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We've put together a small list to get you started on your journey -- and the first step starts with a single box.
On first appearance, it looks like a nice place. For $3800.00 a month my father-in-law lives in a small one bedroom apartment, is allowed 2 meals a day and is charged $7.00 for each additional meal. They do a nice job cleaning his apartment and and send assistants to bathe him once a week. There is additional charges for laundry service, dilivering your meal to your apartment, $30.00 per day if you need medication management and a host of other nickle and dime charges if you want additional services. The food is NOT fine dining OR home cooked as advertised. It is institutional quality (canned/frozen) bulk food items. They DO NOT taylor food preperation (as advertised). You get what's on the menue, or you don't eat at all. Rate increases over $100.00 each year so far, and reduced services are what you get. High turn over of CNA's and care providers, and they are always short on staff. One resident shared how they had to "buzz" for 20 minutes to get help out of the shower! If you're looking for assisted living, this is not the place for the prices they charge or the service quality they provide.
Our beautiful studio apartments are located in downtown Madison, just 3 blocks from Madison's famous Farmers Market, the Capital square, Lake Mendota, and James Madison Park. At Courtyard Apartments you get the best of both worlds: a great central location near all your favorite places in a neighborhood and a quiet out-of-town noise level. Our clean, comfortable, renovated studios are the most affordably priced in the area. And with easy access to many restaurants, parks, museums, shopping, and so much more. . .you can't beat this incredible deal! Call now to schedule your showing! Key Features: Free Wi-FiFree StorageBuilt in Air ConditioningUtilities Included: All utilities included except electric (Average $40 monthly) Parking: Off -street parking & Street Parking (building qualifies for the City of Madison Parking Pass, see below for more details) Pet Policy: Cats and small animals welcome (No dogs please) Deposit: Half Months Rent (About $350) Laundry: In Building
Terrible service. Server said this was her first Friday night. I think this may have been her first time serving. Did not bring out all of the meals at the same time. Needed to be reminded that a whole meal was missing and what the meal was. Last meal served almost 14 min. after all others. That missing meal was the meal for the birthday celebrant. Loaded potatoes only had butter and s. cream. She said that was the way loaded potatoes came, but did admit that the chives were missing. Later came back with chives, bacon and cheese. She told us bacon and cheese not a part of loaded potatoes. Soup bowl in aisle was dropped, soup splashed on two of party. They were not even offered anything to dry selves up. Two had to sit in the aisle, which was on the route to bathroom. They said there was no other place we could sit. Had reservations. Poor serve, food was good but obviously could not overcome service. Not a nice birthday place.
Our beautiful studio apartments are located in downtown Madison, just 3 blocks from Madison's famous Farmers Market, the Capital square, Lake Mendota, and James Madison Park. At Courtyard Apartments you get the best of both worlds: a great central location near all your favorite places in a neighborhood that has a quiet out-of-town noise level. Our clean, comfortable, renovated studios are the most affordably priced in the area. And with easy access to many restaurants, parks, museums, shopping, and so much more. . .you can't beat this incredible deal! Call now to schedule your showing!
About 3 weeks ago we had an entire glass of red wine spilled on our white carpeting. Madison Area Carpet Cleaners came out and got most of it out but a small stain remained. I called and they came out again 2 days later. It looked great initially but then some must have wicked up because the stain reappeared. I called again and no problem -- they came again -- except I forgot to leave the key. I was feeling badly when the scheduler called me and asked if we could reschedule!!! So the fourth time to our house and the stain is gone!! Thank you so much. I love this company!!!
DO NOT use this company! My experience with them was horrible, to say the least. Here is a summary:1. They didn't show up!2. They offered to clean my carpets free (I'd have to pay tax) for my inconvenience, which made them seem like a great business.3. They charged my card the entire amount ($126) without telling me.4. When I saw the charge on my bank account and called to inquire, the woman on the phone proceeded to YELL at me over the phone. Save yourself a headache and a lot of frustration!After-note: The owner contacted me and agreed to provide me with a refund.
Just wanted to say thank you to the maintenance team. They were cleaning bathorrom vents in several apartments on my floor today as regular maintenance, and so I had left a note asking if someone could fix my leaking kitchen faucet too. When I came back to my apartment this afternoon, the vent was spotless and the sink was working perfectly. I really appreciate whoever took he extra time to fix it.
FABULOUS RESULTS!!! My very old, stained carpet looks and feels fantastic. My hubby and son have respiratory conditions, so this ORGANIC DRY version turned out to be the perfect choice. We are elated at the results and will never use another company. The attention to detail by the knowledgeable technician Tom was unsurpassed! Wish I knew about this company earlier... 10 STARS.
I've been at.monona shores apts for over 11 years.they have always helped me with any issues I had there which was non if you pay your rent on time and take care of your business there is no problem, if anything is wrong in your apts they come right away and take care of it . It's close to everything stores beltline and all I love living here.
My husband and I have stayed at Countryside for about 6 years. We find it clean, located in a peaceful neighborhood with good service. There is a pool, workout room and free wifi. Housekeeping cleans once per week. Staff is always available to help and very pleasant. There are videos which you can take to your room to watch.
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.