Superb carpet cleaning at Thornbury Castle

It is always nice when you get repeat business, so it was lovely to head back to Thornbury Castle in Bristol to carry out some carpet cleaning earlier this week.

Following a successful survey carried out by one of our trained technicians back in July, this week saw a team of 3 clean the carpets in the dining room, hallway & bedroom.

This beautiful castle was once owned by Henry VIII & although the carpets are not quite that old, they still needed some tlc to get them back to looking their best!

These stunning wool carpets get a lot of footfall so our traditional rinse extraction method of cleaning was best suited to achieve optimal results.

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The process starts with preparing the carpets by thoroughly vacuuming them to lift any surface debris, we then treat any stains that we see, allowing the solutions time to dwell to help the break down of any stubborn soiling.

Next, we apply an eco-sanitising pre-spray before using a rotary agitation machine to gently agitate the carpets & bring any remaining soiling to the surface.

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Once all of the above steps have been followed, the carpets are ready for the final part of the process which is the traditional rinse extraction (steam cleaning).

This removes any remaining water, cleaning products & soiling from the carpets. Sometimes if the carpets have shown significant soiling then we may repeat this part of the process to ensure we achieve the best results.

Here is a great little video showing some of the team carrying out the rinse extraction part of the cleaning process.

You may notice the use of air-movers in this video, due to this being a commercial premises we had these running to speed up the drying process so that the customers could use the rooms as soon as possible.

If you are thinking of having some cleaning carried out whether it be rugs, upholstery, hard flooring or carpets, then please do not hesitate to contact us today. All of contact details can be found by here.

You can also find further details to our all commercial cleaning service by visiting the commercial page of our website which can be found here.

And finally, if you are anything like me & love the history of castles, you can find more information about the beautiful Thornbury Castle by visiting their website – Our Tudor History – Thornbury Castle History

Hugely successful commercial team clean at Hartpury College

Back in April, we were contacted by Hartpury University & College based in Gloucester enquiring about commercial carpet cleaning for their accommodation blocks. It was arranged for one of our technicians to go & conduct a survey of the carpets, as a setting that has approx. 4,000 students, there was a lot of ground to cover. For such a large scale job, a survey was imperative & allowed us to put together a comprehensive quote & plan in place. A job of this size also required a whole team effort which meant that by contacting us months before they required the cleaning, it allowed us the time to arrange this with ease.

Our first day of the team clean was on the 20th July, this was the start of 14 scheduled visits across 3 months. Each visit had a varying amount of technicians based on the size of which accommodation block they were cleaning that day.

The team quickly found their groove, deciding that the most effective way of tackling the carpets was by splitting into two teams & dividing each block into two. Not only was this a little less daunting than tackling whole blocks on their own but also was more time effective.

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The process involved with cleaning the carpets here was a low moisture clean (or encapsulation) which can be highly effective on medium to lightly soiled carpets. It delivers a good level of cleaning with quick drying times of less than an hour.

The first step is thoroughly vacuuming the carpets with an industrial vacuum to pick up as much dry soiling & particles as possible, then the technicians will then treat any stains that they see.

Next is the application of the encapsulation solution which is given time to dwell to help lift any stubborn soiling before a low moisture bonnet clean using the rotary machine.

This final step lifts the moisture & soiling with special bonnet pads that are attached to the bottom of the rotary machine. This type of clean leaves the carpets cleaner, fresher & more resistant to staining.

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Commercial Carpet Cleaning in in Gloucester
Commercial Carpet Cleaning in in Gloucester
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Lots of photos showing the hard work of the team, everyone pitched in & worked hard through some very hot summer days. In total, we cleaned in excess of 700 bedrooms plus corridors, foyers, stairs & common rooms. Great results were achieved & the accommodation was looking much cleaner & more welcoming for the influx of students that have been arriving over the past few weeks.

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Don’t forget that we offer a free no obligation survey for your commercial premises, whether you are looking to get carpets, upholstery or hard flooring cleaned. All surveys are carried out by one of our trained technicians & help us determine the condition & specific requirements of your flooring/upholstery.

Please feel free to contact us for all enquiries & bookings, all of our contact details can be found here – Contact Green Man For Professional Cleaning In Bath, Bristol & Frome (

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Fabulous carpet repair in Bristol

If an area of your carpet has suffered from some sort of damage, whether that be permanent stains, burns or the handy work of a four legged friend, the thought of replacing the whole carpet is never a good thing. Which is why, we are so pleased that we offer a carpet repair service.

A successful repair will depend on a donor piece of the same carpet. This can either be an off-cut, or taken from a cupboard or out-of-the-way area. Ideally, there should be more donor carpet than the area that needs repairing. 

Our repairs specialist, Jon spent a productive day on Thursday last week carrying out carpet repairs in Bristol.

As you can see in this photo, Jon has already cut the small areas of carpet with the damage out. Usually this is done as a square or cuboid shape to assist in creating a perfectly matched insert piece.

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Once the damaged area has been removed, it is time to insert the donor piece of carpet. In this instance, the homeowner did not have any off cuts but luckily had a carpeted cupboard. Jon removed the donor carpet from the cupboard cutting the exact shape that he needed for the repair.

A slight variation is often common when inserting the donor carpet as depending on where is has come from, there is often a colour difference as well as a contrast to how the pile appears. Jon will always do his best to make the repair as seamless as possible but sometimes any discrepancies will need some time to settle & blend in with their surroundings a little more.

However, I think we can agree that a great job has been done here & the customer was really pleased that repair rather than replace was achievable.

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If you would like to see further examples of the carpet repairs we have carried out for both domestic & commercial customers, please visit our carpet repair section of the website which can be found here – Carpet Repair | Green Man Cleaning

If you have an area of the carpet that would benefit from a repair & you have donor carpet available, please feel free to email us a photo of the damage & let us know whereabouts you are located & we can then provide you with a quotation. All of our contact details can be found here.

Positive results on commercial upholstery clean in Cardiff

Our senior technician, Jon spent a hot & sunny Tuesday lunchtime carrying out some commercial upholstery cleaning at the Children’s Hospital for Wales in Cardiff. Having carried out some work for them previously, the asked us to come back & clean some upholstery in the lounge area on one of the wards.

Our process for cleaning the upholstery began with thoroughly vacuuming both of the sofas to remove as much surface debris as possible.

Next up is to treat any stains that we see. It is always helpful if you tell us of any known stains when booking but we will always treat any that we see anyway to help achieve the best results.

The sofas are then covered in an eco-sanitising pre-spray before they are gently agitated to bring any remaining soiling to the surface.

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Professional Upholstery Cleaning
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The final step in the process is the traditional rinse extraction, otherwise known as a steam clean. This removes all remaining soiling, water & products from the upholstery. This finished results represent a full deep-clean that is also a green clean.

If you have any cleaning requirements, whether domestic or commercial, please free free to contact us today. All of our contact details can be found here.

You can find more details of the commercial services we offer by following this link – Commercial & Office Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning In Bath & Bristol Area (

Or if you are a domestic customer, please find more information here – Domestic & Residential Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning In Bristol & Bath (

In most cases we can give you a quote over the phone or email & if not, we can arrange for one of our trained technician’s to come out and conduct a short survey for you instead.

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Impressive large scale commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning in Bath.

We were contacted by this boarding school in Bath for professional commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning. The whole team were involved on this job to get this large scale clean completed in a timely manner and to the Green Man high standards.

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Commercial carpet cleaning in Bath

We have conducted cleans here before but we still attended prior to the clean to conduct a survey. This allows us a chance to discuss with the customer their requirements as well as assess the carpets and logistical considerations such as access to the premises and hot water and electricity.

We then send a formal quotation to our commercial customers for them to consider and accept. This ensures the customer and the team are all aware of exactly what needs doing and there are no misunderstandings.

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Bath commercial carpet cleaning
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With a job this large, the team work methodically and split up the work so everyone knows what they need to do and crucially they do not get in each other’s way!

A deep clean of the carpets and upholstery was needed here to get all the carpeted areas and upholstery in the dormitories fresh and ready for the new students to arrive soon for the new term.

The process used here was our full deep cleaning process which involves;

  • Dry extraction/vacuuming
  • Spot/stain treatments, as necessary 
  • Eco-sanitising pre-spray 
  • Rotary agitation
  • Traditional rinse extraction (sometimes called steam cleaning)
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As you can see from the images, there was a large amount of upholstery that needed cleaning, once it has been cleaned and as much moisture has been removed as possible, the cushions are left propped to increase air flow around the surfaces to increase drying time.

The team worked tirelessly on this large commercial job over three days to clean all of the upholstery and carpeted areas in this boarding school and bring them back to their best. The carpets and sofas are rejuvenated and freshened ready for the new intake of students to arrive soon.

If you have a commercial premises in need of carpet and upholstery cleaning, or any of the other services we offer (you can find these here), please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our admin team will be happy to assist you in discussing your needs, arranging a survey and sending you a formal quotation.

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