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3920 Cypress Creek Pkwy Ste 319Houston, TX 77068
WHY would you have to have your employees pose as customers to put fake online reviews?Lynette Rushing is a $10 an hour telemarketer for them posting fake reviews online including Yelp, FAKE!! Additionally, although they claim to do back ground check on ALL their employees, Ms. Lynette Rushing…
14703 Timbergreen DrMagnolia, TX 77355
Just wanted to thank Jack Mchome for a job well done on my home. Harvey came to visit and left a mess. PuroClean rescued me and my home is well on its way to recovery. I highly recommend PuroClean.
7106 Dearborn StHouston, TX 77055
My carpet always comes out looking brand new! Pet stains and odors are not a problem! Not only are they the best in carpet cleaning, but also the nicest people. Very comfortable having them in my home.
Park RowHouston, TX 77084
From Business: Belstrong Professional Cleaning Services is available for residential cleanings, commercial cleanings, make ready services, post construction cleanings and more. Please give us a call to see if we can assist you with your cleaning needs. We offer one time, reoccurring or customized cleaning services with 100% satisfaction …
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Definitely 1st class Tile & Carpet cleaners. I’m not sure their secret, but other small business owners & commercial cleaners never did get the results that Joey & Kristi did for me. I am flat-out amazed at how clean my carpets are now. Loved the black lite to find where I needed extra enzyme therapy. Highly recommend and will use them again!!!
It's been a year or two that I've been using OCD now and I adore them! Firstly, you'll meet with Christina who'll assess the project. She takes careful notes of particulars (Ex: where I keep my sheets because I never remember to put them out like i'm supposed to) and puts notes on my account. That way anyone who works with me knows exactly how I like things done. Then from that point you have a lead who's assigned to your house that you'll see consistently week to week. While you'll have 1-2 other people working on your house each week under that lead.. Christina (owner) is easily accessible by text and I can quickly ask for modifications (Ex: there's no laundry to fold but I really need the cabinet faces wiped down. Or -- hey can ask -- can we add 30min?? I've been sick and there are extra dishes and the place is a wreck!) and she makes sure it gets done. I'll apologize from time to time because I can tell the house is an extra wreck. And they're always very compassionate and understanding. Because there's a team rather than one individual to rely on -- my house gets cleaned every week without fail. I can count on OCD to be there. I'm a full time traveling single mom -- with three ADHD nine year olds. With chronic health issues. I struggle to keep atop my chores. Every day after the kids are in bed, i'm absolutely exhausted and then I begin triage (throwing away paper plates, rounding up toys and putting them away, tossing dishes in the sink). Without OCD i'd be struggling to keep up. With OCD's help I know for a fact at least once a week the dishes are all done, laundry folded and put away, beds changed, floors cleaned, toilet and tubs scrubbed and everything is spotless. Hands down -- if money ever got even more tight ... I would cut cable before I canceled my OCD services. They're that critical to my ability to maintain my household and my sanity.
I am on and operate this business I promise you the best service and quality same-day services pet stain remover specialist
Great team work. On time arrivals and quick about the cleaning. Left my office looking like new, the smell of the cleaning solutions was great. Will use Geanies every week love the work.
Competitive service, very good company to do business with, experienced, reliabIe, they have a fair price I highly recommend them.
I had my Jeep repaired there and I was completely satisfied with the service, professionalism and quality of all the products I received!
My carpet has never looked better! I love this company and will continue to call them out and refer them! They are very nice reasonably priced and for the money it is amazing thank you arrow cleaning! You rock
They came out and cleaned my carpets in my home yesterday. Came to discover this morning, they broke the faucet in my bathroom where they ran their hose from. Called them this morning and they don't want to take responsibility for what they did or even pay to have it fixed. I am also reporting them to the BBB. WILL NEVER USE THEM AGAIN.
I hire this company to do a post construction clean on my 4500sqft house that I just finished installing new tile floors. I am not sure how this company does on normal weekly cleanings, but they do not know how to do a post construction clean. The front office workers were very nice and the cleaning ladies were nice as well, but I am not sure what I paid for at the end of the day even when they asked for more money and more time to clean the house in the middle of cleaning. They did come back out after I said I was not happy. Again, they just didn't try. I even saw one worker that really didn't do anything but socialist with the other two ladies. The front office wanted to send a different crew out the 3rd time I complained. When that crew showed up I asked them to re-clean a blind that got missed the last 2x they were there. They refused to clean it. I asked them to leave at that point. I had enough of this company wasting my time!
I have had Jeff and his crew cleaning my home for 6 months now. They are awesome and even when I stopped the service for a couple months they came back when I called.
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.