4 Carpet Cleaning Methods: Pros and Cons

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Donna

Subject: Wool Carpet Cleaning

What method is best for cleaning wool carpet? I am replacing a california king size bed with a queen adjustable bed. There are indentations from the posts of the king which I would like removed if possible. Help?

Leigh

Subject: cleaning od carpet.

I had my own bis sell I believe it was. I mishandled several carpets and ending up having to relpace several carpets because I don't do well reading directions. Finally, a very good friend of mine took the time to show me exactly how it needed to use it without ruining so many carpets. It was phenomenal, and I must say much better than any service that ever came to my home. I loved it but made the horrific mistake of leaving it in a house I allows my daughter and her family live in and I am like the teenager starting all over again. It's very hard when you reach my age and have such small amounts coming from disability. She never onece cleaned it out and it broke my hear to see the way she cared for all my things. This is definitely the generatin of entitlement. I don't know how I will ever catch up at this age. I thought I had a natural decorator sense but I am at a standstill Ironically all my power tools were stolen of my late step father's so no sense taking any Home Depot classes if I can't practice what I leaned. My grandson stays with me a couple times a week and I would really love to be able to feed him at a table as well as myself since I'm terminally ill and i he learns so much by example from me. We try to invent all kinds of gadgets out of household products and he loves it. You experience men are prolbably chuckling off the goofy things we come up with. Before I die I would do anything to make him his own Playhouse/shed to be able to create his own ideas to pursue. I guess I'm going to lug one of those silly carpet cleaners home because I only have one bedroom with carpet we need a place to move on the floor and do our excercises and play. I thought maybe someone would find it in their hear to give us a remnant of carpet they will end up trashing. That's what I used when he was a baby. Boy time flies. Thank you for answering those questions.
Warmly,
Leigh

Rick

Subject: What are your questions,

What are your questions, Leigh? I reread your post where you claim that you are disabled but can clean carpet with a Rug Doctor better than a professional, that your daughter is entitled, that you want to feed your grandson at a table because you're terminally ill, and that your power tools were stolen, but I don't see any questions.

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.