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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…
Thank you so much for all the hard work you guys proved to be very experienced techs whom were able to eliminate all of the stains my carpets had. They even cleaned one of my area rugs, picked it up and delivered it back to me with no extra cost. It took them about six business days to deliver it back to my and let me tell you it's as if this company traded in my old rug for a new one. It came back to me wrapped and looking brand new. I didn't even want to place it where I had it before I didn't want anyone stepping on it. thank you so much, you guys are great.
great work from such a professional carpet cleaning. they came to my home and did a steam cleaning process which in turn eliminated all of the stains.. love it.
Glad I called them first. I found them online with all their positive reassuring reviews I had to call them. Nice lady answered the phone was very helpful and gave me an estimate over the phone. I liked what I heard and wanted them to come out right away. They came out the next day ( On time) and made sure to let me know what needed to be done. Again liking what I heard I had them do the work! the carpets came out looking amazingly clean. they sure know what they are doing. thanks
I needed a carpet cleaning done ASAP!!! my parents were coming for a visit and they are type that inspect everything when they come to my home. so I needed everything perfect!!! (literally) I called a lot of companies but didn't like any of them,. I needed a company that I knew was going to be able to do the work. I called this company and the dispatcher knew exactly what she was talking about. had and answer for all my questions. thanks for the work... My parents didn't say anything about the carpet. but they did find out other things... Well at least they did a great job enough for my parents to not say anything.
In awe with the work this companies techs did for my carpet and my couches. Amazing job, a job well done. They really took care of each and every single stain and made my carpets look brand new. They have great prices, and their techs are super friendly and professional. They just know what they are doing when it comes to cleaning your carpets. :) happy customer
they sent out a very professional tech that knew what he came to do when he arrived to my home. he showed me what he was using and what it would do to my carpet. when he finished the carpet the outcome was immaculate.
Just overall impressive work. thank you so much for all the hard work. It was so much more than what I asked for. Company and tech are professional and very friendly my experience with them was better than what I expected it to be. they really did go above and beyond to eliminate all stains. I got a steam cleaning process which in turn eliminate all of the stains, they used all non-toxic products to do so. Thanks so much
Top of the line carpet cleaning.. You would not believe what this company was able to do for me.. They came to my home and cleaned the heck out of my carpet.. they made sure they cleaned every square inch of it.. not leaving one spot behind. or a trace that it was ever dirty.. thanks so much for all the hard work..
I had a very bad weekend last weekend. this is my story and how I became and forever will be a client of this company.....Woke up at my usual time On Saturday morning everything seemed fine, it looked like it would be a beautiful day. Until.... I put my first foot down on my carpet and it instantly absorbed water that was in my carpet, it felt like I had just put my foot in a bucket of water. It was that bad. I had all mixed of emotions, mad, sad, confused (as to where the heck it was coming from) I was in over my head and I knew it was going to be a loooooong day. I called maybe about twenty companies, either they were closed, fully booked, or just had really insane quotes over the phone just to come out.. I finally found Carpet Cleaning Services in Santa Monica and luckily they were open, they were available to send someone within an hour span and they quote they gave me sounded reasonable. So I had them come out right away.. When the tech(s) arrived I showed them where the incident happened, I was hoping for the best but definitely ready for the worst. After he inspected for at least 30 minutes checking how much water, if there was any mold and if the carpet could be salvaged.. Luckily all the answer to these questions were answered with a "YES" and then he gave me my price.... WOW, I thought I had won the jackpot with this company I mean I really thought I would be spending like well over a thousand dollars when he gave me the price of 475 and then told me I had a 10% off it came out to be 428 (awesome,right) anyway, I liked what I heard and he started extracting the water out . It took him about four hours to suck out all the water to clean my carpet to eliminate all of the stains as well. It is now Sunday afternoon finally after having them come out the day before and making sure to leave humidifiers to eliminate any water.. My carpets are dry and they look marvelous. Thank youCarpet Cleaning Services in Santa Monica
Very impressed with the work this company did for me, they really made sure they eliminated all of the stains. stains I never thought would have been able to be eliminated. Black stains, red, stains (yeah I had rain stains, due to painting my rooms) they were all gone!. The tech that arrived to my home (on time) he was really nice, he came equipped with all the tools and solutions to make my carpets look so much better than ever! They looked new, I did not want to step on my carpet. Ask anyone in my home, you are not allowed to wear shoes, shoes must be off before you even step into my home. I like how well this company cleaned my carpets.. they left such a great impression, I will be calling them again!
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.