Don’t be fooled by DIY carpet cleaning systems and imitation cleaning companies

Sep 8, 2014 / Posted By Victoria Jordison

The revival of the old fashioned ‘mend and make do’ mentality has swept the nation recently due to the tough economic climate, and unfortunately caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to people’s homes in the process.

Here at TopMark Cleaning, we have noticed that television shows for bake off, sewing bees, upcycling furniture, growing your own vegetables and much more, are encouraging more people to get to grips with forgotten skills that could save them money. BUT no matter how good these intentions are beware of the limits to these skills, as sometimes leaving it the experts is actually cheaper than having a go yourself.

When it comes to big items of expense in your home trusting a skilled, trained and experienced trader is often the best way to go. You wouldn’t try to rewire electrics without any experience, would you? By all means, shop around for quotes to get an idea for you need to pay, but don’t just go with the cheapest!

See the list below of what you can ask your cleaning professional

  • What is included as part of the service? Follow up calls, furniture removal, spot stain removal.
  • What level of insurance do they hold?
  • Does it cover you and your family or just their equipment and staff?
  • Are they affiliated with any trading standards boards?
  • Are they trade certified by any industry qualifiers? NCCA?
  • Do they have any genuine reviews or testimonials that you can look at beforehand?
  • Who carries out the work? A workman, the company owner/operator?


As one of the largest surface areas in the home, whether you choose carpet or hard flooring, your floor is an expensive item to replace. But resist the temptation to hire a DIY machine, these inferior machines are causing more damage than good, and the shocking results we are often asked to fix are devastating to many families. These machines cause a very rapid re-soiling rate after you have used them. The reason for this increase is they are just not powerful enough to rinse the detergent out of the fibres of the carpets. A simple test to check this theory can be done by spraying a little bit of off the shelf carpet cleaning solution you find in the supermarket, onto a clean dry plate. Leave overnight or until all the water evaporates out of the solution and then touch the plate. Although dry, you will notice there is a stickiness left behind which will obviously attract more dirt and grime than a rinsed clean plate. So if you can now imagine this to your entire floor area where shoes, pets, children and more all walk over on a daily basis, you can see it won’t take long to ruin your entire carpet.

The machines that we use at TopMark cleaning have powerful industrial pumps that rinse all the specialist cleaning agents out properly and thoroughly meaning your carpets are free from sticky residue that ruin carpets. It is important to remember that it is not just on the surface that dirt has an impact, the more that gets into your carpet and trodden in further and further, will also be damaging the fibres and the base layers of the carpet surface. Our powerful specialist machines also mean you get dry carpets in rapid time so you do not have to worry about walking over wet fibres for long and getting back on with your day with minimum disruption.

At TopMark Cleaning we want to build lifetime relationships with our customers by providing quality home carpet cleaning. We are trustworthy, trained, technicians providing great services for your carpet and upholstery cleaning. If you have been affected by cowboy carpet cleaners or even had a go yourself and need some help, give us a call today or use our enquiry form to find out more, we offer a free no obligation quote so you can be sure you are getting the best deal for your home and family.

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