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6423 Atwell DrHouston, TX 77081
This company is absolutely horrible. They sent a tech., Jose, out to do a HVAC check. I ended up paying $170 so that the unit could be cleaned, as the tech. stated, ""Everything is running perfectly but the unit needs to be cleaned."" So I reluctantly spent $170. Five days later a high pitched s…
6501 Ashcroft DrHouston, TX 77081
From Business: Indoor air quality is a new concern for many people. Therefore, MBM Cleaning, Inc took upon itself to master Indoor air quality assessment and improvement. MBM Cleaning, Inc invests in state-of-the-art equipment that is designed for use in cleaning HVAC systems. We are one of the largest air duct cleaning company in Texas …
21311 Park Royale DrKaty, TX 77450
From Business: Welcome To Green Homes HVAC We are a locally owned and operated Residential & Commercial Air Conditioning Service & Repair Company based out of Katy Texas. We specialize in making sure your at home and comfort is up to your highest satisfaction and love it when we hear how we've made a difference from our customers and lon…
12407 Pelican Isle CtTomball, TX 77377
From Business: On call to meet your needs, 24 hours a day!We have been in business for nearly six years helping residents keep their homes and business comfortable. Locally owned and operated, we are a fully licensed and fully staffed HVAC contractor with the size and capability to meet all your needs yet dedicated to providing you with …
76 Yale St # 2Houston, TX 77007
Our service guy was Gabe. He was very professional, knowledgeable and kind. All of my questions were answered without hesitation and no "bully" sales talk. Royal Air is def going on my call list for any future repairs.
4518 Brittmoore RdHouston, TX 77041
From Business: QuietFlex Manufacturing Company, founded in 1976, is a provider of air duct systems for the wholesalers of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. The company offers TexTuf mat-faced thermal insulation products, which are manufactured in roll forms and are used for die-cutting and fabrication applications. It …
620 Rankin Cir NHouston, TX 77073
From Business: Bates A.C. specializes in commercial and residential air conditioning service throughout the Houston metropolitan area, including the communities of Galveston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands and Harris, Texas. Bates A.C. also provides service to Fort Bend and Montgomery counties. The company, which offers equipment by Carrier…
5829 W Sam Houston Pkwy N Ste 607Houston, TX 77041
From Business: The need of every individual customer are important to us at Aire Serv We provide quality residential services combined with honesty. This has made us the choice of many residential and commercial clients worldwide. you can count on us to take care of your needs - always exceeding your expectations!
675 Bering Dr Ste 400Houston, TX 77057
From Business: Comfort Systems USA is a leading provider of business solutions that address workplace comfort through heating, ventilation and cooling services. Its service categories include mechanical design-build, service and maintenance, facility automation services and national accounts. The company s technical experts design, insta…
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Easy to set-up service, kind customer service and the cleaners did an amazing job cleaning my home! It smells so clean, even after a week!
Poor work and poor attitude when called back to review her work. Argumentative about the dissatisfaction and quality of the service performed and reluctantly spent about 20 additional minutes so that she could be paid. Not a good experience as I had to spend over an hour myself re-cleaning
I definitely DO NOT recommend this company, their worker that goes by the name of "Ever Gonzales" did not only show up for my carpet cleaning he was extremely rude. Besides the awful carpet cleaning that he provided he kept making disgusting perverted comments. Please look else where, I also over heard him on the phone speak horribly to whomever was at the other end. I just wanted that man to leave my property.
Carpets are very important, but I know that I can always get mine cleaned without a big hassle. Thanks!
I have been using Molly Maid for several years and would give my team a 5 star rating. I am obviously quite pleased with Julieta and Adiana.
The owner did her own review- RED FLAG (and kind of ironic that 2 of the other Review-ees have only left reviews for the exact same 2 companies..hmmmm)! Scheduling is a nightmare- they don't answer their phones or return calls, so you are left to do everything via email (which is fine- I actually prefer). They sent me 3 different appointments and couldn't fulfill them (you read that right, THEY sent ME appointments and then couldn't fulfill). Then, when they finally come out to the house, they tell my husband that for the 2 person, 2 hour cleaning (regularly $149, got a Groupon for $79), they would get 2 bathrooms, the kitchen, plus 1 maybe 2 rooms done. They "got" the bathrooms and the kitchen done. My kitchen is TINY and was pretty much cleaned before they showed up. So, really it just needed floors and counters/appliances wiped down. My master bath is pretty big, but (again) was semi-straightened before they arrived. They really just needed to clean the tub & toilet, wipe off the counters, clean the mirrors, and floors. It has carpet (not by my choice- I hate it), and they didn't even vacuum it! And the water/toilet-closet didn't get swept or mopped. The other bathroom MAY have taken a little more time, as it's the teenage-girls bathroom... I'm sure there was extra elbow grease needed in floor corners and such. The 2 bathrooms + the kitchen should NOT have taken 2 hours. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org... I'll share anything you want to know.
When setting up the appointment Rick went over all cost up front and any additional cost if I wanted additional services. When I got the quote I was happy with the cost. Scheduling was worked around my time and not theirs. My tiles never looked so clean.
I have been a happy customer of Serenity's for 8 years and I will never go anywhere else. Their staff is always knowledgeable, friendly and prompt and their prices are great! They have brought life back to my area rugs and upholstered furniture and keep my carpets looking great.
The service was prompt and the men were very courteous. They gave me an estimate according to the amount of staining and square feet. We had adopted two dogs who were untrained and we had serious stains and odors. The price was fair and they worked quickly and professionally. I have never had a better cleaning job on my carpet. It looked almost like new, and we have had it for at least 10 years!
It was perfection! First, their employees, Ryan and Colin, were without a doubt the nicest service people I have ever had in my home. Uniformed and perfect manners! Their work was exceptionally thorough and their attention to detail was awesome. They put the furniture back and left the place looking better than when they arrived. I have used Coit for past cleanings, and I don't think their truck equipment gets the water as hot as Serenity's truck mounted steamer. (I won't ever use Coit again. They stood me up for an appointment!) Serenity has my future business.
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.