Monthly Archives: November 2014

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.