Summit Cove residents launch home-based carpet cleaning business
May 20, 2014
In Summit County, what happens on the trail doesn't always stay on the trail.
Although most strive to keep the outside elements where they belong, many Summit carpets take a beating nevertheless.
Surprisingly, one of the more common stains in Summit County, and also one of the most difficult to remove, is rust from wet skis and snowboards, said Summit Cove resident Troy Vaille. After more than 11 years in the carpet cleaning business, Vaille and his wife, Kendal, decided to strike out on their own to provide residents with a clean solution to a common problem.
"We get a lot of calls from people panicking about how they are going to remove rust stains from the carpet before the end of their lease," Kendal said. "You're going to get the same guy every time, which is important because Troy's earned a reputation for getting out stains no one else could."
The Vaille's operate Summit's Finest Carpet Cleaning & Restoration, a carpet and upholstery cleaning and repair business the longtime Summit County residents launched in November 2013 and run out of their home in Summit Cove.
Serving all of Summit County, the business provides 24/7 service and competitive pricing. However, Kendal attributed much of the businesses early success to two key factors.
In addition to carpet and upholstery cleaning, Vaille also specializes in flood restoration, which is uncommon among more typical carpet cleaning companies, Kendal said. And, although the industry doesn't demand it, Vaille has earned several accreditations from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification and routinely participates in continuing education classes to stay up to date on the latest carpet cleaning techniques.
Although ensuring a full security deposit refund is reason enough to seek out Vaille's services, Kendal said clean carpets contribute to other financial and health benefits, as well. For example, many carpet manufacturers require regular cleaning — about once every six months — in order for the product warranty to remain valid, Kendal said. Regular cleaning also reduces allergens inside the home.
"Troy uses a hot water extraction method, which is the most recommended," Kendal said. "It cleans well beyond regular vacuuming and makes your home healthier."
Although Vaille is the main workhorse, Kendal said Summit's Finest is very much a family oriented company. Even though they rarely tag along on a job, it's not uncommon to find Vaille and Kendal's three children, Jeremiah, 12, Lexi, 10, and Miles, 8, helping dad clean out the company van after a long day.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Summit's Finest at 333-4459. Additional information, including rotating monthly specials, can be found online at http://www.summitsfinest.com and by visiting the company Facebook page.
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