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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.
I would highly recommend them to anyone with water damage or mold issues. Ask for his team. They were awesome!!!
These guys were a pleasure to communicate with and the work that they did was perfect. Thank you very much guys...
They provided amazing customer service and professionalism. I highly recommend.Thank you very much....
On our move-in date we had a 10-16 hour drive across states to get to the property. We asked if they had any flexible days where a time range would work, but were given options for only specific times of day. Not a big deal, just stayed at a hotel so we could make it on time the next day. We got to the property at the scheduled time, and after waiting around and a few calls to them, their uncoordinated staff figured out that they had no appointment scheduled. An hour later, after forwarding them the move-in email exchange, someone eventually came. This was only frustrating because we could have avoided staying at a hotel if we knew they worked on the fly like this.During the move-in inspection we found no water pressure and no hot water. The management lady with us said to call the management company after she left. Called them and were given a disinterested "we'll see what we can do" response. We were not called back or ever given any ETA on a resolution. We called until they eventually left the office for the weekend, except for a receptionist who said it was now too late for anything to be done until the next week.The gas was also shut off which we were not informed of until the day we moved in (so no hot water, AC/heating, etc..). Earliest activation with the gas company was the next week. Why were we not informed at least a week prior so this wouldn't have been an issue?I've been living at a Brady managed property for one month now. Today I received a hand delivered "five-day notice" to pay or be evicted because of past due rent. I was 100% sure I had setup auto-recurring payment during the first payment I made. I made a manual eCheck payment anyway and then setup another auto-payment.. for the full amount due.. like the original one. The account now shows two auto payments for the full rent amount. I can't fathom why they wouldn't check their system before physically driving over here to hand me a notice.
O Harmony is asking me to pay 700 dollars on top of my rental deposit of 1,800. 00 dollars. They are not refunding me back the money and instead they are asking me an addition of 700 dollars more. They charged me a 1000.00 dollars for the painting of the whole house after I have repainted it 3 months ago. The house is spotless but they have need reasons to rip me off, thus they are charging of many false accusations that they said I need to pay them back within 30 days. O harmony realty is good at taking the money that does not belonged to them. They are supposed to refund me of my "double" deposit money but lo and behold they want to keep my money and charged me with all allegations they want just to take my money. They wont even consider me being a single parent of 6 kids and a widow as well!!! They have no heart!! all they care is money but not humanity!! they want to get rich out of the widow's money!!! They are so cruel and heartless!!!
if you rent from them expect nothing and prepare to be treated like you are scum. They treat renters like they are vagobons, their maintenance is poor and they take no responsibility for anything.
Warning!!! Do not rent from Northcap (Chio-Morales Group). At the end of your lease, They will make up stories and keep your security deposit. Not only keeping your deposit, they will send you additional bill for all kinds of made up stuff. This is a very bad and terrible folks to rent from. Renters be aware.
Lifesavers! Eco Revive is the restoration company to go with if its a true emergency. I called a 3:30 and they showed up at my apartment at 5. Everything was back in order by 8. These resto guys are the best and FAST. You should give them a call first.
Has been handling the account my car for over a year and haven’t had any problems. Has even worked with me when I had an issue and needed to pay less than the full amount for a month.
Excellent Service. Great understanding of the market allowed us to secure a great home at a great price!
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.