I looked long and hard looking for a carpet cleaner, before I picked one. I picked Ace because I watched there demo of the Rotovac 360 cleaning machine, and it looked like a much better system then the standard cleaning wand that most companies use. I also watched there video on the bait and switch tactics that many companies use. I was still waiting for the man to come in and say, oh we can't do this for that price. Anthony came in and looked at the carpet and asked if there were any spots we felt needed special attention and I showed him a couple of spots. He said no problem, then asked what our quote was. I told him, (and thought here it comes), and he said that sounds right. He went out, and brought his equipment in, spot treated where necessary. and started cleaning. I was immediately impressed with both the machine and Anthony. The machine did a fantastic job, and so did Anthony. Between the two of them the carpet came out great. You could watch the carpet going back to it's original color. Anthony did not rush any part of the process, and it showed. I highly recommend Ace carpet clearners.
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Ace Carpet Cleaning is fantastic. We contacted them for carpet cleaning only for our home and we also added tile/grout cleaning and sealing. WOW! They brought the carpet back to life, removed carpet stains that we thought were permanent and the tile and grout came out better than our best expectations. Not only would we recommend them, but we will use them again to keep our carpets in tip-top shape. Great work! Very friendly! Completely trustworthy! Kudos!
Hands down best Carpet cleaner in Tucson. My dog peed everywhere in my living room and bedrooms while I was potty training her. I thought that the smell would never go away! When they came and did a full pet urine treatment not only did the carpet look amazing but it smelled like my dog had never peed in the house, he is the only carpet cleaner I will be using from now on.
i am a real estate broker here in the Tucson area and sunbright chem dry does a fantastic job and have very fair prices. i have been doing business with Zac at sunbright for a long time and he knows a lot about customer service and cleaning carpets...it is nice to know there are honest and hard working folks still out there..tim oakes broker / owner del lago realty
ServiceMaster by Nielsen does an excellent job! As a Realtor in Tucson, it is extremely important that I trust the people that I recommend to my clients. ServiceMaster by Nielsen does a great job, is there on time, and is very reasonable in price. My clients are always happy with his service and that makes me happy. Thanks ServiceMaster by Nielsen!
We've been using Service Master By Nielsen for years and think they are the best!!! We have a busy house with lots of kids and pets going in and out. Tom takes the time to listen to our requests, uses environmental friendly products, and then does a great job. We've recommend his service to all of our friends.
Kevin's Carpet Care is the BEST carpet cleaner in town hands down! I have an active family with pets. I had contemplated getting rid of the carpet in my house for new carpet but after they cleaned it the carpets looked brand new again. Kevin was very nice and obviously knew his field very well.
My niece threw up on my carpet, bed mattress, and pillow. It was bad. The Carpet Police cleaned it all. The staining came out and there was no left over smell. Thank goodness! Because of the Carpet Police my sanity returned and I could comfortably sleep on my clean mattress :)
Kevins Carpet Care has been cleaning my carpet and furniture for past 7 years. They do excellent work and are very professional and friendly. I highly recommend them for any of your carpet and upholstery needs.
Carpet Police did an excellent job on carpets and tile cleaning throughout our home. We were so pleased with their services and would highly recommend them.
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.