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Todd Altman is. Total idiot!!! Keep texting me about how your going to do what to my girlfriend? pussy!! You are a fuckibg fool..I know who you are and I'm going to expose you to all of your customers..after I beat your ass!!! Fucking punk!?
I purchased the 1st haircut package and brought my son (2.5) in 10 minutes early for his appointment because he's shy and can take a while to warm up to strangers. His stylist was Carolyn, who was not who I was told would be his stylist when I made the appointment. And as I was looking forward to the one we were promised (I had looked her up on the company website), I was already put off guard. He was acting shy and she never once tried to introduce herself, talk to him or make either of us comfortable. It was awful. He ended up sitting on my lap and thrashing around, screaming, crying and snotting everywhere. She sprayed the water all over his head with no warning at all. At one point, I had to tell her to stop so he could calm down for a minute, but it only lasted maybe 15 seconds.Definitely NOT patient. And his haircut makes him look like Jim Carrey from Dumb and Dumber.
Everyone is so nice and friendly. They are very professional and really knows what they are doing. I’ll definitely go back!!
502 Print and Copy is a professional and quality printing that offers quick copy work also. Best value for printing.
Creepy corner thugs hang out in the shopping center parking lot and laundry mat. It is weird seeing these guys with hoodies lurking around. These are not kids and it makes me nervous getting out of my car.
Lliked her knowledge of the policies and how she explains. Verygood with clients who came in or called while I was there. Seems to handle things on a personal level and takes her time with you.
You would think when you leave a message about a home you want to see and possible buy, someone would return the call. NOPE its been 2 days and nothing. Good to know I would not list my home with these guys!
I hired Keyz Salon to do the hair for my friends’ wedding. Pricing was $75 per person with a $100 deposit. No travel fee/no fee for the practice session. The deposit was to confirm we planned on using them and it would go towards covering the total cost. I repeated this information to the person on the phone and she confirmed. In the practice session I re-confirmed the payment plan with the stylist. On the day of the wedding the stylist said her boss told her the $100 deposit did not cover anything. She called her boss when I disagreed. All of the bridesmaids could hear the owner almost yelling after the stylist told her what I said. As soon as the stylist handed me the phone the owner began speaking to me very rudely in raised tones. The owner told me the $100 deposit did not cover hair, and accused me of making it up that I had been told otherwise. I told her that I had confirmed my payment plant 3 times with her employees. She told me the $100 covered the cost of the stylist packing up her stuff and coming to our venue. I said that sounded like a travel fee and she re-confirmed that they did not charge a travel fee. She then said that $100 covered the cost of supplies (we wore our hair down and curly). She was rude and sarcastic throughout our conversation. She interrupted me often, and eventually demanded I return the phone to the stylist while I was mid-sentence. She then proceeded to yell at the stylist more, forcing the stylist to leave so we could not continue to hear her boss act so unprofessionally. When the stylist returned she was holding back tears. This situation was clearly a miscommunication between owner and employees. I recommend nobody ever uses this business because of the completely unprofessional woman who is running the place. The way she treated me and her stylist was unacceptable, and she does not deserve to profit while she continues to treat people this way. If you do hire this salon for an event make sure to get your agreement in writing.
Our Bass Properties apartment had a constant stream of cockroaches (many the size of my thumb or larger), paper-thin walls, and loud, unruly neighbors who were often loud and unruly until three and four in the morning. Any concerns voiced to Bass Properties management were belittled and ignored. (And management changed on a fairly regular basis.) Then, after faithfully paying our rent in full and on time every month, when we were finally able to escape this awful place, the company returned almost none of our security deposit. Predatory, malignant, and in no way trustworthy. Steer clear. (And the only reason I rated this place one star is because I had to rate it in order to leave a review. If I could have, I would have given it negative five stars.)
Bonnie was wonderful. I had a trim and had excellent service. I felt very welcomed and needed a haircut!
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.