first time movers to san Antonio and needed mattress cleaned everything went smooth service technician Dom Klima even helped us take the mattress down and educated us in how to keep it clean will definitely repeat service.
Amazed at the results. Back in November, we had the carpet of our newly bought rental property cleaned by this company. When we bought the property, the carpet was filthy. There was also a huge red footprint on one of our carpeted steps, and they were able to get it out. Our carpet looked great …
I have been with your company since i bought my home and everytime i ask for my carpets cleaned, you are fast reliable and friendly. Everyone from customer service to the servicemen, really great service. Great work at a good price. Thanks guys. Keep up the good work
11501 Braesview Apt 2505San Antonio, TX 78213
From Business: We have a vast knowledge in the industry. Let us help you with all your residential and commercial cleaning projects. We have 20 years in the industry, and we strongly believe in giving our customers the most for their money. We have consistently focused on the needs of our customers, providing personalized attention, and …
9 Locations In San Antonio & KerrvilleSan Antonio, TX 78207
From Business: Cleaning Ideas Corp. was started when Joe Davis founded Davis Manufacturing Company in 1929. Joe's first product was a toilet bowl cleaner that he would go business to business taking orders on Monday, mixing the product on Tuesday and make deliveries on Wednesday. As his business increased his customers asked for more typ…
Phlip did a great job! I called, left a message and he called back promptly. He clarified our needs, pointing out that though we had cleaned up our dogs "accidents," the shampooing would bring the odor back. He recommended an enzyme solution to solve that problem. Even with that bit extra, t…
2955 S Interstate 35New Braunfels, TX 78130
From Business: Chem-Dry by the Millers carpet cleaning services are based on the three pillars we believe are a vital part to providing customers with the safe, long lasting, quality carpet cleaning they deserve.
San Antonio, TX 78210
From Business: Commercial and Residential services available Tile and grout cleaning, vent-hood cleaning,house/office cleaning,building maintenance,construction clean up,pressure washing,window cleaning,pre listing preparation,floor finish and sealers,carpet steem cleaning.
6840 pecan valley drSan Antonio, TX 78223
From Business: If you need professional steam cleaning Bamboo Steam Cleaning is here for you! We are a brand new, small family company that will exceed your expectations. We take pride in making your carpets look the best. We use state of the art technology in order to provide you with the best results. The steam reaches 220 degrees, whi…
5504 Bandera Rd Ste 302San Antonio, TX 78238
From Business: A Family Veteran Owned and Operated Business. Also certified as a Small Business Enterprise, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, and a Minority Business Enterprise through the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency and the State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business.
11921 Starcrest DrSan Antonio, TX 78247
From Business: ServiceMaster Restore provides disaster restoration services to business and homeowners for every occasion and emergency, including floods, fires, storms, and vandalism. We work to your specifications and guarantee the job is done right or we do it over. We’ve perfected the process for quickly identifying damage, determini…
I definitely would NOT recommend them, save yourself the time and the stress. I recently received my items after a disastrous fire that left smoke damage on all my furniture, dishes, bathroom items, etc and the customer service and professionalism was highly lacking. Yes, they held our stuff for a year and didn't charge but we paid $11,000 for them to have lost or thrown away items without telling us and got many items returned that were still BLACK with soot. Storage for a year would have been $3,000 and would have been cheaper. After wiping them down once with water I cleaned them. It's terrible to be charged for items they lost, never cleaned, and broke (they have broken my tables and smashed some of my photos and mirrors). It's been over a week now and I still haven't had some of my stuff returned and no one has followed up with me regarding them. The customer service is just pitiful and I was in shock to hear the owner David yell at my mother when she was just trying to locate our missing items. In addition, I received other customers' paperwork including healthcare documents and checks with personal information mixed in my things and they didn't care! I was thoroughly disappointed.
DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!!! I bought an Angie's List deal in March but did not need the work done until June. I put all of that in the comment area, but was never contacted by the company. When I initially purchased the deal, the reviews were A's. When I messaged the company 2 weeks before I needed the services performed, they never responded. When I called them a couple of days later, a guy answered hello, not the company name, and said he would have to call me back because he was with a customer. He never called back, so I called him the following day to set up an appointment for the deal I had bought on Angie's List. He said he could come out the following Thursday @ 11. The following Thursday @ 11:15, I called again when he had not arrived. He said that Angie's List had quit paying him and he hadn't been doing work through them for a while and that he would not be able to do the work after all. I asked him why he didn't mention this when we scheduled the appointment, and he responded that he didn't realize it was through Angie's List, even though I had told him it was. He refused to do the services and hung up on me. DO NOT USE THE COMPANY!!!!!!!
Chris did an amazing job! He was able to remove stains others had not been able to. He also was able to remove pet stains and smells from my loveseat! Throughout the cleaning process, I was informed about what was being done to my cushions, their treatment and return. I'm extremely pleased to have found them!!!
They were very attentive to all the spots that concerned us, and ensured we were satisfied with the level of cleanliness. I was very happy with the communication throughout the process. I was given a confirmation email on time and date, plus a call about 2 hours before our appointment. They were done early and so I was able to get them to the house sooner which was great. Definitely will used them again and will recommend them to others.
These people ARE fantastic! They re-dyed the passenger seat bottom on my Corvette and it is perfect! The did some paint chip touch up and all the parking lot dings are gone! The hooked me up with a man that did the compounding and waxing and it totally changed the appearance of the car.
These guys were not only on time but work very professionally, the house looked and smelled wonderful! I would recommend this company!
Jacob did an amazing job cleaning our sofa and love seat this morning.Thank you!!I had never used Steam Master Cleaning until today and I am so thankful that I did. I appreciate the fact that they call before getting to your home and when they get there the van and equiptment are in perfect condition and clean. Also, the emplyee is sharply dressed, professional and friendly.Another thing is that he didn't try to push me to buy all the "extras." He explained everything to me, I knew what I wanted and that is what I got. I will highly recommend Jacob and this company to everyone I know.
So pleased!Very good results when Discover Carpet Care cleaned the carpet in my apartment. I plan to have them clean it again soon.
We called in the middle of the night due to a water leak directly into our living room. Surprised to find out that there available 24/7 for emergency water leaks. Really like these guys and hired them twice already. Very happy with my results!!Jai and Jamal
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.