I have been in the cleaning trade for over 21 years. First, working
for a small independent company and then working for a large well
known carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise for over 12 years
where I became manager of the Nottingham and Derby branch.
When I decided to form my own company, I needed to review the
cleaning processes and the chemicals used. I felt I no longer wanted
to use the potentially harmful chemicals used in the cleaning
industry on a day to day basis, so I began to look for alternatives.
First of all, I cut down on the amount of petroleum based products I
used and altered the way I cleaned many soft furnishings. I then
began to source and test naturally derived cleaning solutions and
solutions made from food grade materials. First, I was sceptical
about the effectiveness of these greener/safer cleaning agents
probably because I have always used chemical based products and
have been happy with the results obtained.
I started to test micro splitters and natural colloidal cleaning
products for our carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning services.
Microsplitters are derived from food industry by-products. They
work by splitting the bond between fibres and the soiling particles at
a molecular level allowing the dirt to be removed easily from the
fibres, these work particularly well on natural fibres like wool and
Based on food-grade ingredients
- No bleaches
- No enzymes
- No surfactants
- No solvents
- Non hazardous
- Can be rinsed with fresh water only
- Safe for children and pets
Derived from natural sustainable sources, these work by breaking
down stains and soiling at a molecular level, holding the dirt
particles in a water based suspension. The soiling is then flushed
away with high power cleaning equipment leaving carpets and
upholstery fresh and clean without leaving harmful chemical
residues, particularly affective on manmade fibres like Nylon,
polypropylene and acrylic.
- Contains no phosphates.
- Contains no known pollutants.
- Non-toxic, as proven by independent toxicology tests.
- Naturally occurring bacteria use colloidal dispersion to biodegrade.
- A biodegradable degreaser.
- Leaves no residues.
- Derived from sustainable plant based sources.
- Suitable for allergy sufferers.
- Safe for people and pets.
- Safe for all environments.
For our main cleaning procedures we now use both Microsplitters
and natural colloidal cleaning products, we have had to change the
processes we use as these products work in a slightly different way
to traditional cleaning chemicals, but you soon learn to adjust your
I must say I was so surprised by my findings. Not only do
these products have safer personal and environmental properties,
they clean to a better standard. Carpets and upholstery I would
have previously thought could not be cleaned now come up like
"There have been many instances where, in the past, we would
have had to have used very strong chemicals to solve some cleaning
problems, we can now use these safer water based cleaning agents.
If we do have to use a solvent cleaning agent, we favour the use of
solvents derived from citrus oils."
- High cleaning Performance
- Non toxic in normal use
- Low or no Environmental impact
- Readily biodegradable
- Biodegradable or recyclable packaging
- Sustainable sourced ingredients.
We now make sure all our cleaning products are as safe as possible
for us using the products our clients and the environment.
"Yes, we have had to make many changes to the way we think and
carry out our services, but this can only benefit us who use cleaning
products everyday and our clients who can be assured that no
harmful products are being used in their homes or businesses."