Safety Floor cleaning services

We have recently been approached for advice on the cleaning and restoration of safety flooring. A number of commercial business premises and contract cleaners are struggling to keep their floors’ appearance looking good.

It has been found that despite the use of commercial grade cleaning products and equipment, the processes being used are not cutting through the soils and replacement of the flooring looks like the only option which is expensive. On inspection by Rob Reeve of UK Carpet Care, it had been found and confirmed that this type of flooring is simple to restore back to a good finish, however this had been met with some disbelief by potential customers. After further investigation it would appear that despite repeated attempts by in house staff and contract cleaners to restore the flooring the results have been poor, even though they have been using some very strong and corrosive cleaning products.

Because potential customers are wary and have a tendency to disbelieve that UK Carpet Care’s processes can indeed restore safety flooring, Rob likes to carry out a small demonstration on a test area to show what we can achieve with our simple non-toxic agents and safe processes. A demonstration always leaves a client with a smile – we show that they can save the flooring, removing the cost of replacement and the associated downtime from needing to relocate staff and furniture while the flooring is being replaced.

Rob is a firm believer that strong business relationships gain more customer loyalty, repeat business and in turn further recommendations etc, so in house aftercare advice and top tips are always given to our customers to keep the flooring looking better for longer.

The cost of our deep cleaning process is a fraction […]

By |September 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Safety Floor cleaning services|
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    3 New Woolsafe Approved Fibre care technicians to care for your carpets Safely!!!

3 New Woolsafe Approved Fibre care technicians to care for your carpets Safely!!!

We are delighted to announce that three of our experienced technicians have qualified to the high standards of Woolsafe for the safest, no risk cleaning and care for your carpets. Our company is proud to have the most amount of qualified Woolsafe Fibre care Technicians in the county.

Have you ever questioned whether your carpets, rugs, or soft furnishings should be cleaned? Many do question it and they are normally persuaded with the answer no, it’s not worth it as they are never the same again.

But the answer is YES!! They should be cleaned. But having the correct type of cleaning is the key factor to ensure the right results are achieved.

A carpet cleaner is a carpet cleaner though? Right!! No, Wrong. We all believe that if something looks cleaner then it is cleaner but when we look into it a bit deeper, we find some interesting answers.

The most popular fibre used in carpets in the UK are Wool. Wool is extremely good at hiding soil and responds extreme well to cleaning, however it is also extremely delicate. 95% of carpet cleaners in the UK are trained normally by American systems and process from where the industry started, but the carpets are mainly man made synthetics. When the trained carpet cleaners clean a wool fibre in the UK, it looks good until a few weeks later then starts to attract dirt quickly, feels course and gritty, spills become stains and the appearance is poor. Our Woolsafe approved technicians are trained and qualified to clean wool to the set British standards to ensure that the delicate fibres are not damaged in any way. The fibres will look deeper in colour, feel softer and last longer with […]

By |June 3rd, 2016|Carpet Care, Carpet Cleaning|Comments Off on 3 New Woolsafe Approved Fibre care technicians to care for your carpets Safely!!!|
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    Is my stain free carpet really stain free? It seems to get dirty so quickly. Stain free carpets in Ipswich.

Is my stain free carpet really stain free? It seems to get dirty so quickly. Stain free carpets in Ipswich.

Carpets that are labelled “stain free” normally means those carpets cannot accept further dyes into the fibres. Stain free carpet fibres are normally made from polypropylene, which is an oil derived substance, which tends to attract other oils. 14% of the dirt that comes into a property that is not dry is oily, meaning that it will not vacuum out. This oily dirt will be attracted to the surface of the fibre and quickly bond to it, in turn causing dry dirt and hair to stick to it. This will quickly make the carpet look like it gets dirty very quickly and it will start to look dull in a short space of time.

So does this mean my carpet is actually not stain free?

No – Your carpet will still be stain free, just because it gets dirty doesn’t mean that its stained, it means that professional or the correct cleaning is required to remove this oil in the right way. There is a chemistry and science involved in cleaning these types of fibres correctly without creating further issues such as rapid recoiling. Many homeowners will go by what the manufacturer recommends, using bleaches, etc. to try and deal with stains and spills, but these stains then tend to come back.

What’s actually happening is that after cleaning the fibre still has the bleach residue in it, which is slightly sticky and this will then make everyday dirt stick to that area even quicker. If you have an area of carpet that has had a comeback a few weeks after cleaning, simply open the fibres to see if there is a thick layer of dirt on the surface, attempt to absorb it but if it’s deeper […]

By |March 9th, 2016|Carpet Cleaning|Comments Off on Is my stain free carpet really stain free? It seems to get dirty so quickly. Stain free carpets in Ipswich.|

Dry Cleaning in Situ

As most upholstery and sofa manufacturers recommend that any dry cleaning is done in-situ by upholstery cleaning specialists we can now proudly provide a safe and qualified dry cleaning process as recommended by manufacturers for all fibre and fabric types.

To get more information about our specialist upholstery dry cleaning service please get in touch by calling us on the number at the top of the page, requesting a callback or emailing us using our contact form.


By |August 25th, 2015|Upholstery Cleaning|Comments Off on Dry Cleaning in Situ|
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    Will having your carpets cleaned make them get dirty quicker?

Will having your carpets cleaned make them get dirty quicker?

So what’s the truth about carpet cleaning? Does having them cleaned really make them get dirty quicker,  make them feel horrible and smell?

The answer is yes,  these are all common occurrences from having carpets cleaned normally by people labelling their services as ‘professional’ carpet cleaners or diy attempts.


By |July 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Will having your carpets cleaned make them get dirty quicker?|

Clean Carpets vs Hard Floors for Allergies

Many people replace carpets with some kind of hard flooring due to having allergies caused by dust and hairs. Allergens such as dust and hair from humans or pets will always be present in any household. Controlling the removal of them will make your home healthier.

Hard floors are easier to vacuum and clean everyday versus carpets, but what happens to the small particles of dirt in between your cleaning? Every time you walk about or shut a door, the airflow will lift these small particles and they then float about in the air, which you may then breathe in. They also lay on horizontal surfaces such as worktops and sofas, meaning that dust is then higher and will be easier to breath in next time a sudden gust of air disturbs it.

Carpets however, are massive filters, trapping dust, dirt and hair in their fibres and causing these allergens to be held down. When carpets are vacuumed the loose hair and dirt is removed and in the meantime, the dirt is not airborne as it would be with a hard floor.

Once a year (as recommended by manufacturers) your carpets should be professionally cleaned by a qualified company to remove the greasy dirt  that builds up in the carpet as it’s going about acting as a filter.

Once a carpet’s filtration is completely clean and free from grease, it will hold dirt and hair much more effectively than it would if the carpet was greasy and dirty, due to it no longer being saturated with soils that prevent the filter from doing its job.

So which flooring is better?

The correct carpet to suit the room conditions will keep the dust particles out of the air. Hard floors have nothing to hold the dust down, so unless you have the time and […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Carpet Care, Carpet Cleaning|Comments Off on Clean Carpets vs Hard Floors for Allergies|

Carpet Stain Removal

If a spillage occurs to your lovely soft carpet, upholstery, rug or leather, the first thing we want to do is clean it up. Did you know that you can seal a stain into a fibre or fabric by not understanding the carpet itself or the spillage?

Fibres and fabrics when manufactured are at the best condition possible and ready to resist soiling and staining with maximum protection.

As these fibres age, they will be less resilient to resist soiling and spills due to abrasion caused by use and excess soil in the fibres. Once a sandpaper effect occurs to these fibres, cleaning and stain removal techniques may not be as successful and chances are higher of permanent damage.

As we are qualified to understand the characteristics of all fibres and constructions, we can give the highest quality end result without taking a chance with stain removal that may make no difference.

Understanding how carpets are manufactured, and how they are dyed makes us very successful when giving expected results. Some carpets are made from polymers and may have dyes introduced before the fibre is made.

This type of fibre can be quite difficult to stain with water based spillages, but exposure to greasy or oily marks may change the fibres colour. Other natural fibres and some synthetic fibres may have been dyed after the fibres were made, and can still accept more dyes under the right circumstance.

Water based spillages may lead to a permanent dye if the fibre absorbs the moisture, however any greasy or oily spot marks it may resist and correct removal may be very successful.

By |October 30th, 2013|Carpet Care, Carpet Cleaning|Comments Off on Carpet Stain Removal|