Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The importance of protection on your carpets and upholstery

Here at Art of Clean we specialise in flooring and soft furnishing cleaning and restoration. 
We offer 3 services on carpet and upholstery cleaning. You can have the deluxe clean and protect, the basic clean only or our client’s favourite our Maintenance Plan. With our Maintenance Plan, we will clean and protect your carpet and upholstery every year for a small monthly fee.
  
As you may have seen on my previous blog about carpet cleaning (can be seen here) the clean is very thorough and to an incredibly high standard. 

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The point of my post is to highlight the importance of the protection.

Not only do you get the Art of Clean mission “to provide the most outstanding service experience ever!” along with our guarantee that you will be 100% satisfied with the service experience you receive, if you have the protection applied you also get 45-day free call back. If you have a spillage we will rush back as quick as possible to spot clean the area completely free of charge.

The stain protection will be applied after the clean, it will not alter the look or the feel of the carpet or upholstery and the benefits it has are fantastic. 

With the protection on the carpet or upholstery you have more chance of mopping up any spillages before it stains and leaves a permanent mark. The problem with not having the protection is that when you have a spillage and it does seep through the fibres, you can use off the shelf spot cleaners but the vast majority of these products contain bleach. Unless your carpet is bleach proof this would then leave a lighter and just as noticeable mark. 

Once the carpet is bleached that is it for life. At least if there is a spill you have a chance of getting it out. Of course, there is no guarantee that every stain will come out but at least if you have it protected you stand a better chance of a professional being able to remove it.




Thank you for taking the time to read my post. 

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Best wishes, Danielle.


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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, 6 July 2017

Repair wood floor after woodworm treatment Cambridge


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 We were employed to sand and oil the Oak floor in this house, it had not bee done for decades and was subsequently covered in a very dark layer of dirt.  Once sanded and oiled the floor was glowing, but a number of areas we noticed woodworm holes in the wood.  We were assured that the wood had received woodworm treatment at some stage as there were no signs of current woodworm activity.  However, if you believe the wood worm are still active you will need to treat the wood promptly.

In this image you can see clearly see the effects of woodworm damage to the wooden panels.  This damage can be viewed in one of two ways depending on your own personal preferences:
  1. Rustic effect 
  2. Visual imperfection

What you do next depends on your view.....


If you appreciate the rustic charm, the authentic aged look, then you may want to simple leave it as is.

If, however, you do not appreciate the marks then you have two options:

  1. Replace the boards
  2. Fill in the tracks
(Both options come with limitations)

Replacing the boards would require a good deal of research.  Firstly you will need to assess the age of the wood roughly.  More modern hardwood floors are often made from trees that have been modified to grow fast in order to meet demand.  The wood from these trees area a lot lighter in colour than wood used decades ago.  So in order to buy wood that matched the colour of the rest of your floor you must source wood from a similar era.

The best place to source aged wood is from a salvage yard, such as Solopark near Babraham in Cambridge

If you choose to use new wood you will very likely see vary obvious difference in colour that will spoil overall look of the floor.  The other alternative, apart form sourcing reclaimed wood, is to replace the entire floor.

Filling in the tracks takes time and skill.  The floor will be lightly sanded back and the sawdust collected and mixed with Wood Filler, such as Pallmanns Allkit Wood Filler.  This will then be skillfully worked into the track marks to level out the wood.  This will then be sanded down and finished.

It would be advisable to employ a floor maintenance specialist to ensure the repair is done to the best possible standard, as once you will only have one chance to fill it right.  Filling the holes will improve the floors appearance greatly, especially because dirt can no loner reside in the holes giving the distinct colour difference.  However, the boards will likely still have some imperfections.

If you choose to have the tracks filled in contact Art of Clean for more information and we can discuss the service we offer.  Call us on 01223 863632 or see our website www.artofclean.co.uk to find out more.




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

 




Monday, 3 July 2017

Carpet cleaning in Cambridge

Some carpets can be very badly stained. At Art of Clean, we have the equipment and the knowledge to remove all sort of marks from your carpets.

Give us a call on 01223 863632 and we will be happy to come and have a look for you.


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, 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.


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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.




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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..



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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 info@artofclean.co.uk