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How to choose pet friendly flooring?

Cute CatHow do you have a pet and still have a lovely home to live in? That is a good question. It is estimated that 63% of Australian households have at least one pet.

We love our pets! 

Pets traffic can be tough on some types of floors. Flooring is a personal preference and having a few house rules can make it easier for you and your pets to live in harmony.

  • Have areas that your pet can’t go. It is best to prevent your pets from having free run of your carpeted areas, especially your bedrooms.
  • Rugs and mats. Have a special rug or mat for your pet to sit on and have their own place to be.
  • Trim your pets nails frequently. Pet nails can scratch your floor, if you don’t keep them trimmed.
  • Sweep your floor regularly. Many pets moult and drop their fur (hair), no matter what flooring you have this hair should be regularly swept up.

Wood laminate or hardwood floor are most prone to being scratched. Hardwood floors can be re-sanded and brought back to life at a later date or have the rustic country look.

Vinyl is a common flooring option that many people choose when they have both pets and children. Tile flooring is another popular choice and comes in a range of colours and finishes. These types of flooring are very practical and exceedingly durable; they are long-lasting and resistant to scratching and moisture which makes them a good choice for pet friendly homes.

Carpets are not a good option for pets and as the piles or loops in your carpet can catch on your pets claws and carpets will carry odours from where your pet has been. If you do have carpets make sure you have a mat, rug or even better a low bed off the carpet where your pet can sit. These mats and rugs can then be cleaned regularly to prevent odour to your carpets.

No matter what type of flooring you choice regular sweeping, vacuuming and cleaning is a must to prevent fur, hair, dirt and sand which your pets have brought in from building up and making your floors dirty or and scratching them.

Your tile and carpets will benefit from an annual professional carpet clean which will bring them back to their best and make sure you get the full life from your flooring.

Book your appointment with Country Life Carpet Care today.

How to clean your tiles?

Tiles - Before and after tile cleaningHere is how to clean your tiles?

Dirty tiles and grout are caused by the build-up of dirty water from mops, footwear and spills. We recommend that after your tile have been cleaned with a mild soap that you wash them over with a microfibre cloth and hot water only. It is also important to maintain the tiles with a neutral cleaner at regular intervals. We can advise you on the correct product for the job.

Here are household tips to maintain your tile floors and keep them clean.

Regular sweeping

Dirt build up can easily scratch your tile surface and sweeping it away regularly is very important and as soon as you see it will help prevent this. Using a vacuum cleaner is good too especially for the edges or tile gaps where sweeping will be hard to remove all the dirt that gets caught there.

Wipe or Mop

Wipe or mop your tile floor twice using only the simplest solution; water. Never use concentrated cleaners, your tiles are generally not too dirty if you do it often and by regularly cleaning up spills as they happen and cleaning with hot water you will keep it that way. You can dry-mop it after a few minutes of wet mopping.

Use walk-off mats or rugs

Dirt prevention is always better than dirt cleaning. With walk-off mats or rugs, you have already eliminated more than half of the dirt that’s supposed to touch your tile floor. Just keep in mind to shake them off often.

Spot cleaning

Thicker dirt like wet soil or mud from shoes can be annoying and sweeping it could possibly spread the dirt leading to more cleaning. The best solution to this is spot cleaning with damp cloth followed by a dry clean cloth.

Avoid the DON’Ts

In cleaning your tiles, don’t use steel wool or other abrasives that can scratch the finish of the tile. Also avoid using concentrated bleach solutions or ammonia cleaners as it can cause discolouration on your tiles. Use recommended cleaning products for your tiles which are safe and worry-free, ask if you are not sure.

Your tile floor is a large investment so by using these simple tips you will protect it. Maintaining your tiles cleanliness increases its lifespan as well as the value of your home.

Over time your tiles may start to lose that new look shine, that where Country Life Carpet Cleaning can help with professional tile cleaning to bring your tiles back to their former glory. Call for more information, get a quote and a test sample on your tiles.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Country Life Carpet Care

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3 tips for cleaning your home this summer holidays

home cleaning by CLCCWhether you are going on a family trip or just stay at home for the holiday, chances are, this is the time of the year when we need our homes to be clean. With entertaining, children at home, friends dropping in and all the other great things that happen in the holiday to keep us busy, your home often suffers. Keeping your home clean can become more difficult than usual.

While you can’t prevent the occasional mess and disorder, here are some tips you can follow to get things back on track and resume your normal routine for the next year.

Put in the work early

You might excuse yourself not to clean your home because you are busy for the holiday but it’s important to keep the level of tidiness inside your home at a manageable level. Simple stuff like putting away things after you use them, storing things where they should be, will help you manage your workload later.

Have your carpets professionally cleaned

You might be able to vacuum your carpet regularly but this doesn’t deep clean your carpet or remove deep seated bacteria and dirt. The kids are in the house and they might track in more dirt than normal onto your carpet, not to mention food stains! Call in the professionals and let them clean your carpet. Besides, it is recommended to deep clean your carpet once or twice a year.

Have your upholstery professionally cleaned

If there is a time of the year when your upholstery needs a thorough cleaning, it is during summer. The daily wear and tear and the burden of the holiday will allow your upholstery to look old. Make it look like new again by hiring a professional cleaner.

3 tips for cleaning your home this summer holidays

As the holidays begin, make sure your home is fresh and clean – ready to have a great time at home. For your professional cleaning needs, contact Country Life Carpet Care. We offer a range of floor cleaning services plus mattress cleaning and upholstery cleaning. A clean home starts with the floor up. Call Country Life Carpet Care to discuss your floor cleaning needs.

What to expect from Country Life Carpet Care?

Christmas cleaningChristmas is just around the corner and everyone is excited about spending time with family and friends. This is also the season when you tend to forget about one thing – cleaning your home. We get it. You’re busy decking the halls, buying presents and there’s a little time left for cleaning. That is why, we at Country Life Carpet Care can help you check off a few cleaning things for you starting with your floors.

Be prepared!

Enjoy the season and that doesn’t include worrying about your dirty carpet or flooring. Why worry when you can call us and let us handle all your floor cleaning needs?

What to expect from Country Life Carpet Care?

Here at Country Life Carpet Care, we offer a range of cleaning services that includes:

  • Carpet cleaning
  • Tile cleaning
  • Vinyl or wood floor cleaning
  • Mattress cleaning
  • Upholstery cleaning

Even if you are not planning on having a Christmas party, having vibrant and clean carpets, floors and furniture in your home is a great way to welcome the New Year. Why not consider having a clean carpet before the year is out?

Country Life Carpet Care are fully trained and police checked plus we offer free quotes. Limited spots left before Christmas so book now.

So, what are you waiting for? There is still a time to get those carpets clean and spotless for the holidays, call us now at 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

 

Why get your carpets cleaned before the holidays?

carpet cleaning in BunburyHaving guests over the holidays? It is always nice to your home is clean, really clean before they come, so start with your floors.

There are 5 great reasons to clean carpets before holidays

  1. Helps prevent stain
  2. Odour removal
  3. Safe and hygienic
  4. Extends the life of carpet
  5. Time saving

Helps prevent stain

Unwanted spills and accidents are bound to happen throughout the year – by having your carpets cleaned annually, you will prevent these stains from setting solid. You should deal with your stain as soon as possible to have the best chance of having removed.

Odour removal

Water and damp spots that go unchecked can damage your carpet and give off awful odours over time. Having your carpets steam cleaned will not only highlight any damp spots but it will also kill any bacteria that have found its way into your carpet.

Safe and hygienic

Dust mites live in carpets and are not good forasthma and allergy sufferers. By having your carpets steam cleaned at least once a year you will be able to reduce the amount of dust mites and allergens that get trapped in your carpet.

Extends the life of carpet

Regular carpet cleaning will prolong its life. Schedule your cleaning sessions before the holidays. It is best to call in the professionals to provide you satisfying results. Regular weekly vacuuming is great but it doesn’t get into the base of your carpet to remove grit and dirt that can wear away at the base of your carpet. Steam cleaning will remove all that hidden dirt that can reduce the life of your carpet.

Time saving

Once your carpet has been cleaned it will be so much easier for you to vacuum and you will have peace of mind knowing it has been cleaned right to the base.

Why get your carpets cleaned before the holidays?

Getting your carpets cleaned, really cleaned is good for your family’s health.

For all your floor cleaning needs, call Country Life Carpet Care on 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403. All our quotes are free.

5 Reasons to Use Country Life Carpet Cleaning this Spring?

Country Life Carpet CareLooking for reputable cleaning company to do your spring cleaning? Country Life Carpet Care is who you are looking for. Here are 5 reasons to use Country Life Carpet Care and you are guaranteed of the best results:

  1. Carpet cleaning
  2. Tile cleaning
  3. Upholstery cleaning
  4. Vinyl cleaning
  5. Mattress cleaning

Carpet cleaning

Country Life Carpet Care (CLCC) has the right skills and equipment to clean your carpet effectively and affordably giving a quality finish. We are your carpet cleaning professionals who are knowledgeable on the different methods of cleaning and can advise you on what will work best in your situation. At CLCC, we do both steam cleaning and dry cleaning methods of cleaning carpets, in accordance with Australian Standards (AS3733).

Tile cleaning

Call us to clean your tiles and grout, we can turn your old dull tiles into brand new looking tiles, perfect to save you money. We can also seal the grout lines between your tiles to making tile cleaning easier for you in the future.

Upholstery cleaning

Now you have a nice clean floor but what about your upholstery? Over time the fabric on furniture gets dirty to. A spill here and a mark there will make your furniture look older than it should. You will be amazed at the new lease of life that can be breathed into your furniture with a good professional clean.

Vinyl cleaning

Do you have vinyl floors? Our vinyl strip and seal process will bring your tired looking vinyl back to life, we can restore dull, lifeless and extremely dirty vinyl flooring bringing it back to a wonderfully clean, mirror finished surface. Your vinyl floor will be so clean you can eat off it.

Mattress cleaning

Do you know how many dust mites live in your mattress? With our expert cleaning service, you can have a sound sleep on your clean mattress. Having your mattress cleaned annually is a great way to reduce the dust mites in your home.

5 Reasons To Use Country Life Carpet Cleaning?

Country Life Carpet Care are your cleaning professionals and the best carpet cleaning company in Bunbury. All services are guaranteed high quality and affordable!

Ring Country Life Carpet Care on 0407 246 403, for a free quote on your cleaning needs. Book an appointment now and have a lovely clean home this spring.

Why is annual Steam Carpet Cleaning a good idea?

clean carpet3 great reasons to get annual steam carpet cleaning:

  1. Extend the life of your carpet
  2. Superior clean
  3. Save you time and money

Extend the life of your carpet

Prolong the life of your carpet by getting a professional steam cleaning every year. Why, because an annual steam clean gets right down into the base of your carpet and removes dirt that can rub causing your carpet to age prematurely.

Country Life Carpet Care are your expert carpet cleaners we have professional skills and the knowledge to clean all types of carpet. We have the right cleaning tools to prevent any damage occurring during the cleaning process.

Superior clean

We can deep clean right into the pile of carpet to remove allergens and bacteria for long lasting protection.

Your regular household cleaning can’t remove all the bugs and germs that can live in your carpet. Steam cleaning is perfect for all the family, it can help reduce allergies and asthma by making your carpet clean and healthy.

Save you time and money

Having your carpets professionally steam cleaned will help save you time and money on your regular cleaning. Your carpets will be easier to maintain, reducing your cleaning time, power costs and by getting professional cleaning once a year will protect your carpet investment.

Make sure to place mats and rugs in high traffic areas such as entry doors and living room to protect carpets from dirt, spills and stains. If an accident happens, mop up the spill immediately with a piece of paper towel; if the stain is really bad you may need to add a little cold water to remove the excess. Call in professional help if you need to. The quicker the stain is dealt with the higher the chance of you being able to remove it.

Remember to clean your mats when you vacuum the rest of your carpet.

Why is annual Steam Carpet Cleaning a good idea?

A clean house start from the floor up and having your carpet steam cleaned at least once a year with provide you that piece of mind.

Country Life Carpet Care (CLCC) assures you of a professional and cost effective cleaning to extend the life of your carpet while saving you time and money. CLCC offers professional steam cleaning for your carpet and other floor cleaning services, like tile and grout cleaning, vinyl and wood floor cleaning.

Call us now on 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403 to discuss your carpet cleaning needs and get your home ready for Christmas. Ring us today for a free quote!

 

 

How long will it take to clean my carpet?

fluffy carpetThe time it takes the have your carpets cleaned depends on 4 things:

  1. Number of room
  2. Size of room
  3. Amount of furniture left in the rooms
  4. Other services

Number of room

Cleaning time will depend on how many carpeted rooms you have in your home. As professional cleaners, we want to ensure you can get high quality service leaving no stain marks on all carpeted areas.

Tell us which rooms you need to clean then we can do the rest. We are your professional cleaning partners with great knowledge and experience.

Size of room

Whether you have big or small your room, carpet cleaning take from an hour or two to half a day depending on the size and number of your rooms you need cleaned.

Amount of furniture left in the rooms

When there is lots of furniture left on the carpet, we will either have to remove it which takes time or clean around it which will not give you the best result. You should remove all light furniture from the room before we arrive.

Other services

Country Life Carpet Care are professional carpet cleaner and we also offer floor cleaning services along with upholstery cleaning, mattress cleaning too.

If you would like your lounge cleaned to go with your lovely clean carpet we can do that for you, it will take a little more time than just doing your carpets

How long will it take to clean my carpet?

It depends on the number and size of your rooms, if the rooms still have furniture in them and if you are having any other services done at the same time as your carpets.

For enquiries, contact Country Life Carpet Care (CLCC) on 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403 to discuss your cleaning needs. We offer more services such as vinyl cleaning, tile cleaning, mattress cleaning, and upholstery cleaning.

Ring us now to get a free quote and we can give you an approximate time that your cleaning will take. Book your appointment now!

 

 

 

How to prevent carpet mould?

clean carpetAside from a nasty nuisance, carpet mould can put your family’s health at risk. Carpet mould can exposed your family to health hazards and the bad thing about it is you don’t notice it until they multiply – yuck! Carpet mould can live between the layers of your carpet and go unnoticed.

What is the main cause of carpet mould?

Many of us think that it is moisture that causes carpet mould. It’s not just moisture, yes, moisture can allow mould to grow but the main reason is the cleanliness of your carpet.

Mould spores are found naturally in the air and when they land on a wet or damp spot that contains dust or dirt for them to feed on, the mould will start to grow. A dirty carpet produce more mould than a clean carpet can ever acquire. You don’t need to worry about carpet mould – as long as you keep your carpet clean.

Here are some tips on how to prevent mould growth in your carpet.

Tips to prevent carpet mould

  • Keep your carpet clean. This is the most effective method on preventing carpet mould. Make sure you vacuum your carpet regularly – at least once a week or more if the area is exposed to high traffic.
  • Control humidity levels. Control the humidity levels inside your home especially in Australia when summer can be very humid.
  • Low temperatures. Temperature higher than 30 degrees can contribute to mould growth. Make sure you open your windows and let the heat out plus turn on your air conditioner on those very hot days!
  • Get an annual deep steam clean for your carpets. Steam cleaning gets right into the base of your carpet and can kill mould spores and bacteria that may have been trapped in your carpet.

Bottom line is, you can prevent carpet mould if you make your carpet clean. A clean carpet is beautiful to look at and safe to use!

How to prevent carpet mould?

Book your carpet clean today. Contact Country Life Carpet Care are your local professional carpet cleaners. We offer a range of floor cleaning services including steam carpet cleaning, vinyl cleaning, tile cleaning and even mattresses cleaning! We service Bunbury, Australind, Eaton, Dalyellup, Gelorup and surrounding areas.