Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Celebrating Great British Wool Carpets

Wool: The dense, soft hair forming the coat of a sheep, wool is a unique natural performance fibre,
 perfect for high quality carpets.

There are over 60 different breeds of sheep in Britain, more than any other country in the world.

Sheep are sheered once a year. Shearing is good for the sheep and it also provides the fabulous raw materials for you carpets.

Due to its hill and lowland landscape and temperate climate, the UK produces strong, durable wool for some of the finest carpets in the world.

British wool is grown on hardy sheep grazing freely on open countryside across the UK, protecting the sheep from harsh winter winds, rain and snow. The  wool adopts resilient characteristics that are ideally suited for the manufacture of quality carpets.

Eco Fibre

British wool is a planet friendly natural fibre which Is annually renewable, sustainable and biodegradable. Wool is highly energy efficient in the home reducing heat loss and reducing carbon emissions.

Wool has a true ‘Green’ linage and is Mother Nature’s own SMART fibre. Consider how wool is practically recycled from fleece through to carpet, clothing and other products.

Wool brings soft and luxurious underfoot comfort to the home. In addition, a range of naturally inherent attributes that are unique to wool add significant comfort to the home. The complex cell structure of each fibre allows wool carpet to breath, absorbing and later releasing humidity. It also contains floating dust particles, which ensures a cleaner and more comfortable interior atmosphere.

British wool is a fibre that has natural insulating properties, which reduce heat loss, condensation and noise, providing improved air quality and a comfortable home environment.

British wool is a fibre with bulk and resilience offering superior durability and performance. A British wool carpet will reduce the effects of tracking and shading, providing a longer lasting appearance retention. 

Wool grown by British sheep is used to carpet royal palaces, the finest hotels, prestigious stores, offices, airports, international airlines and luxury cruise liners such as the QM2.

Smart Fibre
British wool is a smart fibre with a complex physical and chemical structure – Its highly technical performance is currently unmatched by manmade fibres. Research continues to prove that wool is the superior natural fibre for carpet.

If you look at wool under a microscope you will see that it’s surface is made up of over lapping scales. These scales envelop an incredibly sophisticated natural bio-core more intelligent than any manmade carpet fibre.

Easy to Care For
British wool has an inbuilt resistance to soiling due to its natural oils and the scaled structure of the fibre which act as a shield against dirt. Simply vacuuming your British wool carpet will keep it looking good. Spills are also easily managed, as Britisg wool has the ability to repel spills, giving you time to blot clean.

Natural and Safe
British wool is naturally flame resistant and produces less toxic fumes than most other materials. It has a higher ignition threshold levels than many other fibres and its ability to self-extinguish make it a safer product in areas of public usage and the home.

British wool is used in high specification industries for its unique properties, particularly transport and public buildings where health and safely is a prime consideration.

British wool is regularly specified by architects and commercial buyers as carpet fr contract and hospitality venues across the world. It is chosen for its inherent safety attributes in fire situations or as a safeguard from falling.

Taken from aboutwool.com

Kevin Goodwin, Direct Cleaners, http://www.directcleaners.com info@directcleaners.com

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Professional Rug Cleaners in Wimbledon

If you want your rugs cleaned with care, treated with the upmost respect with over 20 years’ worth of
professional cleaning and restoration experience then our professional rug cleaners in Wimbledon are for you.

Your rug is unique, precious and a work of art. Anyway, that’s what we believe and this is how we treat every rug we clean.

But in fact, every rug is different. Not only are there thousands of different styles, designs, types and makes of rugs, but the home usage differs greatly from household to household.

This is why our professional rug cleaners in Wimbledon use many different types of rug cleaning systems to ensure your rug gets the very best cleaning possible for its type, condition and requirements.

You can bring your rug to us at our professional Rugcleaning unit in Merton and we will be happy to give you some advice and give you a quotation for the full cleaning. Or we will also be happy to come to you, free of charge and give you a full written quotation, collect the rug and deliver the rug back to you as part of the professional rug cleaning service in Wimbledon we provide.

All rugs cleaned come with a full 30 days after care service and a full money back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied we will clean it again for you, if you are still not satisfied, we will give you all your money back.

No other professional Rug cleaners in Wimbledon offer this type of guarantee as far as we know.

You can also protect your rug with a 12 month after care service, this includes free stain callouts, should you get any stains or spillages you are unable to remove.

This stain protection service has proved priceless to some of our clients where we have been able to rescue valuable rugs from near ruin. Please do let this happen to you.

We are not just professional rug cleaners in Wimbledon, we also cover all other surrounding areas of Wimbledon, Merton and South London, so wherever you are contact us on 020 8687 1711 of fill-in the contact form below and will be more than happy to arrange your free consultation, written quotation and the very best cleaning service you can possible get for your type of rug.

Contact us now on 020 8687 1711, quote ref 150/395.

Here are some testimonials we have received from our clients in Wimbledon

I was satisfied with the overall service   
Warren Macintosh, Tintern Close, Wimbledon

You were able to come at short notice which was helpful             
Mrs Casey, High Cedar Drive, Wimbledon

Very straightforward, conscientious approach   
Neil Atkinson, Spencer Hill, Wimbledon

Everything went to Plan. Thank you.      
Mr Heath, Edgehill, Wimbledon

Reliable, Polite, Thorough, Good & Trustworthy               
Nicola Merry, Thursley Gardens,               Wimbledon

Operator was very pleasant and efficient. The overall standard of cleaning was excellent.  Would prefer less paperwork          Mrs Willis, Dudley Road, Wimbledon

Apart from the wonderful clean, arriving on time was great - both for cleaning & quote
Mrs Trebble, St Mary's Road, Wimbledon

All staff tried to fit in with my busy work schedule and were very helpful             
Sue Luck, Haydons Road, Wimbledon

You always do an excellent job - I cannot think of any improvements. I will always recommend you.
Mrs Jones, Somerset Road, Wimbledon

I was very impressed with the attention to detail & general thoroughness of the job      
Mrs Eddy, Effra Road, Wimbledon

Mick is an asset to your company - Very polite & friendly & did the job to a high standard & efficient quality. Everything great from quote meeting to goodbyes from the operator! Thank you
Felicity  Bing, Woodside, Wimbledon

Couldn't be better          
Mrs Ball, Stroud Road, Wimbledon Park

Excellent Results             
Cliff & Claudia Martindale, Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon

Willing to discuss lower price in exchange for flexible last minute arrangement.

Nick, Aylward Road, Wimbledon Chase

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Become a better Time Manager

For us in the business of Carpet Cleaning, good time management is one of the hardest skills to
master. It is harder today than ever before, because there are so many demands on our time both at work and at home.

Carpet Cleaners who don't manage their time will feel overwhelmed, tense, stressed and out of balance. They will work feverishly from one crisis to the next, never feeling like they are getting ahead, never able to bask in the satisfaction of a job well done. They are always working on the most urgent matter, rather than what might be the most important matter.

There is no magic formula for getting control of time. It takes daily practice of discipline, focus and prioritising on what’s important. 

When I started in the Carpet Cleaning business, I noticed early on that most business owners didn't make good use of their time. I took careful notes and modeled my systems and methods of doing business after the few successful business people who seemed to always make maximum use of their time. Here are some tip tips on good time management, you may find helpful.

The Daily To-Do List

If you are not using a daily to-do list in your business, please start one. 

A to-do list involves more than keeping a few notes on a calendar. Although there are many different types of to-do lists, one of the best to-do list vehicles I have found is a simple pad. I list the projects that I have to do and get great satisfaction as I complete them and cross them out.

At the beginning of the day or sometimes the preceding evening, I take a look at what I did yesterday and what I didn't accomplish and what I have to do for today. I don't write down specific appointments. 

I just write down everything I have to do and everyone I have to call. I assign a priority to every task and every call, numbering them one, two, three, four and so on. Then, I start with number one. That way I am always ensuring that the most important things are done first.

A to-do list serves the following purpose:
  • It reminds you of things that you are likely to forget;
  • It allows you to set priorities based on importance, not just on urgency;
  • It will help you plan, because you can estimate how much time each item will take;
  • It will help you regain your focus after being interrupted;
  • It helps you control your day, instead of the other way around;
  • It organizes your day so you can handle specific tasks when you feel like handling them;
  • It takes strain off your memory;
  • It helps keep your desk clear by eliminating scraps of to-do papers;
  • It makes it far less likely that things will slip through the cracks.
You should have only one to-do list going at a time. Be sure that you do not place too much on it. A two-page to-do list is entirely unrealistic. If your list becomes cumbersome, and you never seem to get through it in less than a few days, or you find yourself continually re-writing items, take a moment to review the proper usage of a to-do list.

Remember that not all tasks are the same. After you write your list, put a priority number next to each item, and focus on the most important ones right away.

By setting priorities, you will know at the end of the day whether you spent your time wisely. For example, if you got only two things accomplished, but they were the only two high-priority items on your list, you are entitled to feel that you had a good day.

Projects not completed today can be carried over onto a new daily action list tomorrow.
But don't make the mistake of using the same list again. 

Each day, you should make a new list, and rank the priorities again. Circumstances change. Yesterday's number five item may rank as a number ten item on today's daily action list.

I cannot overemphasize the importance of making a daily list. It is hard to have a clear idea of what jobs you have to do until you write them down. By writing down a daily action list, you can see what is on your agenda and get a realistic idea of what you can accomplish in a day.

Kevin Goodwin, Direct Cleaners Ltd,  http://www.directcleaners.com info@directcleaners.com 020 86871 1711 

Monday, 2 March 2015

Upholstery cleaners in Croydon

If you are looking for Upholstery cleaners in Croydon and the surrounding areas then,
congratulations, you have come to the right place.

Whether your upholstery is just a few years old or looking like it needs a little bit of TLC, then you are just one step away from getting the professional upholstery cleaners in Croydon, Direct Cleaners, to come a tale a look for you, give you free advice and a free written quotation, consultation and written guarantee!

What type of Upholstery Cleaners in Croydon are we?

We are able to clean and restore almost any type of fabric, from fine cotton, silks to velvets and Draylons. Our professional Upholstery Cleaning in Croydon will come and assess the upholstery for you and let you know what to expect from the cleaning process and the results that can be achieved.

Do you have any questions regarding your Upholstery Cleaning?

If so, please feel free to contact us on the form below and we will get back to you with your enquiry as soon as we can.

Here's what you'll get from our upholstery cleaners in Croydon:

  • Free Consultation
  • Free Advice
  • Written Quotation
  • Written Guarantee
  • Pre-Vacuum
  • Fabric Pre-cleaning treatment
  • Gentle agitation
  • Spot and Stain removal
  • Thorough fresh water rinse
  • Remove excess moisture
  • Post clean check
  • 30 day after care service
  • Another satisfied customer.

Call us now on 020 687 1722 and quote reference 150/395 to arrange your free written quotation and consultation. Our operator is waiting for your call now. Or visit our website at http://www.directcleaners.com

Here are some Testimonials for our upholstery cleaners in Croydon 

Susie Pope, Ridge Langley, Croydon       
Very well cleaned my upholstery, looks much better. The work was done by Kevin efficiently and cheerfully

Mrs Mackay, Birch Hill, Croydon
Kevin was very polite, he spent a lot of time answering questions I put to him.
He was pleasant of neat & tidy appearance. I has absolutely no concerns about leaving him alone in my house to carry on with his work. He worked very hard all of the time he was here. I would highly recommend him to friends & neighbours in the area and outward if he would travel further.
Ann Taylor, Violet Lane,                Croydon              
Very friendly and helpful operator. Clean & tidy service Carpets look good

Samantha Harlow, Hardcastle Close, Croydon    
All stains removed carpet looks new again

Alison Frater, Milton Road, Croydon       
Very happy with the results, very professional.

Jenny Smith, Chichester Road,   Croydon              
Friendly & Co-operative service. End result excellent

Mr Green, Crofters Mead, Croydon
Generally excellent overall

Mrs Kiernan, Lloyd Park Avenue, Croydon           
Booked at date & time I required. Very nice friendly guy (Mick). Made a fantastic job of cleaning my very dirty carpet. Will use you again & will definitely recommend you to everyone I know. Many Thanks

Mr Adoki, The Rigdeway, Croydon          
Prompt arrival, operator polite & helpful. Excellent stain removal

Miss Rosebery, Ashburton Road, Croydon          
You were very professional. I was informed of the name or the person doing the cleaning - this is important to older people. Your telephone manner was polite & helpful.

Esra Frankcom, Westfield Avenue, Croydon       
I liked all the explanation given & Kevin was very kind to explain al in detail. I can see customer care is very important for your company and that's what I like. Such attention goes a long way. Thanks again

Mrs Vaz, Orchard Road, Croydon              
A very good service

Rich Castle, Whitestone Way, Croydon 
Excellent all round service. Removed ground in melted wax stains, which we thought would not come out. Amazed out how much dirt actually came out when Jean showed us the water colour.

Mrs Harris, Parkhill, Croydon      
Mick has been to our house before. Very pleasant, job done neatly & with great care. An excellent job. Well done

Angie Davies, Whitehorse Road,               Croydon              
Cheerfulness of Mick. He worked solidly. I was very impressed. Even did a spot clean Left by plumber which wouldn't move. Send him next time. Whole cleaning excellent

Jan Morrison, Waddon Road, Croydon  

Carpets look wonderful