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Start Fresh Restoration & Carpet Connoisseurs uses the latest technology in truck mounted steam soil extraction machinery, as well as manufacturer prescribed cleansers that are specific to fiber and flooring type. The company’s expertise lies in restorative cleaning, sealing, polishing, and buffing of tile, grout, stone, carpeting, hardwood, upholstery, exotic rugs, and dryer vents.
Owner Scott Sunkel says industry technology has come a long way since its beginning 50 years ago. “The days of using soap and water to clean carpets are in the past. With today’s environmentally-conscious, nontoxic cleaning lines that are EPA registered and VOC compliant, combined with powerful soil extraction capabilities, there’s no excuse for professionally compromised workmanship.”
With a proven track record of 29 years, Mr. Sunkel believes his success stems from the fact that he holds and maintains certification with the industry’s governing body and educator, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). “Anyone can buy professional equipment and start a cleaning business, but knowing how to use it takes time and education,” he says. Mr. Sunkel is certified in all methods of cleaning, including surface dry cleaning and deep restorative steam extraction.
“We are very much a nuts-and-bolts operation. Our goal is to educate the interested on how to properly care for their flooring in between professional cleanings. By working with us, each customer will protect their investment, prolong the life of the product and save money. There is an abundance of work out there and no need for greed, ever!”
Serving Contra Costa County, including Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Danville, Lafayette, Pittsburg, Concord, Antioch, Pleasant Hill, Oakley and Orinda.
Carpet & Rug Cleaning
Exotic Rug Cleaning
Tile, Stone & Grout Cleaning, Polishing & Sealing
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Hardwood Cleaning & Buffing
Regular vacuuming can extend the life of your carpet and reduce cleaning costs.
The carpet in a typical household should be professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months, depending on the number of residents, color of the carpet (light or dark), and amount and type of activity. However, if you allow your carpet to become overly...
"I think everything they've done for us is excellent. They're efficient, prompt, and the price is always right. I've always had a positive experience.""They're excellent. They're always very timely."
"I would say they do a great job. They're reliable, very experienced, and I've been using them for several years now.""I really like Scott, the owner. I completely trust him and feel comfortable with him in my home. "
"I've had my carpets cleaned by many companies throughout the years, and every company pales in comparison to Start Fresh Restoration & Carpet connoisseurs. Scott will definitely get your carpet clean. The machine he uses sucks the water out of the carpet so it dries extremely fast.""He always shows up on time and does a thorough job. I've been using them for about 25 years."
"They showed up on time, they told me exactly what they were going to do, and they really exceeded my expectations.""They were fantastic. My 2 dogs got into a physical altercation, and there was blood all over my gorgeous carpet. To say the least, I was mortified. Scott got rid of every last trickle of blood. Honestly, it looks better than it did before he came. They were receptive and very cordial."
"Use them.""They're affordable, timely, diligent, and straightforward. They always make my carpet look amazing, and I appreciate the fact that they're very accommodating."
"Scott does an excellent job. We've been satisfied with his work for 20 years.""He's very punctual, he always does an excellent job, and he always listens to what I want."
"I would say that they're great and I'm satisfied.""They're timely and professional."
"Scott is amazing. He's punctual, responsive, and professional.""He always gets out the toughest of the tough stains, which is something other companies can't seem to do. He's always amazed me."
"I've always found it to be very easy to work with Scott. He does an extraordinary job for a reasonable price.""He does an efficient job and I have confidence in his work."
"They're very trustworthy, knowledgeable, professional, clean, and personable. I'm very pleased.""They're very trustworthy, knowledgeable, professional, clean, and personable. I'm very pleased."
"I think they have a fair price and they do a good job.""I like Scott, the owner. He's very personable and I felt like he was trustworthy."
"I'd say that no matter what kind of stain your carpet has, especially if it's a stain from an animal, they will absolutely get it out. They'll make your carpets look brand new.""They do a great job. They always get the smells out of my carpet. I really like Scott. He's very professional, and he calls me back right away when I leave him a voicemail. I like him and trust him enough that if I have to suddenly leave my house while he's here, I will leave him in my home to complete the job. Honestly, I can't say enough good things about him. "
"I've been using them for 15 or 20 years now. Scott is an honest, hardworking man and always does a great job.""I just basically like Scott. He does an awesome job."
"Scott is personable, detailed, thorough, and communicative. He's very skilled and reliable as well.""The end result is always phenomenal."
"They always do a thorough job, they're efficient, reliable, and professional.""The owner is professional, conscientious, and friendly. I can tell he really knows what he's doing."
"Honesty, integrity, professionalism, friendliness, and thoroughness""They're very prompt and easy to work with."
"They know how to clean a carpet, as opposed to COIT. ""I wish I could give them a score of 20 on the scale of '1' to '10'. They're professional carpet cleaners. Scott comes in and knows exactly what he's doing. My carpet always dries within a day, even during the winter months."
"They're dedicated to quality and I've always had wonderful service from them.""I think Scott is hardworking, honest, and responsive. He really knows what he's doing."
"I think they're excellent. Scott, the owner, knows his trade. There are times where he even takes the time to repair minor things on my carpet. He's not your average fly-by-night company. He definitely goes above and beyond.""I like Scott's professionalism and the overall quality of the job. I've recommended him several times to many people."
"Scott has a very personal service and does an excellent job.""I've been using Scott for about 20 years. I like the fact that whenever I need my carpet cleaned, I know he'll be there. "