Wonderful terracotta tile cleaning results in Bath

Ollie was called to this property in Bath to these beautiful terracotta tiles that were in need of the Green Man deep cleaning treatment. As per our usual process, Ollie had been here earlier in the month to conduct a survey and test clean of the terracotta tiles. This means the customer has an understanding of how their tiles are going to look after the clean, as well as the process that will be used.

Terracotta tiles cleaning in Bath
Terracotta bathroom tiles to be cleaned in Bath
Deep cleaning of terracotta tiles and grout in Bath

As you can see from the images above, these tiles have been well used in this family home and had some staining that needed to be addressed.

The first step in the process of deep cleaning these terracotta tiles is to sweep and vacuum to ensure all loose debris is removed. Once this has been removed we can use a rotary agitator with an eco friendly cleaning solution to work down into the grout and tile to remove any embedded soiling.

Green Man terracotta tile cleaning
Professional tile and grout clean in Bath
Bath grout and tile cleaning
Professional terracotta tile cleaning

Manual cleaning is needed for hard floors to address those hard to reach areas. This includes the grout and around the edges up to skirting and kick boards.

Domestic terracotta tile cleaning in Bath
Terracotta tile and grout cleaning in Bath

Once the dirty slurry has been removed and the floor has been rinsed, several times if needed, to remove all soiling and cleaning solution, it is time for the application of an impregnating seal.

To allow the flooring time to dry, the seal was applied on a return visit the next day. The seal offers the beautiful tiles more protection from staining and increases their longevity.

Tile cleaning in Bath
Eco friendly tile cleaning in Bath
Kitchen terracotta tile cleaning in Bath

Considering the level of staining on this terracotta floor, the results are impressive. The tiles are rejuvenated in appearance and are hygienic ready for more family life.

Professional deep clean of terracotta tiles

These terracotta tiles will now be more resistant to staining and protected from the wear and tear of family life.

You can read more about our hard floor cleaning processes here.

If you have any hard flooring that needs a professional deep clean and reseal, please use the contact us button below to book in your own survey to assess and discuss your needs with one of our experienced technicians.

Second superb commercial carpet clean in an office and shop in Bath

You might remember that earlier in the week Ollie and Joanne achieved some incredible results for a commercial customer at their offices in Bath. The team cleaned some carpets as well as some hard flooring. You can read the blog about the first visit here.

Ollie and Joanne have returned to this commercial customer later on in this beautifully sunny week to address the carpets and hard floors in their shop premises.

As Ollie had been to survey the premises prior to booking the work, the team knew exactly what was required and after a quick walk around they were able to get to work.

Office carpet cleaning in Bath

Following the Green Man carpet cleaning process the team got started on the office carpets above the shop.

After a thorough vacuum, treating any spot stains and applying an eco sanitising pre-spray it was time for rotary agitation.

Rotary agitation helps to loosen deep down embedded dirt and assists in improving the appearance of any flattened pile.

Rotary agitation of commercial carpets in Bath
Commercial shop carpets cleaned in Bath

You can read more about our commercial carpet cleaning process here.

As you can see from the image on the left the carpets in the upstairs office above the shop have come up beautifully and look as good as new.

Green Man team commercial carpet clean in Bath
Commercial stairs carpet cleaning in Bath

Ollie and Joanne have done a terrific job for this commercial customer, their offices and their shop premises now have carpets that are refreshed and rejuvenated. The hard floors in both premises have also received the Green Man treatment and the team achieved some great results. You can read more about our commercial hard floor cleaning here.

Asides from what is pictured here, Joanne and Ollie also had some sisal carpets to clean in the shop. Sisal is a natural fibre derived from the sisal plant. Whilst it is hard wearing and durable, it cannot be cleaned with our standard procedure.

Sisal fibres are prone to collapse and browning when wet so they need to be cleaned using a method known as Very Low Moisture cleaning.

It involves the application of a cleaning compound that contains cleaning agents, you can see this in the image on the right.

Sisal cleaning

This process lightly refreshes the sisal, improves the lustre and deodorises the sisal.

If you have any carpet, upholstery or hard floor cleaning needs that you would like the Green Man team to address, please get in touch using the button below.

Superb commercial cleaning of carpets & hard flooring in Bath office

Last month, our Bath technician, Ollie attended a local business premises to carry out a short survey as the customer had contacted us about having the carpets & hard flooring cleaned in their office & shop. Carrying out a survey is a great way to determine the condition & specific requirements of a customers hard floor & with this being a commercial environment, it means we can tailor both the quote & the method of cleaning to suit the business needs.

Following on from the successful survey, Ollie went back this week with fellow technician, Joanne & spent a sunny Monday carrying out the office clean. This involved cleaning the carpets which totalled 53 m2 & 2 long flights of stairs plus 79 m2 of engineered wood floor.

Our method for cleaning the carpets involved:

Dry extraction/vacuuming – This involves using a commercial vacuum to remove surface debris

Spot/stain treatments, as necessary – Treating stains with a specific solution that is left to dwell to break down the deposits

Eco-sanitising pre-spray – A sanitiser that is tough on dirt & bacteria yet still kind to the environment

Commercial carpet & hard floor cleaning in Bath
Commercial carpet & hard floor cleaning in Bath

Rotary agitation – A rotary machine is used to agitate the carpet & bring any debris at the bottom of the pile to the surface. The machine also applies a cleaning solution deep into the pile to provide a thorough clean prior to extraction

Traditional rinse extraction – This extracts all the remaining dirt from the carpet as well as the water & cleaning solutions

This completes the carpet cleaning process & they looked cleaner & fresher as a result of Ollie & Joanne’s hard work!

Office carpet cleaning
Office carpet cleaning
Commercial carpet cleaning in Bath
Commercial carpet cleaning in Bath

I love the attention to detail that this video reflects – This office space also doubles as a jewellery making studio & there were lots of little bits of metal embedded in the carpets. This video shows Ollie removing the metal prior to cleaning using scissors to tweezer them out!

Once all the carpets were cleaned, it was time for Joanne & Ollie to tackle the hard flooring. In this instance, it was engineered wood that they would be cleaning.

Commercial hard floor cleaning
Commercial hard floor cleaning
Commercial office cleaning
Commercial office cleaning

The process the technicians used for cleaning this floor was the use of a rotary machine, wet vac & to finish the floor was buffed dry.

1 – The rotary machine uses rotating pads to apply a cleaning solution which is then gently agitated onto the floor surface.

2 – The wet vac then vacuums up all the water & cleaning solutions as well as any remaining debris.

3 – The pads on the rotary machine are then changed & the floor is buffed dry to give it a gleaming finish.

This was a great team effort from Ollie & Joanne on one of the first warmer days that we have had this year. They worked so well together that they are going back again this week to clean this customers shop, check out our next blog later in the week to see how they got on!

If you are thinking of having the carpets or hard flooring cleaned in your commercial premises, further information can be found on our website Commercial & Office Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning In Bath & Bristol Area (greenmancleaning.co.uk) or please feel free to contact us, all of our contact details can be found here.

Commercial cleaning in Bath
Commercial cleaning in Bath

Beautiful rug deep cleaning in Limpley Stoke, Bath.

Ollie’s services were needed in Limpley Stoke, Bath last week to provide the Green Man rug deep cleaning service to several beautiful rugs. These rugs were all in good condition but needed a thorough deep clean to bring them back to their best.

After an initial examination and getting all the kit set up, Ollie got to work cleaning these lovely rugs.

Domestic rug cleaning in Bath
Rug cleaning in Bath
Beautiful rugs to be cleaned in Bath

After setting up tarpaulin to protect the flooring, signage and all the necessary equipment, Ollie was able to start the process of deep cleaning these rugs.

We will always pretest before starting any of the processes, this is to ensure we use the correct method for the particular fabric. Once our experienced technicians have pretested and assessed, specifically for dye migration when cleaning rugs, the Green Man cleaning process can continue.

Green Man rug cleaning process in Bath

After a thorough dry extraction of the front and back of the rugs with a professional vacuum cleaner, Ollie then addressed any spots/stains and applied an eco sanitising prespray.

Large Rug cleaning in Bath

Agitation is the next step in the process, this is to ensure any embedded dirt is loosened and removed. As you can see in the images above, Ollie did this by hand with a brush for these rugs. For carpets, a rotary agitator is often used.

Rinse extraction, also known as steam cleaning, is the next step in the process. You can see this in action in the video to the right. The rinse extraction ensures deep down bacteria is addressed and removed, leaving the rugs sanitised and fresh.

Deep eco friendly rug cleaning in Bath

Once the Green Man process is complete, our technicians always try to find the best places to leave the rugs to dry as quickly as possible.

Now the weather is getting nicer we will try to make use of the sunshine to assist where we can!

For multiple rugs, or very large rugs, we will often recommend the hire of an air mover. This speeds up the process and ensures the rugs dry nice and evenly.

Deep cleaning of rugs in Bath with great results
Deep cleaning rugs in Bath

Ollie has achieved some wonderful results here. All the rugs have been left clean, fresh and with a new lease of life.

Deep cleaning gives new life to your rugs, as well as carpets and upholstery, and our process leaves them more resistant to staining. This means you get more use out of your purchases and prevents adding to landfill.

If you have any carpet, rug, upholstery or hard floor cleaning you need the team to take care of or any questions about your cleaning needs the Green Man team are happy to help.

You can contact us using the button below where one of our dedicated admin team will assist you. You can find more about the services we offer here.

Great results on carpet stains in Cheltenham

On a sunny Monday morning, our technician Pete was tasked with cleaning all of the carpets in a 2 bedroom house in Cheltenham. The customer had some notable stains on some of their light coloured woollen carpets which were a nice challenge for Pete to start the week on!

Natural materials such as wool tend not to yield up stains as well as synthetic, especially stains made by food & drinks as the dyes & acids present in these items can forever alter the colour of carpets.

Stain treatments in Cheltenham
Stain treatments in Cheltenham
Stain removal in Cheltenham
Stain removal in Cheltenham

Unfortunately, the customer has tried to clean the stain shown above herself using a shop bought stain remover. Often these types of products include a bleaching agent & as the photo above on the right shows, Pete managed to do a great job on the stain but the remaining white patches are where the shop bought product has bleached the carpet & left a permanent white mark.

Pete treated the stains & allowed the product to dwell to break up as much of the deposit as possible before he extracted it & used an effective detergent to get the best results possible.

Carpet Cleaning in Cheltenham
Carpet Cleaning in Cheltenham
Professional carpet cleaning in Cheltenham
Professional carpet cleaning in Cheltenham
Cheltenham carpet cleaning
Cheltenham carpet cleaning
Carpet cleaning services in Cheltenham
Carpet cleaning services in Cheltenham

The method for treating stains was repeated on the stains shown above, all achieving pleasing results.

Treating stains is a standard part of our cleaning process which normally includes;

  • Dry extraction/vacuuming
  • Spot/stain treatments, as necessary 
  • Eco-sanitising pre-spray 
  • Rotary agitation
  • Traditional rinse extraction (sometimes called steam cleaning)

I think that Pete did really well dealing with the carpet stains on this occasion, they may not of gone completely but they were significantly better than when he arrived & of course all the carpets within the house were cleaner, fresher & santised as well!

If you are prone to spillages, it may be worth reading a previous blog we wrote about the do’s & don’ts when accidents happen. It may not be Christmas anymore but the advice is still relevant! Carpet Stains This Christmas? Heres A List Of Do’s & Don’ts! | Green Man Cleaning

If you would like to have any of your carpets cleaned, please do not hesitate to contact us for a quote today. All of our contact details can be found here – Contact us

Domestic carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning in Slimbridge with outstanding results.

Slimbridge, Gloucestershire was the location for a mixture of work for Pete this week. This customer had some carpets and rugs, as well as some upholstery that they wanted to have professionally deep cleaned.

Carpet cleaning in Gloucestershire

Pete had already visited this property to survey the items and discuss the customers requirements so after an initial walk around to check everything over it was time to get set up and get to work.

This customer had two rugs that needed the Green Man treatment.

Pete started by pretesting the rugs. Dye migration can be a particular issue with rugs so our trained technicians always pretest to ensure the rugs are able to be cleaned safely.

Once it has been established that the rug is suitable for cleaning Pete thoroughly vacuumed the rugs.

After treating any spots and stains and applying an eco sanitising pre-spray, the agitator is then used to ensure any debris trapped down in the fibres is removed.

A full rinse extraction is then performed to complete the process.

Rug cleaning in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
Domestic rug cleaning in Gloucestershire
Upholstery cleaning in Gloucestershire

Once the rugs were left to dry it was time to tackle the upholstery. There were two upholstery items to be cleaned initially, however after the initial pretest Pete discovered that one of them did not respond well. This meant that had Pete proceeded with the clean, or not done the pretest, the fabric could have been damaged in the process.

At Green Man we care about your property, we always pretest items and we will not proceed if we feel there is a risk of damage to any of your items. We will always take our time to make sure we are thorough and make sure our technicians knowledge and skills are top notch.

Domestic carpet cleaning in Gloucestershire

Pete then gave the carpeted areas the full Green Man treatment, whilst enjoying this stunning view!

This customer can now be confident that their carpets, upholstery and rugs have been deep cleaned and sanitised. They are now more hygienic and more resistant to staining as part of the process.

If you have any items that you would like the Green Man professional treatment on please contact us using the button below. We would be happy to assist you with any enquiries.

Positive result on carpet odour in Bristol

Our pets bring a lot of fun & joy into our homes, but they can also cause a wide range of problems to our carpets & upholstery. One of the most common causes of complaint is pet urine stains & odours on carpets which was the case recently for one of our Bristol customers.

The customer had cleaned the carpet themselves when they noticed an unpleasant smell, however they called us in when the odour remained. We gave the carpet a full deep clean but once it had dried, the customer got in touch to say the smell still remained.

Our senior technician, Jon then called back to the property to see what more, if anything could be done to help the situation. Because the customer had 3 cats, it made sense for Jon to carry out a pet urine investigation.

The carpet was lifted & a powerful UV light scanned over the back of it. As you can see in this video, there are clear areas of contamination.

Animals are creatures of habit which means that by the time you have noticed the problem, there is already an accumulation that has penetrated deep into the underlay.

Urine starts as an acid but gradually becomes an alkali as elements within it turn to ammonia which is particularly bad news if your carpet has a high wool content. As the urine dries it deposits uric salts which will attract moisture & cause odours. This is why some odours appear to come & go.

Urine neutralisation in Bristol 1
Urine neutralisation in Bristol 1

Once Jon had located the problem areas that needed to be decontaminated, he applied a neutralising agent, this is allowed a lengthy dwell before it is extracted to allow it to do it’s job.

Pet carpet odours in Bristol
Pet carpet odours in Bristol

Next up was the removal of the affected underlay & the laying of the new.

Pet treatments in Bristol
Pet treatments in Bristol

Lastly, a low moisture clean was carried out to help remove any lingering malodours.

Thanks to the thorough work carried out by our technician, the smell was removed which resulted in a very happy customer!

Low moisture carpet clean
Low moisture carpet clean

If you have any problems like those mentioned above or any pet related issues that you would like to discuss with us, please feel free to get in touch with us, all of our contact details can be found by clicking this link to our contact page.

Successful commercial carpet & upholstery clean at Avon Gorge Hotel

At the beginning of last week we were asked to quote for the cleaning of some carpets & upholstery at the beautiful Avon Gorge Hotel in Bristol. Conducting a full survey is always the preferred means of quoting a commercial job as this allows us to plan a method of clean specifically to meet the needs of your business & tailor the quote accordingly. We will take you through the possible options, as well as giving you an honest appraisal of what results you can expect from our service.

On this occasion it was the carpets & upholstery in the ground floor communal areas that they wanted cleaning & they were looking for a quick turnaround which saw two of our technicians return later the same week to carry out the clean.

The main focus of our visit was to clean some of the carpets on the ground floor of the hotel including the reception, lounge, stairs & breakfast areas. These bright & bold carpets cover high traffic areas of the hotel & therefore required a deep clean to get them looking their best & as close to their original brightness as possible thus giving the clientele a great first impression.

Bristol Carpet Cleaning
Bristol Carpet Cleaning
Bristol commercial carpet clean
Bristol commercial carpet clean
Bristol hotel carpet cleaning
Bristol hotel carpet cleaning

Our process for cleaning the carpets & upholstery included a combination of the following:

  • Dry extraction/vacuuming
  • Spot/stain treatments, as necessary 
  • Eco-sanitising pre-spray 
  • Rotary agitation
  • Traditional rinse extraction (sometimes called steam cleaning)

Our technicians also had 47 red synthetic chairs to clean from the hotel restaurant. As you can imagine, restaurant chairs can be prone to high levels of soiling but a deep clean with stain treatments not only improves the overall appearance but also leaves them sanitised & gives them a longer life expectancy.

Commercial upholstery cleaning in Bristol
Commercial upholstery cleaning in Bristol
Restaurant Upholstery
Restaurant Upholstery
Commercial upholstery cleaning
Commercial upholstery cleaning

If you are thinking of having carpets and/or upholstery cleaned in your commercial premises, you can find more information on the services we offer our commercial customers here.

Please feel free to contact us with any queries you may have or if you would like to arrange a survey, all of our contact details can be found by visiting Contact Green Man For Professional Cleaning In Bath, Bristol & Frome (greenmancleaning.co.uk).