Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Basics of Carpet Cleaning

1You might find surprising is the fact that there are actually more ways to clean your carpet than there are types of it in the world.

For everyday carpet cleaning needs, you are only required to know the basics. Here are the basic methods:

Broom

You might find this unbelievable, but using a broom can clean your carpet. Just like cleaning your hardwood or tile flooring. Keep in mind that when choosing a broom to clean your carpet, choose the regular broom instead of a deck broom. A regular broom gives you more control while you are cleaning the carpet, though you are going to need to use a little more energy in doing your each sweeping stroke to get that dirt away. Be careful while doing this, as you can easily lose control and end up breaking something.

Vacuum

A vacuum is standard equipment for cleaning your carpets. In fact, it can be easily understood that a vacuum cleaner was made for carpets. So, when using your vacuum to clean the carpets in your home, be sure that you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. Each vacuum cleaner has their own settings for different types of carpets.

Steam Cleaners

Steam cleaners are also a great way to clean your carpet, especially if you are on a tight budget. These handy cleaning tools can be rented for a DIY solution. Carefully follow the directions that come with the equipment. For an easier option call a professional steam carpet cleaner, who will know the exact way to give your carpet the best clean.

Steams cleaning removes the dirt and build up from your carpet without using any chemicals or leaving harsh residue behind in your carpet. Professional steam carpet cleaning will increase the life of your carpet by removing sand and dirt that can be abrasive and destroy your carpet over time.

Shampoo

Shampoo cleaners are available to buy or rent on an hourly or daily basis. Be sure to CAREFULLY follow the directions that come with the machine, or otherwise you’ll find some sticky residue on the carpet (that is not good for your carpet) and wonder where it came from. Do not over wet your carpet or it will rot.

Country Life Carpet Care is a specialist in carpet cleaning services. Call us now for more information on our services.

5 tips to be ahead for Summer cleaning

carpet cleaning by country life carpet careSummer is here and you want to enjoy the most of it. Cleaning is necessary due to the list of activities to do. From family, friends or relatives visiting, to Saturday barbecue, or to your kids’ playtime in your house, everything should be ready and cleaned.

To make things a little easier on your part, we have 5 tips to help you keep your house in its best condition this time of year.

1.      Organise Your Wardrobe

Organising your wardrobe should be the first step to organizing the rest of your home. You should get rid of all those unused clothing and accessories. Your wardrobe will look even more appealing, you’ll be able to find something great to wear without hours of searching.

 2.      Caring tips for your Wooden Floors

The best way to keep your wooden floors at their best is to avoid over-sanding.

To reduce the chance of marks and grooves that need to be sanded use:

  • Mats and rugs on entrances of your house and busy areas reduces sand particles from entering your house
  • Place trivets or saucers under plants bases to prevent sand or soil from touching your floor surface
  • Use of furniture protectors can avoid scratches and marks
  • Damp-mopping once a week ( or as needed) with water only keeps your wooden floor’s shine

3.      Reorganize your bookshelves

  • Sort all your books in the bookshelves according to sizes and subjects.
  • Arrange books in a vertically or horizontally rhythmic pattern. This will give a unique look on your bookshelves and can become a feature.
  • Pack into boxes and store any books that you have outgrown (particularly children’s books) or just don’t use anymore.
  • Remove any clutter

4.      Cleaning your Carpet

To keep your carpets looking at their best, a nice suggestion from Country Life Carpet Care will come very handy:  “Take off shoes when you get home, but leave the socks on because walking around with bare feet leaves marks of body oils that attract dirt.”

Vacuuming once a week, more often in traffic areas as needed also ensures your carpet look nice and clean. Get your carpets professionally cleaned once or twice a year, but once you see your carpets are dirty, call Country Life Carpet Care, for fast and professional carpet cleaning.

5.      Caring for Your Tile flooring

Cleaning your bathroom, kitchen and room tiles with a cleaner that has “neutral pH” on it ensures good quality tile floors after the session. You can also mix your own home-made tile cleaner by adding 1/2 cup baking soda in 2 litres water. Mix it well. Apply the liquid solution on your tile flooring using a clean mop and mop off.

For grout and tough stains, call Country Life Carpet Care. We are your local carpet and tiles specialist. We have the necessary products to ensure your carpet and tiles look best during the summer season. Call us now!