How 2 clean a carpet

Here at Hire Station not only have we developed a simply to use and follow ‘How 2’ guide on how to clean your carpet but we have also created a list of different carpet types so you can select the most appropriate for your environment (home, office etc.), a guide to removing tough stains in between cleans and before a machine wash, and some general carpet maintenance tips.

We have also provided some information about our range of cleaning solution fluids that will clean, deodorise and protect your upholstery from over 45 separate compounds.

Carpet Choices

Choosing the correct type of carpet for the correct environments in your home or workplace helps to ensure that you can keep your carpet looking healthy and clean for a maximum life-span.

The following are some of the most common types of carpet available on the market today. This list isn't exhaustive, but covers the main types and their most common uses for home or business.

Cut-Pile:

Background: A Berber cut with a thick feel of a plush carpet.
Suitable For: A versatile carpet suitable for a variety of rooms.

Cut pile

Loop-Pile:

Background: A hard wearing carpet with a woolen appearance.
Suitable For: Varying patterns are suitable for most rooms.

Loop pile

Commercial Loop:

Background: The most hard-wearing design; ideal for high-traffic areas.
Suitable For: Suitable for business environments and high-traffic domestic situations. The 'Commercial Loop' style of carpet is  mostly commonly found in offices due it high wear rate, durability, low cost and reletivley easy installation time.

Commercial loop

Cut and Loop:

Background: Multi-level design which hides stains well and looks good between vacuums.
Suitable For: Suitable for high-maintenance and high-traffic rooms. Being able to resist stains make the 'Cut and Loop' style of carpet ideal for use in restaurants or other areas that have a higher risk of spillages.

Cut loop

Saxony:

Background: A smooth soft finish which incorporates natural highlights.
Suitable For: Suitable for dining and living rooms with rustic interiors.

Saxony

Plush:

Background: Versatile textured finish hides daily activity and vacuum marks.
Suitable For: Varying patterns suitable for many rooms.

Plush

Using Our Cleaners

We have a variety of carpet cleaners available for you to hire which you can use to thoroughly clean the carpets in your home or workplace. For the best results, please follow the guide below:

Step 1:

Firstly make sure your carpet is clear of any loose debris which may get caught up in the cleaner and cause damage. Give the carpet a once over with one of our vacuum cleaners, and when finished clear away any loose items that are at risk from the carpet cleaner (this includes small furniture such as chairs, small draws etc.)

Step 2:

The next step is to prepare the carpet cleaner, making sure any plastic is removed from the carpet cleaner, fill the water tank with warm water (boiling water may damage the cleaner so do not exceed 50 degrees centigrade) and add the required amount of cleaning fluid as stated by the manufacture. If you have your carpet cleaner delivered, unboxing instructions are provided.

Step 3:

Turn on both the vacuum and the spray option and use the trigger to produce the required amount of solution onto the carpet. Cover the area you are working with by pulling the wand towards you whilst pressing the trigger, then once again without to suck any dirty water that may be left behind.

Step 4:

Repeat this process over the whole area of the carpet you wish to clean. When the carpet cleaning is complete, turn off the machine and remove the dirty water tank.

Choose Your Product Below:

Here at Hire Station we have a selection of professional cleaning solutions available to you at fantastic prices all year round! You can either collect your equipment from one of our 58 nationwide branches or if you prefer we can deliver your order direct to your door! Please see below our selection of cleaning solutions available for you to hire!

Avaliable Carpet Cleaning Solutions

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Cleaning Fluids

Here at Hire Station we have a range of cleaning fluids available for purchase with your carpet cleaner that can tackle all sorts of stains, dirt and even bodily fluids! Our range of cleaning solutions include:

  • Carpet and Upholstery Shampoo - perfect for cleaning, deodorising and protecting your carpet
  • Pet Guard - specifically designed to handle the stronger resistance of pet odours
  • Spot Stain remover - designed as a 'pre-cleaning' agent on stains including alcohol, blood and other bodily fluids, soft drinks, toothpaste, vegetable oil, juice, makeup and much more!
  • Traffic Lane Cleaner - a 'pre-cleaning' agent designed for high traffic areas such as carpet that are in hallways and staircases
  • All Clear Odour Remover - A more target cleaning agent designed for use on upholsteries that contain odours from more foul sources such as sweat, cooking smell, vomit and urine

If you would like to purchase any of these fluids then simply add them to your order during your checkout process as all of our cleaning solution fluids are available as optional accessories.

Not only that but our fluids are also stocked within our branch network, meaning if you need more simply pop down to your local Hire Station Branch to purchase more!

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Dehumidifiers

Recently had a flood? Or has your washing machine broken down? Is your building new or recently renovated? If so there is no better way to reduce the amount of moisture in the air without damaging the building than using one of Hire Station’s professional dehumidifiers.

When you hire a dehumidifier from Hire Station, using the equipment couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is make sure all the windows and doors are closed, position the equipment in a convenient location, plug the dehumidifier in and press the 'on' button!

So if you need to dry any structure including houses, garages, individual rooms, office spaces, hotels and retail outlets why wait? View our range of dehumidifiers online, including domestic dehumidifiers, industrial dehumidifiers and carpet floor dryers.

Carpet Cleaners

Need to hire a carpet cleaner today? Our range of industrial carpet cleaner equipment can tackle any job!

Carpet Cleaner hire from Hire Station is quick, simple and very economical. Our range of carpet cleaners includes both the Domestic 240V carpet cleaner and the more industrial upright carpet cleaner.

Carpet cleaner rental is a fast growing sector, so give your carpets a professional finish and hire a carpet cleaner online today!

Landscaping

Does your lawn need rejuvenating? Do your bushes simply need a trim? Or is garden landscaping simply a hobby of yours? If so then visit hire Station today where our range of landscaping tools can help with a range of projects including laying a new lawn, aerating your garden and even basic garden maintenance.

We can offer quality and reliable equipment at fantastic prices, delivered direct to your door including chainsaw hire, wood chipper hire, a range of strimmers and hedge trimmers, lawn mowers and much more!

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