Recently my wife and I purchased a home that had been built in 1959, and was sold to us by the original owners. Not surprisingly, a number of things needed to be addressed in the home. We had used Mike to clean the carpets in our former home, and were very pleased with his work, so we called him in for advice on what to do about the carpeting in this house. That's when we learned that his expertise extended beyond carpets.
The house had wall-to-wall carpeting in the living room, front entry, hallways, and bedrooms. It had been there a long time. Instead of trying to make this old carpet look good, and charging us for his efforts, Mike suggested that we remove it, which course of action potentially removed him from the project. We took his advice and started removing the carpet. When we did this, we discovered that the entire area covered by carpet had oak flooring underneath. This flooring was in pretty sad shape, with no attention having been given to it for many years, and the rubber carpet padding sticking firmly to it. We wanted to keep the oak flooring, but we had already repainted the walls and woodwork in the house, and the thought of sanding the floors down to prepare them for refinishing, with the resultant sawdust flying all over in our newly repainted home was just too much. Putting in new carpet, though not our preference, seemed like the best course to follow.
That's when we discovered Mike's versatility with floor care. He told us about a product that we could use to refinish the floors without sanding them, and promised that we would be happy with the result. Because we had confidence in Mike from his previous work for us, (and probably because we really wanted this to be true) we went with his suggestion. To our delight we saw that our confidence had not been misplaced. Mike helped us clean up the oak flooring, and then went to work on refinishing them. The job that he did on those floors was amazing. The beauty of our living room when the morning sun comes through the windows and shines on the golden oak floor is a sight to behold.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention something else about this job. At the time, Mike had a commitment that filled his schedule, and we needed to get into the house very soon. So Mike came over in the evenings and worked late into the night for four nights to get the job done quickly for us. Because of this over-the-top service we were able to meet our schedule, and on top of it we have a beautiful hardwood floor that we enjoy every day throughout the house.
We have come to recognize about Mike that he is a rare and great combination of a hard worker, honest and fair businessman, and a pleasant person to be around. He enjoys his work, and I think that contributes to his producing such good results. We have no hesitation in recommending Mike for any carpet cleaning or similar job that you might need to have done.