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Some of the next steps to take after flooding damages your home.
Houston, TX 77096
Very professional technicians. They arrived on time and finished quicker than I had anticipated. I will be calling them in the future and recommending them to all my friends and family
1561 Weber StHouston, TX 77007
I have very old dog and she sometimes has accidents. I thought I was going to have to throw out my sectional. Its less than 2 years old. A couple of friends recommended steam local. Not only were they able to get the smell out they were able to get the dark spots out as well and the best part wa…
3403 N Sam Houston Pkwy W Ste 400Houston, TX 77086
Andrew Wilson, tech #1523 was nothing short of top notch, dedicated, prompt, informative. I wasn't expecting to buy a new water heater but he guided me in the right direction in a very professional manner. Highly recommended.
3221 Fondren RdHouston, TX 77063
I had an exceptional experience working with David at David Oriental Rugs. He helped me with my water damaged rug. He was professional, honest, and straight forward. He went the extra mile to help me, and I was amazed by his experience and knowledgeof Oriental Rugs.
10129 Valley Forge DrHouston, TX 77042
From Business: Founded in 1992, Furniture Medic has become the world's largest and most respected furniture and wood damage repair and restoration company. Thanks to market demand and the company's unparalleled professionalism, Furniture Medic has grown to one of the world's largest consumer service companies. The company's founder came …
3363 Mccue RdHouston, TX 77056
I didn't clean my air ducts for 7 years and got 3 crazy quotes from different companies , let me tell you there's a reason why these guys are number 1 at yelp with 5 star reviews !!!! They were true to their word , I was provided with a quote over the phone with Tammy who was extremely professio…
5829 W Sam Houston Pkwy N Ste 307Houston, TX 77041
From Business: DryMore, winner of the BBB award for excellence 2010 through 2015. Call and talk directly to one of us, day or night, NEVER and answering service. We will answer your questions and have a crew on their way immediately if you need help. We have teams ready to respond DAY or NIGHT to any flood situation broken pipe water dam…
7941 Katy Fwy Ste 525Houston, TX 77024
From Business: DryMore is a Mold Remediation Company licensed by the state of Texas. We have a combined 36 years experience in mold damage restoration in the Gulf Coast area. Our experience includes structures damaged by tropical storms, including Allison, Rita and Ike, broken water pipes, and local flooding rains. With our expertise and…
1700 N E StLa Porte, TX 77571
From Business: Established in 1981, Eagle is a full-service environmental company that provides environmental restoration, excavation, and waste transportation and disposal services. It offers site closures, radiological remediation, decontamination and demolition services for the environmental industry throughout the United States. The …
15108 Lee RdHumble, TX 77396
From Business: Kingwood Carpet Cleaning has been serving Kingwood since 1978. We provide services for residential and commercial projects. Our services include: * Carpet Cleaning, Stretching & Repairing On-Site Wet or Dry Upholstery Cleaning, Drapery Cleaning Spot Removal Smoke & Odor Removal (Including Pet Odor Air Duct Cleaning. Kingwo…
16535 Southwest FwySugar Land, TX 77479
From Business: Omni Restoration & Roofing has been serving Houston and the surrounding areas since 1996. Restoration services include pumping water out of flooring, cutting wet drywall and sanitizing all indoor surfaces. We will make minor repairs to complete room additions. Omni repairs and replaces roofs, does plumbing and electrical w…
14300 Northwest Fwy Ste B5Houston, TX 77040
From the moment the guys from Bionic Emergency Services arrived at our home after our home filled with water from a sewage line backup that we could not get stopped, we felt like we were in the hands of professionals. They provided excellent response, service that we don't think could get any be…
10694 Westheimer Rd Ste BHouston, TX 77042
Top notch personnel…if humans were worker ants these guys would win, they worked so organized, fast and so clean. I had to get my roof replaced and like the rule of thumb I solicited 3 other contractors with Ultimate being the only company to be personally recommend. As a woman you take precauti…
2880 Fannin StHouston, TX 77002
AMAZING!!! I can't say how great James and the other guy who came out with him were. They are serious about what they do and are definitely different than any repair or service company I have dealt with. They were very professional and explained the process thoroughly. They inspected the ducts i…
6300 Richmond Ave Ste 106Houston, TX 77057
Barry and Don communicated easily and clearly about what was needed. They were able to save a lot of the beautiful wood paneling that had not been affected by the mold. They left the place amazingly clean, given all the sawing they had to do and the treatments that they needed to put on the rema…
2121 Brittmoore Rd Ste 1600Houston, TX 77043
Great company! Upon calling to get an estimation, they responded and showed up within a couple hours. Very knowledgeable and professional about my situation and really helped find all the water damaged areas of my home, even spots that I didn't know were affected. Quick to get the situation r…
Some of the next steps to take after flooding damages your home.
Thank you Imperial Restoration for everything you have done to help restore the homes and investments of Houston. Your staff is the golden standard. We are so grateful for everything you have done!
It was a nightmare working with this company. A small bathroom remodel that I was told would take a week took nine (9) months. That's right 9 months! The manager/owner always had an excuse for not showing up. The quality of work was even worst. Then you had the owner/bookkeeper that was very rude and unprofessional. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS CO.
Trusting Combat VeteranHaving a house fire is a stressful, life-changing event but equally stressful was the contractors we chose to repair our home. Even though my insurance suggested otherwise, I chose this group because the salesman told me the owners were all ex-military. The company had no online review and we were overwhelmed, so we felt rushed to make a decision. the salesman left, we had one contractor that translated the instructions in Spanish to his subcontractors. He rarely followed up behind the workers, which resulted in a multitude of mistakes, delays, redos and complaints. After eight months of disappointing results and delays, we took over the 59 items from the repair list including all floors, Driveway, garage floor, bricks and back porch. Afterward, they refused to give us our portion of the insurance money for the work we paid for out of our pocket. It is over a year from the start of the estimated 6-month repair and we still have unresolved issues with this company. We had to hire 2 different inspectors to make sure the house was safe and they had pages of repairs that had to be redone. Most of our complaints were resolved eventually with countless hours, emails, complaints and finally the help of the insurance company. My wife and I were blessed to have flexible work and the ability to monitor their work and understand the mountain of complicated paperwork. I would hate for this company to take advantage of anyone else after having such a stressful event occur, so feel free to contact us for further details. If you decide to go with this company or you are in the middle of repairs, here are a few things to look for.* Have someone onsite to watch work being done. Watch for large gaps in the roofing and for proper framing before it is covered.* Watch for gaping hole on exterior* Take pictures of every plug, lighting and demand a similar quality. They make money if they downgrade the hardware, plugs, hinges, light fixtures, doors etc.*Research every 'work line item' if necessary and demand that bad subcontractor be removed.*Don’t forget to ask your insurance company's claim adjuster for help and update them for the slightest delay. * Have an independent inspector come in at 50% and 100% completion. * Do your accounting- several mistakes were made in their favor, so beware!
Likely the worst contractor experience of my life. Wolfe's uses poor subcontractors that do subpar work. I had them install flooring as well as do some tile and carpet work. The pads installed under the carpet are so uneven that I can easily notice the poor work as I walk around my home. In addition the carpet was not properly tethered at all edges, so I had to redo that myself.The hardwood floors they installed look nice, but that is likely only due to the actual materials. There are spots where they are uneven and will not wear properly. And the trim.... wow! I have literally seen my 60yr old grandmother cut trim better. Definitely not acceptable work from a licensed contractor. When I brought the issues with their work to their attention they basically ignored me until I got a quote from a different contractor on how much it would cost to resolve the improper work. When I told them that I would short pay them by that amount the finally made a weak attempt to fix it.The tile work was crooked. They got wood glue all over the new carpet I JUST BOUGHT and destroyed my baseboards in many places. I finally just paid them and stopped asking them to fix anything because I was afraid of what else they might screw up.I would not recommend these guys to even my worst enemy. Unless you want to challenge yourself to see how effectively you can repair contractor mistakes, I would not use these guys.
The owner is a really nice and genuine guy. If you choose to work with this guy than you will be happy that you did.
They rebuilt our home after we had 8 inches of water on the first floor. Everything looks great now! No complaints.
AMAZING!!! I can't say how great James and the other guy who came out with him were. They are serious about what they do and are definitely different than any repair or service company I have dealt with. They were very professional and explained the process thoroughly. They inspected the ducts in our attic and truthfully did not try to rip us off as most service companies would do. He honestly said that both of our systems were clean and in excellent condition. I recommend this company to anyone and everyone who wants trustworthy and honest information.
Great company! Upon calling to get an estimation, they responded and showed up within a couple hours. Very knowledgeable and professional about my situation and really helped find all the water damaged areas of my home, even spots that I didn't know were affected. Quick to get the situation remedied and always worked with me to get the job completed in a timely manner. Always willing to give professional advice on fixing the water damage the best way possible and didn't cut any corners. Completed my home with quality work and in a very professional manner. I highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to get water remediation completed the correct way!
Excellent rug cleaning place. Mundae cleaned my oriental rugs and I must admit they look amazing. All stains are gone. Perfect job.
BAD JOB BEWARE. I have service"Air-Duct Cleaning" from Mundae Cleaning&Restoration. My house have 14 air- duct come out to every rooms, the technician come out to my house go in to the attic he take out one vent-hole from AC box. then he stick a vacuum hose with out any brush at front of the vacuum hose to clean the entire the air-duct, he let the vacuum hose stay in for about few minute then full it out. From that opening he stick the vacuum hose in to 3 different air-duct close to it and do same thing. I wonder how he can clean my whole house 14 air-duct just like that? (later I find out from different cleaning company, they said what they have to use a right tool, hose vacuum with rotation brush and clean every each air-duct from inside your hose) that is my BAD EXPERIENCE story.
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.