Carpet cleaning companies in Colchester fit into 3 main groups:

1: The Cowboys.

Within this group you will find the cowboys who will either bombard your letterbox with flyers offering “cheap” “special” deals or here on the internet with easily available website templates offering what appears to be a good deal from a real, local carpet cleaning company. STOP and consider the consequences.

The flyers or websites will not have a full address or any contact details on them other than a mobile number (07) or a landline that doesn’t get picked up.

Carpet cleaning isn’t their main job but something they do “on the side” as bricklayers, domestic cleaners or window cleaners to earn a couple of quid as they are passing by.

Would it be safe to pop to the shop whilst leaving them inside your home unsupervised?

What could they have done to your home?

One of these operators in Colchester uses a domestic Rug Doctor machine and “only does around the furniture”!

You can bet they will have had no training and therefore no insurance should anything go wrong or you need some advice or after sales support.

2: Local independent carpet cleaning professionals.

They have been doing the job (full time) for years and are fully trained and insured.

Pricing isn’t a secret and a current price list can easily be found online along with full contact details and local telephone numbers.

They work hard to build up a good reputation and even harder to protect it.

You can be sure they will only offer you good advice and a great service.

3: The franchisers.

This group mostly comprises of the brand named carpet cleaning companies.

These are obviously the most expensive companies to choose as their operating overheads and advertising costs are so high.

Most are driven with a “make money” at all cost attitude.

They can’t disclose the price on the phone or online without a trained salesman visiting your home and “selling” you the service at the highest possible price.

Some of the products and systems they use are very good but they are not so magical.

They can’t use better products or new techniques that “aren’t on the list” without being fined heavily.

Remember the operator in Hull may not be in anyway near as good as the guy in Bolton.

One of these companies offers 3 day basic training to new franchisees!
We are your local, independent and Colchester based carpet cleaners.

Our packages offer genuine savings and are fully guaranteed.

Our staff are trained, insured and uniformed. We are free of any ties or restrictions as to which companies branded products we use and therefore use only the very best products, systems and machines.

We can be contacted by telephone on 01206 521312 from 8am-8pm 7 days per week by telephone or via Facebook or Twitter @carpetcol

Facts about your carpets:

While regular carpet cleaning by us is necessary to ensure your carpet leads a long and healthy life, however additional care and maintenance on your part can go a long way.

Proper care and maintenance of your carpet will extend its useful life and preserve its appearance.

Failure to maintain proper care may result in premature wear and costly replacement.

Clean carpets contribute to a healthy indoor environment and happy, healthy family.

Over just a couple years the stain-resistance of “stain-resistant” carpet wears down.

When you have your carpets cleaned we can apply Du Pont carpet protector.

Stain-resistant does not mean “stain-proof”. With any spillage act immediately to prevent spots and spills from causing permanent damage.

99% of all stains can be removed by one cleaning agent or another if they are cleaned in the first few days. The longer a stain chemically reacts with the carpet the harder it will be to remove it.

Most of the wear of carpeting is caused by dirt. Oily soils attract more oily soil and frequent vacuuming will reduce soil build-up. Vacuum frequently and thoroughly.

There is very little that you need to do to prepare your home for our arrival. The only thing we ask is that you remove any plants, lamps, knick-knacks or other items resting on the carpet or furniture from the rooms being cleaned. Our technicians will handle moving furniture and other items.

You may walk on your carpet immediately after cleaning, but avoid wearing street shoes, as they may re-soil your carpet. Be especially careful when walking from damp, carpeted areas on to non-carpeted areas to avoid slipping.

The normal hustle and bustle of everyday life can take its toll on your carpet.

To keep yours looking its best between professional cleanings, vacuum heavy traffic areas two to three times a week and the rest of your carpet once a week.

Using indoor and outdoor mats at each entrance can reduce the amount of dirt tracked into your home.

Be sure to clean these periodically to ensure their utmost effectiveness.

Like all textiles, carpets will eventually show signs of wear. The wear creates an illusion of soiling, which often causes frustration and misunderstanding between the home-owners and carpet care experts. Even though a carpet has been cleaned, it does not mean the traffic areas will look clean. Traffic areas are those places where people are constantly walking or working. This situation creates what is called “Traffic Lane Gray”.

While “Traffic Lane Gray” is an inevitable part of any carpet’s life, the process causing it can be slowed down. One way to prevent this is to rearrange the furniture in your home. By doing so, you will block old traffic areas and create new ones. By occasionally switching the flow of traffic you will distribute the effects of “Traffic Lane Gray”. You can also add area rugs to places where “Traffic Lane Gray” is unavoidable through rearranging furniture.

The amount of traffic your carpet receives will determine how often vacuuming is necessary.

Vacuuming a few times per week reduces the dirt that is likely to end up in the roots of your carpet. Spot cleaning is also an essential part of keeping your floors clean.

While every home is different, most homes should have the carpet cleaned a minimum of once a year.

Annual cleaning will help keep your carpets in great condition if you have children, pets or heavy traffic.

Having your carpets cleaned can help eliminate Micro-organisms that come from things like dust mites, food particles, soil, pollen and bacteria.

Carpet cleaning improves the indoor air quality of your home. Adding to the life of your carpets and helping you have a healthier home.

Upholstery should be cleaned once a year as a part of regular maintenance. Upholstery that shows visible dirt or soiling should be cleaned to avoid dirt building up and causing staining.
99% of all stains can be removed by one cleaning agent or another if they are cleaned in the first few days. The longer a stain chemically reacts with the carpet the harder it will be to remove it.

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