, they have never once failed to show up and always do an incredible job keeping our office clean, tidy and sanitized. They use extreme care to clean around and under all of the hundreds of cords and wires that maze around the desks and equipment. Though not an original requirement, they collect and wash all dishes, clean out cupboards and our refrigerator, organize cabinets, and assist in our efforts to recyle.These guys (gals) provide excellent work and reliable service and at the same rate as 2005. I highly recommend them.G.Suanders SFM Inc.
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.