Woolsafe approved company

Apple Clean is a Woolsafe certified Chichester carpet cleaning company

A Chichester carpet cleaning client asked me recently: “Why do I need to use a professional carpet cleaner?” Well, one of the answers is that a professional carpet cleaning company will use Woolsafe products and if you have woollen rugs and carpets, you don’t want them cleaned with anything else.

Whether we’re talking home rug cleaning in Worthing or Brighton commercial carpet cleaning, if non-Woolsafe cleaning products are used, you are putting your rugs and carpets at risk and you’re throwing away hard-earned money. Woolsafe is a worldwide standard for quality carpet and rug care and Woolsafe cleaning products are recommended as the safest and most effective means of cleaning woollen rugs and carpets.

Unlike alternatives, Woolsafe products will not harm the natural properties of your woollen carpets and rugs: their low ph content means they treat them gently and safely. Cleaning with them is also better for the environment. Furthermore, they do not leave any residue behind after cleaning – poorer-quality cleaning products leave a substance behind that attracts dust and dirt back to your carpets and rugs, making them quickly dirty again.

In short, regardless of whether we’re talking about prized rugs and carpets in your home or expensive rugs and carpets in your place of business, Woolsafe cleaning products will help extend their lifetime and help them look better for longer.

If you want to look after your carpets and rugs properly and save yourself money, you’ll hire a Woolsafe-certified professional carpet and rug cleaning company that uses these products, including Woolsafe pre-treatment and stain treatment products, sourced from a recognised supplier such as Chemspec.

For more information on our carpet and rug cleaning services, contact the Apple Clean team on 0800 587 4571.

Written on September 26, 2012 ·

Dust mite

dust mites can wreak havoc, too! Beds aren’t the only thing in your house that attract mites – carpets and upholstery do as well. And if you don’t take them in hand, the results can be pretty unpleasant – itches, rashes, respiratory problems among them.

Adult female dust mites are why you may end up needing to call a professional carpet and upholstery cleaner. Each busy lady mite lays up to 80 eggs in her lifetime, from which six-legged larva emerge. One month later these turn into eight-legged adults, all ready to starting doing some damage. Clinging to fur, feathers or other materials, they then spread themselves around and hide wherever they can.
You can’t see these pesky mites (they’re just 250 to 300 microns in length – you need at least 10x magnification to get an idea of what they look like), but they’re no good for your home or you! Among other things, dust mites are bad news for allergy and asthma sufferers.

But enough with the horrible details: the good news is that you can protect your carpets and upholstery from these little critters. Regular cleaning helps, as does keeping rooms below 21°C and humidity below 50%. However, most domestic vacuum cleaners, shampooers and steamers, even the ones that boast lots of extra power, haven’t got what it takes to properly take on dust mites and all but neutralise their existence. And, controlling the temperature in your house is far from cheap.

To successfully bring dust mites to their knees (if they had them!), a specialist carpet and upholstery cleaner is a must. Their specialist cleaning equipment, along with their training and experience, is what makes the difference. And, it is a real difference.

Summer is a great time to invest in some expert carpet and upholstery cleaning. Take advantage of the warmer, drier weather and start evicting dust mites from your home!

For more information on our carpet, upholstery and curtain cleaning services, contact the Apple Clean team on 0800 587 4571.

A photo of red wine being spilled onto carpetI promised you carpet cleaning myth busters on the Apple Clean blog and I thought we’d start with perhaps the most feared stain of them all – red wine.

What is the myth about cleaning red wine stains? Well, there are actually two: dumping lots of table salt on them and pouring lots of white wine on them (you are better off drinking it). These two remedies will get you absolutely nowhere, apart from into the kitchen to find more carpet or materials.

Here’s what you should do. Carpets and upholstery are made up of lots of different fibres which will absorb red wine in their own unique way, so it is very important that you blot the liquid with kitchen towel as soon as possible. Whatever you do, don’t scrub or rub – you’ll just spread the stain. Just blot. Don’t be afraid to use the whole roll if you need to – the quicker you soak up the spill, the weaker the potential stain you’ll have to deal with.

Of course, the colour of your carpet or upholstery will also determine the appearance of any stain.

Avoiding red wine stains on your carpet or upholstery is not just about following the correct post-spill cleaning instructions. Spills are much less likely to become stains if your carpet or upholstery has been treated with Scotchgard. It’s best to get expert advice on this from a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning company.

If, despite your best efforts, you can’t rid of your red wine stain, don’t panic. It will come out and your carpet or upholstery will look beautiful again. All you have to do is call your local professional cleaners.

For more information on our carpet, upholstery and curtain cleaning services, including red wine stain removal, contact the Apple Clean team on 0800 587 4571.