Why Trust Referral

Why Trust Referral


Several reasons make us the best there is in Fort Wayne, Indiana and surrounding areas. Click one of the links below for a specific service’s description of why you can trust us to provide you with the most outstanding cleaning and restoration experience ever!

Carpet Cleaning

Oriental & Area Rug Cleaning

Upholstery Cleaning

Tile & Grout Cleaning

Pet Stain & Odor Removal

Emergency Flood & Water Damage Restoration

Commercial Cleaning

Auto, Boat & RV Cleaning

Scotchgard Carpet & Fabric Protection

Hardwood Floor Cleaning

1. A family owned and operated business you can trust in the privacy of your home.

Mrs. Brandt – “I appreciate a local, family managed business and consistency of who cleans!”
Mr. and Mrs. Pittner – “As always, we can leave the house and trust your people to do a great job.”
Mrs. Probst – “I appreciate being able to trust you in my home when I am not home and being able to leave a blank check for you to fill out when finished.”
Mary Ann Oberholtzer – “I was ‘referred’ to Referral by my next door neighbor. After 14 years we both still use your company. In that time I’ve only seen your operators a few times as I trust them enough to leave a key and blank check while I’m at work. Now that says something!”

2. Personal, friendly service.

As a small family owned and operated business we value each of our clients. We strive to exceed your expectations in performing our services.

Mrs. Eley & Cody Smith –

  1. You made us feel very comfortable.
  2. Referral made us feel like we were more than just a customer.
  3. Their Customer Service is outstanding!
  4. We were treated us like we were our technician’s close personal friends.
  5. The service was extremely efficient and went great.

3. Professional, uniformed clean cut technicians.

We make sure our technicians dress in a neat cleanly pressed uniform, to make sure your experience is as comfortable as it is professional. None of our technicians smoke, and we make sure prompt, safe, and neat procedures are perfected in every employee.

4. We cater to particular clients who are particular with higher expectations. Top quality service ensures lifetime clients.

With Satisfaction Guaranteed our goal is to make you as satisfied as you can possibly be with our service to your carpeting, tile, or any other service we perform. We are always careful around walls, doorways or furniture since those are our primary obstacles, we also tread carefully on wood floors to not leave any marks or scratches. Referral Cleaning & Restoration enters your home as if it were our own.

Lynn & Jan Lipp, Owners of Ossian Furniture – “I am a neat freak, that’s what my husband calls me. Alan and Ryan Falls cared for my home the way I do. They protected my walls and woodwork while cleaning our carpet to perfection. They actually got down on their hands and knees in the tight areas and along the woodwork and trim. WOW!”

5. We are not rookies!

We have been cleaning since 1977. Over two thirds of our business comes from repeat clients who love our services! We have built a high quality reputation. With repeat customers since before 1985, we have played a major role in our community’s lives, offering the best cleaning service in Fort Wayne!
Click Here To View Referral Cleaning & Restoration’s History.
Terry Auld, General Manager at Pine Valley Pizza Hut – The carpet in our restaurant is 12 years old. We have thousands of people walking and spilling things on it weekly. Every time Referral has cleaned our carpets they look great. I have used their services for over 20 years.

6. Quick, convenient scheduling to fit your needs.

Mrs. Probst – “You always try to work me into your schedule as soon as possible.”
Charlene Winebrenner, Owner of Charlene Winebrenner Design Services – “Our company had clients coming in from out of state and Referral was able to accommodate us that very day so the offices looked great for a meeting the next day.”
Mr. Claypool – “Referral is easy to do business with, easy to schedule to fit our needs and reasonably priced.”

7. We use only the best equipment to get your carpet as clean and dry as possible.

We have invested in the top of the line van powered truck mount. It generates high pressure, hot water, and strong vacuum, all key elements in cleaning carpet.

8. We use cleaning agents that are safe for kids, pets, allergy suffers and the environment.

All of the products we use are safe for kids, pets, and allergies, we also bring our own pre-softened water, which cleans better than normal city water. We can also provide useful information about how to maintain the level of cleanliness we provide to extend the life of your carpeting and promote a healthy living. We give special attention to allergy and health concerns in every environment.

9. Fast Drying.

We maintain our equipment properly, take extra vacuum passes and we utilize fans to speed dry areas while on site, all free of charge. Your carpet and upholstery is safe with us from over-wetting.

10. We Never Rush Our Work!

Our high-quality workmanship is evident in the time we take to thoroughly perform our services. Even with the proper equipment and chemicals, your carpet may still not be clean if the technician has a poor cleaning technique. Referral’s cleaning technique separates us. We take as many cleaning strokes as needed to remove as much dirt as possible. We do not “scrub” your carpet, which can result in over wetting. Every Referral Team Member goes through training and some certification courses to be equipped with the best knowledge, experience and tools for any job proposed, and with every job being particular, getting the job done the right the first time is what sets us apart from our competition.
Mrs. Keplinger – “Referral is different from other carpet cleaners because of the time they put into cleaning the carpet. They spend over 75% longer than any other carpet cleaner and the carpet is not soaking wet when they are done.”

11. Helpful information and advice at no extra charge.

We offer several information packets from our office, at no cost to you, upon request. Our office will also be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about cleaning techniques or procedures you should use for your personal residential needs. We will also give you a complimentary bottle of safe and effective spot cleaner, ‘Spot Out’, along with 24/7 access to a spotting guide on our website. Just another added value of our service. All services include a follow-up information packet requesting feedback to answer any lingering questions you may have. Our willingness to educate our customers on how to care for their carpets will astound you.

Please Call: (260) 483-4383
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

12. Certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification & Rug Institute.

We are dedicated to continuing education to stay up to date with changes in our industry. We also qualified as a certified firm of the IICRC. As of January 1, 2008 Shaw Industries (The largest carpet producer) will require use of only those firms certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification to service carpet covered by their warranties. Our technicians are certified by the IICRC in Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Area Rug Cleaning, Carpet Repair and Installation. We attended Drieaz University and Chuck Dewald’s Vortex Drying School to earn certifications in Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying. Referral is also an approved service provider by the Carpet & Rug Institute. We use our knowledge gained by these certifications to service and maintain your carpets in a manner fitting to the warranty of your product as laid out by the IICRC and CRI and your product’s manufacturer.

13. No high pressure, pushy sales.

Just friendly consultants helping you keep your home sparkling clean.

14. We are a member of the Better Business Bureau since 1980 with an excellent record.

15. Expert spot removal.

Anything from Kool-Aid, Gum, Tar, Wax, Grease, Paint, Air Filtration Marks, Red Wine, and Pet Urine stains can be removed.
*Before performing any service we will always go over any concerns that you may have and then we will offer our expectations.

Mrs. McCleskey – I walked in my home and literally stood there saying “Wow, its beautiful!” Stains not removed by other companies were now gone.
Mrs. Phillips – I had spots on my carpet that were VERY bad and I thought I was going to have to replace the carpet. I had two other companies come and clean and they were never able to get them out (they came back both times) I called Referral and they came out and cleaned and the spots have never come back. My carpet looks like new again.
Mrs. Cole – After Referral cleaned it we had no returning spots and the new spots clean up and stay gone.

16. We use the hot water extraction method from a truck-mounted unit, which is the recommendation of carpet manufacturers.

One of the largest carpet manufacturers in the United States: Shaw Industries recommends the hot water extraction system. Shaw’s research indicates it provides the best capability for cleaning. This means that a hot water cleaning solution under pressure is injected into the carpet, then immediately vacuumed into a waste tank in the truck. It removes odors, dust, pollen, germs, sand, allergens, pet hair and everything else that ends up in your carpet.

17. Iron-Clad Satisfaction Guarantee.

“A guarantee is only as good as the company that stands behind it.” If your cleaning company doesn’t have a track record that says they’ll be available today, tomorrow and more importantly next year, you’re being shortchanged.

Mrs. Thompson – “I’ve used several carpet cleaners over the years and Referral Carpet Cleaning is by far the most superior and professional. I give them a 10 out of 10. I can’t think of anything you could do to provide better service.”

We back up our work 100%.

We want 100% Satisfaction!

We will let you know up front what we can and cannot promise. If for any reason we need to correct anything that was promised or expected, we will promptly return with no hassles. We can make such a bold guarantee because quite frankly we know what we are doing and we do it well. We’re not rookies anymore, we’ve been cleaning since 1977. We have a high standard of quality. You will be satisfied!

18. Different from other companies.

Mrs. Beck – “Oh my gosh! You won’t believe them until you see them! Words almost can’t explain it. There is no comparison between Referral and other cleaning companies.”


Mrs. Palmer – “Referral is the Best carpet cleaning company in Fort Wayne.”


Mrs. Keplinger – “When I want it done right, Referral is the only place I will use.”


Mrs. Knuckles – “After the job Referral did to my carpets, I realize that all of the other companies never got my carpets cleaned. Referral actually cleans 10 times more than ‘other’ carpet cleaners. You cannot even compare them to other carpet services, Referral is so far superior.”


Mrs. Hlawek – “Once seeing a cheaper price I went with someone else and that old saying ‘You get what you pay for’ is so true. When Alan got done by the table, I came out to see what was going on, and I said ‘Boy what a difference!‘ I have had one other carpet cleaner and the carpet was not near as clean looking as when Referral got finished today. I can’t think of anything Referral could do to provide better service. They tell the truth about everything, and call when they are on the way.”


Mr. & Mrs. Ellison – “We have never had our carpets look this good! Ryan and Alan are very professional and personable young men. The prices are a little higher than other services but worth every bit. Referral is different from other cleaners because of the time they spend cleaning the carpet. Referral’s results are 100% better than other services. Our family room carpet looks almost new again. Other companies would be in and out of my home in 30 minutes and after drying the carpet stains were still there. We will always use Referral from now on.”


Mrs. Simon – “No one else will ever clean my carpets but Referral! They have no competition because no one else can give you this type of service.

19. Effective cleaning agents that do not leave a dirt-attracting residue which results in a long-lasting clean.

Call us to inquire about our procedures and cleaning agents: (260) 483-4383

20. You will get the most value for your money.

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

In the carpet cleaning industry, prices are across the board and so is the quality of work.
We price by the square foot. Instead of pricing by the room, we price by the square feet cleaned. It is a uniform rate and you only pay for what is cleaned.

“People said I could have paid less elsewhere, but I was too impressed with your overall quality!”
“Although your price may be a bit higher…this is one of those cases where you really feel like you have received a bargain.”
“I was really happy with how my carpets looked afterwards! You cost more than others but you get what you pay for. My carpets looked new when you were done. I had people ask me if I got new carpet.”
“You are expensive but very good. Our carpets are cleaner than any prior cleaner was able to get them.”
“They may cost more than other companies but it is worth the money.”

21. Confidence to refer friends to a company they will love. We will even reward you for your efforts!

22. Recommended by the area’s most reputable carpet stores, and decorators.

They take no chances when recommending a company, they recommend Referral whom they know they can count on to satisfy their client by doing quality work.
Read more testimonials and watch video testimonials here.

Here is a list of a few of the the area’s most reputable carpet stores, and decorators who recommend Referral and our work!:


Melisa Flickinger, Interior Designer at Design Guild
Ashley Hansen, Interior Designer at Carpet Craftsman
Carla Hockemeyer, Owner of K & N Carpet
Lifestyles Flooring Center
Steve Incremona, Owner of CFS Inc. Floor Covering Specialists

Lynn & Jan Lipp, Owners of Ossian Furniture – Referral did the best carpet cleaning we have ever had. We thought our carpet was ‘over-the-hill’ and needed to be replaced. If fact, we were looking for new carpet, but we couldn’t find a carpet we liked as well as what we have. K&N Referred your company to us. This cleaning will buy us additional years of service from our current carpet. I am a neat freak, that’s what my husband calls me. Alan and Ryan cared for my home the way I do. They protected my walls and woodwork while cleaning our carpet to perfection. They actually got down on their hands and knees in the tight areas and along the woodwork. WOW! Thanks for being clean cut. This is an outstanding way to be today as I taught school in Fort Wayne for 33 years. You immediately had my trust! Thanks for making me happy!

Tim Michael, Owner of Michael’s Floor Covering – Thank you for a job well done! Referral has earned our trust. Referral seems more concerned about doing the job well than getting it done in a hurry. You are trustworthy, informative, timely and made my carpet look and smell like new and are priced reasonable. You removed stains I thought were impossible to remove, You may pay more for Referral, but they will get the job done in the best way. You are different from other cleaners because you do what you say, provide quality work and it dries fast!! Other companies didn’t provide this. You also worked with my time and met my needs. Thank you.

23. Member of Ethical Services.

We are known for our trustworthy and honest reputation. Our clients feel at ease leaving us unattended while at work or running errands. It’s common that a signed blank check is left for us to fill out for payment. Ethical Serivces Provider

24. We take care to use caution with our tools, hoses, and equipment.

We are careful in your home, handling your furniture, cleaning around your furniture, not marking up your walls or other areas we are not cleaning. All furniture is carefully moved and replaced as to not damage any delicate items. We can even give you a sign to place in the doorway warning guests that the floor could be slippery. Referral uses tools in every job to protect your home such as door drapes, floor guards, hose stabilizers, door stops and corner guards.

“Referral is so far superior. Referral was careful not to mark up my walls, doorways or furniture. It was a rainy day and he left no marks on my wood entry floor. Thank you.” – Mrs. Knuckles

“They are neat and careful when moving items. They protected all corners and blocked the door to prevent the wind from entering. Referral actually works at removing problem areas. They care about what they do and aren’t just in a hurry to get out and on their way to the next job.” – Ms. Clabaugh

25. One stop shopping. We offer a variety of services to keep your home clean and healthy.

Please feel free to call and inquire about any unique requests and we will be more than happy to help. (260) 483-4383
Carpet Cleaning & Stain Removal in Fort Wayne
Upholstery Cleaning
Ceramic Tile & Grout Cleaning and Sealing
Water Damage Restoration
Scotchgard Carpet and Fabric Protection
Oriental and Area Rug Cleaning
Spot Removal
Allergy Relief & Mattress Cleaning
Auto, Boat & RV Cleaning
Pet Stains & Odor Removal
Commercial Cleaning Services

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