WOW CARPET CLEANING
If you want stain-free, radiantly clean carpets, then our upto 25 STEP carpet cleaning treatment will give you exactly that!. If on the other hand you are moving house or simply have a budget that you absolutely have to stick to, then our Freshen-Up clean could well be for you.
Before having your carpets cleaned, you should the time to check out who you are considering letting into your home. It’s very easy for someone to buy a cheap carpet cleaning machine, charge the lowest going rate and start ‘carpet cleaning’.
Unless a carpet cleaner has had professional training, there are many serious mistakes which they can make.
Over-soaking carpets is common, which later causes mold to develop in your carpet. Using too much water pressure and tearing your carpet’s backing (which causes bald patches) is another common error.
A professional carpet cleaner is someone who has undertaken proper training and has passed accreditation by the National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA).
A good quality carpet is more than likely made from wool or from a wool-synthetic blend.
The two most common carpet cleaning ‘disasters’ involve wool carpets being shrunk or having their Colour changed. If you’ve ever accidentally shrunk a woollen jumper, then you’ll understand just how susceptible wool is to damage.
Accidentally changing a carpet’s colour is very easily done in the wrong hands. Cleaning wool carpets by someone who is not explicitly qualified to clean wool carpets, it’s an accident waiting to happen.
Wool is a natural fibre and there is one key principles which you simply have to adhere to. When cleaning wool carpets you have to make sure you test and restore the PH acidity level of the carpet when you are finished. If you do not do that, carpets invariably turn pink. The only way that you can be sure your wool or wool-mix carpets are not damaged and are cleaned safely is if you use a Woolsafe approved carpet cleaner.
Woolsafe is the international wool care and training body. No one knows more about the care and cleaning of wool than they do, and it’s only Woolsafe who provide specialist wool care training and official accreditation. To become a Woolsafe accredited carpet cleaner, you have to undergo extensive training which is followed by a formal exam.
There is a very good reason why there are only 7 Woolsafe approved carpet cleaners in Hampshire, and that is because of the commitment to the high level of training and education which a cleaner much pass in order to ultimately achieve qualification.
CARPET CLEANERS INSURANCE
A quick note regarding insurance… you would be forgiven for thinking that if ever there was an accident then ‘the insurance will cover it’.
That is true, but only if the cleaner himself has adequate valid insurance. Cowboy carpet cleaners invariably are not insured (simply to save money in their eyes), but… if an uninsured cleaner works in your home and does not have insurance – you will have to pay to replace your carpets YOURSELF!.
The reason for that is home & contents insurance policies commonly DO NOT cover any accidents caused by professionals whilst carrying out their work. A note here regarding ‘professional’, in the eyes of insurers, a professional is anyone who charges money for a service regardless of quality.
Cheap carpet cleaning companies nearly always use cheap chemical products, it goes with the territory. The reason why the use of cheap chemicals is such a bad thing is quickly explained when you think of similar products such as cheap shampoo or cheap washing up liquid.
They not only do an incredibly poor job at cleaning carpets to start with, but they also leave a sticky residue which attracts dirt like a magnet. Further still, they are also extremely prone to causing upset stomachs and discomfort for children and pets who come into contact with the nasty chemical residues which get left behind.
The other thing which cheap chemical products do is leave a strong, headache-inducing chemical smell which lingers for a good day or two.
WOW Carpet Cleaning Head Office
151 High Street
Southampton: 02380 007 123
Suite 86, 151 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2BT
Portsmouth: 02392 730 540
Winchester: 01962 600 192
(8am – 10pm, 7 Days a week)
WOW Carpet Cleaning Limited
Registered in England & Wales. No. 05160222
151 High Street