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I worked with an agent named ZAKE HART from a branch of the same company. The worst experience ever. Once he has you enrolled, he is done. he absolutely did not respond to any of my concerns. my premium went up to 250 dollars instead of $50 per month after only two months passed enrollment. I ended up cancelling my credit card to stop deductions.
LEHI STORE IS THE WORST AG I HAVE EVER DEALT WITH!!!I have now visited the Lehi store 5 times in the past year and EVERY TIME they get something wrong or make me wait a ridiculous amount of time for 5 copies, or make me feel like I'm putting them out by needing stuff printed. Today was the last straw. They over promised, under delivered and they did a crappy job. They weren't organized in the least AND it took them like 15 min just to check me out!!! I go to Alpha Graphics because in college i used the Provo Alpha Graphics and LOVED it. I will drive 20 miles one way to place an order at the Provo one from now on, seriously that is how ridiculous the Lehi AG is! If you are a little guy, don't bother going to the Lehi store, they could care less about you. Drive to another Alpha Graphics. I wish they would just close it down for walk-ins be because Lehi clearly can't handle simple orders, or hate people who want to place them.
“In working with Dave Grant I have found him to be everything a Real Estate Agent should be – honest, knowledgeable, hard working, and reliable. He’s one of the best Realtors I’ve worked with. If you take the opportunity to work with Dave, you’ll receive the finest service possible.”Christopher Handy, Mortgage BrokerSalt Lake City, UT
I am very displeased with this company, with Kellie Scott in General. She has been my insurance provider for almost a year and switched companies and contact information with out notifying myself as her customer. And when I was finally able to contact her company they tried to blow me off. If I knew I could go directly to the insurance company I would have and now it turns out that I had the wrong kind if policy all along
I get my underarms lasered here and it is one of the best investments I have made. The new owner is awesome and this place is so efficiently run and professional. The staff is well trained and very nice and make you feel comfortable. Love the atmosphere. I will be coming here for a long time. You also can't beat the prices. It's a win-win.
My microdermabrasion treatment was heaven. Mica's facial massage and shoulder massage with it was amazing. Going back in two weeks!
I love coming to picture perfect because all the girls are so sweet and fun. The new owner has made things a lot more organized and cohesive. Picture perfect has deals you can't find anywhere else and it's good quality service. Highly recommend.
This review is strictly about Stephanie Bybee. Simply put, she cares more about making a dime than the students that she "trains". She floods the market with new SofTap technicians, behaves unprofessionally and immaturely, and provides an inadequate training experience, both by training ability and training program length. She speaks of her high renown, and extensive experience, but her training packets are basically other SofTap trainers' training manuals thrown into a binder and marketed as her creation. Her business practices are highly unethical, and should be reviewed by SofTap management, as well as by state boards of cosmetology. Hopefully more honest people will realize what she is doing and warn others of this scam. Do not take your classes from her. You may think you were trained appropriately and sufficiently. Do your research and you'll realize what kind of joke her training programs are.
Worst spa ever! Tried this place out hoping I wouldn't have to go up to Sandy to the place I normally go. I went in for a body wrap. The girl showed me the bell to ring in case I needed anything and explained that it rang throughout the entire spa and someone would come into assist me. Once my wrap was done I waited for 20 minutes and rang the bell twice and noone came in even though I could hear them outside the doors and could hear the bell ringing!! I finally unwrapped myself and walked out and two of the girls were out there talking with each other. The other two were helping check people in. I assume the owner was there because he was standing around walking in and out of the office while I explained that I had been done for over 20 minutes and had rang the bell but noone came to help me but he didn't say a word to me. I have yet to hear anything from the spa, no phone call apology, no email, nothing. Yikes!
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.