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13859 Diplomat Dr Ste 100Dallas, TX 75234
From Business: Stanley Steemer provides professional deep cleaning services including carpet, tile & grout, upholstery and hardwood. Stanley Steemer is the first carpet cleaning service certified asthma & allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, removing an average of 94% of common household allergens from carpet…
1927 Witt RdFrisco, TX 75034
From Business: SERVPRO is a franchise system with 40 years experience in cleanup and restoration. Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the Insurance Industry, countless homeowners, and businesses across the country. Full background checks uniformed employees commercial & residential 24 hour - 7 days a week emergency ser…
1608 N Broughton StSherman, TX 75090
From Business: When fire and water take control of your life, we help you take it back - Like it never even happened. SERVPRO specializes in the cleanup and restoration of property after a fire, smoke, or water damage situation. SERVPRO also mitigates mold and mildew situations. Our system services include cleaning carpets, upholstery, a…
525 Fort Worth DrDenton, TX 76201
From Business: When your carpet needs cleaning, don't settle for a middle-o f-the road company: go with the champions! Champion Carpet Cleaning of Denton is the one to call for spotless carpets and rugs. We serve all of Wise County. We use the state-of-the art DuPont Teflon Advanced cleaning system, as well as the Stain Protection System…
Fort Worth, TX 76118
From Business: With over 20 years of experience Worry Free Carpet Cleaning is one of the top Fort Worth carpet cleaners. Not only do we provide carpet cleaning services all over the DFW metroplex, but we also provide Fort Worth upholstery cleaning, rug cleaning, carpet protection, pet odor removal, carpet repair, carpet stretching, tile …
611 E Lamar StSherman, TX 75090
From Business: We do all kinds of upholstery. Boats, cars, chairs, living room sets. Etc. We can also work on clothes. Anything you name it! Over 15 years of experience:)Our Specialties reach far and wide and include projects from Sofa's & ottoman's & Arm Chairs to Tricked out, custom Motorcycle seats. We can build a new Sun Deck for you…
12750 S Pipeline RdEuless, TX 76040
Because there are so many Dalworth franchises or offices I don't even know if I am complaining about th correct one. Just don't use any of them, prices quoted are not near the prices charged, the person came to my home didn't even have a measuring tool to measure area to be cleaned. Can't imagi…
1815 N Elm StDenton, TX 76201
From Business: Smitty's Floor Covering has been serving the residents of Denton County and surrounding areas since 1958. Smitty's Floor Covering is a full service provider of flooring services to residential customers and professional contractors including: Ceramic Tile, Carpet and Hardwood Floor providers. We also stock and sell carpet,…
5045 Golden CirDenton, TX 76208
From Business: We are family owned and operated in Denton, Texas since 1987. You will be dealing with the same people every time you use our services.Our professional cleaning techniques are better in quality and workmanship than the rest. We guarantee our workmanship because we train our team members to do the best job possible.You are …
4059 Monument LnFrisco, TX 75034
Too expensive for no reason. Had a small flood at one of my customer's house trying to uninstall a washer. Water flooded the small utility room, the hallway and the half bathroom located in the hallway. When the service people came out they told me I would be charged for 3 rooms (not a living ro…
6000 Eldorado PkwyFrisco, TX 75033
From Business: Tulip Cleaning Services is the best cleaning service provider in your neighborhood! We are proud and happy to help home owners take care of their carpets and upholstery. Call us today to learn more!
1604 Lionheart DrFrisco, TX 75034
They did an absolutely AMAZING job on my carpets and my grout! It looked fabulous after he was done! I had 2 very large mastiffs that did a number on my carpets and grout and he got EVERYTHING out!! Plus he was super friendly I wont use anyone else as long as he is in business.
9903 Enmore LnFrisco, TX 75035
This was my first time using Parker Brothers and I am amazed by the results. My carpet looks brand new! Doug and Brad were extremely friendly and professional. I would highly recommend Parker Brothers to anyone who needs their carpet cleaned.
2591 Dallas PkwyFrisco, TX 75034
I have been using Bit of Bliss for nearly two years after a friend recommended them to me. I schedule a deep cleaning as often as I can and have several friends that have regular service instead. They are honest, trust worthy and so hard working- a combination I do not always fin these days. So …
Do you really have to call in a professional service to treat that stain? Learn some DIY tips and tricks, and discover what to loo…
Too expensive for no reason. Had a small flood at one of my customer's house trying to uninstall a washer. Water flooded the small utility room, the hallway and the half bathroom located in the hallway. When the service people came out they told me I would be charged for 3 rooms (not a living room or bedroom)...ridiculous. The entire area with water was on hardwood and tile flooring..no carpet. I ended up paying $1600 to clean 100 sq ft. Ridiculous! Do not use them. Go somewhere else.
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.