Monthly Archives: March 2014

How to keep your tiles clean

Clean TilesAre you looking for ways on how to keep your floor tiles clean? Dirty flooring makes your home unattractive and possibly unhealthy. Who wants to stay inside a home with dust and stain all over the floors? It’s an unpleasant view.

Your tile flooring is a big investment and to get the most out of it, you have to keep it clean. Here are some few ways on how you should be able to keep cleanliness inside your home.

Prevention is better

Before dust and dirt invades your home, do something about it. Prevent the dirt entering in the first place by putting a doormat in front of your door and another one just inside the door for each or the external doors in your home. Doormats can decrease the amount of dirt and dust entering your home. With less dirt, it’s easier for you to keep your floor tiles clean.

Pets and your floors

Pets love walking on shiny and clean floors. Their nails can scratch your floor tiles too. Pets cannot be told to wipe off the dirt by using the your doormats and will bring in lots dust and dirt especially in wet weather. If you have pets at home, try to keep them out of any carpets areas and limit the areas they are allowed. Regularly grooming will help prevent hair loss too.

Don’t use harsh chemical when cleaning

Cleaning with harsh chemicals can cause stains on your tile floors and remove the shiny off the tiles. It is best to clean your tile with a mild soap and hot water. For any existing stains ask for professional help.

Use rugs in your kitchen

Being the busiest area inside your home, your kitchen is also the place for spills, slops and stains. With rugs, you can keep your kitchen free from any unnoticed drips, but remember to place the rugs in a safe area to prevent creating a tripping hazard.

How to keep your tiles clean

Cleaning your tile floor is easy, vacuum any lose dust or dirt then mop with a mild soap solution and hot water.  Done regularly your tiles will stay clean and not be a huge job. Having your tiles professional steam cleaned once a year, will keep your tiles in great condition for years to come.

Country Life Carpet Cleaning are your local tile cleaning professionals, ring today to book an appointment.

How to clean your carpet properly.

carpet3Carpets are an important feature inside your home.  The cushioning effect of a carpet and its ability to make any room beautiful makes it perfect for both home and office use.  According to research, regularly professionally cleaned carpet last longer. Before cleaning it, let’s discuss the things that make your carpet dirty:

  • Pet hair
  • Dirt from shoes
  • Stains

Pet hair

If you have pets, it’s normal that your carpet gets pet hair on a regular basis and sometimes urine (especially for young animals). If you don’t have the time to vacuumed pet hair all the time, it will start to pile up on your carpet, getting in between the piles of your carpet and it can take more than carpet cleaning to remove it. Pet urine can also soak through the carpet and can give off nasty odor. If you don’t realise your pet has had an accident the urine can get under your carpet and into the underlay making it hard to find and deal with. An annual professional steam clean of your carpets will deal with these problems and extend the life of your carpet.

For pet hair it’s important to vacuum your carpet regularly. When you see urine immediately mop it up then clean it with cold water to wash out the pet urine, sprinkle with baking soda and allow it to dry then vaccuum it up to remove the unpleasant odour.

Dirt from shoes

Shoes can tracked in outside dirt, sand and grit. You don’t notice the dirt right away, but over time, it will build up and find it’s way into the base of your carpet. This is the main reason why it’s important to leave all shoes outside.

Make sure your feet are thoroughly clean before entering your home and enjoy your family and friends to remove their shoes too.

If these issues are addressed immediately, they wont cause major problems at all.

Carpet stains

For stains and spills, mop up and clean immediately. Sometimes using the wrong cleaner can cause more damage than the original spill. It is best call for professional help as soon as possible for advice.

How to clean your carpet properly?

As you now know, keeping your carpet clean is a serious job and good carpet cleaning company can clean and make your carpet look like new. Country Life Carpet Care offers carpet cleaning services. Do you want your carpet cleaned? Call us and get a free quote today!