Common Sofa Stains and How to Remove Them

With how often people spend time on their sofas, whether it be from entertaining guests to curling up on the couch for a weekend TV binge-watch, it’s no wonder all sorts of items find themselves crushed beneath the cushions or stained on the upholstery.
While small items lodged in your sofa are easy to remove with some basic dusting and vacuuming, stains prove to be difficult to remove. Here are the 3 most common sofa stains and how best to remove them:
1. Coffee 

Who doesn’t enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning? Unfortunately, cases of groggy-eyed sofa owners spilling coffee on the cushions happen far too frequently. For this, simply mix 1 tbsp. liquid dish detergent or Castile soap in 2 cups cold water. Blot until the stain disappears.

2. Grease

We all know the best place to eat crisps or chips is on the sofa, but rarely do we realise how often we stain it with our grease-covered fingers. For grease stains, lay a paper towel on the stain to absorb any excess grease, before sprinkling a generous amount of salt on it to lift up the oil from the upholstery. Vacuum the salt and blot with the soap-cold water mixture mentioned above. Let the sofa dry completely before sitting on it again.
3. Ketchup
If there’s grease on your couch, chances are there’s ketchup on it too. Get the excess ketchup off before blotting with the soap-cold water mixture. If coloration persists, mix 1 tsp. ammonia with 1/2 cup cold water. Blot with ammonia solution and rinse with cold water. Again, let your sofa dry before sitting on it.
Remember: DIY stain removal should be done with haste. As a responsible furniture owner, spills and stains on your upholstery should be cleaned immediately, and the faster you get it cleaned, the less likely the stain will set into the fabric. If you find your sofa has a stain that has been there for a while, the only surefire solution would be a professional cleaning service.
4CleanerCarpets is a family-run business built in 2002, offering Essex customers superb  carpet and upholstery cleaning. We pride ourselves on our customer-focused approach, friendly, helpful service and top quality cleaning. If you are located around Chelmsford, Maldon, Braintree, Colchester, Ongar, Billericay, Ingatestone, Burnham-on-Crouch, Witham, Rayleigh, Wickford or South Woodham Ferrers, give us a call on 01245 227555 to get a free quote today.

Why Hire A Professional Carpet Cleaner?

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Professional Carpet Cleaner

One way of maximising the warmth and aesthetic appearance of your interior decor is by adding a beautiful looking carpet that will match your home and personal style. However, in order for your carpet to make your home appear comfortable, modern and sophisticated, regular deep cleaning and maintenance are required. Even if you are one of the many who prefers to deal with the cleaning by yourself, seeking assistance from professional carpet cleaner might still be a better choice to ensure that your carpet will be as clean as possible and remain in its pristine condition.

Here are a few reasons why hiring professional carpet cleaners is the best way to avoid damaging your carpet whilst maintaining its fresh look at the same time:

Regular vacuuming is not enough

Vacuuming your carpet at least twice a week is a good way in maintaining its clean appearance. However, apart from visible stains, dirt and dust, carpet fibres can be a breeding ground for bacteria and other allergens as well which can affect your indoor air quality.

Professional carpet cleaner understand different carpet types

Whilst you may know the carpeting basics such as the different types and how soft each one is, professional carpet cleaners understand the best solutions for a truly deep cleaning. They know how a specific carpet is constructed and which chemical solution is required to correctly and efficiently tackle stains.

Professional carpet cleaner have high-grade equipment

If you’re determined to give your carpet a deep clean by yourself, you will have to either buy or rent high-grade equipment to fully execute the task. This alone can cost you more, compared to hiring professional cleaners. Additionally, professionals use low-moisture and sanitising equipment to help with eradicating germs whilst fighting the dirt and removing it.

Professional carpet cleaner have more understanding of stains

Professional carpet cleaners know the best approach in removing different kind of stains and understand that some cleaning products can actually make a stain worse if not used properly. They are trained to provide the right cleaning method whilst ensuring that no further damage will be inflicted upon your well-loved carpet.

Since 2002, 4CleanerCarpets has been providing quality carpet and upholstery cleaning to our clients around the Essex area. We continue to offer the same helpful, top quality service to help homeowners maintain a brighter, fresher and cleaner home. Interested? Give us a call on 01245 227555 for a free, no-obligation quotation.

Benefits of Professional Carpet Cleaning

Professional Carpet Cleaning Benefits

Professional Carpet Cleaning Benefits

It is important to ensure that every corner of your home is properly maintained, even the carpets. Whilst carpet is a great choice for flooring, occasional spills and heavy foot traffic is inevitable, dealing with a carpet’s damage and proper maintenance can be a difficult task for many homeowners. Fortunately, you now have the option to hire professional carpet cleaning companies, ready to provide expert services. What’s more, these professional carpet cleaners use special equipment and techniques in order to achieve great results.

Apart from extending the life of your carpet, listed below are the benefits of having them professionally cleaned!

Improves health

It is vital to eliminate harmful contaminants in your homes such as allergens and bacteria especially when there are children and the elderly.

Dust mite infestations are removed

Allergens are the faeces and body fragments dust mites leave behind. Professional carpet cleaning helps to ensure that dust mites, dirt and bacteria do not accumulate in your carpet, reducing the risk of health problems.

Carpet cleaning can help prevent mould growth

Moisture can get easily tracked into the home and can sink deep into the carpet fibres if not dried and vacuumed immediately. Additionally, dirty carpets are at a high risk of developing mould growth when exposed to moisture especially in areas with high humidity levels. Mould and mildew growth can be prevented when you have your carpet professionally cleaned as they usually utilise high-powered drying tools that eliminate moisture.

Improves airflow

A dirty carpet can contain indoor air pollutants, dirt and dust around your home. The airborne particles that can come from your carpets such as allergens, dust particles and bacteria may cause breathing problems, such as asthma and allergies. Professional carpet cleaning services can give you the reassurance of having these contaminants removed through special shampooing formulas and high-powered vacuums.

Improves home appearance

Expert cleaning helps to ensure that your carpet does not look old and worn as well as not feeling rough and flat. Moreover, proper cleaning and maintenance of your carpet create a vibrant, fresh atmosphere in any room.

4CleanerCarpets is a family-run business built in 2002, offering Essex customers superb carpet and upholstery cleaning. We pride ourselves on our customer-focused approach, friendly, helpful service and top quality cleaning. If you are located around Chelmsford, Maldon, Braintree, Colchester, Ongar, Billericay, Ingatestone, Burnham-on-Crouch, Witham, Rayleigh, Wickford or South Woodham Ferrers, give us a call on 01245 227555 to get a free quote today.

Is your sofa likely to be well used this June/July?

If you are thinking of sofa cleaning ….

June and July are jam-packed with sporting moments and your sofa will undoubtedly take a bit of a bashing …

Football, Tennis, Cycling, Golf and Hockey … and that’s before the Cricket starts!

So whether you’re sipping tea, Pimms, beer, munching snacks or even sneaking a TV dinner during this magnificent sporting extravaganza have a thought for your sofa.

There are many benefits to having your sofa professionally cleaned:

  • Stain removal – spills, drips, food stains, transfer dye from clothes or just general use
  • Odour removal and other nasties such as pollen, germs or moisture
  • Colours will brighten
  • Fabrics will last longer
  • Dry within hours (usually 3-4 hours)
  • Fabric or leather sofas/armchairs/dining chairs/love seats or footstools

Call us a for a free quote or  use our online quote & book service with a super 25% discount!

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Review of our Carpet Cleaning

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“Thank you very much. I am delighted with the results. I was ready to get new carpets as I had previously had them cleaned and not impressed. But thought I’d try one more time. You have done a fantastic job.” Mrs J, Danbury.

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Renting a Carpet Cleaning Machine

Renting a carpet cleaning machineWhilst renting a carpet cleaning machine may be cheaper than hiring a professional, there are numerous advantages to a professional clean.

Here are just a few benefits that make all the difference for you and your carpet.

Knowledge – An experienced carpet cleaning technician will have sufficient knowledge of the different types. Instead of cleaning your furnishings with a DIY machine and taking the risk of unintentional damage to your carpets.  A professional technician will have the experience, knowledge and care, to clean your carpets, whilst being fully insured. Therefore, leaving your furnishings looking their best and staying cleaner for longer.

Restoring carpet to its original beauty and quality – We can remove stubborn stains and deep down dirt and restore your carpet to its original condition, maintaining your carpets and upholstery will extend the life and will leave them feeling and looking clean and fresh.

Mould and mildew – Mould and mildew are common carpet problem.  DIY machines can leave your carpets excessively wet. A professional will ensure that your carpets do not become oversaturated and not leaving any residues behind with their powerful extraction cleaning machines means your carpets dry quicker and stay cleaner for longer.Carpet Cleaning Offers

Improving air quality – Regular vacuuming will remove some of the dirt and dust from the surface of your carpets. We advise all homes and work environments to have their carpets cleaned at least once a year or every 18 months.  Especially those with children, pets and high traffic areas to remove the deep dirt underneath your carpets, eliminate odours and improve air quality. Leaving your home or office free from harmful allergens and a healthier place to work or live.

Our aim is to provide you with an excellent Carpet Cleaning and Upholstery Cleaning experience from start to finish. Browse our services, our cleaning packages

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning! De-clutter, De-junk, Closet Clearout, Cleaning Chaos.

Your carpets and upholstery have been vacuumed. They look OK, I guess, but not fantastic?

So, why have your carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned this spring?

Your carpets are like a filter and trap airborne allergens to help maintain indoor air quality within your home.
Whilst vacuuming regularly can help to keep your carpets clean. Having your carpets professionally cleaned every year to 18 months prolongs the life of your carpet protecting your investment and removes all those harmful pollutants trapped in your carpet.

You can save money, with do-it-yourself cleaning machines from your local supermarket or DIY store. However, there is no comparison to a professional machine. It has more power to extract those harmful allergens and dust mites effectively. On some occasions, I have known people to damage their carpet with the DIY machine and therefore has cost them more to clean their carpets or upholstery in the long run.

Common mistakes can be Over-shampooing, Over-wetting, not protecting the wet carpet from your furniture, leaving a soapy residue behind in your carpet. Which then acts like a magnet to the dirt as traffic passes over in time. Having your carpet professionally clean means your carpets stay clean for longer. It also enhances the appearance of your room and the overall cleanliness of your home. Making that spring cleaning all worthwhile.

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Many of our customers are surprised at the colour of the water extracted from their carpets.  A professional clean really is a deep down clean.  Not just clean, really clean.

So how does this actually work?  Our new machine delivers unparalleled portable cleaning performance – it has a large capacity tank which makes light work of cleaning both domestic and commercial settings.  It has a high-pressure spray to produce maximum cleaning results and a high power, twin vacuum motor to ensure carpets are left drier.

The solutions we use include eco-friendly solutions, detergent free solutions, solutions safe for use on wool and fine fabrics and leather care products.  We also have our Professional Spot Remover for those accidents, spills & stains that you can keep in your cupboard for emergencies.

We are based in Danbury near Chelmsford but cover the Carpet Cleaning Essex area.  We offer free no-obligation quotes – give us a call to find out how we can help you!

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Carpet Cleaning the easy way!

Once you’ve made the decision to have your carpets cleaned or your upholstery cleaned, it’s easy to type in carpet cleaning Chelmsford, carpet cleaning Maldon, carpet cleaning Braintree, carpet cleaning Witham etc. into google.  You are then faced with literally pages of companies to choose from.

I’d like to take a minute to explain why you should choose us …

  • we’re a local, independent company – family-run and customer focussed
  • we’re reliable, trustworthy and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • we’ve years of experience cleaning, use top quality products & equipment
  • we offer several different services to suit your needs and budget
  • we offer a free no obligation quote, offer advice and have lots of customer reviews on our website

We can help with:

Carpet Cleaning – Stain Removal – Sofa Cleaning – Rug Cleaning – Leather Cleaning – Office Carpet Cleaning

Call us today on 01245 227555 to book an appointment for a no-obligation quote, or to have a chat about what you need doing.

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