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Carpet Cleaning Chelsea Today

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Eco Cleaning London has been working in the Chelsea postcode for a number of years.  We provide customers with a variety of services from end of tenancy to carpet cleaning Chelsea.  In this post I want to outline some of the issues regarding carpet cleaning and what to look out for when you get round to getting them cleaned. With the cost of new ones in the region of a thousand pound or more it’s worth taking your time when hiring.

Why should I get my Chelsea carpets regularly cleaned?

If you ask any carpet manufacture how often your carpets should be cleaned then they’ll probably tell you anywhere between every 6 months and every 2 years.  That difference is down to the fact that each house is different.  If you’ve got young kids you’d probably want to get them done on a fairly regular basis.  Spillages, sickness and the like should be dealt with as soon as possible to reduce the risk that you carpet will be stained.  It’s a fact that stains left for months are more difficult to remove than ones which happened only the day before.  Time matters because often a lengthy delay will make it impossible to remove.  For couples and those on their own you’d probably want to get your carpets cleaned every year to 18 months.

What’s the benefit of cleaning my carpet?

Again the answer to this will be different depending on who you ask.  My take on it is that carpets act as a large filter in your home.   The carpet fibers trap airborne dust in them and this is then collected up when you vacuum.  Have ever noticed that in properties with wooden flooring there tends to be lots of dust swirling about?  Many people think that getting rid of the carpets will improve the air quality.  I think it’s the exact opposite.   Over a period of time your carpet will require a deep clean to flush out all the dust and such which is trapped deep within the pile.  A good carpet cleaner, with the correct equipment, will be able to do this task in a quick and safe manner without damaging your floor coverings.

Should I get my carpets eco cleaned?

The answer to this is an obvious yes from us.  The quality of green cleaning products has improved greatly over the last decade or so.  It’s now no longer necessary to use powerful chemicals to get the desired level of cleaning results.  Plant based solutions can get exactly the same effects without you compromising the quality of the air you and your family breath within your home.  Eco products include stain spotters, allergy treatment, sanitisers and more.  Ask your carpet cleaner what product they’ll be using and why they’re not using eco-friendly ones.  Your home environment is crucial to your well being.

Can you remove stains from my carpet?

Removing stains is an essential part of carpet cleaning that we all wish we could guarantee.  Many companies advertise that they guarantee the removal of stains.  Eco Cleaning London does not use this ploy because we believe in being honest with our customers.  It’s a simple fact that some things will permanently damage your carpet.  We’ve all attended a job where there is an ols stain that many people have tried to remove.  It’s still there because it’s permanent.  We find that giving an honest prediction of the outcome is better for us and the customer.

Despite the above we do remove many, many carpet stains.  We use a variety of techniques and spotters to remove many wine, oil and other spillages.  The best thing to do is to contact your carpet cleaner as soon as possible once you’ve created the stain.  This is a better option than buying the first carpet stain remover you see in the supermarket.  Many a person has ruined their carpet by trying to do it themselves.  Often the spotter they use is not suitable for what they spilt or the type of carpet they have.  carpet cleaning in Chelsea

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Carpet Cleaning London – Red Wine Stain

Saturday, June 27th, 2015


A recent carpet cleaning job where red wine had been spilt over a nearly new carpet.  As you can see our expert carpet cleaner removed the stains.  #carpetcleaninglondon

Office Carpet Cleaning in London with encapsulation method

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The process of encapsulation office carpet cleaning London is something that you’ve maybe heard of over the last few years.  It’s a low moisture approach which can be used for both domestic and commercial settings.  The benefits of this way of cleaning is that the drying times a short and the quality of clean is of a very high standard.  The following post will cover this and some other benefits that you might find attractive.

Office Carpet Cleaning Drying Times

One of the most commonly asked questions I come across is people asking how long the carpets will take to dry.  With encapsulation I can tell them it will be within the hour.  That’s a conservative estimate as I’ve seen them dry within 30 minutes.  This means that you can enter a premises or a home and within an hour of you finishing the carpets are ready to use.  This is a massive positive in all scenarios but just think about offices and workplace that are open seven days a week.  With this approach the carpets can be done in the early morning or evening and a fine and ready for the workers arriving.  An excellent selling point.

Another practical, and essential, benefit of this method of cleaning is that very little water is required to carry it out.  This is a must when cleaning offices as too much moisture in the office is not good for the extensive computer systems and such that are an integral part of the modern office.  Keeping levels of moisture low limits the chances of damaging the office and the resulting insurance claims associated with these things.  Office carpet cleaning in London with encapsulation products is a sensible approach for both cleaning company and the client.

Reduced Office Carpet Cleaning Times With Encapsulation Cleaning

Using low-moisture encap methods for cleaning office carpets has the added benefit to the client that the times to cleaning large areas is significantly reduced using this method.  This means that offices are not out of use for long periods of time and that far more competitive prices can be offered.

Although there are a variety of methods of delivering this type of cleaning they are all far quicker than traditional methods such as steam cleaning.  Encap cleaning can be done with rotary machine and also Contra Rotating Brush systems(such as the one in the picture)  These machines can cover large areas of carpets very quickly.  Although they can deliver quickly the quality of the clean is very high.

With the cost of this approach being far more competitive it means a reduction in maintenance costs.  Alternatively it means the areas can be cleaned on a far more regular basis than in the past.  This also has a knock on effect on the life span of the surfaces which economically is a massive positive.

Encapsulation Office Carpet Cleaning and Stain Removal

Encapsulation products are great for removing stains from a variety of carpet types.  Not only are they great at removing stains but they can help stop problematic stains from re-appearing as the carpet dries.  This is fantastic news because quite often stains removed by steam cleaning have a habit of returning.  This can cause the carpet cleaner time and money resolving these issues.

Office carpets tend to get more than their fair share of coffee stains.  The good news is that encap products are fantastic on problematic coffee stains.  Coffee stains are one of the main culprits when it comes to stains reappearing. Ask any  office manage and they’ll tell you that this is a major problem.  With this approach this headache can be dealt with once and for all.

The above is a brief explanation of some of the positives to the use of encapsulation cleaning solution for office carpet cleaning London.   For further benefits and a discussion of how this approach would suit your situation feel free to contact on 020 3598 6188.




Carpet Cleaning Chelsea – What’s encap carpet cleaning?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

The encapsulation method of carpet cleaning is a low moisture approach which is much talked about amongst carpet cleaners in Chelsea these days.  Although mostly used in commercial carpet cleaning it definitely has it’s place in domestic properties. 

We have successfully used this technique in properties in Chelsea and Kensington on numerous occasions over the last year. It is perfect when people require extremely quick drying times.

How Does Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning Work?

It works something like this.  After a good vacuum the encapsulation solution is sprayed onto the carpet and agitated into the fibers.  The solution then attacks the nasty stains and soils, separating soils from fibers.  The crystallizing polymers, as the cleaning solution is technically called, surround or encapsulate the detergent in solution and the soils that are now suspended or emulsified.  a good vacuum now removes them from the carpet.

Not only does the carpet stay clean longer, but spillages and stains are also “encapsulated” as they attempt to wick back to the surface.This is a magor problem with traditional methods such as hot water extraction.

After the encapsulant is added and worked into the carpet, the carpet (well, the areas that are lighter) looks clean.

It’s not really. The soil is still there, but it is “encapsulated” and waiting for someone to vacuum.

Each time the carpet is vacuumed, it gets cleaner because more soils inside the crystal polymers are vacuumed away.This may not be the best explanation of the process available but I’m sure you can see why people like the idea. 

Quick Drying Carpet Cleaning

When carpet cleaning chelsea, and beyond, customers have been drawn to the quick drying aspect of it.  With steam carpet cleaning it often takes four hours or more to dry. This means that families can’t use the area cleaned over that period.  This can pose a problem for people. an inconvenience if you like.

An equally important factor that customers love is the fact that the carpet gets cleaner the more it’s vacuumed.  This is a revolutionary idea.  I remember being impressed when I first heard about it. 

So when you are considering getting you carpet cleaning done think about this as a method that might have added benefits.  While it’s not ideal for some carpet types it certainly is for others.  Check out this post about how to avoid carpet cleaning common problems