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Here's what's included...

  • leather seats cleaned conditioned and a protective finish applied or cloth seats cleaned and a protective finish applied
  • headliner cleaned
  • seat belts cleaned
  • carpets cleaned
  • door panels cleaned
  • trunk cleaned
  • mats cleaned
  • dashboard fully detailed (vents cleaned with a q-tip, depth of detail)
  • windows cleaned
  • door and trunk gaskets rejuvenated
  • door jams cleaned and waxed
  • hinges and locks lubed


No area of the car interior is left untouched as this is an extreme A-List style detail job!

Recently a client of mine that owns a car lot asked if I could swing by and take a look at a car carpet that they detailed but it didn't come out well. I redid the carpet for them and got it to look brand new. I have 25 years experience cleaning carpets on a professional level along with schooling, so this was quite simple for me. Then I was asked if I could do another car. Same results. Then I was asked if I could clean the seat belts. Again now problem. Headliners? Done! He was blown away by what I was capable of. I them began to tell him I'm also certified in leather cleaning. So they asked if I was interested in doing the entire interior of a car from top to bottom. So today was the day. Here's the story...

I first cleaned the leather seats, console, dash and door panels. Then conditioned them and finished them with a protective finish. Most detailers use a product called Lexol which cost about $9 and is a one step process verses my $380 Leather Cleaning Kit. They watched me like hawks, and when I was done, they all came out to smell the leather and touch it. They were in amazement, that it looked and smelt brand new!

I then cleaned the headliner, carpets, seat belts, mats and trunk. Again, brand new looking. I then cleaned all the glass, interior trim, entire dash, getting in every tiny crevices. I then cleaned the door jams and waxed them, lubed the locks and hinges and even shined all the door and trunk gaskets.

There was no spot left untouched! I now have the account to do all their cars. So I'm pleased to announce that I will do interiors. I am only doing hi quality top of the line work as my industry experience and products far exceed any regular detailers work.

b2ap3_thumbnail_cutlass4.jpgI'm certified to clean leather and carpeting along with 25 years experience. Along with my passion of cars as I've custom built my own hot rod as a passion and hobby of mine. I've owned this car for over 20 years and have built it from the ground up. I've been around cars my entire life. Along with owning my own speed shop as a hobby years ago. It just all came together and makes sense that my detailing work is beyond perfect.

I also have experience in cleaning yachts and private jets.

Pricing of Interiors start at $200 and up. Call for full details.


Kevin R. Houle
A-List Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning LLC
(339) 613-7565

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Yesterday I got called out to a complete disaster after a clients 7lbs dog vomited up yellow bile about the size of a golf ball. She panicked and kept working and working on it. The damage she caused was, bleaching of some of the original color of the rug. Distortion of the fibers from scrubbing and rubbing. And over wetting the stain, as it soaked the jute padding she had underneath causing the natural dyes of the jute to wick up into the rug and dying it.

This is in her living room and measures 10'x20', and I'm sure it wasn't cheap. I can't stress enough to keep your spot cleaning techniques as simple as possible and if you are not seeing results....STOP!

So now the challenge of trying to correct what I can and get this to look as best as possible and able to past the test of someone not noticing the damage. I ended up having to take the rug out of the house as this is going to need multiple steps of cleaning, and different techniques to try to correct what I can.

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_20130429_160648_265.jpgHere's what I've gotten the Oriental to after two stages of cleaning. I have corrected all the bleeding of the jute without causing any damage to the carpet. You can still see some damage from where the original stain was. At this point I'm going to let the rug fully dry and see what it looks like. As rugs tend to illuminate things in a wet state. At this stage it already looks about 80% better. My next decision will be based on risk verses results.


b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_20130429_180747_706.jpgHere we are, fully dry along with after a few more steps of some trade secrets I have under my sleeve. I've corrected about 95% of all the damage. I've been in contact with the client to fully discus where I'm at, and the other options and risks of working on this stain to try to correct the last 5%. She's more than happy with it and once again I've saved the day!

I can't stress enough, I'm available by text or email and available 24/7. I've answered my phone at 5am, at 11pm and on Sundays. I love what I do for work and saving the day is a passion of mine!

Here's the final picture after completly washing the rug...

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Kevin Houle
A-List Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, LLC
(339) 613-7565

 

 

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If you've ever dyed your hair, you know how nasty the dye can be. Get it on your cloths, and it's done! Today I had a client that dripped about half a dozen spots across her Oriental. As there is nothing capable of getting out the dye (typically with an oriental, synthetics might be a different story), with a bit of out of the box thinking and close inspection. The dye only penetrated about 1/10th of the fiber. With some care, I was able to use a pair of duck bill scissors and cut out about 95% of the dye without leaving divots in the rug that would be noticeable. Before you think anything is ruined or can't be taken out, you can always email me and I would be happy to talk about your unique situation.

Kevin Houle
A-List Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, LLC
(339) 613-7565

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A-List will be making a donation to help support the people affected from Mondays tragedy along with donating 10% of any of our sales for the next 30 days. Our hearts are with you Boston!

Kevin Houle
A-List Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, LLC
(339) 613-7565

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The chemistry that happens throughout the entire carpet cleaning process is actually very fascinating. Back in the 1970's, we would come in with shampooer machines and exfoliate the carpet with a rotary buffing machine in addition to soap. Following that would be an extraction process. The soaps used were composed of organic oils or fats; including coconut oil. Some common issues we had back then was that the soap particles left the carpets feeling stiff, drying times were lengthier, and there was an end result of residue or soap scum, leaving the carpets to re-soil rather quickly. 

b2ap3_thumbnail_detergent_molecule_structure_full_size_landscape.jpgThe carpet cleaning industry soon began following the laundry industry late 1970's to 1980's; resulting in the use of detergents. Detergents are an ion; composed with both a water loving end, and a water hating end. What happens is the water loving end bonds itself to a water molucule. Then the water hating end retracts the dirt that is in the carpet, which is attached to your carpet-and then forms a bond to it. After, comes another water hating end that bonds to it. This causes an attraction action, while the dirt attracts enough water-hating ends and gets pulled off the fiber.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Detergent-Micelle.gifSoon, the soil from your carpet is suspended by the detergent kind of looking a little like this. Now that the soil is in suspension, the rinsing process sucks up all the suspended soil. This is a vague explanation of how this process works.


Other factors that play into the chemistry, is the power of the detergent (Ph level), temperature of the detergent; as every eighteen degrees of water temperature doubles the efficiency of the detergent up to 150 degrees. Agitation also helps move the ions into the soil. Pre-soaking allows efficient time for the detergent to do the proper work. 


Therefore, as a true professional that understands the cleaning process, you're sure to receive the first-top quality in the end result. Over the past twenty five years I've spent extensive and thorough time with my trainings, licensing and knowledge of the industry.

I'm passionate about and take great pride in my industry knowledge! I would love to answer any of your questions or cleaning myths that you may have heard and would like to be resolved; please contact me at anytime.

Kevin Houle
A-List Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, LLC
(339) 613-7565

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The pleats of your sofa play a huge role in the esthetics of your upholstery. Often the pleats can take quite a beating from the grinding of shoes along them. From dirt to shoe polish, the cleaning process to get these clean can have to be quite aggressive. As most upholstery is made from natural textiles, there are a number of problems that can happen during the cleaning process. An inexperienced upholstery cleaner can leave them looking clean, yet shrunk, wrinkled or worse, even with some dye loss. All of these results are unacceptable to me. I spent the extra time to avoid any of these results and protect your upholstery from being ruined. Sometimes I can even correct the damage from a previous cleaner with a blocking process.

Kevin Houle
A-List Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, LLC
(339) 613-7565

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