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Helpful Reviews 
Shell
chico0678 rated

Great customer service from Sean on 7/16/18. He was very professional and courteous. The quality of gasoline sold here is good. We'll definitely return back to this location for future purchases. Kudos to Sean!

Kmart
chico0678 rated

After many bad trips to this store in hopes to enjoy purchasing items, we finally had a good experience. Customer associate Tia was fantastic! Her professionalism and helpfulness was above & beyond good. She gladly informed us on how to update our account information in order to accumulate our Kmart points. We have had numerous negative shopping experiences here where the staff are not helpful nor do they want to be asked for help by customers. The selection of products was low, but we did find what we needed. Tia deserves a significant elevation of her salary because of her genuine professionalism. Thanks for making our family finally feel like welcomed and appreciated customers... 😁

Quik Trip
chico0678 rated

The best place to get a lot of things to refresh your day. From cold beverages to hot beverages. The coffee is always fresh & hot. Quick Trip is much more than just a place to buy top tier gasoline. We eat here regularly because the food is good. The staff keep the QT standard by always keeping the drink & food stations clean. The sales clerks multi multi task to greet everyone and get them in and out quickly. Plus, the air for your tires is always FREE!

On Time Carpet Svc
Doug W. rated

Did a great job cleaning some rental apartment carpets with stains. It looked as though I was going to have to replace them, but Shawn did a fantastic job and they look great! He is a professional and he was on time! Highly recommend and will call him again.

Valero
chico0678 rated

A great location to run in, get what you need and get out fast. Every staff member here provide consistently great customer service. I come here multiple times a week and I always feel like a valued customer.😊 Not one time habe I had a negative experience. I recommend shopping here to everyone in the area. Thank you sales associates for making me feel like an appreciated customer! Keep up the great work! 👍👍

Kino School
tucsonteen rated

I am a former kino student who left the school at the winter break of the 2012-2013 school year. When I first came to kino several years ago it seemed like a safe haven, I had a lot of trouble at previous school and just needed a safe place, which at the time kino was. About a year after I started there seemed to be some changes going on with the school.The administrator for the school, Mary Jane, plays favorites, usually families who have more than one kid enrolled at full tuition and volunteer or give money to the school. I was one of the few students who fell perfectly into those categories and was favored. A good example of the favoritism is when a mother of three girls, all paid full tuition, went to the administrator and told her that if one of the boys who had been bullying her daughter was not expelled she would withdraw all of her girls. This boy had had many issues reported against him and this particular case of bullying had gone on alarmingly long, yet the first time anyone did anything about it was when the mom said she would withdraw her girls, the boy was expelled the same day.And that brings me to the topic of rule enforcement at kino. The rule are stated in the hand book, however they are enforced on a 'I feel like it ' basis. Some of the serious infractions are overlooked and sometimes rules are made up on the spot and prosecuted without waring. There is a very good example of both these failings. One day in homeroom a girl, we shall call her girl A, made a factual comment about anchor babies. Another girl, we shall call her girl B, took this as a racial slur, got up, and punched girl A in the jaw. The damage done to girl A was bad enough she had to be taken to the hospital, when she arrived it became evident that her jaw had been dislocated. The way the school handled this was absolutely repulsive, they took no action against girl B and had girl A suspended for a week for saying something raciest. Girl A's mother took this to the police and girl B was charged and found guilty of assault.The academics at kino have gotten very lax. They do not currently have anyone qualified to teach math or science at any level, in fact the best teacher they have only works part time teaching one class and I am unsure whether she will be returning for the 2013-2014 school year. Most of the teachers at kino are good people however one teacher is definitely not. Ryan is not a person you can take problems to, I was in his homeroom the year I left and when I went to him because I had some serious social problems he basically told me to get over it and was rather rude to my mother who was there because I was nervous about telling someone the difficulties I have everyday. When me and my sister left the school he wrote terrible things on our transcripts, on my sisters math transcript he wrote that she was obviously not a math person and did not take well to the subject, when in fact the opposite is true. My sister is a year ahead in math in her new school and is taking the AP course. In fact all of this can be taken back to his teaching, he was teaching us geometry however he kept us at a very basic level and explained things in a roundabout way. None of the students did well in this class and even id they had they would not be able to pass a rudimentary geometry class.Recently the kino crowd has gotten rough. There have been issues with the students putting graffiti and the walls and furniture, kids would toss the swings over the bars so no one could use them, swear words would fly even in the presence of little kids and teachers. Also many new students had some issues with sexual matters, girls would sit in guys laps, and many other issues occurred some of which were of a nature that involved the police.Do not send your child to kino. If I had one wish it would be that kino was the way it used to be and that I could be there now, but the kino I once loved no longer exists.

Agra Rug Cleaning and Repair
arizona9 rated

THIS GUY IS A COMPLETE SCAM,Seems professional and kind, just a show. NEVER answers your phone calls,NO communication with you. NEVER NEVER does what he says.Left my rug with him.. Didn't see it for almost a year and looked terrible,worse than when I left it. I DO NOT RECOMMEND KEVIN LAWSON or his Scam company

Carpet Police
Kathy H. rated

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.

Carpet Police
Gloria M. rated

Carpet police did great job. Alfonso was friendly, quick and efficient. I'd highly recommend them again!

Shell
Gisela K. rated

That guy tried to cheat my by refusing to hand out the change! At the end I got it from that woman claiming she is the manager. Both most unfriendly and rude.

Did You Know?

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.

DIY Cleaning

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.

Stain Basics

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:

  1. Apply a cleaning solvent directly on the stain, if needed, and allow it to soak in for a few seconds.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Solvents

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. 

Dry Cleaning

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. 

Renting

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.

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