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Home Carpet Cleaning
updated: Dec 12, 2012, 8:40 AM

Looking for recommendations for home carpet cleaning. Primary concerns: excellence of work done; no damage to carpets, furniture or walls.

Places People Are Talking About:

Coleman Carpet & UpholsterySanta Barbara Carpet CleaningUnique Carpet Care

What People Are Saying:

 COMMENT 353178 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 08:50 AM

We have always had a lot of success with Castro's Cleaning. We have large dogs, so we have our home carpet cleaned every quarter and they have done our business a few times as well. Reliable and honest!


 GREG agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 08:53 AM

Joe DelBonis - 682-0446; he and his crew have cleaned and renewed our carpeting over the decades. On time, thorough, reasonable prices, good guy.


 COMMENT 353182 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 08:58 AM

Honestly? I finally bought a carpet steamer, and cleaned my own. It did a good job, and cost way less.


 COMMENT 353187 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 09:06 AM

Unique Carpet Care. Very professional, thourogh, no upsell, cleaned stains I never thought they could. I think the price for 4 bedrooms hallway and stairs was around $215.00 (worth it). And here is the best part. They seem to be the only company that washes and then RINSES the carpets no residue!!


 COMMENT 353190 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 09:18 AM

The naturalist! Never had a problem and they have coupons I. One of those weekly shopper coupon books. Always on time, courteous, friendly, and do a great job on the carpets


 COMMENT 353195P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 09:22 AM

question: how do you folks all handle moving furniture? Looking at having carpet cleaned but can't move the furniture myself.


 COMMENT 353209 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 09:38 AM

Tom Conklin with Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning!! 569-7027. We have used him for 20 years. He does a great job and is very reasonable.


 ROB EGENOLF agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 09:50 AM

Another strong vote for Joe Del Bonis.

Reliable, efficient and a nice guy too


 COMMENT 353221 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 09:59 AM

I second del bonis. He's a nice dude and it's reasonable. they also use stuff that doesn't stink up the carpet or leave too much water in and ruin the twist or pile.

@195p, it's been my experience that if you can move the light stuff out of the way, they will put the things like sofas on little cardboard feet and move them around and clean under them. things like a dresser or buffet could be moved with the help fo friends maybe though, that's prob too heavy to ask them to move for you.


 COMMENT 353281 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 11:45 AM

I have used Alfonso Lazaro for years. Alfonso and his sons are great, and they charge less than half what these other rip-off companies charge.

Need your house cleaned too? No problem. Alfonso's wife Elizabeth does house cleaning for an unbelievably low price.

Call Alfonso at 805-451-8591.


 CHERIDIANE agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 11:51 AM

The Naturalist, for sure. Carpets look very clean, no bad chemicals, on time, reasonable, trustworthy, and take pride in their work, used them for a long time. (805) 884-1911


 COMMENT 353300 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 12:12 PM

Tony's Steam King - 682-3798. He will help with moving the furtniture. Does a great job, reasonably priced.


 COMMENT 353304 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 12:15 PM

I agree with the poster who named Tom Conklin with Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning. He is very careful with the furniture, always thoroughly rinses and dries as much as he can. I had him do sofas, chairs, and rugs, and have been very happy with all of them. He's efficient, on time, honest and, in my opinion, worth the money.


 COMMENT 353309 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 12:19 PM

All-Around cleaning will do it. his number is 805-705-5674, his name is Jimmy


 COMMENT 353390 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 03:13 PM

Please don't use unique carpet care. They left my carpets soggy and wet and when I asked them to help they brought fans to blow on it. When I spoke to the manager/owner he was unbelievably rube that it shook me. I went out and bought my own carpet cleaner and did fine.


 COMMENT 353426 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 04:49 PM

Tom Conklin, Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning.


 COMMENT 353523 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 10:22 PM

I also agree that Naturalist is the best. They are great, environmentally friendly and the carpets dry fast. I had white carpet and it wouldn't have stayed that way without them.


 COMMENT 353571 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-13 08:32 AM

Call Tom Conklin with Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning 569-7027 -- he's honest, reliable, and reasonably priced. We've been using him for years. Be sure to have him clean your fabric sofas, too -- he does an excellent job.


 COMMENT 353575 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-13 08:41 AM

Another vote for Joe Del Bonis. His crew always does an excellent job, shows up on time, and charges very fairly.


 COMMENT 353576P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-13 08:41 AM

I've used Star Rug quite a few times. They seem reasonably priced and do a good job. They will do area rugs at your house too.


 COMMENT 353605 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-13 09:48 AM

I manage a franchise that specializes in disaster restoration, including rug/carpet cleaning. We get some pretty dirty jobs, and we outsource to EnviroSolutions. Over the past three years they have yet to fail even once at getting out even the deepest dirt/odors. Very professional, thorough, and reasonably priced. Lawrence, the owner, shows enthusiasm for and takes pride in his work. Highly recommend. 705-4531.


 GOOSEBERRY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-13 10:42 AM

We have used Coleman Carpet & Upholstery for 20 years.
They are a local family company and they do excellent work.


 COMMENT 369517P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 02:41 PM

Had the traffic paths on a light colored carpet done by Del Bonis and it looked better than it has for years despite several cleanings by other companies. Their truck machine really works well both with steam for cleaning and powerful extraction, and carpet was just slightly damp afterward. We were amazed at how much better the carpet looked. In fact, the traffic areas were much cleaner than the areas we thought weren't dirty. Highly recommend Del Bonis.

Later we had Absolute do the whole house, and it was a big disappointment. Didn't look much different before/after, and the carpet was soaking wet. After they left we went over some areas with a shop vac where furniture needed to go back, and got it much dryer. The machine they use is a bigger version of the kind you can rent, and they used soapy water. Also added a big extra charge for doing the "heavily soiled" areas, so it ended up costing almost the same as Del Bonis.

We do not recommend Absolute.



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