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Carpet Infestation – What is is and How to Cure it

If your carpet has become patchy in places it could be due to carpet infestation. Carpets can suffer from small areas of missing fibre, but it isn’t actually your carpet that’s disintegrating. Instead it’s a condition caused by the presence of carpet moths or  beetles.
So why do they like your carpet so much?
It isn’t just carpets. Moths or beetles are attracted to all natural fabrics, particularly silk and wool. They feed off natural keratin proteins contained within the fibres, so if you have a pure wool or silk carpet or even a wool-rich carpet, then your carpet could certainly become an […]

By |February 4th, 2017|Blog|

What is Filtration Soiling and How Do You Deal With it?

If you own a light coloured carpet you might have noticed an unsightly dark-greyish line appearing around the outer edges over time. You’ll usually notice it more in the proximity of your skirting boards, underneath doorways, and in the vicinity of floor-level air vents. This is known in the trade as filtration soiling but what exactly is that? More importantly how do you eradicate it? Let’s take a closer look.

Filtration soiling has a lot to do with your HVAC system, particularly the function of it. You see, when the vents of your HVAC introduce air into a room, sub-par […]

By |January 13th, 2017|Blog|

How To Take Care Of Your Curtains At Home

There’s no denying the fact that a great set of curtains improves the ambience of a room, while giving the feeling of warmth and privacy when drawn. The problem is that like carpets and upholstery, to take care of your curtains needs a certain degree of care and attention to avoid them from becoming discoloured and dare I say it, smelly! With this in mind, how best should you take care of your curtains? Let’s take a closer look,
Read the cleaning instructions
Be aware that certain fabrics such as linen or cotton are dry clean only. If you ignore this […]

By |January 5th, 2017|Blog|

4 Top Tips To Keeping Your Carpet Looking Great This Christmas

For most people Christmas is a time for celebration and for a coming together of friends and family. If a family gathering is likely to take place in your home over the festive period, then it’s likely that your carpet will bear the brunt of it. Although nothing beats a professional carpet clean, there are steps you can take to ensure that your carpets lasts the distance. Here are 4 top tips.
Deploy floor mats
While it mightn’t be possible to ask everyone to remove their shoes before entering your home the next best thing is a strategically placed door mat […]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Blog|

How To Maintain An Expensive Wool Rug

Let’s face it, wool rugs aren’t cheap, but they can give you endless years of pleasure and enjoyment. That said, in order to do so, they need to be cared for correctly and this means regular cleaning. Did you know for example that correct care and maintenance can enhance the life of your rug by up to 10 years? With this in mind, how do you best maintain an expensive rug.
Regular Vacuuming
Without doubt vacuuming a wool rug is the very best thing that you can do in order to preserve it. Why? Because dirt and debris can collect on […]

By |December 16th, 2016|Blog|

How Long Does It Take A Carpet To Dry After Cleaning And Why Is This important?

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 […]

By |December 9th, 2016|Blog|

How To Restore A Water Damaged Carpet In 9 Steps

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 […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Blog|

Got A Frieze Carpet? – Learn Why It’s so Difficult To Clean

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 […]

By |November 25th, 2016|Blog|

Ways to Avoid Mould On Your Carpets After Water Damage

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 […]

By |November 18th, 2016|Blog|

Curtain Cleaning – How Often Should It Be Done?

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 […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Blog|

How To Eradicate The Smell Of Pet Urine From Your Carpet

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?
Act quickly
The important thing is to act quickly. First of all […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Blog|

Essential Carpet Cleaning Tips For Berber and Frieze Carpets

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 […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|
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