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Carpet Cleaners
updated: Nov 08, 2010, 11:46 AM

Can anyone recommend a great and trustworthy carpet/upholstery cleaner that doesn't charge an arm and a leg?


Places People Are Talking About:

Abbey Carpet & FlooringAbsolute Carpet CareAlfonso Lazaro
Coleman'sDel BonisNaturalist
NuLifeRosa at Hair SelectRuben's carpet cleaning
SB Carpet CleaningStar Rug CleanersSylvestri
Unique Carpet CareVons

What People Are Saying:

 COMMENT 119846 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-08 11:56 AM

I really like Del Bonis. Friendly, show up on time, reasonable prices and they do a great job. I've been using them for years.

 

 COMMENT 119847 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-08 12:00 PM

Joe Del Bonis is a great guy. Very honest and a dependable and good worker.

 

 LIZTISH340 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-08 12:13 PM

My friends and I use Naturalist. 884 1911
They are two young guys who use natural products. On time, respectful and good workers, always on time. I'm going to call them right now for my home.

 

 COMMENT 119851 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-08 12:19 PM

We use Del Bonis too! His equipment works - not like some of the carpet guys out there.

 

 COMMENT 119861 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-08 12:32 PM

You cannot beat the rates and service of Alfonso Lazaro and his sons. I personally vouch for him. He will be cleaning my carpet this weekend.

805-451-8591

 

 COMMENT 119863 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-08 12:37 PM

Good service and price--

Ruben's carpet cleaning
cell 689-3877
office 898-0255

 

 COMMENT 119881 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-08 01:31 PM

Coleman's

 

 COMMENT 119907 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-08 02:30 PM

I highly recommend Tom Conklin at Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning. I have used him for over a decade.

569-7027

 

 COMMENT 119909 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-08 02:43 PM

Tom Conklin at Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning is the best. We have used him for years and he always does a fantastic job.

 

 COMMENT 119910 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-08 02:49 PM

Avoid the Naturlalists, you could rent a machine and do a better job. Castro or Del Bonis are awesome!

 

 COMMENT 119921 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-08 03:28 PM

Does anyone know where I can rent a carpet cleaner and do it myself?

 

 COMMENT 119928 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-08 03:46 PM

I always rented the Rug Doctor at Vons. Just buy the normal jug of shampoo. Don't get sucked into spending a lot of money for the fancy spot cleaners, etc.

BTW, the shampoo & Rug Doctor will run you at least $50/day. Alfonso Lazaro (805-451-8591) will give you a comparable rate, do a better job, in quicker time. Ever since he has done my carpets I have stopped using the Rug Doctor.

 

 COMMENT 119929 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-08 03:50 PM

I have been using Star rug cleaners for about 10 years. Always happy with them.

 

 COMMENT 119976 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-08 06:13 PM

Always used Castro, now maybe Castro and Sons. They have a Carpinteria number, but have always been prompt to appointments in Goleta and Santa Barbara. I hear Colemans' is good too.

 

 COMMENT 119981 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-08 06:19 PM

Just my opinion but the professional job is worth the price over the rug doctor. With that machine you rent, you don't really get the solvents that get out the stains. You'll see them back in a few weeks, max.

I forgot to mention that the last time I had my carpets cleaned by Del Bonis, just the other month, I think the tech mentioned they were using green products now.

I'm not 100% sure, but something for comparison's sake.

 

 COMMENT 120020 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-09 03:53 AM

I took Colemans a complete set of car carpets which they cleaned well. Removed all stains and odors.

 

 GREG agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-09 06:21 AM

Del Bonis Carpet Cleaning is dependable, reasonable in price - friendly and efficient. Recommended. 682-0446; Joe's cell number is 331 5996

 

 COMMENT 120031 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-09 06:41 AM

We like The Naturalist too - they use an enzyme based cleaning solution which is non-toxic to you and your pets, and is environmentally friendly. Their work is guaranteed, so if it isn't perfect after the first go-round, they will come back and make it right at no extra charge.

 

 COMMENT 120033 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-09 06:47 AM

Coleman's has been cleaning our carpets and furniture for decades. Since John started his business in San Roque. Cheap? No. But worth the extra $s.

 

 COMMENT 120034 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-09 06:51 AM

I like The Naturalist. Very reasonable price (about half what Coleman's charges), and the carpet is completely dry in two hours at most. The carpets look great.

 

 COMMENT 120068 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-09 08:39 AM

The Naturalist is good if you like your carpets to dry with a crunchy texture.

I like Sylvestri at 805-451-5358. He uses a truck mounted machine (this is important as it's a much more powerful system than the smaller portable machines), his prices are reasonable, and he gets the stains out.

 

 COMMENT 120079 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-09 09:01 AM

Always happy with Colemans.

 

 COMMENT 120084 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-09 09:23 AM

Don't use NuLife. Fairly expensive but they promise a superior job. However, carpet not very clean, puddles left on hardwood floor next to carpet and near feet of furniture, took all day to get dry enough to walk on, crunchy and sticky when dry.

 

 COMMENT 120122 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-09 11:08 AM

"Unique Carpet Care" great company, leaves no residue, and actually cleans carpets and I mean clean I almost replaced my carpets 2 years ago until Unique cleaned them like new. Very reasonable price to.

 

 SEEDLADY agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-09 12:09 PM

In north county, Abbey is very good.

 

 SBALAX agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-09 01:01 PM

Unique does an outstanding job! 962-4053. They did a great job on our 2 bedroom unit and our 1 bedroom rental and two large carpeted balconies for just $185.00. Stains that we thought would be there forever are GONE!

 

 COMMENT 120260 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-09 04:02 PM

Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning does a really good job. He (Tom Conklin) goes above and beyond. Very affordable and he has brand new equipment. 569-7027

 

 COMMENT 120288 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-09 05:28 PM

Santa Barbara Carpet ...Tom Conklin... fair prices and a really good service.

 

 COMMENT 120341P agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-09 11:23 PM

Unique and Naturalist both do great work.

 

 BILLY BOB agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-10 08:59 AM

Absolute Carpet Care is very good. Honest, inexpensive, reliable. 252-0702

 

 COMMENT 136581 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-01-14 06:24 PM

Try Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning.. Tom is a friendly guy and does a really good job for a fair price.

 

 COMMENT 151536 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-03-07 09:29 AM

I had the Naturalist Co. come out and they gave a quote of $100 for 4 rooms. I had everything moved out of the rooms and vac’d when they arrived. When the carpets were done the carpet did not look like they were just cleaned and they were dull looking. The young man who came out to clean and who talked me into a sealant which was another $40, he was done in less than a hour and seemed to be in a hurry. I called and let them know I was not pleased with the job, and the 2 original guys came out to check his work and redid 3 of the rooms, but also charged me an additional $10 for chemical, they said. Now it is at a $150. It looked better, but the stains started coming back as it dried and was still looked dull.

 

 COMMENT 151572 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-03-07 10:39 AM

So I called and had Absolute Carpet Care come out 3-4 days later, when they were finished (2.5 hours) the carpets were brighter and smelled clean. They use a hot water extraction, and I saw the water that came out of the machine. It was like café mocha color, not what you would expect for just cleaned carpet, 3x at that. And when he left the carpets were not real wet. It was raining that day. And they only charged me $90 with nothing extra.

 

 COMMENT 160704 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-04-03 01:46 PM

Call Tom Conklin at Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning, he does a really good job. Fair price and good, organized efficient work...

 

 COMMENT 330876 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-12 08:10 PM

Another vote for Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning. I saw the referrals here on Edhat, called the owner Tom, he came out today and did a terrific job for a very reasonable price. He will definitely get the job again next time.

 

 COMMENT 340899 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 08:17 AM

We just used Tom Conklin of Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning 569-7027 to spruce up our carpets for the holidays. He did a beautiful job for a fraction of the price charged by any other carpet cleaner we have used. I see he has been recommended by other readers, but he's so good, I thought this was worthy of an update.

 

 COMMENT 388850 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-03-23 05:19 PM

I would also recommend Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning
Tom the owner does the work and is really very professional. His van is neat and clean and he is organized when he's working. He does'nt up sell Call him, he's a nice guy too
805-569-7027

 

 COMMENT 412171 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-05-24 09:15 AM

We've used Erasmo at Fresh Rinse for many years and have always been completely satisfied- very reasonable and carpets are always clean. they will also always come back at no charge if spots surface after cleaning.

 

 

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