About Reliable Carpet Maintenance

Thank you for your interest in Reliable Maintenance! We have been keeping the carpets and upholstery clean in Northern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin for over 30 years! We strive to keep our prices competitive while continuing to provide you with the service you’ve come to expect from our company. Schedule today!

Our family owned and operated business offers a one-stop shop for many of the services you need in your home, including: • All types of Carpet Cleaning • Free bottle of Carpet Spotter with Order • Oriental rug Cleaning • Upholstery Cleaning • Leather Cleaning • Tile & Grout Cleaning • Cleaning the interior of Vehicles, RV’s, Boats • Office & Commercial Cleaning • VCT stripping and refinishing

  • Carpet Cleaning

    This is one of the single most important and simple things you can do for your home. It will not only improve the look and feel of your home, but can have a positive effect on the health of your family! Why not see it for yourself?

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  • Upholstery Cleaning

    When was the last time you had your upholstery cleaned? Many people cannot remember or they have never had it cleaned. Why not have it cleaned and see the shine it had when you first bought it or see the colors jump off the fabric again like when it was new?

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  • Tile & Grout Cleaning

    We know that you wash your tile regularly. But, does the tile just not look as clean? Soil can get caught in tiny holes and textured areas that are very tough to remove. What about the grout, the 'catch-all' of the tile? Looking dull and discolored? Have it cleaned and be surprised!

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End-of-Summer Checklist: Getting Your Home Ready for Fall and Winter

This blog post is from a guest contributor: Paul Denikin from the website DadknowsDIY.com. Check it out after reviewing these reminders!

When summer turns to fall, the days get shorter and to-do lists get longer. Not only will you have to clean up, take down and store your summer-only gear, but you’ll also have to work hard to get your house ready for fall and winter. Here’s a checklist of tasks to consider as you transition from the dogs days of summer to winter’s long, cold nights.

 

  • Clean your gutters.Leaves, sticks and small debris can turn into big problems if left in your gutters. Clearing out the trash will help keep your gutters safe when the winter snow and ice piles up. Gutters should be cleaned regularly, but as the leaves keep falling you may need to increase the frequency. As you examine your gutters, you might want to also consider upgrading to seamless gutters or installing gutter guards to help reduce clogging and increase safety.
  • Secure your windows. Inspect your windows for gaps where the cold winter air can seep in, making minor caulking repairs when necessary. You’ll want to know before winter settles in if sealing gaps doesn’t fix the problem, that way you have plenty of time to hire installers to bring in replacement windows before it gets too cold. Since the days are getting shorter you might also want to consider window treatments that really maximize natural lighting, as well as replacing screens, blinds and curtains where needed.
  • Seal your outdoor wood. Your decks, fences, porch furniture and other outdoor wooden items need to be protected from winter’s harsher elements. At the start of summer you probably threw on a coat with UV inhibitors to protect from fading in the sun. For the winter you’ll need to apply a sealant stain and check the deck’s overall stability. Prepare for vulnerabilities that can arise during a wet winter with freezing temperatures.
  • Inspect your siding. Take a close look for siding that’s bending, buckling or bulging, which can be a sign of bigger problems. As you close down the summer aspects of your house before to check your siding for holes. Insects might use holes to survive the winter, which can wreak havoc on your house.
  • Check your roof. Getting your roof ready for winter isn’t just about climbing up and having a look around. You’ll want to test your roof with all your senses—examining the integrity of the shingles. Look especially for curling shingles, or ones that are easily broken, or other signs that a roof replacement is on the horizon. While repairing or replacing a roof is never fun, it’s especially more difficult when it occurs in the shorter, cooler days of winter.
  • Clean and store your awnings. Before boarding up your awnings for the end of the warm season, give them a good cleaning. Be sure they have plenty of time to dry completely and air out before closing them up for the season.

 

Preparing your house for winter can be very exciting. As you box away your pool toys and barbeque equipment, you can reach for a cup of hot cocoa and get ready to relax.