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Great work, great price every time in anytime you call DC Carpet Care you will get a thorough cleaning the first time every time.
I was very disappointed in the grooming of my pet, all he had was a puppy cut and his paws were not even done correctly some areas are short and some still long. I know he is a puppy and very jumpy but I would of thought someone could of helped for a minute to trim his facial area which he was deeply in need of. Maybe because I had a free coupon from a book that I purchased and that played a part in the cut.
Had a small job I needed done, figured I'd try a local company. Impressed by the ability of a small crew to get the job done. Would definitely recommend.
Horrible experience. Stated after the job was done that they couldn't accept credit cards. (Even though they advertise they do)After the carpet dried it was still dirty. They had the nerve to charge extra $25.00 for "deep clean" what a rip off. Called the company but they refused to come back and correct the poor job they did. Yet they owner advertised a satisfaction guaranteed if you use them. Once they forced me to go to the bank and withdrawal the cash they were done with me. They knew I would have no recourse. I felt like I was being extorted. So unprofessional that I wouldn't recommend to my worse enemy. Go with Stanley Steemer.
First Choice Restoration did a great job after a pipe busted and severely damaged two floors in my home. Greg and Mike where very professional and on time. After they removed the drywall and carpet, they thoroughly dried my house. The project ran smoothly from start to finish. Thank you First Choice Restoration for the meticulous job you did in my home.
I adopted the most wonderful companion dog there and the manager and the staff was very helpful and very caring making sure the caller was correct size letting me walk the dog to go through The store they really care and all the staff should be is informed as the manager however if they don't know something they find the person who does they are very helpful I've shopped there for years when I had a bunny rabbit and always found it very good service I looked in many shelters and was very surprised to find this beautiful rescue dog at pets plus and I'm very happy with her I would recommend this store to look at pets for adoption
Experience in fish/aquatic and small animal department: The first time I went to buy 3 Indian Glass Fish and a few ghost shrimp. This teenager who helped me with my fish was talking the whole time how he hated fish and don't even consider them animals but things! I asked if he felt bad about the tiny enclosure of the betta fish and the fact that a few betta fish that were dying. He full on said no and that he could care less if any of them were alive! While helping me get my ghost shrimp, he tossed a few on the floor. I rushed to pick them up and throw them back in the tank and he tried to stop me and tell me that it doesn't matter and that they're "very cheap" and back to how he hated fish and sea creatures. Why do you have this guy working in your fish department!!!! Side note, the guy didn't know the difference between Siamese Algae Eater and the Chinese Algae Eater which is a HUGE difference! A Chinese Algae Eater can get up to 11 INCHES and can get extremely territorial and can start killing off other fish. A Siamese Algae Eater only gets up to 4-5 inches and are extremely peaceful. Trip number 2 I went back to get 3 more glass fish and some ghost fish (realized my tank was big enough to suit a few more. (also always try to get a school of 6+ Indian Glass Fish, they do very well in "schools" and start getting a little territorial in pairs). Another teenager helped me. With the Indian Glass Fish, he took the biggest net he had and netted all the Indian Glass Fish and the Hatchet Fish and then proceeded to USE HIS FINGERS TO PICK THE CERTAIN FISH OUT BY THEIR FINS. By their fins!! And when bagging the fish he just tossed them in. I watched in horror as all my fish and shrimp were tossed and swirled in the current. Side note from Trip 2 - My friend and I witnessed a gerbil claw out of the glass tank for minutes straight with his eyes closed. It was the saddest sight ever. And the poor ferrets were jumping the entire time trying to get out. Monster Pets is the only place around that carry Indian Glass Fish - and I wish they sold some un-dyed ones!!! Please work on bettering your selection of employees and hire some true animal lovers!!! Please stop overstocking the tanks, work on clearer water, and better employees! I will not shop here again.
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. The owner, Jeff, is always willing to help. They have everything at an affordable price if they do not javelin something he will order it and have within a week. I will go to no other place. World Wide Aquarium is the best family pet store around.
Miss Rebecca is the best dog trainer there is. She is positively superb. She has taken our little rescue dog from a clueless little waif to a dog who loves her and will happily and quickly learn any new "trick" Rebecca can think of.. I highly recommend Rebecca, the PetCo Dog Whisperer..
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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.