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Carpet Cleaning Colchester, CT

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Thank you for viewing our site, if you are here you are most likely considering having carpet, upholstery or tile and grout cleaned. We can help with that! We actually come very highly recommended, we’ve been in the industry for almost 25 years! As a family owned business we offer a more personal experience, satisfying each and every customer. Everyone has different needs, and budgets you should know now that if you are simply looking for the cheapest service, you wont find that here. That’s not who we want to be, its not that we cant compete with these extremely low 99.00 whole house specials. We take a different approach, all houses are different, different sizes and amounts of carpeted space its only fair to charger by the square foot of cleanable carpet you wish to have cleaned. Also our prices are set to be competitive, but we offer a lot more “bang for the buck”.

"The Al's Difference"

Carpet Cleaning Colchester, CT

When you have us come out its always my father (Al) who is a Master Cleaner, certified in all areas of cleaning and restoration, me (Shawn) or the both of us! Its not a guy that just started last year or 2 months ago! It takes time to learn the field, we believe that our expertise is one of the biggest factors setting us apart from the competition. We also use very high quality, machinery modified to deliver stronger suction and hotter water when needed! We use all the newest products for odor control, stain removal, and cleaning for allergies. We also use corner guards, drop cloths, shoe covers and a door seal, to show respect and help protect your home while we are working in it!

We offer our incredible cleaning services to fairly  large portion of CT, we travel up to 35 min. away from Colchester, this includes all the way out to Mystic, CT and the other direction over to Hartford Area. We also serve Willimantic and many towns in between. Please give us a call to see if we service your location! February and March are always the slowest time of the year for us, so its a great time for you to start attacking those pet odors, dust / allergens and stains before things really accumulate. Give us a call, we would love to help! Mention that you read this blog and save $15.00 off of any service! Thanks for viewing!

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Happy New Year folks! Shawn here! For those of you who don’t know me already I am Al’s son, we run the company together, Ive been working with him for well over 20 years , we have over 50 years of combined restoration and cleaning experience! I haven’t posted any cleaning or restoration information in last 6 or 7 moths, so I will cover a little bit about everything here!

Al’s Absolute Best Restoration and Cleaning Services is ready, and excited for another year providing the absolute best services! Carpet and upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning and sealing, 24 HR emergency services including water damage, flood cleanup, sewage cleanup, fire and smoke damage restoration and ice dam water damage! Schedule your appointment now through January 20th for any day in 2017 and save $25.00! We don’t normally have discounts or coupons but this year is special, take advantage of the savings while they are here!

  WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION  Winter is officially here, this time of year usually brings in a lot of water and fire damage work. Most water damage comes from ice dams and frozen pipes that burst! Ice dams have caused problems all over the country especially in the last 5 years! If your don’t properly clean your gutter systems, to make sure they are free flowing and not full of debris your odds of getting an ice dam greatly increase! Most people who get ice dams get water damage, some wont notice the intrusive water and will see mold in the warmer months. If you have a bad ice dam with water entering your home you should call us immediately to minimize any damage.  As I mentioned above pipe breaks are another common cause for water damage, it is extremely important to ensure the heat is on and that you don’t run out of fuel or gas! Many insurance companies wont cover a claim if it is the negligence on the home owners part! Even when a home is properly heated you run the chance of pipes freezing and breaking, poor insulation, extremely cold temperatures and weak pipes are few main causes. You’ll need a restoration company such as us along with a good plumber to shut the water off and get the pipe repaired. You can always call us right away and we contact the best plumber in our network to service your pipes!

     CLEANING SERVICES  Winter is generally the slowest time of the year for carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning. These conditions make our job a little but more tough due to freezing water hoses and cleaning equipment. We have systems to help us battle the elements! We actually have a new zip door that keeps your heat and pets in the house while we have our cleaning hoses running through the front door! We always wear shoe covers on our feet, many customers comment on them and love that we put in the extra effort to care for their home! In these colder months people spend much more time indoors, cleaning carpets and upholstery greatly improves indoor air quality and helps with allergies. We can fix stains and odors from children and pets. We also clean all types of carpets and rugs no matter the material or age from cheap throw downs to very expensive fancy rugs, you can count us for all of your cleaning needs! Remember we also clean auto, boat and RV interior.

That’s it for now folks! We really hope to hear from you and see you soon! If you have any questions or comments please give us a call any time, we are always happy to help! You can reach us anytime at (860)537 1594 you may also email us at

    Have a fantastic year!





Spring Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

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Spring Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Colchester CT.

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Colchester Ad

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Colchester


This ad appeared in the Norwich Bulletin recently! We  are trying to increase carpet and upholstery cleaning business this Spring. We are a family owned and operated cleaning and restoration service in Colchester, CT.  For over 20 years we have delivered unbeatable customer service, and top-notch work! You always get someone you can trust, that has experience and training in all areas of carpet and upholstery cleaning! If you have kids and or pets, cleaning your carpets and upholstery becomes a full time job! It is very important to use a professional cleaning service to remove the dirt, dust and grime to produce a happier, healthier environment for you family!

We offer the only cleaning system that actually removes the grime built up over the winter months. Our techniques, knowledge and equipment provide a cleaning job that you can’t find elsewhere! The only way to get the suction and hot water that our equipment provides is to have our truck mounted equipment, that’s why house hold, and portable rental units could never, ever match the job we do! We apply our outstanding cleaning techniques to not only carpets and upholstery but also to mattress’ , tile and grout, auto and boat interior and area rugs! We can solve all sorts of problems; including pet stains and odors,  accidents from kids, sewage backups, even water damage and mold problems!

If you are reading this then you have been considering getting something cleaned, the good news is we can help and we are more than willing to give you the answers you need! Call us anytime (860) 537-1594 It’s time for Spring carpet and upholstery cleaning Colchester CT! We serve many surrounding towns as well, don’t be shy if you have a cleaning job give us a try!

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Holiday Cleaning Special

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$25.00 OFF | Holiday Cleaning  Special!

Happy Holidays everyone! Every year we have a cleaning special  for the holidays, no matter what cleaning service you like to have       done, before or after the holidays we have a special to suite your needs! We offer many cleaning and restoration services for both residential and commercial properties including; carpet and upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, auto and boat interior cleaning, janitorial services, window washing, power washing, flood damage restoration, fire and smoke damage restoration, and mold remediation. We have a solution to any cleaning or restoration problem you have! Stubborn pet stains and odors, mold and mildew stains and odors we can handle anything you may have for us! We also guarantee all of our services, we will clean and work on what we are hired to do until you are at least 100% satisfied. This is why we’ve been in business for over 20 years, we are considered to be the “absolute best”.

Winter is a great time to have your carpets and upholstery done! Although there a few added steps on our end, like making sure we keep your heat from escaping out the front door while we work, we have it covered! We wear booties on our shoes, we use drop clothes and we even have a cover to over the front door while our hoses are running into your home! Everything dries quickly when the heat is turned up during the cold winter months, no need to worry about delayed dry times! Winter is also a time with lots of freezing, cold and wet conditions. If you have any water damage problems, due top frozen pipes, sewage backups, ice dams, leaky roof etc. Call Al’s. We have over 12 years experience in dealing with water and fire damage disasters. We will communicate with your insurance company while restoring  your home and caring for your valuables. Call the guys you can trust, you’ll be happy you did! Save $100.00 this winter off of any flood or fire damage, insured or not!

Holiday Cleaning Special Save $25.00 off any cleaning service, when you mention this ad! Offer valid on anything over the minimum order of $150.00. Offer valid December through January 18th, 2015 cann0t be combined with any other offer.  CALL NOW 860 537- 1594


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Fall Cleaning Special

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Yup! It’s already here! That time of the year…Fall, so it’s time to do all of that super exciting fall cleaning! For those of you like myself who are normally really busy, let Al’s give a helping hand this Fall! When you use Al’s Absolute Best Restoration and Cleaning Services, you are supporting a local, hard working family business! We are extremely, thorough with any cleaning or restoration service we offer. What takes you hours and hours maybe even all day, Al’s will get it done faster, and better than you could ever imagine, you cant beat 20 years of experience cleaning carpets, area rugs, upholstery, tile and grout, auto and boat interior. We offer water and fire damage restoration, window cleaning, power washing, and we even do some janitorial work! Choosing us will give you more of your most valuable resource, YOUR TIME!

Fall cleaning special.

Fall cleaning special.

The Al’s Guarantee!
All of our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee! If you’re unhappy about anything, we want to know! Say we clean your carpets, and well after they’re dry, maybe a day or two later you notice a spot that has wicked back to the surface, just give Al’s a call and we will correct the issue at no additional charge! This scenario very rarely happens because we use our knowledge and experience, to make sure that we use the best cleaning and drying process for your carpets and upholstery.
Stain and Odor Specialists
The technicians at Al’s Absolute Best Restoration and Cleaning are schooled and trained to clean any type of spot and obtain the best results even on those fine carpets, upholstery and area rugs!
Whether you are up against powerful pet odors, smoke, mildew or sewage we have the answer! From cleaning your carpets and upholstery to tearing out UN-salvageable flooring and drywall if needed, from start to finish we can fix any odor problem.

Why clean now?
Fall is a great time to clean all of your carpets and upholstery to remove the dirt, grime, pollen, pet hair and dust mites that have stored up all summer, before the long winter sets in! Using our truck mounted hot water extraction cleaning system, we will clean under your bed, in closets and move furniture in order to clean all of the areas and removed all the unwanted allergens and winter. This can help tremendously if you experience allergies due to dust mites and pollen. Fall weather is normally perfect to work in and perfect to help carpets and upholstery dry quickly!
We are the best at what we do! No doubt about it, if you want the absolute best cleaning and restoration service you’ve found it! We clean, harder, smarter, better and faster and this month you can have all of this value and SAVE $25 off of any service! The only fine print is…WE HAVE A $150.00 MINIMUM ORDER! This only applies when we come to you, there is no minimum when you bring something into our shop in Colchester, CT for a cleaning! Our service area includes anywhere within a 40 – 45 minute range of Colchester, CT, if you unsure please don’t hesitate to call and ask.You may reach us at (860)537-1594

An area rug that we cleaned in Glastonbury, CT.

An area rug that we cleaned in Glastonbury, CT.

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Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Special

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Spring cleaning is finally here! We at Al’s Absolute Best Restoration and Cleaning are always excited for this time of the year. We get a lot of carpet and upholstery cleaning work, the weather is perfect for cleaning, everything dries fast but it’s also not really hot and humid like the summer. Spring is always a big jump start to our carpet and upholstery cleaning, most of our clients have us come out and clean in the spring and in the fall. We offer the most thorough steam cleaning process in Connecticut, we take pride in our work and stand behind our cleaning services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t like the way your job comes out, we’ll come back and fix it at no charge! Our goal is to make every customer that uses us a lifelong customer, we do this by offering the most outstanding service, combined with the best cleaning results in the industry! If you’ve had a bad experience hiring a cleaning or restoration professional, then you’ll appreciate us even more. We actually fix the mistakes other companies make all the time. We have been cleaning and restoring for over 15 years, as a family owned and operated company we make sure every single person is happy with the job we do and our employees are thrilled to take care of any carpet and upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, power washing, boat and auto cleaning or even high end area rug cleaning! We do it all and we love what we do!

Carpet cleaning company in Colchester, CT

Al Sims owner Al’s Absolute Best Restoration & Cleaning Service

This spring we are offering a 10% discount to any new customers willing to try our services! You may also ask about other ways to save, we have referral programs and more! People that really get the most out of our services are the people looking for a top notch company, we are not a franchise our cleaning systems are much better and level of service is unbeatable, it’s going to cost a little bit more but we are truly the best value and unfortunately one of the best kept secrets in the area! Proper cleaning technique is a science, we have spent over 15 years in the industry learning through experience but also going to classes, seminars and meetings. We are certified, we are also licensed and insured. Call Al’s Absolute Best today to schedule your next cleaning appointment! (860)537-1594 or toll free (800)416-2620
"The Al's Difference"

After drying your home, we clean everything that was saved such as carpeting, legs on furniture etc.

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Looking For a Quality, BBB Accredited Restoration and Cleaning Service in CT?

You’ve Come to the right place! Al’s Absolute Best Restoration and Cleaning Services is family owned and operated, we serve most of CT for all cleaning services and all of CT for emergency flood and fire damage restoration!

Click Here To View The  BBB Accredited Business Listing For Al’s Absolute Best

We are proud to have earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau! We really do strive to make sure every single customer is happy and satisfied with our work. We offer the highest quality of service when it comes to  restoration and cleaning services, and our services are reasonably priced! Call 860 537 1594 for more information or to set up an appointment!

If you browse our website, even just briefly you should come across useful information about carpet and upholstery cleaning and maintenance, spot cleaning carpets, water damage and mold and much more! Some folks are curious as to why so many companies offer both carpet cleaning and similar services along with water and fire damage restoration. There are actually many reasons, i believe the first and foremost is that large truck mounted hot water extraction (steam cleaning) trucks are one of the greatest tools for conquering many different situations. They can be used to extract water out of saturated carpets, our truck can even be used to suck water out of basements and crawlspaces, even deep water. These hot water extraction trucks are also phenomenal for cleaning dirt and mold off of cement and other cleanable surfaces, also cleaning carpets and pads in “clean water” situations. The “IICRC ” offers courses and training to our industry. We at Al’s are certified in all areas from structural drying and water damage technician courses to all of the carpet and upholstery cleaning and repair courses. Al is a master cleaner, I(Shawn) am still working towards it, but am certified in many, many areas.

Most Commonly Requested Services:

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Tile and Grout Cleaning and Sealing

Area Rug Cleaning Specialists > We can even restore rugs with severe animal odor and stains<

24 HR Emergency Flood and Fire Restoration

Auto Interior Steam Cleaning

Power Washing


-Fully Licensed and Insured, Serving CT since 1995!

-BBB Accredited Restoration & Cleaning Service





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After recent changes we at Al’s Absolute Best Cleaning and Restoration have gone back to the way it used to be.,…Just Al and son Shawn, “Ive been working with my dad for over 15 years, when i was too young to help clean i would play with the customers kids and they would let me swim in their pools etc. When I was 8 years old my dad started letting me help with vacuuming and spraying ( doing the easier steps) Today we are an amazing team, we look, think and sound alike and my dad is the most hard working guy I know, he finds ways to improve cleaning systems, he’s a master cleaner and well known in the cleaning industry. This is the only place I’ve ever really worked, we have both developed a passion for pushing that carpet cleaning wand!  We also offer a 24 hour emergency water and fire damage restoration service. We are very busy all the time sometimes around the clock, when we get real large restoration jobs we have crews ready to bring in from all over, we have lots of drying equipment, and work with insurance companies etc. If I don’t clean carpets for a couple of weeks I really start to miss it, Al and I love our work both cleaning and restoring and it’s hard to get someone to come to your house that loves to clean carpets, upholstery and tile! The point is, its back to just Al and I and we are thrilled about it! Take a look at some of these carpet cleaning results from last week.



If you recall from last summer’s blog posts Al and I won the 2011 spot master championship trophy, we cleaned against many other cleaners from around the country and of course…we out-did the competition, the judges all agreed that our carpet sample was the cleanest! Not only were we the best but we also were done and and drying our carpet for about 5 minutes before the second place team finished! We are so efficient as a team we can do 4 or 5 large cleaning  jobs in one day, the average job takes about and hour and a half! Last week we completed over 25 jobs, just the two of us in one truck , its been very busy which is great in this economy. The thing is once people use us and see the difference between our cleaning job and the competition they are hooked. We cannot be beaten, with our customized top-of-the-line cleaning equipment, and our knowledge and training were an outstanding cleaning and restoration service company!  Thanks for reading! We will post more when we have some more time!

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This years annual “Summerfest” was hosted by CT’s premier carpet and upholstery cleaning company ….Al’s Absolute Best Cleaning and Restoration. “Summerfest” is a gathering of carpet cleaners and restorers from all over the united states, the purpose of the event is to share knowledge and secrets of success with each other. Some of the cleaners at the event have been cleaning for 30 or more years and have been around since the start of the industry! The event is also for educational purposes only, solicitors are not aloud!

Water Damage Technician Course Hosted By Al’s Absolute Best


The first few days included a Water Damage Restoration Technician Course offered by the IICRC. People came from all over, even local competitors such as Serve Pro,and Master Care.

We don’t see anyone in the same line of work as a negative thing, rather we see it as an excellent chance to network. There is a lot of work out there in our field and sometimes you get a cleaning or restoration job that’s just too big or too far away ! Why not keep your customers happy and refer them to a good cleaner in their area!


Anyways back to the point “Summerfest” it was a great time, people drove all the way from Georgia, Ohio, New York, Michigan and more! It was our pleasure to bring Summerfest #13 too our small hometown of Colchester, CT. Many laughs were shared along with many great ideas and new products. Demos are allowed, and many of our industries suppliers donated prize’s for the Summerfest Raffle. Another exciting event held annually at Summerfest is the “Spot Master Championship”, each year one cleaner is elected to make stains on carpet samples. The stains must be of equal size and placed on the carpet samples evenly on the same locations as the other carpet samples. The elected cleaner also gets to choose what they use to make the stains. You can read more about the spot master championship and how Al’s took the lead in the following blog post!

Carpet Samples Ready for Spot Master the Championship

Summerfest ended with a great little cook out back at our shop on Lebanon Ave. in Colchester. After the cookout everyone gathered in the meeting room for some final thoughts  and words of wisdom we even had two guest speakers! A lot of excellent information was shared, followed by the raffles! No one left without a prize, our suppliers really support our close community of Cleaners and Restorers, between the 8 companies that donated prizes this year we had about $3,000 worth of of cleaning supplies and cleaning tools to give away!

Al wins “Carpet Cleaner of the Year Two Years in a Row”

One last thing worth mentioning is the awards ceremony. Every year awards are given out for the carpet cleaner of the year, the man of the year and the woman of the year. Al Sims president of Al’s Absolute Best Cleaning and Restoration was elected this year and last year as Carpet Cleaner of the Year! Thanks for reading and stay posted for more up-to-date new at Al’s Absolute Best Cleaning and Restoration Services LLC.


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Just a few weeks ago Al’s Absolute Best hosted this years Summerfest, which is a giant gathering of cleaners and restorers from all over the country for educational purposes only! One exciting event held annually at Summerfest is the “Spot Master Championship”, each year one cleaner is elected to make stains on carpet samples.

Stained Carpet Squares Ready for Competition


The stains must be of equal size and placed evenly on the carpet samples in the same locations. The elected cleaner also gets to choose what they use to make the stains. This usually ranges from lip stick, coffee stains, ink, dye, mustard anything they think of really. The competition is timed, each team of cleaners has only 15 minutes to remove about ten serious stains from a 3ft X 3ft. square of white carpet. Once time runs out all competitors are required to cease cleaning activities and hand in their cleaned carpet square to the judges.

This year Al and I  (Shawn) of Al’s Absolute Best Cleaning and Restoration, were done in record time. “We actually removed all the spots and were drying our carpet square with an air mover before most teams had completely removed even a few spots!”     : )   This wasn’t the first year we won the Spot Master Championship title, we actually won last year too!

Al’s Absolute Best Cleaning and Restoration Wins Spot Master Championship Two Years in a Row!
Remember when you are looking for an expert carpet cleaning service in CT, Al’s Absolute Best Cleaning and Restoration is your best option. Not only are we spot master champions but we also clean for health reasons while keeping everything environmentally friendly and safe for children and pets! Other services include water and fire damage restoration, tile and grout cleaning and upholstery cleaning! Please browse our website or give us a call for more information or to schedule a cleaning appointment! (860)537-1594
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Carpet Cleaning

Al's Absolute Best Restoration & Cleaning Services offers both residential and commercial carpet cleaning to Colchester CT.
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Upholstery Cleaning

Colchester Connecticut's upholstery cleaning experts. We are experienced at cleaning even the most delicate of fabrics.
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Tile & Grout Cleaning

Al's Absolute Best can restore the luster of your tile and grout floors. We also offer grout sealing and grout color sealing services.
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