Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Leather and upholstery cleaning in Cambridge

Who has had a leather suit for a long time? Or know someone who has? On a new suit, time could pass (and don’t we all know how time flies), when you first get your seating you may keep up with the maintenance of it for some time but then life can quickly creep up. It is easy to wipe it over and it look good again. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get some professionals round to clean it and it look GREAT again?

Leather is one of those funny ones that you get it and it looks amazing, over time you don’t notice the build-up of general grime, there are various types of leather that your suit could be made from, our experienced team can determine what type of leather you have, they will also note the level of soiling and what the soil is. It could be that something has been spilt and marked it or that it is general grease from every day use.

Before our team commence cleaning they will assess to see if any cleaning or repairs have been done before, this will give them an insight as to how best to look after your items.

We received a phone call from one of our clients in Cambridge that had his leather sofa for a long time. He also had some dining chairs that he wanted us to clean at the same time. A few before pictures will show you.
A few pictures from before the clean, you can see the build-up of grease from general day to day use.

leather cleaning cambridge

I absolutely love seeing the work our team do, and another bonus of being in the office is that I get the pleasure of speaking to the clients who are just as amazed as me, impressed and very gratful that their money has been well spent on providing their much loved belongings with a new lease of life.

Have a look for yourself.

leather cleaning cambridge

As you can see, all the leather is noticeably cleaner, fresher and looking as good as new.

The customer also had many of these dining room chairs that had alsorts spilled on them over time, you can imagine all the food and drink that gets dropped during a busy meal time.
If you have read any of my previous blogs you will know that I am always stunned at the work our team do.

This was no exception..

dining chair cleaning in cambridge

Like I said earlier, there are many different types of leather, all require different handling. We have the experience in all types to know how best to care for your items. Our technician regularly attend training so they are always up to date with the most up to date techniques and products on the market.
Please don’t hesitate to call to arrange a completely free, no obligation quotation on 01223 863632.

Art of Clean is a specialist cleaning firm in: 

Working for domestic or commercial clients throughout Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.

For more information on our services contact our friendly team on 01223 863632 or email us at

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

5 things to look for when choosing a floor care company in Cambridge

Floor care comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. We could be talking about carpet cleaning, wood sanding, patio cleaning and stone cleaning.

No matter what material you have in mind that needs a spring clean or just a general spruce up, I think there are 5 key points that you should look out for when hiring a professional in to your home to carry out such work.

* 1ST on the list is GUARANTEE: does your chosen company come with a guarantee? Most importantly, what is it?
It is crucial that you know exactly what you’re getting and how they can deliver the guarantee. You have to ask yourself and your professional, what if you are not satisfied with the work that has been carried out? What will they do to rectify the problem? Even more so, what if you’re still not satisfied even after they have tried to fix any issues you may have.

In some cases the guarantee is that they will try and fix the problem, if you’re still not happy then it’s tough. You need to find someone that has a guarantee that suits you. I would suggest one that offers satisfaction or your money back. The worst feeling is being unhappy with a service you have received and not be able to recoup your funds. Either way, you do not want to be out of pocket because you will inevitably have to pay someone to do the job correctly.

We should take a moment to remember that cheapest isn’t necessarily the best.

* 2ND I would like to touch on EDUCATION: it is always a good idea to familiarise yourself with IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification). The IICRC is our industries most recognised body for certification.
what education your chosen floor care professional should have. What governing bodies are in charge of making sure all education is above board and certificated. For instance you can find a registered company with the

You can also find members of the National carpet cleaners association HERE

* 3RD I feel it would be wise to look in to how much EXPERIENCE they have in their field of expertise. How long has the company been in business? How long have their employees worked for them? Just to be aware that some companies use sub contractors that may not have the same experience and education as the company advertises, always best to ask, just to be on the safe side, if they have nothing to hide then they won’t mind the question.

* 4TH is a slight follow on from experience by looking at REPUTATION, if your chosen company has lots of experience in their field then they should also have a fantastic reputation. It is all well and good to have a company that has been trading for many years, as long as the reputation they have is a good one.
You can always ask around for referrals, there is nothing better than hearing what previous clients have to say about the service they received. You can start with friends and family if they are local to you, you know they will always be honest with you about companies they have used before.

Reputable flooring and furnishing companies can be good if you are looking for wood sanding in Cambridge, upholstery cleaning, high end vinyl cleaning, stone, tile, patio, block paving and also rugs cleaning. The more you research the better equipped you will be to make an informed decision on who you will trust to look after your home and its contents. You can see what our customers have to say about us HERE.

* 5TH and last but by no means least the SYSTEMS AND MACHINES, the machinery that your professional uses is incredibly important. It would be a great move by yourself to have at least a little bit of an understanding of what systems and techniques will be used in your home. It goes hand in hand with the previous 4 points, the biggest and best machines are only the best if they are used by trained professionals and regularly maintained. If they aren’t then you could find the machinery breaking down and letting you down on the day of the job, or if they aren’t fully trained then the clean won’t be as thorough or extensive as what you would expect from a professional clean. You can see the systems that we use HERE

I hope this helps. Please follow us for more information and blogs in Cambridge.


Art of Clean
 is a specialist cleaning firm in: 

Working for domestic or commercial clients throughout Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.

For more information on our services contact our friendly team on 01223 863632 or email us at



Monday, 12 June 2017

How to remove red wine from a carpet

how to remove red wine stain from carpet
It is really a scary moment when your red wine glass topples over the table and spills onto the carpet. You are very upset because you know that it you do not do something quickly, it will definitely leaves a mark! And unless you know how to remove red wine out of carpet, that stain may be sticking around a little too long.

This is a picture we received from a client that wanted us to remove their red wine on their carpet... They tried to remove the red wine with a foam product and also salt! Really bad idea! Please do not us salt on it! Yes, salt absorbs but it will set the stain!

 WoolSafe offers some step-by-step solutions to help you with red wine stain removal at home.

As with most stains, the sooner you act, the better. If you can start removing the stain before it fully sets into the carpet, you’ll have a better shot at getting rid of it.

Find below the steps to remove red wine out of carpet:

1- With a clean cloth or paper towels, try and blot as much of the red wine stain as you can. The more you can soak up, the less you’ll have to remove.
2- Use the WoolSafe Approved Carpet Spotter* and blot the area again - do not over apply
3- Mist some water on to the  mark and continue blotting until the stain has lifted
4- Repeat if necessary  (step 2 and 3)
5- Place clean dry paper towels over the area. Place a heavy book or 2 inside a plastic bag and then onto the paper towels to weigh them down

  * You can also use 50:50 (one part water one part white vinigar) white vinegar if you don't have a WoolSafe Approved Carpet Spotter - otherwise you can order a Art of Clean Stain remover from -
our website

That is it! You have now removed the red wine mark on your carpet.

If you are not sure, call us on 01223 863632 and we will be happy to help. This is how we remove red wine stain from a carpet.

Art of Clean
 is a specialist cleaning firm in: 

Working for domestic or commercial clients throughout Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.

For more information on our services contact our friendly team on 01223 863632 or email us at