A Local Guide to Lawton, Oklahoma

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Hi! We’re The Collins, owners of A-Team Carpet Clean in Lawton, Oklahoma.

As a long-time resident of Lawton, Oklahoma, I know how important it is to find a business where you trust to spend your hard-earned money. As a small business owner I know the importance of supporting our city by shopping local. Over the years, my wife and I have developed working relationships with local folks that are trustworthy, hard-working, and dependable. We hope this local guide to Lawton, Oklahoma will help you on your journey in finding the best-of-the-best in our awesome city – from our perspective at least. Did we forget anyone? Please Contact Us to let us know about your favorite local businesses in Lawton, Oklahoma. If you happen to use any of our recommendations, tell ’em Chris & Krystal Collins of A-Team Carpet Clean sent you!

Best Flower Shop:  A Better Design of Lawton (ask for Joann)

Best Salon:  The Fringe Salon

Best Daycare:  Children of Joy Learning Academy

Best Fresh Homemade Pizza:  Fat Boys Pizza

Best Mexican Restaurant:  Salas Urban Cantina

Best Burgers:  Back Porch Drafthouse

Best Car Hop:  Wayne’s Drive Inn

Best Event Rentals:  Party Productions

Best Veterinarian:  Midtown Animal Hospital

Best Commercial Refrigeration:  Carl’s Commercial Refrigeration (ask for Guy)

Best Flooring Companies:  Lawton Floor Covering, Mel’s Interior Finish, & Cobb’s Floor Covering

Best House Cleaners:  Kingdom Keepers (ask for Micah Johnson) & Sparkling Clean (ask for Paul Pope)

Best Moving Company:  Coleman Moving (ask for Danny)

Best Hotels:  Comfort Suites (ask for Candy) & Candlewood Suites (ask for Melinda)

Best Property Management Companies:

Crossroads Realty (ask for Valeria Key)

Best Apartment Complexes:  Legend Park Apartments & Harland Properties

Best Landscaping:  4D Lawn & Landscape

Best Pest Control:  Environmental Pest Control

Best Tire Shop:  Kasey’s Tire & Auto

Best Internet, Cable, & Phone Service:  Hilliary Communications

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Which Vacuum is Best? – A Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide

As a professional carpet cleaner, I am asked quite regularly which vacuum cleaner is best, so I try to stay on top of the top vacuum styles, their key features, and details about what type of cleaning is best suited for each one. I’ve done a little research for you in the large variety of vacuum cleaners available nowadays and will also give you my personal recommendation.

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If you search for the best vacuum cleaner on Google, you will get tons of information thrown your way. I have weeded through the many articles and blogs in order to share with you the best and most accurate information I could find. I also put together a blog that lists the best rated vacuums on the internet. Here are the links to my favorite ones:

How to Buy a Vacuum Cleaner in 2017: This article is a complete buying guide that breaks down the different models of vacuum cleaners so you will know which type is best for your home.

Best Rated Vacuum Cleaners of 2017: I did a little research for you to find the best rated vacuum cleaners for carpets in 2017 according to reviews on amazon.com, reviews.com, and consumerreports.org.

Best Vacuums for Allergy Sufferers: 6 picks for the best vacuum cleaners for allergy sufferers from Consumer Reports’  after testing of a variety of brands and models in July 2017.

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My personal preference is the Shark vacuum. We have a toddler and pets so our vacuum cleaners are regularly used. They run around $159-$200 and have a five year warranty that I have used twice. We have four sharks in different models, and when one breaks I call the company and they send me a new head or part. Customer service is great and the longevity is valuable.

I also recommend having your carpet professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months to remove embedded soil. A-Team Carpet Clean of Lawton, OK recommends daily vacuuming as the most important cleaning activity to extend the life of your carpet and enjoy a clean, healthy home.

I hope my tips and research help you navigate through the world of vacuum cleaners!

A Team Carpet Clean Chris Collins

Author: Chris Collins

Owner, A-Team Carpet Clean, Inc.

Why Choose A Team Carpet Clean?

We know there are many options to choose from for carpet cleaning in Lawton, Oklahoma. We want to be your ONLY option, so here are 5 reasons why A Team Carpet Clean is the best carpet cleaning company in Comanche County!

  1. Best rated – We are honored to have the most 5-star reviews and be the best rated carpet cleaners in Lawton, Oklahoma according to Google, Yelp, and Facebook! If you would like to submit a review or read what others have to say about their experiences with us, please visit the Reviews page of our website:best carpet cleaning lawton ok
  2. Locally owned – We are proud to be locally owned and operated since 2009 by long-time Lawton residents Chris & Krystal Collins. Know that your hard-earned money stays right here in Lawton, Oklahoma instead of a corporate office in another state.

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    The Collins are long-term residents of Lawton, Oklahoma!
  3. Experienced – Our team has a combined 40 years of experience in the carpet cleaning industry! Our technicians are highly trained, insured, and certified by the IICRC. Visit the Our Team page of our website to learn more about the A-Team, and feel safe knowing one of us will be cleaning your home, and not a stranger.

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    Our team has combined 40 years experience in the industry!
  4. Expertise – In addition to experience and training, we are the Home Cleaning Expert for Expert Beacon and were recently named the Carpet Cleaning & Water Restoration Expert Connection for KSWO Channel 7 News of Lawton! Click here to visit owner Chris Collin’s page on Expert Beacon, and stay tuned for the launch of our new expert connection page on KSWO’s website.

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    Thanks for recognizing owner Chris Collins as an expert in the cleaning industry!
  5. Convenience – We offer a wide range of professional cleaning services including carpet cleaning, carpet repair, upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, and 24-hour emergency water extraction and water damage repair. Plus it’s super easy to schedule an appointment with us! If you are a returning customer, just visit the Return Customers page on our website to schedule your appointment online. If you are a new customer please call, email, or direct message us on social media and our team will be in touch with you within 24 hours. Visit the Contact page of our website for our digits and such. Thank you!

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    Learn more at http://www.ateamcarpetclean.com!

Here’s to Our Heroes

This Veteran’s Day and always, A-Team Carpet Clean salutes all current and former military personnel and family members of active duty, reserves, guard, and retirees. We offer a military discount with all of our cleaning services – a small thank you for your service!

Lawton, Oklahoma is home to Fort Sill, which is one of the best training posts in the Army according to military.com. We are honored to say that we have many soldiers as customers and look forward to being able to assist them with their cleaning needs, especially during PCS moves. Here’s what a couple of soldiers had to say about us on Facebook & Google:

Facebook Review
Google Review



Submitting Online Reviews

online reviewsOnline reviews have become the primary source of information when searching for opinions about products and services. Do you post reviews on a regular basis? If not, you should start because your community is ready to hear about your experiences with local businesses. At A-Team Carpet Clean, we encourage our customers to review our company online and we appreciate the time it takes to let us and others know how we are doing.

There are so many sites that you can submit a review to about a business. We want to make your review experience easy! Here are the links to A-Team Carpet Clean’s profile on the most popular review sites and instructions on how to submit reviews on each one (Google makes it a little tricky for you). If we had the pleasure of providing you with professional cleaning services, please take a moment to let the world know about your experience with us. Thank you for your time and review!


Depending on whether you are trying to review a business by phone or computer on google, the review process will vary.

Mobile version:Google Maps Reviews

  1. Open Google Maps on your phone and make sure you’re signed in.
  2. Search for our page or click here.
  3. On the card that appears below the search box, click on the business to open the profile.
  4. In the window that appears, click the stars to score a place and write a review. Here’s a screenshot of the mobile version:

Desktop version:

  1. Open Google+ and sign-in with the account you used to review a place.
  2. Go to our Google+ page.
  3. Submit a review (or edit a review you’ve already submitted) by clicking on the pen widget or on the “Write a review” button as shown in the screenshot here:

google plus reviews


Yelp is a common review site where you must first create a free account if you don’t already have one. You can submit reviews the same way on your phone or desktop:

  1. Once you’re logged in, go to our Yelp page by clicking here. or you can search for a business at the top of the website page or from the search button on the app.
  2. Once you’ve located the business page, click “Write a Review” and you’ll be led through the remaining steps to finish. There’s a screenshot of our page below to help as a visual.
  3. Write a somewhat lengthy review or Yelp will flag short reviews as a “Tip” instead of a review. You can even add pictures to our profile page!

A Team profile on yelp


You can rate and review businesses on Facebook that allow ratings and reviews on their Page. You can submit reviews from your phone or desktop:

  1. Once you are logged on to your account, go to our Facebook page or search for the “Page” you want to review.
  2. Go to the “Reviews” section on the header menu or choose “Write a review” from the drop down menu as shown in the screenshot below.
  3. Click the gray stars to choose a rating and write an optional review.
  4. Click to select your audience – be sure to choose “Public” instead of “Friends”. If you select “Friends” as your audience, only your friends who visit the Page will see your rating and review. Only star ratings that are shared with Public are included in the Page’s overall rating and will appear on the Page for others to see.
  5. Click Done. Note: You can post a rating without including a review, but you can’t post a review without a rating.

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how to submit a yellowpages reviewYellowpages is a common search site where you must first create a free account in order to submit reviews from either your phone or desktop.

  1. Go to our Yellowpages profile page by clicking here or search for a business at the top of the website page or from the search bar on the app.
  2. Click the “Rate” button on the mobile version; on the desktop version just click gray stars to choose a rating and to write a review. Here’s a screenshot of the mobile view:
  3. Click Done. You can even add pictures to our profile page!

We hope this helps you understand how to submit reviews to different sites and makes the process easier. Thanks again to those of who that take the time to submit an online review for A-Team Carpet Clean or any local business because we depend on them for success. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Happy reviewing!