How carpet cleaning can expand your carpets lifespan
Regular carpet cleaning of your carpets can be a difficult routine to get into. How many of us would remember when our Dental Checkup is unless sent reminders? Similarly, we forget when we last had someone to come in and carry out carpet cleaning.
Then the time rolls by and the carpet becomes soiled. The problem is, oily bonding films are over time allowed to apply themselves to our carpets fibres. The sticky nature allows more dry content to stick to them. This is causing an abrasive action deep within your carpets. As well as the fact that it is starting to “gum” your fibres together making your walkways looked trampled down.
We can remedy this with a maintenance schedule. We can prompt you when the date and times are due and carry out carpet cleaning to keep them looking fresh and clean. After all, our carpets are some of the most expensive furnishings we purchase and it pays to make them last. Modern cleaning products used by use are both safe for the environment, safe for you and your children and pets and are also safe for your carpets.
Essential and spots dropped onto their carpets it is difficult for a householder to stay on top of stains dropped onto their carpets. Domestic DIY spotting agents barely remove any of the vast percentage of items dropped onto a carpet and at most, carry out a bleaching action on wool and wool mixture carpets. The Professional Carpet Cleaner will carry an array of products to deal with a wide range of problems. As we deal with a range of problems ranging from acidic nature problems (Tea, Coffee and Red Wine) to High Alkalis (Detergent Spills) a like for like approach is employed to use a like product with higher strength to loosen the problem away from the fibre. This can then be flushed or rinsed away with a machine. Greater difficulty and the possibility of removal is lessened when the problem has been attempted with a DIY product. If they are shampoo based, they will have left a residue which will buffer the effect of the right kind of agent and may have aided the dye from any problem such as Red Wine, set onto the fibre, encouraging it to accept it as the new colouring dye. You may get one or two chances before a stain sets permanently onto the fibres rendering it immovable and therefore now permanent. Always ask you Carpet Cleaner for advice, we always inform our clients they are free to ring us for any advice regarding stains and spills
As the better weather arrives after the wet winter, thoughts turn to spring cleaning your homes and that may include cleaning your carpets.
But there is something you need to know about hiring carpet cleaners before you call for help.
Anyone with a pulse and an estate car call themselves a carpet cleaner,” “In the UK, there’s no licensing for carpet cleaning. There’s no licensing nationally for carpet cleaning. The National Carpet Cleaners Association (N.C.C.A.) is the national recognised trade body for carpet cleaners in the UK.
And not everyone claiming to be a professional carpet cleaner in Bristol has gone through training and certification.
“In fact, there’s a lot of persons in Bristol that will go out and rent portable equipment and don’t have £15-£20,00,000 machines and equipment and they’ll show up at the home. You see that in Groupon ads and you even see that with some of the guys in the free ad magazines.”
The first warning can be the cost.
The first thing is pricing. people that are advertising unreal ” low prices.”
Also check the reviews.
We have over 40 “10/10” reviews out there with Checkatrade and we have a couple that aren’t as good as we’d like them to be, but overall they’re great and that’s what you want to look for.”
Make sure and ask are you a certified firm and are your Staff certified and how long have they been doing what they’re doing?”
you should keep these tips in mind when hiring a carpet cleaning company:
Review your carpet and stain protection warranty before you have professional cleaning work performed. Be advised certain types of cleaning products and equipment may void your warranty.
Find business reviews on carpet cleaning companieson Checkatrade’s website.
Price does matter. While no one wants to be overcharged, extremely low prices should also set off warning signals. Companies advertising very low prices may be practicing “bait and switch” advertising. Once the workers arrive in your home, they quickly push a more expensive treatment for cleaning or refuse to conduct the cleaning at the advertised price.
Know what items the company does or doesn’t move and if there are any extra charges for this service.
Ask these questions: Are halls and cupboards considered part of a room? Does the company use household water or power sources, or do they use their own water?
There is no licensing for carpet cleaners in Bristol, so you may want to ask if the company is Certified via the N.C.C.A. and insured.
Hide any valuables in a secure place.
Once hired, if you are unsure, request the company test the cleaning method on an unseen area. Be sure you understand all instructions and methods they have prescribed.
One of the hardest jobs to complete lately was the cleaning of a large Kitchen floor and Passageway made up of flagstones. The flagstones were very old and had been treated with the wrong seal and took quite a while to remove, clean and re-seal to the customers requirements that as a high gloss finish.
We were asked by a client to carry out communal carpet cleaning to a 25 year old carpet across four Storeys in a large house in Bristol.
The carpet, a wool mixture of 80 percent wool, twenty percent synthetic, had been totally flattened and uncleaned for over 20 years! The pile was in a state described as matted as a result of this, where layers of oily protein soils had bound the fibres together, causing the pile to look flattened or downtrodden.
The first stage was to remove dry soil and particulate content from the carpets. This was carried out with high power vacuum equipment.
After spending hours power vacuum cleaning with hand held and upright commercial vacuum cleaners, a specialist solutionpre-spray was applied by pressure sprayer and allowed to dwell.
After a short duration the carpet pile was agitated with hand held brushes and power brushes to break open the pile and allow for the soil to be extracted .
The carpet was then left to dwell, before setting up an extraction machine with hose and hand tool attachments. The carpets were then rinsed with a solution of water and acidic rinse, to return the carpet to its correct ph value.
The client was considering replacing the carpet, now he is overjoyed and took two handfuls of business cards to pass on!
Would you like us to carry out communal carpet cleaning? Feel free to give us a call and we will arrange a free quotation