Monday, 20 November 2017

The importance of furniture cleaning in schools in Cambridge




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upholstery cleaning in school cambridge
Many schools find their budgets are squeezed to the limit these days. Refurbishment of schools do require a skill to choose items that will last for years to come. Many of these items come at a great price on the thought that the investment will a long term.

It is only a few years down the line that caretakers in schools start to question these items that received a large chunk of the refurbishments cost. The reason these items gets questioned is down to the fact that it clearly has deteriorated extremely fast.

It is in times like this that caretakers realise these items will not magically last for many years to come without the necessary maintenance to keep them in top shape.

One of these particular items we recently cleaned for a school in Cambridge was designer style chairs and poufs.

These chairs and poufs where purchased for a substantial amount of money less than 2 years ago. The cleaning contractor working at the school in Cambridge is not contracted to clean these chairs and poufs thus the items were left with marks and stains on them.

The art room they were placed in is a place where the walls are painted in a special paint to allow children to practice their artistic skills and draw and write on the walls with special pens placed around the room. Sadly the children find it is not enough to draw only on the walls and has started drawing on the chairs as well.

Art of Clean in Cambridge was called in to deep clean the chairs and poufs and restore them. We could remove nearly all staining and ink marks from the chairs.

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Best advice to make your furniture and furnishings last as long as possible in your school is to ensure it received the correct cleaning on a regular basis. If children see the standards are kept high it will deter them from drawing on the furniture














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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 info@artofclean.co.uk



Thursday, 16 November 2017

How to repair a carpet in Cambridge?

A carpet has just been installed and the client wanted us to repair a burn mark. Knowing the mark cannot be removed by cleaning it, we had to revert to carry out a carpet repair in Cambridge.

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It was not a very big mark but as the client was renting the home and they know that at the end of their tenancy, he would have to pay for a new carpet. It is much cheaper to get the carpet repaired rather than replacing it.

How did we do it?

The client had a spare piece of carpet big enough for the repair.

Sometimes, the carpet that needs repairing is heavily worn and we know that laying in a new piece of carpet will not work well as the new carpet will stand out from the old. In this case, we will need a worn piece of carpet.

If you get new carpet installed it is a great idea to keep a larger piece of carpet as you never know when you might need it!

Below are the process of the carpet repair in Cambridge:

1- Identify the damage and find the pile direction of the carpet

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2- Cutting the damaged piece out very carefully

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3- Create a replacement piece that fits exactly where the damaged part was

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4- Lay the new piece of carpet in place on a special layer of glue and use our special heating tool to secure it down permanently


5- The carpet repair is now complete!

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Would you require a carpet repair in Cambridge, Ely, Newmarket, Saffron Walden or any village in between give us a call on 01223 863 632.










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 info@artofclean.co.uk



Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Limestone Floor Cleaning in Saffron Walden

Art of Clean is privileged to have been asked to restore a limestone floor in Saffron Walden. Our client has used the services of Art of Clean in the past.

The reason that a deep restoration clean was required was due to part of the floor had to be lifted to repair a leaking hot water pipe from the under floor heating system.

The Limestone floor was then laid down and grouted. The tiler who laid the limestone floor tiles in Saffron Walden did not apply a sealer to the tiles prior to grouting and the tiles therefore a had a residual build-up of grout haze on the surface. As the floor could not be treated in any other way that mechanically the grout haze was gently honed off and the surface polished using a special Diamond encrusted pad.

To ensure the limestone floor was sealed as best as possible a Stone soap was used in the process to add more protective properties to the stone.

Once the honing was done, the floor was buffed up to a good shine and 2 coats of impregnator sealer was applied. A final buff of the limestone floor was carries out.

All this work was done while the client left us with full access to his home and he and his wife was on a short break. It is great to have such a trusting relationship with our clients.

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 info@artofclean.co.uk









Wednesday, 8 November 2017

What is our rug cleaning process in Cambridge?

We have been spending a few hours cleaning this lovely massive Moroccan Berber Rug in our rug cleaning plant in Cambridge. Three strong men were needed to move it!

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What is our rug cleaning process?

We offer a specialist rug cleaning service in Cambrridgshire. 

We do not use any harmful cleaning products and we have a team of specialist rug cleaners who will ensure your rug  will get the best cleaning and restored to its original state.

We have a 9 steps professional rug cleaning process including:

1. Audit of your rug, to check the type of dye which has been used in your rug, to ensure there is no colour loss. And also the type of method used to weave the rug. We will also test the dye.

2. Rug Dusting – some rugs can hold up to 1 pound of dirt! So we vacuum them first. Once the pre-wash inspection is completed, the first step is dusting. Some rugs can hold up to one pound of dirt per square foot before it will "look" dirty. Cleaning a rug with pounds of fine grit and dirt in the foundation creates mud...so dusting is important. We use 2 systems for the dusting:
​- our Rug Dusting Machine will vibrate and remove the most stubborn soil and sediments caught deep in the fibres of your precious rug.
- We will also use our Air Dusting System: we have tested so many methods to remove as much of the soil as possible. The most effective way is combining vacuuming and vibrating the soil out using our rug dusting machine in combination with a very powerful but gentle air dusting system.

3. We put the rug in a special rug bath – All rugs with odour causing sources such as urine, mould, mildew, or insect infestations require decontamination.

4. Rug washing The rug will be submerged and given a cold water shampoo bath, using soft brushes for mild agitation

5. Rug rinse – Removal off all cleaning and soil residue by means of clear water rinse is vital of achieving a thoroughly clean rug.

6. Rug Centrifruge drying system – This ensures that the drying of your rug is speeded up 10 times compared to any other method used by other cleaning companies.

7. Rug protector – After the rug has been cleaned we can move on to applying the protector. This barrier coats each fibre to protect against re-soiling and staining. This allows you to simply mop up spillages as it prevents the fibre absorbing spills.

8. Rug drying – Air movers and dehumidifiers are used to help facilitate drying, without the use of high heat (so there is no worry of shrinkage).

9. Rug fringe work -  Fringes are inspected and occasionally washed an additional time.
 They are then dried. The rug is given a final grooming with a brush.

Your rug will now be as good as new!



Source: https://rugcleaningcambridgeuk.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/what-is-our-rug-cleaning-process-in.html 



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 info@artofclean.co.uk