From the Daily Camera July 23, 2010 click on greener carpet cleaning below to go to daily camera site comment
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Allergy reaction or a chemical reaction caused our baby to break out in hives. After our one year old baby kept breaking out in hives we took her to an allergy specialist. We could not figure out why when we left our home on vacation she would get much better, when we came home she developed the hives again. The doctor asked us what have you introduced into your home during this time that is a possible cause. We could not, at first, think of anything we were doing different. Then later I remembered we had our carpets cleaned by Stanley Steamer. We called the company and asked what chemicals were applied. They could not tell us or did not know what chemicals were used by the operator. They gave our money back. So we ripped up all the carpeting and replaced them. Being so afraid to get our carpets cleaned again, we waited four years, but couldn't stand the stains anymore. We investigated looking up a company that would be safe. We decided to use Lady Bug carpet cleaning people who claim to not use chemicals. The carpets looked very clean and were dry rather quickly. We have had no problems with allergic reactions and it is six months later. Shawn and Sherri Adel , Denver, CO Feb 2010. submitted July 17, 2010 to lady bug carpet care
The vapor steam cleaning is awesome. Never realized you could clean so many items in my home. Bathroom feels so clean.................. Joe H. of Boulder [submitted
I just moved to Fort Collins with a couple of dirty area rugs. I have never tried eco-friendly carpet cleaning and was really excited to find the Lady Bug Carpet service. I drove from Ft. Collins to Loveland and Deborah promised (and delivered) same-day service! Unfortunately, I have cheap rugs and they could not be properly cleaned; Deborah was prudent about really deep, wet cleaning because she did not want to harm my rugs (thanks!). Instead, she was kind and professional enough to offer me a 100% refund on services. While eco-cleaning didn't work out for me this time, Deborah's professionalism and integrity have me hopeful that I'll be able to go green in the future (and I've learned to avoid World Market rugs!). Thanks again, Lady Bug! -Caitlin
December 19, 2009, sent by Lori Grey of Boulder, -------"Once in awhile in this product saturated world of endless promises and claims that this product/service works the best, I am delighted to refer this green local service to anyone needing their carpets cleaned. I was getting tired of the new media wave of getting people to buy into the new marketing tool about being green is the only way to go. Don't misunderstand my intent, I do care about not polluting our earth, recycling, etc ... But after seeing my girlfriend's filthy carpet being transformed into almost new carpeting, and then using this company in my home, I'm totally sold on this method of green cleaning.
###### My carpet was matted, stained, and an eye sore to my new home. Having done my own carpet cleaning with a home steam machine, after five years my carpet looked pretty worn out. I had a neighbor who commented on Lady Bug People had done her carpet the last two years, and she loved the way her carpet felt after each cleaning. Having no money to replace carpeting at this time, I decided to try them. I was amazed as I watched the machine go over my carpet and saw the host start working its magic. The stains disappeared and the matted carpet soon was fluffy. I was so happy----- but would it last like this? I have been vacuuming it again and again with good results as the carpet continues to stay lifted and clean after a few months. it was so worth the money. They rocked in CastleRock.. sent to Lady Bug Carpet Care from Sheila of CastleRock, CO--November, 2009
Having to replace 2000 sq ft of carpeting would of cost us alot of money, so my husband said we had to live with what we got. I hated having my inlaws over for the holidays with soiled puppy stains and dirty walk areas on our carpet. My mother-in-law is a clean freak. Having only a two day notice that they were coming to visit, I decided to try a dry method because it would be still wet if I did it with a steam cleaning method. I was so surprised to see how the dry system worked out the puppy stains and old stains that kept coming back from previous cleanings also disappeared. Usually the odor from cleaning the puppy stains would smell pretty bad for a while and this time there was hardly a hint of urine smells from cleaning. THe Carpet really looked awesome. I am so relieved to have my home smell and look great again. What it did for me feeling comfortable in my home when my inlaws were here ,I can't tell you enough. I wanted to thank Deborah and Fred by sending this letter of recommendation for their web page. see you next year!!!! ------from Gia, Arvada, Nov, 09
Fifteen years ago, my husband and I built our new home. Unfortunately, when we were in the showroom picking out carpet, we were looking at small swatches, and didn't realize we were picking out such light carpet (almost white). Well, over the years, we tried steam cleaning and having professional carpet cleaners come, and it just seemed to kind of "scratch the surface", if you will. I saw an ad for Lady Bug, and the "host" process of carpet cleaning, and decided I would give it a try....nothing much to lose at this point. There were some traffic areas of our carpet that were almost black (probably seemed that dark due to the light color of the carpet). When Deborah first came, she said that this first application would have to be considered a "restoration" due to the condition of the carpet. Well, she worked miracles that first time...the cleanest our carpet had been in YEARS! I have used Deborah the Lady Bug for the last several years, and the carpet continues to get better and better. I would NEVER use anything or anyone else at this point. Especially when she explained to me that steamers just drive the dirt deeper into the carpet, and then it comes back up over time (we found that to be true with our steamer experience).
I would highly recommend Deborah's service to anyone! It was certainly a miraculous recovery for us, and was A LOT cheaper than having to buy and install new carpet!!
Joni Maycumber, Mead, CO, sent April 21, 2009
July 1, 2008 sent from Golden, CO
Ladybug Carpet Care,
Thanks again for the wonderful job you did on our carpets! Your carpet cleaning method, product and good customer service really made the difference and saved us thousands of dollars in the end. For anyone interested in using this service, learn from our story and use Ladybug Carpet Care first.
We bought a foreclosed home in Golden with dozens of large carpet stains. We talked to several carpet cleaning service providers and were deciding between Ladybug and another company. Both firms told us they did not steam clean and that their methods would not apply harsh chemicals to the carpet. However, the other firm was less expensive and related to another individual we knew and so we went with them. Big mistake! The firm we went with did use a form of steam cleaning in the end with chemicals that reacted to the stains in the carpet and made them drastically worse. It turns out the previous owner had put chemicals on the stains and never cleaned the chemicals out. When the chemical the steam cleaner used were applied to the carpet, they reacted to the chemicals dried into the carpet and turned the stains dark orange! And somehow, the carpet cleaning firm we used decided to do this to the entire carpet instead of testing it on one first. The steam cleaner then spent several days trying to extract the stains with very limited success. Worse, he spread the stains and put excessive water in the carpet and pad which took several days to dry. During the drying process, we had movers move our belongings and we moved into our new home. The stains came back nearly as bad as they had been to start (because of the water / drying process) and worse in some places where the movers tracked new dirt in on the carpet. Before the steam cleaner started, he swore all stains would come up. By the time he was done, he said the stains were permanent and would never come out.
We called Ladybug back and begged them to come look at the stains. They applied their product and method to two sample stain spots to demonstrate what kind of result we could expect. The stains were immediately lifted out of the carpet. We learned that Ladybug’s process extracts moisture and stains from the carpet using organic / green products – a very different process than steam cleaners and chemical applications that can permanently damage your carpet. Ladybug cleaned all of the stains and saved us from having to replace 1200 square feet of carpet which would have cost us $3,000 - $4,000. We would have saved even more money if we would have gone with Ladybug from the start. Our biggest lesson learned is that there are many folks who claim to be carpet cleaning experts trying to make a quick buck but few that really know the business well. Ladybug is one of those and we highly recommend them. They may not be the “low bid” but the results and customer service are well worth the little extra needed to get it done right the first time!
THIS IS BRILLIANT!!
The beautiful work you do on reusing the HOST bucket...AWESOME!!!
I am glad to have seen the web site...
Kari L. Eschmann
Retail Sales Manager
HOST/Racine Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 1648
Racine, WI 53401
June 2, 2006
Dear Deborah and Troy, Thank you for a great job on our carpets and for doing the oriental. The store looks so much better. I appreciate your kindness. Fondly, Ann Hall, Ann's Resell, Longmont, CO
March 13, 2006 "I have been using a Rug doctor and my carpets were matted, dull, and spots reappeared worse after each time I would clean the carpets. Lady Bug came and in no time the carpets were soft to walk on, renewed. The rug doctor is banned from this house. Thankyou! ladybug. Tony, Erie, CO
March 10, 2006 My name is Ann and I am a registered nurse. I have had my carpets cleaned the "ladybug way" twice now and I will never choose another method for carpet cleaning.As a registered nurse, licensed in 6 states and a job that requires me to speak and teach lung disease issues with thousands of folks around the nation, and an Asthmatic myself, this method of carpet cleaning is the safest thing you will ever do for you and your family.There are no fumes, no irritants to inhale and most of all there will never be a chance to have any MOLD build up in your home.
Most lung disease patient's have a difficult time when breathing in cleaning fluids. It causes their airways to become inflamed and irritated, which in turn triggers an attack. Attacks can range from mild to deadly.
I would not want to take a chance with someone I loved to have chemicals placed into the carpet. Especially folks that have children with asthma or other lung related diseases. Children are on the floor continuously, inhaling whatever is buried in the carpet. So if you can not afford, tile, wood or linoleum flooring the only recommendation I would make is to use the " THE LADYBUG METHOD" TO CLEAN ALL YOUR CARPETS. Even old carpets can be brought back to life after just a few cleanings. If this is your first rug cleaning, you will be amazed at the length of time the carpets stay fresh and clean.
As I have been told by many retail carpet sales people, never use any chemicals on your carpets, as this will cause the soil to build up on the pad and the stain will continue to come back up after cleanings. I was told to use equal amounts of white vinegar and water to spot clean. By taking this advise and using the Ladybug method I never have to worry that my pets or granddaughters will ever inhale toxic fumes.
Thank you Ladybug for this wonderful cleaning method. You should be in every home in America.
Ann from Superior, Colorado
Febuary 10, 2006 "Why haven't I heard about this carpet process before? My carpets look and feel great." -- Joni, Berthoud, CO
December 22, 2005 "I am so glad I found your service. I really thought I would have to replace my carpets in the dining room. They look beautiful now, and I am not embrassed to entertain my in-laws. Thanks, Ladybug carpet care." C.R., Lyons, CO
November 23, 2005 "I was very doubtful when my husband hired Ladybug carpet care, because I could not see how they could clean carpets without water. I remember saying 'would you like to take a shower in dry powder, how can dry be better?' I came home from work, and the second I walked into the living room I was shocked how it looked. I took my shoes off and walked on them and they felt so soft and plushy. And the house smelled so nice. Now I admit, water is not better. I tell all my friends about the Host system." Sally, Lafeyette, CO
July 17, 2005 "I called Lady Bug lady, Deborah, with a major problem... Mice had nested in my couch when I put my stuff in storage for a year... the smell was terrible... They took the cushions, home and brought them back clean... AND there was no mouse urine smell. I am so relieved I called them." Sara A, Boulder
June 1, 2005 " My stone tile was so dirty I thought the grout was black and the tile color was brown. I did not know how to clean them, and when Troy-Ladybug was cleaning the carpets, he ran the machine over the tile. The color was pinkish and the grout was gray. I decided to clean them. They used the same machine that cleaned the carpet to clean the stone tile. My husband and I watched as our Kitchen floor became a totally different color. I Still don't know how this host stuff could work so good. But it did." Linda, Gunbarrel Colorado
March 2005, "Just wanted to thankyou ladybug for your hard work and the beautiful job you did on my area rugs. They look so clean and new." Nancy, Frederick, CO
November 28 2004 "I wanted to say thankyou again for your service. I never thought those stains could come out, and my carpets smell and look so much better. Love your lady bug logo." Merrisa, Broomfield
October 3, 2004 "I saved so much money by having Ladybug carpet care clean my area rugs. Years ago I sent them to a rug cleaning company. they kept them for over a month, and they cost a fortune. Lady Bug came and clean them all and they were ready to use. the cost was half of the other cleaners. Judith, Lyons
August, 2003 "I used host before I found Ladybug Carpet Care, on my copper colored carpets that are 30 years old. I have never used steam cleaning and my carpets still look new. I love the color of my carpets and Lady Bug cleaners have continued to clean my carpets every few years. I love this host process. I know you will too". Betty, Gunbarrel area
October, 2002 "My husband steamed cleaned our living room and put the furniture back down on the carpeting the next day. When I moved the furniture again there were large long mahogny stains from the wood furniture that transfered to my white carpeting. I called Lady Bug and they came out and removed the stains. I was so worried about the stains on my white carpeting i was sick!!! I found the host system so easy, because i don't have to worry about the carpeting drying for days and I move the furniture back on immediately." Freda, Loveland
Febuary, 2000 "I had my stairs done by a local steam cleaning company and in one week the stairs look horrible, worse than before. The were black streaks going down the front of the stairs and the end of each step was black. I called Lady Bug carpet care. ANd they restored the carpets to almost brand new. And the carpets did not wick back dirt as the steam cleaning method did. I thought we would have to replace the stairs but thanks to Ladybug we did not have to. We use Lady Bug Carpet care only and very happy we do. Steve, Berthoud.
Dear Lady Bug,
I really was pleased with the carpet cleaning yesterday.
I was very pleased with the fact that it was vacuumed very nicely this time without any of the particles left behind.....It looked awesome....
This process is amazing--it really works! There's no smell, it 's dry, green and it took out old stains I have tried to remove for years. I had Deborah and Fred clean my regular carpet, an antique Heriz rug and four large chairs upholstered in a tapestry fabric. All were perfect and clean, when they finished. It even removed the dog hair!
I will never use any company but Lady Bug to clean my carpets and furniture again. WOW, I am blown away!
Rhona in Boulder