Monthly Archives: February 2015

3 carpet cleaning mistakes to avoid!

clean carpetCleaning carpet isn’t an easy job but is it very important. Often a spill or stain on your new carpet can make you panic. Oh no! You have just bought new carpet and the money you spent on it! Don’t panic, call for a professional help, from a carpet cleaner as soon as possible.

Carpet cleaning

Got a red wine spilled? A nail polish stained? Check out these articles on cleaning red wine spills and nail polish spills. Carpet cleaning isn’t rocket science, but done wrong you can make your spills worse and sometimes permanent. For spills, it really is best to call in the professionals.

Maintaining your carpet

Your carpet needs regular cleaning and maintenance to keep you home fresh and healthy. Weekly vacuuming is essential and money often if needed, like your pet is shedding hair or the children have just walked in half the garden.

Here are 3 carpet cleaning mistakes to avoid.

  1. Only using a deodorising powder to clean your carpet
  2. Over wetting your carpet
  3. Waiting too long to have your carpets cleaned

Mistake #1.Only using a deodorising powder

Sometimes, you are too eager make your home smell nice. Only using a deodorizing powder without cleaning your carpet is a mistake. Yes a deodorising powder can eliminate foul odours but it won’t remove the dirt dust or what is causing the smell in the first place.

Mistake #2.Over wetting your carpet

Before you use any cleaning product, be sure to read the label carefully. Make sure to do a test patch on a hidden part of your carpet. This will prevent you from making an irreversible mistake. Don’t over wet your carpet especially in winter as it will be difficult to dry and could cause the backing of your carpet to rot. Be very careful with indoor plants that they are not over watered and leave your carpet wet.

Mistake #3.Waiting too long to have your carpets cleaned

Don’t leave it too late to call in the professionals; it is false economy to hold out. Call for help as soon as possible when spills occur. If your carpet is showing sign of becoming dirty, get it cleaned. Professional cleaning will protect your carpet.

These mistakes are so common, you think they are indeed the proper way to clean. For your carpet, be careful and avoid mistakes, that way your carpets will look great and last a long time.

If you need a hand with your carpet, call in the professionals. Contact Country Life Carpet Care for your professional cleaning needs. We offer different cleaning services that include carpet cleaning, vinyl and tile floor cleaning and upholstery too. We also do mattresses. Ring us now, free quotes for you.

How to get butter out of your carpet

How to clean butter from your carpetLove butter? You should. It can make your dinner delectable. However, your love for butter might also give you problem that include your carpet. A clumsy fall, a wild party or unruly child can cause some butter to land on your carpet. Oh No!

Cleaning butter off your carpet

The bad thing about having butter on your carpet is that it can be a frustrating job to clean up. If the butter is soft, it can seep into your carpet fibre which can be hard to get out and longer you leave it the worse it will get. If it gets unnoticed, it can go down into the backing of your carpet and create a greasy mess.

When dealing with butter on your carpet, remember to act fast. The longer you wait, the harder it is to remove the stain. Here is how to get butter out of your carpet.

  1. Scrape
  2. Absorb
  3. Clean
  4. Sponge
  1. Scrape

Using a butter knife, spoon or other tool that is gentle to your carpet, scrape off as much butter as possible.

  1. Absorb

Use a product that can absorb the remaining butter off your carpet like baking soda and corn flour. Sprinkle it over the affected area. Let it sit for 15 – 30 minutes. Vacuum it up. Repeat this step until you achieve a desirable result.

  1. Clean

Prepare a mixture of water and dishwashing liquid. This should remove the excess the grease off your carpet. When done, remember to use water to remove the soap. Then, blot the area dry to remove all excess water with an old towel.

  1. Sponge

If the stain remains, apply a dry cleaning solvent using a sponge. When using a solvent, be sure to test patch it first in an unnoticeable area eg behind the door, to avoid further damage to your carpet. Blot it until the stain fades. (Best to call in the professionals for this step)

You are now finished and you just learned how to get butter off your carpet!

However, if the stain remains or it is a really big spill, consider hiring a professional cleaner to do the job for you. Contact Country Life Carpet Care for your cleaning needs. We would be happy to give you a free quote, ring us now on 0407 246 403.

Photo credit from how-to-clean-carpet.com.

How to put the shine back into your old tile floor!

tilesSparkling tiles! You just love them. Lovely clean looking tiles will make your home shine brighter and it feels like everything inside is simply gorgeous and dazzling.

Love your tiles?

Tile flooring is great. Tiles come in different colours and are low maintenance which makes them the top choice of many homeowners. It’s easy to love tile flooring especially when they are sparkling new and laid out in beautiful patterns. They can really complete the look of your room. However, like any type of flooring, tile floors can get worn and look dirty over time. Don’t be discouraged!

How to bring the shine to your old tiles!

Even the dirtiest and oldest tile flooring can look like new again with proper care and maintenance. Yes it is possible!

Tile flooring, like other flooring can be renewed again, if you know how. Here’s 4 ways to give your old tiles a fresh look.

  1. Go natural
  2. Use a water steamer
  3. Scour away
  4. Call in the professionals

Go natural

Make a simple, natural homemade solution. This is an environment friendly option and will save you money and can keep your tiles clean in no time.

Mix water, baking soda, lemon juice and some vinegartogether, apply the solution directly to your floor, leave it for a minute or two and scrub it away. Clean off and give a good final rinse to remove any residue.

Use a water steamer

Rent a water steamer. They are found at hardware stores and some supermarkets. A steamer can kill mildew and mould that will discolour your grout. Once the dirt is loosed up, use a brush attachment to get rid of all the dirt. You could also look at buying a steam mop.

Scour away!

For darker stains, use a mixture of water and a scouring product. Read the instruction carefully and test behind a door first. Mop the floor first before applying the solution. Gently brush using a toothbrush, this will help reduce discolouration.

Call in the professionals

The easiest way to bring your tiles back to life is to call in the professional. This will be money well spent and will really protect your investment. You can also have your grout sealed to prevent future discolouration.

Any of these solutions can make your tiles looking brand new while keeping your floor clean and hygienic.

If you need professional help with stubborn tile stains, contact Country Life Carpet Care. We offer tile cleaning service along with carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning mattresses and grout sealing. We service around Bunbury, Busselton, Harvey, Collie, Capel and the surrounds. Ring Country Life Carpet Care now for a free quote.

Why leave carpet cleaning to the experts?

Country Life Carpet CareKeeping your carpet clean can be hard! With all the dirt, dust and traffic your carpet has to endure every day, there’s no way your carpet will stay clean for a long time. Regular vacuuming is great to remove the surface dust bit you need to look at having your carpet steam cleaned at least once a year to remove all that deep down dust that ends up in the bottom of your carpet too far down for your domestic vacuum cleaner.

You can do the cleaning yourself, hire a machine from the local supermarket or hardware store or hire an expert.

Seriously, who has time to do it yourself these days? All the time and fuss of getting the machine, unpacking it, reading the instructions, doing the job then packing it all up and returning it! Not to mention it is hardwork!

There’s nothing wrong with calling in a little extra help if it means, you can keep your carpet clean and save yourself a ton of time

Cleaning carpets

A clean carpet is nice to look at, play on, walk on and it smells fresh too – perfect for creating that beautiful home.

Even if you do get a machine, deep cleaning carpets can be hard. Cleaning your carpet is not a particularly easy job to do especially if it involves removing tough stains and marks. So, it’s really is a wise idea to call in professional carpet cleaners once a year or more often if your carpet is getting really dirty.

Why leave carpet cleaning to the experts?

Why leave carpet cleaning to the experts? Apart from their expertise, professional cleaners can clean your carpet and have it all done in a day or less for most jobs. Professional cleaners are

  • Quick and efficient
  • Have the right equipment
  • Are trained
  • Have detailed knowledge of stain removal

When it comes to carpet cleaning it really is best to leave it to the pros. Their experience, professionalism and expertise will save you money in the long term and you will know your carpet is in good hands.

Book a professional carpet cleaner!

Country Life Carpet Care are your local carpet cleaning experts.We also offer a range of other cleaning service too, like tile cleaning, upholstery and mattresses and we do grout sealing as well. Ring us today at Country Life Carpet Care for a free quote.