Accidents will happen, but when spills occur on expensive carpets or soft fabrics, it can be a nightmare. This is where Scotchgard comes in. Possibly the most effective and certainly the best known fabric protection product in the world, Scotchgard was developed by 3M as a professional stain repellent and water repellent.

Most new carpets and upholstery will come with a layer of stain protection applied by the manufacturer, but this wears off over time, making your sofas, your carpets and your curtains much more susceptible to staining and soiling. In our professional opinion, prevention is always better than cure.

Scotchgard has taken stain prevention to a whole new level. It works by applying an invisible coating to the surface of the fabric which makes it harder for dirt and soil to become attached and thus prevents staining.

Here are 5 reasons why having a Scotchgard treatment is highly recommended every time you have your carpets, curtains or upholstery professional cleaned.

1 – Prolongs the ‘freshly cleaned’ appearance

If you love that just cleaned look and feel on your household fabrics, ask your upholstery and carpet cleaners to apply a Scotchgard treatment at every visit. Why pay for a professional cleaning service only to see the dirt returning all too soon? Scotchgarding will give you the peace of mind knowing that everything will stay cleaner for longer.

2 – Offers effective stain protection

With Scotchgard, a protective layer is applied to your carpets, upholstery and soft furnishings. Not only will this keep dust and dirt at bay, it will also shield your fabrics from a wide range of other types of damaging substances including mould and bacteria, as well as water and oil based stains.

3 – Makes it easier to clean up

The Scotchgard barrier makes it much more difficult for any dirt or spills to go deep into the fibres. Instead of soaking in, spills stay on the surface where they can be easily blotted, mopped up or simply vacuumed off. It’s damage limitation at its very best.

4 – Extends the lifespan of your carpets and furniture

Using Scotchgard prolongs the life of your upholstery, curtains and carpets, particularly in high traffic areas of your home or office. The protective coating creates a barrier that guards against premature wear and tear, so you get more enjoyment out of your soft furnishings for longer.

5 – Saves money in the long run

In order to maintain your carpets, furniture and curtains in the best possible condition for as long as possible, we recommend applying Scotchgard at least once a year to get the optimum return on your investment. Why not contact Apple Clean today on 0800 587 4571 to schedule your regular cleaning visits and Scotchgard treatment?

Written on August 9, 2017 ·

End of tenancy house cleaning graphic

It is a standard clause in rental agreements that tenants should leave the property in the same good condition that they took it on at the beginning of the tenancy. If you’re about to move out of your rental property, you must give the place an in-depth clean, if only to get your deposit back from your landlord.

Of course, there’s no reason why you can’t do this yourself, unless your contract specifies that a cleaning company must be used. But you may find that there are other reasons why it’s a good idea to pay for a professional service to restore your former home to its original spick-and-span condition.

1 – Time saving

Moving house is always a busy time, with lots to organise and lots to do. Do you really have enough time to clean the home you’re moving out of to a high enough standard that your landlord will be happy with?

Instructing Apple Clean to carry out an end of tenancy clean for your rental property will save you the hassle. With over 25 years’ experience in carpet, curtain and upholstery cleaning, we’ve helped literally hundreds of tenants to recover their rental deposits.

2 – Low stress solution

With 101 things to think about when you move home, cleaning your rental property is one task you can easily outsource. Simply contact Apple Clean on 0800 587 4571 and get end of tenancy cleaning ticked off your to-do list.

Once you’ve made the decision to call in the professionals you’re bound to feel a sense of relief, and can focus on looking forward to your next property with confidence and positivity.

3 – Cost effective

Why pay for cleaning supplies and spend hours on cleaning a property that you no longer live in? Why run the risk of your landlord deducting money off your deposit because your clean wasn’t thorough enough and they insist on a professional cleaning service?

Choosing Apple Clean means you are in control of the cleaning budget, with the full reassurance of getting excellent cleaning results from a reliable cleaning company and at very competitive prices.

4 – Great cleaning results

The advantage of using a professional cleaning company is that they’ve done it all before many times over. Rather than wondering what exactly needs cleaning and how much time to spend on each room, you can rest assured that the job will get done properly.

At Apple Clean, our team of experience technicians are fully trained in the use of state-of-the-art cleaning equipment and products to achieve great results every time. As approved cleaning contractors for many letting agents and estate agents, we fully understand their cleaning requirements.

5 – Deposit returned in full

Your landlord or letting agent has the power to deduct cleaning fees from your deposit if they feel that you have not returned the property in the required good condition. Don’t let this happen to you!

Hiring Apple Clean means that you can be sure of a professional clean that will leave your former home in pristine condition. This puts you in the best possible position to get your full deposit back.

End of tenancy cleaning services can help you keep your deposit

Written on July 7, 2017 ·

Carpet cleaning

Choosing a good carpet cleaning company may be more difficult than you think. In order to make the right decision, it’s important to understand a little bit about how carpets get dirty and the best way to clean them.

We thought it might be useful to address a few common misconceptions about carpet cleaning, so you can choose the best professional carpet cleaning company for your needs.

1 – It’s good to wait as long as possible before I have my carpet cleaned.

No, we would not recommend this. In fact, you will find that a dirty carpet will wear out more quickly than a clean carpet. Dirt is abrasive – it damages your carpet every time it gets ground into the carpet fibres when you walk across the carpet.

Regular vacuuming helps to remove the dirt but this alone is not enough to prevent damage. The longer you wait between carpet cleans, the more your carpet will deteriorate prematurely and the shorter its lifespan is likely to be.

2 – The only good reason to have my carpet cleaned is to remove visible dirt.

This is not true. In addition to the dirt that you can see, there are other harmful substances that get trapped in the carpet that you cannot see. Air pollution, exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, pollen, fungal spores and all sorts of bacteria and chemicals are carried into your home from outside via your hair, skin, clothes and shoes. And they all deposit on your carpet.

Whether you suffer from allergies or simply wish to keep your home as hygienic as possible, professional carpet cleaning is the best way to remove both visible and invisible dirt.

3 – All carpet cleaning methods are as good as each other.

There are several carpet cleaning methods on the market but they do vary in quality. Dry cleaning methods, for instance, may leave a residue since the carpet is not rinsed after cleaning.

In our experience, by far the most effective method to clean your carpets is by hot water extraction. In this method, a hot water cleaning solution is forced into your carpet under high pressure, then sucked back out. Using hot water helps to break up the dirt, bacteria and chemicals in the carpet.

Professional carpet cleaning companies use either powerful portable or truck mount extraction equipment to achieve optimum results.

4 – The right carpet cleaning equipment is all that matters.

While using the best equipment is crucial, it can only ever be as good as the person using it. That’s why it is so important to use a professional carpet cleaner who has been fully trained in the use of the machinery.

For your own peace of mind, make sure you choose a carpet cleaning company that has been certified by the National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA).

5 – There’s no point in not choosing the cheapest carpet cleaning company.

Paying a competitive price for professional carpet cleaning is important, of course, but it is not the only decision making factor. In fact, the cheapest quotes may often hide a few unpleasant truths that you will only find out when it’s too late.

Are the operatives fully trained, as well as courteous and careful in carrying out their duties? Can the carpet cleaning equipment and cleaning products used deliver the promised results? Are there any hidden costs or add-ons you are only told about once cleaning personnel is on site? Does the company use bait and switch tactics to get you to pay a different (higher!) price altogether?

At Apple Clean, you can be sure of a professional service and excellent carpet cleaning results every time. With more than 25 years’ experience in the business and a long list of positive customer reviews on Checkatrade, Apple Clean is your destination of choice for all your carpet cleaning needs. For a friendly chat, free advice and a no-obligation quote, contact us today on 0800 587 4571.

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Written on May 16, 2017 ·

Chocolate Easter Egg With Bow

Who doesn’t love chocolate Easter Eggs? The Easter weekend is a traditional time to give chocolate eggs but what eating them can be a messy affair. So what do you if the little ones (or the big ones, for that matter) accidentally spill some chocolate on the sofa?

The first thing to do is not to panic; the second thing to do is act fast. The longer you leave the chocolate stain, the more likely it is to be absorbed into the fabric. We’ve got some valuable tips for removing chocolate stains from upholstery to keep your furniture looking spic and span at all times. Here’s how to do it.

How to remove chocolate stains – Tip 1

Survey the damage and use a plastic spoon to carefully remove any remaining chocolate from the affected upholstery area.

Next, fill a small bowl with a pint of cold water and add 1 tbsp of washing up liquid. Take a clean cloth and moisten it with the soapy solution. Then, starting from the outer edge of the stain, slowly start cleaning the chocolate stain until it lightens. Rinse the area by wiping with a damp, clean cloth, then blot with a towel and let dry.

How to remove chocolate stains – Tip 2

With a scraping tool, carefully remove any chocolate pieces from the upholstery. Don’t scrub or rub too hard as you may drive the stain deeper into the fabric.

Next, gently wash the stained area using a hot soapy cloth until the stain lightens, then pat dry with a towel.

If the stain is still visible, cover the area with cornmeal or cornflour (or regular flour) to absorb the remaining stain residue. When all excess moisture has been absorbed, carefully brush the flour off with a towel or scraping tool.

How to remove chocolate stains – Tip 3

Employing the stain removal tips above should yield positive results, but sometimes it can seem like nothing will shift a chocolate stain. This is where Apple Clean can help. We offer a comprehensive range of upholstery cleaning services and are a Chemspec approved stain removal specialist.

If you have a challenging Easter egg stain problem that needs prompt attention, we can come out quickly to treat the stain and restore your sofa or chair to its former glory. Call us today on 0800 587 4571 for a free quote and a personal service.

Child eating chocolate

Written on April 13, 2017 ·

Hello there, I’m Jonathan Lee, owner of Apple Clean. I’ve been running Apple Clean for more than 25 years. I firmly believe that the best way to succeed in local business is to provide a service that’s both personal and professional. That’s why I still answer every new enquiry myself. It gives me the opportunity to make sure all our customers get a reliable professional service as well as excellent cleaning results.

My team uses the latest equipment and safe yet effective cleaning products that are kind to your carpets, curtains and upholstery, your family, your pets and the environment. And whether you choose to instruct us for carpet cleaning, in-situ curtain cleaning, upholstery cleaning or any of our range of professional domestic and commercial cleaning services, we think you’ll find that we provide excellent value for money too.

But don’t just take my word for it. As a Check-a-Trade member, we’re proud to have received over 2.500 customer reviews and a satisfaction score of 9.89. Here is some customer feedback we received recently:

“Excellent service, so happy with the results of the clean, I booked for 6 months’ time already.” (Full house carpet cleaning, Dorking, Feb 2017)

 

“What a great job! Lovely lad called Matt came over, he was very polite, well informed and clearly passionate about his job. I am really impressed and we are extremely happy with the results. Thank you so much. I strongly recommend Matt and Apple Cleaning Services, even the people we spoke with on the phone at Apple Cleaning Services where polite and professional making the whole experience of enquiring to booking to completing the work, simple easy and efficient.” (2 sofas cleaned, Guildford, Feb 2017)

 

“Carpets cleaned to a high standard. Adam was very professional and friendly. All work completed quickly with minimal disruption.” (Office carpet cleaning, Bognor Regis, December 2016)

 

“He was efficient, very careful, made no mess, pleasure to have in the house. Just perfect!!” (Cleaning 2 pairs of curtains, 2 easy chairs, October 2016, Bognor Regis)

For any carpet, upholstery and curtain cleaning requirements, I’d be delighted to give you my honest advice and an instant, no obligation quote. Give me a call today on 0800 587 4571 to see how I can help.

I look forward to hearing from your soon.

Written on April 3, 2017 ·