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Yelpers Love Us!
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Microfiber / Ultra Suede upholstery cleaning.
Combining the aesthetics of the finest suede with advanced performance specifications, Ultrasuede® is the world’s most exclusive ultra-microfiber fabric. It is engineered to provide ultimate luxury over a wide range of applications. From fashion to furnishings, aircraft cabins to yacht interiors, casual footwear to industrial hardware, the most demanding designers insist on Ultrasuede® for their […]
Thanks for looking at our site, here is your reward!!
I still have to wonder if anyone actually reads carpet cleaning blogs.. I posted this last year and only a few found the coupon.. Lets try again, $25 off any of our on location services. Minimum charge for your area applies. Not to be combined with other discounts. Simply print out this: And then call […]
Don’t let your restaurant carpet go to the cats..
This popular fish house has us out 4 times a year to keep their restaurant looking and smelling fresh and healthy.. We regularly clean carpet at a variety of popular Santa Cruz restaurants. Assuming we can come out during day light hours, we would love to clean yours too.
Enviromentally Safe and Green as can be Carpet Cleaning
Paula and I have been die hard vegetarians since our early teens and have lived the “green” lifestyle way before it ever became fashionable. We choose to run our business the same way we live. As toxin free as possible and choose our products based on the least offensive odors and with no potentially irritating […]
Let us make your grout better than new!
Connoisseur uses a 4-step process to revitalize your floor surfaces. This process not only restores your floors to their original beauty, but with its fungicides, bactericides and mildicides built into the Grout Perfect Color Seal formulation it insures sanitation for many years. 1.A non-toxic neutral cleaning solution is applied to the grout lines and worked into […]
Don’t let a naughty dog or cat ruin your day..
All pets will make a mistake now and then. Isolated “puddles” are a cinch to clean up with our Water Claw sub surface extractor. If the accident just occurred please refer to our spot cleaning guide @ https://www.connoisseurclean.com/spot.html Then give us a call if you feel like you did not get it all out. If […]
Which cleaning method is best?
the real answer is, all of them.. Don’t buy into the “our method is best” advertising you’ll find all over the Internet and Yellow Pages. Comparison of Carpet Cleaning Methods There are four basic methods for cleaning carpet: * Carpet Shampooing * Dry Powder Method * Bonnet Cleaning * “Hot Water Extraction/Steam Carpet Shampoo Method […]
The latest greatest miracle carpet fiber or not?
Life Happens Think Smart… Smartstrand made with Dupont Sorona polymer represents a break through in fiber technology.Dupont’s propietary sorona polymer has engineered stain protection that will never wash off or wear off. The fiber’s outstanding resiliency and durability make it a natural choice for busy households.When life happens, think smart. Think Smartstrand. Well that’s what […]
Fun affordable Jewlery from one of our customers
We recently had the pleasure of cleaning April Martins Jewelry Studio and home. We were very impressed with her artwork and attitude.. If we vacuumed up some of your earrings or pendants during your last cleaning we encourage you to look for replacements at @ http://www.aprilmartindesigns.com/ and I think she was pretty darned impressed with […]
Searching for a new rug?
Please check out one of our good customer’s offerings at http://www.timberlaketextiles.com/ Cindy has impeccable taste and a real eye for modern and classic design. Please give her a call if you need help picking out the right piece for your home.
How to Keep Your Hand Tied Rug Looking Great for Years to Come
The exquisite beauty of the handmade carpet make it one of the world’s treasures. If properly cared for, your rug can last for generations and be an endless source of pleasure in your home. Here are a few basics to ensure your rug is afforded the best protection: Have Your Rug Professionally Cleaned In Santa […]
Imagine wearing the same pair of Levis for 10 years?
You’d be amazed at just how much upholstery in the United States spends it’s whole life with out a good bath. Studies show that less than 10% ever gets a professional cleaning in it’s life time. Just imagine wearing the same pair of pants or a shirt for years and years and not ever washing […]
A Homeowner’s best friend!
If you own any sort of hard floors that is. Tile, Stone, Wood, Vinyl, Concrete, Laminates.. Any and all hard floor surfaces will come and stay cleaner with this fine little machine. Wash, vacuum and dry all non-carpeted hard surfaces with the Hoover FloorMate . Seven scrubbing brushes cover a 15-inch cleaning path, and the […]
Yes we clean under beds..
Sure we can clean under your beds. Mom only knows just how much dander, pet hair, dust, lint, feathers and what not reside under the very piece of furniture that you spend up to 8 hours a day in. Chances are you have a heat register or air vent either nearby or directly under that […]
Our current reviews off Yelp.com
4/27/2009 Erica H, Aptos I had my couches and area rugs cleaned shortly after I moved in to my new home in November. They have this super high powered hot water suction thingy that is pretty awesome to watch, it’s hooked up to the truck and man it’s powerful! The owner was really nice and […]
The wonders of Hydrogen Peroxide
As carpet, stone, upholstery and rug cleaners we use on average a half gallon of both liquid and powdered Hydrogen Peroxide each and every day. We use it in various dilutions to deodorize your carpets, make coffee, urine and other organic stains disappear, get rid of stubborn water stains off your upholstery and leave your […]
Our new free Customer Spotter is now “Eco Friendly”
Biodegradable, Green, Natural, Eco Conscience, Earth Friendly, Non Toxic, what ever you want to call this great spotter, it just plain works! and if your cat licks it she’ll only get fresh breath instead of growing a second tail like those over the counter products have been known to cause…
The three most important things to look for in a man…
One. He must love and own a dog. Two He must love and own a few Neil Young albums.. Third. He must love and own up to cleaning up after ol’ King at least once a year. (476 9721 for the friendliest dog loving carpet cleaners this side of La Honda)
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No Grout job too large…
If your hallway bath or condo kitchen floor just seems too small a job for us, how about 6000 feet of mismatched grout in your auto show room? The tile setters goofed and used at least 4 shades of white on this floor. None of which looked very good. The owner of this Santa Cruz […]
Let your stone show it’s true colors.
Natural Slate, Flagstone, Travertine, some Limestone and some Marble all have “hidden” deep color that need man made help or more specifically, us at Connoisseur to help bring out.. Enhancing penetrative sealers provide protection against oil and water based soils, dirt, grime, mold as well as providing a wet look but with out the shine. […]
Just a reminder of the areas we cover
We gladly provide our top notch carpet cleaning, tile stone and grout restoration and oriental rug cleaning services to all of Santa Cruz county. Including the Summit area, all of Hwy 9, down south to Aromas and Corralitos and as far north as Swanton Rd/Davenport area. We also travel to Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose […]
Education—Is It Worth The Money?
Cleaning has historically been viewed as a commodity—a menial task that anyone can do. Long before sophisticated textiles and complex built indoor environments were created, cleaning may have been a simple, easy task, but that is no longer the case. Complex flooring systems, sensitive fabrics, and new age soiling conditions have created a need for […]
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Renters got you down?
As any landlord can attest, college kids and surf rats just dont appreciate a clean carpet. They do their best to destroy YOUR carpet before you have to evict them. While we don’t clean short term rentals on the daily basis that some Santa Cruz carpet cleaners do, when we come across them, we are […]
No Rug too big!
If your wool or synthetic area rug is too large to bring in for cleaning then let us clean it at your home or business location anywhere in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara. San Mateo or Monterrey counties Here is a 40+ year old wool rug that sits on the 5th floor of the UCSF Medical […]
Stone and Tile cleaning essentials.
Cleaning Procedures & Recommendations General Cleaning Clean stone surfaces with a neutral cleaner designated safe for natural stone. Use a clean mop on floors and a soft cloth for other surfaces for best results. Don’t use more than the recommended amount of any cleaning product. Too much may leave a film, causing streaks. Change rinse […]
No, we don’t do windows!
But we do rejuvenate a mean shower stall! Deep cleaning, mold removal, re-grouting, stain removal, removal and replacement of caulk, grout or silicone and long lasting penetrative sealers. Natural Stone, Ceramic or Porcelain, you name it, we can clean it. Before- After- Before- After-
Do you want “Perfect” grout?
I just can’t get over how well our Color Sealing process works. This first picture is after a two step cleaning process using both alkaline and acidic cleaning agents. Sometimes light colored grout shows stains and other than removing the grout and replacing with new, color sealing is the only logical, effective and long lasting […]
We lost one of our best customers recently.. Millie was getting on in years and like most old dogs, they create reasons for us carpet cleaners to come visit them and their owners pretty often. In Millie’s case (and her best friend, Abbey the Greyhound) those visits got to be so often that financially it […]
What do these flooring retailers have in common?
San Lorenzo Floors/Abbey Carpet -Scotts Valley & Aptos Floors Etc-Soquel Mission Floors -Santa Cruz Warehouse Direct Flooring Outlet- Santa Cruz Rainbow Carpet -Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Tile and Stone Tile and Marble Outlet-Santa Cruz They all have so much confidence in our ability to treat you and your floors so well that we are the […]
You Can Keep Your Home Free of Pet Odors
Pets are a source of companionship and joy for millions of us. Understand how to help your pets stay healthy,clean and happy and your home will be fresher for it. There are two pet-related problems that can affect the freshness of your home and its furnishings. These are pet accidents, both urine and feces, and […]
Caring for your Oriental Rugs.
Oriental Rugs are not only a work of art but also an investment, and with proper care, can last for generations. Oriental rugs are generally made of wool. They are more durable, resilient and stay cleaner than rugs made from other fibers. By following these simple suggestions your Oriental rug will provide you with many […]
Professional Carpet Cleaning – How often is normal?
We are often asked, “How often shouldI have my carpets cleaned?” The truth is, there is no particular schedule. Cleaning frequency really depends on the type of traffic you have on your carpet and how you maintain it. Some people can get by with professional cleanings every couple of years, while others need their carpets […]
Is Your Home Making Your Family Sick?
Most people are aware that outdoor air pollution can damage their health, but may not know that indoor air pollution can also have significant effects. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor air levels of many pollutants may be 2-5 times, and on occasion more than 100 […]
Leary of Color Sealing?
I dont blame you. I’ve seen the same botched jobs you have. Those silly Grout pens from QVC that looks like you used White Out or tooth paste to hide the stains. Lumpy, uneven results that look horrible. I blame the poor quality products from the hardware store, lack of proper prep work and no […]
Color Seal concerns??
I get calls from many dirty grout owners who have heard of Color Sealing and are a bit apprehensive about it. Usually its because they have seen a do it your self job with the low budget products form the hardware store or a rush job done by a company with little to no experience […]
Why Think Local?
http://thinklocalsantacruz.org/c/ Buying from locally owned and independent businesses benefits the local economy Locally owned businesses spend their profits locally, purchase more goods from local suppliers, and employ their own office and support staff. When more money gets re-circulated in the community, general prosperity as well as tax revenues increase, creating a more vibrant and sustainable […]
Need to get out of Santa Cruz?
As beautiful as our area is, sometimes its good for the mind, body and soul to just get the heck out of town for a day or week end. My favorite spot in California, at least on this side of the Sierras is the Tomalas Bay area. Marine country plays host to this luscious rolling […]
Stone Showerstall upkeep.
Natural stone such as tumbled Marble or Travertine is a very popular Shower and Bathtub wall covering here in Santa Cruz County This is somewhat surprising when you consider that it can be one of the most difficult materials to take care of in a Bathroom. Most natural stone of these types is quite porous […]
What makes a Carpet Cleaning company “Green”?
With every business under our sun declaring themselves Green these days you have to wonder whats it really all about? For some its merely the fact that they have a paperless office and they recycle their coke bottles, for others it means that they ride their bikes to work and they smoke organic cigarettes.. For […]
The Power Of Peroxide!
This inexpensive liquid in the brown bottle can save you plenty of $$$. Oxygen is the most abundant element on earth, comprising 45.6% of the earth’s crust and 20.95% of dry air, and is one of the most vital elements to support life for plants, animals and man. Hydrogen peroxide has been sold in drug […]
Trader Joe’s Cleanliness is Next to Godliness Multi-Purpose Cleaner
I have lots of home owners asking me what they should use to clean their Granite counter tops with. There are lots of good safe neutral pH products out there but none are as easy to find as Trader Joe’s Cleanliness is Next to Godliness Multi-Purpose Cleaner. I think everyone in Santa Cruz must shop […]
We give to the ASPCA with pleasure…
Our pet owning customers keep us in business in more ways then one. If its not a over abundance of hair and dander, its a accumulation of midnight accents from the last year. Whether you have 5 Newfoundlands, 14 Tom cats or just one ornery Ferret, please give Connoisseur a call to see what our […]
A singlewide off 36th? A Condo in Scotts Valley? A 8 bed room mini-mansion on the 9th hole @ Pasatiempo? Or a castle in Watsonville?…
Whatever type of home or business you have, dont be afraid to call us due to our fancy unpronounceable name. We proudly clean for anyone and everyone who can call their place a home. And if you have a dog, 6 cats or even a dragon, all the better! You’ll see our truck happily buzzing […]
If you own a popular restuarant…
Chances are you’ll need your carpet cleaned every two months or so. Heavy foot traffic, soiled kitchen floors, spilled drinks and food, driveway oils and the occasional upside down cake, all lead to unappetizing situations for your hungry diners. Give Connoisseur a call so we can discus what the best cleaning frequency and methods would […]
Need a good cheap vacuum for your home or office?
I cant say enough about the Bissell Momentum upright. $99 at home depot, better suction then the infamous Dyson, no bags to buy and all the extra tools you’ll ever need. And best yet, no internal filters to clog. The popularity of bagless vacuums can be over hyped when uneducated home owners bring home their […]
Are you looking for a great Tile Setter?
If you’re in the need for a new shower stall, kitchen floor or tile counter top you will not find a better tile craftsman the Aptos’ own Joshua McAuley, Josh is not only a friend of mine but a humble, hard working, very creative professional tile setter. I’ve seen his installs and you can be […]
Thinking about new Counter Tops?
I would encourage you to take a drive over to Greenspace in Santa Cruz to look at their very unique options available. While we would love to clean and maintain your Granite and Tile counter tops in the future, you really should look into the great “green” products that the fine folks @ Greenspace has […]
THE TEN MOST COMMON STONE PROBLEMS.
How To Avoid & Solve Them Marble, granite, limestone and other decorative stone are durable materials that will last a lifetime. However, if not installed correctly, or properly cared for, will experience problems that will shorten its life. The following are the top ten problems most common in dealing with stone tile. 1. […]
Fuzzy homes in Santa Cruz are getting “Harder” to find…
I don’t know about you all but as a professional floor cleaner I can tell you that Carpet as a flooring choice is not as popular as it was five years ago. Today, most of the homes I go into to service only have carpet in the family/TV room and the bed rooms. The rest […]
Are you looking for other trustworthy businesses in Santa Cruz?
As a local service provider I am often ( and I mean OFTEN! ) asked to refer other services in Santa Cruz We have been a part of a local group of small business owners since we started our business in 2001 and I can feel very comfortable referring each and every member in this […]
Something really cool I found on the web.
Hopefully you have Apple’s Quick Time media viewer on your PC. This is a satellite video of airplane flights of the United States in a 24 hour period. http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0804/flightpatterns_koblin.mov Fascinating to say the least.
YOU FOUND US!
Welcome to the Connoissuer Carpet, Upholstery, Tile, Stone & Grout Cleaning Blog. YOU FOUND US!!! The best kept Tile & Grout Cleaning secret in Santa Cruz. A Brief History We’d like to introduce Mike and Paula Pailliotet of Connoisseur Tile & Grout Cleaning. Connoisseur is a quality minded company in the Santa Cruz area (Aptos, Capitola, […]