Carpet cleaning company helps non-profit

Posted at 5:25 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 20:25:13-05

A local business is giving back to a local non-profit by donating free carpet cleaning services as a part of national carpet cleaning day. 

The non-profit Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault got some love Monday -- as crews from Sun Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning donated free carpet cleaning to the non-profit.

"We're going to clean it all.  Every square inch of carpet is getting cleaned today," Rob Mueller said.

Sun Carpet owner Mueller and his wife, Kelley Mueller, participate in this event every year and they said that this year they picked the non-profit to bring awareness to domestic violence.

"This is personal for us," Mueller said.  "Part of my childhood. I grew up in a household with domestic violence, so to be able to help and give back a little bit.  We thought this was a great place in Kern County and appreciate the work that they do."

Hundreds of people come to the center everyday for counseling, support groups, case management -- and many other services.  Manager, Carolann Wooton says getting the carpet cleaned means a lot.

"To most people, they think it's just carpet cleaning but actually it really does make the office much more welcoming," Wooton said.

The building is over 10,000 square feet and would cost thousands of dollars to have the carpet cleaned.  By having it done today, Wooton said that they can use that money where it counts -- helping those in need.

"It's all about the women and the families and helping them," Mueller said. "It's a little piece that we can do to support them and make their lives a little easier hopefully."

Last year, the non-profit helped over 2,000 victims of domestic violence and more than 5,000 victims of sexual assault.