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If you want to learn a thing or two about carpet, the carpet cleaning industry, or even upholstery and its maintenance, then this is the place for you! Get information or start a conversation. Cline Services wants to hear from you! So please, post your comments and feel free to share any post you find interesting with your friends, family, or favorite social media outlet.

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April 25, 2013 by Leave a comment

How often do you believe an ad that offers a huge discount, or “order within the next ten minutes,” or my favorite- selling “below cost.” (Go to the bank and tell them you want to borrow money to start a business that sells things for less than you pay for them and watch how fast they point you to the door.)

At Cline Services we don’t insult your intelligence or make you hold a coupon or call before a certain time. I, Chip Cline, as owner-operator, will work with you to give you the most for your money when it comes to scheduling carpet cleaning in the Charlotte area and upholstery cleaning also.

Feel free to call me directly at 704-621-6208 to get an up-front, reliable quote. In a minute or two we’ll set an appointment and you’ll be on your way to having freshly cleaned carpeting and/or upholstery. Thanks! Chip

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Shoestring Budgets

March 29, 2013 by Leave a comment
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Photo courtesy Dacotah Media.

Carpet Cleaners on Shoestring Budgets

Have you noticed how many carpet cleaners there are in Charlotte? Not just Charlotte, mind you, but in Huntersville, Cramerton, York, Ft. Mill, Belmont, Davidson, Mint Hill… well, you get the idea. Have you ever wondered why?

Carpet Cleaners Provide a Valuable Service

First of all, carpet cleaners provide a very valuable service. Let’s face it, there is lots of business, too! Most residential properties have carpeting. All of them have upholstery! Carpets, rugs, upholstery and even mattresses need to be cleaned regularly. Manufacturers recommend regular, professional cleaning to prevent wear and tear and to remove toxins and allergens. Plus, once carpets have been cleaned, they look and smell nice!

Residential properties aren’t the only source of business, either. Offices large and small often have carpeting. Commercial carpet cleaning can be very lucrative. Not only do office buildings need to have their carpets cleaned, but so do rental properties, apartment buildings, condos and town homes.

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The sheet test

March 14, 2013 by Leave a comment

How often do you change the sheets on your bed? Your kids’ beds? The dog's bed? On a regular basis, right?

Well everyone shares the sofa, the recliner, the favorite “TV watching chair.” And often after coming home from work, after coming in from yard play or the soccer game, or while enjoying (oops!) a favorite snack or beverage.

Drape a white sheet over your sofa for a week or two and you’ll ask yourself, “When DID I have this cleaned last?”

You know, if I’m already cleaning the carpet in your house, I can offer you a great price to add an upholstered piece or two. We’re already there, the equipment is set up, it’s just a matter of attaching a different tool to the powerful, truck-mounted steam cleaner.

Remember, our carpet cleaning services the greater Charlotte NC area, and I, as the owner, am on every job.
—Chip Cline

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Have You Ever Had Your Upholstery Cleaned?

March 7, 2013 by Leave a comment

Furniture Upholstery imageHave You Ever Had Your Home’s Upholstery Cleaned?

Have you ever been asked by your cleaner?

The next time you need your carpets cleaned, get your upholstery cleaned, too! Upholstery suffers from the same woes as do carpets. The main difference is that carpets get stepped on more. (If you have small children or pets, this may not be the case!) Furniture upholstery gets wiped on with greasy fingers, collects dust and dust mites, and seems to be a magnet for pet hair. People with long hair tend to leave behind gifts for upholstery, too! During flu season, upholstery can get sneezed on or—more likely—contagious fingers can leave behind bugs you don’t want. During summer months—especially in humid areas like Charlotte, NC—sweaty backs can stain upholstery. Not a pretty sight, but it does happen. With all these reasons for cleaning your home’s upholstery, have you ever had it cleaned? Has any cleaner you have had over even asked if you would like it cleaned?

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Bottom Feeders

March 7, 2013 by Leave a comment

Image of chick going Cheap! Cheap!There’s a Crowd at the Bottom

If you’ve done a search lately for Charlotte, NC carpet cleaners, you’ve no doubt found a lot of listings! Same goes for CraigsList. There are a lot of cleaners all shouting the same thing, “Hire us! We’re the cheapest!” Have you noticed how crowded it is at the bottom? If all of these cleaners are doing their level best to show who is cheapest, you have to ask yourself why. As we all know, cheap doesn’t equate to quality. If a business offers a service based solely on the fact that it’s practically given away, then what does that say about the quality of that service? 

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