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Do you really have to call in a professional service to treat that stain? Learn some DIY tips and tricks, and discover what to loo…
Do you really have to call in a professional service to treat that stain? Learn some DIY tips and tricks, and discover what to loo…
I will never go there again! Went yesterday to wash a couple loads.Took my min-pin with me on a leash.He was by my side the whole time.Went in the restroom,only been in there about 10 sec and there was a LOUD pounding on the door. I opened it and there was the cleaning lady telling me my dog pooped on the floor.She showed me and I said,"No he didn't,besides thats not poop"She said "Oh yes he did,its on camera" I bent down,stuck my finger in the brown stuff and smelled it. "Its chocolate. One of these kids spilled chocolate on the floor(there was about 4 children running around)I said,"here smell it" She wouldnt do it still insisting my dog pooped on the floor.Then the male manager came up to me"you gotta take your dog out of here" I argued with him and told him my dogs not going outside. As soon as my load was thru washing , I took the clothes out and went somewhere else. Their change machine was even out of order. Can you imagine a laundry with no change machine?They are very rude and stupid and stubborn and the place is hotter inside than outside-like being in a sauna. I do not recommend this place to anyone. I also feel they are discriminating because Iam not Hispanic. They are and it was all Hispanic customers in there, I was the only white american person. If rating was not required I wouldnt even give them 1 star.
Disappointing doesn't even begin to describe my experience. I bought my husband a Penguin suit (very expensive). When he brought it back the suit was really short (he messed up the length of the pants) and there were holes on it!!! The tailor was super rude when my husband approached him about it and threatened to call the cops.
Very impressed with Liberty Restoration. I had to call these guys when another company I was using flaked on me. My toilet overflowed and it was a mess. The first company didn't clean real good and my house stunk. Liberty Restoration worked with my insurance and did the job quick and good. Liberty not got my house dry - they fixed the damage caused by the first bunch of bozos I called. Bottom Line - do it right first time - CALL Liberty
I had a water line break - they came and cleaned up the mess. The guys told me what they were going to do along the way and when my husband had questions - they explained it all. GREAT WORK.
I had a flood in my home that started in the bathroom and went down into the family room. I called Liberty, and had a technician at my house within two hours. They checked everywhere for moisture, and then came up with a plan to get everything dry. The office staff were pleasant, and the technician was very knowledgeable. I will use Liberty in the future for any floods I have!!
The only place I'll ever go! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, my clothes and household items always come back on time and looking great!
Very professional and put the customer first. Highly recommend them to anybody who has had the misfortune of running into a disaster!
WARNING: Took a vintage kimono in to be dry cleaned, had to go back 4 times because they bled the colors and then TORE OFF A SLEEVE (!!!) "in the machine." The woman at the counter blamed me, saying that it was "too big" for the machine (still not sure what this machine is), and stated that I had asked them to clean it...um, yes, I did. That's why I brought it to you. If you think you might damage it or it is "too big" for your machines, I expect you to NOT take my money and to advise me to go elsewhere. She also tried to minimize the bleeding by saying it wasn't that bad, and then told me it cost $60 to repair the sleeve, so they would not compensate me for the ruined kimono. I told her that repairing damage they caused was not a benefit to me, but was refused compensation or an apology. This place is dishonest and harmful, please give your business to a local cleaner with integrity.
I would highly recommend Phil’s Fine Flooring to anyone that is looking to get any kind of flooring or window treatments. Phil’s did a great job installing carpet in my basement & on the stairs. I loved the selection of carpet I had to choose from. We decided to go with two different types of carpet: 1 for the bedrooms & one for the stairs & hallway. I have a lot of traffic on the stairs & hallway, so I selected a commercial grade carpet there and then went with a beautiful plush carpet for the bedrooms. He had all types of carpet & I was able to have the carpet match perfectly. In addition the pricing was very reasonable. His team was professional, worked quickly & did a beautiful job. They were respectful of my dogs & didn’t let them out as they brought old carpet out & new carpet in. They were also respectful of my time. In addition to carpet they installed new vertical blinds & did a great job there as well.
Highly recommend Servpro of NE Salt Lake City/Park City to anyone unfortunate enough to deal with a fire. They went above and beyond the call of duty to repair my home and they left things look looking great!
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.