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I think the relatively simple tips in this video will work well most of the time. WARNING! Acetone is highly flammable, if you can not control flames, pilot lights, smokers or other sources you can substitute Dawn or Palmolive Dish washing detergent. Not quite as effective but MUCH safe.
If you have nothing better to do, can’t make ends meet and have rock hard abs, here is how to clean your own carpet…
Get a Shark Navigator vacuum or it’s equivalent (Dyson or the latest Hoover Dirt cup design) and vacuum all the carpet until no more soil comes up. Pay special attention to entry areas, in front of the TV and where the dog sleeps, work it from at least 3 directions. Dry soil is a hundred […]
We offer expert cleaning and fiber protection of your Classical, Blues, Opera, Easy Listening, Rap.. and possibly your Reggae upholstery..
Connoisseur is proud to announce that now all 4 of our team members are now graduates of the Jim Pemberton’s Fabric Pro Upholstery Specialist Course Javier and Stephen really enjoyed the 2 day class and are now loaded with with even more knowledge to handle the demands that we see on a daily basis when […]
Most all homes these days are being built with low cost “MDF” base boards, Medium Density Fiberboard is popular due to low cost and ease of use but is plagued with a curse.. The bottom edge is rarely if ever painted or sealed to the floor. Once water gets underneath the material acts like a […]
Connoisseur’s Nevada location ran this fund raiser on Facebook for January and February 2018. lll Little did I know that one of the home owners who took advantage of this special were owners of two adopted BLM […]
Javier wins our fastest learner award by a land slide. What takes most humans months if not years to master, Javier has the amazing ability to conquer in just a few minutes. (we think he may be from another planet) Super polite, extremely hard working and a true pleasure to have on our staff. A […]
We originally hired Steve to primarily work on and maintain our equipment, but his love for customer service and our cleaning process has him on the truck running routes with the guys most days. While is mechanical aptitude is wonderful to have around, his passion for cleaning is even more so. Stephan has also worked […]
With our unique Epoxy Fortified Grout system we can custom color match virtually any floor, counter or tub/shower install and provide a near perfect fix for cracks, holes or missing grout. The Ultimate Wet Area Repair! Fixes Shower Floors and Tub Showers Replaces Caulk, Silicone and Sealants Fights Mildew and Mold Damage Use Any Color […]
Our company is involved with the Ronald McDonald House organization by providing free cleanings of their floors and furnishings. St Petersburg Florida, Phoenix Arizona and Las Vegas Nevada are currently being helped and we’re currently looking into helping the Reno facility.We absolutely love helping out such a wonderful organization like the “RMHC”…
A HUGE thanks goes out to all of our loyal fans who took time out to vote for us once again
Are you tired of those synthetic sticky felts that simply don’t work or don’t stay on? Well, with Flexi-Felt® you’ll never have that problem again. It’s literally impossible to remove these felts. The Flexi-Felt® Clear is covered by a lifetime felt warranty. We guarantee that the felt will never separate from the plastic sleeve. If […]
Many of our customers don’t realize just how much soil we are capable of flushing out of their carpet…
Here is our time proven recommendation on how to best maintain your tile, stone, vinyl and wood floors
Here is our time proven recommendation on how to best maintain your tile, stone, vinyl and wood floors Using this system you’ll never smear dirty mop water around or leave a soil attracting film behind. Grout lines will stay cleaner MUCH longer as well. First you’ll need to pick up a gallon of a Neutral pH […]
As a “vacuuming professional” I often get asked to recommend THE BEST vacuum. My stock answer is “The one you enjoy using the most”. That being said, I do like Shark brand a lot. Keep in mind that they (and Dyson) are like Bic lighters, once they break, you just buy a new one as […]
Proudly offered at both Santa Cruz and Carson Valley locations for extreme soiling situations
Quite the honor to achieve this award in such a short time here.
Santa Cruz and Carson Valley’s finest carpet and tile cleaner representing in Las Vegas at our industry’s largest trade show. My wife and I organized a live raffle that earned $20,000 to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s fight against cancer As well has help raise the educational bar for our industry nation wide. — […]
Connoisseur is Santa Cruz, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Lake Tahoe, Reno and Carson Valley’s authorized applicator of Fiber ProTector America
. Hand Tied Wool and Silk Rugs Wool Broadloom carpeting Natural Fiber Upholstery Yaught and Private Jet interiours Leather Upholstery, Bags and Shoes Wedding Dresses Antiques and Collectibles All will live a longer and more serviceable life when treated with “FPA”
A gathering of carpet cleaners from across the nation gathered to help support two Autism Support Centers in Nashville TN
As some of you know I put on events for the carpet cleaning industry through out the year. In July 2106 120 of us dedicated cleaners gathered to participate in seminars, cleaning technique demonstrations,product testing as well as to offer our services to two local Autism support foundation charities in need He is a video […]
Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe residents are seeing clean floors and furnishings in a whole new light…
A growing collection of fun photos of our new van in and around the Eastern Sierra Down Town Bridgeport CA Hwy 88 in Gardnerville Sonora Pass […]
No other product of it’s kind has been awarded and certified to this extent..
Although we guarantee your satisfaction, we can not do the impossible nor can we undo the undone. Spots that are stains are just that and some odors must be eradicated at the source rather than at the victim. Call for more details, expect to be thrilled.
April 7th 2016 was a notable day for Connoisseur as we worked a couple of carpet cleaning miracles in both Santa Cruz and Carson City
Poultices A poultice is meant to reabsorb the stain from inside the stone out, into something more absorbent than the stone itself. It is composed by two components: A chemical that will interact with the type of stain at hand An absorbing medium to reabsorb the stain out of the stone. Absorbers There are lots […]
Connoisseur is honored to have won this prestigious local award for the 7th straight year in a row and 8th time total.
Keeping your ship’s carpet and upholstery in tip top shape-Article for the Spinnaker Sheet newsletter
The old cliché of “An ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure” never rings more true than when it comes to maintaining your textiles. Carpeting, rugs and upholstered furnishings are never cheap to replace so a little effort towards keeping your furnishings clean and fresh can save you a lot of money, time […]
As member of this great network Connoisseur will be better able to help our clients find fellow certified professionals for home furnishings design and care. The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people — designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community […]
Here are some great videos of WOOLSAFE approved emergency cleaning tips. For our customers who have had FiberproTector applied to their wool rugs and carpets you’ll notice that spot cleaning will be even easier than in these videos. Most of the time simple blotting of the spill will be enough. Connoisseur is happy to […]
“Hello, do you need your carpets clean? Well my dad cleans carpet, but wait his son cleans carpet too, Jonas Stockwell! Lets give him a round of applause! clap clap clap, Literally round! he he.. So call us today! carpet clean, 270 293 2353, again 270 293 2353…” That adorable girl belongs to a […]
Paula and I spent 12 solid hours at the old Douglas County Courthouse today. This 100 year old tile floor has been hiding under carpet for the past 20 years. We were hired to remove those glue residue and to steam clean the tile and grout.. There was a 1916 penny inserted into a tile […]
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It was an honor to work with Leesa at her beautiful home in Los Gatos. All day projects like her’s really keep us on our toes. Thank you Leesa!!
I’d like to share this great website with you. The Microfiber mop heads are very high quality and 1/4 of the price of hardware and janitorial stores I really like this mop head for cleaning honed or rough surface stone, wood and vinyl floors. The “scrub strips ” work wonders at dislodging soil. http://www.directmopsales.com/MICROFIBERSCRUBBERPADS18GRAY_p/mscrb18.htm […]
Connoisseur is proud to now offer our legendary great customer service and cleaning results in the Carson Valley, Lake Tahoe/Reno and surrounding areas Services provided to Reno/Sparks, Carson Valley, Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa, South Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Kingsbury, Virgina City, Dayton, Markleeville, Coleville, Walker and Bridgeport -Residential and Commercial Carpet Cleaning -Upholstery Cleaning –Fine […]
Connoisseur is now offering the THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE FIBER PROTECTION SYSTEM!
Connoisseur’s Professional Fiber Protection THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE PROTECTION SYSTEM! Fiber ProTector can be used to protect all textiles even the finest natural ones. Fiber ProTector does not affect natural properties such as breathability or surface texture and it does not affect other fabric treatments such as fire proofing or anti-static treatment. Added […]
Tile, Grout and Stone cleaning Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola, Scotts Valley, Carson Valley, Lake Tahoe@ Connoisseur
Lots of hoses and cords are an unfortunate and sometimes messy reality when it comes to getting your carpet cleaned. Rest assured that our conscientious technicians at Connoisseur will do everything they can to protect your hard floors and walls from scratches, moisture, cleaning agents and shoes.. Along with our caring attitude, we bring a […]
I wanted to share this guide for our commercial clients. Lots of great advice for cleaning frequencies, methods, interim care, spotting help and more Click on guide to open
We’re the very proud winners of the Good Times Best Carpet Cleaning Company for the 6th year in a row
It’s official, Connoisseur Carpet, Tile & Upholstery Cleaning has won the Good Times “Best Of” Poll for the 6th straight year! A big thanks to all who took the time to vote for us!
It appears that the laminate flooring this chain is selling emits a high level of formaldehyde, a known cancer causing chemical. The materials coming from Chinese manufacturing plants can be labeled as CARB compliant when they actually aren’t. 60 Minutes did a story on this and it’s the kind of thing people should be made […]
As some of you know I put on educational event for fellow carpet cleaners around the country. Last September we had a gathering in Las Vegas where I solicited a lot of great prizes from manufacturers and suppliers and sold tickets to benefit a local pet rescue.. I heard back from them this week and thought […]
Those shopping for carpet should read the Carpet Guru Website before visiting any showroom. You will save time, frustration, and money. The Carpetguru has over 45 years experience in the carpet business, and is well known in the industry. This information is to be used as a carpet buyer’s guide only, and not to be reproduced for […]
I found this video informative and interesting as I’m sure anyone who owns a granite counter will as well.. Santa Cruz home owners who need their Granite counters, floors or showerstalls professionally cleaned or sealed, please give us a call.
I’m not a fan of Miele or Hoover canisters what so ever. Tiny and very expensive bags, poor suction and a lack of agitation at the beater bar. Not too mention way over priced.. In my opinion you’re much better off with a Royal or Kirby for your wall to wall and area rugs […]
As you can imagine we get asked very often on what vacuum cleaner we recommend for our Santa Cruz home owners. We can talk for hours about all the attributes of all the available options but let our years and years of vacuuming homes all day long make it real simple for you.. Our […]
We spare no expense on having the very best equipment to provide the very deepest carpet cleaning service in all of Santa Cruz County.
A very popular product recommended by many if not all the floor retailers in town.. Let me let you in on a somewhat better deal.. Lemon Clean from Coast Paper Supply in Santa Cruz Virtually the exact same product and usage, minus the advertising campaign.. It’s a very low cost, neutral pH […]
Sometimes we forget to ask, so make sure to ask for a free bottle during our visit!
Unless of course, you go first..
Amazingly enough what held true 54 years ago still holds true today when it comes to carpet care..
Fact: A modern synthetic carpet is about as absorbent as a screen door. When a cup of coffee is spilled, a dog’s bladder is emptied or god forbid, an entire Big Gulp is spilled on a carpet 75% or more of the spill goes directly to through the carpet and into the (far more […]
All to often we come across situations where upholstery owners take it upon themselves to try and remove spots or stains by removing the covers of cushions and pillows and running them through their washing machines. While there are a few synthetics that you may luck out on, the risk is very high […]