Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The Most Important Step in Rug Cleaning

One of the most important procedures in rug and carpet cleaning is the dry soil removal process.
That is to remove all the loose dust, sand, grit and partials that are trapped deep in the rug or carpet fibre, before even a drop of water or cleaning solution is used. Unfortunately, most rug cleaners do not this this vital rug cleaning process!
Traditionally the rugs were hung and beaten with hand-held carpet beaters to remove all the dry soil trapped within the rug. As you could imagine, not only would this be very hard work, but it would also be very time consuming.

There Must be a better Way

We’ll thankfully there is! We’ve taken the principle of the traditional way of removing the soil, and brought it into the 21st century.
The secret is an amazingly simple but hugely effective rug dusting machine called The Rug Badger. This machine uses many soft leather straps to harmonically vibrate and beat the rug that acts like an “army of gentle rug beaters” carefully loosening deep down dust, dirt and soil out of both the front and back of your rug.
The Rug Badger gently cleans and removes the dirt from your rug with 40000 gentle harmonic vibrations per minute… that means your rug will receive over 1,000,000 (1 million) gentle dirt loosening-vibrations during its massage.”
As you can see from the photos, it is absolutely amazing what is removed from the rug, or what is in rugs… just from this single process, we will have already removed about 80% of the soil within the rug. And the best thing is, the rug hasn’t even got wet yet!
We use a full nine step process to fully clean a rug in Wimbledon, the Rug Badger process is just one of them. I will be speaking about the other steps in future Blogs. But if you are looking at getting you rugs professionally cleaned, make sure your rug cleaner is using something like a Rug Badger machine, otherwise you may not be getting as good clean as the rug needs or deserves.

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Sunday, 24 August 2014

This Carpet Cleaning & Drying System will blow you away!!

Some people think that when they use a carpet cleaning company, the carpets are wet for days! We’ll this couldn’t be further from the truth, (or shouldn’t be).
When you get your carpets cleaned, the company shouldn’t just be cleaning your carpets, it should drying them too - all in one go.

How does it work?
Firstly, it is mainly down to using the correct cleaning system for your carpet. There are lots of different cleaning processes on the market, choose a company that uses them all. There is no single process that’s the best… it all depends on the type of carpet you have, the condition and your requirements.
This can be found out with a free consultation that every reputable carpet cleaning company should offer.
Some people are understandably reluctant to get their carpets cleaned, because they’ve heard horror stories about carpets staying soggy for days afterwards.
In order to get carpets dry as quickly as possible, the ideal clean is to use a powerful machine, like a truck mounted machine, and then to use as little water as possible. This can be done with good preparation, like vacuuming, pre-treating and pre-scrubbing and then rinsing and drying the carpet with the powerful machine.
Drying times can be further improved with air movers left in cleaned areas until the operator finished the job.
Air movers and whole room dryers can also be used on carpets and upholstery to really speed up the drying process, bringing big benefits for our (Direct Cleaners) customers.
It may sound a tad cheesy but this really is a classic win-win. It means you can have the best and most thorough cleaning method for your carpets, and then completely avoid the lengthy drying times that often turn people off getting their carpets cleaned.
So if you’ve had a bad experience in the past, I’d say this: Times have moved on – get a free no obligation, free consultation and see how carpeting-cleaning has moved on.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Why Regular Professional Cleaning is better for your time, business and health!

A Carpet, Rug or Hard Floor should always look its best, it should make you feel good and add beauty to your home.

Although good, it’s not enough just to vacuum the carpets, rugs or floors as dust, bacteria and some micro particles are not removable with regular cleaning process. In addition, because of high paced work life, it’s difficult to have a time to devote time these jobs.

Well, you don’t need to worry about this anymore. Professional Carpet Cleaning Wimbledon will offer you quality Carpet Cleaning, Rug Cleaning services and Hard Floor cleaning in the south London area such as Wimbledon, Sutton and Croydon and parts of London, Surrey and Kent.
Have you taken a look at your hard tile and grout floors?? Do they look spotless and shiny? We all know that tile & grout floors (especially in kitchens) have a high tendency to get dirty easily and are hard to clean it.

We have a team of Professional Carpet Cleaners Croydon specialize in Tile Cleaning, Commercial Hard Floor Cleaning, and Domestic Hard Floor Cleaning. We will listen to your needs or problems with a free consultation and then give you the perfect solution to fulfil your hard floor cleaning requirement.
Cleaning techniques and equipment used by our Professional Hard Floor Cleaners Wimbledon are the most advanced and more effective to get rid of all those annoying stubborn stains.  For the last two decades, Direct Cleaners have been happy to offer you the best quality cleaning services such as Carpet Cleaning Croydon, Amtico Cleaning, Professional Rug Cleaning Croydon and Professional Carpet Cleaning Wimbledon services. Direct Cleaners allow you to make your home healthier, fresher and business more successful. 
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Sunday, 17 August 2014

New Arrival for our Rug Cleaner

We would like to congratulate our Rug Technician Lukikaba and his wife for having a beautiful baby boy this week.

I visited Lukikaba at his home this week to present him with a card and some gift vouchers from the staff at Direct Cleaners, and although he was looking a little bit tried, he was looking like a very proud dad, holding the very tiny baby.

I sure with the school holidays on at the moment, his other children will be there to give him and his wife plenty of help ;0)

If you have any Rugs that need cleaning contact us on 020 8687 1711 – so we can keep Lukikaba nice and busy when he returns from paternity leave.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

How to Clean a Cactus Fibre Rug

This week we cleaned a beautiful Cactus Fibre Rug. This was a first for us, so testing and choosing the correct method for the rug cleaning was of the upmost importance.
The fibre was very strong and hardwearing, very much like a Navajo or Kilim flatwave style rug.
Thankfully, after thoroughly testing the colours, they proved to be very stable, therefore we were confident that a mild shampoo and soft brushing cleaning system, with a fresh water rinse, was the best way forward. The only risk with this system, as with many types of flat weave rugs, is the corners of the rug can curl when they get wet. We would overcome this by hanging and rapid drying the rug once cleaned. If that didn’t work, we would lay it on an air bed in the opposite direction to flatten the corners.
After gentle beating/dusting and vacuuming we proceeded with the suggested system, keeping a close eye for anything unexpected. The rug cleaned extremely well, so next the priority was to the dry the rug as quickly as possible.
For this we used Rapid Dry Airmovers and de-humidifiers with the rug hung on a beam to reduce the risk of the corners curling. After a few hours we had a completely dry rug, we then post checked, vacuumed and left the rug ready to be returned to the client.
We do very much enjoy unusual and challenging rug cleaning, so if you have anything unusual, or you’re not sure about, give us a call. We will give you free, honest, helpful assessment and advice on whether we think we can help you or not.
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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A new Team Member at Direct Cleaners!

We have a new Team Member at Direct Cleaners!
We are pleased to welcome Zoe Wingrove as the latest member of our team at Direct Cleaners. Zoe has 16 years experience in the cleaning industry and we are certain will be a great asset for Direct Cleaners and our Clients.
Zoe will be responsible for managing our General, Regular and Contract Cleaning side of Direct Cleaners.
If you looking for a reliable cleaner, not happy with your present cleaner or just need extra help around the house?
Get a Free Clean, Now

As a special introductory offer, I am willing to offer you a 1st free clean for any written quotations for our weekly cleaning service. This give you a chance to try before you buy at absolutely no obligation.
Services provided include:

Household Cleaning, Dry Cleaning, Weekly Shopping, Laundry, Ironing, Garment alterations / Repair Service, Dog Walking, Reminders etc...
If fact, you name it and we’ll see if we can do it for you.

It’s like having your very own personal House Keeper, at a fraction of the cost!
Call us on 020 8687 1711 to arrange to meet Zoe for a FREE consultation. Or click here for more info:

Monday, 11 August 2014

Helpful  Friendly  Honest  Advice

Life is all about making choices.
CONGRATULATIONS you have already made some good choices to find this website!
We make countless choices every day, some easy and some difficult. We struggle with a barrage of information and contradictory advice on a multitude of matters all the time.
We all want to make the right decisions and avoid making mistakes. But how do we know what the right decision is?
Are you looking for a professional cleaning company that’s different? A company you can trust? A company that is there for you?
Well, on the subject of looking after you carpets, rugs and hard floors, CONGRATULATIONS again, you have found the right company!
We at Direct Cleaners are passionate and enthusiastic about what we do, giving, helping and advising you to get the very best cleaning, restoration & maintenance for your floors, and helping you make the right choices by giving you the best and totally honest advice.
For example. If we don’t think it can be cleaned, we’ll tell you. If all you need is a light maintenance clean, we’ll tell you. If you need a deep restorative clean… you got it, we’ll tell you.
We have been in the floor cleaning business since 1991 and run the business as a small family business. We are down to earth, friendly, hard-working, honest people that I know you’ll be glad you found us.

Contact us now on 020  8687 1711

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Welcome to Direct Cleaners

We Clean, Restore and Maintain:
·         Hard Floors
·         Fine Rugs
·         and Carpets
Our Promise…
You will get the healthiest, greenest, freshest and most thorough cleaning you've ever seen, or it's FREE!!
How do we do this?
First, we visit you and give you a FREE 20-30 minute consultation.
This will help us to determine your Hard Floor, Rug or Carpet type, condition and requirements.
There are lots of different cleaning systems in the professional cleaning industry and we use all of them... So we can choose the most suitable system for you.
This enables us to give you our recommendations for the Very Best cleaning system to suit your requirements.
So, if you are looking for the most thorough cleaning ever... a helpful, friendly and free consultation and a 100% No Risk Written Quotation and Guarantee... I invite you to call us.
You can fill in the Form on this website or call us on 020 8687 1711. Please quote ref 150/395
I look forward to seeing you soon.

Kevin Goodwin
Direct Cleaners