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How to Polish Stone Floors
– a demonstration with a hand tool
Please watch and like our latest You Tube video? It shows how we can transform a raw piece of stone tile to a beautiful polish. This process would take approximately 20 minutes per square meter. Breaking down the initial rough surface takes the longest time, but once the stone is smooth the remaining sanding process is about 2 minutes per sanding disc, per square meter. With 8 discs or diamond dust grades, a room could take a full day to bring to a gloss finish. The hybrid pads used in this demonstration are grit 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 5000 and finally 8000 (flexi).
At the end of the video we reveal the positive impact of the impregnating sealant that we commonly use on a glossy finish. These sealers repel spillages, giving the home owner enough time to quickly grab a tissue and wipe it up before the colour soaks into the stone. The first is a Solvent Based Sealer which cannot be seen after it dries, and the second is a colour-enhancer which gives the stone a wet-look once dried. This wet look is beautiful if used on dark stone such as marble and black limestone. The stone used in this demonstration was very hard and after testing it we concluded it was granite. So I’m not surprised we struggled to get through the rough layer.
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How to polish marble
Meet our Cleaning Agents: Lumpy, Bumpy and Stoney
Lumpy gets his uniform
Thames Valley Signs in Berkshire has wrapped our van in signage. What a great job they did!
Choose the right carpet cleaning company
How do you choose the right carpet cleaner? There are two types of carpet cleaning companies: those that try to cut costs wherever possible, and those who invest a little more time and money and willing end up with a slightly lower profit margin to maintain that great quality service.
A new carpet cleaning operator can easily buy an expensive carpet cleaning extractor machine, yet very few carpet cleaning companies actually take the time and money to invest in proper training, and then apply their newly invested education to the industry correctly.
So how do you know which one of these companies you’re hiring to clean your expensive carpets? One of the easiest ways to find out is to ask them to show a copy of their accreditation, and to look for their company name that training provider’s website. An example of a training provider could be NCCA (National Carpet Cleaning Association), IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), Woolsafe or the LTT (Leather Care Company).
Before your carpet cleaner touches your expensive furnishings be sure to ask him/her to show their training certificates and you should find out if their company name appears on the correct training-facilities’ websites.
Cleaning Agents Ltd cleans carpets with Hot Water Extraction
Have you ever wondered what the best carpet cleaning method is? Trained carpet and upholstery cleaners alike have used many ways ranging from dry cleaning, wet washing, shampooing and steam cleaning. But the one that has caught the fancy and admiration is the hot water extraction method. It is described as the best so far and it is widely used by different cleaning services in London and other great cities in the UK. It is the best for both home and business use, and it is widely recommended by rental services that rent out their carpets and rugs for important social events and gala. As a cleaning agent, it will bring a lot of referrals and testimonials to your doorstep.
How hot water extraction works
Cold water is pumped through a narrow solution hose from a clean water tank toward the carpet. Before the water reaches the carpet, an integrated heater increases the temperature to about 60 °C. The high-pressured pump forces the hot water into the base of the carpet. The water captures dirt particles and is immediately extracted through a vacuum hose and deposited into a separate waste tank. Because it’s difficult to identify the type of biological dirt and pathogens which may have been extracted from the carpet, it is a legal requirement to dispose of this water through the toilet, and not outside. A carpet cleaner can be fined up to £20,000 if they’re caught disposing the water down an external drainage system.
What is Steam Cleaning
Scientifically speaking, a steam-clean that ‘evapourates’ at 100 °C would damage carpet fibres and any glue that might be used to bond to the floor surface. Many customers mistake hot water extraction as steam cleaning. This is because the hot water that gets pumped into the carpet is so fast that it causes a light spray on the surface of the carpet before it gets vacuumed into the dirty water tank.
You can watch a short video of a carpet being cleaned through Hot Water Extraction. Call us today to find out what we can do for your carpets. 01344 526460
A home is not a house, but the family of people who live there
A home is not a house, but the set of people that live there. The cleanliness of the house defines the person within it,
Carpet and upholstery cleaning is the quickest and most affordable way to make your home feel bright and fresh again. Where visitors or guests will love to come to at every little opportunity they have, either to celebrate with you, for a cup of tea, quick lunch or relaxing dinner.
An untidy house certainly has its moments too. A playroom would not be a playroom if children weren’t allowed to toss toys on the rug. A lounge wouldn’t be called a lounge if we couldn’t snuggle in bulky duvets in front of the tv on a winter’s day. Carpet and upholstery cleaning will provide a healthy and inviting environment to relax in. So keep your home clean, be proud of your carpets, be proud of yourself.
Browse our website to see how we can help you keep your house beautifully clean: cleaningagents.co.uk
Cleaning Agents are members of the National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA), which means we really do know how to clean your carpets and upholstery with care. To become a member of the NCCA, everyone working at Cleaing Agents has passed the exams and are fully insured for both public liability and treatment risk. NCCA is not only a training provider, their group of members share professional knowledge with each other when jobs become a little challenging. This source of knowledge improves the service offered to our customers nation wide. Following a Code of Practice and having that knowledge base gives us the competitive advantage over a cleaning company that is not part of this group. But most importantly it ensures our services offered will safeguard your furnishings and warranty.
We offer carpet and upholstery cleaning services in the following areas, if your village is not listed please give us a call. Addlestone, Ascot, Bagshot, Binfield, Bisley, Camberley, Chertsey, Chobham, Crowthorne, Egham, Farnborough, Finchampstead, Frimley, Guildford, Holyport, Lightwater, Longcross, Maidenhead, Sandhurst, Slough, Staines, Sunningdale, Virginia Water, Warfield, West Byfleet, West End, Weybridge, Windlesham, Windsor, Woking, Wokingham, Yateley, Berkshire, Surrey
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