Fantastic odour neutralisation results in Gloucester.

Pete was called to assist in this property in Gloucester where there were significant odour issues due to cat urine.

The first step in successful odour neutralisation is locating the source of the odour so it can be addressed. This is not always an easy process but is vital to ensure the odour can be successfully neutralised. Without addressing the source, the odour will persist.

Once the source of the odour is located, the area is thoroughly cleaned to remove any bacteria and soiling. This is what you can see Pete doing here using the water claw for a deep rinse extraction. Once all areas of the source of the odour are thoroughly cleaned we can be confident the area is decontaminated.

Odour neutralisation in Gloucester
Odour neutralisation in Gloucester

The source of the problem in this instance was carpets, hard floors and upholstery, where the surfaces were holding onto the odour molecules.

After all these areas had received a thorough deep clean, it was time to move on to tackling the airborne odour contaminants.

Where there are multiple sources of the odour, there are gases released into the air meaning the whole area needs to be deodorised.

Once all the cleaning is done, Pete used a ULV (Ultra low volume) fogger with a water-based odour counteractant to tackle the airborne odour molecules.

This fogging ensures all areas are decontaminated and are left smelling fresh and clean.

Odour Neutralisation process
Odour Neutralisation process
During odour neutralisation cleaning.
During odour neutralisation cleaning.

We recommend after fogging the property is left empty for a short while to allow the product to dissipate and get to all the areas it needs to without being disturbed.

We are IICRC trained in odour neutralisation, you can read more about this accreditation here.

Pete has done a fantastic job, the source has been decontaminated and the odour addressed meaning the home will be a much more sanitary, and fresh smelling place to be.

Please do get in touch if you have a persistent odour in your home, or commercial premises that needs addressing. We offer this service in Bath, Bristol, Swindon, Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Cardiff.

Dirty water from odour neutralisation cleaning
Dirty water from odour neutralisation cleaning

Let’s see some impressive results! Before and after our deep cleans in Cardiff, Stroud, Bristol, and North Somerset.

We understand that when you are booking a service you want to know what results you can expect. Whilst this does vary depending on many different factors, we thought you would like to see a few examples of some impressive stain removal results.

Tough stain on light carpet
Tough stain on light carpet
Stains before cleaning
Stains before cleaning

The images on the left show some tough stains Pete faced recently in Stroud.

Stain removed from light carpet
Stain removed from light carpet
Stains after cleaning
Stains after cleaning

As you can see on the right, Pete’s hard work means you would never know there had been a stain there!

Before and after of sofa stain
Before and after of sofa stain

These impressive upholstery and carpet results were Sam’s hard work in Clevedon. This sofa had been stained by an unwell child and the carpet had seen a lot of footfall causing black marks and ground in dirt.

Before and after of footfall marks
Before and after of footfall marks

Sam has managed to achieve some really impressive results here, whilst still being environmentally friendly and using no harsh chemicals.

Carpet stains before and after
Carpet stains before and after

Domestic carpets get a rough deal, especially where children and pets are involved. Accidents and spillages are a part of day to day life but they can leave your carpets looking unappealing and unsanitary.

Cardiff stain removal results
Cardiff stain removal results

Here are some great examples of carpet cleaning in Cardiff recently where we have managed to remove the little accidents and make the carpets fresh and hygienic again as well as more resistant to any future spillages.

Before upholstery deep clean
Before upholstery deep clean
After our deep clean
After our deep clean

Certain areas on sofas, namely the arms and backs where heads rest, often get a lot of stains and marks. These can be from greasy hands, sweaty heads, spillages and general use, the more an area gets touched and used the more likely they are to get soiled.

Deep cleaning your sofa can make such a difference to the appearance as well as to the whole feel of your home. The stripy sofa above has been rejuvenated, the colours are more vibrant and the fabric is sanitised.

Progress picture of upolstry cleaning in Gloucester
Progress picture of upholstery cleaning in Gloucester

As you can see, impressive results can be achieved with our green methods.

Sometimes though, staining can prove permanent and despite all our experience, procedures and tools, stains may remain. There are several factors that can impact how likely a stain is to be removed, for example organic fibres are more absorbent and will cling on to any dyes or stains and due to their nature are also more likely to brown.

We pride ourselves on our honest and upfront approach, if our technicians think that staining is likely to remain, we will always discuss this with you. We offer an iron clad guarantee, which you can read more about here.

If you have any carpets or upholstery that are in need of stain removal, or a freshen up, our deep cleaning eco friendly treatment is what you need!

Please do get in touch by using the button below, we would love to help you.

Communal area clean & rug cleaning in Pontcanna, Cardiff


Yesterday’s carpet & rug cleaning project on Cathedral Rd., Pontcanna required some careful planning…

In some ways, carpet & rug cleaning are similar processes, involving a combination of:

  • Pre-testing
  • Dry extraction/ vacuuming
  • Stain treatments
  • Application of environmentally friendly cleaning solution
  • Gentle agitation
  • Rinse extraction (sometimes called “steam cleaning”)

On this job, there were a lot of stairs to be cleaned. This meant that we situated the powerful extraction machine at the foot of the stairs, then ran a series of hoses up through the house – this meant that we could clean both the carpets & rugs without having to carry any heavy equipment upstairs.

While we’re out & about delivering carpet cleaning & carpet repairs around the Pontcanna area of Cardiff, we see many of these beautiful Victorian homes. Because of the large scale rooms, they can be challenging to maintain. By scheduling an annual carpet clean, you will find that you significantly improve the longevity of your carpets, as well as rugs & upholstery.


Hand cleaning your rugs in situ

Eco friendly rug cleaning in Cardiff

After the initial thorough vacuum, we protect the floor using several tarpaulins. After a suitable eco/ wool safe pre-spray has been applied and dwelt in the pile for sufficient time, we use a fine jet hand tool to carefully recover all the suspended soils within the pile of a rug. This method ensures attention to detail, as well as a high quality finish. Hand tools such as this are also used for upholstery cleaning.


Force drying using air-movers

Eco friendly carpet cleaning in Cardiff

Because we carry out flood restoration services in South Wales, we hold a large stock of commercial drying equipment. In the image above, you see one of our modern, energy efficient air movers being used to force a band of air across the surface of the cleaned rug. This accelerates the drying process considerably.


An honour guarantee

Green Man offer a solid honour guarantee on all our work. This ensures a free call-back to address any concerns.

If you have any questions about our services, or when we are next in your part of Cardiff or Newport, please feel free to get in touch.

Thanks for reading!


Carpet cleaning in Pontcanna, Cardiff
Carpet cleaning in Pontcanna, Cardiff

Superb results on dirty commercial quarry tiles in Bristol.

The Green Man team were needed to improve the appearance of some quarry tiles at several council laundries in Bristol. These tiles had been left looking dirty and chalky by a haze of tile grout. Despite previous attempts by others at standard cleaning these tiles were looking sad and not fit for purpose.

As you can see from the image on the right, the tiles were looking white and coated from the grout.

Our technician used a specialised process for quarry tiles to get these communal laundry areas looking clean and presentable again.

Builders clean of tiles in Bristol
Builders clean of tiles in Bristol

This process involved;

  • Sweeping of the floor to remove all loose debris,
  • Application of a tailored product designed to disintegrate the grout,
  • Rotary agitation using an aggressive brush to break down the grout ,
  • Rinsing.
Professional tile cleaning in Bristol
Professional tile cleaning in Bristol

Now these commercial hard floors have had a thorough deep clean and the grout haze has been removed, meaning not only do they look a lot more pleasant they are also sanitised and more resistant to future staining.

Commercial hard floor cleaning
Commercial hard floor cleaning

We can meet all of your commercial hard floor cleaning needs, whether it is tiles, wood, vinyl, safety floors or whatever else you may have we have the tools and experience to work some cleaning magic and bring them back to their best again.

If you would like any further information about what we can do, or to arrange a free, no obligation survey for your commercial hard floor cleaning please do use the contact us button below to see what we could do for you.

Outstanding upholstery stain removal in Stockwood, Bristol.

We were called to urgently assist with this sofa and armchair that had unfortunately become heavily soiled by bodily fluids in Stockwood, Bristol.

Below you can see several images showing the extent of the staining our technician, Sam, was sent to improve on this morning.

Stains on upholstery
Stains on upholstery
Stained upholstery
Stained upholstery
Sofa stains
Sofa stains
Stain on arm
Stain on arm

Bodily fluids can prove very difficult to remove when they get onto fabrics or carpets, due to the components such as uric acids that can lead to long term odour issues. In order to combat these issues Sam embarked on a thorough deep clean.

A powerful but environmentally friendly treatment is applied, which contains oxidizers, enzymes and odour encapsulators to ensure any bacteria and odour is removed, this treatment is then allowed some time to get to work. This is then rinse extracted using a water claw.

This process incorporates a full, deep green clean ensuring all bacteria and odour is successfully removed.

Incredible stain removal results
Incredible stain removal results
Impressive stain removal results
Impressive stain removal results

From the images above, you can see the incredible results Sam has managed to achieve. The stains are no longer visible and as part of the process the upholstery is more resistant to staining in the future. This upholstery is now sanitised, fresh and the owners can rest assured there are no nasty germs or odours left behind, all whilst being eco-friendly.

If you have any upholstery in need of rescuing, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us using the button below.

Stunning cleaning results and scorching weather in Whittington, Gloucester.

Despite it being a heat wave and the hottest day of the year, Pete and Joanne were hard at work with a variety of deep cleaning tasks at this stunning barn in Whittington, Gloucester.

We were asked to come and rejuvenate some beautiful limestone flooring, as well as deep cleaning of carpets and very low moisture cleaning of seagrass carpets.

limestone border before
limestone border before
limestone border after
limestone border after
Limestone before 2
Limestone before 2
limestone after
limestone after

The images above show how well Joanne and Pete’s hard work paid off as these limestone areas came up beautifully and looked as good as new. Using our deep cleaning methods alongside a polish and seal, this limestone has been transformed not only in looks but in terms of its longevity. The process itself will leave the floor more resistant to stains and spills. You can read more about our limestone cleaning process here.

Limestone cleaning
Limestone cleaning
Joanne and Pete
Joanne and Pete
beautiful scenery
beautiful scenery

After some refreshments in the shade in this gorgeous garden Pete and Joanne moved on to cleaning the carpets and the seagrass.

Sisal and seagrass carpets require a very low moisture (VLM) clean due to the way in which the fibres will absorb water. After a thorough vacuum, a powerful, environmentally friendly cleaning compound is worked into the fibres to lift as much dirt and bacteria as possible. Once this has been allowed to dwell it is then vacuumed up leaving the sisal/seagrass freshened and more hygienic.

The team then moved on to our standard process for cleaning the other carpets.

Rinse Extraction
Rinse Extraction

Pete can be seen here rinse extracting the carpets. Rinse extraction is the last step in our deep cleaning process.

The full, eco friendly process we use incorporates;

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

Professional Carpet Cleaning
Professional Carpet Cleaning

This process ensures the carpets are thoroughly cleaned whilst ensuring no chemical nasties are left behind as we use all eco friendly products.

After rinse extracting, the carpets need some time to dry out, we usually estimate a few hours until they are fully dry. The scorching conditions for this work would have meant these carpets dried out in record time!

If you would like to see these impressive techniques and results in your own home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We would be delighted to help you, heat wave or not!

Successful & effective commercial carpet deep clean

On a warm & sunny Saturday, two of our technicians were hard at work at a commercial studio in Bath. The bright & contemporary office requested a deep clean of their carpets throughout to remove some visible stains as well as ensuring they were clean & sanitised.

Rinse extraction carpet
Rinse extraction carpet

It was great to return to a office space where we have cleaned the carpets on a yearly basis over the past 3 years. Giving the carpets a thorough deep clean once a year keeps them looking better for longer.

This office & studio had a mixture of carpets including some nice bright & bold designs which were a little grubby in places. High traffic areas such as reception, walkways & under desks are prone to dirt building up & benefit from a yearly deep clean.

Office carpet clean
Office carpet clean
Successful rinse extraction
Successful rinse extraction

There are many steps involved in our process of giving your carpets a successful deep clean, one of those is to treat any stains, as necessary. As you can see in the left hand picture above, there was some heavy staining in this area due to a recent flood, however successfully pre-treating this meant that the finished result left it looking as good as new. Both of the pictures shown above demonstrate how effective each step of the process is, including the final task of traditional rinse extraction which produces very satisfying results & is successful in restoring the carpet to it’s original brightness.

Modern carpet cleaning
Modern carpet cleaning

If you are thinking about having your commercial flooring cleaned, we are happy to come out & conduct a full survey so that we can tailor each clean to match the individual needs of you & your business. We can also offer out of hours & weekend cleans in-order to keep your business operating as normal.

As well as flooring, we also offer a range of other services which may benefit your business. More about what we have on offer, can be found on our website or by following this link – Commercial & Office Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning In Bath & Bristol Area (greenmancleaning.co.uk)

Carpet tiles deep clean
Carpet tiles deep clean

If you would like to enquire about our commercial services or to book a survey, please use the button below to get in touch.

Successful Upholstery clean in Cheltenham

Our process for cleaning your upholstery involves many detailed steps to ensure a thorough deep clean in order to provide successful results.

Our first step is to pre-test the fabric so we are sure about what we are working with and which products will give the best results on that particular type of fabric. Natural fabric upholstery tends to not yield up stains as well as synthetic fabric. Watermarks in particular can prove to be permanent.

The next step is to vacuum the upholstery using our high powered vacuum cleaner, then we treat any noticeable stains. This particular piece of upholstery had very visible watermarks.

Stainedupholstery
Stainedupholstery

Our technician, Pete, used an acidic solution to begin with to suppress any further potential watermarking, then a single eco-friendly solution which dealt with the stains as well as delivering a deep-clean.

The third step is to apply an eco-sanitising pre-spray, this acts as a disinfectant whilst being environmentally friendly.

The final steps include rotary agitation which involves agitating the liquids through the fabric and bringing any dirt to the surface. The traditional rinse extraction, sometimes called steam cleaning is the final part of the cleaning process.

cotswoldsupholsteryclean
cotswoldsupholsteryclean

Rinse extraction is one of the most effective ways of thoroughly cleaning upholstery, not only can it remove stains & dirt but also allergens & pathogens.

In this instance the step by step process that our technician employed, successfully removed the stains including watermarks and left the upholstery looking clean & refreshed.

completedupholsteryclean
completedupholsteryclean

This full deep clean service that we offer is a also a green clean which demonstrates that you do not need harsh chemicals to get results.

If you would like more information, please use the contact us button below to get in touch.

Deep clean of stunning quarry tiles in Winterbourne Monkton.

We were lucky enough to return to this beautiful cottage in Winterbourne Monkton that we did some carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning at last week. This time we were asked to give these beautiful quarry tiles a deep clean and a bit of TLC.

Hard floors can often be a two technician job, as this one was. There are lots of processes that really benefit from two pairs of hands!

Our process for hard flooring typically includes;

– Dry extraction/vacuuming
– Spot/stain treatments, as necessary
– Pre-spray specific to the type of flooring
– Rotary & oscillating pad agitation
– Rinse extraction 
– Finishing touches (usually buff & dry)
– Sealing where necessary

Joanne scrubbing hard to reach areas.
Joanne scrubbing hard to reach areas.
Joanne hard atwork
Joanne hard at work

You can see some of these processes in the featured images, right at the top Pete is using the rotary agitator and above you can see Joanne scrubbing the harder to reach areas and rinse extracting the tiles after cleaning.

Quarry tiles before cleaning
Quarry tiles before cleaning

The image on the left shows these beautiful tiles prior to their eco-friendly deep clean treatment. As you can see from the image on the right, taken straight after cleaning, they really improved and are not only hygienic but are looking refreshed and bright.

For more on our hard floor cleaning processes, visit our website here.

Freshly cleaned tiles.
Freshly cleaned tiles.

The next day, once the floors are completely dry, Joanne reattended to seal these floors. This will give them lasting protection and increase resistance to staining and soiling. As you can see from the images below it also makes them look stunning.

Quarry tiles during sealing 1
Quarry tiles during sealing
Freshly sealed tiles 1
Freshly sealed tiles

These tiles have received the full deep, eco friendly cleaning service from the Green Man team, they are now restored, looking great and are more resistant to staining and soiling.

If you would like to book us for your hard floor, carpet, rug or upholstery cleaning please use the button below to get in touch.

Visit to a beautiful cottage for carpets, rugs and upholstery cleaning.

This week we have had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful cottage in Winterbourne Monkton for a variety of cleaning jobs. This beautiful location and sunny weather not only makes any job a lot more pleasurable but also accelerates drying time.

Carpet cleaning in Winterbourne Monkton
Carpet cleaning in Winterbourne Monkton

Our technician got to work cleaning the carpets, using our eco-friendly, deep cleaning techniques. In the picture on the left, you can see the rinse extraction process bringing this carpet back to life. This is the final step in the deep cleaning process after pre-testing, vacuuming, spot and stain treatment, an eco-sanitising pre spray and rotary agitation. All of these steps combined are what help us to achieve our exceptional results.

Below you can see the small water claw being used to give the upholstery the same deep clean.

Upholstery cleaning.
Upholstery cleaning.

The rugs were up next and what a beautiful view our technician had to enjoy whilst using the rotary agitator on this rug to remove all the dirt trapped in the rug fibres.

Our process for rugs is similar to carpets and upholstery, however there are a few extra steps. These include vacuuming both sides, back-dusting, wool safe pre treatments and fringe cleaning. The dyes used in rugs can often be more troublesome in terms of dye migration so extra care needs to be taken by our experienced technicians to preserve the rugs vibrancy and to deliver a thorough clean.

Rotary agitation of large rug
Rotary agitation of large rug
Rug cleaning in a beautiful garden
Rug cleaning in a beautiful garden

With the weather on our side, these large rugs were able to be left out in the garden to dry out after the deep cleaning process. Usually, we would allow 2-6 hours for the rugs to be fully dry, and sometimes large rugs also require an air mover to ensure they fully dry out. Being able to be placed out in the sunshine will speed this process up considerably, and no air mover was needed.

If you want to take advantage of the beautiful weather we are having at the moment to accelerate drying time for your own carpet, rug or upholstery cleaning, please use the contact button below to book in.