Quality painters and decorators in Harrogate


We hear of ridiculous quotes from not particularly skilled traders and also from customers who want as much value for their money as possible (rightly so).

Drakeford Bros is a quality painters and decorators set up in 1948 Sheffield and they are fully equipped, staffed and skilled for most contracts.

The aim is to offer quality work at a reasonable price so that we can complete the wprk to the highest standard but not at a price which will leave the customer cheated. Only using the best products and can advise on design. Drakeford Bros work efficiently with as little disurption as possible for the premises and the people who use it. This sometimes requires that we work at night or weekends.

Fully insured with £10 million worth of public liability insurance and all staff are not only close knit but also fully checked for suitability.

Time is taken to prepare metal and woodwork so that you will be happing with your painting and decorating not just at first glance but for many years of use. This takes a little extra time but makes all the difference to the end result! 

Clean dust sheets and shoe covers protect all surfaces. Removal of all debris and clean where necessary, if required also repositioning furniture and re-hang ing pictures. Any curtain rails, blinds or fittings that have been removed can be replaced with care.  Unwanted items such as old carpets or unwanted furniture can also be removed.

A Harrogate based painters but we work in Leeds, York, Bradford, Knaresborough, Ripon, Wetherby and we will travel nationwide for big projects.

Check website at www.drakefordbros.co.uk for more details on quaility painting and decorating in Harrogate.

Quality carpet cleaning at a realistic price / avoiding scams


We won’t clean your carpets for 15 pounds! No one will! If you see a leaflet claiming to do so? Recycle it!

We would rather visit and quote for job as each room and carpet are different. We will quote competetively with no cutting corners as this just devalues what the client and OCD Cleaning are trying to achieve. We do it with consideration for the user rather than the quick get out.

How to avoid scams

Scam 1: Fake Quote
To some degree, all of us are attracted by low price because we want to work within a budget. But some carpet cleaners use price as the bait for their false and misleading advertising. They offer a cheap price and then add more on or do a derisory job to validate them coming.
Once they are in your home, they pressurise you into buying ‘add-ons.’ Carpet cleaning is not as cheap as some unethical carpet cleaners would like you to believe. We have pictures of our cleaned carpets in Harrogate and York on our gallery page.

Scam 2: Chemical Drought.
Dual process carpet cleaning describes the process of shampooing or heavy preconditioning, followed with hot water extraction cleaning. Unfortunately, unethical carpet cleaners often use dual process as a bait-and-switch technique. Here’s how it’s done: First, they ‘bait’ you with a basic cleaning (single process) at an unbelievably low price. Then, when you call, they try to ‘switch’ you to more expensive dual-process cleaning. If you don’t fall for their switch and choose their basic service, you’re likely receive poor workmanship using little or no chemical and they will not guarantee their work. Our Enzyme cleaners use naturally occurring proteins to break down dirt and grime before the second phase deodors and shampoo are applied.

Scam 3: Unsupported claims ie ‘Best service.’

You’ll read this in almost every ad. You’ll hear this from virtually every carpet cleaner. Remember this: The method that’s best for you is the method that achieves your goal. If you want a method that dries quickly, then a method that takes a long time to dry is not for you. So before you choose a carpet cleaner, identify your objectives. Then select the method that best reaches those objectives.

We know many occasions where customers of other companies have been over charged or not had the effort or respect they deserve when paying for a service. We have built a base of repeat and one off customers for just carpet cleans in Harrogate, Leeds, Ripon, Wetherby, Bradford and York so if you have a need for advice please email or call us on 07980297061 or07723926727, thanks, OCD.

For more info on why we are the best choice for quality carpet cleaning in Yorkshire check our http://ocdcleaningharrogate.co.uk/carpet_and_upholstery_cleaning.html which is a specialist carpet cleaning web page.