DO NOT USE THESE PEOPLE!! They are frauds. They claim to be experts in water remediation but know nothing, then will try to sue you ridiculous amounts of money WITHOUT A CONTRACT!!!
Because there are so many Dalworth franchises or offices I don't even know if I am complaining about th correct one. Just don't use any of them, prices quoted are not near the prices charged, the person came to my home didn't even have a measuring tool to measure area to be cleaned. Can't imagi…
Extremely satisfied! I had new VCT flooring laid in a 16' x 8' foyer area and needed to be seal and waxed. they applied 5 coats and it turned out FANTASTIC! I would definitely recommend the services of JR1 Commercial Cleaning Service.
1411 E Campbell RdRichardson, TX 75081
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Po Box 940973Plano, TX 75094
From Business: At A&L Handyman Services, we take great pride in our years of experience and quality services that we provide to meet our customer?s needs. It is our goal to always provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to finish of a project. Give us a call for a free quote on your next project. for m…
went there after stopping at the burger place for lunch and was surprised by the great service, the owner was the one helping us while we looked at the 8x10 rug stack & was very knowledgeable and gave us an amazing price. highly recommend going there and spending money the right way, we will def…
3415 Custer RdPlano, TX 75023
From Business: Nothing says "clean" quite like fresh carpets, spotless upholstery, and gleaming floors from ServiceMaster Clean. We work to your specifications and guarantee the job is done right or we do it over. At home or at work, fabric furnishings are often heavily used and thus show soil and dirt quickly. The ServiceMaster Clean pr…
27. Walo Maids
Plano, TX 75093
From Business: At Walo Maids, our goal is to offer our customers top-notch service performed by a reliable, trained and experienced staff at highly-competitive rates. We believe that every single service we provide to our clients must be of the highest quality, done on time and done right. We offer Residential Services such as House and …
We have been using Kiwi for Carpet Cleaning for several years. They do a fantastic job and I like the warranty for a year's cleaning. I also like the fact that the carpet is dry very quickly after they clean. We have always had very nice technicians to come to our house. We will continue to…
Amazing services, we call all pro out in the middle of the night because our hot water tank burst!!! Leaving gallons of water every were. We place our call at 12:30 am and these gentlemen was at our home by 1:15 am they were very professional and explain what will need to be done to prevent. My home is dry now and back restored. We will always call all pro services steam carpet tile & duct cleaning 24 flood services if we ever need any of there services.we will recommend the to all of our family and friends. Thanks all pro
I am extremely happy with the job All Pro Service did on my carpet. I had several pet stains and they got them all out. I would recommend hands down.
YES I CALL THEM TO COME AND MY CARPET I HAD DOG SMELL IN MY CARPET AND WHEN HE FINISH WITH MY CARPET IT SMELL FRESH AND CLEAN AND LOOK LIKE NEW AGAIN I WILL BE USE HIS SERVICE AGAIN
I called these guys last minute and they were able to come out the same day! I called a few other companies and they could not provide the services in such short notice. I have 3 children and two dogs so my floors were moderate in filth because because is been a couple of years since they were clean They did an amazing job on my carpet as well as my tile and grout! The floors look brand new, so I would highly recommend these gentlemen to my friends and family and anyone needing carpet\\tile air duct cleaning services.www.steamcleandfw.comKanesha Pickens Dallas tx
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.