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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Solutions

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Solutions

This Blog will be about all the solution I have used or am using at the moment , and the way I use them .

My first choice is:



A eco friendly carpet cleaning solution

Mpower is my go to solution for the vast number of jobs that I do from Upholstery to pure wool Rugs.

The first product in the M-Power Range, which has been produced following extensive research and development by Solutions Ltd is manufactured here in the UK and meets or exceeds all currently known domestic and international regulatory standards.

It is therefore one of the most Eco-friendly cleaning solutions available with today’s technology. M-Power has been tested to ensure that all compounds that are considered toxic or otherwise hazardous to the operator or the environment are not present in this unique formulation.

Every product in the M-Power range uses powerful natural-molecular technology combined with advanced biotechnology techniques. The result of this new technology is an amazing range of environmentally friendly and biologically active cleaning solutions, which clean without compromising performance or safety. Derived from renewable sources, M-Power Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner is safe in use, storeage and disposal.

This unique product dilutes at an unbelievable 1:120 for normal carpet cleaning and provides a solution for environmentally aware companies and customers who appreciate and understand the need to use non-toxic, eco-friendly solutions in the cleaning process. Manufactured from 100% natural plant based materials.

M-Power Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner, is:

  • Derived from renewable/sustainable sources
  • Fully Biodegradable
  • Exhibits anti-bacterial & anti-viral properties thanks to its unique natural-molecular cleaning action.
  • Non-toxic to humans and pets
  • Non-toxic to aquatic life
  • Non-reactive with chemicals, such as chlorine bleach
  • Non-caustic – Non-combustible – Non-corrosive – Non-flammable – Non-fuming – Non-hazardous – Non-polluting

M-Power Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner contains:

  • NO ammonia
  • NO animal products
  • NO Bacteria or Enzymes
  • NO artificial ingredients
  • NO isopropyl alcohol
  • NO phosphates
  • NO solvents (apart from water)
  • NO synthetic chemicals
  • NO harmful ingredients
  • NO Soap or detergents

Mpower is best used fresh on each job due to its colloidal action .

I mix up my solution on the job with hand hot water and for general cleaning Mix it at 120/1.

After vacuuming the carpet or upholstery I then liberally spray the item with Mpower ,I then proceed with agitation this is to give a even coat to all the fibres of the active solution on carpets I use mechanical agitation with either a oreck or crb machine .

I have found that a 20 to 25 min dwell works best on most jobs , once the dwell is completed I then Extract Using Just Plain water ,which then leaves no sticky  residue that other detergent based solutions can .

Here is a picture of a carpet cleaned using Mpower

Mpower at work in wakefield

wool carpet cleaned using Mpower a eco friendly carpet cleaning solution

Hard Floor Care & Maintenance Course

A few weeks ago I attended a hard floor and Maintenance course at restormate headquarters based in cramlington .

Restormate Run by John and Lynn Kelly is a  supplier of all carpet cleaning sundries and equipment that covers all of the uk online and is based in the North East .

John was a one time a carpet cleaner himself and has a wealth of knowledge and is always eager to give good solid advice on all cleaning and training matters .

Hard Floor Care & Maintenance Course

Trainer : Jamie Pearson

hard floor cleaning

Jamie pearson on a training day on hard floor care and maintenance using a rotary scrubber

  • 4th Generation of my family involved in the cleaning and maintenance industry
  • began working part time during my school days on daily cleaning, flood restoration and specialist cleaning projects.
  • Training of Floorcare contractor network for flooring manufacturer by age of 17.
  • Responsible for delivery of major restoration projects from age of 19.
  • Managing portfolio exceeding 1,000,000m2 per annum maintained from age of 21.
  • Managing portfolio exceeding 1,000,000m2 per annum maintained from age of 21.These are the reasons I traveled a 300 mile round trip as Jamie is a expert in his field in not only hard floors but in how to acquire high end jobs and clients .

I would recommend that if you are interested in starting a hard floor restoration company , spend the day with Jamie First

Here is a couple of photos of Dans first restoration of a  very badly soiled and stained vinyl tiled floor, in a car showroom in the wakefield and barnsley area .

Badly soiled and stained vinyl floor restoration

Badly soiled and stained vinyl floor restoration

Badly stained and soiled vinyl tiles

Badly stained and soiled vinyl tiles, in a car showroom

Badly stained and soiled vinyl tiles

Badly stained and soiled vinyl tiles

after photo of a stripped and polished vinyl floor

after photo of a stripped and polished vinyl floor


after photo of a stripped and polished vinyl floor

after photo of a stripped and polished vinyl floor

Caravan Upholstery Cleaning

This week it has rained on and of every day , on tuesday I received a call to give a quote for some caravan cushions ,little did I know this was a residential caravan set in the woodland surrounding Nostell Priory near wakefield.

On arrival we had to transport all the machinery down small gravel paths and wet grass and then we had to work outside under cover from the pouring rain as you can see from the picture June was really happy about this.

Another problem no hot water , but I had brought with me the magma instant hot water heater which soon was providing steaming hot water out of my hand tool, which in conjunction with solutions shockwave and a 15 minute dwell time made short work of the build up dirt and grease left by over 8 years of use

June cleaning upholstery outside

June happy at her work

The moral of this is always go out and quote

Whats In My Barnsley Carpet Cleaning Van

One thing I love when I go to carpet cleaning road shows is looking in other carpet cleaners Vans,

Vw Caddy 2.0 Tdi

Vw Caddy 2.0 Tdi return 50 mpg fully loaded

so heres a list of items I Carry in my van whilst out on the roads of   Barnsley and Wakefield,wombwell and rotherham

  1. Hot Water extraction Machine . Its a Alltec 40, the 40 means it holds 40 litres of water.

    Alltec 40

    Alltec 40
    hot water extraction machine

  2. Taski ranger low speed rotary plus scrub brush, shampoo
    Slow speed Buffer

    Taski ranger slow speed Rotary Buffer

    brush,various different pads for Lm cleaning.

  3. Twin jet wand
  4. 2 x 75 foot lengths of vacuum hose this will be enough to run the machine from out side and still reach all the rooms in a std 3 bed semi.
  5. 2 x 75 foot of high pressure solution hoses
  6. A sebo 36 vacuum cleaner
  7. Towels about 5 of various sizes
  8. Carpet brush
  9. Upholstery hand tool
  10. 2 x buckets one for dirty water one for clean
  11. 25 litre container ,I use this to carry hot water ,saves time and somtimes there is no water or heating at some homes
  12. Solutions I carry a basic amount due to space.  shockwave a high ph powder used for very dirty and greasy carpets ,Dynamall a dry clean solution, and spm for most general  cleans

    Carpet cleaning dry cleaning solution

    Dynamall dry carpet cleaning solution

  13. spotters,  acetone, surgical spirits,rust remover, white spirits,peroxide 9%,a ph neutral detergent , a enzyme detergent
  14. receipt book,cards pens
  15. Iphone 4s great for taking pics, built in sat nav links to google
  16. First aid kit
  17. jump leads
  18. 15 metres extension cable
  19. small  electric tyre pump
  20. then odds and sods like knife , spanner screwdriver , bottled water
  21. Pump up sprayer
  22. Magma instant water heater , turns cold water into 110 degrees of heat in two mins.
  23. Prochem Pro 35 crb dry and wet cleaner for agitation and encapsulation cleaning.


    Debris and hairs removed by pro 35 from a rug after vacuuming  

 And here is some I keep for back up and commercial work


Magma heater and airflex extractor

air flex mini and magna instant heater



Rotowash crb


power flyte

power flyte Hot water extraction machine

sebo duo and sebo 36 Vac

sebo duo and sebo vac

Magma heater

Magma heater turns cold water hot very fast

Vac and solution hose

Vac and solution hose 3 lengths will allow you to complete most 3 bed house with the machine left outside


How to remove Draught Marks and stains from a white carpet

I was brought this carpet by a gentleman who had lifted it from his on suite bathroom , his wife thought it was unclean-able so was looking to replace the carpet at great expense .

In desperation He brought it to me to try to save it , and his money.




White Carpet

Bathroom carpet after, cleaning with specialist carpet solution ,rust remover and hydrogen peroxide.

As you can see on the corners there is Rust marks left from condensation off the water pipes .

After a really good vacuum i treated the rust marks with Craftex rust remover and left to dwell, I then pre sprayed all the black spots thoroughly with a specialist Carpet solution that is made up of Enzymes, Solvents, Detergents.

Why is Enzymes important in a Carpet Cleaning solution?

  enzymes are  used in Carpet cleaning solutions to act on materials that make up various stains and Marks so that these stains and marks can be washed away more easily. The enzymes are named after the Stains they work on,   eg , proteases break down protein based stains, lipolases break down  (fat) based stains and amylases break down starches and other carbohydrate based stains  .   One enzyme molecule can act on lots of different based stains  (i.e.,oil) molecules, a small amount of enzyme added to a Carpet cleaning solution can Improve  cleaning massively  .
The solution is left to dwell for up to 40  Minutes , I have found the longer it is left , (without drying out )  the better the end result.
Afer sufficient dwell time the solution is extracted using a commercial twin vac Hot water extraction machine , using hot water and a acid Rinse or acetic acid found in Vinegar, using this helps prevent :
  • Rapid  re-soiling
  • Browning of the carpet fibres
  • Helps with drying
  • Leaves the fibres softer to the touch
  • Corrects the ph balance to the fibres preventing damage

After this process is complete, any grey spots left can be bleached out using hydrogen peroxide.

Always spot test first or better still Get a professional in to do the Job.
The Carpet is then dried quickly to prevent and wick back.
This is the end result;
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Upholstery Cleaning In Barnsley

Cleaning upholstery barnsley .
This sofa has been pre-sprayed with SPM this solution will break down all the soil and grease before hot water extraction, then Towel dried


By Neil Kelloway