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Four tips for keeping yourself and your vehicle safe while you wait.
When a car is damaged by an accident or weather, what can be repaired and what must be replaced? Or is it time to buy a new car?
No matter whether an accident involved a freshly licensed teen or an experienced driver, knowing what to do (or not do) is essential to bouncing back.
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On 1-8-18 we had a water pipe in the attic of our condo to freeze and burst due the winter cold spell. We live in North Carolina, approximately 5 hrs away. We’ve owned our condo for 30 years and never been a problem of this nature before. This was a busy time for the Myrtle Beach water restoration businesses. Our insurance company referred several restoration businesses , Duraclean was also recommended by a resident in the area. When we arrived that evening,we were in total shock,condo was completely ruined, sheet rock off wall and ceilings,water standing on floor,all furniture ruined,we were totally devastated. 1-9-18 Duraclean met us at condo,Mr. Bill Thaggard and Mr. Kieth Kropp met us at condo,They assured us that condo could be cleaned out,dried out,and restored. Their humility,care,friendliness,and consideration they showed to us gave us a peace and comfort knowing that they were respecting our feelings and bewilderment. Needless to say how happy and pleased we are of the results.Every employee was respectful,helpful,and tried their best to appease us every way they could. Condo looks like new,kitchen cabinets,bathroom fixtures,new sheet rock on walls and ceilings,new appliances,and carpet. All done in a professional manner and workmanship to be appreciated. We cannot express our appreciation and heart felt thanks to Kieth and his company,Duraclean. I would highly recommend them for any cleaning or restoration project. Thanks Again, Harold and Brenda Fearrington
Someone came out and gave a price. I took the time to walk around and show him what pieces of furniture I would move and which he woul have to have the technicians move. Fine, he said. He gave an all-inclusive price. Come cleaning day, after I had spent the better part of a day and a half moving things, the technicians wanted to charge more for the furniture or just clean around things(!). I spoke to the owner, who wanted more money rather than honoring the quote his staff member gave me. I do not play games. I don't appreciate this kind of treatment from a business. I have two neighbors who were waiting to hear about my experience. They are going elsewhere. A business that wants to keep a good reputation will honor their quote, even if they made a mistake.
We came to Myrtle beach for vacation and our car started shaking really bad on the way here. We got here late Saturday night and tried to call mechanics first thing Sunday. We were afraid we would get stuck here, so we needed to get the work done fast. AAA ace was one of the only ones open on Sunday, so we called him. We are so glad we did! He was booked up Sunday, but came to us on Monday. He diagnosed the problem and fixed it all within about 2 hours. He was very honest and fair with the price. We knew being tourists that a mechanic could rip us off because we had to have it fixed fast. He didn’t take advantage of us and he was a great mechanic! We highly recommend calling him.
Not a single second was I confident with these people. Specifically Ray Ray, a family friend of many people we know. This man is a horrible business owner, DIDNT EVEN CALL ME FOR QUESTIONS OR TO TELL ME MY CAR WAS READY. I'm not making a single thing up. DISGUSTED at this Man and his 'business'. AND he was very respected from family friends, even my Father and grandparents... Here is why:I took my car in, he charged 2200 for headgaskets, didnt complete the job (mind you his workers had beers in their hand as I walked up to get my keys) Even Ray Ray was offering other people a beer as he described to me what he had done to 'fix' my car. I have to take my car back 3 more times after this still having the same exact issue I came with... (he also had some teenage kid driving. They stopped at dunkin donuts and left receipts in my car as I was waiting for 10 minutes when he said he was already there. ) The 4th time i take it to Ray Ray he finally does the work he was supposed to the FIRST time and I tell him I am still having the same exact issue and this is an exact quote of what he said to me. "I knew you were going to say this. You know what man, i don't want your money." I only said "OK" and left. This guy did the same thing to my Mother and the fact that my Father trusted him and all of our friends and family take their company vehicles to this man, and he still treated my family like this.. It disgust me. I believe he sabotaged my car as I am now having to fix the timing chain only a few months after seeing him - previously NEVER having any issues... His own Nephew could not believe my experience with him.
Bryan did a great job on our carpets. He arrived early, went right to work and finished our house in about three hours. His work was excellent and our carpets are cleaner now than they have been in years. We highly recommend Beach Walk Cleaning Services
This is the best company by far to have your rugs cleaned. I will start using them all the time (3 toddlers, 1 dog and ferret). Bryan does an amazing job. I would recommend this company to everyone. I always think about tearing my rugs out but then I have them cleaned and they look brand new again. Thank you so much.
Beach Walk Cleaning Services did a fantastic job! They took the kids paint and marker stains out of the office carpet. Bryan is a super friendly guy. We will have him come again.
Paid $6493.47 for an engine with a one year warranty. The engine blew up in a couple of days, they have had my vehicle for 5 months now and are offering me $5352.50 to scrap my entire vehicle. We have paid out mileage to employees for using their own vehicle and have rented vehicles to cover the shortage of this van being out. They are basically asking me to give them over $1100 and drive my van off of a cliff. Honor your warranty or give me a full refund with mileage reimbursement and vehicle rental it's that simple. Spoke with the store manager Jerry, the district manager Mike and now their insurance company. Absolutely ridiculous. Take your broken engine out and just give me what I deserve, a full refund. After 2 months of it being at an NTB store they towed it to Ford, here is Fords statement: "The van was towed to our dealership on 10/13/2017. We were authorized to perform the initial diagnosis by tire kingdom. We had to replace the battery to start the diagnosis and perform a compression test. Found loss of internal compression, internal engine failure. Found cause was the upper radiator hose was not p[roperly installed, it was too long and kinked preventing coolant flow from the radiator to engine causing engine to overheat. Also has a hole in the valve cover, and needs intake manifold replaced. Estimate for repair is $8,800 plus sales tax. If no repairs are performed, the initial diagnosis fee, partial teardown, and new battery is $1058.64. in addition, there is a $30 per day storage fee starting on 10/15/2017."
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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.