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Do you own a designer handbag that could use a face-lift? A-List can handle any of your Coach, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabana, Chanel, Versace or any other handbag you might have! From leather to fabric, with my experience of cleaning the most challenging upholstery to leather, I will bring a whole new life to your most treasured and precious accessories! There's no wallet too small nor hobo bag too large for A-List!

Wallet after cleaning completed with a protective finish to help keep it clean.

 
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Inside before...
 
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After cleaning- no more makeup stains!
 

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Lastly, the exterior is all pimped out and guarded with a protective finish!
 
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For More information, please contact us at kevin@alistcarpetcleaning.com

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



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Today, we are no doubt living in a world where we want the best for us and the planet; I'm all about taking steps to better ourselves. I've been a professional in the cleaning industry since the 1970's, and Oh, how so much has changed!

Back in the 1970's you used to have your carpets shampooed. This was performed by a rotary machine filled with water and a soap. In chemistry, a soap is a salt composed of a fatty acid. I remember the main surfactant of the cleaner we used was coconut oil. Soaps have a tendency to leave a residue (i.e., soap scum as in your bath tub). Hence the old rumors: your carpets get dirtier after you have them cleaned!

We realized this and followed the proper steps with the laundry industry -as they were using detergents with the carpet cleaning industry following in their footsteps. A detergent is a surfactant, or a mixture of surfactants with "cleaning properties in dilute solutions." These substances are usually alkylbenzenesulfonates- a family of compounds that are similar to soap but are more soluble in hard water; because the polar sulfonate (of detergents) is less likely than the polar carboxyl (of soap) to bind to calcium and other ions found in hard water. I know, holy mother of GOD, right?! This, no doubt, is where the knowledge of the carpet cleaner kicks in!

Today's detergents range from the most mild ingredients to some pretty heavy duty agents. With twentyfive years of hands-on industry experience, I can't express enough, the more often you clean your carpets, the less aggressive and more mild cleaner we can use, along with less water-meaning quicker drying times! Also, less labor, meaning the cheaper the cost for you...hence the saying "don't over clean your carpet"... that saying is a complete oxymoron all together. What it mean is simply: don't over clean the carpet in one cleaning, more frequent cleanings; less aggressive extends the life of the carpet.

So all of a sudden the "going green" craze and frenzy starts. If you've purchased these products, you've probably realized/noted that the cost is twice as much and the cleaning results are not as good. Well guess what? The green carpet cleaners are back to using the soaps we used in the 1970's! SURPRISE! The resolving properties and not doing as well of a cleaning job are back! Not to the same extreme as we had back in the 1970's, but still having some of those issues. My experience has been this, in a nutshell: I'm going through 2x the amount of water trying to achieve the same results as I can with a detergent. I'm using 2X the electricity. The cost of product is more expensive. The ending result is a more saturated carpet that will take longer to dry. Your final bill, when everything is said and done no doubt will be even more costly. On that note, I'm not finding anything Green about this.

Unless you're extremely sensitive to detergents and chemicals, (meaning you have to use a special laundry detergent or can't wear makeup due to breaking out), Then you have nothing to worry about assuming you have a carpet cleaner that indefinatly understands the chemistry of the detergents and soaps he's using.

I always recommend more frequent and less aggressive cleanings. I hope this article helps you understand things from a "behind the scenes" stand point with the knowledge from a carpet cleaner's point of view. I think things are far too driven by the marketers' of green products vs. the knowledge of how green they really are and the impact they really have here. I'm all about saving the planet and using the latest technology -just as long as it makes sense!

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

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A traditional cape style area rug is a blue and white striped cotton area rug. Being cotton they are super adsorbent and tend to soil fast and get dirty looking quickly. These rugs have a few challenges in cleaning them...but you can always count on A-List for having a few trade secrets up it's sleeve to get these looking brand new.

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...and here's that same rug after I've done my magic to. I'll also be applying my protective finish which will help in resisting soiling, spots and stains and make the need of cleaning less frequent.

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

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"This is your captain speaking from A-List Carpet Cleaning"...

"Stewardess, can we check we have cleaners that meet the requirements of Boeing D6-7127?" Check!

"Do we have the insurance requirements to work on private jets?" Check!

Sounds like we're cleared for take off and announce that A-List is now offering our services to clean your private jet!

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

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As summer weather starts to begin, our weekend trips to the cape welcome us. A-List is ready to freshen up your summer home as it's been closed up all winter. A-List covers the entire cape including the Islands. You can count on A-List...give us a call today to set up an appointment.

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

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Wedding and Graduation season is here. With so much to do and guests coming to your home, along with trying to look your best and budgets. A-List gets it! We would love to come just touch things up and work with you to help your special day be perfect!

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

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