About this pro
Most companies get into the cleaning industry because it is a low cost start up business. It attracts a lot of people. A lot of people who are just interested in a pay check. I really enjoy learning the art, history and science of textile cleaning and repair. I am always learning the science behind cleaners, and techniques. Im not against having employees. But my work stands out because I will spend extra time to make certain I did everything I could to get that one spot out. At the same time I know a Trained employee is just not going to care as much as I will. Relationships and teaching. It is nice to get invited back to person's homes to clean again, or repair something again. To do that I have to stay an operator not an Owner who sits behind a desk.I enjoy teaching people how to maintain their textiles. You can't buy professional products in a store because they are very specific to certain materials. I can give every customer the opportunity to know how their stuff needs to be cleaned. instead of using a generic cleaner from the store. I do this for free. As I know the customer Can hire me to clean everything, but that is not in most peoples budget. When I educate people they hire me for convenience of a few items and they do not rely on me for everything.
Professional technician whose cleaning vastly improved the look of my chair. Very good job.Oct 23, 2016Verified
Excellent service. Very friendly and accommodating! Thanks again guys!Sep 1, 2016Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Basically we measure to give you a fair price. On THumtack I try to send out a simple price. There are a lot of companies that will advertise they clean your house, or sofa for $100 then they mark you up on everything when they get there. It is really hard to say this is my price. I mean if you have a Nylon carpet, or a Wool carpet you should expect a different approach, and cost. IF you have a $500 sofa or a $5,000 sofa you would expect a different approach and price. Leather comes in all kinds of levels, if it needs to be cleaned, or restored, or repaired it can all change the price. If you need your wood furniture repaired or restored. How many different colors, is it antiqued, or distressed. Etc.. you get the point. In General we try to make from $100 to $150 an hour depending on the service we are providing. Cleaning, repair, restoration etc.. Email me a photo, and measurements when possible and I can give an exact, or close to exact price.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Yes My franchise provides Training. However I also stayed IICRC certified. I like to take courses on almost all textiles. It is just fun to learn and pass that info to my customers even if it is a service I do not provide. I stay in contact with many of the countries top Textile Technicians. I hope I am considered one of them one day. I think Education, and curiosity helps separate me from the others. I met people who have been in the busines for 30 years with less knowledge, and I meet some people with 2 years who are very wise.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I really like the cosmetic side of furniture repair. I like to work with leather, recolor it, repair, restore, clean it. it makes every job like Art class. I started off with leather and it grew into cleaning, and furniture restoration. I really like wood work for the same reason. I really like Cleaning. I never knew there was so much to cleaning things, and it is fun to inform people about proper cleaning. I don't mean that I love to scrub a floor, but I do like to see the chemicals work, and to see the ending result.