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Can't give them any less. First when I reported vandalism to my home they told me to deal with it. Then they autorenewed my lease 90+ days before it ended without my permission. And lastly I have video evidence that I put my keys into the drop box and yet they are saying they don't have them and charging a "re-keyying" fee out of my deposit. I'll see them in court. Getting into bed woth councill was the worst decision of my time in Norfolk. AVOID AT ALL COSTS
Ronnie Boone Sr is a crooked, power hungry, and corrupt sad excuse for a man. He bribed local officials on a local, county, and state level. If you get on his bad side, he will utilize his contacts to make your life miserable. He claimed that a very good friend of mine stole his trailer, even though my buddy no truck. Boone also had no title for the trailer. He threatened to do everything in his power to make me lose my security clearance, which I need for work. Please feel free to contact me privately and I will gladly explain to you how horrible this man really is. Avoid him and anything associated with his name at all costs!!!!!!!!
Only lived here a month and already can't believe what I am experiencing. $775 for rent and $737 security deposit and there's still writing on the walls from the last tennats, floors were so sticky, sliding door to washers and dryers nook broke off first time I tried to open it , busted window AC unit, and half the stove top don't work. All this I could probably fix myself but it's principle...Put in maintance order over two weeks ago and nothing...Only worth it cause I'm getting out of the Navy in a yr...But if you have a choice DO NOT choose GMG!!
Gifford management group. Is a complete hot mess. They expect to have rent every month but. They can't send nobody out here on an emergency situation to fix the heat in the house. Yet alone iam pregnant. My mom is sickly and disabled. And its a child living here as well. Iam in the process of moving. (And they say. We can't. Move until the ending of Januar . ). Reall . No heat. Nonthing but they want rent. They are disgusting. Nasty. Horrible. And very. Unorofessional. To people. Who are in need. Thats really sad please do not rent from these people. Use anybody else.
The worst rental company in Norfolk. There are so many drug people living in their properties and they refuse to do anything about it, but cover it up. My mom got sick from inhaling the drugs from their tenants, her doctor wrote them a letter and asked them to investigate because my mother had a lung disease and the drug smells were aggravating it. Their solution to the smell was to put a small air freshener in the hallway. I reported everything to Remona Murmillo about what was going on and she ratted me out to the drug dealers and caused us to be harassed on a daily basis. When my mom was threatened by a tenant, I reported it to the resident manager & the police and Murmillo told her to ignore me, but when the drug addict that did it went to her and said my mother who is on oxygen threatened her, Murmillo sent us a 21-30 day notice for harassment. Yes, Remona will discriminate against you. They even allowed a woman to live in a two-bedroom with 6 other people, while they did drugs.
Very disrespectful management. Some of the people that work there are ok, but a lot of them never give you direct answers or make you look stupid. I was told I couldn't apply for a certain apartment that was to be available August first because "they have no intention of cleaning it a anytime after the first", and that I should apply for a different unit, and if I don't apply for that one that there's nothing they can do. The person who said this to me is Leslie. So watch out for her. She is extremely nasty and rude. Wouldn't recommend this establishment to anyone.
I NEVER HAD PROBLEMS WITH THIS COMPANY UNTIL REMONA MURMILLO WAS HIRED AS AN AGENT. MY PREVIOUS AGENT VICKIE WAS VERY GOOD BUT REMONA IS RUDE EVERYTIME I HAVE A QUESTION, HARD TO DEAL WITH, SHE MAKES MY VISITS AT GIFFORD VERY UNPLESANT! I FEEL DISCRIMATED AND DISRESPECTED EVERYTIME I DEAL WITH REMONA
One star because can't give 0 star.They have rude management. They are never ready to listen to your problems.And of course when it comes to give you back your security deposit they are going to eat your money for no reason and when you gonna ask for reason they gonna start ignoring you.Never deal with these people.
i do not plan on renting from them much longer
Do not rent from Gifford Management! It is all about the owner of the house and not the tenant. When I had issues with the house (bugs)--tenant's responsibility. The dryer broke- it is a luxury item (will not replace). The moving out requirements are ridiculous-- professional cleaning of carpet with a receipt, scrub the floors and etc. Have to move with three little children while husband is deployed and would not do month to month or short term lease (even thou was promised upon moving in that it was possible) even after asked to name a PRICE to stay in this terrible house. NO, either move out or sing a full year lease. I would never rent from Gifford again!!
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.