Arguably the best way to clean a carpet is through steam cleaning. More commonly known as hot water extraction, it’s the only method that penetrates right down into the carpet fibres removing any unwanted debris and bacteria. The issue is that because it requires the use of water carpets are likely to remain damp for a considerable time after. While you may simply consider a damp carpet to be nothing more than an inconvenience, the fact is that the longer a carpet remains damp the more it can impact on your health. With this in mind, let’s take a […]
If you’ve ever experienced a water damaged carpet you’ll know that it is arguably one of the worst smells in the world. It offers up an unmistakeable combination of dank mildew and wet dog which permeates just about every room in the house. The trouble is that by the time your carpet gets to this stage it’s usually too far gone to save.
So does this means that a water damaged carpet always equals a ruined carpet? Well no not really!
The truth is that most carpets can be saved depending on the type of water the carpet has experienced and the […]
The term frieze carpet applies to any deep pile rug where the fibres are long and durable. While deep pile rugs are famed for being soft, luxurious, and comforting to walk on, they can be a nightmare to clean if you don’t know what you’re doing. Let’s take a closer look at why this is…
If you were to take a closer look at a frieze carpet you’d notice that this type of carpet contains long fibres which are naturally twisted. Not only this, but the fibres also lie on their side. This creates a hard-wearing carpet that’s designed to […]
Home floods are a horrible thing to happen and what’s more any sort of flooding or leaks from faulty pipes, can lead to the growth of harmful mould beneath your flooring. It really doesn’t take much water for mould to grow and cause a lot of damage. All it needs is a moist dark space and it can happily grow quickly. These situations create must the type of environment that mould and mildew can thrive in. It can be there without you knowing it, particularly in porous materials like carpets.
The best way to prevent mould from growing and spreading […]
Although most people vacuum and clean their carpets on a regular basis, curtain cleaning is something that often tends to be overlooked. Curtains naturally attract odours and dust so in order to keep your house smelling and looking fresh and clean, regular curtain cleaning is essential.
The problem with curtains is that once you’ve hung them in place, it’s all too easy to forget about them until you suddenly notice that they’ve become a bit of an eyesore.
So how often should you clean your curtains?
General curtain cleaning
As with carpets it’s best to clean your curtains before they look really grimy […]
As a pet owner you already know how much your pet enriches your life. However accidents happen and when pets are young or are getting on in years they can’t always control where they go to the toilet. In some cases, your shag pile is often the first port of call. The problem is that pet urine has a really strong smell and no matter how much you scrub, that smell tends to linger. So just how do you get rid of any staining and scent from your carpet?
The important thing is to act quickly. First of all […]
Aside from regular vacuuming there will be times when you need to address the matter of carpet cleaning in order to keep it looking great and prolong its shelf life. While moisture is easily absorbed by your carpet leaving it looking less than perfect, dirt particles can also be ground in, causing wear and tear to your carpet fibres. The issue is that all carpets are not the same and proper cleaning requires differing practices, depending upon your carpet type. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at two of the most popular, Berber and Frieze.
Berber carpet […]
When it comes to caring for your carpets most people do little more than vacuum their carpets, once a week if they’re lucky, and blot up the odd spillage. However, it’s this lack of care which can lead to harmful and potentially expensive consequences for your carpet. To help maintain the appearance and longevity of your carpet we’ve put together 3 of the most common misconceptions about commercial carpet cleaning.
1. My carpet was only purchased last year so it doesn’t yet need cleaning
One of the most common misconceptions in the commercial carpet cleaning industry is that your carpet […]
While we clean our homes and even our carpets on a regular basis, we often forget one area, and that is to have our upholstery cleaned. Whether it’s a complete living room suite, a chaise lounge in a library or study area, or a love seat in the bedroom, all of these are usually upholstered pieces that need regular maintenance. However more often than not there are too many people who see their furniture as being dingy and dirty and will dispose of it or change it, when there’s nothing really wrong, whereas the furniture in question could look […]
No matter how careful we are in our homes there are always going to be accidents where food or drink, or some other substance is dropped on to your carpet. Spot cleaning a carpet is something that most of us do all the time. From mopping up coffee spills to cleaning up after your pet has had an ‘accident’, a carpet certainly takes a beating. There are plenty of ways to remove common spills and stains but there are 3 things carpet cleaning mistakes to avoid at all costs when cleaning your carpet.
You may think you know what not to […]
To be honest, most of us don’t give a lot of thought to carpet cleaning unless something gets spilled on the carpet and stains it. Most times it’s a quick vacuum and everything’s alright. Unfortunately it isn’t quite that simple.
After the harsh winter months especially, an office carpet can really take a beating. Over time, dirt and dust gets brought in on employees’ shoes and repeatedly stepped on, breaking down your carpet’s fibres and making its replacement an earlier date than you had hoped for. In addition dirty carpets can lead to bad smells and conditions which aren’t exactly […]
If you’ve read any of our previous blogs you should be aware by now of the part that professional carpet cleaning plays in prolonging the life of your carpet. But you may just be wondering how to keep your carpets looking good in between professional cleans and how to tackle spills and stains.
Here’s 7 tips and tricks to help with stains and keep your carpets looking like new.
1. Always blot
If you’ve spilled something on your carpet then grab a clean cloth or paper towel and blot carefully from outside-in to take out as much of the moisture as possible. […]