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When people think of cleaning their carpets and upholstery, they often consider whether they should have Stain Guard Protection applied. Stain guard protection for your upholstery and carpets is a wise move, however most people have a misconception about stain guard protection. Let Fast Clean explain the mechanics of the product for all of those people wondering, “How does Stain Guard Protection work?
The most common mistaken belief about Stain Guard Protection, is the idea that despite relentlessly abusing carpets and furniture, adding a fabric protector will keep them brand new. This is simply not the fact, even with Stain Guard Protection, persistent mistreatment of upholstery and carpets will show wear and tear. Stain Guard Protection products will protect your furniture and carpets and prolong the showing of deterioration, but it’s not full proof. So how does Stain Guard Protection work?
This technology is intended to prevent stains, dirt, and grime from penetrating into the fibres of your carpets and upholstery. The chemical is safe and extremely effective when applied correctly with the accurate measurements and techniques. What does that mean? If you buy a can of Stain guard protection obviously the strength of that product is not the same as what they provide to professionals. The reason the concentration is so much lower is simple, the company does not want to pay to replace furniture and carpet for every disgruntled customer who decides to apply more than is recommended because they think their carpets or furniture need more protection.
If the product is applied properly, it will create a protective shield that repels liquid, dirt and grime, thus giving you the time you need to clean the spills and prevent stains. If you spill red wine for instance, and the carpet does not have Stain Guard Protection, you will see the carpet turn a pink colour as the wine absorbs into the fibres. If you spill that same glass of wine and your carpet is Stain Guard Protected, you will see the wine bead up and remain on top of the carpet. By repelling the liquid, you can run and grab some paper towel, apply it to the spill and let the liquid absorb into that, rather than your carpet. Let’s say you spill the wine and you have Stain Guard Protected, but you decide to leave the wine and not clean it up because you have Stain Guard Protection, it could eventually set in. The purpose of Stain Guard Protection is to give you the time you need to prevent a stain. The problem is some people think because they have carpet protection they never have to clean their carpets again. Wrong.
The other fantastic benefit of Stain Guard Protection is the prevention of wear patterns in the carpet. If you have ever looked closely at peoples carpets you can usually see where they walk most often. The carpets in high traffic areas often discolour from wear and tear. The protective shield of the Stain Guard Protection prolongs the beauty of those areas and prevents the carpet from discolouring as quickly. However, as I have mentioned earlier the product is not full proof, even though it prevents the carpet from discolouring the constant rubbing and pressure on the carpet does flatten the fibres in high traffic areas. The high traffic areas with Stain Guard Protection stay new looking much longer than without, but again don’t expect miracles, although Stain Guard Protection is a great product it isn’t magic.
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It may seem cheaper to hire a carpet cleaning machine – but is it really?
It has amazed us to see how popular hiring a carpet cleaning has become. Visit many of the local retail stores and you will see stands and adverts past the tills encouraging you to hire a “professional” carpet cleaning machine. So why is this so bad you may be thinking?
On top of the hire fee itself you have your time to consider.
You have the added extras such as water costs and electricity costs, plus petrol in collecting and returning the rental machine – and the cost for the generic cleaning solution as well
Just how good is that machine you are hiring – to achieve a perfect clean you need a powerful, modern machine
Will you be able to deep clean and remove all carpet stains with just the supplied machine and purchased universal fluid
Obviously we are biased, but our bias comes from our desire to provide the very best carpet cleaning and stain removal for every job we undertake. There is a reason we invested so much in to our machines. It isn’t just about the superior suction and cleaning ability, nor the fact our carpets are not “soaked with water” which can cause damage and also further staining or issues – it is about having the best available to do the job properly.
You may get lucky with your hire machine, it may remove the surface staining that is bothering you, it may give an increased appearance of cleanliness to your carpets – but then again it may not, or worse still it may actually just mask and hide the dirt and grime that is lurking all the way to the pile of your carpets.
We are regularly called to houses that have rented a carpet cleaning machine, only to still need a professional carpet cleaner!
This really is a nightmare scenario for you. You have spent money and time in the hope of cutting costs, only to end up wasting all of this and having to pay more than if you had just contacted a carpet cleaning professional in the first case.
There is a reason we have a whole tray full of specific cleaning solutions, each designed to tackle different types of stains from organic or protein based to water or oil based. Sometimes to get the perfect clean we need to treat the stain, in the correct order of products.
An example of this is a spilled cup of coffee – how this is tackled depends entirely on how the coffee was made. Was it a black coffee, was it made with milk or even cream – how much sugar was in it? Each of these stain components will require different cleaning solutions to remove the stain fully. It is this level of knowledge that can really make a difference to removing your carpet stain.
So please call in the professionals we could save you a mint. Fast Clean 0191 4203500.
How Often Should l Have My Carpets Cleaned!!!
The easiest way to keep your carpets looking and feeling great is to clean them regularly. But what does "regularly" mean? How often should carpet be cleaned? Well, some of it depends on your circumstances. Some questions to consider when determining how often you should clean your carpets include.
Do you have pets?
Do you have allergies?
Does anyone in the household smoke?
How heavy is foot traffic in each carpeted area?
If you have a small household without pets, young children, or smokers, you may be able to get away with vacuuming just once a week. However, a good general rule for the average household is to vacuum twice a week, and have your carpets professionally cleaned once a year. For high-traffic households with pets, children, or smokers, we recommend cleaning your carpets anywhere between three and seven times a week, depending on how soiled the area is.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CLEAN SPILLS AND STAINS?
While thinking about how often to clean your carpets, don’t forget about stains. Any spills you see should be cleaned up immediately to reduce the risk of stains. You can even clean your carpet padding to keep the stain from spreading and causing additional damage and odors. If stains happen frequently in your home, consider purchasing stain resistant carpets and rugs to help you tackle spills with ease.
THE BENEFITS OF REGULARLY VACUUMING YOUR CARPETS
REMOVES DANGEROUS PARTICLES
Carpets harbor a variety of items, including dirt, dust, pet dander, food particles, and any items that are transferred from your shoes into the carpet fibres. Unless these items are removed often, they can embed themselves into the carpet fibres, causing stains, odours, and potentially permanent damage. Even worse, these particles can spread germs, bacteria, and diseases throughout your home. To ensure that your family and guests stay safe, keep your carpets clean with regular vacuuming.
EXTENDS THE LIFE OF YOUR CARPETS
Removing particles isn't the only reason to clean your carpets. Over time, the dirt and grime in your carpets will work like sandpaper to degrade the carpet fibres and cause irreversible damage. Each step on a dirty carpet can wear away at the carpet’s structure, making you lose a costly investment faster. To ensure that your carpets last as long as possible, it’s important to clean them often.
IMPROVE THE LOOK OF YOUR CARPETS
Clean carpets are bright, plush, and welcoming. Vacuuming your carpets can make your home feel more inviting and comfortable for guests and family members alike. When you take the time to vacuum your carpets every week, you can protect your investment from damage and potentially even increase its lifespan.
CALL ON THE EXPERTS FOR A PROFESSIONAL CARPET CLEANING
Vacuuming can take care of weekly maintenance, but your carpets require a deeper clean at least once a year. Our carpet cleaning services include deep vacuuming and hot water extraction to restore your carpets to their original beauty. Trained technicians use the proper cleaning solutions and technologies to remove stains, germs, allergens, trapped-in soil, and other materials to keep your carpets looking beautiful. Call us today to schedule an annual carpet cleaning with the experts at Fast Clean.
How To Remove Chocolate Stains From Your Carpet
We are company, that specialise in Carpet Cleaning and Upholstery Cleaning, End of tenancy cleaning and many more cleaning services, but we can give you some FREE advice how to remove chocolate stains from your carpet.
As we all know, our carpets are so prone to stains. Yes, my carpets get stains quite often to since they are exposed to people and pets as it is on the floor which we are walking on every day. The more it is exposed to usage, the greater chances for our carpets to accumulate stains from different kinds of carpet stain sources.
Our carpets can get lots of stains if we have kids. You know, kids always want to play. And they are not that aware of what they are doing. Sometimes they are eating foods and then throw it wherever. So our carpet then gets stains.
Today, I have prepared some tips on how to get stains out of carpets. Below are the steps on how to get stains out of carpets.
How to get stains out of carpets: Chocolate
1. Whenever you saw chocolate stains on your carpet, you have to act right away. The longer we let it be there, the harder for us to remove chocolate stains from our carpet.
2. The first step on removing chocolate carpet stains is to scrape excess chocolate. If its a bit liquid you have to let it hard first by chilling with ice cubes. When its a bit harder, get a knife and scrape it. Put in on a piece of paper then throw it a way. Once you are done scraping, you kneed to clean the knife as well to get rid of spreading the chocolate stains.
3. Checking the type of carpet is the next step. You have to check the type of carpet because for every type of carpet has certain cleaning techniques needed. For example, carpet made of natural materials like grass, sisal or wool can be damaged by too much liquid. If you aren't sure what technique can be applied for your carpet then you can contact us for FREE advice.
4. Prior to proper cleaning, you have to test if the carpet wont bleach with the carpet stain removal solution you are planning to use.
5. To initially clean the chocolate stains, put over the chocolate stained area a clean cloth with alcohol. Press it using a spoon. Alcohol will take away the fat from chocolate which will make it a lot easier to remove the chocolate stains.
6. Clean the area using your detergent solution. Dampen your clean cloth and press it over the chocolate stained area.
7. Blot the area to remove extra liquids.
8. Repeat the procedure until the area is totally clean.
9. Rinse by spraying liquid then blot.
10. Let the area dry by putting putting a clean white cloth. Put some weights over the clean white cloth.
For FREE advice please don't hesitate to contact us Fast Clean 0191 4203500.
How You Can Clean Your Area Rugs?
Area Rugs are useful things which warm up your floors, inject color and pattern into your home, and create zones in different parts of your living space. But as it is said that nothing comes alone, same as that area rug comes with stains and debris. Therefore, it is very essential to know how to clean your area rug.
The initial step towards expanding the life of your area rug is to identify its material. The reason behind this is different material requires unique cleaning methods and substances. Another way is to consult an professional area rug cleaning service to examine the cleaning method based on your area rug’s dyes, origin, and fibers.
Tip: Determine the fabric of area rug because there are some area rugs which have to be cleaned annually and others can go without professional cleaning for many years.
How to Determine That you Need Professional Area Rug Cleaning?
You can hit strongly the back corner of your rug. If a huge amount of debris emerges, then it is the right time to have your area rug cleaned.
Another way is to rub the rug pile for about 10 to 15 seconds. After doing that if a lot of debris sticks to your hand, then you need to consult a professional area rug cleaner.
Also, you can pick a corner of the area rug, fold it back and observe the base of the pile. If the debris is visible, then it is the strong indication that your area rug needs to be cleaned by professionals.
After determining when to consult a professional. Now it’s time to know how to keep your area rug clean. Consider the following tips which will help you clean your area rugs.
1. Maintain It Regularly
To keep anything long-lasting it is very important to maintain it regularly, same goes with area rugs. Through regular maintenance, you can not only prolong the life of your area rugs. Start with spot cleaning, regular vacuuming, and also removing shoes before walking through your area rugs. These all are initial steps for maintenance that will avoid harm to your family members due to decreasing disease rate. Along with this, choosing a professional area rug cleaning service Fast Clean is also the best step towards keeping your area rugs clean and fresh.
2. Be Aware of Cleaning Methods
Area rugs are manufactured using different types of fibers. Therefore, the methods of cleaning them vary to a great extent. If you have decided to go for DIY cleaning for your area rugs. Then before that, it is important to know each and everything which includes in area rugs cleaning methods. At the same, if you want to save both money and time then we recommend choosing a professional area rug cleaning service.
3. Take Care While Cleaning Synthetic Rugs
If you have small synthetic rugs in your home, then you can wash it with cool water including mild detergent. Moreover, most of the synthetic rugs are hard, so in that case, wash in the machine, running a delicate or gentle cycle. Due to this, the future high-speed damage is avoided. Or else, if you have over-sized synthetic area rugs then wash one rug at a time by submerging in the cool water with half a cup of detergent.
Your search for the best service provider of area rug cleaning in the North East ends at – Fast Clean Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. Over the years, we have been providing the best rug cleaning services in The North East. Using eco-friendly cleaning solutions, we strive to provide clean and hygienic rug cleaning service.
To know more about our area rug cleaning service, you can get in touch with us 0191 4203500.
We Are Very Much Different To Other Carpet Cleaning Services In The North East!!!
Have you ever booked a carpet cleaning service and been left disappointed with the service.
Perhaps everything looked ok after the clean but after a few days later many stains and spots reappeared.
Or your carpets took forever to dry after they where cleaned and were left with a musty odour.
When you hire us, we guarantee you’ll be happy with our professional service.
If we can't remove a stain or there is damage that we believe is permanent, we’ll be honest and tell you before you part with payment.
If any spots or stains return in the days after the cleaning process, we’ll return to your home or office and re-clean completely free of charge.
In the current online world it’s more difficult than ever to make a confident decision when booking a carpet cleaning service.
Everyone declares they’re the “best” in the area and whatever one carpet cleaning service says, another will copy.
Many carpet cleaning services will try to pass-off their sub-standard budget equipment as “state of the art high-powered machinery!”
Our service we use the latest machines and use the latest cleaning techniques available.
So that no matter the situation, we have the right equipment to tackle any job, large or small, domestic or Commercial.
A red wine stain, the worst stain. No stain is welcome, but certainly not a red wine stain. You are justing getting cozy with a large glass of red wine, and then the glass spills. Panic! Now what?
First of all: don't panic. Stay calm and think of the correct first step to take. Above all, do not listen to the many "advices and solutions" that are often mentioned, because that is where the danger is. Just to inform you right off: a red wine stain is in almost all cases no problem. So call Fast Clean 0191 4203500
A number of persistent myths and the true, corresponding facts.
Myths & Facts
Myth: Sprinkle salt on the stain. The salt will extract the wine and the stain disappears.
Fact: Salt fixates colours. There is a serious risk the salt will fixate the red colour into your carpet, rug or upholstery. Should this happen, the stain cannot be removed. The result of using salt is often an even darker red stain. Certainly a no go, but it is always good to call Fast Clean, since we do not know whether the stain has been fixated or not and the stain might still be removed completely.
Myth: Pour white wine onto the stain. This results in the removal of the red wine stain.
Fact: What you actually do is dillute the red wine. This could have been done, by figure of speach, with water. The problem is, next to the fact it is a waste of your white wine, it contains sugars. Sugars are a sticky residue that attract dirt, resulting in black spots in your carpet as time goes by. Rinsing with water is not a solution, as you will never be able to remove all the sugar yourself.
Myth: Pouring milk, beer, gin, etc. on the red wine stain will make it disappear.
Fact: You attempt to remove a stain by creating another. On clothing that might not be a problem, as they can go straight into the washing machine afterwards. However, that does not apply to your carpet or upholstery. In addition, the result is far from ideal.
Myth: A red wine stain can be removed using vinegar.
Fact: Using vinegar, you take the unnecessary risk of fixating the red colour into the yarn. Vinegar is an agressive product that will damage many carpets in the long run. Also, it has a very low pH value that may cause discolouration.
Myth: A steam cleaner can remove many stains, also red wine.
Fact: A steam cleaner works at temperatures of 90°C. This is also the temperature dyers use to fixate colours into the yarns. Thus, here you also run the risk of fixating the red colour into the yarn. When this happens, the damage cannot be undone. A steam cleaner, apposed to what the manufacturer may claim on the packaging or in commercials, is not suitable for cleaning carpet or upholstery.
The first step is very simple. In case of a fresh stain, take a white cotton cloth, hold it under the cold tap, wring it out and place it flat on the stain (do not use sparkling water, this does not help. Water has the cleaning ability, air bubbles do not transport dirt). Leave the cloth to dry completely, without peaking.
If the stain is still visible after this treatment? Leave the stain to dry completely, then call Fast Clean 0191 4203500 to remove the stain easily and effectively.
Coffee stains can be difficult to remove because a typical coffee spill creates what is known as a combination stain. Plain coffee has tannins that cause stains similar to a tea or wine spill, which can be difficult to clean by itself. However, if you add cream or milk to your coffee, you have a protein stain to deal with as well.
Regardless of the stain you need to take quick action. The faster you can treat the spillage, the better your chances are at removing the stain completely.
How To Remove Coffee Stains From Your Carpet
Before applying any type of cleaning solution or stain remover, attempt to remove as much liquid from your carpet as possible by blotting the area inside to outside with a clean cloth . Never rub at the stained area, as you may spread the stain into the fibers and even into the carpet pad.
Once the area is as liquid-free as possible, there are some different techniques you can try to remove the stain. Read the following steps to determine which one will work best for you:
Water and Dishwashing Liquid
Mix a cleaning solution of two cups water and two teaspoons dishwashing liquid. Then add the solution to a spray bottle then spray the effected area and lightly blot the stain with a clean cloth or sponge. Then spray lightly with plain water and continue blotting. Repeat this process until the stain has been fully removed.
Water and Baking Soda
Another option is to create a paste of one part water and one part baking soda. Apply the paste directly to the stain and work it in gently with your fingers. Then, spray the area lightly with water and blot to remove any excess baking soda.
Water and White Vinegar
One part water mixed with one part white vinegar can also successfully remove coffee stains. Once mixed, pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray directly onto the stained area. Then blot to lighten and remove the stain. Once the area has dried completely, you may want to sprinkle a layer of baking soda over the spot to soak up any lingering vinegar odor. Let the baking soda sit for about 20 minutes before vacuuming. You should be left with a perfectly clean carpet.
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If you need any further assistants we are here to help. As we use the most advanced cleaning technology available today. Our investment in the very best equipment and also our high standards allow us to deliver exceptional quality in stain removal cleaning treatments. Fast Clean provides an effective stain removal service to all Domestic, Commercial and Industrial sectors.
How To Keep Your Carpets Clean When You Have Pets
If you have pets, then it can be hard for you to keep your carpets clean. The good news is that there are ways and means to having a clean carpet.
Wipe Your Pet’s Paws Off
You can prevent pets from putting grubby marks onto your carpets by wiping their paws off when they come in from out doors. Keep a towel close to the door. Your pet may not like this at first, but it is one of the best ways to keep your carpet clean. They will eventually understand that they will have to get their paws wiped off each time that they come into the house.
Add an Area Rug to the Room
An area rug will not only make the room look nice but it will also protect your carpet. You should put the area rug in a high-traffic area. You want to make sure that your pet spends most of their time on the area rug and not the carpet.
Use a Pet-Friendly Carpet Cleaner
If your pet has an accident, then you will need to clean it up quickly in order to prevent the stain from becoming embedded in the carpet. Make sure that you get the moisture and debris up first. After that, you will need to use pet-friendly carpet cleaner.
Keep Your Pet Clean
Keeping your pet clean will help you maintain a clean carpet. There will be less mess to transfer to the carpet if your pet is clean. You will also need to keep your pet groomed. Grooming your pet will reduce the amount of hair that ends up on the carpet.
Vacuum Your Carpet
Vacuuming regularly is one of the keys to preventing dirt and hair from building up in the carpet. You may have to vacuum your carpet several times a week. You will also need to vacuum your furniture. Any dirt that is on the furniture can easily end up on the carpet.
Professional Carpet Cleaning Service
Using a Professional carpet cleaning service has many benefits. Not only will they remove deep stains but getting your carpets cleaned once or twice a year will also extend the life of your carpet. Furthermore, a professional carpet cleaning service can remove allergens. If you are in need of a professional carpet cleaning service, then you will need to contact Fast Clean. We use only use the most latest equipment and cleaning techniques..
When looking to sell a property of any kind, you should do everything you can to leave it in the condition you’d expect to be greeted by if you were stepping into a property you’d just purchased.
Cleaning the property to your own high standards is more than acceptable, if you are generally a clean and tidy person.
If you aren’t so clean and tidy, you might be wondering what the main things are that will help you to sell your property, whether it be a commercial property or a house.
5 Top Tips for Selling your Property
Below, we have listed 5 top tips for selling your property.
1. Clean the Carpets
One of the first things people will look at when they are looking to buy any type of property is the flooring. Flooring can be expensive to replace, meaning the chance of someone moving into a property with dirty, stained or damaged flooring is lessened.
Look for a local carpet cleaner to clean your carpets and upholstery for you. If you can get your carpets and flooring looking near to new again, you will go a long way towards selling your property faster.
2. Make it Sparkle
Cleaning your home should go beyond the usual daily and weekly cleaning jobs, even if you have to hire someone to do it. This should take a day or two to complete, so you might want to call in some help. At the very least, give yourself a weekend to thoroughly clean your property to make it sparkle.
Wash the windows, inside and out. Get hold of a pressure washer to clean outdoor areas, such as a driveway, car park, patio or decking. Polish mirrors. Hoover everywhere. Give the whole property a thorough dusting. Pay attention to bathroom and kitchen areas as these can have a massive impact on whether or not the property sells.
3. Make Minor Repairs
If you are well aware of small problems that might hinder the chance of selling the property, get them fixed ASAP. Whether it’s a dodgy gate, a cracked floor tile, a small leak of any kind or something completely different, take extra care to fix small problems and this will go a long way towards helping you sell.
Try your best to depersonalise the property (this applies more to house sales than the commercial side of things). Put away any personal photographs as buyers have a hard time looking past personal effects. You want to give buyers the opportunity to imagine themselves living in the property, rather than only being able to see what the property looks like for someone else.
5. Tidy Cupboards, Wardrobes etc.
Most people will open cupboards and wardrobes to assess what the space options are like. They’ll open the fridge, look under the stairs and probably have a real snoop about. Kitchen cupboards are especially popular for snoopers, so take the time to tidy the kitchen thoroughly.--------
Call Fast Clean for Help
Our services can help to sell commercial properties, flats, houses, static caravans and holiday homes for sale.
With years of experience specialising in the cleaning of houses, commercial properties and holiday homes for sale, you can trust Fast Clean to help you sell your property by cleaning your carpets and upholstery for you.
We use highly effective, specialist products, including eco-friendly products, to ensure the best possible results that will help you sell.