My new puppy is in middle of pottytraining and he had a few accidents on my carpets. I called carpet cleaning Houston tx and explained to them my situation and they were very helpful on the phone. They came out the same day and I couldn't be more satisfied. Thank you for your service.
4232 Mangum RdHouston, TX 77092
From Business: To deliver a quality service takes the right people, doing the right jobs, using the right equipment on a consistent basis. We use team approach based on total quality, which means have the right questions been asked? Has the right information been gathered? Has the right training been done? How can we do it better? All em…
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
My carpet always comes out looking brand new! Pet stains and odors are not a problem! Not only are they the best in carpet cleaning, but also the nicest people. Very comfortable having them in my home.
Traditional Designs is amazing and they really care about the customer and getting you exactly what you are looking for. They installed quartzite in my kitchen and it looks phenomonal. Martha goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy. Martha was so patient and caring trying to make sur…
I have used Kiwi Carpet Cleaning service for over 10yrs in 3 different homes. I love their service warranty which is the best in the industry and great if you have children. Their techs are knowledgeable, professional and go above & beyond. I also used the duct cleaning service and was equally s…
Mundae Cleaning did a great job in steam cleaning my carpet.I have a toddler who is potty training and learning to self feed.So you can imagine the mess she has made over time.I really needed it cleaned and they did an awesome job at making it nice and clean.I high recoomend them.
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.
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…
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…
I shopped all down Harwin st. and Fondren st. (which has the most rug stores in Houston) I found the best services, customer care and prices at Oriental Rug Factory. The guys who helped me were laid back and not pressure salesmen, very professional and prompt. They had an amazing selection, orga…
15. Tile Center
My family and I remodeled our entire home with Tile Center. The service was the best I’ve received compared to the dozen other stores I visited. They helped me from A-Z. Prices are competitively priced and quality of work is superb. Will recommend to anyone!
7038 Highway 6 NHouston, TX 77095
This Home Goods store is the cleanest, most well organized, and has the best merchandise in the best condition out of all of the Home Goods store I have been in! And yes I have been in several Home Goods stores! I'm always looking for a bargain! I probably have 1 thing in each room of my house f…
12521 Fondren Rd Ste IHouston, TX 77035
The Rafferty's and their staff are outstanding! Low key, professional guidance in buying the right floor covering to meet our needs without going over board price-wise. Trained, professional installers did a marvelous job on carpeting and a new kitchen floor for our home. Plus, their certified f…
I purchased a commercial grade vinyl composition tile floor and set up installation after Carpet Giants bid was less than other places. Once they came to install I was told the plywood subfloor was unsuitable and it would be $2,400 more than the bid. Despite paying for a new subfloor, the inst…
While we did not hire Harris Carpet and Floors to install our ceramic tile (we elected not to have it done prior to selling our house), I would highly recommend them based solely on the free in-home quote. Their prices were very reasonable, and La Trell Harris, the owner, was extremely professi…
23. Bel Furniture
Just recently bought a house for me and my family and wanted to furnish it. I turned to gallery first but after looking at the prices I knew I couldn't even afford one set. I visited Ashley and actually purchased a couch and it turned out to be broken and they didn't even bother to come out and …
I knew my carpet was in bad shape I was shocked that the crew took the time to walk with me room by room to show me what needed to be done. Before they started cleaning they gave me a detailed cost of cleaning my home never once pressured me in to any thing. My carpet looks amazing and best part…
Fast and affordable! Gladly recommend APL to install floors , they do all my rental homes and have never had a problem with them.
Very bad experience, and to have the temperament to get cheated is as the saying goes one needs to learn from their mistakes.
Very bad experience, and to have the temperament to get cheated is as the saying goes one needs to learn from their mistakes.
This owner is indeed a BIG crook, he cheated many rug dealers too. the 1st review is much justified. i'm told by a rug dealer he will ruin someones business as he does not like to see someone doing well, as he has ties with the insurance companies, which he lies to get money from them too.
Purchased a beautiful 3pc bed after Hurricane Harvey...guess i don't have to say anymore. My bed had water spots everywhere from water damage (i was told the warehouse didn't get affected by Harvey). Bel employee Ann. Sharpstown, felt i should have opened the box before leaving the warehouse. Lesson learned Ann. Will not shop there again because of the lack of customer care especially after a storm.Renee
Carpets are very important, but I know that I can always get mine cleaned without a big hassle. Thanks!
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!
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.