I've been doing an unusual amount of stain removal over the last few weeks. Pet stains, blood, red wine, tea, coffee, lily pollen, you name it I seem to be removing it!
So I thought it would be a good idea to write something helpful on the subject of stain removal. An here it is...
To begin with there are 4 basic principles regarding stain removal:
1. Absorb it. Rather than panic and pour on whatever cleaning product comes to hand, the first step should always be ABSORB.
Use talcum powder, powderdam, paper tissues, towels. Absorb as much as possible before attempting anything else.
2. Dissolve it. Residues that can't be absorbed need to be dissolved. However, different substances have different solubility in solvents. for example, beetroot juice is solvent in water, while circumin colouring in turmeric dissolves in alcohol, so you'll need to know which substance dissolves in what solvent.
3. Use a detergent. Fatty stains like gravy won't dissolve in water. You'll need to use a detergent. Detergents change the surface tension of water so that it can flow freely into fabrics The detergent also forms a link between the stain particles and the water, assisting removal. Always rinse detergents out completely afterwards.
4. Chemical Reaction. If steps 1-3 don't work, it's a chemical reaction that's needed. Agents such as enzymes and bleaches bring about chemical reactions. Bleaches take out molecules rendering the stain invisible. Enzymes break down the bonds that hold amino acids in proteins. This makes them more easily removed in water and rinsed away.
10 Things you should always do to a stain.
1. Act quickly. The faster you deal with it, the greater the chance of it removing. Stains can become permanent over time. Also accept that some stains will not come out.
2. Blot / Absorb thoroughly. Use talcum powder, cornflour, paper towels, and terry towels to absorb as much stain as possible first.
3. Lift. Remove any 'lumps' using a spoon or blunt edge of a knife. On powdery stains use sticky tape wrapped around your fingers.
4. work from the outside in. you'll avoid spreading the stain.
5. If you can, also treat and rinse from the other side (backing) of the stained item.
6. Know the textile you're working on. Is it dry clean only? Does it need special products, or certain products must be avoided?
7. Read the instructions (and follow) of any products you decide to use.
8. Test first. Test your products in an inconspicuous area for colour loss / colour change / or texture change.
9. Rinse out any products used. Never leave them in the fabric.
10. Dry the item without using heat. Air movers, fans, dehumidifiers and ventilation are the best means of quickly drying a stained area. Don't be tempted to use heat or you may fix any remaining traces of the stain.
11. BONUS TIP. If you're unsure how to proceed, DON'T just wade in. It's easy to make things worse. Call me for advice on 01304 381165, or email me a email@example.com. I'll give you professional advice and, if you wish, look at the problem for you.
12. SECOND BONUS TIP. Always have your carpets and upholstery treated with scotchgard stain protector. It doesn't affect the colour, or the feel of fabrics, but I daily see it make the difference between stains coming out and stains not coming out. All my carpets and upholstery are scotchgarded, and I would never be without it, it's that good.
In the photo above, you can see a good example of draught marks (or filtration soiling as its known in the trade). These marks are in the process of being removed, which is why they only continue part way across the doorway.
These marks are caused by the movement of air passing through the carpet as it is trying to get through the gap between the carpet and the floorboard, or skirting board.
Air contains pollution and it will find its way into your home. The main reason is that hot air rises. Even where the carpet gripper pierces through the carpet backing the air will flow through and form black dots on the surface of the carpet.
Because most homes aren't airtight, the air moves between these gaps. The carpet then acts like a filter, trapping the solid particles.
A good way to prevent it is to lift up the carpet and lay thick sheets of card, or paper overlapping them and sticking them down with tape, then sealing around the edges with tape too. Once you have sealed the floor properly you will then be able to lay your carpet.
If the marks are already there, your options are limited. You can try to live with it. Or you can call an expert to tackle them. Trying to remove them yourself can make things much worse. I never take on draught marks if someone has tried DIY methods, for this very reason.
Happily, as in the photo above, many draught marks can be successfully removed. Even the worst examples can be greatly improved with the right products and know-how.
If you're annoyed by nasty draught marks, give me Perry as call on 01304 381165 and I can come by and test them and give you an idea of the likely success.
Thanks to Mr & Mrs Sage for your kind comments. And thank you to all my clients who write, email, text and phone in their appreciation for my carpet cleaning services.
What is “home fever”?
“Home fever” is a term used by Allergy UK to describe out-of-season hay fever-like symptoms. The most common of these are runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes, symptoms which the charity reports have risen greatly in recent years. Unlike regular hay fever, which is usually triggered by high pollen levels that vary seasonally, “home fever”, Allergy UK suggests, is triggered by allergens such as dust mites, moulds, home cleaning products and pets that are present in the home or office. These can cause symptoms throughout all seasons.
NHS Choices reports that indoor allergies are very common and that 10-20% of the population has an indoor allergy. The top estimate of 20% would be broadly in line with the figure suggested by Allergy UK,
How widespread is it?
According to www.nhs.uk, at least 12 million Britons now suffer from allergies caused by dust mites, The Independent has reported. The newspaper says that a report by the charity Allergy UK has revealed an epidemic of “home fever”, a range of symptoms caused by dust mites and other triggers around the home.
The report has been published as part of Indoor Allergy Week, which is intended to raise awareness of the kind of steps that can be taken to remove allergy triggers, or ‘allergens’, from the home. A survey in the report suggests that, currently, around two-thirds of people with allergies experience symptoms such as sneezing and itchy eyes caused by allergens including dust mites, chemicals, pets and mould.
How To Know You May Have Home Fever
The most commonly reported symptoms of indoor allergy or “home fever” were runny nose (67.8%), sneezing (66.9%) and itchy eyes (62.1%).
Other findings include:
When a person who is allergic to a particular allergen comes into contact with it, an allergic reaction occurs. This begins when the allergen (for example, dust mite droppings) enters the body, triggering an antibody response. The antibodies attach themselves to special cells, including cells called mast cells. When the allergen comes into contact with the antibodies, these cells respond by releasing certain substances, one of which is called histamine. These substances cause swelling, inflammation and itching of the surrounding tissues, which is extremely irritating and uncomfortable.
Common symptoms associated with allergic conditions include:
What You Can Do About It
Allergy UK recommends many ways to manage symptoms and reduce the amount of indoor allergens in the home.
According to Allergy UK, these symptoms are worse at night, just when we're needing a good nights rest!
If your carpets and mattresses haven't been professionally cleaned with an anti dust mite treatment in the last two years, and you or your family find yourselves with allergy symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, or itchy eyes, you can bebefit for my Spring Clean Offer, whereby you can get your bedroom carpets, and mattresses professionally cleaned and treated with an anti dust mite treatment for HALF our usual price, as long as you have at least two bedroom carpets and two mattresses cleaned.
Call me, Perry on 01304 381165 or click the button below to send a message.
This Spring Clean Allergy Offer is only available until the end of April 2016. Get a good nights sleep, starting tomorrow.
The Only Thing Guaranteed Not To Go Up?
The chancellors uk budget statement will take place on Wednesday 16th March. What will go up? What changes will he make? Will we get a giveaway? (Unlikely)
Of course there are the usual predictions, and he is known for ending his statement with a pleasant surprise. Will he do this again? Ultimately, we'll have to wait and see. But until then...
Here's something that's guaranteed not to go up, but DOWN! (a pleasant surprise)
I have arranged a pre-budget carpet cleaning special offer.
For one week only, I have the following special offers for you to take advantage of.
Budget Special 1. Carpet Cleaning Price Cut
Basic Carpet Cleaning at £29.99 per room.
Our basic service is a thorough carpet clean, not moving furniture, not applying scotchgard stain protector or deodoriser. My beat-the-budget offer of £29.99 is subject to 2 conditions:
1. Room size is 12 x 12 maximum. Larger rooms will have to be charged pro rata
2. Minimum of 2 rooms to get this price.
This offer ends Friday 18th March 2016. Cleaning must be done by Friday March 25th 2016
Budget Special 2. Carpet Cleaning Free Extras
Have our Full Service clean and the carpet conditioner, carpet deodoriser, and scotchgard stain protector are FREE. You only pay for the carpet cleaning.
There are no conditions to this offer. You can have as many or as few rooms cleaned as you want, and they can be any size.
This offer ends Friday 18th March 2016. Cleaning must be done by Friday March 25th 2016
How To Book...
Call me on 01304 381165 or send me a message here
Happy Budget Day!
Carpets naturally get dirty and look downtrodden. It can't be stopped. But it can be slowed down, managed.
This first blog of 2016 is written with the intention of helping you keep your carpets looking great for as long as possible.
Everything gets dirty eventually. Our bodies need regular washing, as do our clothes.
We wash our cars, our windows, steam or mop our hard floors, yet we often overlook the largest area in our homes or works that get walked on, stomped on and spilled on every day! Yes, I'm talking about our carpets.
Why is it that we may get our windows cleaned every month, we may mop our hard floors weekly, or more often, yet we ignore our expensive carpeting?
It's because carpets are an amazing marvel of design that traps and hides dirt so that it is not immediately visible.
Indoor environmental experts tell us that carpet acts like a filter to our indoor environment. Everything in the air settles on the carpet eventually. In addition, soils and pollutants are tracked in on our shoes, slippers and feet. And food and drink particles get accidentally spilled.
Yet we don't see it.
This is because carpet is constructed to trap pollutants and soils in the fibres, thus filtering them out of the air and keeping them unseen in the carpet fibres.
It's only when the carpet becomes saturated with soils, or gets a noticeable spill stain that we become aware that something needs to be done. Of course, by this time the carpet is absolutely filthy (but you can still only see the surface appearance, somewhat like an iceberg where 90% of it is unseen, below the surface).
And this soiling not only harms our health, but causes premature wear to your expensive carpeting too!
If you don't believe me, just look at the main walkways of your carpets and see how they look. Then look in your vacuum cleaner bag or tub, and see all the carpet fibres that have been worn off by gritty soils or broken off due to neglect. Those carpet fibres cost you a lot of money. Now they're in the refuse.
So what can you do to minimise this unseen damage?
Here's 5 simple steps that will keep your carpets in their best possible condition. Practice them in 2016 and you'll really notice a difference.
1. KEEP DIRT OUTSIDE. This seems obvious but I see it ignored every day. The less dirt that comes in, the less there will be to spoil your lovely carpets.Take off shoes. Use entry mats at doorways. And make sure the mats are big enough that people cant just step over. Clean the mats monthly.
2. VACUUM PROPERLY. Again we all know how to vacuum, right?
Yet we often do it so hurriedly that we're barely removing any soil! Vacuuming needs to be slow to be effective. Vacuum from several angles over the same area. Use an edging tool to clean along the skirting. Vacuum AT LEAST weekly, or more.
3. DEAL WITH SPILLS IMMEDIATELY. Never leave a spill until later. Blot spills, never scrub. Never use those awful spotters from retail stores. No professional would be seen dead with them. There's a reason for that. They can HARM your carpet. All that foam contains bleaches, and the stickiness attracts even more dirt. Use one that a professional uses. Make sure its eco friendly too. You don't want all those nasty chemicals in your carpets. If you use my services every year, ask me and I'll give you one of my eco pro spotters free. They're £6.99 so you're getting a good product free if you're serious about looking after your carpets.
4. PLAN YOUR CARPET CLEANING. I realise that most people don't look forward to having their carpets cleaned. There's the cost, and the disruption of having someone in your home, then waiting a couple of hours for them to dry. I liken it to going to the dentist. No one likes going. It costs money, and there might be uncomfortable treatment. But we go because we know its good for our dental health (and overall health too). Same with servicing our car. It costs money and we don't want to do it. But our cars last so much longer, and perform far more reliably that we do it anyway.
Planned carpet cleaning keeps your carpets looking great and performing well for longer. A recent study found that a well maintained carpet will last 4 times longer than a neglected one. I always say it will last at least twice as long. I've seen 25 year old carpets that look quite new. I've also seen one year old carpets that look 20 years old. Guess which one was well cared for?
Look at your carpets. Get down and really look. Are they looking flattened? Are traffic lanes starting to appear? Is there the odd spot here and there? If so get your carpet professionally clean right away. Spots can become permanent over time. The matting will become broken fibres in your vacuum, and the dull traffic lanes are actually chock full of soiling.
Plan to clean your carpets every 1 - 2 years. If your home is busy with people, kids, and pets, then you may need a clean every 6 months. If there are only one or two people and you're very careful, then every two years may be right. Most of my customers have a yearly clean. This is right for most people. It's not too often to be too expensive, yet it's often enough to keep your carpets looking great.
5. USE PROTECTION. I'm talking about Scotchgard carpet protection, of course. I regularly see stain protection as making the difference between a spill coming out, and not coming out. It's well worth the investment. Renew it every year or two because it biodegrades.
Follow these 5 simple rules and you'll maintain your carpets to the fullest extent possible. I have a commercial client who follows these steps and they still have the same carpet as when they opened over 25 years ago. I first went there in 1990, just after they opened, and discussed a maintenance plan with the manager. He agreed that it made sense, and have followed it ever since. By maintaining their carpets properly I estimate they've saved somewhere around £80,000 in replacement, based on the size of the area and replacement every 8 years (remember this is a public building with offices and gets millions of steps on it every year.)
Of course you won't likely save £80,000. But if your carpets remained lovely for twice as long, you could easily save £3,000 to £10,000 in replacement. All for the price of a good professional carpet clean!
If you want to give your carpets the best possible chance in 2016, get our Premium carpet clean at 50% off. You'll get deep thorough carpet cleaning, carpet fresh deodoriser, carpet conditioner for soft fluffy carpets, and scotchgard stain protector to prolong the life of your carpets, and repel accidental spills, and you'll get it all for half price this month. Click the button below to get started.
If you would like a free carpet care consultation and free quote, click the button above, or call me, Perry, on 01304 381165.
With just over 2 weeks until Christmas, many people are in full 'Preparation Mode'.
There's the food shopping to plan and buy, presents to think of, purchase and wrap. Decorations are going up. Gatherings are being arranged. Cards being written and sent. But what about the carpets and upholstery?
Imagine guests arriving only for them to look at a grubby sofa, or dirty carpets.
Or rather, imagine guests arriving and see how impressed they are with your pristine carpets and upholstery after we've given them a thorough clean! They'll ask in amazement, "How do you keep everything looking so great?" You blush and reply "I do my best" (yes we do the work and you can have the glory).
But time is running out. If you've overlooked cleaning your carpets and upholstery, call me now on 01304 381165, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll arrange for you to have beautiful clean carpets in time for Christmas.
My best to you all
Don't Leave It Too Late!
With only around 30 days until we close for the Christmas break, and maybe only 2 weeks until your decorations go up, here's why NOW is the time to clean your carpets...
Samantha had planned her day for weeks. The table was beautifully set with the finest glassware and china.The room was bathed with the soft light of cranberry scented candles, and the savory smell of roast turkey filled the air.
She thought, " Everyone will be here soon, if only I had a picture."
She ran to fetch her high definition digital camera, and snapped the beautifully decorated room.
When she looked at the picture, she thought there must be something wrong. Then she realised that the picture revealed the dirty spots and grubby traffic lanes in her carpet.
Samantha panicked. The guests would be there any minute, and she would be embarrased by her dirty carpets, and there was nothing she could do.
Like Samantha, it's so easy to overlook the largest area of your home (the floor), especially when there's so much to do in the run-up to Christmas.
NOW is the best time to clean your carpets. There's only a few weeks to go, the decorations and tree are not up yet, and the floor probably isn't littered with presents waiting to be unwrapped. In 2-3 weeks time, the situation may be very different, and carpet cleaning will be far more complex to arrange.
WORRIED ABOUT CARPETS DRYING THIS TIME OF YEAR?
With our 'Dry NOW' Carpet Cleaning system your carpets are dry IMMEDIATELY. No waiting. Dry Now. 'Dry NOW' is perfect for freshening up tired dull carpets. The dry sponges trap and remove soils and leave your carpets smelling fresh and feeling springy. It's not suitable for heavily soiled carpets but ideal for revitalising dull carpets.
Got very dirty carpets? Don't despair!
Our Premium Clean removes deep down soils and nasty stains, and yet still dries in only a few hours, 4 times faster than almost every other carpet cleaning system.
Don't be like Samantha and overlook those grubby carpets until it's too late.
Call me on 01304 381165 or email me at email@example.com and I'll arrange for you to have beautiful clean carpets for Christmas.
Christmas and New Year is a time of gatherings of friends and family with planned and impromptu visits - don't be embarrassed by dirty carpets!
There's a 'knock knock' on the door. The guests have arrived! It's then that you look down and notice those ugly marks and grubby patches on the carpets. But its too late now. "If only I'd had them cleaned", you think as you approach the door to let your guests in.
IF ONLY is a word I hear so often when I'm dealing with spills, stains and generally grubby carpets and upholstery. But its only too late when there's no time left.
There are still around six weeks until Christmas so there's time left for carpet cleaning before guests arrive.
As we're always booked up by mid December, arrange your carpet cleaning now to ensure your carpets are sparkling clean in time for the holidays.
Enter your details below and you can get, instantly, a gift card to the value of £10 off any carpet cleaning you have us do before we close for the holidays.
Pumpkin carving has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and some designs are very artistic. But what can people like me, with no artistic talent do?
I have the answer in just a moment, but first...
How did it all begin?
Well, we wouldn’t decorate pumpkins if it wasn’t for the legend of Stingy Jack. As the story goes, Jack was such a bad man that the devil himself had to come claim his soul. Jack’s parting wish with the world was being able to drink more beer before heading to hell. After a trip to the pub and some crafty work with a crucifix, Jack got Satan to pay his tab and struck a deal to give him ten more years on earth. Ten years later, Jack tricked the devil again by trapping him in crucifixes. By the time Stingy Jack died on his own, heaven wouldn’t have him and Satan was totally over it. Thus, he was doomed to walk the earth with a hollowed out jack-o’-lantern to light his way.
Get free pumpkin carving templates HERE. Simply print them and use to carve your own pumpkin.
Having guests for Halloween? Many people are now using it as a nifty excuse to gather with friends.
Spruce up your carpets with my Carpet Cleaning Halloween Special. It's FRIGHTENINGLY affordable carpet cleaning for 2 rooms or even the whole house!
Go Ahead, Don’t Be Afraid...
Freshen Up Main Used Areas
Single room £29.99 Minimum 2 rooms
Through lounge £59.00, For very large rooms ( over 25 sq m) add £10
Whole house (lng, din, hall,strs, land 2 bedrms) £125.00
Whole house (lng, din, hall,strs, land 3 bedrms) £139.00
We'll thoroughly clean all the main areas, not moving furniture, and include a pleasant carpet deodoriser to leave your carpets clean and fresh. The room price is based on a 12 x 12 single room. If your needs don't fit these offers, just give me a call and we can talk!
Call me, Perry, on 01304 381165, or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org I'll get back to you promptly.
I often get calls from clients who are frustrated by black lines along the edges of their rooms or under doorways.
These marks are known as draught marks or filtration soiling, and are caused by small particles of dust working there way through the carpet from underneath the floor and been trapped by the fibres in the carpet, just like a filter traps dirt.
Oftentimes carpet cleaning can be effective in removing them from the carpet fibres, however sometimes it may not be possible to remove them completely and they often return, unless steps are taken to stop the soiling moving from underneath the floor through the carpet.
Things that can be done include sealing the area under the skirting board with a flexible filler and placing a paper barrier underneath the underlay these measures will form a barrier to prevent the fine particles moving to the surface of the carpet that cause these draught marks to appear.
Carpets and upholstery which are professionally cleaned will last longer, look better and feel softer. Soiling causes rapid wear, and stains left too long can become permanent.
You would not wear your clothes for a few years and only clean them when they started to really look and smell bad, so why do it with your soft furnishings.
Professionally cleaned carpets will not get dirty faster provided the cleaner uses rinse free cleaning solutions and knows what they’re doing. We use this method and the results are outstanding, I have literally thousands of happy customers.
Carpet cleaning is a profession and true professionals will give you much cleaner carpets and upholstery.
Stains on the carpet, whether from an accidental spill, or something trodden in on shoes can spoil the look of the most beautiful home...
See what I mean?
But attempting to remove stains from your carpet using products purchased from a store can prove to be very costly if permanent damage is caused during removal attempts.
Manufacturers claims that they will remove all kinds of stains easily may well be true at times, and in the beginning, what they fail to tell you is that they are very highly concentrated and if not rinsed thoroughly and neutralised will continue to work into your carpet long after you think you have finished removing the stains.
I carry 12 different professional products for different stains. If one cheap branded stain remover worked, I'd save hundreds of pounds every year on my expensive (but highly effective) stain treatments. The fact that I stand by my stain treatments should tell you how well, or not, these branded products work.
Try these ideas instead. Always test an inconspicuous area first, as many unforseen results can occur.
These DIY tips can be effective, but its your risk to take by using them.
If you have stains and don't want to take a risk by attempting removal yourself...
From general wear and tear, to those unforseen spills, daily life will take its toll on your expensive upholstery.
Here's how to minimise soiling, and deal with spills...
1. Cover it up. If a period of heavy use or partying is looming, consider placing a throw over your upholstery as a short term protection. Any spills will be on the throw, which can be laundered as needed.
2. Vacuum regularly. Remove cushions if possible, and vacuum all areas including the back thoroughly with an upholstery tool, and a crevice tool for those tight corner areas. Gritty soil is EXTREMELY abrasive and wears fabrics fast. Vacuuming will keep gritty soils to a minimum.
3. Spot clean immediately. Any spills or dirty marks should be treated immediately with a safe, effective spotter (NOT the harmful foamy brands advertised everywhere today - these are not good for fabrics). Spots and marks left too long become more difficult to remove, and can become permanent over time. Always act fast.
4. Clean it. I'm sure you knew this was coming! But cleaning every 1 - 2 years will keep your upholstery looking its best. Professional cleaning using high quality upholstery cleaning solutions (NOT cheap and nasty generic chemicals), will remove gritty soils, oily soils and stubborn marks, keeping upholstery looking like new.
5. Protect it. A lot of upholstery comes with a fabric stain protector applied when new. This helps to repel spills and dirt, keeping fabrics looking good. This protector breaks down over time leaving fabrics open to damaging oils and soils. Replacing the stain protection is a very sensible decision. I regularly see it as the difference between fabrics cleaning like new, and permanent damage done that can't be undone. Renew your upholstery stain protection every 2 years and you won't go far wrong.
In the spirit (pun intended) of Halloween, I've exhumed some interesting, unusual, and plain weird facts about life, and of course, carpets.
* office desks have 400 times more bacteria than toilet seats. Yuk!
* a carpet not cleaned for a year has more bacteria than a London pavement. Search youtube for
the Professors findings!
* no word in the English language rhymes with MONTH. A free carpet clean if you can tell me one!
* the Norovirus (the virus that causes the stomach flu), can survive on an uncleaned carpet for more
than a month. Worrying.
* 60% of British homes NEVER clean their carpets. Disgusting!
Be Afraid, Very Afraid (you'll miss out).
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Customers call us as sometimes, especially on light coloured carpets, you can see a dark line against the skirting board, or dark line under a doorway or in line with the floorboards.
These marks are known as draught marks, or filtration soiling and are caused by small particles of dust working their way through the carpet from underneath the floor and been trapped by the fibres in the carpet.
Carpet cleaning can be effective in removing them from the carpet fibres, however in some cases it may not be possible to remove them completely and they may return, unless action is taken to stop the soiling moving from underneath the floor.
Action that can be taken includes sealing the area under the skirting board or placing a paper barrier underneath the underlay.
At ACS we have a wide selection of products to deal with these draught marks, so by all means call me for a free quote, or just advice.
Here's A Free £20 Gift Certificate For You To Redeem Against Carpet Cleaning This January.
When your holiday guests have gone, but carpet stains remain, use this gift card against any carpet cleaning in January, Only one per customer, cannot be used with any other offer. Simply right click the card, save as 'gift card', and print a copy. Hand it in at your free quote to redeem against your carpet cleaning.
How To Take The Best Care Of Your Carpets This Christmas
In this four minute video presentation Perry Matcham from ACS carpet cleaning explains the different types of soiling in a typical carpet.
With a huge array of cleaning firms, cleaning systems, cleaning materials,
technician training and a wide variation in their claims and pricing, it’s no
surprise that many people are confused and even apprehensive about getting a
professional carpet cleaner into their home or business.
From my 25 years experience, I’ve found some people put off cleaning their carpets
altogether through fear of making a poor choice of carpet cleaner, and this is
often reinforced by news of scams on BBC’s Watchdog and Rogue Traders.
The large number of ‘cheap and cheerful’ carpet cleaners doing a very poor job
albeit for a cheap price (its not really cheap if you wasted your money on a
lousy job), only makes things worse.
I’ve personally experienced and seen both very high quality carpet cleaning, and
truly awful carpet cleaning ( I became a carpet cleaner in 1989 after having
someone in who did a terrible job and left my carpets wet for days, smelling
awful, and looking no different when they eventually dried. I decided I could
do better, and set out to do so), and while poor carpet cleaning can damage
your carpets, a well trained, experienced carpet cleaner who knows and loves
his job can keep your carpets looking beautiful for many years. We have a
client who has used us every year since 1990 and we are still cleaning the same
carpets and they still look good – 23 years later!
I have designed this website to help visitors research carpet cleaning. For more information
click the HOME tab and watch my videos, read the information and order your free copy of my
book 'Beautiful Clean Carpets in 5 Easy Steps'.
Perry can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Perry Matcham started ACS in 1989, and is Internationally qualified and known for publishing books, articles, DVD's, and reports in print and on the internet. He can be contacted through this website or by email at email@example.com