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Hi and welcome to my page on “Steam Cleaning” My name is Ian Harper And I run a carpet cleaning business. I have city & guilds in cleaning science. My Carpet Cleaning Home Page Here My Contact Here
I would like to help with your quest for a steam cleaner. There is some confusion over the term steam cleaning and in fact its a misnomer. The right name in carpet cleaning is “Hot Water Extraction” what has not helped is now the marketing guys have got hold of this term for “Steam Mops”
Steam Mops are marketed that they can clean many surfaces and carpets being one. The truth is that they can but are very limited in what they can achieve. They can only really maintain very light soiled carpets. and when you see them being demonstrated the mop head get dirty very quick and so need to be replaced with a fresh one. just think how many you would need just for one room.
My Recommendation For A Steam Cleaner
If you are going to but a steam cleaner and why not as I said they can clean many surfaces I recommend using a Polti Brand. these are the very best as they dont drip water everywhere. This is important as this makes them much safer to use around the house. Polti is the best brand for steam cleaners and have 40 years of production to prove it. Polti YouTube
Carpet Steam Cleaning FAQs
Question: What Is Steam Carpet Cleaning?
Answer: When carpet cleaning was first around because when you use hot water you get steam as a by product it caught on as it was used in marketing. Now these days we have dry steam cleaning what can be use to clean carpets but is not very good what ever the commercial TV shows say. What you are really looking for is called Hot Water Extraction.
Question: steam cleaner without chemicals
Answer: Your spot on dry steam is designed to work without chemicals. this has many benefits.
Question: clean carpet without steamer
Answer: A high percentage of dirt in a carpet is dry so spending time vacumming will remove much of the dirt. then you can use a manual shampoo applicator to apply a shampoo and let dry and then vacuum out
Question: carpet shampoo for steam cleaners
Answer: If you are asking about what we call dry steam then you dont need any shampoo. or if you are talking about hot water extraction which is the method most carpet cleaners use, then you need to use detergent and not shampoo. shampoo will foam up if you put it though a carpet cleaner and can cause damage to it.
Question: carpet shampoo vs steam cleaner
Answer: carpet shampoo is a product but also can be use in a carpet cleaning method that can clean both light and medium soiled carpets. where steam if your talking about dry steam is meant for really light soiled carpets. what’s the best method for carpet cleaning and suited to all type of soiling is hot water extraction.
Question: carpet shampoo vs steam cleaning
Answer: carpet cleaning has many methods and these are just two. you need to know what level of soil and type your dealing with first. method and choice of detergent is key to cleaning your carpet effectively.
Question: carpet shampoo or steam clean?
Answer: carpet shampoo and steam cleaning are just two carpet cleaning methods. and are suited to light soil conditions. you might want to check out the links below for more information on all the carpet cleaning methods.
Question: carpet shampoo and steam cleaner
Answer: With respect you need to understand that when you say steam clean it means a few things in cleaning. It caught on in the early days for the main carpet cleaning method called hot water extraction. then you have steam cleaners like are used on building sites and car washes. now we have dry steam which is being sold that it can clean carpets which you should not need any shampoo or detergents for. hot water extraction also you would use a detergent not a carpet shampoo.
Question: carpet shampooer vs steamer
Answer: The best carpet cleaning method for any carpet is the one that matches the soil level. they all will clean your carpet but can make it easy or hard depending on the choice. we have a full list of all the carpet cleaning methods on our wiki
Question: carpet shampoo vs steam?
Answer: This really does depend on what soil level you have in your carpet and even if carpet shampoo will clean your carpet. check our wiki links below
What Is The Best Carpet Shampooer? Like the old saying goes “A good tradesman does not blame his tools” What this is communicating is that the “Tool” and in this case the carpet shampooer works fine. it comes down to skill and judgement. As a professional carpet cleaner with city & guilds in cleaning science I am here to help you.
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The real question is, What is the best way to clean my carpet? Lets start with some basics. First the term “Shampooing” comes from way back when people did not use carpet cleaner s but used a product called carpet shampoo.
How does carpet shampoo work? what people used to do was apply carpet shampoo is the form of foam to the carpet let it dry and then vac it out. what is happing is the shampoo is breaking the bond between the dirt and the carpet. This then makes it much easier to vacuum out the dirt.
Big draw back with carpet shampooing is the level of dirt in a carpet. its only really suitable for very light soil. This is where the new method of cleaning carpets comes in. “Hot Water Extraction” you can read all about its The History Of Hot Water Extraction Here
Picking The Right Carpet Cleaner For The Soil Level
Soil levels are your biggest challenge? Why? Because of the small amount of water that a home carpet cleaner uses. This is the difference between professional carpet cleaners and home carpet cleaners. To flush away lots of soil in a heavily soiled carpet you need lot of water. Professional carpet cleaners are able to apply lots of flushing water and recover it without over wetting a carpet.
So as long as you have light soil you will be fine. If not, you will need to clean, let dry clean again until the carpet is clean.
Which carpet shampooer is the best UK?
There is only one place that can tell you which is the best carpet cleaner in the UK, and that which.co.uk why is this so? Because all the websites that review carpet cleaners are not more that shops trying to sell you a carpet shampooer. Take no notice of how this is presented with catchy click bait headlines.
Which only wants to sell you a subscription. So as long as you can jump thought their hoops for cancelling once you have your report it’s the only place to go for a true review on carpet shampooers
What’s the best carpet cleaning product?
When starting out cleaning carpets with your own carpet shampooer its best to stick to the brand that matches the carpet shampooer. Plus, only ever use the recommended amounts and dilution rates. If you over use carpet cleaning products you can leave a residue behind that will speed up soiling in the carpet.
So Which Is The Best Carpet Shampooer
Once you get your which report then you can use the internet to price shop if that’s what you are looking for. But if you’re not worried so much about the price for your carpet shampooer then we think that buying locally from one of these small shops that fix appliances it the best option. It not only supports local business carpet shampooers they need servicing more often that you think so building relationships and doing business locally will get you ahead on this.
Welcome, My name is Ian Harper and I am a professional carpet cleaner with city and guilds in cleaning science and cleanavangelist . For me cleaning is more than just looks it about hygiene and how that lets us live a healthy life.
So, you have just bought or thinking about buying a Bissell? Well your in good company as it’s the top selling carpet cleaner on the market. What I would like to do here is not review Bissell’s you can find lots of that all over the internet I would like to do something different, and that’s give you the basis on carpet cleaning plus some advice on buying your Bissell. Where To Buy Your Bissell.
As I said above there is lots of information on the interweb 😉 about Bissell’s, but lots of it is loaded. What do I mean by that? Appearances can be deceiving. Just think of anything you read as if a salesman was standing in front of you in a shop trying to sell you a Bissell and you will be fine. The only place that this is not true is on which.co.uk there you will get a honest review that does not have any agendas.
When reading any reviews its best to remember that people are easily motivated to write negative review when things don’t work out right and as far less when everything goes great. Plus, when you get lots of negative reviews it looks bad but just remember how many Bissell’s are sold each year and then you see the context of these reviews. Plus, from what I have read its normally user error.
Buying On The Interweb 😉 Or Local Shops?
Carpet cleaners need to be looked after and maintained with regular services. So, my advice is look for these little shops where they fix Houshold appliances and see if you like the owner are, they helpful and knowledgeable? Shops like these have a reputation to keep up and will be more responsive if you have any issues. So, support your local community and buy local please.
How To Use You Bissell
Just watch some YouTube for basic instructions. I would add that the number one issue that people find when cleaning their own carpets is over wetting. This leads to long drying times and a really bad smell.
Why Do People Over Wet Their Carpets When Using A Bissell
One word “Expectations” Are far too high. You can categorize dirty carpets into three groups. Light, medium, and heavy soil. Bissell’s work best on light soil. Problem is that the first time most people use their Bissell is when the carpet is medium to heavy soil. This leads to those reviewers moaning about the Bissell. Start using your Bissell from a manageable soil level. If your carpet has medium to heavy soil use a Rug Doctor or a professional carpet cleaner then after that you be ready to maintain your carpet on a regular basis with your Bissell. I know that sound mad but it’s realistic. One other option you have is use your Bissell but go over the carpet once stop let dry and repeat this until the carpet is clean. This method prevents the over wetting.
By the way if you watch any YouTube that show heavy soil carpets being cleaned with a Bissell what they don’t tell you how long they took to dry or how they smelt.
Spots And Stains On Carpets
Spots and stain are two different things. A spot is something that adds substance to the yarn of the carpet and a stain alters the yarn. Spots can be removed with cleaning but stain require correction and should only be done by a professional carpet cleaner and carries a risk with no guarantee. Top Tip When Cleaning Carpets
Vacuum for a very long time before you wet clean your carpet with the Bissell. The reason for this is that the vast amount of dirt in your carpet is dry. Great way to show this is keep emptying your vacuum and don’t stop until you’re not pulling any more dirt out of the carpet. The obsessive vacuuming leads onto the next important aspect of cleaning your carpet. What is left in your carpet after the vacuuming is bonded dirt. This is why you need a Bissell. So, what is happing when you use the Bissell is that the bonded dirt is being emulsified by the detergent and then flushed away by the water.
Over Wetting And Heavy Soil.
When you have lots of dirt the detergent needs time to work. This is why a professional will pre-spray the detergent then let it sit and then follows up with the machine to flush out the now emulsified dirt. The big difference between your Bissell and my machine is the amount of water it can put down and recover. Your Bissell would need to keep going over and over and as we know will over wet the carpet. Bissell’s are great but as I said only on light soil carpets. This heavy soil is really what people moan about the most when complaining about Bissell’s.
When you are finished cleaning put plain water in the Bissell take out side and flush out all the solution from the pump and jets, because this is one of the other big problems people moan about, no solution coming out when they go to use the Bissell a few months down the line. Doing this also reduces the times between services.
So it can be really confusing when looking for carpet cleaning services. The reason for this is carpet cleaning can be done in many different ways (methods). Plus, the big differences of prices carpet cleaners charge makes it near impossible to choose a carpet cleaner. So I am here to help you along that road. From my experience Price And dry times are the most common questions asked.
How Long Will It Take For My Carpet To Dry?
This question is normally asked by people that have had their carpet cleaned by a professional or cleaned their own carpets. They know it can take hours from experience and that it causes inconvenience in the home. Lets talk about the situation where someone has used a carpet cleaner and the carpet took hours to dry. This normally happens when the carpet cleaner is not very experienced and really does not know what they are doing. Basically, dirt bonds to the carpet, that’s why you can’t vac it out. Breaking this bond is called emulsification. The water is just used to flush out the emulsified dirt.
So when cleaning a carpet, keep going over and over will not remove the dirt if that bond is not broken. Now for the science part. Detergents come in different kinds and matching them to the type of dirt is key in breaking the bond. This explanation also goes for the people that have tried to clean their own carpets.
Talk to any carpet cleaner and they will tell you that the method or machine they use is best. Bottom line here is that all carpet cleaning methods clean carpets. And as a customer you are buying a clean carpet and you should not worry about how you get to that place.
What you need to look out for is in the “service” you are buying. Look out for a hygienic clean in other words does the clean also kill all the germs? Its unrealistic to expect your carpet to be germ free all the time but maintaining the levels keeps you family healthier.
How Much Does Carpet Cleaning Cost?
That really depends on how well the person or company runs their business. At the top end of the food chain you have franchises that have lots of overheads and the mother company to pay. And at the bottom you have a part time person that is just cleaning carpets for some extra money. (nothing wrong with that)
So What Are You Really Buying? As I said above you are buying a clean carpet. So when looking at cost and price its like comparing apple with apples, they all look the same, right? This is when its hard to choose. I can only tell you how we have approached this. We offer to our customer a carpet cleaning after care package here. This adds real value to what our customers are buying compared to other carpet cleaners.
Well I hope this helps? Good luck. I could dive deep with carpet cleaning but thought that would not be a great idea? Anyway, if you need a professional carpet cleaner here is our carpet cleaning page and contact us here.
Everything You Need To Know About Carpet Shampooers
Hi welcome to my website. My name is Ian Harper and I am a local carpet cleaner in Southend On Sea And Leigh On Sea. So you are here because you want to buy or find out more about “carpet shampooers”? Well I would like to help you make the right choice. I will try to be unbiased as possible, lets get started and find you the best carpet shampooer.
Carpet Shampooer Reviews
This is now harder than you would think. With so much choice for carpet shampooers and so many places to buy a carpet shampooer you cant see the wood for the trees. Most of these websites that review carpet shampooers are what is called “Affiliate Marketing Sites” what this means is that they are shops. The problem here is articles like “The 10 Best Carpet Shampooers 2018” are just a selection that they want to sell you.
In the UK we are lucky to have https://www.which.co.uk/ they do what you would expect from a review website. Problem here is that to get at the reviews for carpet shampooers you need to subscribe. They have a introductory offer for just a pound but then automatically goes up to £10 a month. What we did when we were look for a washing machine was sign up then cancel after we had the report this is harder than it sounds but can be done. They make you jump though some hoops and don’t make it easy. This is your best place to find out the best carpet shampooer.
Amazon Reviews For Carpet Shampooers
AS you will know these types of reviews are written by people that buy carpet shampooers. Big problem here is that most people are only motivated to write when something goes wrong and not in the vast amount of cases when it all works out fine. This group of reviews for carpet shampooers don’t see that they might be at fault. One of the biggest complaints is that the carpet shampooer did not perform well. That’s because the carpet was heavy soiled and should have been professionally cleaned.
Plus it never looks good when you have lots of negative carpet shampooers together but if you put this into context with all the happy people that had positive experiences with their new carpet shampooers you then see the true picture.
Where To Buy A Carpet Shampooer
When buying a carpet shampooer, you properly will not think about servicing. Carpet shampooers are not just wet versions of you vacuum. You are dealing with water and electricity and safety is very important. So if you can buy locally from one of these little shops that service carpet shampooers then you will not only be doing yourself a favour in knowing where to take the carpet shampooer when its needs a service but supporting your local community.
My advice on how to keep your carpet shampooer working for long period between services is always run clean fresh water thought it after you have used it to clean your carpet. Why? Well the detergent that they sell for these machines are not the best quality and can clog up the jets when the carpet shampooer is not used often. Don’t worry about this is just one of those things that if you know about you can prevent.
Cleaning With Your Carpet Shampooer.
Being a professional carpet cleaner, I will try and boil it down to the real basics. These machines are designed for light soil. Sure you can watch video’s on YouTube that show them dealing with heavy soil. What they don’t tell you how wet the carpet was after and how long it took to dry out and how it smelt while drying.
If you have a heavy soil carpet then first get them professionally cleaned or hire a rug doctor then start using your own carpet shampooer on a regular basis.
What Is The Difference Between A Carpet Shampooer And Professional Machines?
Cleaning a carpet is about breaking the soil bond between the carpet and soil and then flushing that soil away. When you have lots of soil you need more water and in turn more vacuum power to recover that dirt. So the big difference between your carpet shampooer is the amount of water it can deliver and recover. Without leaving the carpet soaking wet and, in some cases, damaging it.
Now you know how to buy and use a carpet shampooer. Hope this has been fair and unbiased I wish you well with you carpet cleaning with your new carpet shampooer
Answer: When you ask about the cost of carpet cleaning and you use the word “professional” it really depend how you view that with regards a trade that does not have any barriers to setting up and practising. In the UK we have The British Institute Of Cleaning Science, who goal is to both to educate cleaners and the public on the profession of cleaning. I did my City & Guilds In Cleaning Science thought them. So I have a view that not many share that this my starting point.
Next you have trade associations the main cleaning one I have already quoted. In carpet cleaning we have a few some better than others. The National Carpet Cleaners Association Is the best of them.
Lastly we have carpet cleaning franchises. This is where you will be safe if your looking for a professional carpet cleaner, and is my recommendation.
Carpet Cleaning Cost
So “how much professional carpet cleaning cost” you will find a wide price range. franchisees being at the top end. why such a wide range? because you have part time carpet cleaners competing alongside franchises. If your looking for a cheap carpet clean then ask around friends and family you might find someone that use a part time carpet cleaner and been very happy with the experience.
Carpet Cleaning Price
I hope that explains costs of carpet cleaning. My goal here is to explain why such a big gap in cost. Not to say one end of that cost range is in any way worse that the top end or any less professional. just people tend to judge quality by price. which was true years ago (why we have brands, which is why I recommend franchises for you) but not so much these days.
Carpet Cleaning Prices Per Room
This is how we price by the room. and we have a great twist on this way of pricing carpet cleaning. “The More Carpets You Have Cleaned The Cheaper Each Carpet Become”
Its volume discounting for carpet cleaning. our customers really like this way of paying for carpet cleaning.
Hi and welcome to my site. My name is Ian Harper And I provide carpet cleaning services in Southend on sea and Leigh On Sea.
So are you thinking about cleaning your carpets with a Rug Doctor? We’ve got you covered with more information about carpet cleaning with a Rug Doctor Than you will ever need. Why Not Enter Our “Win Free Room Of Carpet Cleaning” its a weekly contest run by me and my wife Tina for people that live in Southend On Sea or Leigh On Sea. If you win I will come and clean one room of carpet for you. My hope is that you might recommend me or use me when you need other carpets cleaned. No pressure or strings attached. My Carpet Cleaning Services Are Here Or Contact Us Here
First, we will give you the locations around Southend On Sea and Leigh On Sea where you can hire a rug doctor. Then we will move on to the basics of cleaning your carpets with a Rug Doctor. I will also give you my advice on carpet cleaning problems people face when cleaning carpets with a Rug Doctor.
The rug Doctor is a great little machine but does have its limits and if you read some of the reviews and chat online about rug Doctors you would think overwise. Let’s be honest here its about people’s expectations. There is a very good reason why professional carpet cleaning is a thing. Rug doctors are designed to deal with light soil. Medium and heavy should be cleaned by a professional carpet cleaner.
What Is The Difference Between Rug Doctors And Professional Carpet Cleaning Machines?
Simply it’s the amount of water that can be used to flush out the dirt. When you wash anything depending on the level of dirt it will require more rinsing. So, on a professional carpet cleaner the pump that delivers the water is much larger. And then you will need extra vacuum power to recover that water or your carpet will be soaking.
But I Have Seen Videos On YouTube That Prove Rug Doctors Can Deal With Heavy Soil
Yes, and I have seen those as well what they don’t show or tell is how wet they are when they have finished cleaning with the Rug Doctor. This is important because the longer a carpet takes to dry the more chance bacteria will have to grow and that is what causes the odour.
Also when using the Rug Doctor The speed that you move with it will determine how much water is going into your carpet, so slow will mean more water and fast less water. Its far better to go fast and leave the carpet to dry and then repeat until the carpet is clean. than try and get all the dirt out of your carpet in just one try. Because you are hiring the Rug Doctor this can cause people to panic and not clean the carpet as they should.
AS I said Rug Doctors are great just don’t let your carpets get over soiled and everything will work out fine. Far better to hire the rug doctor over a week then one day.
Where Can I Hire A Rug Doctor In Southend On Sea And Leigh on Sea?
How Do I Use The Rug Doctor?
Rug Doctor FAQs
As you can see from the image there is lots of questions about rug doctors. So what I have done in put them all into our chatbot “cleanavanglist” you can find her below just open her up and type in your question and you should get my answer.
What Can Go Wrong When Using A Rug Doctor?
Like most things nothing ever run smooth for everyone. That does not mean that you should not clean your own carpets with a rug doctor. What I have noticed is that when you read reviews it all sound so negative. That’s because people will always write these reviews when things go wrong and not when everything works as it should. Plus, they are all together and that never looks good. Just think how many happy people have used a rug doctor compared to those few negative experiences.
Rug doctor customer service comes in for some negative comments. I am sure that this is not a true reflection for most people using the call centre.
Next on the list is the rug doctors themselves. because you are renting these machines and most of the time they are from supermarkets the staff that take them in after the rental don’t check to see if they have been cleaned out. This is a problem for the next renter. So check before you sign that the rug docor is clean. Rug Doctor do have service vans but it’s an imposable task for them to able to check each rug doctor after its been out.
You should be practical about the time it will take to clean your carpets and hire for a minimum of two days. Because if when dry you might feel it needs going over again. Its ot going to take two days but given that it can take a few hours to dry out completely you will need the extra day. You could rent the rug doctor with a family member or friend so you would only end up paying for a day. Plus you would also save money on products if you share.
Spot and Stains
The way you tell a spot from a stain is the spot will normally be sticky and black. Stain are damage which can be reversed by a expert sometimes but no guarantee they will come out. If you always follow the product instructions and you’re not seeing any difference then it’s a stain.
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Rug Doctor Versus Questions
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You will find lots of choice when it come to carpet cleaning from brands to carpet cleaning methods. They all work. The real problem is people leaving carpet far to long between cleans. Its advisable to clean once a year, may be twice and in rare case more often if you have sick child or pet.
So not carpet cleaner brand or carpet cleaning method should be excluded from your choice. Just take into account the soil levels and match machine and method to it.