Carpet Cleaning - Professional Cleaners St Albans
Herts Carpet Cleaning are a professional carpet cleaning company based in St Albans
We cover the whole of Hertfordshire and North London, including St Albans, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, Hatfield, Radlett, Stevenage, Enfield, Watford and many other places.
Steam cleaning is the most effective method of cleaning and maintaining your carpets. We use the hot water extraction method, which flushes the dirt and pollutants from the carpet fibres.
Replacing carpets after accidents, spills and pets can be very expensive. At Herts Carpet Cleaning, we offer a reliable professional carpet cleaning service at affordable prices saving you money having to replace your carpets.
We help your carpets look like new at amazing prices. Regular carpet cleaning and maintenance can more than double the life of a carpet.
This represents a considerable saving in the long term. We recommend our customers consider a professional carpet clean within the first 3-6 months of the carpets being laid.
At this stage, your carpets will retain their high quality appearance and often last way beyond customers’ expectations.
Why not give your whole house a spring clean and get your rugs and upholstery cleaned at the same time?
Our steam carpet cleaning
INSPECTION & TESTING
We check the type of carpet and fibres, and test for colour fastness / bleed on patterned carpets. This step is very important to make sure the right cleaning agents and techniques are applied to your carpets.
DRY SOIL REMOVAL
At this stage we remove of any surface dirt, dust and grit from your carpets. This prevents any residual dirt becoming attached to your carpets when performing the hot water extraction.
The treatment we apply to your carpets before steam cleaning breaks down any larger spots and soil that may be harder to shift.
We work the carpet fibres from four different directions to further lift the carpet pile and to enable a deeper steam clean.
HOT WATER EXTRACTION
This is where we use our high-powered carpet cleaning equipment to lift all the dirt that has been been dislodged and kills bacteria. The machines we employ use twin vacuum motors to remove the vast majority of water and ensure minimal drying times of only a few hours.
Careful attention is given to spots and stains, which may have been there a while. 99% of the time we are able to remove them! We will advise beforehand if we are not able to treat them.
REALIGN & GROOM
After the carpet cleaning method we continue our work by grooming and aligning the fibres to ensure the best visual finish possible.We use a brush to fluff up the fibres and leave the pile aligned. Overall we leave your carpet looking great!
Your carpet cleaning questions answered:
A: We use the very latest professional equipment and industrial strength chemicals. Not only that we also give your carpet, rugs and upholstery a thorough pre-vacuum first before we even begin to clean! This is free of charge and can make an enormous difference to the end result. Most of carpet cleaners never pre-vacuum first, why you see poorer results.
A: Every stain or spot will be treated, however some stains are permanent, so we cannot guarantee their complete removal, but will certainly do our very best to remove them. Certain dyes from food coloring and other products such as pollens, tannin from tea, coffee etc, can cause permanent damage to carpets. Complete removal can be dependent on the length of time the stain has been in existence, so it’s imperative to have them treated at once.
A: It will vary depending on the method of cleaning, the amount of ventilation and type of carpet or rug. However, even when our water based cleaning is used, our drying equipment reduces the drying time greatly. Carpets are normally fully dry between 2 to 6 hours with most being dry within 4 hours. Upholstery can take a little longer and we would recommend you wait until the following day until using your furniture after cleaning, but in many cases it is less than that.
A: There are a few factors to consider – the amount of soiling in the carpet, the length of pile, the weather, the temperature and humidity in the property. Part of a professional carpet cleaner’s skill is to clean the carpets as thoroughly as possible and leave the carpets as dry as possible. However with our latest equipment and methods they should be dry in 4 to 6 hours. Upholstery furniture can take double than carpet to dry.
A: Some carpets are prone to shrinkage, however even these will not shrink if they are cleaned correctly. We can inspect this at the time of our visit, take appropriate measures and safest method of cleaning for prevention.
A: It all depends on the size of room, level of soiling, how much furniture is in the room, etc. Again with the latest equipment we use, we will complete the work as fast as possible in order that your home or premises will return to normal in time.
A: Absolutely not! Hot water extraction is the method preferred by Shaw Industries and many other leading carpet manufacturers. It is considered by many to be the best method of removing embedded soil and other contaminants.
A: This is a protection treatment that can be applied to carpets and upholstery following the cleaning process. They act like a wax coating on a car’s paintwork. They won’t stop a suite or carpet getting dirty but they will slow the process down. Because they prevent the soils and spills from sticking to the fibres and it will also make it easier to remove marks and mop up spills. This helps prevent many unsightly permanent stains.
A: Yes, it works in conjunction with the correct day to day maintenance. Most carpet cleaners do not give sufficient information when they sell protection which,is important if it is to work for you.
A: Usually once at 12 months, but this depends by the number of people living in your house, weather, pets, etc.
A: Not at all! Professional carpet cleaners need to have very expensive equipment to carry out this kind of work successfully. Less expensive equipment leaves large amounts of residue and moisture behind that may cause rapid re-soiling and possible damage to your carpets, rugs and upholstery. Additionally, most carpet cleaning problems are related to technical error, hence the need for proper training. Too low a price is a very questionable sign indeed. You get what you pay for!