Monthly Archives: May 2015

How to get rid of carpet dents

carpet dentWinter is almost here! With nothing much to do on a cold wet day, you could turn your attention to tidying up your house. The first thing you might like to do change the position of your furniture. Placing furniture in a different area can change the entire look of your home. Standing back admiring how go the new layout looks and you see IT!

Carpet dents!

What should you do now?

Dealing with carpet dents

If your furniture sits atop your carpet, chances are, it has caused a dent onto your carpet especially if it has been there for quite a long time. Dents are much like holes – they take up space in your carpet, only, they are imitating the furniture’s bottom that used to sit on there. They don’t harm your carpet but they aren’t very nice looking at all.

Get rid of carpet dents immediately

When you move your furniture from its original position, carpet dents are inevitable but it doesn’t mean that you can’t get rid of it. Here are 2 effective ways on how to get rid of carpet dents on your own:

Use water

Fill a spray bottle with water and lightly spray it over the dents. Use a blow dryer, set it on the hottest setting possible (do a test patch from behind the door to check it first).

DON’T USE THE HOTTEST SETTING if you have synthetic carpet. Blow some hot air on the moistened area. The heat will help the wool of your carpet rebound. Don’t forget to fluff up the carpet fibre with your fingers.

Use ice cubes

Use ice cubes in each indentation. Let it melt away. Wait for 12 hours and blot up the wet areas. Use the edge of the spoon to lift up the carpet fibre back to its original state. You can also use a hot iron. Place a cloth on the area; place the iron several inches above the cloth for 1 minute. DON’T LET THE IRON TOUCH THE CARPET, it will burn your carpet. Brush up the fibre using a coin or the edge of the spoon.

There, like magic, carpet dents is gone!

Having your carpet steam cleaned is also a great way to remove the deals from your carpet and as an added bonus you get a lovely clean carpet too. Contact Country Life Carpet Care. We offer cleaning services such as carpet carpeting, tiles, upholstery and even mattress cleaning too. Ring us now, free quote. Servicing Bunbury and the surrounding areas like Eaton, Mill Bridge, Meadow Landing, Treendale, Kingston, Australind, Dalyellup, Gelorup, Stratham.

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5 cleaning tips to make sure you get your rental bond back

Country Life Carpet CareMoving house? The last thing to think about is the cleaning when you’re moving house but to get your bond back you need to.

Here are 5 tips,

  1. Check your condition report and be honest about any damage
  2. Understand your obligations
  3. Get professional cleaning services – especially your carpets
  4. Do other cleaning yourself
  5. Vacate by the due date and Return all keys

Check your condition report and be honest about any damage

Find your inspection report that you got from the property manager as you enter the house to assess the condition of the house. Take the report for each room and note the difference from the original report.

Be honest in noting the damages as some may fall under the category of ‘fair wear and tear’. Handle everything with care to make sure anything that is counted “fair” will not be charged to you.

Understand your obligations

Provide the correct notice that is required to end your lease agreement as it is noted under the Tenancy Act. Never break the lease,always provide enough notice to avoid ending up having to pay costs which will be taken from your bond.

Pay your outstanding bills such as power payments as it is your obligation to clear all your charges upon vacating the house.

Get professional cleaning services – especially your carpets

carpet cleaningIf the property is furnished then consider getting upholstery and mattress cleaning. Clean the carpets, tiles, any flooring by using steam cleaners for carpets and grout cleaners for tiles. Call in the professional and give the receipt to your property manager.

Call Country Life Carpet Care we are professional carpet cleaners and floorcleaners, ask for a free quote.

Do other cleaning yourself

Doa bit of elbow grease during your spare time with some cleaning materials to bring the properties back to their conditions. Assess your checklist to identify which areas need to be cleaned.

Always keep the house clean even the areas you seldom use as this can help you prevent exerting much effort when you are about to leave the house. All furniture pieces should be free of dust as well as vents of air conditioners and heaters to avoid damages.

Make sure you remember to clean the oven too. Work on one room at a time and when you are done move onto the next.

Vacate by the due date and Return all keys

Vacate by the correct date or you will be charged extra for overstaying your lease. Make sure to give all keys back and any other items such as garage remote controls and doorbell functionalities by the agreed date.

Violating the rules may cause the owner to have to replace the locks which you would be charged for. If you lost any items or key then tell the property manager as usually this will only be a small charge.

5 cleaning tips to make sure you get your rental bond back

Get back your rental bond by simply doing the 5 tips.

Call Country Life Carpet Care on 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403, to discuss your carpet, floor and tile cleaning needs.We also do upholstery cleaning too, call today to book your appointment, all quotes are free.

4 tips on how to keep your house clean this winter

vinyl flooringWant to keep your house clean this winter but not sure where to start? Follow these 4 tips to keep your house lovely and clean this winter.

  1. Swipe away pet hair
  2. Keep the floor dry
  3. Vacuum carpet regularly
  4. Treat spills

Swipe away pet hair

If you have pet in your house like cats and dogs you can expect to have tons of fur falls out and end up on the floor and furniture. Always maintain a clean home by swiping up the fur regularly using broom or wet cloth to prevent it from flying into the air. Pet hair can trigger allergies or cause runny nose, itchy eyes, and asthma symptoms, so remove it as soon as you see the fur.

Keep the floor dry

Prevent unwanted accidents on slippery floor by keeping your floors dry. Wet surfaces are very dangerous and can cause damage on wooden floors, carpet, and skirting boards. Keep your area dry by using clean cloth to absorb any water. When it is wet outside remove your shoes before coming in and leave the rain outside.

Vacuum carpet daily

Prevent dirt and grit becoming embedded in your carpet by regularly vacuuming the carpets. Dirt can scratch wood and vinyl floors so remove it as soon as you see it.Vacuuming your carpets will also remove allergens and make your home fresher this winter! Getting your carpets steam cleaned annually will make sure they are in tiptop condition and protect your investment.

Treat spills

Wipe up spills instantly by using paper towel to remove the excess liquid and then use only water to clean up the surface completely. Never use harsh cleaners or bleach as this may set the stain and make your problem worse.

4 tips on how to keep your house clean this winter

Need more tips or to book your carpets in for a steam clean? Call Country Life Carpet Care
on 0407 246 403 to book your appointment! We also offer tile cleaning, upholstery cleaning, vinyl cleaning and mattress cleaning too. Call today for a free quote

How to clean and freshen up your mattress

mattressCleaning your mattress regularly is a good idea.

Did you know how many dust mites can live in your mattress?

It could be anywhere from 10,000 to 10,000,000! Its gross, isn’t it?

Dust mites can live everywhere – pillows, clothes, donnas and their favourite place is you guessed it . . . . Your mattress!

Cleaning your mattress is important

Have you clean your mattress lately?

Have you ever cleaned your mattress?

Now is the perfect time to do it, before the weather gets too cold. Vacuuming your mattress every few weeks is a good idea as it can help reduce dust mites population dramatically. Also, putting up a plastic covering on your mattress can essentially seal it but do you really want to do that? So what is the answer?

How to clean and freshen your mattress

If you want to clean and make your mattress smells fresh, here’s what you should do.

Get a 1 cup of baking soda, put it in a jar and add 4-5 drops of pure essential oil, lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus are all great. Remember essential oils are very strong so only use a few drops and give it a good shake. When mixing this solution, make sure you determine how much baking powder you will need. For a larger mattress, you will need a fair amount – just make sure the solution is enough to cover the entire mattress.

When cleaning your mattress it is best to do it on a day you are washing your sheets. Remove all the beddings, wash your sheets and put your doona and blankets out in the sun as well. Pour enough baking powder mix over the surface of your mattress. Let it sit for an hour or more to draw dirt, moisture and odour.

After a few hours come back and vacuum your mattress thoroughly. Do it slowly to make sure you pull out as much debris from your mattress as possible. Baking powder doesn’t just pull out dirt and dust mites but also deodorise your mattress and the essential oil will help to leaving your mattress smelling wonderful.

Annual deep clean for your mattress

To keep your mattress in tip top condition and those horrible dust mites at bay, get a professional yearly deep clean. Country Life Carpet Careare your mattress cleaning experts and we can clean your mattress as a standalone job or while we are doing your carpets, tiles or upholstery. Protect your family’s health, call for a free quote today.

Contact Country Life Carpet Care for your cleaning needs. We offer mattress cleaning and other cleaning services such as carpet, tile and vinyl cleaning – upholstery too. Free quotes, call now on  0407 246 403.