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The technician, Brandon, whom cleaned our carpets and upholstery was/is exceptionally professional in appearance, conduct and service. We were extremely impressed with the quality of service provided and would recommend this team without hesitation.
The team at Chem dry did a great job on our rugs and carpet. Our home feels much healthier when they come clean for us. Thanks
Josh did a great job on my carpet and couch. He was very knowledgeable and helped me understand carpet care. I would recommend Chem dry to anyone. Thanks
Realized we needed a full set of tires prior to traveling out of town for vacation. It was obvious this company was VERY busy, but Mr. Dutton took care of our urgent need and we were able to leave the next day as scheduled. This was our first visit... we were very pleased with the fair prices and their professional and friendly service.
Waiting Room is clean...offer TV to watch, while you wait. Front Desk folks are knowledgeable and friendly.Prices are posted for the usual services, which helps. Large selection of tires for all budgets.
Our 2009 BMW broke down in the middle of I95 in Rocky Mount, NC on our moving trip from DC to Orlando. We thought were we in for a big headache: the nearest BMW dealership was 2hrs away, our car had a Maryland license plate, and our car was packed full of clothes. All are prime indicators for a dishonest mechanic to take advantage of. We would have paid anything to any mechanic to fix our car. The mechanic at this local (non-BMW) shop fixed our car for $50. The injectors had to be cleaned. We were well on our trip the next morning thanks to this honest shop.
Today, I was so rudely treated by Performance Tire & Auto in Rocky Mount @ 1323 S Church St, and it makes no sense. I think that the manager/owner is one of the nastiest and rudest people that I have ever encountered. I asked him to do a job for me because someone had stripped one of the lug nuts on my car, and he actually laughed and said that he wasn't interested in the job because I didn’t come to him 1st. I mean, he didn’t even come outside to take a look at it. He said that I have let them people, "backyard mechanics" mess up my car and then expect him to fix it. No, I actually just wanted to pay him to get A (1) stripped lug nut off my car. Then the manager said that the next time I needed some brakes done, come see him first and I had news for him..... Like HELL I will and NEITHER SHOULD ANYONE ELSE. I told him that today was my last time EVER stepping foot in that place of business!
DON'T waste your time! This place will try to find any loophole to avoid honoring their published coupons. Stick with someone you know and can trust, not MR TIRE
I was very surprised by my first visit to Performance Tire in Rocky Mount, NC. I have never been treated more rudely in my life. The owner used every word in the profanity list towards me, and I doubt it would have made a difference if he'd known he was talking to a pastor.Here's my story. I went there to purchase 4 tires for my customized 70s model pickup truck. Because of customization, there are certain procedures required to shut down my truck engine. After their employee hopped in my truck and drove it into the shop, I stepped one foot into the garage to inform them about these procedures. No sooner had I taken one step forward, then the owner began yelling and using profanity at me to get out of his garage. I explained that I needed to tell his employee how to turn off my truck. He continued to use profanity, told me they were professional and could figure it out (even though their behavior led me to believe otherwise), and that I should have told him these details while I was still in the office. Since I wasn't allowed to approach my truck or tell his employee how to properly start and shut down the vehicle, I requested that they back it out and give it back to me. After grinding the gears, his employee sped out with the truck and left it running. I had to catch it in neutral because they didn't use the emergency break, and hop in my truck to safely drive away. Using profanity, he said for me and my truck to please get off the property.And, regarding price...He was 50-100% higher than market value. I was going to pay the price anyway because I believe in shopping locally and supporting the little guy. Boy, did I make a mistake that day. Instead, I left there not making a purchase, and I never will.Sincerely,A Local Pastor
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.