Karndean Floors Cleaned and Sealed, restoring their former glory...
We don't just clean soft furnishings, we also clean Karndean and other hard floors too.
If you have Karndean flooring that's lost its shine we can deep clean and seal it to restore its original appeal. Below is a recent floor we restored.
Call us now for a free no obligation quote and test clean to show you what can be done 01302 230685...
Meet the Team...
Meet our team of Senior Technicians and DFPWATF’s (Dead Friendly People Who Answer The Phone).
When you choose who you want to carry out work in your home or workplace you will definitely want to know a little bit more about their people before you make your choice – and it’s always nice to put a face to a name so you know who will arrive at your door.
You can be reassured that ALL the team have had in depth CRB/DBS checks completed and all have clean records. We've been approved to work in HM Prisons, Secure Hospital Units, Banks and several other secure organisations. For your own peace of mind please check any cleaner you contact can make the same assurance.
So here we are, the team at Doncaster Clean & Dry. We're on Facebook too...
Allan Simmons Jnr.
When Allan Jnr left college in 1988 he joined his father in his part time carpet cleaning business as a shareholding partner. Allan Jnr. ran the business full time until Allan Sr became full time too in 1989. Having done 'every job' in the business Allan Jnr looked after all the commercial contract clients and the domestic customer service areas of that business. Allan Jnr. left that business in March 2016 to start his own business doing specialist stone floor cleaning and restoration, Clean & Dry was formed. When Allan Jnr's father decided to retire in April 2018 Allan took on the technicians his father had employed to work with him on stone floor restoration. After some persuasion from them Allan added carpet cleaning to his service offering at Clean & Dry too. As the technicians were already fully trained and ready to go they said it would be mad not to. Allan Jnr will be the one that chases you up if we've not had your questionnaire back, just to make sure everything was okay. He's a strong black coffee drinker. He's also been a keen magician since he was young and performs as a close up magician in his spare time. He loves his motorbike and a Sunday ride out.
Full details coming soon.
Kevin is one of our Senior Technicians and has worked with Allan since the early 90's, I know, he doesn't look old enough does he? He does most of our domestic quotations so is probably the first person you will meet. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience so just ask him anything you like. If he doesn't know you can bet he knows 'a man who does'. In his spare time he enjoys his motorbike and gardening. Kevin prefers coffee, white no sugar and chocolate biscuits.
Another Senior Technician who has worked with Allan for what feels likforeverer. Although trained in all areas to the highest levels we look to Wayne as our leather specialist. The most frequent comment we receive on questionnaires about Wayne is "he never stopped!", that's until the job is done then he prefers Coffee, white no sugar and biscuits to recharge. In his spare time he's into his football and is an active youth team coach, plays pool and is somewhat of an artist on the quiet (but the other guy's didn't know that until now)
A Senior Technician with a wealth of knowledge and experience. The most frequent comment we receive about Pete is "very conscientious". While he's great at cleaning carpets and upholstery he dislikes repairing equipment, so 'pulls in a favour' with John if his kit breaks. Pete has many clients who insist Pete does their cleaning, and some will even wait until he's back off holiday for their cleaning appointment. Pete's poison is STRONG Tea, white one sugar. Oh, he's usually the first in very early in the morning, we think it's to make sure his cuppa is made just how he likes it.
Another Senior Technician who has Allan since the last century! With probably the thickest training file record in the business, there's not much John doesn't know about carpets, upholstery and stone or hard floor cleaning. He was also our first technician to be fully qualified in hard and stone floor cleaning and restoration. With more and more hard floors out there and clients asking us if we cleaned them we thought it was about time we offered the service and had an in-house specialist. He's not bad at fixing kit either, but woe betide you if you borrow his tools in the workshop and don't put them back. John is a Tea, white with 'half and half' if you have it.
Rogue Traders Report on Carpet Cleaners Bait & Switch Tactics
BBC's Rogue Traders exposed what some carpet cleaning companies are up to...
It's a tactic known as 'Bait & Switch' and is now illegal, but there are still companies out there 'at it'.
Here's the clip from the TV programme...
You can be sure we'll not use this tactic and for your Peace of Mind we're members of Trustmark, the Government endorsed trades scheme.
We're Full Members of the NCCA, But Why Should You Care?...
Protect yourself from cowboys - always ask for a cleaners NCCA accreditation...
Established in 1968, the National Carpet Cleaners Association is the only independent UK trade body dedicated to the cleaning of carpets, hard flooring, upholstery, curtains and other soft furnishings. It's nationally recognised by the government, media and the carpet and furnishing industry as the authoritative source of information and advice on all aspects of the industry.
The principal objective of the NCCA is the establishment and maintenance of minimum standards within the carpet and upholstery cleaning industry, with the dual aim of safeguarding the reputation of the industry and protecting its customers, whether in the domestic or commercial sphere.
Members are required to abide by the Association’s Code of Practice, which covers such specifics as fair pricing, service, complaints procedures, liability and consumer protection, and is designed to ensure customer satisfaction at all times. All members are expected to provide a fair deal for their customers, summed up by the NCCA motto "SERVICE WITH INTEGRITY"
All applicants for membership must have undertaken the NCCA or equivalent course in carpet and upholstery cleaning and reached the required standard in the written test papers which follow. This course offers a thorough grounding in all aspects of the carpet and upholstery craft, and covers theoretical and practical instruction in basic cleaning as well as spot and stain removal. Only after successful completion of this course may the applicant become a fully accredited member of the NCCA and be eligible to add the coveted logo to their company name.
It is important for the health of your family, and your furnishings, that the cleaner you use fully understands which cleaning materials are environmentally friendly, which can trigger allergies in susceptible people, such as asthmatics, and which solvents and cleaning fluids are appropriate to each of the many types of carpets and furnishing fabrics in people's homes today.
The long life of your precious carpets and curtains depends on their being cleaned by an expert. Without regular cleaning, a carpet that could remain fresh and bright for thirty years will be dull and worn after as little as ten years. Which is why investing in expert cleaning makes sound financial sense.
So always look for an NCCA accredited cleaner, and always ask to see evidence of that accreditation before allowing a cleaner to work on your carpets, hard floors or furnishings. Here's our membership confirmation, click the logo...
As the weather gets warmer and Spring settles in many people will start to snuffle and sneeze, trumpeting that allergy season is in full swing. The warmer weather is a welcome change from the chilly winter, but it also brings a wide variety of allergens like pollen, which can find its way into carpets and upholstery and stick. Regular carpet cleaning to remove allergens and grout cleaning to keep your tiles free from moulds are a vital part of keeping allergies at bay so that instead of suffering from a running nose and watery eyes, you can enjoy the warm weather and longer days. Here are a few other tips to help you keep your home fresher, healthier and allergy free!
We've just achieved Trustmark Government Endorsed Standard...
So, what is Trustmark?
TrustMark is a not for profit organisation, licensed by Government and supported by consumer protection groups.
Thanks to our team's dedication and commitment to delivering consistent quality and reliability we've just had notification that we've been accepted into the Trustmark programme.
The key thing is, unlike some other 'pay to join' 'rated trader' type organisations, Trustmark is an independent body and therefore there is no financial benefit to Trustmark to just allow 'anyone who pays' to join.
You can find out much more about Trustmark Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners by visiting the website here http://www.trustmark.org.uk
5 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned...
Millions of homeowners have carpet in their homes because of its appearance and comfort. While carpet is a great choice for flooring, it is important that the homeowner properly care for the carpet by performing routine maintenance. Part of this routine maintenance is having the carpets professionally cleaned every 6-18 months depending on use. Although most people have seen advertisements for this type of service, they might not fully understand its benefits. Below is a list of the top 5 reasons to have your carpets professionally cleaned. 1. Health Benefits
Carpets tend to trap a variety of dust particles, bacteria, and allergens found in the home. Such airborne dust particles have been linked to nose, sinus, and breathing problems such as asthma. If these contaminants are not removed from the carpet, they can cause numerous health problems, especially in young children. While vacuuming is certainly an important part of maintaining your carpet, it alone cannot eliminate such contaminants. Dust, dirt, and bacteria that has accumulated on the carpet over a period of time can only be removed through professional grade products used to clean andsanitize your home that are part of a professional cleaning service. 2. Prevention
Professional carpet cleaning can help prevent many serious problems. Among these problems is reducing or eliminating dust mite infestations. Many homes are infested with dust mites, yet the homeowners are not even aware that these microscopic creatures have taken over their carpet. Dust mites are a major source of allergens and professionals have the tools and products necessary to reduce or eliminate such infestations. In addition to dust mites, carpets are at high risk for developing mold. This is especially true in areas with high humidity levels. When moisture such as rain and snow is constantly being tracked in the house, it gets driven deep into the carpet fibers and can cause mold to grow. Routine carpet cleaning can help prevent the growth of mold in your carpet. 3. Smell
In addition to trapping a variety of allergens and bacteria, carpet also tends to trap odors. This is especially true if the homeowners have pets. Pet urine and feces can be one of the most difficult smells to remove from carpet fibers. However, professional companies have patented formulas for removing even the toughest odors from your carpet. 4. Appearance
While vacuuming and spot cleaning play a very important part in maintaining your carpet’s appearance, the most effective way to ensure your carpet keeps an attractive appearance is by having the carpets professionally cleaned at least twice a year. Not only will this ensure a deep clean for your carpets, but it will help to remove unwanted stains as well. 5. Extends the life of your carpet
Expert carpet cleaners provide you with the peace of mind of knowing that your carpets have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Regular cleanings will ensure that your carpet is looking its best year round. Since they are trained professionals, you can rest assured that they are using tools and products that won’t harm or damage your carpets.
Carpet can be quite an investment, so protect that investment by properly caring for your carpet. Daily maintenance and routine cleanings by a professional will help you to achieve more than just a good appearance. It will help to ensure that your home is clean, fresh, and healthy.
Vacuuming is essential for maintaining your carpets, but did you know that vacuum cleaners can be a breeding ground for bacteria which can be blown back into the air while vacuuming?
Many people believe that replacing carpets with hard floors resolves this problem of air, but that's not actually the case. Your carpet actually acts like a filter, so when dust settles the carpet it is trapped in the fibres until it is vacuumed out. Whereas, when dust settle on hard flooring it sits loose on the surface and is easily disturbed and redistributed in to air by normal foot traffic and general drafts in the room. The dust, pollens and bacteria on a hard floor becoming airborne much easier than they do from carpeting, making carpeting a better choice to improve indoor air quality. However, using a vacuum cleaner and not maintaining it can have just the same as having hard floors where the particulate materials become airborne easily. So how can you enjoy your carpet and protect the indoor air environment?
Tip 1 – Empty your vacuum cleaner regularly
If your vacuum cleaner has a bag be sure to replace it regularly, even if it's not actually full yet, changing it at least once a month. This will ensure that any bacteria that has been picked up is not breading in the dust bag just waiting to be recirculated into the room. It can be difficult to decipher when to change a vacuum cleaner bag, but as a general rule, replace it when it's 2/3 full will ensure maximum extraction power and an efficient clean every time. Modern bagless vacuum cleaners should ideally be emptied after every use. However tedious this may seem, this ensures that dust and bacteria are no longer in your home. Empty the canister outside, and a quick clean once a week with a safe non-toxic disinfectant spray will help.
Tip 2 – Professionally clean your carpets regularly
A regular professional carpet clean by us will ensure that 99.99% of bacteria are banished from your home. Our 'The Natural' formula is safe and non-toxic, leaving you knowing that you are creating the safest and healthiest possible environment for you and your family – Dirt is lifted and extracted from your carpet rather that being forced deeper into the carpet. You can choose from our Clean Only Service or our Clean & Protect Service, which has all the benefits of a Clean and Dry clean with our industry leading Repel Protectant™. Your carpets will stay cleaner vacuum more efficiently leaving carpet cleaner for up to 40% longer, and stains will be easier to remove, thanks to the quick drying, invisible protective barrier.
Read more about both services here... Clean Only Clean & Protect
.Dust mites are inevitable and even the cleanest of homes are not safe from the invasion of these unwanted residents. Whilst it's impossible to totally eliminate them from your home there are several steps you can take to dramatically reduce dust mites and their harmful allergens to keep your family protected.....
Wash your bedding at least once a week on a 60 degree wash – The simple truth is that dust mites are hardly little critters. They can survive when washed at a low temperatures. Regular washing at 60 degrees will ensure the problem is managed and does not get out of control.
Protect your mattresses and bed linen – Where possible use mattress, duvet and pillow protectors. These items will ensure that dust mites do not penetrate into the fabric fibres and main body of the mattress
Vacuum your carpets daily – Simple advice. and one the most effective things you can do. Vacuuming daily reduces the number of dust mites living in your carpets and upholstery and reduces the risk of breeding.
Increase ventilation – Dust mites thrive in humid environments, so ensure that your home is correctly ventilated. Install and use extractor fans, or open windows and doors while cooking or after bathing to ensure that steam is removed, instead of gathering and creating the humidity mites love.
Get your carpets and upholstery cleaned regularly – Even a clean looking carpet or suite will contain dust mites. So don't just clean for appearance. Regular cleaning every 12-18 months will help to greatly reduce mite numbers. For allergy sufferers we also offer an anti-allergen treatment using an all natural solution which renders dust mite allergens completely harmless.
Use a specialist anti-allergen spray– We have a topical spray which can be applied as often as required to carpets, upholstery, mattresses, bed linen and curtains. Our Dust Mite Anti-Allergen spray neutralises dust mite allergens and provides effective allergy relief for up to 90 days after application, ideal for use between your regular cleans.
With our Healthy Home service for Carpets or Upholstery your family will be fully protected. Call us now for a free, no obligation quote...
If you're taking part in the NHS National Stop Smoking Campaign we can help you get rid of those lingering odours which just might tempt you.
If you didn't know, this month, the NHS are running a national stop smoking campaign. The second Stoptober campaign is well under way, and already, 230 000 people are taking part. We've already had a few people mention they've stopped smoking and are wanting to rid their home of any lingering smoke odours and as part of your 'clean-up' we can help you freshen up your carpets and soft furnishings.
As well as cleaning we also offer a range of fragrances that can be added to the cleaning solution, or if the carpets have been cleaned recently it can be simply sprayed over carpets and upholstery after the clean using a DIY product, available in our online shop. Just mention the deodorisor to the technician who visits to quote and he'll be more than happy to let you sample the choice of fragrance we can use.
For more information regarding the fragrances, how to use them and how to order, please contact Mary or Janet in our office on 01302 349461.
There are four steps to Fresher, Cleaner & Healthier Home, here's Step 4...
STEP No. 4: Once you’re satisfied that you’re working with an honest, competent business, invite them to your home and ask for a specific quotation in writing, remember – it should be free and place you under no obligation what-so-ever. A written quotation should give you the assurance that you know exactly what service you will receive and what your job will cost – no surprises.
By following these four steps, you’ll gain all the information you need to make an informed, intelligent decision. If you want a quick, cheap cleaning job many companies in the telephone directories can help you. You could even rent a shampooing machine from a local shop and do the job yourself. If you want your carpets and upholstery cleaning properly and safely, then choose a reputable professional company that can deliver all your objectives and guarantee their work.