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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 […]
To send this rug out to a plant cleaning facility would cost more than it was worth. We told them we would give it our best but not to expect much and that there would be no charge.. At Connoisseur, we love a challenge.
Its a pleasure to have such great carpet cleaning customers here in Santa Cruz..
Today we had the pleasure of working at Pleasure Point’s own Bella Notte Hotel. The owner of Bella Notte Inn was searching for a better Carpet Cleaner and took the advice from Tim Donoghue at Warehouse Direct Flooring to give us a try. After getting out a tough ugly grease stain from an otherwise BEAUTIFUL guest room […]
I know why Yelp filters reviews but I really wish great ones like this would stay visible.. Margo C. Santa Cruz, CA 5.0 star rating 5/30/2014 Dave and Eli have, once again, done a stellar job on my carpet and this time upholstery as well. Connoisseur has been my carpet cleaner for several […]
A regular customer of ours called over the holiday weekend claiming her tenant found a “small wet spot” on the carpet.. We showed up on Tuesday to investigate. From the looks of it, the toilet tank gasket has been leaking for over a month. The surrounding walls were soaked and that “one foot by six […]
We here at Connoisseur Cleaning are a rare breed in the fact that we offer all popular methods of carpet cleaning. -Hot Water Extraction/”Steam Cleaning” – Rotary Shampoo -Encapsulation -Rotary Extraction -Bonnet Cleaning – Dual Cylindrical Low Moisture -Absorbent Compound and in many cases, a combination of two or more to get the best results. With […]
well maybe not THE world but at least your living room carpet. I was at CostPlus World Market recently and was impressed with their nice selection or small cotton rugs. Most homes we visit have synthetic rugs/ doormats in their kitchen and entry areas. While cheap to buy, their absorbency and ability […]
For the fifth year in a row, we are truly honored! Offer good until May 15th, 2014
It was back in 2001 “Mom and Pops” Mike and Paula started what would be Santa Cruz’s most popular carpet cleaning company. Thirteen years later Paula has moved on to run her own business, Yellow Barn Day Care and we now have our daughter taking care of Paula’s old duty’s. Handling the phones most of the […]
Very funny skit from Taxi..
These guys do a fantastic job. I had ink stains in one of the bedrooms which were completely removed. There was a tea spill in the family room – gone! The entire job was beautifully done. In addition to that, the crew is extremely professional and pleasant to work with. Best of all, when they […]
and to be honest, I never thought about dirty carpets for 4 whole days…
In January 2014, a study was released in the United States that should put an end to any doubts cleaning professionals, carpet consumers in the residential environment, health care professionals, educational facilities, building owners, and facility managers have about carpeting and indoor air quality. According to Dr. Bruce Mitchell, chairman/CEO of Airmid Healthgroup (which conducted […]
We would like to ask our loyal customers to once again vote for us in the Best Carpet Cleaner category in the 2014 Good Times “Best Of” Poll Place your votes here! and thank you!!!
I have a sofa with a suede fabric and I was babysitting and a little 6 year old spilled a whole bowl of cereal and milk on my sofa. I tried wiping it with cold water and it dried hard. I called several upholstery cleaners about cleaning 2 cushions on my microfiber sofa and no […]
Discount applies for REPEAT customers only.
but just something I have been watching over and over and wanted to share here.. ~Happy Holidays from your friends @ Connoisseur
If a Labrador Retriever is a Carpet Cleaners best friend (nothing soils up a carpet faster than the oily coat of a Water Dog) then the old fashion method of cleaning tile, stone and concrete floors with a cotton string mop and a bucket of suds is truly a god send for professional hard surface […]
Yay! for producing this great commercial… Nay! for the horrendous detergent residues left behind if you follow their directions…
Please take a few seconds to watch us work our magic on this well loved Travertine floor in Aptos CA. Identify Sweep Protect surroundings Apply cleaning agent Let dwell Agitate Steam Clean contained rinse Detail edges and corners Power dry with 360º fans Apply penetrative sealer Buff when necessary. -optional polish or homing available.
Our legendary Vortex “Big Truck” stands out so much as we drive around Santa Cruz that I often hear from customers how they see “all your trucks around town”.. When in reality we just have the one big cab over truck along with a small cargo van. Well things have been so busy around here […]
I had my carpet cleaned a few weeks ago. I believe the owner’s son was the one that did it. Super nice young man and since I opted to stay home, he explained things to be that I have never known. I had some nasty stains that were here from the previous owner and they […]
I wanted to take a moment and thank all our past, present and future loyal Santa Cruz clientele for beeing so patient with getting your appointments to get your tile, carpet or upholstery cleaned this summer. We have been extremely busy, beesier than ever actually, I’ve never seen it quite so in 25 years in […]
These are new reviews from Yelpers that don’t use the site enough for their opinions to “stick”… “Wow Davis and Eli did such an awesome job! I had tile and grout which, now look brand new! Such nice young men, arrived early, respectful and quick! Most definitely will use again, and be my […]
We were honored to be chosen to clean the “new” wood court for our local D league Basketball team. The development team for the Golden State Warriors are actually using a 20+ year old floor that has been refurbished with new water base/Green polyurethane. After just one season the floor was getting dirtier than the […]
Connoisseur belongs to the local chapter of LeTip which is a referral group of the finest dedicated businesses in town. We meet weekly to discuss and share the latest happenings within our many and varied group. I can strongly recommend each of the following individuals with the highest level of confidence that they will meet or […]
Santa Cruz county is just loaded with 1970’s tile counters. We service close to 1000 homes a year and all too often we see a situation like in the photos below where the homeowner has let the food and grim level build up in the grout line to the point of being a serious health […]
June 5, 2013 / The keenly anticipated sale of Important Carpets from the William A. Clark Collection, deaccessioned by the Corcoran Gallery of Art took place today at Sotheby’s New York. The 25-lot auction totalled $44m for the Washington DC museum. The undoubted highlight of the sale was the new world record price for a carpet sold at […]
Do not use “Oxy” or Chlorox/Chlorine bleach based cleaning agents on wool carpet, no matter how white you think the wool is. Doing so will always take what liitle die was applied to the fiber and leave you with something like this.. Second tip; If you really must clean your hand tied and died knotted wool rug in the home, rather than sending it to a […]
*disclaimer, do not use Vinegar or any other acid cleaning products around calcium based stones such as Marble, Limestone or Travertine
We want to thank all of our loyal Santa Cruz County clients for voting us “Best Of ” for four years in a row! THANK YOU!!!!!
We had two fun jobs this week that I thought I’d post some pictures of.. This is a real nice floor made from Quartzite, a form of Sandstone, that the homeowners are having a real “hard” time keeping clean. Any form of traditional mopping only makes it works. A Hoover Floormate would be their best answer to maintenance cleaning. […]
These Scotts Valley home owners where fed up with their own not so professional attempts to get their beautiful tile floor cleaned. They had all the “as seen on TV” gadgets, all the industrial power shazamwow cleaners from every tile and hardware stone in town and all too many weekends wasted trying to do it themselves.. […]
Connoisseur is proud to offer polishing and restoration of natural stone to all of Santa Cruz county. Dull, scratched, etch or just plain worn, Marble, Travertine, Limestone or Granite surfaces can be very frustrating. There is virtually nothing that Santa Cruz home owners can do to restore the shine themselves and with no local service […]