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When you buy the perfect furniture for your home, you are not only investing a good amount of money, but you are looking to create the perfect look. Your home is your biggest investment. Furnishing your home may be your second biggest investment. You want to take care of your expensive furniture, but daily living will wreak havoc on it.
You need Monster clean based in Swansea, S. Wales. We specialize in environmentally friendly upholstery cleaning. You know your life is already full of too many harsh chemicals. Why use more of them needlessly to clean your upholstery? Our methods are completely safe for the entire family - even your pets!
We begin the process of cleaning your upholstery with stain removal. The most important factor in stain removal in upholstery is to know what it is made of and the composition of the fibres in the furniture. Once we determine the exact type of fibres with which we are dealing, we can fine tune our organic solution to ensure that the stains will be removed while caring for the fabric itself.
With our method of cleaning at Monster clean, you will see dramatic results in your upholstery, but you will also find that your upholstered furniture will last much longer. Harsh chemicals break down fabrics and can cause wear long before the life span of the furniture or upholstery has passed. Our cleaning process can virtually eliminate undue wear and stress on the fabric from which your upholstered furniture is made.
It is no secret that there are definite benefits to your furniture to have your pieces professionally cleaned with our organic methods. Our upholstery cleaning process, however, is much better for your family, too. We all understand that harsh chemicals are bad for us - they are bad to ingest or to even be around. It can be said that even some respiratory ailments have been linked to the use of household cleaning chemicals. We don’t want to put more chemicals into the air in our homes than is absolutely necessary. That is one of the things that makes upholstery cleaning by Monster clean an incredible choice! We can provide you with incredible looking furniture while increasing the life span of your upholstery. Our cleaning process will also introduce less harsh chemicals into your home and create a safer and more healthy environment in which to raise your family.
|Posted on 15 August, 2015 at 22:50||comments (0)|
Monster clean say they can rid your bed of nearly all dust mites and their allergy-triggering waste products.Dust mites are microscopic arachnids that live in mattresses, pillows, rugs and curtains and feed on people’s flaked-off dead skin. They aren’t harmful in themselves, but according to Darryl C. Zeldin, acting clinical director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, some 18% to 30% of people are allergic to the mites’ waste products. A government-led study found that nearly half of all U.K. homes have levels of allergen significant enough to trigger a sensitivity even in people who weren’t previously allergic, he adds. A growing number of companies will come to your home and clean your mattress. Techniques vary by company, but generally they involve using either ultraviolet-C light or a dry-steam method to kill the mites. A high-powered vacuum is used to remove dead mites and their waste products.
Monster clean a Swansea based company uses steam cleaning at 250 degrees for its “Fresh Beds” service, which costs £25 for a double mattress. The treatment takes about 20 to 30 minutes per bed. Companies typically recommend twice-a-year service.
Peyton Eggleston, a pediatric allergist and professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital, says both ultraviolet light and steam cleaning will kill dust mites.
|Posted on 15 August, 2015 at 22:20||comments (0)|
Although there is an industrial cleaning process that is in fact steam cleaning, in the context of carpet cleaning, “steam cleaning” is usually a misnomer for or mis-characterization of the hot water extraction cleaning method. The hot water extraction cleaning method uses equipment that sprays heated water (not steam), sometimes with added cleaning chemicals, on the carpet while simultaneously vacuuming the sprayed water along with any dislodged and dissolved dirt. Many carpet manufacturers recommend professional hot water extraction as the most effective carpet cleaning method. Actual steam could damage man-made carpet fibers or shrink natural fibers such as wool.
A variety of hot water extraction carpet cleaning equipment is available, with less expensive equipment marketed for purchase or rental by homeowners, and more expensive equipment used by professional carpet cleaners. The more expensive commercial equipment may employ a rotating high pressure spray and extraction disc. This allows the equipment to achieve many spray-extraction cycles independent of the forward or backward motion of the machine.
Hot water extraction carpet cleaning equipment may be a portable unit that plugs into an electrical outlet or a truck mount carpet cleaner requiring long hoses going from the truck or trailer to the room requiring cleaning. Truck mounted equipment is advantageous where electricity is unavailable (e.g. for cleaning premises where the electrical service was terminated when the premises were vacated by a departing tenant.) Truck mount carpet cleaning may be unsuited to premises distant from a driveway or road, and hoses may need to pass through windows to reach upper floors of a building. Hoses needed for truck mount and professional portable carpet cleaning may present an inconvenience or tripping hazard to users of hallways, and pets or children can escape through doors that must be left ajar for hoses. Heated or air conditioned air will also escape from buildings when doors are left open for hoses. This could create a significant waste of energy in some climates. While truck mounted carpet cleaning equipment minimizes noise in the room being cleaned, truck mounted carpet cleaning equipment may cause noise and air pollution offensive to neighbours and may violate anti-idling bylaws in some jurisdictions. However truck-mounted cleaning is much faster than portable equipment and extra heat and power can give better results and faster drying times.
A truck mounted carpet cleaning machine.
In high-pressure hot water extraction (“steam cleaning”;), after preconditioning, with alkaline agents such as ammonia solution for synthetic carpets or acidic solution (such as vinegar solution) for woollen carpets, and agitation with a grooming brush or an automatic scrubbing machine, a pressurized manual or automatic cleaning tool (such as a wand) passes over the surface several times to thoroughly rinse out all pre conditioner, residue, and particulates. If an alkaline detergent is used on a woollen fibre, use of an acetic acid solution will restore neutral fiber pH. The acid rinse thus neutralizes the alkaline residues, and can contribute to softening cleaned fabrics
The steam-cleaning system uses detergent-based solutions. The surface is saturated, typically taking 2 – 6 hours to dry. Some carpet-cleaning solutions are carbonated to dissolve organic material more effectively. Beyond these treatments, anti staining and anti soiling products can be applied by the carpet owner, and have for this reason become recognized in the carpet-cleaning industry as some of its biggest profit centers.
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Truck mount steam carpet cleaner in use
Extraction is by far the most important step in this process. Since the hot-water extraction method uses much more water than other methods like bonnet or shampoo cleaning, proper extraction and air flow are critical to avoid drying issues. Drying time may also be decreased by extra use of fans, air conditioning, and/or outdoor ventilation.
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Cold air blower for drying
Older surfaces, such as double jute-backed carpets and loose rugs with natural foundation yarns, could shrink after a wet treatment, leading to suppositions that wet-cleaning could also remove wrinkles. However, this notion is antiquated and this method could also occasionally tear seams or uproot strips. Newer carpets, such as with synthetic backing and foundation yarns, do not shrink, and they smooth easily; in such carpets, wrinkles indicate an underlying problem, such as adhesive, that may need a certified carpet inspector to determine.
Wet-cleaning systems naturally require drying time, which has led to customer fears and concerns about very slow drying, the risk of discoloration returning during drying, and odours, bacteria, fungi, moulds, and mildews. Balancing the need for rapid drying (attributable to lower flow rate through the cleaning jets of a spray system) and the need to remove the most soil (attributable to higher flow rate) is a key technique that must be mastered by carpet-cleaning technicians.
Pre treatments similar to those in dry-cleaning and “very low moisture” systems are employed, but require a longer dwell time of 15 to 20 minutes, because of lower amounts of carpet agitation. Ideal pre treatments should rinse easily and leave dry, powdery, or crystalline residue that can be flushed without contributing to re-soiling