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What types of carpet cleaning service should I use?

carpet cleaning by country life carpet careConfused about what method you should use to clean your carpets? See the 3 most effective ways of carpet cleaning best suited to your needs below.

Read on to see what suits your requirements:

  1. Steam cleaning
  2. Dry cleaning
  3. Shampoo method

Steam cleaning

Clean your carpets by steam cleaning as it uses high-pressure steam and water, perfect to remove dirt and build-up from your carpet. This process dislodges dirt from the carpet fibres and extracts it, resulting in clean carpets that will dry in 2 to 6 hours in most weather conditions.

Steam cleaning will leave your carpets looking and smelling like new and most importantly removes all the dirt and microorganisms from your carpets that gets trapped in the base of your carpet that normal household vacuum cleaners just can’t get out. It is recommended that you get your carpets steam cleaned every 12 months to avoid dirt and dust particles from wearing away the base of your carpet over time.

Dry cleaning

Remove any soil and dirt present in your carpets by using a small amount of water, detergent and solvent. Dry cleaning uses the mechanical agitation of a brush to work through the carpet and remove dirt.

Use organic absorbent cleaner to dislodge soil or grime present in your carpets and then vacuum it away. Make sure to thoroughly vacuum the carpet before and after cleaning to ensure no residue is left behind.

This method has no drying time and you will be able to walk on your carpets almost immediately.  Dry cleaning uses little water and is perfect as a maintenance clean for your carpets if it is only lightly soiled.

Shampoo method

Make your carpets smell and look good by applying shampoo to your carpet. Ensure you use a shampoo that produces a lot of foam and contains additive to reduce soiling.

Apply the foam evenly by using a clean brush or sponge then allow it to dry over time. Make sure to prevent over wetting of the carpet as this can result in shrinkage and odour. Vacuum the carpet thoroughly after cleaning to remove the shampoo residue left on your carpets.

What types of carpet cleaning service should I use?

The best type of cleaning method to use depends on the condition of your carpet.

Need more cleaning tips?

Contact us, Country Life Carpet Care on 0407 246 403 to discuss your cleaning needs.  Ring us today for a FREE quote. We offer cleaning services for carpets, tiles, vinyl, upholstery and mattress cleaning. Don’t wait another day to see your carpet looking fantastic again. Book your appointment now!

Useful tips in cleaning your upholstery

sofaYour furniture upholstery looks tired and a little shabby but buying new furniture isn’t in your budget. Satisfy your needs by following the 3 tips then the result will make you smile.

3 great helpful tips in cleaning your upholstery:

  1. Apply scotch guard
  2. Know the furniture cleaning codes
  3. Spot stains

Apply scotch guard

Scotch guard your fabric to make it stain resistant. Check to see if your fabric has been scotch guarded or do you need an after sale scotch guard to be applied. Scotch guard is a water-repelling protectant and a wise investment perfect to save you time and money.

Make sure to wait your upholstery completely dry and as clean as possiblebefore spraying it with scotch guard. Wear a face mask and a pair of rubber gloves to protect your skin and prevent inhaling aerosol spray. Shake the can well then spray it around the upholstery covering the entire surfaces. Wait at least 8 hours or so before sitting or touching the furniture.

Know the furniture cleaning codes

Learn the furniture cleaning codes as this can help you know what type of cleaning method you will use. Below are the most common furniture codes:

W:  Your furniture can be cleaned with water.

S: A furniture cleaning solvent can be applied to clean your item.

SW: Both solvent and water can be used for cleaning.

X: No using of either solvent or water to the item but a soft brush instead. Your item need to be dry cleaned to take deep stains.

Spot stains

Never spray it directly with water or leave a water ring that is hard to clean. First thing to do is scrape excess food off by using a dull edge then dampen a towel to work it to the stain. Do it repeatedly until the stain is removed. Remember to test new methods that are appropriate for your item as some will require different care. When testing do it on the bottom at the back if it will be not seen or sometimes under your furniture will have the same fabric you can test on.

Useful tips in cleaning your upholstery

Need help cleaning your upholstery, especially before scotch guarding? A really good clean can breathe new life into your beloved furniture piece.

Contact Country Life Carpet Care (CLCC) on 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403 to discuss your cleaning needs. Ring CLCC now for a FREE quote.

Can you improve the appearance of a stained carpet?

carpetYour carpet bears the daily foot traffic. Over time, it can lose its beauty and starts to look dirty and worn out. When things like this happen to your carpet, the best option is to have your carpet clean.

Although you cannot bring back the new appearance of your carpet, you can reduce the severity of the stain and dirt on your carpet and you will be surprised at how good your carpet will look.

Make the best out of your carpet

Before you think about buying new carpet, why not have it clean? Carpet cleaning can bring out your carpet’s best appearance – if not new looking, it will look its best, which often is really good. A clean carpet is always a beautiful carpet. Make your indoors look stunning with a clean carpet. Here’s how:

  • Vacuum the carpet to remove any loose debris and hair. Do this several times until you are satisfied with the result.
  • Sweep the carpet with a broom. Do this in one direction rather than going back and forth to keep the nap from settling.
  • Make a vinegar solution to treat stains. Mix it with water. For natural fibre carpet, mix equal parts of water and vinegar. For synthetic carpet, one part vinegar, two parts water. Let the solution sit for 10 minutes. (Remember to test behind the door first)
  • Don’t forget to let the area dry thoroughly before walking on it!

Seek professional help!

If your carpet looks really dirty or hasn’t been deep cleaned for more than 12 months, call in some professional help. They know what to do with your carpet. With their knowledge, expertise and years in service, your carpet will look its best in no time!

In Bunbury or surrounds? Call Country Life Carpet Care, we offer cleaning services include carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, upholstery, vinyl cleaning and mattress cleaning too. Ring us now to discuss your carpet cleaning needs with us for Bunbury and the surround areas.

 

Carpet cleaning basics – things you might not know?

Clean carpets by Country Life Carpet Cleaning (CLCC)Do you really know how to keep your carpet clean? You might be surprised how many ways are there to clean dirt from your carpets.

Here are some of the basic things to apply that you can do everyday or as often as needed to keep your carpet clean:

  1. Sweep
  2. Vacuum
  3. Shampoo
  4. Steam Cleaners

Sweep

Use a broom, yes good old fashion sweeping. You won’t believe that broom can flawlessly clean your carpet just like cleaning hardwood or tile flooring. Remember to choose regular broom not a hard deck broom when cleaning your carpet. Regular broom can give you more control while you are sweeping the dirt away, great workout too. Remember to finish the job off and pick up the piles of dirt and dust before you go so that it is not returned to you carpet.

Vacuum

Vacuuming your carpet at least once a week is an effective way to remove dirt from your carpet. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations as each vacuum cleaner has its own settings for different types of carpets.

Shampoo

Use shampoo cleaners to clean your carpet, as they are available to buy or rent on an hourly or daily basis. Always follow the directions that come with the machine to avoid ending up with some sticky residue that will damage your carpet over time. Make sure you don’t over wet your carpet or leave it wet, otherwise your carpet may rot.

Steam Cleaners

Save money and have your carpet steam cleaned once a year. Steam cleaning will extend the life of your carpet by removing the build-up of dirt from your carpet that regular vacuuming just can’t reach. By having your carpets steam cleaned once a year you won’t have to replace them as often due to wear caused by dirt rubbing on the base of your carpet. Steam cleaning uses water  and no harsh residue will be left.

Call Country Life Carpet Care we are your professional steam carpet cleaner and all our quotes are free.

Carpet cleaning basics –things you might not know?

Regular cleaning of your carpets will extend its life.

Country Life Carpet Care can provide with the full cleaning service, carpet, tile, and vinyl and more. Call us on 0407 246 403 to discuss your cleaning needs, all quotes are free.

5 carpet cleaning tips to save you time

carpetWant to tidy up your carpet fast and keep them clean? Here are 5 time saving  tips to help you keep your home lovely and clean.

  1. Blot up pet urine
  2. Neutralise odours
  3. Use clean rugs
  4. Dry carpets
  5. Place mat on carpet

Blot up pet urine

Does your pet pee on your carpet? Such a pain but you must deal with it immediately to avoid having your carpet ruined. Blot up a liquid then clean your carpet with cold water then towel dry. The benefit of using cold water is it minimises any fumes that you inhale.

If you have a large area or your carpet is badly soiled call in a professional carpet cleaner.

Neutralise odours

Consider applying a deodorising treatment to neutralise unpleasant odours from your carpets. It is best to ask Country Life Carpet Care (CLCC) for assistance and more effective products to completely deteriorate foul smells.

Use clean rugs

Want to reduce dusts getting into your carpets? Place clean rugs at your entry halls as they will catch the loose dirt and dust as people walk into your home. Rugs will need more regular vacuuming than your carpet and can we taken outside and given a good shake as needed to remove any further dirt being trampled through your home.

Dry carpets

If you have wet or dry vacuum avoid getting carpets too wet. Over wetting your carpet can cause damage, discolouration and reduce the life of your carpet.Remember carpets are fast absorbers so always be careful when handling any liquid substance to avoid accidental spilling of liquid onto the carpets.

Place mats under pot plants

If you are thinking of placing pot plants onto carpeted areas make sure you place a protective mat underneath them. A protective mat will help to avoid spills on the carpet when watering your plants. Any water that goes unnoticed and is left on your carpet could cause the carpet to rot. Be very careful when watering any pot plants on your carpet.

5 carpet cleaning tips to save you time

Never hesitate to call Country Life Carpet Care to discuss your cleaning needs. We offer more than carpet cleaning, we do tile, vinyl, upholstery and mattresses too. All quotes are free so grab your phone and ring us today on 0407 246 403 or toll free on 1800 246 404.

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