Amazing results on upholstery clean in Cheltenham

We were recently contacted by a customer who was looking to have some upholstery cleaned. She had tried to clean the 6 dining chairs & a footstool herself but it had not improved the overall appearance.

After asking a few simple questions over the phone, we were able to give the customer a quotation for the work which she accepted. We then booked in a convenient time for the customer to have the clean carried out.

As you can see from the photo, the dining chairs were considerably stained, mainly with watermarks, probably from where the customer had tried to clean them herself.

Our technician, Pete set to work by applying some stain treatments & eco-sanitising pre spray. He then gave them time to dwell to help breakdown the soiling.

Next, Pete used a handheld rotary tool to gentle agitate the upholstery, working in cleaning solutions & hot water.

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The last step in the cleaning process is the rinse extraction. This is where all the remaining cleaning solutions, water & soiling are removed from the chair.

As you can see, our tried & tested cleaning method had great results on the dining chairs.

The cleaning technique used above was then used on the footstool which was also heavily soiled. Again, Pete achieved some impressive results & had the upholstery looking so much cleaner & fresher, as shown in the before & after photos below.

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If you have any upholstery that you would like a quote for, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

It would be really helpful if you can email us some photos of it, with a note advising of the material the upholstery is it made of, as well as describing the general condition & of any concerns you may have. Our email address is hello@greenmancleaning.co.uk, alternatively, all of our contact details can be found here – Contact Us.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Successful Commercial carpet clean at Longleat

Another week, another visit to Longleat for our technician, Joanne. This time it was to clean the carpet in the sweet shop, we have cleaned this before, but due to the huge amount of footfall this shop receives, it requires a professional deep clean a few times a year.

The carpet in the sweet shop doesn’t look like carpet at all. It is a material called Flotex, which is a completely synthetic material that can be printed on to give it many different appearances. Owing to the huge number of fibres per metre on Flotex, it is able to conceal an enormous soil-load

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Effective vacuuming will remove up to 79% of dry soils, so this was an important first stage of our cleaning process.

An eco-friendly pre-spray was then applied to the floor before our technician used a rotary machine & a CRB (contra-rotating brush) machine to agitate the cleaning solution & further break up any stubborn soiling, this helps ensure that the rinse extraction draws out as much as the debris as possible.

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Lastly, an encapsulating solution was applied & brushed into the carpet using the rotary agitation machine, this aids carpet maintenance as it surrounds each soil particle and crystallizes it so it can’t attract other soils. The encapsulated soil particles release from the carpet fibres and are then removed by normal vacuuming, which will generally be done by the on site cleaning staff at regularly scheduled times.

The carpet was certainly looking cleaner as a result of Joanne’s hard work & was all ready to welcome the next lot hungry customers to the shop.

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You can find further information on all the commercial services we offer on our website, here.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a short survey of your commercial premises, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. All of our contact details can be found here – Contact Us

Rug & Velvet Upholstery cleaning in beautiful Wales

We were contacted by a customer in Wales at the start of year who was looking to have a couple of rugs & their velvet sofa cleaned. After answering some questions about them, we were able to provide the customer with a quotation which she accepted & this week saw our head technician, Jon travel to a beautiful Welsh village to carry out the clean.

The first part of the cleaning process with the rugs is to conduct a pre-test to check if the dye will run once wet.

Once it has been confirmed that this will not happen, Jon then vacuums the rugs both front & back.

Next, is the treatment of any visible stains. A treatment is applied as well as eco-sanitising pre-spray and these are then left to dwell to assist with breaking down any stubborn stains.

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Once sufficient time has passed, the rugs are then gently agitated. This works the water & cleaning solution into the material whilst bringing any soiling/debris to the surface.

The final part of the cleaning process is the traditional rinse extraction. This machine removes all the remaining water, solutions and dirt off the rugs.

If the rugs we are cleaning have fringes, these would also be cleaned.

As you can see in the photo above, Jon then used a couple of air movers to help speed up the drying process whilst he tackled the sofa. If we are not there long enough for the use of air movers, we recommend hanging rugs on the backs of dining chairs or over a banister to speed the drying process up. If you are able to pop the heating on low & open the windows slightly to allow good airflow through the property, this will also help the drying process along.

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When it comes to upholstery in particular, our cleaning method can differ depending on the fabric of the sofa. Many people think their sofa is velvet but it is often not the case that is it pure cotton velvet. Many sofas can feel like velvet but often be a velvet mix or a fabric called viscose which does not respond well to the rinse extraction method of cleaning.

Therefore, it is always important that before any cleaning takes place, our technicians conduct a pre test of the fabric so that they know exactly what they are working with & amend the cleaning process to suit the fabric & get the best possible results.

Having conducted a pre test on the back on the sofa in an area that cannot be seen, Jon determined that this was a 50/50 cotton/polyester mix, because of this & the fact it had a short pile meant that it could be rinse extracted.

The cleaning method used was then very similar to that used on the rugs. It was thoroughly vacuumed & then the eco-friendly pre spray was applied & brushed into the fabric before being given time to dwell. Next up was the traditional rinse extraction which was set to low pressure so that the fabric was not saturated. Then terry cloths were used to absorb more moisture whilst also grooming the fabric so it was back looking all uniform.

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This video shows Jon at work finishing off the sofa clean, using the terry cloths as mentioned above.

If you would like a quote to clean your rugs, upholstery or any of the services we offer (details of which can be found here), or if you have any questions, then please feel free to contact us today. All of our contact details can be found here – Contact us.

Thank you for reading & we hope to hear from you soon!

Excellent Commercial Upholstery Clean at Longleat

It was a welcome return to Longleat Safari Park in Warminster, Wiltshire for our technician Joanne this week to clean some commercial upholstery in one of the coffee shops. We are pleased to visit the park a few times a year to handle the cleaning of some of the upholstery in-order to get it all clean & fresh for their customers.

It was a busy day for Joanne as she had a mixture of twin booths, large booths, 18 chairs & a very long booth that seats 28 people to clean.

She started by using a commercial grade vacuum to remove as much surface debris as possible. Before treating any visible stains & applying an eco-sanitising pre-spray. These solutions are then given time to dwell in-order to break down as much stubborn soiling as possible.

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Then it was time to gentle agitate the upholstery. This is where a hand help machine is used to gently agitate the fabric whilst applying a mixture of hot water & cleaning solutions to provide an in-depth clean

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The final part of the cleaning process is the traditional rinse extraction. This uses the big blue extraction machine you can see in some of the photos & it extracts all remaining soiling, water & cleaning products. Depending on the severity of soiling, this part of the process can sometimes be repeated.

It was a productive day for our technician Joanne as she followed this cleaning method on all the upholstery with some great results. All of the upholstery was left to dry looking cleaner, fresher & sanitised ready for the next batch of customers.

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If you are interested in any of the commercial services we offer, you can find out more information by visiting the following link – Commercial & Office Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning In Bath & Bristol Area (greenmancleaning.co.uk)

If you have any questions or would like to book a short survey, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Outstanding results on commercial carpet clean in Cheltenham

A few weeks before Christmas, we were contacted by a hostel in Cheltenham who were thinking about having the carpets cleaned in the communal areas. With any commercial enquires like this, we always recommend arranging for one of our trained technicians to come out & conduct a short survey before suppling you with a quote. This enables us to assess the condition & specific requirements of the carpets which means we can tailor the clean to suit your business needs & provide you with a comprehensive quote.

Within a week of the initial enquiry, our technician Pete visited the property & carried out a survey of all the carpets & provided the business with two separate quotes as they were deciding how they wanted to tackle the clean.

They decided to go ahead with having all the communal carpets cleaned rather than just the ground floor, and this week, less than 1 month from making contact, Pete returned with the help of Mike to carry out the clean.

The brief was to clean all 4.5 floors of stairs & hallways, most of which were heavily stained.

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Communal area carpets endure a high level of wear over time. Outdoor soiling is tracked in on shoes, spills occur & because the space is no single persons responsibility, the dirt rapidly accumulates. This was certainly the case here, due to the heavy footfall & the magnitude of some of the staining on these carpets, a traditional rinse extraction was the method used to deliver the best possible results.

The first step in the process is to use a commercial vacuum to thoroughly vacuum the carpets to remove as much surface debris as possible.

Next, any notable stains are treated & an eco-sanitising pre-spray is applied to the carpets. These solutions are then given time to dwell in-order to break down the soiling.

Once sufficient time has elapsed for the stain treatments to have worked, the rotary agitation machine is used to gently agitate the carpets using hot water & cleaning solutions. This provides a thorough clean & also helps bring loosened soiling to the surface ready for rinse extraction.

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The final part of the cleaning process is the traditional rinse extraction. This is where all the remaining soiling, water & cleaning solutions are removed from the carpets. As you can see from the photos either side, this tried & tested cleaning method bought out some truly amazing results.

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Here are some more before & after shots as the results achieved here really were outstanding….

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If you have commercial premises & would like to arrange a short survey of the carpets and/or hard flooring, please do not hesitate to contact us today. All of our contact details can be found here – Contact Us

For further details of all the commercial service we offer, please see here – Commercial