Monday, April 30, 2012

Review and giveaway: Stanley Steemer

We try to keep our carpets pretty clean, but in the past few months our cats seem to be in a contest to see who can throw up more, when they aren't shedding profusely.  And my daughter potty-trained, which resulted in a few accidents.  Oh, and chocolate milk was spilled no less than three times.  So when I got an email from MyBlogSpark offering me a $100 gift certificate to Stanley Steemer, I happily accepted. Here's a bit about spring cleaning and Stanley Steemer, from the information provided to me by MyBlogSpark:

Despite their good intentions and best efforts, Americans doing their spring cleaning might make the home look or smell better on the surface, but vacuuming and cleaning machines only remove some of the dirt, dust and particulates that cause allergic reactions. In a recent national poll commissioned by Stanley Steemer, the nation’s largest deep cleaning service, nearly half of respondents predicted spending less than four hours total on this year’s spring cleaning. But only 19 percent reported having ever used a professional for cleaning.

To combat this difficult allergy season this spring plus truly make your homes clean, consumers should consider a deeper cleaning twice a year by the professionals at Stanley Steemer.

Not just for carpet cleaning, Stanley Steemer’s expertise extends to hardwood, tile, air ducts, water damage restoration, and more!

Stanley Steemer’s proprietary equipment and cleaning processes remove more than 98% of dry soil from floors

With over 70 branches and 220 franchise locations in 48 states, Stanley Steemer services 95% of the country
I was pleased by my experience with Stanley Steemer from the very beginning. The website was very easy to navigate, and you can quickly get a quote for service based on the type and number of rooms being cleaned and the services needed. You can also easily schedule an appointment on the website. I was surprised by how soon I could get an appointment- no long waits!

After scheduling my cleaning, I got a confirmation email. Another one arrived a few days before my appointment.  I was given a 3-hour window of arrival.  Shortly before the cleaners arrived, I received a phone call from Stanley Steemer, letting me know they were going to arrive shortly.  The two men arrived right after that and very professionally introduced themselves and checked out the space to be cleaned. I was offered a few additional services that I hadn't originally booked, but I never felt any pressure to accept those.  After going over the price and verifying what would be done, they got right to work.

I stayed in the kitchen while the two men cleaned, and since I pretty much live in a home the size of a shoebox, I could always see what was going on. They cleaned efficiently and thoroughly. They checked in with me frequently about what furniture I would like for them to move and they also made sure to have me check what they had cleaned to make sure I was happy with how it looked.  I had three rooms cleaned, and they did a great job in just over an hour. My carpets looked like new and they dried quickly.  I was nothing but pleased with this experience. 

Chocolate milk. And something else random by the right-side table leg


All pretty again!


We generally clean the carpets ourselves, and having the professionals do it was definitely more expensive. For three rooms including cleaning of the carpets and deodorizing (deodorizing was an optional add-on) and cleaning an area rug (also optional), plus use of the portable machine, since I live in a condo building and they can't use the normal equipment, it came to just over $300. It definitely looked better than when we do it ourself with a rental cleaner, so I think this is a great investment in my home and definitely something that I plan to do at least annually.

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Disclosure: The gift certificate, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Stanley Steemer through MyBlogSpark. All opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.







27 comments:

phxbne said...

family room carpet

Wendy Rozema said...

my living room carpet needs cleaned the most!

latanya said...

living room carpet

Patty C said...

My hallway carpet and stairs!

CindyWindy2003 said...

i need my hallway and foyer cleaned the most!
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

laura20v said...

The play room!! Play dough in the carpet and candy from kids!! laura20v@hotmail.com

agatewood1 said...

my kids bedrooms thanks!!!

Ashley said...

The carpet in my car needs to be cleaned.

Janet Vickers said...

I need my soon to be nursery cleaned!

SamanthaD said...

Our family room needs it bad!

Samantha
dull200 at cox dot net

Michelle Hudak said...

My daughter's bedroom carpet

Terra H. said...

My living room carpets
Thanks
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Elaine said...

bedroom carpet!

jakiesmom said...

my basement carpet
nannypanpan@gmail.com

moushka said...

My hallway really needs to be cleaned!

Tabathia said...

family/living room carpet
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

MamaStace said...

We need our living room carpets cleaned the most, and sofas!

Nathansmommy619(at)aol(Dot)com

Katy said...

I need my couches cleaned!

Gina M Maddox said...

my whole downstairs carpet area could use a good deep cleaning. thanks for the chance!

gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jessica said...

We need our stairs and hallway cleaned
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

katychick said...

my living room carpet- soo many stains
tcogbill at live dot com

coriwestphal said...

I'd love to have my car done!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

LauraJJ said...

I would love to have my kitchen floor done!
landfjacobson @ charter.net
Laura Jacobson

lmurley2000 said...

i would love to have my carpet cleanded

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

Tylerpants said...

I need to have my carpeted staircase cleaned. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Emilio.M said...

This is great since we all know that cleaning the carpet can be really hard to do.
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Lan said...

Excellent job. Great choice. The carpet looked much better after it was cleaned. It definitely worthed spending money for the service.