Category Archives for "Carpet Cleaning"

January 6, 2017

What risks do you have when removing stains from carpets yourself?

Sticking with the theme of carpet cleaning I wanted to cover the topic of using cleaning products yourself without professional advice. It is a tendency that you worry about spills on your carpet and that it pushes you to take action and rub it out. After you get it out of sight, you want to use a specialised stain remover product to make good your carpet.

Carpet StainThere are products which are advertised to work in a magic manner to clean out every stain. Little do people know that there are the bad sides of such products. There will be times when such products will work against the carpet or upholstery. Some of them will be very harsh on the upholstery so it’s always best to hire a professional to avoid damaging your carpets or upholstery. This is something my friend, owner of Limelight Carpet Cleaning has always told me. Don’t believe that a product is safe just because you saw the advert on your TV. It is not always what it’s advertised to be.

Loss of colour

It happens when there are some harsh products used on a fabric. Although the white carpets might look nice, it is better to have colour on carpets and other upholstery items. The problem with the coloured carpets is that once the colour is worn off, then they fade and that doesn’t look good. Nobody wants discoloured sofas in his/her lounge. To make matters worse, there is no remedy to that. Repainting the sofa doesn’t make sense. The effects are simply permanent. The only way to go is to take a preventative approach. Be careful and wary on cleaning products that have super harsh ingredients.

Residues that bring dirt

It is very unlikely that the cleaning products be pure. Just like detergents, they will have foam and other residues that form at the bottom of the carpet. Without rinsing the carpet, these residues will seem to attract dirt with time. The areas that will be affected by the residues will have to darken with time till a time when the spots are clear on your upholstery surface. The remedy will be to rinse the item using a powered machine. If that is not done, then you can imagine what will happen to your hair if you only keep on washing and never rinsing it.

Damaged upholstery items

Sometimes, the recommendations you get for stain removal products actually work. However, it doesn’t work in most cases. When you have done your best in removing the stains using the product and the stain chooses to remain, you consider a higher power of hiring a professional stain cleaner. The problem here, however, is that the professional could have cleaned it out if you had not altered the stain and its structure. Now, you have already done some chemistry of your own that the cleaner might not be able to understand. For that reason, the stain will have to be permanent due to the ‘set stain’ as the cleaners call them.

In conclusion, you don’t have to gamble around with every other product you find around. It is better you trust the professional cleaners solely or ask for recommendations for stain removers from the experts. Am sure they will give you the best brands there is depending on your kind of stain. While you try to save money, you might find yourself using that money to buy another carpet altogether.

December 29, 2016

Carpet cleaning brands to look out for in 2017

Getting the right carpet cleaning brand is sometimes challenging, especially if you do not have the right information on what to look for. The technical details that you should at least be familiar with are; design features, price, customer reviews, support information and the brand’s pros and cons. At least, the best carpet cleaning brands need to leave the carpet dry, to avoid damage to the fabrics and foul smell from damp carpet. In this article, highly recommended cleaners from Cardiff, Vale Carpet Cleaning have shortlisted a few of the best carpet cleaning brands.

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The Hoover FH50150, Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer

This machine uses steam cleaning methods to clean carpets. It has a selecting capability which mixes the washing detergent and the steam used to clean the carpet. It has low priced pros and reduced power cord. Hoover FH50150 has some of the best customer reviews and can be gotten for about £160.

Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaner

Many BISSEL carpet cleaning brands have some of the most desirable features. Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaner is the best carpet cleaning brand for stained carpets. It removes all tough carpet stains including ones stained in oils like car carpets. It has an automatic soap and hot water mixing capabilities. Users can just use any type of carpet cleaning detergents with Bissell Big Green Deep Clean. It is also good for large carpets.

Hoover Max Extract 60 Pressure Pro

The counter-rotating cleaning brushes used in this machine make it one of the best carpet cleaning brands. The machine also leaves the carpet completely dry after cleaning with its heated drying mechanisms. Hoover Max Extract 60 Pressure Pro has received many reviews from users, especially since the manufacturers moved to rectifying its leaking problems. It goes for about £120.

Oreck XL Shield Power Scrubber

The special feature of this machine is its 3 motors. This makes the machine able to handle any kind of tough stains. To add on this, it has an assemble collection of scrubbing brushes, which operate on their automatically own the machine is powered on. It comes with a two-year warranty. Oreck XL Shield Power Scrubber has the best results in terms of carpet cleaning. It, however, comes at a higher price, compared to other carpet cleaning brands. It can be gotten for a price of about £400.

Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 Pet Pack

This carpet cleaning brand uses a vibrating brush. This helps draw out all dust particles and loosen up the stains. The machine comes with a cleaning detergent and upholstery tool. Its tank can take up to 3 gallons and has a long 28ft power cord.

Different carpet cleaning brands are fit for different types of uses. It all depends on the carpet cleaning task at hand. Some users frequently need to clean tough stains from their car carpets. Others need only to clean dust and light stains from their carpets. Whichever the case, the above-discussed carpet cleaning brands are some of the best in the market today.

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