Monthly Archives: March 2015

How to maintain your carpet all year round

living roomSo, you’ve installed your dream carpet. It has a lovely design, an attractive colour and just looks perfect on your home, now what? Here at Country Life Carpet Care, we share your concern about how to maintain your carpets so they last and look beautiful for years to come.

Regular cleaning

One of the best ways to maintain your carpet is to clean it regularly. Vacuum your carpet weekly; do it more often if you have a spill or it’s particularly dirty. When you have extra visitors and pets inside, then you will see you carpets will get dirty quicker and then you need to vacuum. A regular vacuum can help keep your carpet fresh and clean eliminating the risk of having allergens inside your home.

Spills and stains

Cleaning up spills and stains immediately is very important as they can shorten the lifespan of your carpet. When there are wine spills and stains on your carpet, take some action right away! The longer they sit on your carpet, the harder they are to remove. When removing stains and spills, BLOT don’t RUB. Blotting is the key on reducing as much stains as possible. If in doubt blot all excessive liquid and then call for professional help. Remember prevention is always better than cure.

Floor mats and rugs

Having floor mats and rugs strategically place on entry ways can reduce the amount of dirt and dust tracked inside your home. This helps protect your carpet underneath the rug, extending the life of your carpet in the process. Especially in winter ask people to remove their shoes before entering.

Deep cleaning

An annual clean is very important because although you are vacuuming regularly a domestic vacuum can’t reach right to the base of the carpet. Without having an annual deep clean the dirt will be trapped in the base of your carpets and will build up over time this will cause extra wear and tear on your carpet. It is best to call in the professional and this will ensure that the job is done properly providing carpet longevity. Professional carpet cleaner’s use potent vacuum cleaning machines so they can really clean your carpet properly.

When you are looking for professional cleaners in Bunbury and the surrounds, contact Country Life Carpet Care. We offer cleaning services such as carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile cleaning – we do mattresses too! Ring us now and ask for a free quote. We’ll help you have a cleaner, healthier home for your family!

How much does carpet cleaning cost?

living roomAutumn is here and the summer family activities have taken their toll on your carpets, time to get them cleaned.

How much does carpet cleaning cost?

Cleaning your carpet can be easy be as easy as picking up the phone and ringing Country Life Carpet Care. You will get the professional help you need and your carpets will look their best in no time.

But how much will it cost?

The cost of professional carpet cleaning depends on a couple of factors such as:

  • The size of the area to be cleaned
  • Amount of furniture that needs to be moved
  • Additional services

The area to be cleaned

The amount of the carpet that needs to be clean has a direct impact on the cost of the cleaning; the larger area of the carpet, the higher the cost will be. The amount of rooms you need to have cleaned will also add to the cost.

Furniture

Carpet cleaners will only clean the area around the furniture. If they have to remove the furniture for you, that’s another added charge on you. If you want them to clean the entire carpet, move the furniture yourself which also makes for a better job. Be realistic if you have a heavy wardrobe or cabinet don’t move it cleaning around that sort of this is fine.

Additional services

Sometimes, there are stubborn stains and dirt that only a professional can deal with, if your carpet is exceptional dirty there may be an additional charge eg oil stains etc. Always be honest about the condition of your flooring when asking for a quote and then you won’t get any nasty surprises

As carpet cleaners we do more than just clean your carpets. We offer other services too; think about whether you need your vinyl flooring, tiles, upholstery or mattress cleaned too. It is cheaper to have multiple services at once rather than having things done at different times.  Cleaning packages save you time and money.

How much does carpet cleaning cost

As mentioned above there are many factors to consider so ask for a free quote and you will have the exact cost and the time we are available to do your service.

Ask for a free quote from Country Life Carpet Care or call to speak to a qualified carpet cleaning specialist on  1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403. We offer more than just carpet cleaning services.

DIY carpet cleaning tips you should know

carpet cleaningWhen your carpet gets dirty, your first reaction is to clean it and correctly so. You can do the cleaning on your own or hire a professional carpet cleaner. Whatever your option you choose it is important to clean your carpet without delay. A clean carpet will enhance the appearance of your home, improve your indoor air quality in your home and remove any buildup of dust mites.

Carpet cleaning made easier

With the benefits of hiring a professional carpet cleaner,  it is easy to keep your carpet clean for that beautiful and comfy feeling in your home. With carpet cleaners, they’ll do the dirty job for you, all the hard work. You just have to sit back, relax and wait for your carpet to be clean. For best carpet cleaning services, choose Country Life Carpet Care (CLCC).

If you decide to do the cleaning yourself, you might want to know some fast drying carpet cleaning tips. Most people who do carpet cleaning themselves complain about how long it will take for their carpets to dry.

DIY carpet cleaning tips for you

Here are some DIY carpet cleaning tips which might just save your day:

  • Before you start cleaning, make sure that everything is working properly – the sprayer tip, vacuum system and the filters.
  • Vacuum the carpet first. This is necessary to ensure that you thoroughly clean your carpet.
  • Use the correct amount of pre spray – just enough. Too much pre spray will require too much moisture to remove the chemicals from your carpet, leaving them soaking and hard to dry.
  • Too little pre spray and you won’t get your carpets clean.
  • Stains need to be treated differently, depending what they are. Always test your carpet before applying any stain remover.
  • Turn off available ceiling fans when you do the pre spraying.
  • While you are cleaning your carpet, open your windows to allow proper ventilation.
  • For every wet stroke, perform two or more dry strokes.
  • Install air movers at strategic location around the newly clean carpet area and turn on the ceiling fans after you have cleaned the carpet.

Follow these tips and you’ll be surprised at how fast your carpet will dry and ready for use again.

If your carpet is really dirty, has stains on it or you are time poor, you really should call in the professionals. Calling in a professional carpet cleaner can save you money in the long run.

At Country Life Carpet Care we offer a range of cleaning services including carpet, tile, vinyl and upholstery. We also do mattresses too. We can cater cleaning jobs in Bunbury, Busselton and surrounds

For your carpet cleaning needs, contact Country Life Carpet Care. We offer cleaning services for carpets with tougher dirt and stubborn stains. Ring us now to discuss your needs.

How to avoid these common tile floor cleaning mistakes?

kitchen tilesYour floor tiles are one of the most expensive purchases you have ever made. However, it is also the most neglected part of your home. Probably because your floor is way out of sight and below your eye line but this doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are the lists of most common tile floor cleaning mistakes:

  • Leaving spills sit on tile floor for too long
  • Attempting to clean tiles with excessive scrubbing and harsh chemicals
  • Using the wrong tool when vacuuming
  • Incorrect mopping techniques
  • Over wetting the tiles

These cleaning mistakes are more common than you might think and if done regularly can ruin your tile floors.

Clean tile floors

Having a clean tile floor makes your home look fresh and inviting. It also makes your home a cleaner and healthier place to live. However, you have to take note that daily wear and tear can make your tile look tired over time. In order to keep your tiles looking new, you have to invest some time into regular cleaning.

Tile floor cleaning mistakes

Keeping your tile clean is pretty easy, provided that you know how to clean them the right way. Yes, there is a proper way to clean your tile floor in order to achieve quality results. Remember, incorrect cleaning methods can lead to further problems and even cause damage to your tiles.

Avoid these common mistakesby:

  • Always mopping up any spills immediately they occur.
  • Never use harsh chemicals or excessive scrubbing on any tile surfaces
  • When vacuuming always use the tool that is designed for hard surfaces.
  • Use correct mopping techniques
  • Don’t ever over wet your tiles, if unsure dry mop immediately after mopping to remove any excess water

If you have excessively dirty tiles it is best to get professional advice. If unsure about how to clean your tile floor, contact a professional and let them do the cleaning for you.

Annual professional cleaning is recommended to keep them in tip top condition and bring your tile floor back to their former shine. Contact Country Life Carpet Care, we are your tile cleaning professionals in Bunbury and we will travel to surrounding areas. We offer cleaning services that can include grout sealing, tile floor cleaning, carpet, upholstery and even mattresses too. Ring us now and we’ll come to your place.

4 surprising benefits of carpet steam cleaning

before and after carpet cleaningWant to have a clean home? Clean your carpet.

Carpet steam cleaning is one of the best carpet cleaning methods. Why? There are several reasons behind it.

Benefits of carpet steam cleaning

Steam cleaning is an effective cleaning method that keeps your carpet dirt and grime free. Here are 5 benefits of using carpet steam cleaning:

  • Non toxic
  • Child and pet friendly
  • Perfect for allergy sufferers
  • Affordable

Non toxic

Steam cleaning can kill the germs and bacterial making your carpet 99.9 percent clean without using potentially harmful chemicals. It only uses heat and water making your home chemical free.

Child and pet friendly

The non toxic nature of steam cleaning makes your home a safer environment for your children and pets. Your precious ones can get in contact directly with your carpet without worrying of chemicals that can burn their eyes, cause skin allergies or illnesses.

Perfect for allergy sufferers

Steam cleaning uses heat and water which creates a safe environment for people with allergy. It won’t trigger allergy reaction or create any respiratory problems at all.

Affordable

Aside from the health benefits and its effectiveness, steam cleaning only uses water and electricity making it the cheapest carpet cleaning method. No cleaning products use, just plain water and heat. (Cleaning product may be needed on really bad stains but are included in the price)

Make your carpet ready for friends and family, get your carpets steam cleaned.

Need a professional help? Contact Country Life Carpet Care for your carpet cleaning needs. Steam cleaning carpets is our specialty we also offer other cleaning methods for you too. Ring us to get a quote or book an appointment and we’ll do the rest.