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Some of the next steps to take after flooding damages your home.
Some of the next steps to take after flooding damages your home.
There are several important decisions you'll have to make amidst any construction project. One of them is how to supply heat and a…
During the hottest months of the year, keeping the air inside your home or office cool is of the utmost importance.
They have not come through with what they have promised. When calling the parent company (Comstock Energy) they say that they can not drill until Bayridge has paid their bill. Now wanting more money for another project...... Not answering their phones They do not do what they promise
The Ac Guy came highly recommended , Came out gave us a detailed estimate on whole house upgrade Furnace and out side unit . Showed up on time and installed every thing in 1 day in the rain and temps dropping Extremely satisfied !!
Heater was not working correctly and did not work at all most of the time. Tim set a time and came out rather quickly. Diagnosed the problem ordered the part and we were warm again in no time. He went out of his way to treat us right and did a great job. He is friendly, fast, efficient and cares about his customers. Will be keeping him in my phone book for sure. S. Peters
These people are frauds and liars. They kept me waiting for hours and never showed up. I needed a simple AC repair for my disabled brother's home, and they repeatedly lied about their arrival time and then said that if I wanted them to show up that I would have to pay substantially more than what they quoted over the phone for the service call.Be warned about doing business with these people.
I am very unhappy with the service I receive on August 14, 2015 from this company Chill Factor A/C & Heat Repair, the technician and Stan the owner. I called them from a Craig’s list add. They did not honor my request by telling me how much Freon that they install in my two air conditioning unit to assure me that it was full and will run efficient. When I asked the question it was avoided. I was overcharged for Freon R410 and my air conditioning is freezing up on the three ton unit and the two ton unit is barely cooling. I gave them $240.00 in cash and they refuse to correct the problem. When I tried to be reasonable with the owner and the technician I received a text message threatened to a term me over to the to the Grand Prairie police. I was ripped off of my money and I will never hire this company again. This complaint is acrid statement of what happened at my home by believing that I was hiring a company with integrity.
Our AC wasn't working, Tim came to diagnose it and said it needed to be replaced or repaired. we spent 2500 to replace whole unit, which seemed pretty descent based on what i have found in google. He provided us with a window unit for the night while we were waiting for it to get fixed, which was very helpful since it was getting close to 95 degrees inside. Once AC was fixed , he told us that something called TXV wasn't metering refrigerant ( I'm completely ignorant on this subject) which is what caused our compressor to die. SO all in all i spent close to 3000. However i think that was a descent price for the job. He gave us 10 year warranty on the unit and a one year maintenance warranty for which he will be back in fall to check out. Tim had to make a total of 4 trip to our home and work outside in this heat. He was very helpful .Customer service was top notch and i feel like i got my money's worth.Tim was also timely and came to diagnose the same day, within hours which was impressive. highly recommend.
We had a great experience with Tim. He was able to walk us through our AC issue in a way that we were able to understand over the phone. I would highly recommend Tim's service to anyone!
Very thorough and reasonable. He called & let me know exactly when he would be there rather than giving me a huge window like most other places. Instead of just blowing out the AC drain line which is what I had requested, he took extra steps to clean it.
I happened to get on yp yesterday morning, wondering who to call for my a/c problem. After looking and reading reviews, I took down three numbers. The Air Guy was my first call. It went to voice mail right away. I was about to call the next number when Tim called me back. He was in my area and came to my house within ten minutes. An hour later my air was on again!! Yay!! He was a nice young man and thorough. We are pleased with his work. Thanks Tim!
Give us a call for quality, professional service. We offer 24 hour service and free estimates. We strive to provide our customers with excellence. Thanks to all of you who write us reviews in the future and to those of you who have already reviewed us. We really appreciate your 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.