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Some of the next steps to take after flooding damages your home.
Some of the next steps to take after flooding damages your home.
Great company to work with. Thank you for doing a great job. I will use again.
Used All American for the first time today at a rental property. Why did a fantastic job not only on the cleaning but removing the dog odor that was invited into the carpet. We will definitely use them again!Jerry Ricks- Midtown Maintenance & Repairs LLC
Look else where for pool services. We bought a home with our first pool and Aqua Pool Services was the company that had been in place to take care of the pool. Being new to owning a pool I was nervous about taking care of my pool on my own however there were some things I noticed that did not seem quite right. First of all was the hard water ring around the pool. I ask a friend who owns a pool service was this some thing that was normal or unavoidable, he said; "no, hasn't your pool service stayed on top of that?" Obviously not. He came by my home to find also that my pool had not bee back washed in what seemed to be a very, Very long time. He told be that the stress that placed on my filter could cause it to burn up. I fired Aqua pool company and would not recommend anyone use them. I've also learned who simple these task are to care for and I am shocked that someone who would charge you $300 a month to be at your home for 10-15 a visit couldn't accomplish them. STAY FAR AWAY!
Top notch painters! Attention to detail! Not a blow and go company. If you want your house done right call this guy!!!!
If anyone has water damage or needs a cleanup/restoration company DO NOT USE Servpro of South Tulsa!!!!! We had our laundry room flood on Monday, December 21st and they came out and dried everything up and then just left it. It's been over a month and the carpet padding is gone, carpet isn't tacked down so it's fraying and stepping on the tacks is painful, baseboards are off and broken, and drywall has been removed and pipes exposed. They won't return phone calls or call us back after saying they will. All I've heard is excuses about being busy and paperwork falling through the cracks. So, if you need someone DO NOT USE THEM!!!
We use ITCO Sales for our forklift tires.They come to our shop and fix tires here.Quick response, good work, and low price.They put new solid tires on one forklift and foam filled the tires on another forklift. Both are great.
I like my fibrex windows. They look good and I don't hear as much outside noise now. I also don't feel the outside heat radiating through like before. The installer was professional and I was confident he knew how to do perfect. I took a star off for the Anderson operator not knowing her products. I had first wanted the anderson hurricane type glass because it is somewhat burglar resistant. I think anderson calls them coastal windows. When I fist called the nuber on the home mailer ad I spoke with a person who took my info for an appt for a local to come give an estimate. The lady didn't know what I was talking about. I don't know why hurricane products aren't sold in oklahoma. It's not like we don't have strong winds. I just wanted the extra strength to resist impact strikes from attempted breakins.
My Carpet is very happy. I'm having a baby shower for my daughter. I just had the carpets cleaned today. They look like brand new.
I recently found out that I had water damage in my home. I looked around, got different estimates and Servpro was the best fit for my budget and problem. They came and fixed everything in a timely manner. Everybody from the crew was professional and polite.
Pulled a no show on the 4th day and refused to answer the phone or return messages.I will have to finish the job myself.
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.