Temecula has long been a favorite destination for carpet cleaning workers, but now there’s a new threat to the once-frequent visits to its upscale beachfront condos.
Temecula residents who are worried about the damage caused by carpet cleaners and their pet-loving customers say they have no idea what to do if they spot a pet in the yard.
Carpet cleaners, or pet cleaners, are a relatively new industry in Temeculas condo district.
They work in the area’s residential homes and have an affinity for cleaning the homes of pet owners.
Temepools’ owners often have to deal with pet owners who have been living in the neighborhood and don’t want their pets to be in the condo.
“We’ve seen so many people that have a pet and have been neglecting it and neglecting them, and I’ve had a few of them come back and find their pets on the floor,” said Lisa Wootton, owner of the popular Temepools in Temepula.
Wootton’s owner says her owner has an 11-month-old puppy named Jack, who has been living with Woottons in her condo for the past three years.
The owner told Wootons that she has taken the dog outside and put him in a crate in the garage.
When Wootts’ dog returned to the condo, she had Jack in the crate and her cat on the patio.
“The dog was in there for a long time and we just couldn’t get him out,” Woottons owner said.
“They had been on the porch all the time, and we thought it was the worst time to have him in there,” said Wooto.
Woots said the cat’s owner took Jack out to play in the backyard when he was sick and they noticed the carpet was starting to come off the house.
“It just wasn’t normal to have carpet coming off your front door,” said Ms. Wooton.
Wooters owner says the carpet is still being cleaned but she has to replace the carpet on her front porch every couple of weeks.
She has not heard from the condo owners or the city about what is causing the carpet to come apart and the cats to be sick.
“There’s no plan to replace it,” said Temepool owner.
Temecoula has not reported any issues with carpet cleaners.
But the city is aware of the problem and has ordered carpet cleaners to remove the carpet, which will cost $25 a week to do, according to Temecoools website.
Tememewood residents and condo owners say they are concerned about the carpet cleaners’ presence and are calling Temeculos city.
Cars have been spotted on the street outside Temecorooms condo for years, but the city has not received a single complaint.