Frequently Asked Questions

Carpets are an essential part of every home. They provide a warm and comfortable space for family members to gather, play, and relax. In order to maintain this welcoming environment it is important that carpets be regularly cleaned. Professional cleaning will remove dirt from the carpet fibers and help prevent odors caused by bacteria growth in deep-set stains. There are several other benefits as well! For example, professional cleaners also offer deodorizing services which can help eliminate the strong smells left behind by pets or cooking mishaps. Additionally, they often use eco-friendly products that leave carpets smelling fresh without using harsh chemicals or solvents like ammonia which can irritate sensitive skin and cause breathing issues in people with asthma or allergies.

A lot of people don’t realise how dirty their carpets can get. But, they accumulate dirt and grime over time from walking on them day in and day out. Professional carpet cleaners are experts at deep cleaning your carpets to make them look fresh again. Carpet cleaners provide many benefits such as removing dangerous allergens, preventing asthma attacks, reducing the risk of cancer, and killing bacteria that cause illnesses like pneumonia or whooping cough. If you’re looking for a way to stay healthy while saving money this winter season then hire a professional carpet cleaner today!

The two most important factors that determine how often your carpets should be professionally cleaned are the type of carpet and your lifestyle. For example, if you have a family with young kids or pets, then it is recommended to clean them every six months. However, for those who don’t have either of those things in their home or office, they could go up to twelve months before needing professional cleaning services.

Our Texatherm unit is the quietest professional carpet cleaning machine in class available today at just 73Db noise output. 

Yes they can! To save lifting our cleaning machines upstairs we have hose extensions that will easily reach upstairs into your bathroom and bedrooms, with no loss of power! We use a remote control fob to adjust pressure and switch on and off as needed.

We provide our services 7 days a week and even on public holidays to fit in with our clients.

We cover the whole of the Fylde Coast and stretch out as far as Preston and Lancaster.

At Gold Standard Cleaning we clean a huge range of both carpets and rugs: Persian carpet cleaning, oriental, Moroccan, Tibetan, Indian, runners, area rugs, circular rugs, sculptured, seagrass, sesal, jute, and many more. Can’t find yours? Just call us and ask.

We offer high-quality fibre stain repellent that can significantly prolong the freshness of your carpet when applied after professional cleaning. It will also effectively extend the life of your floor piece, especially if placed in a high-traffic area.

This product utilises the most advanced ceramic chemistry to bring a level of protection never seen before in the UK carpet & upholstery cleaning industry.

In a similar fashion to a ceramic protector for Plastics and paintwork it creates a nano, hydrophobic bond to the fibre which repels dirt, stains and all liquids.


Imagine a protector if you spill a glass of wine on your sofa it simply bounces off onto the protected carpet to be mopped up with a towel!

All the detergents we work with are professional ones and are not sold in regular shops. We use a range of cleaning products, stain removers and stain protection detergents, which are carefully tested over the years to provide great results. Moreover, they kill 99% of the known bacteria and germs and guarantee a well-disinfected environment.

Established in 1968, The National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA) is the only nationally recognised trade association dedicated to the cleaning & maintenance of carpets, hard flooring and soft furnishings.

The Association is sustained and supported by over 600 Member companies throughout the UK and overseas. These range from individual owner-operators to multi-van operations.

The NCCA is fortunate to have the support from many leading suppliers in the industry. Our Corporate Members list includes companies who supply or manufacture chemicals, equipment, provide training, insurance or are franchise operators.

The National Carpet Cleaners Association is run by CEO, Dave Wheadon with support from the Board of Directors and his dedicated Office Team. This, along with being an unbiased organisation, ensures complete dedication to the aims and objectives of the Association.

By means of its comprehensive training programme, the National Carpet Cleaners Association believes it can uphold its promise to potential customers, that every one of its members holds a recognised qualification, is fully insured for their work and can provide the highest standards of service and professionalism within the industry.

Members are required to abide by the Association’s Code of Practice, which covers such specifics as fair pricing, service, complaints procedures, liability and consumer protection, and is designed to ensure customer satisfaction at all times. All members are expected to provide a fair deal for their customers, summed up by the National Carpet Cleaners Association motto, “Service with integrity”.

The Association supports and recommends members for many different disciplines related to the cleaning & restoration industry and referrals to the public are provided on the basis of relevant qualifications. Specialist services include: Carpet Cleaning, Curtain Cleaning, Hard Floor Cleaning/Restoration, Leather Cleaning, Rug Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Carpet Repair, Dyeing Colour Repair, Carpet Protection, Carpet Inspection, Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration, Flood/Water Damage Restoration, Insect Treatment, Leather Repair/Restoration, Rug Repair & Upholstery Protection.

The Texatherm cleaning system is the best system for carpet cleaning in offices and other commercial premises as well as domestic carpets.

Cleaning carpet tiles can be very difficult as the lack of airflow often leaves much of the dirt behind.

The Texatherm System combines chemical action with a heated pad in a way that utilises capillary action to draw dirt and oil from your carpet.

Offices, surgeries, nurseries, schools can all benefit from the Texatherm carpet cleaning system:

Its quick drying properties mean that carpets can be cleaned in busy areas while keeping disruption to a minimum. Carpets can be clean and dry in 30-60 minutes.

The biocidal finish makes it suitable for areas such as surgeries and hospitals where hygiene is vital.

Texatherm has antistatic properties. This is important in areas with sensitive electrical equipment.

The products used are non toxic and safe to use.

  • Prevention is better and more cost effective than replacement.
  • A cleaning plan for your business or home requirements will save money by lengthening the lifespan of your carpet and furnishings.
  • Dust-free environment will improve interior air quality.
  • Clean & fresh environment will help maintain a professional image for your business.
  • Regular cleaning prevents odours

Texatherm® – The future of carpet cleaning.

This unique process attains superior results that are normally only associated with deep wet cleaning, whilst delivering all the benefits you would expect from a dry cleaning system.

A fine solution of Texatherm Advanced Cleaner is applied to the fibre. This immediately wets out and starts to break down the bonds between the oil film and the dirt bound to the fibre.

Once the thermal pad has been preheated, the Texatherm Reactive Neutraliser is applied to the pre-sprayed area creating an exothermic reaction which draws the soil to the surface where the pad can absorb it.

  • Dry in 30-60 minutes
  • Woolsafe
  • Cleans and disinfects carpet
  • Applies anti-static coating
  • Guaranteed not to scratch or shrink
  • Low moisture levels
  • Up to 60% reduction in cleaning time
  • Leaves no sticky residues
  • Environmentally friendly
  • PH neutral carpet on completion
  • Low noise levels

All our work comes with a cast-iron guarantee

Klarna is an app you can use to make purchases without payment at online retailers – you then pay for the goods later.

Previously customers could only choose to pay through Klara with certain retailers it had partnered with.

But now, Klarna is available at all online retailers – regardless of whether it has partnered with the store.

Customers can use its shopping app to spread the cost of a purchase across three months.

Your item will ship to you straight away and an email will be sent to you indicating when the payment is due.

You’ll have 14-30 days (depending on the store) to decide whether you want to keep the item before being required to pay.

When payment is due, you log in to your account and use a debit card to settle your balance.

It has the benefit of allowing you to purchase things online and decide whether you want to keep them or not before you actually pay for them.

That means if you decide you don’t want your item, you aren’t left waiting for the refund to appear in your bank account.

There is also the option to spread payments over several months, or even years.

Unlike some credit cards, Klarna doesn’t charge interest or fees on the period between purchasing your goods and paying.

Does Klarna affect my credit score?

If you want to use the Pay in 30 Days or Pay in Three functions, Klarna users have to be approved using a soft background credit check.

This doesn’t impact your credit rating, even if you are denied.

But if you choose to repay over several months – something known as “financing” on the app – a full background credit check will be needed for this feature.

If you are rejected, this could affect your credit score – something worth noting before applying.

If you fail to pay your bills on time, your credit score could also be affected.

What happens if my Klarna repayment is late?

Klarna alerts you that you need to make a payment two days before it is due.

If your repayment is late, you will not be charged interest or penalties in the UK, but it may affect your credit score.

The company will automatically attempt to collect payment from the card that you entered at checkout.

If the automatic payment fails, it will try again after seven days, and then again after a further seven days if it fails again.

Klarna also has a team of staff who you can talk to about repayments if you’re getting behind.

The company has also said that accounts are passed to debt collection agencies if unpaid after several months.

About Us

Gold Standard Cleaning are a Local Blackpool Family-Run Business, providing cost-effective and highly professional  cleaning services for carpets, hard floors and upholstery.

We are fully insured, accredited and highly trained, using the World’s most advanced professional cleaning machines

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Cleaning & Restoration Services

Carpet Cleaning

Professional Carpet Cleaning to exacting standards by our fully trained team members.

Upholstery Cleaning

Deep Cleaning for sofas and chairs to keep your furnishings looking like new.

Stain Removals

Restore Carpets, Rugs and Upholstery with our specialist stain removal services.