Stunning engineered wooden floor deep clean near Corsham.

Domestic wooden floor clean in Bath
Domestic wooden floor clean in Bath

This week Jon and Joanne were called out to this stunning engineered wooden floor near Corsham for a deep clean. There were also three very large rugs in need of a deep, green clean too.

Prior to taking on this clean, we had attended to conduct a free, no obligation survey of the wooden floors. With carpets and rugs we can usually quote over the phone however due to the different variables impacting hard floors we always like to come and survey to ensure we are giving the most accurate price based on floor type and condition.

Jon and Joanne then got to work on thoroughly sweeping and vacuuming these beautiful floors.

Beautiful wooden floor clean in Bath.
Beautiful wooden floor clean in Bath.
Wooden floor deep eco friendly clean
Wooden floor deep eco friendly clean

After a thorough sweep and vacuum to get up any dirt, the floor is then cleaned using the rotary agitator with a Bona cleaning solution and a soft white pad to gently agitate any other trodden in dirt and to remove grime and grease that may be present. The slurry left behind after using this machine is then removed from the floor using an extraction machine. You can see Joanne using this equipment in the picture above, it is surprising how much slurry is produced from floors that appeared to be clean. The floor is then rinsed, this water is then extracted again and the floor is then dried using air movers.

This process brings the floors back to their best and nicely fresh and sanitised. You can read more about hard floor cleaning here.

Super strong Joanne
Super strong Joanne
Large rug deep clean in Bath
Large rug deep clean in Bath

After getting the wooden floors looking gorgeous again, Jon and Joanne moved on to cleaning three very large, traditional rugs. The process for rugs is very similar to the process we use to clean carpets, however there is additional work involved. For example, rugs require back dusting to ensure that any debris and dirt trapped in the fibres is loosened and removed. This process is labour intensive and for rugs this large it can require two technicians to be able to manoeuvre the rug to get the best results. Dye migration can also prove problematic with rugs so technicians have to pre-test carefully and monitor as they clean to ensure there are no problems. Although a rug may seem straight forward it is actually very complex and has more potential for problems!

Very large rug clean.
Very large rug clean.

If you have any rugs or wooden floors that are not coming back to their best using your standard home cleaning methods please use the button below to contact us and we can arrange a free, no obligation survey for you. We would be happy to assist with any of your carpet, hard floor, rug or upholstery needs using our specialist eco-friendly methods.

Communal hallway clean and an impressive carpet repair in Bristol.

Our Green Man team were called to a communal hallway and staircase in flats in Bristol last week that were in need of a deep, green clean. There was also significant damage to one of the stairs that needed a repair. Two of our technicians, Jon and Ollie, went along to these private flats and got to work for the morning to bring this communal area back to its best again making a much nicer welcome home for the residents.

Hallway and stairs cleaning and repair for a communal area of flats in Bristol.
Before picture of a carpet repair in Bristol.
Before picture of a carpet repair in Bristol.
During a carpet repair in Bristol
During a carpet repair in Bristol
After picture of a successful carpet repair in Bristol.
After picture of a successful carpet repair in Bristol.

The stair above was in need of repair after some furniture being moved in had caused some fraying and rips. You can see the process above where all the damaged material is stripped back and then a donor piece is fitted in its place. A donor piece can be an off-cut from when the original carpet was fitted, or a piece can be taken from inside a cupboard or an out of the way area to allow a more noticeable area to be repaired. The donor carpet here was an off cut from fitting so was in brand new condition and able to be used for the repair to make the stair look as good as new again.

After the repair, the carpets were given our deep, eco-friendly clean. Stairs can be tricky to clean due to small, cramped spaces with limited room for machinery. We use our water claw to ensure all the small areas are worked into and brought back to their best. Communal stairways and hallways often have a lot of heavy footfall from tenants and visitors so it was vital to get up all of the embedded dirt. You can even see the progress in the videos with the colour change in the carpet.

Communal staircase and hallway deep clean.
Communal staircase and hallway deep clean.

Our technicians worked hard to remove the marks from the carpets that have been caused by repeated footfall in the same areas. Our process of stain removal, rotary agitation and rinse extraction brought these carpets back to life and more resistant to future staining.

Hand cleaning communal staircase in Bristol.
Hand cleaning communal staircase in Bristol.

This hallway and staircase area has received the thorough Green Man treatment and is now a much more hygienic, welcoming environment. If you have carpets in need of an environmentally friendly yet powerful deep clean, or a carpet with some damage in need of a repair don’t hesitate to get in touch. All our work is covered by our iron-clad guarantee and all of our technicians are fully trained, professional and polite. We pride ourselves on the great service we provide and the outstanding results we achieve.

Please use the contact us button below to get in touch to book your own clean.

Commercial carpet cleaning with amazing results

Last week we were called to clean these large commercial offices in Bristol after some building work had left them in need of a thorough vacuum and deep clean.

This large office required two of our experienced and skilled technicians working together to clean such a large area effectively. In the video below you can see Jon and Sam hard at work at different parts of the process, there are a lot of different stages to our deep, eco friendly carpet cleaning method to make sure nothing is missed and all our customers get the results they expect from our professional carpet cleaning service.

In these offices there was a lot of debris and plasterboard from the building work that needed to be removed which can be really tough as it can get embedded into the carpet fibres. Using an industrial vacuum and some elbow grease as much as possible was removed before heading onto the next step.

Commercial office carpet cleaning
Commercial office carpet cleaning

After the vacuum, we used our rotary agitator to work deep down into the fibres to bring up buried soil and dirt. We used a powerful, yet eco-friendly solution to ensure we are removing all the years of tracked in dirt. The carpets were then rinse extracted, known as steam cleaning, to sanitise and freshen the carpets.

As you can see from the photo below of the water coming out of the rinse extractor, there was a lot to be removed that you wouldn’t have even known was there! This is the case in domestic carpets as well, there is often a lot of embedded dirt that can be quite surprising, but very satisfying, to see being removed.

The results

Impressive results from rinse extractor
Impressive results from rinse extractor

These carpets have now received the full, eco-friendly, deep clean from Green Man which will leave them more hygienic, fresher and more resistant to staining. These offices will now be a much more pleasant place to work.

If you have a commercial building you would like cleaned, we can come and conduct a free, no obligation survey to give you a quote, just click the contact us button below. We also offer the same deep cleaning process for domestic homes and if you would like to see the improvements for your own carpets, please use the contact us button below.

An outstanding clean of 140 office chairs in Bristol

A team of our technicians were recently called to an office block in Bristol to clean an abundance of office chairs. In around 5 hours, we cleaned in excess of 140 chairs in a range of styles & materials such as fabric and mesh. A fully green clean such as this leaves the chairs cleaner & sanitised whilst being eco-friendly.

With bespoke work such as this, we offer to come out & conduct a short survey first to establish exactly which service you require so that we are better equipped to provide you with a quote as well as giving you our expert advice on what is required to bring out the best in your chairs and/or carpets. Whether it is a small job that only requires one technician to a larger operation that requires all of our 5 person team, we are happy to undertake all variations.

The cleaning of office chairs can often by overlooked by employers. However, by having the chairs cleaned regularly, it can help ensure they remain in good working order & therefore last longer.

Promoting a clean & tidy working environment will, in turn, lead to better productivity.

It is not only their appearance that benefits but also helps eliminate stains, odours & dirt, especially if your employees are eating/drinking at their desks.

Please feel free to contact us if you would be interested in booking a short survey to provide you with a quote, whether it is for a one-off clean or a yearly event, we are always happy to help. We cover a wide area including Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Oxford, Swindon etc.

Brilliant commercial carpet cleaning in Gloucester

Last week our technicians Pete and Rob visited an office block in Gloucester for some commercial carpet cleaning. As you can see there was some significant staining, that with our professional techniques we managed to remove.

Office carpets often get a lot of heavy use and footfall, our process of environmentally friendly carpet cleaning can get your office feeling like a much nicer place to be!

After a thorough vacuuming to remove as much of the dry soil as possible, and pre treating the heavy soiling and staining we use our rotary agitator.

The rotary agitator works by brushing the fibres in the carpets to bring all the deep, hidden dirt to the surface for removal. Our industrial machinery can get your carpets looking fresh and sanitised. Here you can see our technician Rob using this machine to ensure a rigorous yet environmentally friendly deep clean.

If you are struggling to find a commercial, or domestic carpet cleaning company local to you then look no further!

If you have any questions about our processes or what we can offer you please don’t hesitate to get in touch, you can do this on our contact us page.

Commercial office carpet cleaning in Gloucester for Tricel

Commercial office carpet cleaning in Gloucester for Tricel

When Tricel called us to survey to clean their office carpets in Gloucester, we were delighted to help. Tricel are manufacturers of a wide variety of core equipment for water treatment, as well as meter boxes & road safety. In industrial situations like these, we tend to find that there is a gradual cross-over of foot traffic between the manufacturing & administrative areas, leading to heavy build-ups of soiling over time.

Our initial survey had confirmed that the offices had areas of heavy foot traffic & would need traditional rinse extraction cleaning, as opposed to the less intensive low-moisture systems we sometimes offer commercial customers.

How we clean commercial carpets

Green Man spend considerable time training all technicians in the full spectrum of professional carpet cleaning, including the type of carpets we find in the industrial arena. As in this case, low-profile commercial carpeting is able to hide a heavy soil load & can present problems when drying, if you’re not aware of what you’re doing.

Commercial office carpet cleaning in Gloucester 5
Commercial office carpet cleaning in Gloucester 4

The “before & after” above demonstrates not just our ability to remove the coffee/ink/tea type of stains we encounter in a conference room scenario, but also a significant improvement in the general initial grubby appearance of the carpets. It should be said that almost every office we encounter suffers the same type of heavy use.

Only rinse extraction cleaning techniques will properly remove this level of soiling, as well as sanitise commercial carpets.

This will usually involve:

  • Industrial-grade vacuuming using Sebo BS36 & BS46’s
  • Detergent-free, soil lifting pre-spray
  • Rotary agitation
  • Spot/stain treatment
  • Traditional rinse extraction/ hot water extraction (aka steam cleaning)
Commercial stair carpet cleaning in Gloucester 1
Commercial stair carpet cleaning in Gloucester

Stair carpets are treated in the same way, but using a specific stair-tool to focus the cleaning power where it’s needed.

Commercial office carpet cleaning in Gloucester 6
Commercial office carpet cleaning in Gloucester 2

The finished result was very good & a huge quantity of soil was recovered from the carpets, which now have up to 2 years before they will need re-cleaning.

If you manage a commercial premises or are a facilities manager looking for some help maintaining the appearance of your property, please feel free to get in touch. We offer free surveys for all commercial work & are also able to offer consulting regarding cleaning regimes & solutions.

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Commercial Carpet Cleaning in a double-glazing showroom

Out-of-hours carpet cleaning is a service we provide for commercial clients. A recent job was in a large double-glazing & door showroom in North Bristol. The carpet had suffered a high volume of foot traffic, as well as tracked in oil from the adjoining workshop.

Commercial carpet cleaning is often a balance between the need for efficient deep-cleaning whilst ensuring acceptable drying times. We don’t use truck-mounted Diesel engines to power our cleans – by using electric machines, we can eliminate local exhaust emissions, as well as ensure that at least some of the power behind our work is environmentally sourced.

Because of this, we need to ensure that the solutions & methodology we use works effectively. Commercial cleaning from Green Man is a covered by our honour guarantee and will often incorporate the use of low energy air-movers to deliver fast drying times.

Commercial carpet cleaning in Bristol

Although low-moisture (encapsulation) cleaning is often specified for commercial carpets, the high soil load here meant that traditional hot water extraction was the only method likely to deliver a satisfactory result.

Our method was a fairly typical carpet clean:

  • Vacuuming
  • Spot/stain treatments
  • Application of eco-pre-spray
  • Rotary agitation
  • Traditional rinse extraction

The only additional was the use of an eco (corn-based) solvent to lift the adhesive residue from social-distancing stickers post-lockdown.

Commercial carpet cleaning in a double glazing showroom in Bristol at night.
Commercial carpet cleaning in a double glazing showroom in Bristol

If you manage a commercial premises and are interested in a free, no-obligation survey of your carpet, upholstery or hard flooring, get in touch using our Contact page or by giving us a call.

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Beautiful Cotswold Home – Full deep-clean & seal of Wooden Floors, Limestone & Brick

As professional floor cleaners, the Green Man team are fortunate to be invited into beautiful homes quite often, and this contemporary farmhouse is no exception. Crafted around an English oak timber frame, this property is designed to impress.

Our task was to specify a full deep-clean of the wide range of flooring types throughout the home, then seal them to improve their visual impact and durability.

Professional wood floor cleaning near Melksham
Professional wood floor cleaning near Melksham

Professional Wood Cleaning & Polishing

Wood should generally not be wet-cleaned at all. Water will gradually wear down varnishes & other finishes, and then open the grain of most types of woods. However, from time to time (or after building work), sweeping will not be enough.

When wood requires a deep-clean, we have created a way of delivering a very good level of cleanliness without over-wetting a wooden floor. This involves:

  • Gentle, but effective mechanical agitation using a rotary machine
  • Minimal application of a wood-specific cleaning solution
  • Immediate vacuum extraction of the slurry
  • Forced drying

Once the floor is dry, we can then apply a suitable polish to protect the wood and improve its appearance.

Limestone tile cleaning
Limestone tile cleaning

Professional Limestone Cleaning & Sealing

The limestone floors in this property consisted of black limestone installed in the large downstairs area & a lighter, more traditional limestone floor in the master en-suite bathroom. Both areas required a full deep-clean and manual scrubbing of the grout lines…

Professional limestone bathroom floor cleaning
Professional limestone bathroom floor cleaning
Professional tile grout cleaning in Wiltshire
Professional tile grout cleaning in Wiltshire

Professional Limestone Floor Sealing

The following day – once the stone & grout has completely dried – we returned to apply seals to the floor. The floor was sealed when it was installed (not that long ago), so our aim was to “top up” the pre-existing seal & add a topical seal to increase the reflectivity & surface protection of the tiles. Stone tiles should always be sealed with an impregnating seal, which is the first point of defence against spillages. After this has been carried out, it is then the aesthetic choice of the owner whether a higher gloss finish is desired.

In this case, a luxurious look was paramount, so our team applied two coats of a limestone floor gloss seal. We didn’t take many photos, but the one below gives an impression of the overall finish…

Professional Limestone Floor Sealing
Professional Limestone Floor Sealing

In total, we cleaned & sealed:

  • 3 x wooden floor bedrooms, 1 x wooden floor drawing room
  • 1 x marble bathroom floor
  • 1 x limestone bathroom, 1 x limestone exercise room, 1 x limestone kitchen/dining/ living area
  • 1 x herringbone brick corridor & bathroom

Here are some additional images of the job:

Domestic wood staircase cleaning
Domestic wood staircase cleaning
Professional stone bathroom floor cleaning
Professional stone bathroom floor cleaning
Professional limestone tile cleaning in Wiltshire
Professional limestone tile cleaning in Wiltshire

If you have an enquiry regarding either wood or tile cleaning & sealing, please get in touch. We offer a free survey on all this type of work & would be happy to help.

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Quarry tiles & Flagstones in a Bristol Pub – AN OUTSTANDING CLEAN

A few week’s back, we were asked to survey for commercial hard floor cleaning in a pub in Bristol. The floor to be cleaned was a mixture of quarry tiles & flagstone/brick – all were in very poor condition and required serious work to bring them back to an acceptable condition.

The Hobgoblin

Professional restoration clean of Quarry Tiles

Quarry tiles are hard non-porous paving tiles created from ground minerals which are formed into a tile shaped and fired just like bricks. The image below shows the condition before the clean –

Pub quarry tile clean

As you can see, the areas of damage & the grout lines have become extremely greasy. Mopping will probably have exacerbated the problem by simply spreading slurry into the lower areas. Here, it dries out and the detergent leaves a sticky residue, attracting further soiling. Beer spillages are sticky anyway because of their high sugar content.

The only way to improve things here was to use a hot solution that would break the sugary, greasy deposits & agitate using a rotary machine and a manual grout brush…

The finished result?

Professional tile clean

While the imperfections in the tiles remain, the floor here is indisputably clean and looking much more hygienic!

Professional restoration clean of Flagstones

The flagstones in the pub were arranged around the bar area & had suffered the worst of the inevitable spillages…

Professional flagstone cleaning

In order to bring this area back to its best possible potential, we needed to stretch slightly beyond entirely eco-products & introduce a small, dilute amount of plant-based solvent to “cut into” the huge amount of grease & sugar deposits in the flooring.

Our eco-friendly ethos covers nearly every aspect of our work. When it is simply not possible to deliver a satisfactory result using our default environmentally friendly solutions, we will consult with our customer & discuss the options.

In this case, all that was needed was to increase the ph of the product used & to boost it with a citrus solvent (limonene). Oh, and to then clean the floor five times !!!

The finished result here ended up being some of the most spectacular “before & after” images we’ve ever posted.

BEFORE

AFTER

Professional flagstone cleaning
Professional flagstone cleaning – BEFORE
Professional flagstone cleaning in a pub
Professional flagstone cleaning – AFTER
Flagstone deep cleaning
Flagstone deep cleaning

If you have a question regarding commercial or domestic tile & hard floor cleaning, feel free to use our CONTACT page or phone numbers to get in touch.

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Iron Burn Carpet Repair

The image above shows a “classic” iron burn. There’s no disguising what caused this & there’s no way the landlord is going to miss it. If you are a tenant and are concerned about losing a large chunk of your deposit over a moment’s distraction, get in touch.

As long as you have a similar (or preferably larger) size of spare carpet somewhere, we can help. This donor piece can also be cut from a cupboard or from under the stairs, if this is all there is.

While we cannot promise that the repair will be i n v i s i b l e, we will do our utmost to carry out a professional carpet repair so that it is as seamless as possible.

Iron burn carpet repair after
Iron burn carpet repair after

Once the work is complete, the insert is bonded to the carpet around it, not simply glued to the floor! This ensures a durable & secure repair that should last as long as the carpet surrounding it.

Iron burn carpet repair after close up
Iron burn carpet repair after close up

If you have any questions regarding a carpet repair, please get in touch.

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