Updated 10th March 2021 by Allan Simmons.

How we all remain safe during the current national lockdown restrictions...

We understand you may be sceptical of inviting trades into your home at this time. The Government guidance since the 5th November 2020 has remained the same, that trades can continue to work in houses IF face-coverings are worn by both parties and social distancing can be observed. We want to assure you that we take the safety of both yourself and our whole team seriously. We were already trained and certified in infection control cleaning, which is usually done for schools and doctors surgeries when there are Norovirus outbreaks, but in March 2020 our whole team undertook update training to ensure we were up to date with the very latest Public Health England and NHS protocols, and, we keep updated with their ongoing announcements.

Here are the procedures we've put in place following those guidelines:-

  • We cannot work in your home if you are self-isolating with suspected CoVid-19 symptoms, or have had CoViD-19 within the last 21 days.  If you have had CoViD-19, more than 21 days ago, we can still work for you but you MUST tell us before we visit and we will advise if there are any extra precautions we need to take.
  • If you are 'Shielding' on the advice of your Doctor we are not able to provide an "in-home service" but we are able to offer you our collection and delivery rug cleaning service.
  • Any equipment we bring into your home has been thoroughly disinfected with virucide treatment between EVERY job.
  • All the team are infection control trained and will wear appropriate PPE where needed.  This is not a scary "spaceman" suit and full respirator, they are not required under the Public Health England and NHS guidelines, but we will be wearing a facemask when we arrive.
  • We will have a fixed appointment time or appointment window and will phone if we will be any earlier to ensure it is convenient for us to come early.  This is so you can be sure we can social distance at 2m and it's still convenient.
  • We will social distance at 2m, we will knock on your door and step back. Please then show us the areas to be cleaned whilst maintaining a safe 2m distance.  We ask that you also wear a face-covering whilst you are interacting with us and maintain the 2m social distance.  Whilst we are cleaning we may ask you to stay in another part of the house until we are finished, as wearing a face-covering whilst cleaning is incredibly uncomfortable and we may remove it during cleaning.  We will of course still ask you to inspect the finished result, whilst we maintain the 2m social distancing and all wearing a face covering.
  • All soft furnishings we're cleaning will be treated, both pre and post clean, with a virucide disinfectant FREE of charge.  We use a product which has achieved the European test standard April 2020 EN14476:2013 + A2:2019 Annex A* killing up to 99.9999% of microbes and coronaviruses, including the SARS-CoV-2 which causes CoVid-19.
  • Any touch points we use we will disinfect with the same virucide.  So door handles, doors and doorframes and any furniture we move and replace, and free of charge.
  • Please do not be offended if we refuse your tea and biscuits.  We'd usually welcome them and a five-minute break and chat but don't worry, we'll make up for it next time we visit.
  • We also offer a Peace of Mind package if you're moving into a new property.  You can find out more here.

The whole team hopes this reassures you that we're taking all the precautions necessary and working responsibly to protect everyone.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me direct on 0114 350 3799 and I'll be happy to help.

Regards,

Allan Simmons Jnr.

See our range of services here

Updated October 27th:

How we all remain safe during Tier 1, 2 & 3 restrictions...

We understand you may be sceptical of inviting trades into your home at this time.  We want to assure you that we take the safety of our both yourself and our whole team seriously.  Although we were already trained and certified in infection control cleaning, which is usually done for schools and doctors surgeries when there are Norovirus outbreaks, in March 2020 the whole team undertook update training to ensure we were up to date with the latest Public Health England and NHS protocols.  Under these restrictions, the Government have made it clear that trades can continue to work in people’s homes but must follow certain guidelines.

Here's the procedures we've put in place following those guidelines:-

  • We cannot work in your home if you are self-isolating with suspected CoVid-19 symptoms, or have had CoViD-19 within the last 21 days.  If you have had CoViD-19, more than 21 days ago, we can still work for you but you MUST tell us before we visit and we will advise if there are any extra precautions we need to take.
  • If you are 'Shielding' on the advice of your Doctor we are not able to provide an "in-home service" but we are able to offer you our collection and delivery rug cleaning service.
  • Any equipment we bring into your home has been thoroughly disinfected with virucide treatment between EVERY job.
  • All the team are infection control trained and will wear appropriate PPE where needed.  This is not a scary "spaceman" suit and full respirator, they are not required under the Public Health England and NHS guideline, but we will be wearing a facemask when we arrive.
  • We will have a fixed appointment time or appointment window and will phone if we will be any earlier to ensure it is convenient for us to come early.  This is so you can be sure we can social distance at 2m and it's still convenient.
  • We will social distance at 2m, we will knock on your door and step back. Please then show us the areas to be cleaned whilst maintaining a safe 2m distance.  We ask that you also wear a face-covering whilst you are interacting with us and maintain the 2m social distance.  Whilst we are cleaning we may ask you to stay in another part of the house until we are finished, as wearing a face-covering whilst cleaning is incredibly uncomfortable and we may remove it during cleaning.  We will of course still ask you to inspect the finished result, whilst we maintain the 2m social distancing and all wearing a face covering.
  • All soft furnishings we're cleaning will be treated, both pre and post clean, with a virucide disinfectant FREE of charge.  We use a product which has achieved the European test standard April 2020 EN14476:2013 + A2:2019 Annex A* killing up to 99.9999% of microbes and coronaviruses, including the SARS-CoV-2 which causes CoVid-19.
  • Any touch points we use we will disinfect with the same virucide.  So door handles, doors and doorframes and any furniture we move and replace, and free of charge.
  • Please do not be offended if we refuse your tea and biscuits.  We'd usually welcome them and a five-minute break and chat but don't worry, we'll make up for it next time we visit.
  • We also offer a Peace of Mind package if you're moving into a new property.  You can find out more here.

The whole team hope this reassures you that we're taking all the precautions necessary and working responsibly to protect everyone.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me direct on 0114 350 3799 and I'll be happy to help.

Regards,

Allan Simmons Jnr.

See our range of services here

This information is provided by Alltec Network Ltd, the manufacturer of the products that we use as our Virucide treatment...

"So this is a basic ‘enveloped’ virus. The virus is enclosed by a lipid membrane (a fat-like substance) this membrane (envelope) is used by the virus to attach itself to the host cell, the virus then penetrates the host cell and replicates itself.  The envelope is actually quite fragile, and susceptible to changes in temperature, pH levels and disinfectants.

Examples of Enveloped Viruses:
Chicken Pox
Influenza A
Hepatitis C
HIV
and of course, Coronaviruses.

Like most enveloped viruses, outside of the human body they are very weak and easily destroyed with hot water and disinfectant (hence all the media advice to wash your hands!) Needless to say, you cannot kill viruses so easily once they are inside the human body, so never, ever consume a disinfectant!

There are various agents that are effective against enveloped viruses, the best one is actually common bleach, but you can’t go splashing that stuff around soft furnishings! The most well-known version is probably alcohol, such as in some hand sanitisers, it works very quickly but it evaporates so how long it will last is limited.

QATs (or quaternary ammonium compounds) take longer to work but provide longer-lasting protection. They are best applied and left on the surface in order to (in effect) kill the virus. They disrupt the envelope membrane, which exposes the nucleocapsid, affecting its ability to infect subsequent cells.

The great thing about QAT’s is that you can use them on pretty much all surfaces – any wet cleanable fabrics and hard surfaces - so you can pre-spray carpets

and upholstery, apply it by sprayer to floors, door handles, work surfaces, you can

even use a fogging machine to sanitise an entire room. It‘s actually best applied by misting, not by cloth (cloths are awful cross contaminants!) We can also supply it as an effective alcohol-free hand sanitiser, foaming, moisturising with lasting protection.

So the long and the short of it is that we use these QATs in our Envirosafe, Bio Cleaner, Eco Spotter and Hand Sanitiser. We’ve sold them for years as anti-microbial cleaners.  As well as viruses, they also kill many bacteria, fungi and mould. They are particularly useful in care homes, doctors’ surgeries, schools, homes where there has been an illness - any environment where virus and bacterial control is required.

So hopefully you now understand how our products work."

This is a copy of the manufacturers latest independent testing update on the efficacy of the product.  It shows the product has undergone the latest testing April 2020 EN14476:2013 + A2:2019 Annex A*, this therefore includes all coronaviruses and SARS-CoV-2...

 

For us, this gives us the confidence to offer our clients a cleaner, brighter and HEALTHIER clean of their home...

The latest Government advice to trades working in homes means that we are now offering in your home cleaning services again. These are the steps we’re implementing on all jobs to help give our clients the reassurance that we’re putting the necessary precautions in place...

  • Any equipment we bring to your home is sanitised prior to each job.
  • All the team are infection control trained and certified, with our most recent update training in April 2020. (see our certificates here)
  • We wear appropriate PPE, following NHS guidelines, where needed.
  • We’ll be observing the 2mt social distancing rules.  We'd ask that you stay in another part of the home until we’re finished
  • Any furniture or items we touch we will disinfect for you with our virucide.
  • All soft furnishings are Pre & Post-treated with the virucide described above, which is also a sanitiser killing 99.9999% of bacteria and germs, not just viruses.
  • Please don’t be offended if we turn down your usual hospitality of a cuppa and a biscuit.  Don’t worry we’ll make up for it next time we visit you.
  • We’d prefer you to pay by debit or credit card, using our handheld machine that will be disinfected in front of you and placed down, where we'll step back to allow you to "do your thing with your pin".

Please feel free to call us and discuss your particular situation and requirements.  If we're not able to work for you in a safe manner we will suggest you wait until the restrictions are lifted.  If we can observe the above rules and you're comfortable with us in our home we'd love to help you have a cleaner, brighter and HEALTHIER home.

Regards,

The whole team at Clean&Dry.

P.S. We're also still offering our Rug collection, clean and disinfect, and return service.  Find out more here.

We've provided infection control cleaning in Sheffield to local  Doctors surgeries, Schools and Nurseries for years, but the recent outbreak of the SARS CoV 2 virus that causes Covid 19 meant we thought we'd better update our skill to ensure we meet the latest Public Health England Guidelines.

All our team recently spent 8.30am until 6:00pm on an update infection control course. This was specific to our industry, so it was worth the time spent on it.

What did we learn that we can update you with, that will be of use to you in your home?

Two things that you can consider that you can put into action today:

In order to effectively clean surfaces and disinfect them, you need to clean away the visible debris or dirt before applying the disinfectant or surface spray or bleach spray. This is important as otherwise, you are applying the disinfectant to a dirty surface which can, in turn, reduce the efficacy of the disinfectant, meaning it kills less of the microbes and viruses. You can use warm soapy water first to give a primary clean and then use your disinfectant for a better level of bacterial and virus control.

Another one to consider is mouldy surfaces like tiles around your bath or shower - whilst wearing gloves and use a damp, disposable paper towel or kitchen roll to wipe away any surface mould before you spray it with a mould spray or bleach. Always follow the manufacturers instructions when using a product.  As soon as you apply a spray to a surface heavy with mould, the mould will try to protect itself by shooting out mould spores which will then land in other areas of the room including on your hands, your clothes, your hair and your face. Yuck! These spores can then start to grow and multiply.  So wipe away the worst of the mould first.

Obviously, we learned (and relearned) more about the technical side of what we do specifically related to viruses and importantly about how we can safely help you in your homes and places of work. What was impressive was the number of the UK’s best-known people from our industry on the course, including one of the country’s top instructors who was topping up his own knowledge.

We also learned more about the new developments with one of the products we use and how it is now leading the market with its proven virus-killing properties.  This is what the lab states that the product has achieved: 'a pass to EN 14476:2013 + A2 2019 vaccinia virus enables claims for efficacy to be made against Wuhan virus'

This same product also has some residual efficacy.  This means that after application to a surface the product continues to kill bacteria and viruses landing on it, but it's safe for you and your pets.  How long it lasts depends on the wear, but it does give a little extra peace of mind.  Here's a picture of the surface of a treated area at a microscopic level.

Infection control disinfectant residual efficacy image Sheffield

A microscopic view of the residual efficacy of our virucide treatment.

Both your safety and the safety of our team are of utmost importance.  We will discuss with you the additional precautions we would need both you and us to take if we were to clean in our home.  If it's your work environment we can also help there too, including full peace of mind disinfection fogging treatments to ensure your workplace is safe for your return.

Our range of services includes full Deep Cleaning (with ATP swab testing for confirmation of the efficacy of cleaning), ongoing 'Touch point' cleaning, ulv Fogging of virucides, carpets and soft furnishing cleaning and virucide treatments, Hard floor cleaning and disinfecting.  A one-stop for your home or return to work peace of mind workplace clean.

If you'd like your home or place of work cleaning and disinfecting call us now on 01302 230 685 for a free, no-obligation quotation.

Thanks for reading, and remember, we're still offering our Rug Cleaning service where we collect, clean and disinfect, then return your rugs.  Click here to find out more about our Rug Cleaning Service in Sheffield

Regards,

Allan

The above picture shows the grit and dust we removed from the rug that you can see in the picture, that's before we even started cleaning.

Rug Cleaning & Disinfecting Service in Sheffield

Updated 10th March 2021 by Allan Simmons

The Government guidance since the 5th November has been that trades can continue to work in houses IF face-coverings are worn by both parties and social distancing can be observed.  We want to assure you that we take the safety of both yourself and our whole team seriously.  During the full lockdown, people were doing general cleaning and moving their rugs and they hadn't realised how bad the rug was smelling, or how grubby and dusty they really were.  At that time we could still collect rugs if we did not need to enter your house.  Under the latest lockdown that started in January, we can obviously still clean your rugs in a contact free way, but now we can also come inside to roll them up if required, BUT, both you and our technicians must wear a face-covering and observe social distancing.  You can still get your treasured rugs pampered in our rug facility to give you a clean and fresh-smelling home.

I also want you to know that to ensure our facility is COVID-19 Secure we have shuffled the workshop around so that we can still effectively clean your rugs AND social distance as a team, so everyone here is safe.

We've had great feedback from those existing clients who had called to check we could still work, so I thought I'd offer the same special offer to everyone who wants a rug cleaning,  and that's to include a free virucide treatment as part of the process.

How does it work?

If you've had a rug cleaned before we will have the details on file and can quote a price, apply the offer, and arrange collection if you want to go ahead.

If you've never had us clean your rugs please call and we'll ask you to describe it. We'll ask a few simple questions, which may be answered if you look at the label on the back of the rug:

  1. What size is it? we can work with metric or 'old money' imperial, don't worry.
  2. Is it wool or synthetic, eg polypropylene?  It's often described on the label.  Again don't worry if you're not sure, we can confirm on collection.
  3. Are there any fringes/tassels on the shorter ends, or all the way around if it's circular?
  4. Where did you buy it, this often gives us an idea of the style of rug.

You can of course always take a picture of the rug, front and back, including the label, and email them in reply to this email, and include the size.

We give you a quote and you decide if you want to go ahead or get us to pop in to take a look and confirm.  There's no pressure and you can call us back if needed, we don't expect an instant answer to go ahead, either on the phone or if we visit.

If you want to go ahead we agree a collection day and approximate time slot.

When we arrive we will knock on the door and step back to allow you to open the door and observe social distancing. We will be wearing a face-covering and we require you to also wear a face-covering under the Government guidelines. We will have already sanitised our hands with an approved virucide before we knock on your door or enter your home.

We'll come in just far enough to either quote for the rug or to pick it up and take it to our van.  We ask that we remain socially distanced while we do this. Then we'll use our bacterial & virucide spray and paper towels to "touchpoint clean" any areas we may have touched, such as the door, door frame, and door handle, just for your extra peace of mind.

We'll pamper your rug in our workshop through the full process:

  • Use our specialist rug beater and vacuum to remove the grit and heavy soil.  This cannot be done in your home.
  • Prespray with virucide disinfectant.
  • Pre-treat spots and stains where required.
  • Pre-treat fringes where required.
  • Soak in our wash-tub with the correct cleaning agent, this loosens the embedded soiling from the pile.
  • Thoroughly deep wet clean with gentle agitation from four separate brushes.
  • Additional rinse and squeegee to ensure no residues are left behind.
  • Spin dry in our speed and timer-controlled Centrifuge, this removes 93-95% of any remaining water in the rug.
  • Hang to dry, or block out if required, in our temperature and humidity-controlled drying room.
  • Brush the pile so it 'sets' correctly as it dries.
  • Treat any fringes to prevent cellulose browning as they dry.
  • Inspection part one, treating any remaining stains as appropriate.
  • Apply virucide spray and brush in, which has some residual efficacy but is perfectly safe for you and your family.
  • Once dry, typically overnight, we inspect the rug again and reclean if required.
  • Prepare the rug for return on our finishing table, this thoroughly vacuums the rug to remove any remaining loose particles and lifts the pile.
  • Pack the rug in a tough polythene tube with breather pinholes to protect your rug during storage and transport back to you.
  • Call you to confirm a day to return it.  If we don't get you we'll leave a voicemail, drop you a text message, or perhaps email.
  • Knock on your door and return to the van to pick up your rug.
  • If you've opened the door and stepped back we'll pop the rug into your hallway, or your porch or garage if you prefer.  We can also now place it in the room you require, and unpack it if needed.
  • 'Touchpoint clean' as we did when we collected.
  • Ask you to pay using a credit or debit card using our machine which we will disinfect in front of you.

Everyone wins, we stay busy and protect our jobs and business as lockdown is released, and you can get cleaner, brighter and fresh smelling rugs that have been cleaned and disinfected with a Log kill 6 virucide treatment, that's medical grade 99.9999% disinfection, the best you can get.

The special offer is FREE virucide treatment, and FREE collection and delivery within the Sheffield area (normally £5 each way).

We'd love to hear from you, so please take a look at your rug and see if it would benefit from some TLC in our rug pampering workshop. Feel free to call us on 01302 230685 at any time, as calls are diverted to my home in the evening.

Regards,
Allan Simmons

 

 

 

 

Allan Simmons Jnr, Owner

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Keeping your carpets clean is one of the biggest challenges as a householder. With spillages and stains, trampled in mud and general wear and tear, the look of your carpet transforms your home, for better or worse. Add a dog into the mix and things can get a whole lot messier.

So, how exactly can you keep your carpet clean with man’s best friend mucking up the place? Read on for our top tips…

1. A clean dog is a clean home

One of the biggest life-savers for your carpets is to prevent your pup’s mucky paws getting to them in the first place. Keep a towel by your front and back doors to wipe off any dirt before they roam around your home.

If you introduce this cleaning regime early in your dog’s life, they’ll soon learn to wait at the door to be cleaned before entering your house. That will make things a lot quicker and easier for both you and your pet in the long run.

2. Utilise tiles and rugs

It’s much easier to wipe up mud and water from tile flooring than it is from carpets… But nobody wants to tile their entire home. Installing floor tiles in entrance areas is a great way to reduce the amount of dirt and grime that makes its way onto carpeted areas.

An area rug or runner is also an ideal solution for carpeted rooms. If your dog is prone to accidents, or is still learning, a rug will absorb the majority of the scent and staining. Remember, it’s much easier to replace a rug than an entire carpet.

3. Vacuum regularly

Even if your pooch isn’t prone to excessive shedding, their hairs can easily become embedded in carpet fibres, making your home look dirty and unhygienic – not to mention getting all over your clothes. Grooming your pet regularly can keep their hairs from shedding too much, preventing excessive build up.

Aside from grooming, regular vacuuming is essential to prevent your carpet fibres from becoming clogged with pet hair. So, be sure to run the hoover round at least twice a week.

4. Hire a professional cleaner

Whether it’s puppy accidents or mucky paw-prints, professional carpet cleaners have the best cleaning materials and know-how to leave your floors looking as good as new.

At Clean & Dry Sheffield, we have been caring for the carpets in the local area for over 30 years. With our living room package, you can restore your carpets to their best at a budget-friendly price. We’ll even add a layer of carpet protection to prevent any additional mess.

 

Whether it’s spilt coffee, a pet accident or your toddler’s latest masterpiece, it seems no matter how hard we try, our carpets are constantly being decorated by stains.

Yellow stains, just like other colourful spillages, can be unsightly and hard to remove. However, with the right experience and know-how, you’ll find it much easier to get yellow stains out of your carpet…

Essentials kit

First things first, before you can tackle any sort of stain, you need to have your kit prepped and ready to go. There are a number of things to have in your store cupboard in case of a carpet emergency…

  • Dish soap – Most households will have this in abundance, perfect for mixing with warm water for a quick, easy carpet cleaning saviour
  • Cotton cloths – These are a staple for a variety of household cleaning tasks, including tackling stubborn stains
  • Scrubbing brush – For those tougher stains, when using a cloth simply won’t cut it, a scrubbing brush can prove extremely useful
  • Spray bottle – An empty spray bottle can come in handy for pre-making solutions, ready to go anytime you are in need
  • Ammonia – A longstanding carpet cleaning staple, ammonia can be used to clean almost every room in your house

Getting started ASAP

When it comes to stain removal, time is unfortunately not on your side. As soon as you spot a pesky yellow stain, it’s time to get to work.

For non-wool carpets, mix 1 tablespoon of ammonia with 1 cup of water in a clean spray bottle. Be sure to use rubber gloves and avoid contact with skin. Then, simply spray the solution directly onto the stain and work it in with your fingers or a clean dry cotton cloth. If you’re working on a wool carpet, follow the same method using 1 tablespoon of dish soap with 1 cup of water.

Once your solution has been worked in, take your scrubbing brush and gently work in circle motions. Then, use a dry cotton cloth and dab the area, pressing firmly to absorb all remaining liquid. Once the area has dried completely, the stain should be gone.

Hire a professional

If you’ve tried all you can and the yellowing remains, it may be time to call in a professional. The carpet cleaning team at Clean & Dry Sheffield can transform your old, yellowing carpet, making it cleaner, brighter and healthier in no time

Whether it’s pets bringing in dirt, spillages and stains from kids or just general wear and tear, there comes a time when every carpet needs a deep clean. But how much is it going to cost? Shop around a bit and you’ll find all kinds of quotes, including some that seem too good to be true.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what they are. Keep reading to discover the pitfalls and true costs cheap carpet cleaning.

Training and equipment

We understand, when you’re on a budget, it can be tempting to simply opt for the cheapest provider. After all, professional carpet cleaning is all the same, right? Wrong. In fact, many cheaper companies are not actually professionals at all.

Firstly, they lack the equipment to deliver the results you expect. Many carpet cleaning companies describe themselves as professional, but use budget equipment that you could actually hire yourself.

Their results are also affected by a lack of training. Cleaners commonly overuse water and detergent without fully drying out your carpet, leaving a sticky, chemical residue. They may even pressure wash the dirt down into the fibres, only for it to reappear later as the carpet dries – once your money is long gone.

The long-term results can be costly, with more cleaning required or even a full carpet replacement necessary. While your carpet may look sparkling clean initially, you could find yourself back in the same messy situation not long after your clean.

Bait and switch

Another major concern with ‘cheap’ carpet cleaners is their misleading advertisements. ‘Bait-and-switch’ is a common tactic, where services are advertised at a bargain rate – such as £100 for a full house – to draw customers in.

Eventually, the company reveals that the bargain price was for a basic, inferior service. They reveal that a ‘full’ clean costs much more, pushing you towards the more expensive options.

The benefits of a professional job

With professional carpet cleaners, you get complete confidence that they will deliver the best results and leave your carpets looking stunning. But it’s not just the results that set them apart from cheap cleaning companies. It’s the whole experience.

Professional carpet cleaners provide a fixed price with no hidden costs. All furniture is moved before and during cleaning and returned after, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Best of all, you get complete peace of mind and lasting results.

Avoiding amateurs

If you’ve done your homework and received a number of quotes from carpet cleaners, those offering extremely low prices will stand out. There’s nothing to say that these cheap companies cannot carry out a fine job, but there are a few red flags to look out for.

  • Does the company have proof of insurance?
  • Have you heard positive reviews about the company?
  • Do they provide examples of past work?
  • Are they Trustmark Government Endorsed Standards approved?

Professional carpet cleaning

At Clean & Dry Sheffield, we are fully open and honest with all our customers, allowing them to feel completely at ease with our carpet cleaning services. After an inspection, we offer a free, no-obligation quote. If you’re not entirely satisfied with our service, we offer a No Quibble Money Back Guarantee, so you always get exactly what you need for your money.

Even with regular vacuuming, a well-stocked cleaning kit and a strict no-shoe rule, dirt and grime will inevitably build up in your carpet over time. Eventually, all carpets start to look a little tired. The solution? Give them a new lease of life with a professional carpet clean. But how much will that set you back? Read on as we discuss how you can get the best deal for your carpet clean.

Choosing the right company

There are a number of cleaning companies out there, offering competitive prices for refreshing your carpet. How do you know which one to go for? First things first, always ask for a quote. You simply cannot weigh up your options without having all the information. Here are a few other things to consider before making up your mind…

  • Are any companies recommended by friends or family?
  • Do they have any testimonials, reviews or case studies?
  • What do their services cover?
  • Do they offer any packages that would work for you?

Size matters

The cost of cleaning a 1-bedroom bungalow is going to be much less than a 4-bedroom family home. It also depends on the size of the area you want to be cleaned. Do you have more than one living room that needs tackling? Or is it just a new nursery in need of a deep clean? These are all questions that will factor into your quote so be sure to be aware of everything you need doing beforehand.

Any stubborn stains?

Old, worn-in stains take more time and effort to remove, which may impact the overall cost. When gathering your quotes, be sure to mention any particularly stubborn stains, whether that’s red wine, paint or ink, that may require a little extra work in order to get an accurate quote.

Cost-effective solution

When dealing with an old, tired and potentially stained carpet, a professional deep clean is much more affordable than buying an entirely new carpet. You could save hundreds, even thousands depending on the size of your room, and the results will be astonishingly similar.

If you’re in need of a professional carpet clean, the team at Clean & Dry Sheffield are here to help. Our expert team offer a range of carpet cleaning packages and services, leaving your home looking as good as new in no time. Get in touch with us today for a free, no obligation quote.

Keeping your carpets clean is an age-old problem that we’re all familiar with. When you notice a stain, it’s only natural to try and get rid of it, whether it’s using white wine on red wine stains or frantically scrubbing when people are on their way round.

However, you don’t always need to resort to these measures. Read on for our handy guide to keeping your carpets clean.

Tackling the problem early

The best way to keep your carpets clean is to prevent dirt, debris and stains from occurring in the first place. By taking a few simple steps, you can keep your home and your carpets clean all year round.

Doormats at every entrance

One of the easiest ways to prevent the transfer of dirt and debris onto your carpet is to place doormats at every entrance to your home. Perhaps even get two at each entrance, one inside and one outside to prevent transfer even further.

Remove shoes indoors

As well as encouraging guests to wipe their shoes on your doormats as they enter, you may want to employ a no-shoe rule indoors, avoiding dirt and debris being brought in from outside. Try wearing socks or house slippers when indoors to protect your carpets even more.

Clean stains straight away

The worst thing you can do to your carpet is to let stains fester and embed themselves in the fibres of your carpet. You may not notice every stain immediately, but it’s vital to tackle them straight away once you do spot them.

Regular cleaning

However hard you try, dirt and debris getting onto your carpets is inevitable. You simply cannot maintain a clean carpet without a regular clean.

Vacuum at least twice a week

It goes without saying, one of the easiest and best ways to keep on top of your carpet cleaning is with a vacuum. It’s worth investing in a good cleaner and giving each room a once over at least twice a week to keep your home looking its best.

Monthly deep cleans

As well as keeping on top of the vacuuming in your home, a monthly deep clean is a great way to leave your home looking – and smelling – clean. Baking soda, vinegar, rubbing alcohol and so many more household essentials can prevent carpet mould and give your carpet a fresh look.

Hire a professional

If you want to keep your carpet looking as good as new, a professional clean is the only way to achieve a perfect look. Once or twice a year, a deep professional clean is vital for preventing aging and discolouration.

At Clean & Dry Sheffield, we offer a variety of cleaning packages to make sure your carpets look and feel their best all year round.