This place has no concern for providing great customer service at all. I usually like this store because its close to my house and their great variety of merchandise even though their prices are higher than the other beauty supply stores, but as of today, I will no longer be spending my money here. This place has sold merchandise to me that they knew were defective, refuse to let me exchange an item less than $10 that I had purchased only 1 day before and since I had no receipt they said, they couldn't help me, i just found out they have this senseless rule: no exchanges, no refunds, all sales final.....as if people can't change their minds, purchased the wrong item or just found it cheaper elsewhere. I am glad that I know now and just wanted to share, I am happy to take my business elsewhere!
5700 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA 23451
From Business: The Surf Club sits right on the sand of Virginia Beach, offering the best view of the Atlantic in the city. We pride ourselves on sourcing the freshest local seaf…
14. Oceans 2700
2700 Pacific AveVirginia Beach, VA 23451
From Business: Property Location Located in Virginia Beach, Oceans 2700 is connected to the convention center and minutes from Naval Aviation Monument Park and Neptune Statue. T…
Very happy they opened in Ghent. It's fun choosing what combination of protein, veggies, topping and sauce that you want. Ingredients seemed fresh. Nissa, the server, was very friendly and helpful and provided excellent customer service.
I just want say how thankful I am for their amazing service. My two male cats were in a spraying war and I could not get my carpet clean. Steve came over and assessed the problem, treated the areas and took his time cleaning my cream colored carpet. I am OCD and very critical and I have to say, my carpets look like NEW and smell fresh and clean! I truly haven't seen service and customer care like that since the 80's when people actually cared about their work and their customers. I will certainly be calling on them again. No wonder they have so many repeat customers. Ya'll are GOLD!
This place is awful and the employees are just as bad. Way too hot inside the room. No AC. Dirty floors. Hair on the toilet and bathtub. No TV signal. Room had an awful smell the entire time. Guy at the counter refused to do anything about it and refused to even let me check out before 11am. Horrible experience. No stars!!!
I travel to Norfolk frequently and always stay at this hotel when I'm in town. Staff is friendly and courteous and always make sure I'm accommodated. It's a great value in an inexpensive place to stay, and I will go back here whenever I'm in town. Room are always neat and clean. Definitely one of the best economy hotels in the Tidewater area.
We have stayed here before, and as usual the experience was wonderful . The rooms were clean and comfy . The price was good for our budget. The breakfast was very good. The staff was friendly and helpful. I would definately stay here again and again.
I had great experience staying at Ramada Limited,VA. They have professional and courteous staff and location is close to all the attraction and Virginia Beach.
Two employees helped my mother with a blu ray player and they answered all her questions
The place is ok if you are there for buy groceries, but when it comes to other stuff such as electronics and accessories, you are on your own. The sales people are no help at all, they don't know anything of what they are selling in the electronics department. When go there, just look at it for yourself and buy it and don't ask stupid questions. Also they don't offer lay away except when Santa is coming in his rusty sleigh. So if you are there to buy everyday and no technical items you are warmly welcome there. If you are there to buy something besides a over priced LED television go do your own research before buying.
this place had nothing short of great friendly service. The rooms are up to date.Room had a mini fridge and microwave desk and free wifi. It had temperpedic beds and the bedding was so comfortable. 15 minutes after settling in, the front desk called to make sure we were happy with the room. For the price, it was a great deal. It was one block from the Chrysler Hall and the mall. Theres a 711 a block up the street. Plenty of night life to walk to. The only negitive thing i can say is ceiling was patched from prior leaks, but thats pretty common in older buildings. the ac and heat worked perfectly. The Black Tuna resteraunt and bar had food and drink happy hour specials. The Bartender (Amber) was fast and friendly with the service and very helpful about the local area. Great stay.
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:
- Apply a cleaning solvent directly on the stain, if needed, and allow it to soak in for a few seconds.
- Use a damp cloth to blot the spot. Don't scrub or apply too much pressure, as this might only further embed the stain into the carpet or rug.
- Rinse the cloth and continue blotting until the stain is removed.
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.
Why You Should Hire a Carpet Cleaner Service
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 Carpets
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.
What to Ask a Professional Service
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.
Decide Which Method to Use
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.
Research Online or in Person
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.
Ask About Employees and Services Offered
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.
Getting a Quote
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.
Choosing a Carpet Cleaner
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.
Owning Your Own
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:
- Attachments: Some models include special attachments that work on upholstery, stairs, bare floors, or small spaces.
- Brushes: Some units may not use a brush to agitate the carpet, while others might use a stationary one or multiple actuating brushes.
- Hose length: Bigger machines can be hard to maneuver around a room. Having a detachable hose of considerable length can make it easier to clean open spaces as well as more cramped areas.
Make the right choice in carpet cleaners by considering all the options available to you and how they fit into your needs and budget.