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In the wake of a disaster, communities outside the affected area want to know how to help. A variety of reputable organizations ha…
In the wake of a disaster, communities outside the affected area want to know how to help. A variety of reputable organizations ha…
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When frigid winter days have you longing for spring showers and their magical flowers, there is no need to suffer in silence.
I do not recommend Robby Warren Lawn Service. Over time, the workers began to cut the grass shorter and shorter which eventually caused much of the grass to die. Also, when they used the weed eater to trim around several small newly planted trees they cut off all the bark which of course killed the trees. I tried calling many times and always had to leave a voice message. No one ever returned a call. The last time they came during a pouring rain, making muddy ruts all over the yard I happened to be home and told them to stop and asked them to tell Robby Warren that we no longer needed their service. I called several times over the following months to ask for a final bill which we determined should be $65 (covering one service) and never heard from anyone until almost a year later when Warren called and threatened to report our account to a collection agency! They said we owed over $300! We asked for a detailed invoice record and after several weeks we received a jumbled mess of non-sensical figures so we asked for a more traditional presentation of invoices and after another couple of weeks received an entirely different billing presentation which was nothing more than a neatly typed list. No invoice copies or other evidence was presented. The revised bill concluded we owed $290! Even though our original verbal included lawn service to be performed one time during the winter months for the purpose of blowing leaves off the lawn, on the bill, there were several dates of service listed during the months of November, December, and January when absolutely nothing needs mowing in McDonough, Georgia! After considering the cost and inconvenience of litigation we reluctantly decided to pay that amount and be done with it. The experience with Robby Warren was the single worst experience we have ever had regarding any kind of service.
THE WORST NAIL SHOP IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA LOOK AT MY TOES THIS WAS A FLOWER IAM NOT SURE WHAT HAPPEN MAYBE THE NAIL TECH WAS DRINKING I RATE THIS PLACE A --0LOOK AT THE CUT UNDER THE FINGER THIS IS STILL SWOLLEN
This place sucks! We waited 55 minutes for a table while many tables were vacant. They then tried to seat 5 large people in a tiny corner table for 4. We had to ask for the manager and they finally gave us a larger table. Waited over 1 hour at the table for our food. The sad part was they were not that busy. This is the worst managed restaurant I have ever been to!
Do NOT waste your time or money at this clip joint. I tried them out 2 weeks ago - paid extra for gel nails - and I got regular acrylic fill in. Within 1 week the acrylic began to "pop" off. I called and explained to the owner - she said to come in and she would fix the problem - then when she was finished she charged me again for a fill in ! ! After I told her what I thought of the lousy job she did PLUS she blamed me! I had no choice but to pay her again. Well, today, after 6 days the acrylic is popping off again. I called her again and she repeated the claim that it popped off because the acrylic was "old". I told her that she had removed all the "old" acrylic and replaced with new. She said she did not replace (liar) anything - and this was my fault. Then she hung the phone up on me.I repeat - DO NOT GO TO THIS NAIL SALON. THEY TAKE YOUR MONEY AND DON'T STAND BEHIND THEIR WORK ! ! The only reason I gave this place 1 star is because you have to give your post at least one star.If you want an excellent and complete nail salon - go to QC Nails, in the Ingles shopping center on Bill Gardner Pkwy., Locust Grove (678) 583-0888. EXCELLENT SERVICE and very friendly staff. I never should have gone somewhere else to begin with.Jodeco Nail & Tan prices are cheap - but remember - you get exactly what you pay for !!
I always happy with my pedicure. The salon need more employees so the wait isn't long. They are very friendly.
The worst experience I've ever had. I went in for sns mani. I had to sit there and take my own color off while the lady working on me walked around and piddled with her things. Manicure was fine. She answered her cell phone a few times during. Then she got another client and started on her and squirted some lotion in my hand then walked to the register while I rubbed my own lotion in. Then she asked me if I was leaving a tip.....I'll never go there again.
As Mcdonough resident, I frequent this business. The food is always good and witt presentation. The customer service is good also. A lot of locals. Can get very crowded on the weekends.
Very clean and beautiful salon. Services are excellent. I love this place, and I'll definitely come back.
Nail Tech Salon is under new management. Sanitization is our first priority. Our services have been changed, and we have added more service options so that customers can select the one that they like.
I had my pedi & mani done at this nail shop last week, and I really love the services here. All the technicians are very professional, friendly, and nice. The salon is very beautiful, clean, and neat. I'll definitely come back.
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.