DHI Charity Carpet Clean – Summer 2020

Over the course of each year, our Bath & Bristol technicians provide free carpet cleaning at the office & residential locations of DHI.

This is what DHI say about themselves:

We run innovative services to help disadvantaged people and those living on the margins of society turn their lives around. Embedded throughout our services is the idea that the problems people face do not exist in a vacuum and the help we provide should be holistic.

DHI operate in Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire and Somerset.

We usually work in each of the DHI locations at least once a year and conduct a deep-clean of all areas. On August 21st, our teams provided a full commercial deep-clean of the following locations:

  • All communal areas in DHI’s residential housing in Larkhall, Bath
  • All communal areas in DHI‘s residential housing in Central Bath
  • All offices, communal areas & meeting rooms at DHI‘s central hub in Bath, The Beehive
Charity carpet cleaning

In the end, the work took three of us from around 10am until 4pm.

We had the opportunity during the day to meet some of the inspiring residents & members of staff who all helped to make the day a rewarding one.

We estimate we deep-cleaned about 400 metres square which, depending which company you call, represents commercial carpet cleaning of a value between £800 and £1800!

As part of our donation, we raised £128 towards  a brand new drug and alcohol treatment centre in St James’ Parade, Bath.

We had hoped to raise more, but we definitely found it hard to get the message heard amongst so many calls for donations from multiple charities during the early days of the pandemic. If you are interested in finding out more about DHI, follow this link.

If you would like to make a donation to DHI, do so here.

Thank you for reading.

Marmoleum strip & seal in a commercial workshop

Not a swimming pool !

The image above is of a marmoleum floor after its fourth coat of seal. This is the final stage in our marmoleum cleaning process where the deep, rich marbling of the material really shines through. 

Forbo, the international manufacturer of marmoleum, describe their product as…

a natural floor associated with sustainability, durability, high quality and innovative design – perfect for virtually any type of application.

As a green cleaning company, we love the concept of a floor that is manufactured from sustainable materials and is designed to last over 50 years. Of course, marmoleum will suffer marking & scratches over time, but then we can strip the surface back to its original state, repair any perforations & then apply multiple layers of seal to return it to its original glory.

Our Process

Stripping and sealing marmoleum

1. The survey

We will always need to conduct an initial survey of your marmoleum floor. This enables us to determine the size & condition of your floor. We will provide you with a detailed quotation that outlines how long the work is likely to take.

2. Preparation

Before the work begins, we will ask you to clear the area. Ideally, this will mean the marmoleum will be entirely devoid of furniture, although we do recognise that this is not always possible.

Once this is done, we will sweep the floor, protect the skirting boards, walls and doors.

3. Application of stripper

Green Man use an industry standard floor stripper that will break down historic layers of polish & seal. This is essential in order to achieve a high quality final finish.

4. Rinse extraction

Once the floor is fully stripped, we use rinse extraction to lift the resulting slurry. This leaves the marmoleum with a clean, dry, matt appearance.

5. Repairs

If you have spare strips of the original marmoleum to hand, we can sometimes use these to fill areas of damage. Small scratches and scuffs can also sometimes be repaired without off-cuts.

5. Application of seal

Now the marmoleum is prepped & ready for our final process: sealing.

This is specified as four separate layers of seal. Our technicians will carefully apply these one layer at a time, with sufficient time in between for the seal to dry/cure. Once all the layers are dry, you are left with a beautiful and renewed marmoleum floor with the resilience the withstand another 50 years!

If you have any questions regarding your marmoleum flooring or would like to arrange a survey, please feel free to call us or use the contact form below to get in touch.

Sealing marmoleum