Carpet cleaning pricing and selecting the right company.

How do you choose the right carpet cleaning company? Is price the best way? If you’re looking for a company to clean your carpets you’ve probably noticed that the prices vary greatly, some will charge £60 for a whole house, while others £60 for just the lounge.

So what ‘s going on here? We have two totally different services being offered here. The cheaper option is a ONE STEP clean, they will set the machine up with a detergent in the rinse tank, and start straight off rinsing the carpet. Stubborn marks are gone over a number of times to try to remove them. The operator will quickly go through the rooms as there is no preparation and it’s a ‘you get what you get’ service.

The second service involves a number of steps starting with a vacuum to remove dry soil, then a pre-conditioning spray to loosen and break down the soiling, then agitation to work the pre-conditioning spray through the pile. Now comes the rinse step, hot water is used to remove all the soil and cleaning treatments, and this is immediately vacuumed away. The more powerful the vacuum the dryer the carpets, then ‘air movers’ or fans are used to help speed up the drying.

So which is best? Firstly it should be pointed out that the cheaper service will mean much less time spent getting the best result and the operator will be in a hurry to move on to the next job, and that the more expensive service does not mean that the company make more money as they spend longer on cleaning your carpets. The second service uses the proven system we use every day for cleaning everything from our hands, our clothes, even our vehicles, that is, water and cleaning agent, agitate, rinse and then dry.

So simply put, you do get what you pay for, if you care about your carpets and you want your carpets clean and returned to almost like new go with the proven method, the method recommended by the IICRC, and by carpet manufacturers, the multi step process.

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Carpet Cleaning and Black Socks!

Carpet Cleaning and Black Socks!

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Carpet Cleaning and Black Socks! With some carpets I know that cleaning, while it will remove all the dirt, is not going to improve the carpets appearance. Some types of synthetic pile carpets, as they get older, start to capture fluff and fibres that they come into contact with. The added problem with these carpets is that vacuuming will not remove the entangled fibres, and when the fibres are from black socks the carpets will still look bad after cleaning because of the darkening from the black fibres.

 

Removing captured fibres.

When cleaning, we will simply be cleaning the black fibres. The carpet will be clean but have areas that are darker due to the trapped black fibres. So when possible we set about removing the black fibres, this is a time consuming process. The image shows the fibres removed from just one small area.

Fibres from one small area

So what is the answer? If you notice that your vacuum cleaner struggles to pick up fibres and fluff from your carpet, it may not be a problem with your vacuum, it may well be the type of carpet. You could either wear slippers if you wear black socks indoors, or start wearing white socks!

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Carpet cleaning at the last minute!

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Bedroom carpet.

Last week we had to squeeze in some carpet cleaning in Witham, excited and keen to move into their new flat a young couple were dismayed by the condition of the carpets.

With just a day to go before they were to move in we arrived. Using one of the best products for deep cleaning this type of carpet we pre-conditioned the carpet to dissolve to soiling, then using our powerful extraction machine we rinsed the carpets clean of all the soil and grease. Air movers helped to speed dry the carpets and within a few hours the carpets were not only clean, but also dry.

With that worry gone, the property took on a clean and bright feel. We were finished and the owners delighted but the work for them was not done the new owners next set about deep cleaning their new kitchen!

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Mrs Pratt – Braintree

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Mrs Pratt - Braintree
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

I was most impressed with the preparation before the cleaning. Over all a job well done!

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Testimonial 26 – Silver End

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Anonymous - Silver End
  • Customer Service
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  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

Very positive would use again and recommend.

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Mrs Banks 2 – Silver End

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Mrs Banks - Silver End 05/08/16
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

Excellent results - carpet looks like new!

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Mr Andrews – Silver End

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Mr Andrews - Silver End 20/07/16
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

Professional service. Very pleased with the results.

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Mr Collier – Silver End

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Mr Collier - Silver End 22/01/16
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

Very pleased with the results. Will definitely use Afresh again. Thank you!

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Testimonial 22 – Silver End

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Anonymous 22 - Silver End
  • Customer Service
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  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

Excellent Service as always!

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Mrs Banks 1 Silver End

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Mrs Banks Silver End
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

Excellent service as usual would definitely recommend.

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Testimonial 23 – Silver End

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Anonymous - Silver End
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

Mr Meads was fab, informative professional and knew what he was doing. I'm over the moon with the results. I will be recommending him to a long list of friends. Lovely man great job very very happy.

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Mr Kettridge – Silver End

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Mr Kettridge - Silver End
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

A very professional service. Even the stubborn marks from the carpet disappeared.

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Mrs Taylor – Witham

Mrs Taylor Testimonial Witham

Mrs Taylor - Witham
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

Fantastic service from Richard, with excellent results. Our carpet looks brand new after having it for over 9 years. Would highly recommend to anyone - Many thanks.

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Mrs Still – Witham

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Mrs Still - Witham
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

Superb service & exceptional results. Thank you so much.

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Mrs June – Braintree

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Mrs June - Braintree
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
4.5

Summary

From the quotation to the effectiveness of the service to the result - everything was done very professionally. Richard has such humility as well and would more than highly recommend. Thank you!

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Mrs Allen – Braintree

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Mrs Allen - Braintree
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

Thank you Richard for doing such a good job on my carpets. I was thoroughly pleased with the great customer service from start to finish, respectful & courteous & I happily recommend him to others.

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Mrs Wheeler – Silver End

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Mrs Wheeler - Silver End
  • Customer Service
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  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

First Class as always!

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Testimonial 51 Braintree

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Testimonial 51 Braintree
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

Thanks to Edward Walker Carpets Ltd who recommended you. I was delighted with the results and great care taken by Richard. Complete professional & charming young man. Carpet looks like brand new.

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Mrs Cleaves – Great Notley

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Mrs Cleaves - Great Notley
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

I would highly recommend Afresh. Professional & friendly service with great results.

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Mrs Ambrose – Braintree

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Mrs Ambrose - Braintree
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

I can't believe how good my carpets look. Richard is professional in every thing he done, he took extreme care. A pleasant man I would recommend to everyone. Thank you Richard.

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Mrs Bushell – Witham

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Mrs Bushell - Witham
  • Cleaning Results
  • Customer Service
  • Drying Time
4.7

Summary

Excellent customer service, Richard was extremely helpful, friendly & reliable. Really pleased with how our rug and carpet looks, its brought out all the stains & looks brand new! Will definitely be using this company again. 🙂

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Mrs Cosway – Braintree

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Mrs Cosway - Braintree
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
4.7

Summary

A very pleasing result. The floors look great. Very friendly and professional service.

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Testimonial 28

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  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

Will be recommending and booking again.

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Mrs Banks 3 – Silver End

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Mrs Banks - Silver End
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

Brilliant job - Very impressed - I will recommend!!

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Mrs McHaffie – Witham

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Mrs McHaffie - Witham
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
4.2

Summary

A very professional + impressive job, and, why we have used your services a second time personally & also in my profession as a letting agent, in that area also + Mums carpet too.

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Mr White – Silver End

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Mr White - Silver End
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

Prompt, friendly, courteous. Cleaning results are excellent, and was able to walk on carpets straight away. Would highly recommend. No large machines brought into house causing damage to walls etc. just long hoses!

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Mr Bullimore – Witham

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Mr Bullimore - Witham
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying time
5.0

Summary

Very well organised and excellent cleaning job.

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Mr Anderson – Braintree

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Mr Anderson - Braintree
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

Very Good.

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Mrs Probyn – Silver End

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Mrs Probyn - Silver End
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying Time
5.0

Summary

We were very impressed with the attention to detail, the effort and the care that was taken with the carpet cleaning in our home. We would recommend Afresh to anyone wanting cleaning to a very high standard both in terms of results and service.

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Mrs Clark – Witham

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Mrs Clark - Witham
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning Results
  • Drying time
5.0

Summary

The carpets looked really good and some tough marks came off which makes the rooms look so much better. The drying time was quick so everything could be put back swiftly. Thank you for everything.

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