carpet cleaning tips

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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Winter tips to keep your carpet clean

Clean carpets by Country Life Carpet Cleaning (CLCC)As the cooler months arrived, your family and pets will be spending more time indoors. This could make your carpet look dull and dirty. It is inevitable at this time that more dirt will be tracked in on your shoes and it can be a challenge to try to keep your carpet clean.

Here are some tips to help keep the dirt outside:

  1. Put mats at all exit doors
  2. Remove your shoes and put on your slippers
  3. Vacuum up any dirt immediately when you see it

Invest in entry mats

Investing in entry mats is a wise idea. A good entry mat will catch most of the soil that is brought in on the bottom of your shoes and would otherwise come straight into your home.

Remove your outside shoes

In winter when your shoes are wet and dirty it is best to leave them outside and then put on slippers to wear inside.

Vacuum regularly

Having dirt on your carpet is normal but if you vacuum it up immediately you can reduce the chance of it spreading into your home and through your carpets. Allowing the dirt to collect on your carpet and having it walked through your carpets can cause you serious carpet problems and increased wear and tear.

Winter tips for your carpet

These tips can help you save your carpet this winter. However, if you need to get your carpets cleaned or have a really bad stain don’t wait, call a professionally carpet cleaner now. The quicker you get stains dealt with then you will reduce the risk of the stain damaging your carpet.

Keeping your carpet clean during winter can be a real headache.  With the children playing inside and the pets staying all day indoor, keeping your home clean can be a tough job. However, when it comes to keeping your carpet clean, these winter tips will help to alleviate some of your housekeeping headaches.

For professional cleaners, contact Country Life Carpet Care. We offer professional cleaning services around Bunbury, Capel, Harvey, Australian, Eaton, Dalyellup, Gelorup and surrounding areas. Ring CLCC fora free quote.

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.

3 carpet cleaning mistakes to avoid!

clean carpetCleaning carpet isn’t an easy job but is it very important. Often a spill or stain on your new carpet can make you panic. Oh no! You have just bought new carpet and the money you spent on it! Don’t panic, call for a professional help, from a carpet cleaner as soon as possible.

Carpet cleaning

Got a red wine spilled? A nail polish stained? Check out these articles on cleaning red wine spills and nail polish spills. Carpet cleaning isn’t rocket science, but done wrong you can make your spills worse and sometimes permanent. For spills, it really is best to call in the professionals.

Maintaining your carpet

Your carpet needs regular cleaning and maintenance to keep you home fresh and healthy. Weekly vacuuming is essential and money often if needed, like your pet is shedding hair or the children have just walked in half the garden.

Here are 3 carpet cleaning mistakes to avoid.

  1. Only using a deodorising powder to clean your carpet
  2. Over wetting your carpet
  3. Waiting too long to have your carpets cleaned

Mistake #1.Only using a deodorising powder

Sometimes, you are too eager make your home smell nice. Only using a deodorizing powder without cleaning your carpet is a mistake. Yes a deodorising powder can eliminate foul odours but it won’t remove the dirt dust or what is causing the smell in the first place.

Mistake #2.Over wetting your carpet

Before you use any cleaning product, be sure to read the label carefully. Make sure to do a test patch on a hidden part of your carpet. This will prevent you from making an irreversible mistake. Don’t over wet your carpet especially in winter as it will be difficult to dry and could cause the backing of your carpet to rot. Be very careful with indoor plants that they are not over watered and leave your carpet wet.

Mistake #3.Waiting too long to have your carpets cleaned

Don’t leave it too late to call in the professionals; it is false economy to hold out. Call for help as soon as possible when spills occur. If your carpet is showing sign of becoming dirty, get it cleaned. Professional cleaning will protect your carpet.

These mistakes are so common, you think they are indeed the proper way to clean. For your carpet, be careful and avoid mistakes, that way your carpets will look great and last a long time.

If you need a hand with your carpet, call in the professionals. Contact Country Life Carpet Care for your professional cleaning needs. We offer different cleaning services that include carpet cleaning, vinyl and tile floor cleaning and upholstery too. We also do mattresses. Ring us now, free quotes for you.

How to get butter out of your carpet

How to clean butter from your carpetLove butter? You should. It can make your dinner delectable. However, your love for butter might also give you problem that include your carpet. A clumsy fall, a wild party or unruly child can cause some butter to land on your carpet. Oh No!

Cleaning butter off your carpet

The bad thing about having butter on your carpet is that it can be a frustrating job to clean up. If the butter is soft, it can seep into your carpet fibre which can be hard to get out and longer you leave it the worse it will get. If it gets unnoticed, it can go down into the backing of your carpet and create a greasy mess.

When dealing with butter on your carpet, remember to act fast. The longer you wait, the harder it is to remove the stain. Here is how to get butter out of your carpet.

  1. Scrape
  2. Absorb
  3. Clean
  4. Sponge
  1. Scrape

Using a butter knife, spoon or other tool that is gentle to your carpet, scrape off as much butter as possible.

  1. Absorb

Use a product that can absorb the remaining butter off your carpet like baking soda and corn flour. Sprinkle it over the affected area. Let it sit for 15 – 30 minutes. Vacuum it up. Repeat this step until you achieve a desirable result.

  1. Clean

Prepare a mixture of water and dishwashing liquid. This should remove the excess the grease off your carpet. When done, remember to use water to remove the soap. Then, blot the area dry to remove all excess water with an old towel.

  1. Sponge

If the stain remains, apply a dry cleaning solvent using a sponge. When using a solvent, be sure to test patch it first in an unnoticeable area eg behind the door, to avoid further damage to your carpet. Blot it until the stain fades. (Best to call in the professionals for this step)

You are now finished and you just learned how to get butter off your carpet!

However, if the stain remains or it is a really big spill, consider hiring a professional cleaner to do the job for you. Contact Country Life Carpet Care for your cleaning needs. We would be happy to give you a free quote, ring us now on 0407 246 403.

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Why leave carpet cleaning to the experts?

Country Life Carpet CareKeeping your carpet clean can be hard! With all the dirt, dust and traffic your carpet has to endure every day, there’s no way your carpet will stay clean for a long time. Regular vacuuming is great to remove the surface dust bit you need to look at having your carpet steam cleaned at least once a year to remove all that deep down dust that ends up in the bottom of your carpet too far down for your domestic vacuum cleaner.

You can do the cleaning yourself, hire a machine from the local supermarket or hardware store or hire an expert.

Seriously, who has time to do it yourself these days? All the time and fuss of getting the machine, unpacking it, reading the instructions, doing the job then packing it all up and returning it! Not to mention it is hardwork!

There’s nothing wrong with calling in a little extra help if it means, you can keep your carpet clean and save yourself a ton of time

Cleaning carpets

A clean carpet is nice to look at, play on, walk on and it smells fresh too – perfect for creating that beautiful home.

Even if you do get a machine, deep cleaning carpets can be hard. Cleaning your carpet is not a particularly easy job to do especially if it involves removing tough stains and marks. So, it’s really is a wise idea to call in professional carpet cleaners once a year or more often if your carpet is getting really dirty.

Why leave carpet cleaning to the experts?

Why leave carpet cleaning to the experts? Apart from their expertise, professional cleaners can clean your carpet and have it all done in a day or less for most jobs. Professional cleaners are

  • Quick and efficient
  • Have the right equipment
  • Are trained
  • Have detailed knowledge of stain removal

When it comes to carpet cleaning it really is best to leave it to the pros. Their experience, professionalism and expertise will save you money in the long term and you will know your carpet is in good hands.

Book a professional carpet cleaner!

Country Life Carpet Care are your local carpet cleaning experts.We also offer a range of other cleaning service too, like tile cleaning, upholstery and mattresses and we do grout sealing as well. Ring us today at Country Life Carpet Care for a free quote.

3 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Professional Carpet Cleaning

Clean carpets by Country Life Carpet Cleaning (CLCC)Cleaning your carpet is easy, a quick weekly vacuum and you are done. Plus cleaning up spills as soon as they happen is a great way to protect your investment. Over time dust and dirt works its way to the base of your carpets and even with your best efforts, you can’t get it all out. This is the time for your annual deep carpet clean and to a hire a professional carpet cleaner to clean your carpet.

Hiring a professional carpet cleaner

Professional carpet cleaner can get deep into your carpets to remove dirt, dust and any mites or bacteria that may have been trapped. Professional carpet cleaning is perfect option for you because:

  • Offer excellent result with deep down cleaning
  • Protects your carpet from wear and tear
  • Make your carpet look like new

With their experience and skills, you can enjoy your carpet once again. However, before you hire a professional cleaner you need to do a few things to get the best value for your money.

  • Declutter
  • Remove light furniture
  • Keep your pets in a safe area

Declutter

Make sure your floor is clean. Remove all objects and anything on your floor can serve as a tripping hazard or prevent your floor being cleaned properly.

Remove light furniture

Carpet cleaners come to your home to clean your carpet and not to remove your furniture.

You need to remove your furniture for the carpeted rooms and put in another area until your carpets are dry. Of course, most carpet cleaners can remove the furniture for you at an additional cost.

Keep your pets in a safe area

Your pets need to be kept out of the way of the cleaner; they might be scared with the loud noise while your carpets are being cleaned. Make sure you put them in a safe place before the cleaning starts.

Follow these tips and get the best cleaning results from the best professional carpet cleaner.

For all your cleaning needs, contact Country Life Carpet Care. We offer different cleaning services such as carpet, tile floors,vinyl floors, upholstery and we also do mattresses too. Ring us now for free quote.

4 tips for easy carpet cleaning this summer

Professional carpet cleaner Country Life Carpet CareThis summer, have you thought about what you will do? Go out, go to the park, go to the beach, go biking, go camping? During summer, you’d want to enjoy the great outdoors with your family and friends rather than staying inside cleaning your home. However, you need to take note that summer is the time of the year when then traffic into your home increases and so does the dirt especially in your carpet.

Keeping your carpet clean all the time

During summer, the most frequently used places in your home are the living area and mostly, living rooms have carpets. Your carpet can enhance your living room and make the space cosier. Plus, carpets are a great place for your children to play. For this and other reasons you  should realize that your carpet needs to be kept clean, especially when family members and pets are going in and out of doors more often.

4 tips for easy carpet cleaning

In order to keep your carpet clean and fresh this summer, here are things that you can do:

  1. Stop dirt at the door
  2. Take the party outside
  3. Maintain proper circulation of air
  4. Get a professional cleaner

Stop dirt at the door

Summer means backyard bbq and frequent family events. This can put your carpet at higher risk. Before dirt can enter, stop it. Use rugs or mats at your entrance doors. Ask your guests to take their shoes off when entering your home, in the summer this is easy with sandals, thongs or loose fitting shoes. If there are spills and stains, mop or vacuum them up right away.

Take the party outside

Summer is the perfect time to use your outdoor area and have a backyard barbie with friends and family. Having most of your guests outside will help reduce the mess and dirt inside your home.

Maintain proper circulation of air

Higher temperature means greater risk of dust build up inside your home. Consider turning your Air Con on. The energy bills scares you? No problem. You can maintain proper air circulation by opening your windows in the morning when it’s cool, then close them again as the day warms up and after the afternoon sun has gone and the breeze is in open your windows again. Not going to be home? Close your home up, completely curtains and blinds too, then when you get home opens everything up and let the breeze blow through.

Get a professional cleaner

The best way to keep your carpet clean this summer? Start with a fresh slate! A professional cleaner can give your carpet a deep clean right into the pile of your carpet where your regular vacuuming can’t reach.

Looking for a professional cleaner? Contact Country Life Carpet Care, we do deep stream cleaning of carpets and can clean your vinyl and tile floors too. We can help you remove embedded dirt in carpets, eliminate grime on your tile and grout too plus clean your upholstery too! Ring us now for a free quote today.

3 Dog Carpet Cleaning Tips

Here are some common problems with having your dog inside and how to deal with them.doggy

  • Dog Hair Build Up
  • Pet Urine
  • Deodorising Treatment

Carpet cleaning tips for living with your dog.

  1. Dog hair and fur cause problems in your carpets if allowed to build up. Frequently vacuum your carpets, especially where your dog sleeps and spends most of his time. If you do not remove the fur it will build up in the pile of the carpet, this becomes a big problem because it then can not be removed by carpet cleaning alone. Having an annual deep steam clean will also prevent build up where your domestic vacuum cleaner can’t reach into the pile of your carpet. If the hair and fur is not removed it will wear away your carpets, causing them to age prematurely.
  1. Don’t ignore pet urine as even though it looks dry, it can stay wet under your carpet and into the underlay which can cause a lot of damage. You need to mop up pet urine as soon as possible so it doesn’t soak into your carpet. Blot up with a paper towel as much as you can then clean with cold water. If this is more than a one off accident, you really need to call a professional carpet cleaner to make you’re there is no ongoing damage to your carpets, underlay or the floor boards under the carpet.
  1. Having a dog in the house will cause your carpet to smell over time. The real problem is you won’t smell it, but your guests will. Having a deodorising treatment applied to your carpet is the perfect solution, this can be done with your carpet clean and will neutralise any objectionable odours.

You can have your dog and carpets too, just follow these few simple tips and everyone will live happily together.

Country Life Carpet Care (CLCC) is your local Bunbury Professional Carpet Cleaning Company.  Call for a free quote today.