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Makeover your living room on a budget

carpet_clean (1)Your living room represents your personality; it’s the centre of your home, the meeting place. A beautiful living room makes:

  • Your guest feel welcome
  • Gives you a retreat for the business of life

You can makeover your living room if you are not contented with its look.

You could either have it renovated or change the furniture. Renos and new furniture can be expensive. Therefore, it leaves you with the last option – makeover your living room on a budget.

How to do just that?

A makeover is about changing the feel of your room.

Does your living room have carpet? Great, let’s start there!

The trick here is to get your carpet back to that new feeling. A lovely clean carpet can make your living room really inviting. Have a warm, comfortable and elegant to look at, adding style to your room.

Clean carpet doesn’t just enhance your living room appearance but also make the air fresher inside. A clean carpet can update your living room without spending too much money. The best thing about having your carpet professionally cleaned is it gets right into your carpet to get out all that hidden dirt plus fluffs your carpet up.

Get your carpet professionally cleaned

Professional cleaners can get the stubborn stain and dirt by using the right carpet cleaning method. Especially if your carpet looks really dirty, it’s time to call for some help.

Freshen up your room

You moved your furniture out of the room so that the cleaner can get to all of your carpet and do a really good job.  Now it’s time to put it all back, try putting things in different positions.

Turn the room around; try putting less furniture in it if you are not using it all the time. Add a splash of colour with a new rug or by painting a new feature wall.

Makeover your living room on a budget

Follow these simple tips and you can create a whole new feel to your living room on quite a small budget.

For a professionally cleaned carpet, contact Country Life Carpet Care. We can give your carpet a deep down stream clean for your carpet and bring it back to life again. We also offer other forms of carpet cleaning and tile, grout and vinyl floor cleaning. Plus we do upholstery and mattress cleaning too.

Phone Country Life Carpet Care for your carpet cleaning and floor cleaning needs.

How to clean pen or texta marks off your upholstery

How to clean texta marks off your upholstery
Accidents happen. No matter how careful you are, your lovely upholstery can get stained. The risk of getting upholstery stain can get double if you have children at home. Children plays and when they do, your upholstery seems to be the perfect playground.

Pen marks on your upholstery?

Children love to write, draw or scribble on any surface. Encouraging fine motors skills is great but not when they choose to do it on walls or worse, on your upholstery. You can’t do anything except shake your head in disbelief. You just have to remind yourself that they are only children and don’t panic.

Cleaning pen marks on your upholstery can be done. You can bring back your upholstery to its best.

How to clean texta marks off your upholstery

Depending on the type of pen or texta most marks can be removed. Relax because there are ways on how you can remove them from your upholstery. Most texta’s contain a spirit base which evaporates leaving the pigment behind. The trick is to reapply more of the same spirit to make sure that the pigment liquefies making it easier to remove the mark. Here are some steps on how to do it.

Steps in removing pen marks:

  1. Use solvents such as white vinegar or acetone. You can also try other products but make sure to test a small area of fabric (hidden from view) to ensure it doesn’t affect your fabric’s quality or cause any discolouration.
  2. Apply the solution to the entire stain by using cotton buds, dab and be careful not to spread it.
  3. Let the solution sits in for about 10 minutes. Give it another good go with more solvent. You might do it repeatedly until you get a desirable result but eventually, the stain should disappear.

Clean texta marks off your upholstery

If you are in any doubt on how to clean texta marks off your upholstery, call professional upholstery cleaner. If your upholstery has lots of stains, then you will definitely need a professional cleaner to job for you.

Contact Country Life Carpet Care we do more than just carpets and are your local upholstery cleaner and can help you with all your cleaning needs. We clean even the dirtiest upholstery and remove the most stubborn stain on your carpet, vinyl and tiles. Phone us now for a free quote.

Summer is the perfect time for a carpet spring clean

Carpet--CleaningIt is summer time, did you mean to do that spring clean but time just flew away. Don’t worry; you can have your carpets cleaned at any time of the year. Summer is the perfect time for a spring clean.

As the spring continues so as the fun! You can prepare a home party but make sure you will create a comfortable atmosphere for you, your family and your guests. Keeping a beautiful home comes down to every detail so you should start with the most basic – cleaning your carpet.

Why spring clean your carpet?

Spring cleaning your carpet is the best way to ensure that you get a great indoor atmosphere. Professionally cleaning your carpets give them a deep down clean and removes all the dirt and dust build up that your normal weekly vacuuming just can’t reach. Think about how great your home would look like if you manage to remove the stubborn dirt, dust and stain off your carpet. You can enjoy your home more knowing that your carpet is clean, smelling fresh and not hiding any nasties.

Now is the time to perfect time to have your carpets professionally cleaned

Summer is the perfect time for a carpet Spring Clean and to get your carpets professionally. The weather is great you can move your heavy furniture outside and drying time is the shortest and it will be all year. What a great feeling it is to have a really clean home when your friends and family come to visit.

Book your carpet cleaning now

Country Life Carpet Cleaning are your local professional carpet cleaning business that can clean a range of flooring for you; like vinyl, tiles, carpets and your upholstery too. Contact Country Life Carpet Care for a quote today and enjoy your clean home.

 

Vinyl flooring, can it be cleaned?

vinylVinyl flooring makes your home extra appealing and unique. Vinyl floors are great because they are:

  • Attractive
  • Durable
  • Long lasting

Vinyl is  perfect, even in high traffic areas in your home. However, despite all of vinyls qualities, vinyl floorings are not indestructible. Over time they can get damaged, become stained and really dirty, but with proper care, it’s easy to maintain the material’s eye catching appearance.

Cleaning vinyl flooring

Dirt and dust can wear down your vinyl flooring. This is the main reason why it’s important to clean your vinyl floor regularly. Cleaning your vinyl floor often can help your flooring last  a long time. How to clean your vinyl flooring?

Here are some cleaning tips on how to clean your vinyl flooring

  • Mop frequently with plain hot water
  • Get rid of stains

Mop frequently with plain water

You can’t go wrong with hot water and a mop. If there are any spills, wipe them up immediately with a sponge. Detergent often makes vinyl sticky, so if you do need to use detergent, make sure you re wash the floor with just plain clean hot water afterwards.

Get rid of stains

For food stains like sauce, remove it by mixing a paste of baking soda and water. Gently rub it onto the stain until it is removed. Remember to clean the area with a cloth or sponge to remove any baking soda residue.

With a just little of your time and effort, your vinyl flooring will last for many decades and still look lovely.

Is your vinyl really dirty?

If vinyl is really dirty and stained you might be considering replacing it. Generally a good professional clean will breathe new life back into your vinyl floors and save you all  the expense of replacement.

Need to have your vinyl flooring professionally cleaned, Country Life Carpet Care. We can have your carpet, vinyl and tile flooring clean – anytime, anywhere! Ring us now for free quote and we do upholstery and mattresses too.

3 floor cleaning dangers

Country Life Carpet CareCleaning your floors regularly is essential to keep your home clean and your family healthy. Here are few floor cleaning dangers that you may come across

  • Spills
  • Over wet carpet
  • House cleaners

1.Spills, how to clean them up – Mop them up

If you spill something, mop it up immediately using paper towel to remove any excess liquid. Then blot it up with cold water only, don’t be tempted to use anything else as this could set the stain. Contact a professional floor cleaner as soon as possible for advice.

2. Shampooing your own carpets

If you have a wet and dry vacuum cleaner please follow the instructions carefully and don’t  over-wet your carpets as this can cause discolouration and damage to the carpets. Make sure you test all shampoos in a small out of sight area before using any products on your carpet.

3. Household cleaners

When carrying household cleaners across your floor be careful not to spill them on your flooring. The bleach contain in these cleaners can permanently strip the colour from your carpet or vinyl and can damage other flooring types too.

If you have any cleaning accidents on your flooring contact Country Life Carpet Care as soon as possible for advice. We are your floor cleaning professional for Bunbury and surrounds, call us today.

4 tips for easy carpet cleaning this summer

Professional carpet cleaner Country Life Carpet CareThis summer, have you thought about what you will do? Go out, go to the park, go to the beach, go biking, go camping? During summer, you’d want to enjoy the great outdoors with your family and friends rather than staying inside cleaning your home. However, you need to take note that summer is the time of the year when then traffic into your home increases and so does the dirt especially in your carpet.

Keeping your carpet clean all the time

During summer, the most frequently used places in your home are the living area and mostly, living rooms have carpets. Your carpet can enhance your living room and make the space cosier. Plus, carpets are a great place for your children to play. For this and other reasons you  should realize that your carpet needs to be kept clean, especially when family members and pets are going in and out of doors more often.

4 tips for easy carpet cleaning

In order to keep your carpet clean and fresh this summer, here are things that you can do:

  1. Stop dirt at the door
  2. Take the party outside
  3. Maintain proper circulation of air
  4. Get a professional cleaner

Stop dirt at the door

Summer means backyard bbq and frequent family events. This can put your carpet at higher risk. Before dirt can enter, stop it. Use rugs or mats at your entrance doors. Ask your guests to take their shoes off when entering your home, in the summer this is easy with sandals, thongs or loose fitting shoes. If there are spills and stains, mop or vacuum them up right away.

Take the party outside

Summer is the perfect time to use your outdoor area and have a backyard barbie with friends and family. Having most of your guests outside will help reduce the mess and dirt inside your home.

Maintain proper circulation of air

Higher temperature means greater risk of dust build up inside your home. Consider turning your Air Con on. The energy bills scares you? No problem. You can maintain proper air circulation by opening your windows in the morning when it’s cool, then close them again as the day warms up and after the afternoon sun has gone and the breeze is in open your windows again. Not going to be home? Close your home up, completely curtains and blinds too, then when you get home opens everything up and let the breeze blow through.

Get a professional cleaner

The best way to keep your carpet clean this summer? Start with a fresh slate! A professional cleaner can give your carpet a deep clean right into the pile of your carpet where your regular vacuuming can’t reach.

Looking for a professional cleaner? Contact Country Life Carpet Care, we do deep stream cleaning of carpets and can clean your vinyl and tile floors too. We can help you remove embedded dirt in carpets, eliminate grime on your tile and grout too plus clean your upholstery too! Ring us now for a free quote today.

3 Dog Carpet Cleaning Tips

Here are some common problems with having your dog inside and how to deal with them.doggy

  • Dog Hair Build Up
  • Pet Urine
  • Deodorising Treatment

Carpet cleaning tips for living with your dog.

  1. Dog hair and fur cause problems in your carpets if allowed to build up. Frequently vacuum your carpets, especially where your dog sleeps and spends most of his time. If you do not remove the fur it will build up in the pile of the carpet, this becomes a big problem because it then can not be removed by carpet cleaning alone. Having an annual deep steam clean will also prevent build up where your domestic vacuum cleaner can’t reach into the pile of your carpet. If the hair and fur is not removed it will wear away your carpets, causing them to age prematurely.
  1. Don’t ignore pet urine as even though it looks dry, it can stay wet under your carpet and into the underlay which can cause a lot of damage. You need to mop up pet urine as soon as possible so it doesn’t soak into your carpet. Blot up with a paper towel as much as you can then clean with cold water. If this is more than a one off accident, you really need to call a professional carpet cleaner to make you’re there is no ongoing damage to your carpets, underlay or the floor boards under the carpet.
  1. Having a dog in the house will cause your carpet to smell over time. The real problem is you won’t smell it, but your guests will. Having a deodorising treatment applied to your carpet is the perfect solution, this can be done with your carpet clean and will neutralise any objectionable odours.

You can have your dog and carpets too, just follow these few simple tips and everyone will live happily together.

Country Life Carpet Care (CLCC) is your local Bunbury Professional Carpet Cleaning Company.  Call for a free quote today.

How to remove nail polish on your carpet

nail-polish-spillOh, no, you were being so careful not to mark your nails and the unthinkable has happen –  you have spilled the whole bottle on your carpet.

When you accidentally spilled your nail polish over your beloved carpet, what should you do?

Nail polish on your carpet? Don’t panic!

It makes your heart sink seeing an intensely coloured nail polish spills on your carpet. Nail polish is one of the most difficult to stain to remove from your carpet fibre but don’t panic. All hope is not lost.

The best thing to do is call a professional carpet cleaner as soon as possible.

Sometimes you do need to clean it up (it’s late at night).

It will take some time so start gathering your cleaning tools and get yourself sorted.

What you will need:

  • Paper towels
  • Nail polish remover
  • Hairspray
  • Water
  • Dish soap

Of course, a whole lot of patience and determination too.

Here are the steps to remove nail polish on your carpet.

Step 1: Blot the spill

The stain is just sitting on top? Lucky you. Do not waste  time,  start blotting as much spill as possible using paper towels. Be careful to blot only and not spread the spill. Continue blotting until no further colour transfers to the paper towel.

Step 2: Nail polish remover

Before using the nail polish remover, try it out first on a hidden spot (behind a curtain). There is a small chance that a nail polish remover could remove the colour from your carpet, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Once confirmed that a nail polish remover doesn’t remove carpet colour, pour it into a new paper towel and blot the spill. Continue the process. This can take a while, depending on the size of the stain, so be patient and work a small area at a time.

Step 3: Hairspray

Spray it directly to the stain. Wet a paper towel with water to avoid having the hairspray dry. Gently dab the hairspray with the wet paper towel. If necessary, add more hairspray. This might also take a while.

Step 4: Soap and water

To finish off, add drops of dish soap to the water. Dip a clean paper towel and gently blot the stain. This should remove any remaining stain left on your carpet. Make sure to dry your carpet first before using.

If the nail polish spill has dried before you get the chance to have it clean, try scraping off the nail polish by brushing it with a toothbrush and call a professional cleaner in.

How to remove nail polish on your carpet

Only try to remove the spill yourself if it is late at night or some other time when you are unable to reach a professional cleaner. Contacting a professional carpet cleaner as soon as possible is really the best way to give your carpet the best chance of having the stain removed. If you try to remove the stain yourself and are unsuccessful, you have decreased the chance of a professional cleaning being able to remove it for you.

For a local professional cleaner in the Bunbury and surrounding area contact Country Life Carpet Care. We can remove lots of different kinds of carpet stains. It is important to act quickly, the quicker you call us the more likely that we can help you with your stain. The longer you wait,  the likely of the stain being able to be removed decrease.

Call Country Life Carpet Care for advice now on 1800 246 404.

Vinyl flooring, can it be cleaned?

Vinyl flooring makes your home extra appealing and unique. Vinyl floors are great because they are:

  • Attractive
  • Durable
  • Long lasting

Vinyl is  perfect, even in high traffic areas in your home. However, despite all of vinyls qualities, vinyl floorings are not indestructible. Over time they can get damaged, become stained and really dirty, but with proper care, it’s easy to maintain the material’s eye catching appearance.

Cleaning vinyl flooring

Dirt and dust can wear down your vinyl flooring. This is the main reason why it’s important to clean your vinyl floor regularly. Cleaning your vinyl floor often can help your flooring last  a long time. How to clean your vinyl flooring?

Here are some cleaning tips on clean your vinyl flooring

  • Mop frequently with plain hot water
  • Get rid of stains

Mop frequently with plain water

You can’t go wrong with hot water and a mop. If there are any spills, wipe them up immediately with a sponge. Detergent often makes vinyl sticky, so if you do need to use detergent to make sure you re wash the floor with just plain clean hot water afterwards.

Get rid of stains

For food stains like sauce, remove it by mixing a paste of baking soda and water. Gently rub it onto the stain until it is removed. Remember to clean the area with a cloth or sponge to remove any baking soda residue.

With a just little of your time and effort, your vinyl flooring will last for many decades and still look lovely.

Is your vinyl really dirt?

If vinyl is really dirty and stained you might be considering replacing it. Generally a good professional clean will breathe new life back into your vinyl floors and save you all  the expense of replacement.

Need to have your vinyl flooring professionally cleaned, Country Life Carpet Care. We can have your carpet, vinyl and tile flooring clean – anytime, anywhere! Ring us now for a free quote and we do upholstery and mattresses too.