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.

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.

How to keep your carpets looking great for longer.

When thinking about maintaining the upkeep of your home, we often think about decorating, garden makeovers, possibly a kitchen or bathroom renovation but the flooring, specifically the carpets are often overlooked.

The life expectancy of a carpet varies hugely based on the usage & care shown to it over the first few years following installation. Allowing soiling & stains to go untreated cuts their life-span down significantly.

Should you vacuum every day? Yes, nearly 85% of dirt found in carpets is bought in on peoples footwear. This dirt then sinks into the fibers of the carpet where it accumulates & therefore becomes more difficult to remove. The best way to beat this is to vacuum every day, preferably using a high quality vacuum cleaner.

Vacuuming carpets can also release any allergens that are embedded within the fibres into the air where they are then inhaled & potentially cause allergy symptoms. Choosing a machine that has a air (HEPA) filter will also effectively remove allergens & a fully sealed system to prevent them from purposely being released.

Before and after of footfall marks
Before and after of footfall marks
Deep clean of wool carpet in childs nursery in the Cotswolds 1
Deep clean of wool carpet in childs nursery in the Cotswolds 1

Conducting an annually or bi-annually professional carpet clean is also recommended. This involves a much more thorough deep clean & will ensure any remaining soiling is removed.

Always use a certified company for a hot water extraction to ensure that it is done properly.

If you have a spillage on your carpet, it will most likely stain the carpet if not treated straight away. Applying a good stain protector can significantly reduce the likelihood of spillages causing permanent staining, as long as you are able to address the issue fairly soon.

A stain protector can be applied after a professional clean has been performed or once you have bought a new carpet. Either way, a quality stain protector will help protect your carpets for longer.

Carpet stain protection in Bath and Bristol

Carpet repairs are something that doesn’t often cross peoples minds. However if you have damage to your carpet such as a burn, hole or permanent stain, this can potentially be repaired.

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

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.

If you would like to enquire about any of the services we have mentioned in this article, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Superb upholstery results in Clevedon

We were asked to come and help urgently in this home in need in Clevedon, North Somerset this week. Sadly, a child being unwell had caused the carpets and the sofa to have some pretty unsanitary staining. This clean was for a member of our admin team so she won’t be offended!

As you can see from the picture on the right the sofa had a lot of marks and staining and was in need of rejuvenation.

Before deep eco friendly cleaning
Before deep eco friendly cleaning
Watermarks on arm of the sofa pre cleaning
Watermarks on arm of the sofa pre cleaning

The arms of this sofa were in particularly bad condition so our experienced technician, Sam, used an enzyme solution to help break down all the grease and staining. For particularly difficult stains, like this one caused by bodily fluids such as urine and vomit, the enzyme solution is used to break down and remove the deep down grime and bacteria. This provides powerful cleaning whilst still being environmentally friendly.

Sam then moved on after treating this sofa to using the water claw to rinse extract all the dirt lifted by the enzyme.

As you can see from the below before and after image, Sam managed to get the arm of this sofa mark free and looking new again. Given the nature of these stains and how long they had been present these results are very impressive.

Before and after of sofa stain
Before and after of sofa stain
Rinse extraction with water claw
Rinse extraction with water claw
Before and after of a domestic sofa in Clevedon
Before and after of a domestic sofa in Clevedon

After the deep clean, this sofa is looking as good as new and the owner can rest assured it is now sanitary with no hidden nasties lurking!

Sam then moved on to a deep, green clean of the carpets throughout the house. Again, there were some areas that had staining from vomit, general footfall and wear and tear.

There were some areas of particularly stubborn staining from recent building works going on. The image on the right shows just how nicely these carpets came up.

Domestic carpets can hold a lot of dirt that we often don’t realise. Life gets busy and we get used to the marks on the carpet and even sometimes forget the colour they originally were! Why not book our Green Man team to make your home feel back to its best again.

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

You can find out more about our carpet cleaning process by clicking the button below.

If your home has carpets and upholstery in need of revival and deep cleaning, please do use the contact button below to get in touch with our Green Man team.

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.

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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Commercial Carpet & Upholstery Clean @ SACO apartments

One of the benefits of having a large, well equipped team is that we can take on bigger projects –

This job involved 5 technicians and involved the rinse extraction cleaning of 9 floors of carpeted communal corridors & stairways in a large managed apartment block in central Bristol. Each technician carried a Sebo BS36 or BS46 commercial vacuum cleaner, a full spot & stain kit, pressure sprayer, 50′ of hoses & a professional rinse extraction machine.

Our client required the work to be carried out within the course of a single day to minimise disruption to the building’s tenants.

Some shots of the communal carpet cleaning team –

Commercial stair carpet cleaning 2
Commercial stair carpet cleaning
Commercial Carpet Cleaning in Central Bristol

Commercial Upholstery Cleaning

The amount of sofas & armchairs was quite daunting…

Commercial sofa cleaning in managed apartments in Bristol
Commercial sofa cleaning in managed apartments in Bristol

However, we got stuck in & managed to deep-clean 6x armchairs, 9x sofas & a chaise sofa in 5 hours!

If you have any questions regarding our commercial carpet or upholstery cleaning work, or would like to arrange a no-obligation survey, please feel free to get in touch.

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