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in Blog
on 14 June 2016

We have recently come across a few moth infestation problems which our customers have endured through their carpets. They particularly like eating wool carpets and will feed off around edges and can hang on to furniture, particularly underneath and to the back of headboards etc. This can be eradicated by us simply applying an insecticide treatment following a good vacuum and then deep cleaning carpet using hot water extraction and then applying another application to finish.

This will usually eradicate any further problems and prevent any further damage to the carpet. This problem does not occur with man made fibre carpets such as polypropylene.

Should you wish to discuss or ask for a free quotation please contact Gary at the office and he can advise.

 

 

in Blog
on 26 May 2016

Gary recently undertook a call from a customer in Aylesford regarding the damage caused to his carpet by his pet hamster, “Erica”.

She took great delight in munching her way through two big holes on the carpet whilst the owner was cooking dinner!

He said that he looked at the hamster with swollen pouches and had to pat her on the back to release the carpet fibres she had swallowed!!

After a visit from Gary we were able to repair the damage with a spare piece of carpet the customer had available and blend this in to the existing carpet.

The results are much better than they were and the customer said “we had done a great job and Erica was also impressed with our handy work!”

Here are a couple of pictures of the pre damage, result and of course little Erica.

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in Blog
on 04 April 2016

160404aThe aim of cleaning a carpet professionally is twofold.  Firstly, we must ensure that everything  is clean, but also to leave the cleaned item as dry as possible in order to achieve customer satisfaction with minimum inconvenience.

A few carpet cleaners may even say that quick drying times are more important than the cleaning.  Due to this, some operators of HWE (portable and truck-mount) equipment are trying to clean carpets with one pass of the wand so that the carpet dries very quickly.

The problem with this is that although some of the soiling will be evident when looking at the carpet, much of the dirt and soiling would have worked its way much deeper into the carpet fibres.  Just with one pass of the wand, it will take the top level of soil away giving the appearance that the carpet is clean but the soiling in between the fibres will be left behind.  If you are lucky and the carpet dries without any soiling then some would say as the carpet looks clean it MUST BE clean.

The fact remains that quick drying only merely enhances the carpet appearance but for a long lasting improvement and also improving healthy indoor air quality, it is necessary to remove the soiling deep in the carpet fibres themselves.

The fact remains that quick drying only merely enhances the carpet appearance but for a long lasting improvement and also improving healthy indoor air quality, it is necessary to remove the soiling deep in the carpet fibres themselves.