Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

01200 411310

Cleaning Services Clitheroe

Refresh are the areas No 1 cleaning company. We clean carpets, rugs, upholstery and leather suites as well as providing other cleaning services including end of tenancy cleans.

We can also carry out the cleaning of sofas, chairs and suites at your home.

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Will My Carpets Shrink!

Carpet Shrinkage! Can My Carpets Shrink! .....

..... A question i get asked from time to time when quoting for a carpet clean is "Will My Carpet Shrink" and the answer i give is not on my watch lol. On a serious note, carpets can shrink, well certain types of carpets can anyway.

There are normally two types of carpet that can shrink – The Axminsters or Wilton. A bonafide Axminster carpet will be made of a wool fibre. The diference from other wool carpets though is that the Jute backing on an Axminster is interwoven with the wool top layer of the carpet. It's the Jute that is the issue and if over wet can cause shrinkage! It's a misnomer that all wool carpets will shrink. I often have customers say to me that they can't have they're wool carpets cleaned because of the risk of shrinkage but the fact is it's only really the Axminster type of wool carpet that can shrink. Axminster carpets are not easy to shrink either, so it would take a very careless carpet cleaning professional to cause any kind of shrinkage problem!

The other type of carpet that can shrink is a Wilton carpet and the main one to look out for is the Belgian Wilton carpet which is made made of a polypropylene man-made fibre. This is the real danger carpet and even some very experienced carpet cleaning professionals will not atempt to clean them. They are very easy to shrink in fact so you need to use a company that is confident that they can clean the Belgian Wilton carpets safely and maybe you should even get some kind of written disclamer in case of shrinkage.

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