Monthly Archives: October 2015

Why do my tiles look dirty even after I have just cleaned them?

clean tilesTiles are a great flooring choice as they require little maintenance to keep its durability for longer years. Just mix a little amount of vinegar and water as your cleaner then gently rub it on the tile surface, fast and easy; perfect to save you time and money.

However, some tiles are hard to clean as they are not cleaned regularly or easily get dirty after cleaning. These causes can leave your tiles looking dirty even after you have cleaned them so it is time to call in the professional tile cleaners.

There are 3 things that make tile cleaning hard for you:

  1. Grout residue
  2. Soap scum
  3. Chemical marks

Grout residue

After your tiles have been laid and grouted, the grout must be left to set. Once the grout is set the grout residue needs to be buffed off your tiles to make sure no grout haze is left. If the grout reside was not remove after the tiles were laid your tiles will never look really clean. If you grout has not been sealed it can also trap dirt making it hard for you to wash the dirt away as when the tile is dry, the cycle continues all over again. Time to call in a professional tile cleaner!

Soap scum

Soap or detergent can build up on your tiles and trap dirt. Using soapy cleaners only makes the effect worse and cause a build-up of dirt, making the tiles look drab. Pour a small amount of water on a tile surface then gently scrub itto check for any suds.

Follow these tips for tile cleaning:

  1. Use proper neutral cleaner
  2. Avoid chemical cleaner

Use proper cleaner

Use a neutral tile and grout cleaner to remove dirt and any detergent build-up on tile surface. Make sure to follow the directions then rinse thoroughly to avoid having the same problem.

Avoid chemical cleaner

Avoid harsh chemical cleaners as they can wreck the surface of your tiles causing even more damage.

My tiles always look dirty even after I have just cleaned them!

Call in a tile cleaning professional, call Country Life Carpet Care on 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403 to discuss your tile cleaning needs. We can clean your tiles and then seal your grout making it much easier for you to keep your tiles clean and looking great for much longer. Book an appointment now!

How to keep your office carpet in top condition?

cleaningOffice carpets put up with a lot of things every day – traffic, dirty shoes, heavy equipment, spills and much more. These things can make your carpet look faded and worn out over time. However, there are ways on how you can keep your carpet looking great, despite the day to day traffic of a busy your office.

With carpets, constant care and maintenance is the best thing to do. It is always better to maintain the look of your carpet rather than make repair or replace when they get major damage or totally worn out.

Use preventative measures

Prevention is better than cure, right? This also applies to your carpet. There are a lot of ways to prevent damages to your carpet and keep them looking at its best for years to come!

  • Outdoor mats at entry doors
  • Use rugs in high traffic areas
  • Do not drag equipment over the carpet
  • Prevent food and drink spills
  • Annual carpet cleaning

Outdoor mats at entry doors

Outdoor mats should be durable and tough enough to withstand daily wipe of shoes. Outdoor mats will collect dust, dirt and debris allowing people to wipe their shoes as they come in.

Use rugs in high traffic areas

Areas such as hallways, foyers and conference rooms can be the common place for office workers to gather. The carpet can be susceptible to daily wear and tear so make sure you place rugs on strategic places. Rugs and mats can be a focal point, that are changed to suit the season.

Do not drag equipment over the carpet

Never drag an office equipment or furniture over the carpet. This can ruin the padding under your carpet. When you have to rearrange furniture, use a trolley and lift the furniture.

Prevent food and drink spills

Food and drink spills can damage your carpet so if possible, ask your employees to comply with no food or drink policy while inside the office. You can also create an eating zone area inside the office where they can eat freely without the fear of having your carpet stained.

Annual carpet cleaning

Getting your carpet steam cleaned annual or even twice a year if need be will remove all the deep down residual dirt and grime that can rub at the base of your carpet and cause premature wear on your carpets.

Maintain your carpet regularly and it will look like new for longer and can make your office look better for a long time!

How to keep your office carpet in top condition?

Looking for a hire carpet cleaner? Contact Country Life Carpet Care for your cleaning needs. We offer floor cleaning services not just for homeowners but as well as for offices and commercial premises too. Talk to us today and let us bring out the best in your office!

Common tile cleaning mistakes you should avoid!

tilesYou tiles are looking grubby and it is time to clean them. Where to start?

Here are some things to avoid to make sure your tiles look the best for as long as they can. Remember that some tile cleaning mistakes can cause irreversible damage, read on to avoid these mistakes.

Common tile cleaning mistakes you should know!

  1. Excessive scrubbing
  2. Too much cleaner
  3. Using the wrong product
  4. Not acting quickly

Mistake 1.

Excessive scrubbing, scrubbing too much will wreck the surface of your tiles over time. You may think that the harder you scrub on your tile floor, the better the result will be. This is a big mistake! When you scrub too much, you can damage your tile floor in the process creating cracks and scratches in your tiles and ruin your grout.

Mistake 2.

Too much cleaner. The more products you use on your tile floor, the more you then have to remove it again. More cleaner means cleaner floor doesn’t mean a cleaner floor it means more work for you. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and only use the recommended amount – plus, it will save you money too!

Mistake 3.

Using the wrong product. Before you start using a cleaner, read the instructions and make sure it is the right cleaner for your type of tiles. Test the cleaner in a small patch behind a door, sink or toilet to make sure it doesn’t damage or harm your tile flooring. At Country Life Carpet Care we recommend a neutral cleaner, contact us for more details.

Mistake 4.

Not acting quickly. The longer you let the dirt, stain or damage sit on your tile floors, the harder these problems will be to fix. Act quickly on stains and damage so you can spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your tile floor.

Common tile cleaning mistakes you should avoid!

Sometime no matter how hard you try your tile floors still look dirty. Then it is time to call in a professional tile cleaner. Contact Country Life Carpet Care for your cleaning needs.

Country Life Carpet Care are your tile and carpet professionals, we offer floor cleaning services for people in Bunbury and the surrounds. Ring us now for no obligation quotes.

How to make your carpet look fluffy and new!

fluffy carpetWhether you want to sell your home or just want to make living more comfortable, it’s important to have a carpet that look fluffy and new. Remember, a clean and beautiful carpet can make your home look gorgeous. It’s easier to get a good first impression with your guests.

Healthy homes start from the floor up!

Beautiful carpets

New carpets are beautiful to look at but eventually, they will look worn out as the years pass by. Do you have to replace your old carpet? Well, this depends on your budget and the condition of your carpet. Why not try having your carpet professionally cleaned first before you think of replacing it? Often your carpet will come back to life and if you keep up an annual professional clean you may get many more years of use before you have to replace it. It’s less costly and yet produces great results.

Make your carpet look like new

Clean carpets can instantly lift the look of your home. It gives the feeling of freshness all over the house. Here’s how you can make your carpet look fluffy and new.

  • Book your carpet cleaning appointment
  • Check for any stains so you can immediately point these out to your carpet cleaner
  • Remove everything above your carpet – clutter and even furniture. Move them in a secure place before you start cleaning your carpet.
  • Place your pets in a secure area on the day of your carpet cleaning

Enjoy your fresh clean carpet. Now, your carpet looks and smells new! Imagine how that will make you feel, all ready to go out and enjoy the lovely Spring weather.

For all your carpet cleaning needs in Bunbury and surrounding areas, contact Country Life Carpet Care. We also offer other cleaning services tile cleaning, grout cleaning and sealing, vinyl floor cleaning, upholstery cleaning and mattress cleaning. Call for a free quote today.