Carpet, Wood floor & Tile Cleaning in Harrogate: The Mumbler Review
As anyone with kids knows, the floors in your home take an absolute battering! Throw in a dog, a muddy garden (with 5 chickens) and building work and you can imagine what a state Harrogate Mumbler gets into… A friend of mine’s husband recently brought the Zero Dry Time cleaning franchise to Harrogate so they asked me to try it out & give my honest opinion on Mumbler. Knowing that my house is a tough gig (and desperately in requirement of some TLC) I was happy to oblige.
Zero Dry Time offers a variety of services- carpet cleaning, upholstery & leather cleaning as well as wooden floors & hard floors. My sofas are pretty new so I didn’t need those doing, but I laid my living room carpet & engineered wood hallway & utility room 8 years ago. In fact my utility floor used to be my kitchen floor but I moved it when we did some building work 18 months ago. As a kitchen it had serious foot traffic but it also seemed to be looking really dry since we had all the building work done- I guess the tiny plaster particles & brick dust really affected it.
The final area that I needed cleaning was my bathroom floor- it is a white limestone tile and has been a big regret since I laid it 8 years ago. It looked lovely in the showroom & I got it cheap as it was a line-end but it just doesn’t work for a busy family & never looks clean. I’ve tried various sealants over the years but it’s porous & it stains. As it is limestone I have to be very careful about what I clean it with as any limescale removing bathroom products can dissolve it. Basically it’s a nightmare.
Anyway, on to the cleaning… Phil Harrison, who owns Zero Dry Time Harrogate, is a local dad with 3 young sons (also with a pooch) so he well knows how much punishment family homes get. He made his appointment to come & have a quick look at a time to suit me (after school runs) and took his time testing my stone floor (to make sure it would respond well) and advising me on what to expect, & what the cleaning process would be. We agreed a date a few days later to come & do the job.
Phil turned up on time & was very efficient (& tidy) bringing in his seemingly endless cleaning equipment. I work from home & Phil was really careful to work around me and not to disrupt me. He started on the wooden floors first (as they need cleaning & drying before 2 coats of polish were applied) in between this process he did a thorough cleaning of my living room carpet and an unbelievable job on the limestone tiles.
The carpet in the living room is now completely free of all the spot marks and he had managed to lift the pile (especially noticeable in the doorway) The bathroom tiles look like new- I opted for a very slightly shiny finish (as opposed to the previously matt one) in the hope that the finished floor will retain it’s finish & stay stain free (so far so good) Phil took his time to advise me on the pros and cons of the various finishes & made sure that I was happy with the results.
The finish that he achieved on my wooden floors is just unbelievable. They look like new! I can’t help but feel like I’m on a shampoo commercial, but they are nourished! The wooden boards had been so dry looking before and now they are glossy & gorgeous.
Phil is a really lovely bloke and I am absolutely thrilled to give him the Mumbler stamp of approval. Phil covers the following areas: Harrogate, Wetherby, Ripon, Ilkley, Bourghbridge, Tadcaster, Boston Spa, Otley, Masham, Knaresborough, Ripley, Pateley Bridge, Harewood, Collingham, Church Fenton, Bardsey, Addingham, Wike, Allwoodley, Bramhope, Moortown.
Phil is currently running a special offer whereby if you book him for a sofa clean, he’ll clean your living room carpet for half price. He has also agreed to knock 10% off wood floor cleaning if you mention Mumbler.
Disclaimer: Phil cleaned my floors for free in exchange for a review however as I told him, just like Shakira- my pics don’t lie! This review is my honest opinion and I was genuinely thrilled with the service (phew!)