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Do you really have to call in a professional service to treat that stain? Learn some DIY tips and tricks, and discover what to loo…
1501 W Loop 281Longview, TX 75604
The shirt I took in to be dry cleaned was given back to me with absolutely nothing done to it. When I pointed out the shirt was still dirty and not dry cleaned they said it was laundered and that to have the shirt dry cleaning cost more. This was irrelevant because the shirt was taken to them sp…
119 Broadway StSan Antonio, TX 78205
I was on the Riverwalk and was talking to a guide, who directed me to Paris Hatters. Abe was really the nicest, and Gabe hooked me up with the 10X Chocolate. Came all the way from Denver, Colorado and it was worth it. Thanks to all!!
201 W Tyler StLongview, TX 75601
they don't pay attention if u ask for no crease u get crease if you ask for no crease you get crease they don't pay attention at all these people are the worst when it comes to customer service how can you run a business when you don't understand what anybody is saying building need to be shut d…
201 W Upshur AveGladewater, TX 75647
Five sets of drapes that I took in to be cleaned were completely ruined. The blackout linings on most of them were stuck together and when they were peeled apart, the finish on the linings tore off. One set of drapes shrank and is now too short for the window. The stitching in numerous places to…
903 Houston StKilgore, TX 75662
From Business: Does your current laundry gives your clothes the tender loving care they deserve? Does your current laundromat have friendly attendants on site to answer questions, make you feel welcome and at home? Would you describe your current laundry as the cleanest one in town?If your answer to any of these questions is "no" then yo…
Do you really have to call in a professional service to treat that stain? Learn some DIY tips and tricks, and discover what to loo…
The shirt I took in to be dry cleaned was given back to me with absolutely nothing done to it. When I pointed out the shirt was still dirty and not dry cleaned they said it was laundered and that to have the shirt dry cleaning cost more. This was irrelevant because the shirt was taken to them specifically to be dry cleaned and clearly had not been washed in any way. They told me they would dry clean the shirt and that it would be available for pickup at noon on Monday(the day I need to leave town). I show up to pick the shirt up and I was told that it would not be ready until 5:00 pm on Tuesday. When I asked to speak to a manager I was told they were not there. When I asked what they proposed to do about this problem all they offered was insincere apology. Now I am forced to attempt to find a big and tall store and hope they will have something in my size on my trip before the shirt is needed. DO NOT TRUST THEM WITH TIME SENSITIVE IMPORTANT CLOTHES!!!!!!!!! Absolutely horrible service. I will not be going here again and will adamantly recommend AGAINST using them to anyone who is looking for a dry cleaner.
I hired ET Floor Care to steam clean some rooms in my house. Nathan was very friendly and answered all of my questions prior to me hiring him. He came in and did an AMAZING job! He also cleaned and polished our wooden floor, stem cleaned a rug and cleaned the tile in our kitchen and bathroom. The floors and carpets look sooooo good I don't even want to walk on them! If you want quality cleaning call ET Floor Care.
East Texas Floor recently cleaned the carpet in my law office. The carpet now looks almost new. I appreciated the prompt, courteous, professional service. East Texas Floor Care will be cleaning my carpet again in six months. The costs are very reasonable. I would not hire anybody else. East Texas Floor Care gets the job done at a reasonable price.
Our floors were very dirty and about 13 years old and we thought we get them cleaned until we could remove them and put in hardwood floors but thanks to East Texas Floor Care they cleaned them now they look like brand new carpet.They were prompt and very professional and know their stuff
MY WORST EXPERIENCE!!! OVERCHARGE ME IN 1ST PLACE TELL YOU CHARGES BUT DOESNT STAND BY IT 16 PCS AND THEY CHARGED ME 76.00 FOR MOSTLEY REG. SHIRTS. PEOPLE WERE RUDE. CK OUT OTHER SOURCES FOR REVIEWS SHOULD HAVE GONE WITH OTHERS BAD EXPERIENCES. SAID IF U PAY B4 U CLEAN LOWER PRICE. BUT I DID PAY B4 CLEANED!!!! DIDNT EVEN WANT TO GIVE 1 STAR
they don't pay attention if u ask for no crease u get crease if you ask for no crease you get crease they don't pay attention at all these people are the worst when it comes to customer service how can you run a business when you don't understand what anybody is saying building need to be shut down or have somebody else run it I do not recommend anybody to go here worst service ever 2 weeks straight again
First experience..told me a week but took two...only because i finally checked over a week into it...ruined one of the two pieces i brought that was expensive and easy to fix...dont go here unless you dont care about your clothes
Typical east texas service...bad..ruined an expensive shirt with bad tailoring after taking ten days to even start working on my clothes...i had to call several times and speak to the manager to get the fees waived..she hadnt even been told about the mistake but yet my clothes were still waiting...i was told im sorry though...anyone want an expensive tailored shirt?
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.