School is back in session folks! Now is a great time to have your Oriental And Area rugs cleaned while kids are back in school!
The he reason I say this is probably best, is because of the process used to clean Oriental Rugs and other fine fabrics. Not that it's harmful, it's just incredibly time intensive... It takes a long time! How long you say? Longer than they'll be at school! That's why our team offers a no charge pick up and delivery plan to clean all of your finer fabrics. So how long does it take?
To do a Thorough job of making sure your textiles are as clean as possible, it on average takes about 9-14 days, depending on how big the rug is, and also how dirty it is. 9-14 days!!! That must cost a fortune!
To be honest, it is definitely more expensive than carpet cleaning, it doesn't cost as much as having Alan unskilled cleaner ruining your rugs from improper cleaning, too slow drying, using too aggressive chemicals, allowing the dyes to run, just to name a few things that can come up with rug cleanings.
Also, on the time frame, it's not 9 days solid of working on them, it's a few hours each day, and then allowing the rug to dry in between. You'd hate to get a rug back, or even have it cleaned and then have spots show up the day after we left, right? Well, we feel the same way, and that's why we take our time cleaning your oriental rugs. If you need a rug picked up in Buford, Gwinnett, Snellville, Lawrenceville, Grayson, Dacula or other nearby cities, give us a call today! 404-821-3947.
If you missed our summer 3 Room Special on Carpet Cleaning, now is the perfect time to call me! As the last Hoo-Rah before School starts up tomorrow, I will be extending this special for the next 2 weeks.
Whether it is getting your new puppies pee out of the carpet, or whether we're just tidying up the new house in Grayson for you, let me know and we'll have your carpets cleaner than ever!
By Beth Volpert Johansen
When his mom and dad decided to uproot from Colorado Springs and relocate to West Palm Beach, FL in the middle of his high school career, John Wendler just went with it.
The family had purchased a carpet cleaning franchise and looked forward to trading snow for sand. That was in 2004.
As luck would have it, the business wasn’t in as good a shape as had been indicated. The family struggled to repair or replace equipment as well as get out from under the effects of a former employee who had been less-than-up-front about her work. It looked grim until Hurricane Charley hit.
“That hurricane totally turned things around as we helped people recover from the disaster,” says John Wendler. “We had a month off from school and I worked with my dad and a couple of other guys sucking up plenty of water.” The business grew and John left for college. He stayed until his dad began to battle cancer; a battle he eventually lost. “I stepped out of college to help my mom,” says John. “We worked it together.”
Right: John Wendler with his son, Cole enjoying some time off.
Fast forward to a move to Gwinnett County, GA. John and his wife, Tara, now own a Steam Master franchise of their own. “I found the people here, this community, to be welcoming,” says John. “We belong to 12 Stone Church where I volunteer as a greeter-I guess I am good at talking to people.” John and Tara’s toddler son, Cole, seems at home and greets at least as many people as his dad.
Meeting new people has been key to expanding his business network. John is a member of The Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce and other networking groups. “It is very refreshing how people are here in Gwinnett,” says John. “It makes the biggest difference and we are happy to be here.”
When he arrives at a client’s house, his first order of business is to assure them that quality and ethics are paramount to his business. “I emphasize that if you are not 100% satisfied, I will reclean the house,” says John. “If the client is still not happy, I accept no payment-it’s as simple as that.”
John’s confidence in his work helps put people at ease and it is usually no time at all before they find some sort of common ground which generally leads to further referrals.
Additionally, all the Steam Master technicians are IICRC certified. The company uses the proper chemistry to clean carpets thoroughly which keeps them from resoiling quickly. John and his technicians offer services beyond carpet cleaning to include, upholstery, tile, wood floors and even dryer ducts. With a truck mounted steam cleaner, both water pressure and power vacuum are strong enough to leave carpets dry to the touch before they leave.
Faith, community and ethical work all play a part in John’s work and personal life. Following a dream for a better life involves research, but also a good deal of faith. “I want to do life together with people,” says John. “My business is a perfect way to combine all the best aspects of life.”
You can see the original posting article here at the Gwinnett Citizen
Here at Steam Master in Lawrenceville, I am all for giving folks helpful advice. For those folks not interested in making there carpets stay beautiful, for those who want to replace their carpets as often as possible, here are a few tips...
How To Make Sure You Will Have To Replace Your Carpets Soon
There Are Plenty of helpful videos and articles about how to pick a carpet cleaner, how to get spots out, and things to do to make your carpets last long, but I have never seen one for folks who want to really wear their carpets out fast.
1. Try To Clean Your Carpets Yourself: Trying to do it yourself is a great way to ensure your carpets will need replacing soon.
You can rent a machine or buy one, one can only wonder how many contaminants it will really get out? It probably only works one-tenth as good as my $20,000 state of the art system, (Here at Steam Master in Lawrenceville, I bought mine to help folks save their carpets). Plus, you will have to call in sick at work because you are sore from fighting with a carpet that is still wet long after you get better, you stand to loose money while not getting your carpets cleaned, and helping them to wear out faster!
2. Choosing a company solely by the price:
Companies price in so many ways, it is hard to compare. The truth is, when we invest wisely, we get what we pay for. Call the cheapest company you can find, and I'll wager you get a big sales pitch with a little bit of cleaning. It only makes sense that the cheapest company has to cut costs by using cheap cleaning agents, cheap cleaning equipment, and cheap personnel spending as little time as possible cleaning your carpet. Is that really going to get your carpets cleaned? Of course not.
So, if you are looking to get them replaced soon, only call guys to clean your carpets, based off of the price.
3. Just Don't Clean Your Carpets At All.
Each day I remove buckets upon buckets full of dirt and sand and soil out of the base of your neighbors’ carpets. It is in your carpets too! Take a look at the yarns, deep down, spread them apart so you can see all the way to the bottom. The stuff you are seeing is scratching and dulling your carpet. It is grinding your expensive yarns down into those worthless fibers that fill up your vacuum bag. Every moment you wait, your carpet wears out faster!
While you are down there, how do the traffic lanes feel? Oily residues from the street and air are drying to the carpet. Slightly sticky, they grab dirt and lock it on. Through a process called ‘oxidation’ soils bond with the carpet, causing color change, and becoming permanently attached. If you wait too long, you are throwing away the key to unlocking dirt and oil from traffic lanes. Clean before traffic-lanes show up! The longer you wait between cleaning the more soil becomes permanent.
If, you would rather have your carpets last as long as possible, then feel free to give me a call at 404-821-3947. If you call before January 2016, you can save $25 off of your carpet cleaning, and pay $30 for $50 worth of carpet protection!
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For the truly aggressive carpet demolitionists, some folks suggested straight up bleach... If your going to go that route, you could also just put five puppies in the room too!
Are you having guests over for the holidays? Whether you’re entertaining a few family members or the whole block, you’re going to want your house to look it’s best. You’ve heard of the 12 days of Christmas? Well here is the 12 Days Of Cleaning broken down into super easy tasks so by the time the holiday arrives you’re all ready….
#1 The First Day Of Cleaning - Bathroom Cabinets & Medicine Cabinet. You don’t want your mother-in-law to peek into your medicine cabinet and see what a mess it is! So take a few minutes to clean it up, wipe it down, and throw out expired products
#2. The Second Day Of Cleaning – Kitchen Cabinets & Pantry. Going through the kitchen cabinets and drawers with a damp sponge and straightening as you go will do wonders for your kitchen. Then tackle the pantry by straightening up and tossing expired food.
#3. The Third Day Of Cleaning – Refrigerator. Give the fridge and freezer a nice scrub down while tossing old food, this will make the fridge sparkle and create room for holiday goodies!
#4. The Fourth Day Of Cleaning – Carpet, Rugs, and Sofa. This is where I can come in and do a nice deep steam cleaning. Clear out all the dust, dander, and dust mites, and clean up all the spots and spills in time for the holidays and the New Year. And I can most likely get this all done in one easy appointment call or text me at 404-821-3947 now for details!
#5, 6 & 7. The Fifth, Sixth & Seventh Days Of Cleaning - Closets. This doesn’t have to take all day, spread this chore over a few days, and you’ll still have plenty of time in your day for other things. Tackle one closet at a time, don’t make it a big deal, just straighten up, make room for guests to put their coats and bags.
#8 & 9. The Eighth & Ninth Days Of Cleaning – The Home Office. Again, spread this job over a couple days so you don’t have a huge task to accomplish. Start with the desk one day, move onto files and shelves the next. Wipe down the dust and straighten it all up, it will look great and be ready for a new year.
#10. The Tenth Day Of Cleaning – Straighten up shoes. Shoe storage can be a real pain, especially with guests and extra shoes in the house. You can find affordable shoe storage options at stores that specialize in organization.
#11 & 12. The Eleventh & Twelfth Days Of Cleaning – Under the Beds and Bedding. Take a couple of days to clear out the clutter from under the beds, then get all the bedding clean and fresh for your overnight guests.
And be sure to get some help with your chores and regular cleaning duties, many hands make the load light, and you deserve the help!
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I know, It's December. Your shopping for Christmas Presents. You're still working on the menu. Your kids are cramming to finish off the semester on a good foot. Maybe you have relatives coming...? The last thing that is on your mind is getting your carpets cleaned. Maybe its the first thing because someone had a huge Thanksgiving spill that you haven't recovered from...?
What I am Trying to say is, the countdown has begun. Many of my clients have responded to my reminders about calling me early for pre-holiday carpet cleaning, but if you are one of those people who still needs to grab an appointment waiting much longer can be…
A Real Bummer.
It happens every year, like clockwork. At the eleventh hour I get a desperate phone call from a dear client who has let “clean the carpets before the holiday guests arrive ” slip to the bottom of their “to-do list.” Unfortunately, when they call I’m usually already booked solid. That’s when the begging and pleading begins. If only they would have called me sooner, by the time their holiday guests and parties arrived their carpet would have looked…
Brand Spanking New!
Instead of sparkling, healthy, clean carpets before the holidays, this client often finds themselves on my “cancellation list” with their fingers crossed.
Please don’t let that be you this year. Don’t worry, at this point, you can still have clean carpets before your guests and parties and festivities commence. You can still have your tired carpets transformed into fluffy, clean carpet. You can still have all your spots and spills removed. (The ones that have been bugging you since last Christmas.) Because…
It’s NOT Too Late Yet.
You Still have a little bit of time to call me and grab one of my pre-holiday cleaning spots! But you need to hurry, my schedule is filling up fast! Grab your phone and call or text me now at 404-821-3947 or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just say or write in the subject line "Pre-Holiday Cleaning! Please Hurry!"
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Last week, I had an estimate I was doing in Grayson. It was for a property manager that I had never worked with before, and the only questions he wanted answered were, could I stretch the carpet out, and what the price would be. When I got to the home, it was in pretty bad shape...
The Bad News...
As you can see from the pictures... It desperately needs to be restricted. Not just these halls and rooms, but the entire house. Every room, all 2,300 square feet of it! When carpets are properly installed, it is done with a machine called a power stretcher. When this machine is used, carpets are much less likely to have these wrinkles appear. And if they do, its usually only one or two areas after many years of satisfied use. The owner of this property ended up saving money on the install, but he already should just have his carpets replaced.
The Good News
You Don't have to make the same mistake as this property owner. The mistake many folks make is focusing on price. It's easy to think this is the most important thing. When you go to the grocery store, coupons and signs highlight the money they promise you'll save. Car dealers promise thousands and thousands of dollars off... When you are picking a service provider, its better to start with the question of what do I want? What goals are you trying to accomplish? If price is the most important thing to you, is it a job you can do yourself? Do you want some one who is able to get the job done with green supplies?
Some Questions To Ask Every Service Provider
Once You decide what you are looking for, and that a professional is going to be the best way to go, these are some questions that YOU need to ask every service provider before you commit to working with them;
1. Are you Licensed, Bonded and Insured: Even if you were a gambling man, I would not suggest hiring some one who was not licensed, bonded or insured. If something goes wrong on the project, you are liable if they aren't insured.
2. Do You Provide an Exact Estimate Before Starting The Work: I have family in Panama, and we occasionally go to visit them. It is somewhere between a third and first world country. They use the U.S. dollar, but they are not nearly as well off in general in Panama. Many locals will haggle, and if they know you are not from there, they will often charge twice as much for their services as they would one of their neighbors. Taxi's are one of those services'. My family had told us, always negotiate the price before you get in the cab. On our way back from the local mall, we forgot to negotiate the price before we left. Not only that, but my brother and I were both speaking english on the way back home as well. When we arrived, he charged us twice as much to get home, as it was to get to the mall. The moral of the story is, unless you want some nasty surprises, make sure that you agree upon terms of the price, and payment method before work begins, and have the contractor reach out to you if there were any unforeseen complications that could affect the price. This will save you loads of head aches.
3.Do You Offer A Guarantee: If you are going to hire some one, you want to know that they will stand by the word, as well as their work. A money back guarantee is the strongest and best, but if they offer no guarantee whatsoever, is there a reason why?
So, Do You Want A Good Job, or Do You Want A Cheap Job?
It's an important question to ask yourself before you begin any project. "If you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you," and sometimes, if you take on the cheap job, you can end up paying more to undo the damage you did!
Please don't get me wrong, I am not saying that price is not important. Or that you should find the guy who charges the most, and hire him assuming he will give you the best job. But I am saying, do a little research, do a little homework. Find out, what am I paying for? What services am I receiving? What is the Value I am Getting For The Price I am Paying? Because, at the end of the day, I think this is what people are really after. You want to get the most value for Your dollar.
By asking these questions, and thinking beyond the $$, you can find the value. You can meet people who care about the service they are providing to you.
P.S. I started this post off showing an example of a poorly installed carpet, if you need some one to install it right, Call Dean Stewart @ 404-484-1563. I will post some pictures later of some before and after pictures of some of his projects, but he can do a great job of helping you find the right carpet for your living or work space.
P.P.S. If your carpets don't need replacing, but just a need to be freshened up, then give me a call. I would love to help you keep your carpets looking beautiful, and fresh! 404-821-3947
MISCONCEPTION #1: You should wait as long as possible before cleaning your carpet.
No. dirt is an abrasive- like sandpaper. Every time you step on your carpet, you grind dirt into the carpet fires. this cuts your carpet, just as if you had used a knife. A dirty carpet will not last as long as a clean carpet. And while vacuuming helps- by itself, it's simply not enough. The longer you wait to have your carpet cleaned, the more damage you do to your carpet and the faster it wears out.
MISCONCEPTION #2: The only reason to clean carpets is to remove the dirt.
No. As you probably know, outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust - and hundreds of other chemicals. when you come into your home, you carry those pollens, bacteria and chemicals in your hair and on your skin, clothing and shoes. Not surprisingly, all those chemicals and toxins wind up in your carpet.
If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems - one major source of your problem could be the pollens, fungus, smoke and chemicals in your carpet.
MISCONCEPTION #3: One method of carpet cleaning is as good as another.
No. The dry cleaning methods - which are dry foam, dry chemicals and dry compounds - do not rinse your carpet in any way. Instead, they leave a dirty residue. You might say they clean your carpet only halfway. The most effective cleaning method is hot water extraction. Hot water extraction means a hot water cleaning solution, under high pressure, is forced into your carpet and then sucked out of your carpet. Shaw Industries, the world's largest carpet manufacturer, recommends hot water extraction as the primary method of cleaning carpets, along with an IICRC - approved firm.
Carpet cleaners use one of two types of hot water extraction. If they use a large unit that operates from a van or truck outside your facility, it's called truck-mounted extraction. If they use a small unit that can be brought inside, it's called portable extraction. Shaw's first choice is the truck-mounted unit - and it recommends the small, prattle unit only in areas where the truck-mounted unit won't reach.
The truck-mounted extraction cleans much better because it heats the water to a higher temperature - which breaks up the dirt, bacteria, chemicals and pollens in the carpet. Then the machine uses high suction to draw the dirt and chemicals out of your carpet. This is the method my company uses.
MISCONCEPTION #4: Having the right equipment is all a company needs to clean your carpets properly
Not true. Many companies own hot-water cleaners but very few companies teach their employees how to use them properly. This is why it's important that you choose your carpet cleaner carefully. The best cleaning companies are those that have been certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, known as the IICRC. Before you choose a carpet cleaner, ask to see written proof of the company's IICRC certification and also the certification of the technician who is going to do the job! If they don't have them, don't use them!
MISCONCEPTION #5: The company that offers the lowest price is the company you should hire.
No. I've seen so many problems arise from lowest-bid companies that I suggest you NEVER hire the company that quotes the cheapest price. The two most common problems are:
(1) The price may not be for the services you want performed. In order to provide you with such a cheap price, they may be using lower quality chemicals, untrained employees, or in some cases may not even be licensed and insured. You may be getting the price you were hoping for, but you may be left with dirty, unhealthy carpets that have not been adequately and professionally cleaned.
(2) The price you see advertised may not be the price you pay. Many homeowners have learned that the low price they saw advertised only lasted until the carpet cleaner got into their home. Then they were pressured into paying a lot more for a variety of add ons. (Some carpet cleaners even break the law by using illegal bait-and-switch tactics.)
MISCONCEPTION #6: Any honest carpet cleaning company should be able to give you an exact price quote over the telephone.
I wish this were true, but it isn't.
Honest, reputable carpet cleaning companies almost never price carpet cleaning by the room. Instead, carpet cleaning is usually priced by the square foot. So if you'd like me to tell you the exact cost of cleaning your carpet, I need to know the exact number of square feet that you want cleaned. To get an accurate measurement, I use a measuring wheel to calculate the exact size of the carpet area.
To give you an idea of how we estimate the cost of cleaning, here are three things we consider:
First, the type of carpet. Certain types of carpet are harder to clean than other types. Wool and berber are some good examples of more difficult carpets to clean.
Secondly, the amount of soiling. Carpet that hasn't been cleaned for ten years will take longer to clean than carpet that we cleaned within the last six months.
Third, the amount of furniture we have to move. If you move your furniture, you'll save money.
I appreciate you taking the time to read "6 COSTLY MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CARPET CLEANING"
If I can answer any questions for you, please, feel free to call me at 770-904-9041 OR 404-821-3947. If you would like to get the complete "Consumer's Guide To Carpet Cleaning" then click the bold text, and follow those instructions.
Your carpets don't have to be dirty to need a cleaning. If you had a big holiday get together, with aunts, uncles, and nieces and nephews, chances are your carpets look like they need cleaning.
If any one spilled food on the floors, make sure to pick up as much of the food as possible with a a clean white towel. If you need to, you can wet it with water to see if that helps. For detailed instructions on how to clean up spots, just ask me for my spotting guide, and I will send you one out.
If you are ready for the Most Thorough, Fast Drying, Long Lasting Carpet Cleaning, then call me. I will come out and help you restore your floors to their former glory. (If they were never very Pretty to begin with, we can discuss our options too.)
Just to drive the point home, I got this out of 2 rooms By using my Carpet Cleaning process. 2 ROOMS! They didn't even look dirty.
So, If you want to see if you have a trash bag full of dirt, dander, grime and gunk in your home, call me and I will make sure you don't!