Monday, 5 December 2011

National Carpet Cleaners Association

NCCA members, HomeCare Cleaning Services are long-standing professionals in cleaning carpets, rugs, upholstery, other types of floors and even patios and drives.

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To find out more about us and see our current offers, visit one of our websites:

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Care of antique & contemporary hand-woven Rugs

There was a good response to the recent feature on the difference between cleaning carpets and cleaning rugs so here is a further insight into professional rug cleaning services for antique, semi-antique and contemporary hand-woven rugs.

Does your delicate rug need cleaning? With over twenty years of experience in Oriental rug cleaning, HomeCare's expert rug cleaning service will ensure the best possible results for your rugs, to maintain their beautiful looks and colours. Each rug is treated as a one-off, with careful analysis of the correct and best cleaning and treatment to be applied.

Quality hand-woven rugs are created using fine fibres and special dyes. Having determined the most suitable cleaning for a rug's fibres, types of dye, age and condition, the cleaning must be undertaken with the utmost care and attention.

It is important to take very special care when cleaning - water at a suitable temperature and no abrasive detergents, cleaning chemicals or mechanical/electrical equipment. When a quality rug has been created over a number of weeks or months by hand, only cleaning by hand will be good enough to preserve its beauty. Tools should include natural fibre hand-brushes and a specially formulated, gentle rug shampoo for the most effective, yet gentle, cleaning.

To complete the cleaning process, rugs must be left to dry naturally at room temperature, often up to three days, as applying heat can damage fibres. To minimise inconvenience, this service can be performed away from your home - HomeCare will collect, clean and return your rug at a time that is suitable for you.

For an estimate, call or email with details and rug sizes:

Rushden 01933 318 289
Bedford 01234 389036
Northampton 01604 231 199
Mobile 07831 840720

Friday, 4 November 2011

Cleaning and Sealing Paviors, Paving, Patios ...

Your patio or driveway may need restoring to its former glory after a few seasons of punishing weather. Some of the preparation may include weed killing and oil stains removal (from barbecues or car parking) followed by the tasks of pressure washing and rinsing, re-sanding (to stabilise block paving) and cleaning / removal of residue waste, sealing block paving with acrylic or urethane sealants, re-coating of pattern imprinted concrete and renovation of tarmac surfaces (black, red or green). More detail: Patio Restoration.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

There is a difference between Cleaning Carpets and Cleaning Rugs

Have you shampooed your rug and been disappointed with the result? General shampooing can leave rugs looking dull, similar to machine-washing a delicate silk shirt or cashmere sweater.

A rug is often unique, perhaps hand made, consisting of special fine fibres and dyes. It may be primarily silk or wool - and wool used in rugs can be very different from loom wool carpets.

With care, a genuine hand-knotted Oriental rug will last a long time if protected from avoidable damage. Common problems include spilled liquids, pet stains/chewing/scratching, vacuum cleaner damage, chemical treatments, sun bleaching and general wear if they are placed in family traffic routes. Gentle frequent vacuuming (both sides) should keep dirt damage to a minimum.

Homecare has more than 20 years' experience in Oriental rug cleaning. Your rug will be cleaned with the utmost care and most suitable method for its fibres, type of dyes and age to give you the best possible results, helping to maintain their beautiful looks and vibrant colours for years to come.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

3-for-2 carpet cleaning offer is back in time for Christmas

If you have carpets or rugs in more than one room, have two carpets cleaned and your third carpet or rug can be cleaned for free of charge.

Our carpet cleaning offer also includes:
  • FREE 500ml eco carpet spotter with all orders
  • FREE Carpet Deodorisers with each clean
So have 3 carpets cleaned in Northants, Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes areas and only pay for two - the smallest carpet will be cleaned for FREE!

Visit the following Homecare Carpet Cleaning websites to take advantage of our 3 for 2 offer this autumn:

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Homecare Cleaning Services Launches New Driveways & Patios Services

Dirt trodden into your carpets is often carried from your driveway or patio. It's the same dirt but different surfaces need appropriate cleaning. 

Homecare has been cleaning carpets, rugs and upholstery since 1988 and launched their driveway and patio cleaning services a mere 23 years later! Operating in the Northants / Milton Keynes / north Bedfordshire areas, the new venture offers a comprehensive range of services with the same high level of customer care that has remained at the core of Homecare's business philosophy.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Cleaning Carpets, Floors, Patios and Driveways

Same purpose - they are all walking surface coverings - but different cleaning tools and methods are applied for different surfaces.

Carpets and rugs can be divided into those that need to feel soft underfoot, perhaps in a bedroom, and those that need to be tough and resilient for heavy footfall, such as in a commercial building. To some extent, cleaning and protection is the the same for both types. (carpet cleaning information)

Floors - soft wood, hard wood, laminate, vinyl, ceramic and so many more options, mostly hard-wearing but protection of some surfaces would be wise, e.g. wood floors, marble and travertine. Wooden flooring benefits from being 'fed' to renew moisture that may be removed during harsh cleaning, Travertine easily retains dirt and should be sealed immediately.

Outdoor flooring - driveways and patios - are difficult to protect from environmental damage - weather and weeds are the most common problems. Again, there are many different surfaces, from various types of paving to concrete and tarmac, most are cleaned with power-jet sprays of plain water. Cleaning these areas can be time consuming if they are large and all cleaning becomes more difficult as the surface deteriorates. Block paving can be sealed to help prevent  weather and weed damage; tarmac may need repair, renovation or renewal every few years, particularly following frost damage or heat-waves. (paving surface cleaning information)

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Protect your Carpet against Stains

You can protect your rugs, upholstery items and carpets against accidental spills and stains when they are new or have been cleaned.

'Scotchgard'™ forms an invisible protective seal around fibres that resists oil and water based stains and dry soiling. Whilst this is not an impenetrable barrier, it will allow more time to treat the spill before it becomes a stain. It also enables stains to be removed more easily when the carpet, rug or upholstery is professionally cleaned.

When you make a new purchase or have an existing carpet, rug, sofa, etc. cleaned by professional carpet / upholstery cleaners it is worth protecting your investment.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Benefits of an "Always Clean" Carpet programme

Carpets get dirty. Taking off outdoor shoes will reduce the amount of grit finding its way into carpet fibres but we don't live in a vacuum so there are plenty of other sources of dirt and odours from sweaty feet and paws to food odours and crumbs.

An "Always Clean" Programme provides three main benefits:

  • Carpets will not 'wear' so quickly - fibre-cutting grit is regularly removed so your carpets look better for longer.
  • Your cleaning schedule is diaried by the "Always Clean" team and carpet cleaning is carried out on a timely basis without you having to think about it making life just a little easier.
  • "Always Clean" can save you money, your carpets look great ALL the time AND there are bonuses!

Here are more reasons:
* Free Carpet Spotter every six monthly visit *
* Special offers only for "Always Clean" Clients *
* Emergency Stain Removal Service *

For details of "Always Clean" Carpets in Northants / Northamptonshire, click through to your nearest team:
Carpets Always Clean, Rushden
Carpets Always Clean, Northampton
Carpets Always Clean, Wellingborough

Also: Always Clean in Milton Keynes, Bucks, & Bedford Carpet Care programme.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Carpet Quality and Styles

Good quality British carpets are manufactured using traditional wire looms. Carpets woven with premium quality 100% wool and wool rich blends using fine Worsted or woollen yarns can be a big investment therefore it pays to look after them and they will service a family for years.

  • The standard yarn used in the carpet industry is woollen yarn. It is coarser than worsted yarn and will be preferred for commercial contract products.
  • Worsted yarn is finer than woollen yarn with more clarity and depth of colour.
  • Cut Pile describes carpets where each tuft is cut, giving a velvety finish.
  • Where each carpet tuft left uncut, it remains a loop. Loop pile reflects more light therefore colours blend more softly than with cut pile. Often referred to as Berber, Flemish migrant weavers introduced the loop technique to the UK, therefore it is also known as Brussels loop pile.

Carpets are best treated as other household items - you dust or vacuum regularly and clean to remove dirt and smells. Regular carpet cleaning or maintenance cleaning will often extend the life of a quality carpet by a number of years.

Carpet cleaning in your area:
Carpet cleaners in Wellingborough
Carpet cleaners in Milton Keynes
Carpet care in Bedfordshire
Carpet care in Northants

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

3-for-2 rug cleaning offer extended

If you have two rugs to be cleaned, your third rug can be cleaned for free, no charge. Visit the following websites to take advantage of having three rugs cleaned for the price of two during May:

Monday, 4 April 2011

The Process of Car Interior Cleaning

By Margaret Adams

Through time, your car's interior could be accumulating more and more dirt inside. In fact, you may never notice, however your interior could be suffering from too much baggage - dirt, sand, grime, food crumbs, wrappers, spills, and other things. And if everything accumulates, you might be finding a car interior that smells funny but also an interior that does not look nice. At all.

Cleaning can be something that you may not want to do. However, keep in mind that it would cost you a couple hundred in cash to have everything cleaned up by a professional service center. Remember, though, that you can actually do it yourself and just sacrifice a couple of hours to do this type of work. You will not need anything sophisticated or high technology. Just get out your vacuum cleaner and a couple of other household products and you will be on to a start to cleaning up your car's interior.

You should first remove the floor mats from your car. Then, once outside, shake them off. Try to remove any kind of debris that could have stuck itself on them. Your car's carpets are one of the most likely things where dirt gets accumulated.

After that task, use your vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment. Use this to vacuum any dirt on all the seats of your car. Pay close attention to the crevices and the spaces between the cushions. Dirt also likes to hide there. You would also need to carefully vacuum the bottom of your seats as well as the back. Be sure that before you do any vacuuming, your seats are free from trash and coins. These could clog up your vacuum and delay your interior cleaning duties. After that, it is time to turn your vacuuming to your car's floor as well as the floor mats. When clean, put the floor mats back in.

Check your car seat cushions. If you see any stains, you can use a damp towel to apply carpet shampoo. However, make sure that you use only a small amount and work it up into a light lather. And when done, you can wipe the shampoo away. Let it dry.

As per your car's windows and glass, you can use a window cleaner. A newspaper would do the best job in cleaning these.

And the best of it all, let the air in. This would throw away any kind of funny smell out of your car. []Mazda Parts and Mazda Auto Parts manufactures and sells []Mazda body parts and Mazda accessories.

Margaret Adams is the present manager of the largest auto manufacturing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This 35 year old maiden is a certified car enthusiast.

Article Source: The Process of Car Interior Cleaning

Monday, 21 March 2011

Check the dirt level in the bag before Vacuuming your Carpet

Get Into the Habit of Changing Your Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Bags Regularly
By []Julie-Ann Amos

How often do you change your Kirby vacuum cleaner bags? In fact, how often do you change your bags even if you have another brand of vacuum altogether?

A lot of people probably wouldn't even have a clue how often they change them. Most people would simply say "when the bag is full up." But that could be leaving it too late.

The same applies to handheld vacuums too. Dirt Devil vacuum bags for example will only hold so much before they cease to be so effective. You probably bought your vacuum cleaner because you knew it had a good reputation for cleaning your carpets in a very effective way.

But you need to work with it if your Kirby vacuum cleaner bags or Dirt Devil vacuum bags are going to give you the best possible service all the time.

It's understandable to want to get the most out of your vacuum bags. Some people think it is worth making them last as long as possible because they can save money by not having to replace their bags too soon. But this can backfire on you if you aren't careful.

For example, did you know that leaving the bag to get too full up can lead to the motor in your vacuum beginning to overheat? It's true - and if it goes on too long or if you do this regularly, you could end up with a broken vacuum cleaner because the motor could burn out completely. And that will mean having to buy a new one.

But if you check your Dirt Devil vacuum bags regularly - or whatever brand of bags you use for your own vacuum cleaner - you will find that you can get an even better performance out of your vacuum than you thought was possible.

As you can see, it pays to keep an eye on how full your vacuum bags are getting. It's a good idea to check how full it is before you start using your vacuum each time. Then if it needs changing you can do it before you begin. The best idea of all is to check it once you have finished vacuuming though, because then you can change the bag so that it is ready for the next time you need it. Kirby vacuum cleaner bags are not too expensive to buy, so you can easily stock up and change them whenever you need to.

Julie-Ann Amos is a professional writer. She regularly writes on the topic of Kirby vacuums and []vacuum bags. She recommends keeping a regular supply of []vacuum bags.

Article Source: [] Get Into the Habit of Changing Your Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Bags Regularly

Monday, 7 March 2011

Interesting d-i-y 'green' article

Go Green by Using Natural Cleaning Products and Avoid Dangerous Chemicals
By Dorothy Loll

Have you questioned "how toxic are my household cleaning supplies?" If you haven't considered the potential dangers of what may be in your cupboard then you likely will be surprised when you come to the realization that many of these ordinary household cleaning supplies are dangerous and toxic. Cleaning ingredients vary in the degree and type of health hazard that they present. Some may irritate the skin while others are responsible for respiratory irritation, chemical burns and cancer. There is an additional threat when chemicals are combined, such as chlorine and ammonia. This is why many households are turning to natural cleaning products to not only protect themselves, but the environment as well.

Natural cleaning products are safer for humans and pets and less damaging to the environment as they are non-toxic. Added advantages of natural cleaning products are that they smell fresher, clean as well or better than toxic chemicals, and are cost-efficient. The average American uses about 40lbs of toxic household cleaning products each year. By switching to natural cleaning products you are able to protect yourself, your family and the environment from harmful chemicals.

Homemade cleaning products can be made very easily with natural cleaning ingredients. Following are some basic ingredients and uses:

Vinegar: Vinegar is a wonderful all purpose homemade cleaning product that is eco friendly and effective in every room in the home. A simple solution of one part vinegar and one part water will clean nearly every surface, appliance and fixture in the home. In the kitchen it is used to clean counter tops, appliances and all surfaces including the greasy walls above the stovetop. In the bathroom, its uses include cleaning the bathtub, the sinks and the toilet bowl (use straight vinegar here). In the laundry room, it can be used as a fabric softener in the laundry by adding one half cup during the rinse cycle. Vinegar is also used for mopping floors (avoid on hardwood floors for removing grease, mildew and wax, to clean windows, brick and stone and to clean walls.

Baking Soda: Baking soda is another natural, eco friendly all purpose cleaner that is used to clean, deodorize, remove stains and soften fabrics. Baking soda can be sprinkled onto a damp sponge or cloth to clean countertops, bathtubs, sinks, ovens and fiberglass. It is also a wonderful deodorizer, eliminating smells.

Borax: Borax is used to kill mold. It can also be used to enhance the cleaning power of soap. Caution must be taken when small children and pets are in the home as it can be toxic to both if consumed.

Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is a popular non toxic cleaning product and is used for removing stains from clothing, cutting through grease and removing perspiration stains from clothing. It is also used as a bleach alternative. In the bathroom it can be used to remove soap scum and hard water deposits. Sprinkle a little baking soda on a cut lemon and scrub stains and surfaces. To create a furniture polish mix one-half cup of lemon juice with one cup of olive oil.

Dorothy Loll is an internet marketing entrepreneur who promotes living a green lifestyle.

Article Source:  Go Green by Using Natural Cleaning Products and Avoid Dangerous Chemicals

Monday, 28 February 2011

Rug & Carpet After-Cleaning Tips

How long your carpet takes to dry depends upon many things, including: humidity, air movement and the depth of soiling previously in the carpet (resulting in the amount of solution used). Some simple steps will protect and prolong the enjoyment of your freshly cleaned carpet:

  • Keep traffic to a minimum on the carpet for at least four and up to eight hours.
  • Remember that walking from a wet carpet onto a hard surface can be very slippery!
  • If your carpet has been protected with foil or foam under the legs of wooden or metal furniture, leave them in place until your carpet is completely dry.
  • Children and pets should be kept off the freshly cleaned carpets.
  • Remove outdoor shoes to minimise the amount of new dirt being applied!
  • If you had a fabric Scotchgard TM system applied following the cleaning, allow 24 hours of cure time prior to allowing anything or anyone on the carpet.
These tips are from HomeCare Cleaning Services.

Friday, 11 February 2011

The Most Eco Friendly Carpet Cleaning You’ve Ever Seen or it’s FREE

Eco Carpet Care on 0800 191 0706 offers ecologically friendly carpet care and a FREE quotation in the counties of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.

Eco Carpet Care promises to deliver to you the most Eco Friendly carpet cleaning system you have ever seen!
Rugs, curtains & upholstery can also be cleaned using the safest, eco friendly products without any compromise on quality, making your home cleaner, fresher and safer for you and your family to enjoy.

Eco Carpet Care on 0800 191 0706 for a FREE Healthy Home Audit, advice on stain removal, plus full written quotation and guarantee.

Monday, 31 January 2011

Tips for Cleaning Upholstery

The tricky part is to determine the safest cleaning procedure for optimum cleaning results. Unless you are familiar with a number of products, some research is necessary. Once you have made that choice, this is the recommended order of action:

  • Vacuum thoroughly to remove dry 'particulate' soil.
  • Pre-treat with a suitable solvent to emulsify oils in the arms and head rest areas.
  • Pre-spotting as necessary.
  • Preconditioning to suspend packed oils and soil.
  • Thorough but gentle rinse with maximum extraction using a suitable machine hired for the job.
  • Depending on the fabric, touch-up and finish.

If your furniture is past its best, it may be a risk worth taking but saving money may cost you dear if you want to keep your suite looking good for a few more years. It could help to talk to a professional and compare the cost of cleaning with the cost of having to shop for a new suite.

Paraphrasing a Red Adair quote, "If you think a professional is expensive, just wait and see what an amateur could cost you."

Picking up the phone for a quote is cheap and easy - a quotation should be free.

Start here for upholstery cleaning quotes in the Northants, Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes areas.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Industry Standards - Carpet Cleaning Procedure

There are industry standards for carpet cleaning: PAS 86: 2008 from NCCA (National Carpet Cleaners Association) to ensure the best possible carpet cleaning job.

  • Pre vacuuming - thorough vacuuming with powerful vacuums to remove all dry soil - including edges and corners.
  • Furniture Moving - utmost care is exercised in moving furniture items to access and clean carpet underneath. Upon careful reposition, moisture resistant tabs or blocks are placed to protect carpet and furniture from moisture damage.
  • Spotting - special reagents will be applied where necessary in attempts to remove persistent spots and spills. Specialised spotting may incur an additional charge.
  • Preconditioning - application of specifically formulated surfactants to increase soil suspension, thus minimising moisture retention, will be applied to heavily soiled areas.
  • Thorough Cleaning - all areas are custom cleaned using the finest equipment and cleaning compounds for the removal of maximum soil and care of fibres. All areas are rinsed for maximum soil and cleaning solution removal.
  • Nap/Pile Setting - a final grooming will aid in restoring the fluff and set of carpet fibres for maximum resilience. It assures faster drying and provides a finished, detail look.
  • Minimum Dry Time - ensure that the carpet is dried and returned to normal use within a reasonable time after cleaning with proper air flow and /or ventilation. Times will vary with the degree of soiling, humidity and temperature. Windows should be left open to assist drying, or heating system switched on after cleaning has finished.

The NCCA welcomes professional carpet cleaners.

(published courtesy of NCCA member, Homecare Cleaning Services)

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Misconceptions about Carpet Cleaning

There are 6 costly misconceptions about carpet cleaning detailed below, as provided by Phil Vissian of HomeCare Carpet Cleaning Services of Milton Keynes, Bedford and Northants. (There are also 4 recommendations and 9 questions you should ask before inviting a carpet cleaner into your home - these are addressed on the website.)


No. Dirt is an abrasive - like sandpaper. Every time you step on the carpet, you grind dirt into your carpet fibres. This cuts your carpet, just as if you had used a knife, causing it to wear out faster. A dirty carpet will not last nearly as long as a clean carpet. Even though vacuuming helps, it's simply not enough. The longer you wait to have your carpet cleaned, the more damage you do to your carpet and the faster it wears out.


No. As you probably know, outdoor air contains pollens, fungi, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust fumes and hundreds of other chemicals. When you and other members of your family enter your home, you carry those pollens, bacteria and chemicals in your hair and on your skin, clothing and shoes. Not surprisingly, all those chemicals, pollens and bacteria end up in your carpet.

If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema or other breathing problems, one major source of your problem could be the pollens, fungi and chemicals in your carpet.

In addition, tobacco smoke contains over 4000 different chemical compounds, 43 of which cause cancer. Even if you don't smoke, those chemicals get on your shoes and as a result, are carried into your home and deposited in your carpet. If you are sensitive to cigarette smoke, you might find that you'll breathe easier after you employ a company to remove those harmful chemicals out of your carpet.

So, in addition to removing the dirt, another important reason to clean your carpet is to rid it of pollens, fungi, bacteria, chemicals and the tars and residue from tobacco smoke.


No. You can choose from two primary methods - Dry cleaning or hot water extraction. At Homecare Cleaning services we use both systems- you make the choice. First, I'll explain dry cleaning. Many people believe that dry cleaning your carpets is like dry cleaning your clothing. This is not true. All carpet cleaning methods use water in one form or another
When a carpet cleaner uses dry foam, shampoo is applied to your carpet, allowed to dry then the dried shampoo is extracted into a vacuum. Can you imagine applying shampoo to your hair, allowing it to dry and then removing the shampoo from your head with a vacuum? This method can leave a residue in your carpet, which is one reason why dry foam is not very effective. For soiled or stained carpets in the home, this system is best suited to regular maintenance cleaning for commercial carpets. I do not recommend this method for cleaning carpets in the home, as residues attract soil.

The Dry Chemical method is similar to dry foam. The major difference is that the operator sprays a product onto the carpet, then sets a large cotton bonnet on your carpet. Using a rotary machine, the bonnet spins from side to side, absorbing the dirt that's in the carpet. After the bonnet is saturated with dirt, another cotton bonnet is applied. Bonnet cleaning is like trying to use a large towel to rub the dirt out of your carpet. Like dry foam, it's not very effective, especially if your carpets are dirty. It can also fracture the carpet fibres. As above, I believe this to be a system which has its place for maintaining lightly soiled carpets.

The dry-compound method spreads an absorbent mixture that looks like wet sawdust all over carpet. Then the machine brushes the mixture into the carpet, Which causes dirt to absorb into the mixture. When the mixture has dried, a vacuum cleaner removes the cleaning substance out of the carpet. This is the HOST Dry Carpet Cleaner System. It is recommended by over 70 carpet mills, and is Europe's No. 1 Dry Carpet Cleaner System. We provide this popular system which leaves carpets dry upon completion.
The Second carpet cleaning method is called Hot water extraction. This is a short description which indicates that a hot water cleaning solution is forced under high pressure into the carpet and then extracted from the fibres. This method is also referred to as steam cleaning even though steam is not used. Excellent results can be acquired with this system as its deep cleaning action fully penetrates every fibre and extracts over 90% of the moisture from the carpet being cleaned. (We follow the National Carpet Cleaning Associations' Approved 12 step Professional Cleaning System.)

Shaw Industries, the world's largest carpet manufacturer, recommends hot water extraction, as do Wilton Royal. In order to achieve even better results, Homecare Cleaning Services uses a Powerful Truck mounted cleaning machine, these superior Machines extract more dirt & moisture from your carpet, leaving it cleaner & drier. We also use Cleaning products that are Biodegradable.

All Products are safe & non toxic and no soapy residues are left on the carpet.

The most effective way to clean a carpet is with a hot-water extraction unit which thoroughly extracts dirt, harmful bacteria, fungi, chemicals, pollens and tobacco residue from your carpet. There are machines that use cold and even warm water to remove dirt (i.e. hire machines) but they are not as effective as the hot water extraction method. The most powerful machines are truck mounted, Homecare Cleaning Services are the first in the county to offer the power of Truck mounted cleaning - once you've tried our system you'll never try another.

Some people believe that hot water damages your carpet, but this isn't true. By washing and rinsing your carpet with hot water, we clean your carpet completely - in the same way that a person showers and rinses off the dirt and soap will be cleaner than the person who takes a sponge bath.


Not True. Many companies own hot-water cleaners, but a large number of employees/owner operators don't know how to use them. You probably know of someone who has bought the high-tech computer on the market, but didn't learn how to use it for a year or more. The same is true with carpet cleaning machines. The company may own good equipment, but the employees may not know how to use it correctly. This is why it's important that you choose your carpet cleaning company carefully.

The best carpet cleaning companies are those that have been fully trained by Prochem Training School or the National Carpet Cleaners Association. A carpet cleaning company cannot buy these certifications, only through study, experience and the successful completion of formal written examinations, can companies become full members. Cleaners who are certified by the N.C.C.A have, in effect, earned a degree in carpet cleaning.

The N.C.C.A provides written credentials to companies it certifies. So before you choose a carpet cleaner, ask to see written proof of the company's .N.C.C.A certification. DO NOT EMPLOY 'COWBOY' COMPANIES. Your furnishings are a valuable asset.


Not true, here are two important points to consider.

  • The price you see offered may not be for the services you want performed.

    Before you select a company, decide what you want to accomplish. If you want the carpet cleaner to remove only some of the dirt, you can choose from hundreds of companies that use shampoo systems or other cleaning methods, or you can even rent a machine if you wish to do the job yourself.

    On the other hand, if you want your carpet thoroughly cleaned - if you want to remove the harmful dirt, bacteria, pollens, chemicals and tobacco residues, then you need to hire a company that uses a professional hot water extraction system. This is the only way to assure that your carpet remains healthy and free from dirt, disease-causing bacteria and abrasive chemicals. So, remember that the price you see offered may not be for the services you want performed.
  • The price you see advertised may not be the price you pay.

    Many home-owners have learned that the low price they saw advertised was not the amount that they were charged. If you have ever hired a carpet cleaner, you too may have been the victim of false or misleading advertising. You probably learned the hard way that some carpet cleaners offer a cheap price - usually between £8.00 and £12.00 per room - and then pressure you into paying a lot more once they get inside your home. Not my company. OUR REPUTATION IS YOUR GUARANTEE.

As in all businesses and professions, the carpet cleaning industry has its share of bad apples. I take no pleasure in telling you this but some are unethical - and, sadly, a few are dishonest. By their misleading advertising and false promises, they cast a dark shadow on our entire industry.

Then you'll find other carpet cleaners - experienced professionals, like me, who work hard to earn your trust and respect.

As a way of improving our profession, I've dedicated my business to educating the public. The only way to make an intelligent decision is to have the facts you need. This is why I have written this message. In order to help promote my efforts at consumer education, I am a full member of both National Carpet Cleaner Association and Proclean (Professional Cleaners Association). My company is dedicated to raising standards in the cleaning industries.


I wish this was true, but it isn't. Customers often think that if they want to clean four rooms and the price is £25.00 per room, then the price will be £100.00. But this isn't always true.

Honest, reputable carpet cleaning companies usually price carpet cleaning by the square foot. So, if you would like me to tell you the exact cost of cleaning your carpet, I need to know the exact number of square feet that you want cleaned. To get an accurate measurement, I have a measuring wheel I use to calculate the exact size of your carpet area. We measure the rooms in question and multiply the square feet by the price; this is a fairer system for both parties.

You'll be glad to know that the carpeted area to be cleaned is not nearly as great as most people think. For example, if you want your entire home cleaned and your home is nearly 2000 square feet, the amount of carpeting to be cleaned might be only 1200 square feet. This is because most home measurements are outdoor measurements. Plus, I deduct the area taken up by walls, room dividers and like. The result is that the actual area to be cleaned is usually only about 60% of the square footage of your home. One must be honest and fair. This has been my success: COMPLETE A HIGH QUALITY JOB PROFESSIONALLY AT A FAIR PRICE.

Here are the links for your local Homecare Cleaning Services web sites:
Homecare Carpet Cleaning Milton Keynes
Homecare Carpet Cleaning Bedford
Homecare Carpet Cleaning Rushden
Homecare Carpet Cleaning Wellingborough
Homecare Carpet Cleaning Northampton