New Carpet Or Three Piece Suite

Most people select their new carpets and upholstered furniture based on these observations…

  1. Appearance – Does it look good?
  2. Fit in – Does it match the other décor within the room?
  3. Is it comfortable to live with?
  4. Price – how much is it?

So many purchasing decisions are based on price alone.

What About The Fibres?

Not many folk, if any, ever consider the combination of fibres that go into the make up the item(s) being purchased. Labels can often be misleading (especially those on fabrics).

The salesperson in the shop may not be fully conversant with the cleaning and maintenance properties of the item they are selling, so long as the prospective customer likes it and it is within their budget a sale will be made.

The professional cleaner, however, has to assess each item on its merit and cannot rely on the labelling. The picture below is of a sofa that was wet cleaned, the label fixed to the sofa says that it should NOT be dry cleaned.

Aqua-Dry show the results of wet cleaning incorrectly

Aqua-Dry show the results of wet cleaning incorrectly

The cleaner went ahead and wet cleaned it with disastrous results as can clearly be seen.

Testing For The Right Approach

There are a series of tests that the Professional cleaner NEEDS to carry out in order to establish

  • What the fibres are?
  • How they will react to cleaning chemicals?
  • Are the colours likely to bleed?
  • Is the fabric likely to shrink?

The cleaning technician who cleaned the sofa in the picture above did allegedly carry out a colour bleed test but none of the other tests. It is ironic that the colour bleed test itself should have indicated to the cleaning technician that this fabric would respond badly to contact with water….sadly he failed to recognise the problem.

It proved to be a costly mistake.

Seamus Cullen
Seamus Cullen
17:04 25 May 19
Just had carpets cleaned ........... punctual guy, very friendly, super helpful, did a terrific job, I'd highly recommend them.
Jason Ebbs
Jason Ebbs
17:01 20 Mar 19
We had Tony this morning at my dads house in Broadford, Dublin. I would just like to say that a fantastic job was done and Tony was very obliging in every aspect, he helped us reposition and move furniture in and out of rooms and made the whole process very simple and stress free. He really is a credit to the company. Regards. Jason.
Dorinda Kenny
Dorinda Kenny
10:01 06 Nov 18
Excellent result with AquaDry would highly recommend them. Tony is excellent fast efficient and leaves no area undone - carpets look like new Sofas look great...have re booked for the remaining rooms would definetly use this company again - ask for Tony!
Elmarie Molloy
Elmarie Molloy
14:14 16 Aug 18
Had team visit my family home to clean downstairs carpets. Met with superb professionalism and left with a fantastic result. Brought carpets back to life. Will be booking again. Thanks team.
Rachael kummert
Rachael kummert
12:39 30 May 18
We recently purchased a new sofa and wanted to protect it from any potential spills. I rang Aqua-Dry, the very helpful Hannah explained the process and cost structure and was able to book me in the next day. I would highly recommend the excellent professional services of Aqua-Dry. The coating is applied there were no strong smells and no disruption. They are helpful, efficient and very courteous. The company comes recommended by both Frank McGowan Furniture and Arnotts Department Store and us! Thank you Tom!
Samaanth Moore
Samaanth Moore
12:48 20 Apr 18
I had a bit of a crisis involving spilled paint on carpet. Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners came to my rescue! They were finishing a job nearby and were able to get to me within a half hour. They told me to keep the carpet wet while I waited for them to arrive. When they got here they got to work right away and they were able to get all the paint up! After they left they called and told me to watch out for any paint that may come up from the concrete and to call if I noticed anything and they will come back out. I'm really impressed at how quickly they responded to my call and how professional they were. The price was extremely affordable. I would use them again in a heartbeat and would recommend them to anyone needing their carpets cleaned.
Claire Hayden
Claire Hayden
08:59 14 Mar 18
I just had my carpets cleaned and I can't believe how amazing they came out. Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners were fast, courteous and professional. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this company. AND it was super affordable. I won't use anyone but Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners
Melanie John
Melanie John
12:11 26 Feb 18
I have used many different companies, primarily because I never found one worth to have back. The others weren't bad, they just didn't give me a reason to hire them again. Not the case here. Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners could not be more professional. Arrived on-time and did a fantastic job! My carpets were clean fresh and looked like new.
Anastasia Melnicova
Anastasia Melnicova
06:23 02 Feb 18
I was delighted with Aqua-Dry services. What a great work they did on my rug. I am thrilled to see the refreshed, totally clean and looking like new rug. Although it takes quite a long time to get your item back and it is not a cheap service, it totally worth waiting and paying. I would definitely recommend Aqua-Dry and will be using them again.
Timmy Doherty
Timmy Doherty
14:22 14 Jul 17
Best carpet cleaner in Dublin! Very honest, reliable and professional
Una OShea
Una OShea
15:27 10 Jul 17
Just had Tom and his son cleaning my carpets. What a terrific job they did, they told me I had moths in my sitting room eating merrily away at my carpet but were very reassuring that they could deal efficiently with the problem and advised me how to avoid it in the future. My carpets came up like new especially the stairs which is down for about 14 years. I would highly recommend Aqua-Dry and will certainly use them exclusively in the future. Thanks a million
Meg Walker
Meg Walker
10:53 05 Jul 17
Delighted with our rugs! We've just moved back into our house after three long months out for repairs and wanted to make the most of this opportunity by freshening everything up. Aqua-Dry took away all our rugs for cleaning and stored them for us until we got back and they were like new on return. We have a few Oriental rugs which need to be cleaned by hand and I don't trust these to just anyone. Thank you for a very professional service and for going that extra mile.
cora mc closkey
cora mc closkey
12:59 10 Nov 16
After a bug passing through the house I needed the carpetes cleaned. Aqua dry were quick to respond. Tony did a super job on the bedroom carpets and a few spots along the way. He was prompt, efficient, friendly and a pleasure to have around. Will defiantly be calling on aqua dry again. Thanks guys.
Paul Caron
Paul Caron
16:04 30 Aug 16
I honestly couldn't be happier with the service. Tom collected and returned the rug when he said he would and it came back looking so much better. We got it cleaned because our cat had peed on it a few times last year but I didn't realise how much everyday dust and dirt had built up in it over 10 years even though it's vacuumed every week. It came back looking noticeably brighter and the wool had its lovely lustre back. The pile was also fuller and softer. I hadn't appreciated how flattened down it had become. I'll definitely be recommending Aqua-Dry to anyone I know who needs their rug cleaned.
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