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Food colouring dropped on your carpet, what to do?

foodcolourExciting times, making a cake for your daughters birthday, go to mix the food colouring into the icing and the unthinkable happens!

You have just knocked the food colouring off the bench and onto the living room floor, the carpeted floor.

What do you do?
Don’t Panic
Quick! Remove that stain NOW.

The sooner you attend to the stain, the greater your chance of keeping your carpet in good condition. Remember, the longer the stain has to set, the harder it will be to get it out.

Remove the stain right away!

Food colouring is a dye that is safe to eat. Food companies use it to make their product look good, but remember it is a dye. If you spilled food colouring onto your carpet, you are basically just poured dye on it but don’t worry! You can try getting the stain out before hiring a professional cleaner.

Here’s how to get food colouring out of your carpet:

  • Using a paper towel, gently blot any excess spill. Make sure you blot don’t rub as you don’t want to make the stain worse or spread it.
  • Make a solution. Use one tablespoon white vinegar, one tablespoon liquid dishwashing detergent and two cups of warm water.

If the food colouring is red, use ammonia instead of vinegar. Pour this solution into a white, clean cloth and sponge it onto your carpet. Dab the carpet dry with a paper towel. You may repeat the process until no stain can be seen on your carpet.

  • Using a rubbing alcohol, sponge any remaining stain. Don’t forget to wipe it dry with a paper towel.
  • Pile a bunch of paper towels where the stain used to be. Weigh down the paper with a heavy object – a pile of books perhaps. This will help absorb all the moisture that is left.
  • Sprinkle a little carpet freshener or bi carb soda to make your carpet smell fresh again.

Fast action is essential to limit the amount of damage that food colouring can do to your carpet.

Call for help, you will probably need to hire a professional cleaner to make sure all the stain has been removed and there is no long term effect to your carpet.

Food colouring dropped on your carpet, what to do?

Contact Country Life Carpet Care as soon as possible. We offer professional carpet cleaning at an affordable price! Ring us now and let us help you.

 

Why clean your carpet all year round?

Cute dog on clean carpetAs the weather gets warmer, most of us are heading outdoors. Perfect time of year for spending your day outside and enjoy the warm weather. The great view, warm sun, soft breeze, what’s not to like outside? Spring lets you enjoy the great outdoors, but lets you forget what needs to be done inside. The outdoors might look inviting, but at  the end of the day, you still find comfort inside your home.

Spring cleaning time it is!

If you want to be comfortable inside your home after a full day’s fun camping, fishing or just enjoying being outside, start with cleaning your carpet. A clean home starts from the floor up.

Clean your carpet all year round:

  • Prolongs the life of your carpet
  • Protects indoor air quality
  • Protects your carpet from being damaged
  • Enhances the appearance of any room

Prolongs the life of your carpet

Carpets are a big investment and you don’t want to have to replace your carpet before it’s time. It’s important to have your carpet cleaned at least annually or more often if it needs it. Regular carpet cleaning can increase the life of your carpet and keep your home healthy.

Protects indoor air quality

Carpets trapped airbourne pollutants, dirt, pollens and dust mites. You can get rid your carpet of these pollutants and allergens by having it professionally cleaned. A clean carpet produces a fresh smell throughout your whole home and will help maintain quality indoor air.

Regular carpet cleaning prevents build up of bacteria which can affect your whole family especially your children. When your children are happily playing you want it to be on a clean carpet that won’t affect their health.

Protects your carpet from being damaged

Regularly cleaning your carpet can help you get rid of stains and spots easily. Remember, the longer the stain sits, the harder they are to be removed. Cleaning your carpet removes stains and protects carpeting from being damaged. Over time dirt and dust falls to the bottom of your carpet beginning trapped deep down on the base of your carpet. The constant foot traffic and pressure causes this dirt to rub against the fibres of your carpet  like sandpaper and this action will wear your carpet away and reduce its life span. Normal vacumming can’t get deep enough into your carpet to remove all this dirt and grit from your carpet.

Enhances the appearance of any room

When you need a good place to relax, why don’t you invite your friends inside? A clean, well maintained carpet speaks overall cleanliness of your home, giving your guests a clean, hygienic and beautiful environment to enjoy.

Cleaning your carpet is essential to your health and the ambience of your home Have your carpets professionally cleaned now and you will be ready this perfect spring weather.

Contact Country Life Carpet Care (CLCC) we are your floor cleaning professionals, from carpet steam cleaning, tile cleaning, vinyl cleaning right through to upholstery cleaning we are the cleaning company for you. Call us now and enjoy the spring without worrying about how clean your carpet is.

Clean carpet, great start to your spring clean!

CLCC offers free quotes all year round. Call today on 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403

 

Why carpet cleaning is important?

before and after carpet cleaningAs soon as the wind starts to get warm and the sun begins to peek out, spring cleaning begins. Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the warm weather and the great outdoors. As you get ready to invite guests to your home, it’s time for some spring cleaning done.

Start with cleaning your carpet

After winter, the springtime weather lets you open your doors and windows and let in a little fresh air. Over winter dust and dirt accumulate inside, being brought in on your shoes, clothes and pets. These particles end up being deposited on your carpet. A good vacuum will remove most of the surface dirt and dust, but over time it will fall to the base of your carpet, which is hard to remove with your domestic vacuum cleaner. To keep your carpet in tip top condition you really need to get it professionally cleaned at least once a year.

Why clean your carpet?

You know that a carpet is a great addition to your home. It is more than just a functional item, it

  • Make our home look nice
  • Keeps your cold floor warm
  • Add a decorative element to your décor
  • Is nice to walk on in bare feet

It’s more comfortable to watch your favourite TV show or sit in the floor while feeling the soft and warm fibre of your carpet in your toes, isn’t it? However, you really want your carpet to be clean too.

Your carpet needs to be clean regularly to keep it in good condition and get the full life of your investment.

Regular carpet cleaning is a must to prevent health problems

Bacteria and dust mites can live in dirty carpets and they can trigger some health issues and allergies. Cleaning your carpet can remove these unwanted bacteria and other dirt that resides in your carpet is essential

Your carpet is expensive

You spend a few hundred dollars on your carpet, so why shorten its life by letting it get dirty or stained? Don’t let dirt and dust ruin your lovely investment. Maintain your carpet’s look and quality by cleaning it regularly.

Having your carpets cleaned professionally will increase the life of your carpet and put your mind at ease.

Spring cleaning your carpet, book your professional carpet clean with Country Life Carpet Care, your local professional in Bunbury and surrounds. We can clean your carpet for you and that is one thing off your spring cleaning list. We also do tiles, vinyl floors and upholstery cleaning so why not get a free quote then you will really be ready for spring.

 

4 handy ideas to keep your carpet clean

carpet3Healthy homes start with the floor up. Keeping your carpet clean is more than just having a healthy home.

By keeping your floors clean you will:

  • Extend the life of your carpet
  • Protects indoor air quality
  • Prevents build up of bacteria and mould
  • Improve the appearance of your home and create a nice ambience
  • Help keep your children healthy

Here are some handy ideas to keep your carpet clean:

  1. Clean spills immediately. If you deal with any spills immediately they will be much easier to stop. They are less likely to create stains and spread in your carpet. Dab, do not rub the spill or it will scatter throughout the area.
  1. Vacuum your carpet regularly. Vacuum at least once a week and more often if needed. By removing dirt and dust through vacuuming you will prevent it from spreading throughout your house and working its way to the bottom of the carpet where it is hard to get out
  1. Preventative is better than cure. Get your family and guests to remove their shoes before entering your home, less dirt, dust, sand etc will be walked in.
  1. Mats. Use mats in front of all your outside doors, especially your front door. Mats are also great in high traffic areas like your hallway. When vacuuming remember to take your mats outside and put them in the sun, then give them a good bang out before a final vacuum before returning them to their place.

Follow these simple tips and this will help to keep your carpets much cleaner. For the ultimate healthy carpet, get it professionally steam cleaned once a year.

For your professional carpet cleaning needs, contact Country Life Carpet Care and let us clean your carpet for you. Call us now and get a free quote today.

 

How to choose a carpet for your home

carpet cleaning by country life carpet careAfter several years in the fashion wilderness, carpeting is now firmly back in the spotlight. Carpets are:

  • Soft under foot
  • Cosy
  • Beautiful

They are also a great way to keep your home warm during winter. Have you decided to install carpet in your home?  Good. It’s a good way to enhance your home’s appearance without having to do a whole redecorate.

How to choose a carpet for your home?

There are so many types of carpet. If it is your first time to choose, you might be overwhelmed with the choices. Choosing the right carpet for your home can be a tough task.

Here are some things to consider to ensure that you get the best carpet for your home:

Carpets can be made from:

  • Wool
  • Synthetic fibre
  • Or a combination of two

Each of them has its own advantages. Wool is soft and retains its pile really well, but can be very expensive. Synthetic fibre can be very resistant to stains and be long wearing.

Think about where you will use your carpet

When choosing a carpet, always consider the room where you are planning to put your carpet. If the room has a lot of heavy traffic, like a hallway, your carpet will receive a lot of wear and tear. Choose a heavier duty carpet or a guaranteed long lasting carpet.

Patterned or Plain Carpet

Want to create a design statement? Choose a patterned carpet. Patterns are great for creating interest in a room so you don’t have to worry about any extra decorating. Patterns are also very good at hiding stains perfect for a children’s play room.

The best way to choose the right carpet for your home is go and have a look and touch the different options available. Have your measurements and be clear about the things that you require from your carpet, where it will go, who will use it etc.

Before you replace your carpet

Can your current carpet be brought back to life?

When was the last time you had your carpets professionally cleaned? A deep down steam carpet clean, you might be surprised how much life is actually left in your current carpet?

Over time carpets that are not regularly vacuumed and annually steam clean can have a buildup of dirt, dust, pet hair, dust mites, pollens and other things that have been blown or walked in. Regular vacuuming is not always enough to right to the bottom of your carpet and get it all out.

How to choose a carpet for your home? Before you rush out and replace your carpet, contact Country Life Carpet Care and have your carpets steamed cleaned. We are your carpet cleaning professionals. Ring us now and for a free quote today.

Having your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year can extend the life of your carpet and save you money. Call CLCC today on 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403.

 

How to keep your carpet smelling fresh

1The carpet you just installed look great and it smelled nice too. But as days and months pass by, your carpet starts to look dirty. You ignore it. Anyway, people will not notice it unless they look closely. Soon your carpet will starts to smell if you don’t act now. That is not healthy.

Get your carpet professionally cleaned.

How to keep your carpet smelling fresh

Once you have got your carpet cleaned here are some tips to keeping your carpet smelling fresh.

  • Regular maintenance/ vacuum
  • Lose the shoes
  • Use rugs
  • Steam clean

Regular maintenance / vacuum

The key to do this is through regular maintenance. Particulates such as dust, dirt, pet hair, and debris are trapped in your carpet. When the carpet fiber releases these particulates, it produces a foul odour. Well, worry no more! Vacuum your carpets to remove these particles

Lose the shoes

Leave your shoes at the door. A clean carpet doesn’t give off smelly odours thus it is important to minimize dust and dirt. Keep off your shoes off, your carpet and that will help to minimize the accumulated of dirt.

Use rugs

Make sure to put rugs in high traffic areas such as the front door and back door. You can keep the dirt from coming inside your home once you wipe your feet with the rugs.

Steam clean

Steam your carpet at least twice a year or when necessary. For fresh cleaning carpets, start with deep cleaning. You can choose between,

  • Renting a carpet cleaner or
  • Hire a professional cleaning company

How to keep your carpet smelling fresh

Follow these tips and keep on top you’re your housework and you will never have a smelly carpet that can cause your family to get sick. To enjoy a fresh, clean carpet and a healthy home, contact Country Life Carpet Care and get a free quote today!

 

3 steps on how to remove coffee stains on your carpet

coffeeNothing wakes you up in the morning like that of a nice cup of coffee.

Coffee makes you feel alive, but before caffeine does its job, you’ve spilt your coffee.

Oh,  no it’s on your carpet!

You are still half-asleep and that can lead to accidents such as spilling your coffee but don’t worry! You don’t have to say goodbye to coffee just to make sure your carpet remains clean and stain free. Coffee stain on your carpet can be removed easily – especially if you know how to do it. Whether it’s a black coffee, with milk and sugar here’s how:

Blot up the coffee stain

You can use a clean cloth or a paper towel. Blot as much as coffee of the coffee and as soon as possible. Do this until there’s no more coffee transfers onto it. Remember, blot, don’t rub.

Pour a small amount of cold water

Use another clean piece of cloth and continue to blot the coffee stain, this time add some cold water. However, make sure you don’t over saturate your carpet. You use water to dilute the coffee stain, not to spread the coffee.

Decide how you treat the stain

It’s essential to use the right carpet stain removal. Remember, different carpet requires different carpet stain removal. Some carpets are made from natural fibers such as wool. This type of carpets can be sensitive to some liquid stain removers so take a mental note on this.

To try a certain stain remover product, try it on a hidden spot on your carpet like behind the door or under furniture and see how it works. If in doubt, call a professional carpet cleaner and ask for or let them remove the coffee stain for you.

The most important thing is to act fast.

How to remove coffee stains on your carpet?

Follow these above steps and say goodbye to coffee stains but not on your favourite cup of coffee!For your carpet cleaning needs, contact Country Life Carpet Care. Ring us now and get your free quote today.