We bought our beige carpet before we had kids. Massive error. In the past six years it has had taken a hammering. Juice, food and two rounds of potty training later and Husband was convinced it was beyond saving but the Carpet Cleaning Kings at Carpet Bright UK suggested we give their cleaning services a try before we take drastic measures. Here's how we got on (plus there's a special discount for my lovely readers at the end so keep reading!)
Carpet Bright UK is a family run business with an expert team of carpet cleaning technicians across Surrey, Kent and South London. I was particularly keen to try out it's carpet cleaning service as all the products used are certified safe by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation. Little I suffers from asthma so it is incredibly important the cleaning products we use are suitable for her to be around. I hadn't realised just how important a clean carpet is for her asthma condition but Carpet Bright UK's eco-friendly products remove on average 94% of common household allergens from carpets. Brilliant.
So just how bad was my carpet? Well as you can see above it was pretty grotty. We had a huge stain by the toy box which I think must be squash or juice, lots of random stains and the high traffic areas through from the kitchen and in front of the sofa were just... yuck.
There was also a really random stain underneath the sofa which we ascertained was from the two metal brackets which hold the sofa together plus a lot of chocolate trodden into the carpet...
On a very sunny Monday morning Alvin from Carpet Bright UK came to have a go at transforming my carpets. He didn't seem phased at all by the stains and I was surprised how confident he was about the results we could get. After spraying the carpet with allergy friendly cleaning solution Alvin used a beast of a machine to pressure wash the carpets (this machine is proper, industrial size and is so big it stays outside). The beast literally forces water through your carpet to lift the dirt whilst simultaneous sucking it away. It is this suction which leaves the carpet relatively dry after cleaning so you can start using the room again in just a couple of hours.
The next phase was to use a magic scrubbing brush on the stained areas to further break up the dirt. Then the cleaning machine was back in action on these spots to banish the nasty stains forever!
Top Alvin Tip: Don't try and treat bad stains with over the counter products - it actually makes the stain harder to fully remove!
Once the cleaning was done Alvin sprayed the carpet with a protection spray. This helps keep the dirt from soaking into the carpet so it is easier to keep it clean in the future. Alvin was such a pleasure to have in my home. He was super friendly and efficient and made it very easy to understand how the process worked.
When the clean was finished it was time to empty the water from the beast and I was quite shocked how grubby it was! All that dirt was in my carpets! Alvin said he as seen far, far worse which made me feel a little better!
I was amazed by how clean my carpets looked after Alvin had worked his magic. The huge juice stain (which was sticky so attracts even more dirt) is gone and all the smaller stains have disappeared.
Even the weird metal marks have been removed from under the sofa and overall the carpet looks so much better, especially the high traffic areas through to the kitchen and in front of the sofa. Husband could not believe the before and after photos and he now wants to get the rest of the house done! It is also brilliant knowing the whole process is safe for Little I's asthma. Overall a huge thumbs up for Carpet Bright UK from us!
If you would like to try out the Carpet Cleaning Kings from Carpet Bright UK for yourself you can get 10% off your clean + free PetCare protection by simply mentioning my blog when you book to qualify for your discount. Call 02030115590 7 days a week 9am - 9pm.
Our carpet was cleaned free of charge but all opinions are my own
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