Peter Whiddon: and the new ‘jewel’ in his family cleaning business

The name Acorn may suggest that Peter Whiddon is new to carpet care: but in fact he cleaned his first carpet back in 1982, subsequently set up a carpet and flooring supply and fitting service – and continues to thrive.

Peter set up Acorn Carpet Care to service homeowners and commercial businesses from across London and the South East with the finest in carpet and upholstery cleaning and stain prevention services.

Now he’s super-charging his service offer with a Prochem Europe Sapphire SS370 truck mount and a newcomer to the team in youngest son, Philip, while elder son, Marc takes over running the family’s carpet and flooring retail business.

‘I saw the Sapphire in a news item in Prochem’s Cleaning Specialist magazine,’ he tells us.
‘The technological advances of recent years are staggering,’ he reflects. ‘This new machine is superior to anything I’ve used. It’s so powerful and fast-drying it gets through work very quickly and is making more money than I imagined.’

The Sapphire powers up four floors with no problem

Another key benefit for Peter is the reach of the hoses; at 250 ft, they mean his van can be parked up well away from the premises without any detriment to the job.

‘It’s fantastic – a lovely machine and the service from Prochem is second to none,’ he says. Based in Chingford, London E4, Acorn’s catchment area covers London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Middlesex with a mix of domestic and a growing amount of commercial work.

Peter is a WoolSafe Fibre Care specialist. He is also a stickler for getting the job done to a very high standard. Acorn Carpet Care uses Prochem chemicals such as Trafficlean, Fibre & Fabric Rinse, Ultrapac Renovate, Multi Pro, Citrus Gel, Solvex and Solvall.

‘I keep the Prochem ‘PSK’ Professional Spotting Kit on the van, too – it’s a fabulous standby,’ says Peter.


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About Prochem Europe

Founded in 1974, Prochem Europe Ltd. is a British manufacturer of cleaning and maintenance products for carpets, fabrics and floors. Chemicals solutions are made at the company’s headquarters in Chessington, Surrey and are available through an extensive network of national and international distributors along with its carpet, fabric and floor cleaning equipment, accessories and spares. Britain’s leading commercial provider of training to professional cleaners, Prochem Europe also offers a range of industry-recognised training courses for carpet, upholstery and floor cleaning and maintenance at Chessington, covering the latest techniques and maintenance methods.