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I was very pleased with the service I received from Brian when I called about my A/C unit, long before I purchased the new unit. Whenever there was a problem he would come out and check my unit and tell me exactly what the problem was. Finally my unit stopped working. Brian was there to check the unit, and to tell me what was wrong. We applied for credit, was approved, Brian took over from there. Saturday November the 4th, a crew was at my house to install a new unit. They were kind and polite, put there booties on every time they came inside the house. They cleaned up very well after they finished the job. Brian is an excellent technician, I wish him well in life. I will recommend Jon Wayne to others. My house is cool and comfortable now thanks to your company. Thanks,Barbara Jones
Top notch company! We won't use anyone else. They have the greatest employees that are extremely polite and easy to work with! Wayne Woods is the best! Thank You!
Poor customer service. First off 1st aid plumbing made a scheduling error. When we told them Fridays work best. They called on Thursday said they were coming out will be there at 10. I was heading to a doc appt and husband had was heading to work at 10. We wpuld have not made it for that day. Called and spoke with Christipher Tobar owner/sup. reschedule the soonest which was Wednesday Nov. 8th between 9:30 and 10:30. Nov 8th came no call between the time. I can a hour later went to vm and again left vm 2nd time. Call at little later from my father phone Chris answered said they will give me a call 30mins before coming. Wait and waited went to my doc appt @ 2pm. Still no call. Had hubby call no answer. I called before heading back home straight to vm. Got home called still no answer went to vm. Called from my mother's phone @ 3:30. Chris answered told him who I. He informed me it was going to be another hour. I told him ok I was just seeing if someone was still coming out today. He stated yes sounding frustrated with me and if I still wanted someone to come out today. I told him yes he said ok it will be another hour. I said Ok was just makong sure of someone was coming today. He if I wanted to reschedule. I said noO was just making sure someone was coming out today. He was frustrated and told me you know what there no availability today, call your insurance and tell them you need someone else to come out. Was shock on how poorly Christopher Tobar handle himself unprofessionally. I just want to make sure that someone was coming out today Nov. 8th,2017 because I am schedule to go into labor tomorrow Nov. 9th, 2017 with my first child. Wanted this leaking pipe to be fix before we welcome a newborn home due to have to turn on/off from the main source. Once again poor customer service a courtesy call would have been nice saying they are running behind schedule.
Mark was great and extremely knowledgeable. I had one of my blowers go out after 11 years and Mark quoted me such a great price that I went ahead and bought two new ones. He knows his craft and was extremely personable. I signed him for a service contract and look forward to having him take care of my AC/Heating needs for years to come!!!!
Chris Buck was immediately like able and we felt completely at ease with him. Very informative without being pushy. Exemplified everything the TV commercials said we could expect. Thank you Chris for your professionalism and your courtesy.
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.
I discovered a water leak at my house after normal business hours. Roto Rooter's water restoration division had a representative at my house within 45 minutes of me calling them, and then had a crew start the water damage mitigation process within 1.5 hrs after my initial phone call. The entire process took 6 days, and I was very impressed with the level of professionalism and promptness exhibited by their technicians.
They did a really great job. Impressed with the installers. Save me money on my rebate. I would recommend Ike's AC to anyone. Very honest.
Amazing workers fast and cheap and do great work. They are willing to drop anything to take care of your restraunt and your needs love these guys
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.
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.