Restoring a quarry tile floor in Warwick

This quarry tile kitchen floor is approximately 150 years old.  It used to be the kitchen and main entrance area but the new owner has remodelled the house and it will now be the entrance hall.  Being used as a kitchen for such a long time means there is a lot of grease and soiling … Continued

Cleaning upholstery and fabric identification

    “How much to clean my four seat sofa?” is a common question to get via email, Facebook or over the phone. I can give an estimate based on averages but to give a fixed price I need to see it first.  Identifying the fabric helps me to judge the effectiveness of cleaning, type … Continued

How to remove a coffee spill from a wool carpet or rug

Coffee spill – don’t panic   It is bound to happen.  If not a full pot of tea, or a freshly filled cafetière, then a bump of the elbow that deposits a few decent sized splashes of your cuppa onto the carpet.  It happened to me last week at home. The rug is a flat … Continued

WoolSafe carpet cleaning

  Why choose a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider?   Wool carpets and upholstery offer several benefits over manmade fibre alternatives.  They are ecologically sound, are resilient to wear and soiling and if looked after will last for many years.  I decided to become a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider to demonstrate that I have the technical … Continued

I’ve only just cleaned my carpet and it smells

Another phone call today asking me to clean a carpet because it smells.  A few questions later and I’ve determined that the caller cleaned their own carpet with a hire machine a few days ago.  As it smelled a day later they cleaned it again with no improvement. I offered advice but when they insisted … Continued

Cleaning upholstery in Warwick

Today I’ve been cleaning carpet, rugs and upholstery in Warwick.  All went smoothly and the customer was delighted with the results.  It was an entirely standard sort of clean with only one area that needed a bit of extra thought applying.  This particular armchair is covered in cotton but the process can applied to almost … Continued

part way through a limestone kitchen floor

Why you shouldn’t steam clean your stone floor

Steam cleaners are cheap and easy to use so why shouldn’t they be used on stone floors? Simply put, using super heated water can damage the surface, increase the risk of staining, cause corrosion of metallic elements within a stone surface and cause salts to surface. Steam penetrates into the cracks and fissures of a … Continued

Carpet cleaning myths and truth

I go out everyday and talk to people about carpet cleaning in Warwick, Leamington and Kenilworth – upholstery and hard floors too, but mostly carpets. I explain my process and often get asked questions. The same questions appear time and time again so I thought I’d put a few of them to bed. Carpets will shrink … Continued

Cleaning and restoration of tiles and grout

There are a lot of new build homes on  the edge of Warwick and many of them have tiled floors, especially in the hallway, kitchen and utility rooms.  You would expect a tile floor to be easy to clean and maintain.  Run a mop over it once a week and job done.  Unfortunately it is … Continued

Same type of carpet, different cleaning processes

Here at All Square Cleaning I have recently had the pleasure of cleaning carpet in a primary school, a church hall and some offices. I was reflecting on each job and realised that although they had the same type of carpet, low profile polypropylene, they were very different tasks. The church hall has heavy usage … Continued

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