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How to Save Flooded Carpets

There’s nothing worse than arriving home to find that your house has suffered a flood, either from water leaking through a ceiling, your washing machine emptying out, or a hot water heater has busted and sent water all over your carpets. Either way saving flooded carpets is a serious issue.

Act fast
Try and remain calm, but at the same time you need to get straight to work on the wet carpet for a number of reasons. As well as preventing mould, drying out your carpet will help to save it. The longer that your carpet is wet the less chance […]

By |September 15th, 2016|Blog|

What’s Lurking In Your Lounge Carpet? – A Reality Check

Even though your favourite bedroom room or lounge carpet might look clean, the reality is that it probably won’t be. In fact your carpet is likely to be one of the most dirtiest places in your home. It’s a hotbed of pollen, dead skin, dust, pathogens and bacteria, not to mention the odd microscopic bug.
While it’s fair to say that a dirty lounge carpet isn’t necessarily a life threatening situation, for the more vulnerable such as the elderly or sick or indeed infants, your carpet (or rather what lies beneath) could be the main cause of respiratory issues or alternatively could easily […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Blog|

Which Type Of Carpets Should Go In Which Rooms?

While it’s well-documented that carpets provide warmth, cosiness, and insulation they’re also expensive items. Therefore if you’re going to have them fitted you need to make sure they are going to last. One way to do this is to ensure that the right type of carpeting is fitted into the right rooms Let’s take a closer look…

Formal or low traffic areas
For formal or low traffic areas such as dining rooms you might want to invest in a velvet pile carpet. It won’t be good in high traffic areas such as hallways or entrance ways as it will show every […]

By |August 31st, 2016|Blog|

How To Hide Carpet Stains Until A Professional Carpet Cleaner Arrives

Just imagine the scenario… your carpet is looking a little shabby so you decide to call in the services of a professional carpet cleaning company. However because they’re very much in demand they can’t come for another week, but in the meantime you’re having a family get-together to celebrate your silver wedding anniversary. In order to avoid embarrassment you need to give your carpet a little ‘first aid’ treatment to tide you over. With this in mind, just how do you hide those hideous carpet stains until professional help arrives?

Treating with a warm soapy solution
If your carpet has areas […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Blog|

What’s The Low Down On Green Carpet Cleaning?

One of the hottest topics surrounding the carpet cleaning industry is green carpet cleaning. Okay, so obviously I’m not talking about cleaning carpets that are green in colour. Instead green cleaning is otherwise known as organic carpet cleaning. In essence green cleaning uses products that have proven not to be bad for your health, but does that mean that they are any good at removing carpet stains? Let’s take a closer look.
The first thing you should know is that there is plenty of controversy surrounding both green carpet cleaning products and traditional carpet cleaning products. Firstly even though green […]

By |August 18th, 2016|Blog|

Professional Carpet Cleaning – How To Get The Biggest Bang For Your Buck And The Best Service

While one of the best reasons for professional carpet cleaning is the thought of having someone else do all the hard work, it doesn’t come cheap. Therefore by taking the following steps it not only ensures you’ll get the cleanest carpet possible and the best service but you’ll also get the biggest bang for your buck too.

Give it a vacuum
Even if you think your carpet doesn’t need vacuuming, it’s always worth giving it the once over. Some companies will charge more if they dry vacuum your carpet first so let your carpet cleaner focus on the deep down dirt […]

By |August 11th, 2016|Blog|

What To Do In The Event Of A Wet Carpet Flood Emergency

Imagine the scenario. You’ve just returned home after a few hours to be greeted with a pool of water cascading past you when you open the door. Alternatively you’ve come home to find that your boiler has burst, your washing machine has dumped water all over your floor, or you have a burst pipe – either way it’s a pretty serious mess. So what do you do?

Remove the source of the problem
Firstly and obviously you need to stem the flow of water. If it’s a washing machine for example then turn the taps off at the pipework. If the […]

By |August 5th, 2016|Blog|

Everything You Need To Know About Barrier Matting

Did you know that one of the major keys to maintaining your carpet is to control the amount of soiling. By minimising the amount of dirt and debris your carpet collects it’s ultimately going to maximise its life span. One sure fire way to minimise the amount of soiling found on your carpet is to put down barrier matting. Let’s take a closer look…
Often when you enter a building onto a carpeted area, chances are you’ll notice a dirty area of carpet right in the main traffic lane. This is because people walk right off the street and straight […]

By |July 29th, 2016|Blog|

Steam Cleaning vs Dry Cleaning Which Is Best?

Despite your best efforts, it’s inevitable that after years of walking on and the occasional spilled drink or food, your carpet is now in need of some TLC. But with a multitude of carpet cleaning methods out there all claiming to be best for your carpet, how do you know which to choose? With this in mind, we’re going to take the two most popular methods, (dry cleaning and steam cleaning) and compare them.

Steam Cleaning
In the steam cleaning vs dry cleaning debate it’s important to clear something up from the start. When it comes to the term ‘steam cleaning’ […]

By |July 20th, 2016|Blog|

How To Keep Your Hall, Stairs, And Landing Carpets Looking Like New

While regular vacuuming is a great way to ensure that the majority of dirt and debris doesn’t penetrate deep into your carpet fibres, it can only remove so much. The problem is that any debris that remains lodged in your carpet will start to wear away the fibres of your carpet as it gets walked over. As such, high-traffic areas like hall, stair, and landing carpets are particularly at risk and the end result is a carpet that looks tired, flat, and lifeless.
With this in mind just how do you keep your hall, stairs, and landing carpets looking like […]

By |July 14th, 2016|Blog|

The Benefits Of Hot Water Extraction Explained

There are many methods of carpet cleaning and while some are inadequate, others such as hot water extraction are pretty effective in eradicating dust, dirt, debris and stains from many types of carpet. However water extraction isn’t a revolutionary new technology – in fact, it’s been around for years. However it does require more skill to achieve the desired results than other carpet cleaning methods might. So what are the main benefits? Let’s take a closer look…

Provides a more thorough clean
One of the first things you’ll notice about hot water extraction is that it provides a deep down, feel […]

By |July 7th, 2016|Blog|

How To Preserve Your Fine Area Rugs Using 4 Easy Tips

Even if your home is bedecked with hardwood flooring, chances are that you have a number of area rugs. They can add softness, warmth, and a subtle splash of colour that can effortlessly lift a room and create that wow factor. That said cleaning them can often be more challenging that standard wall-to-wall carpet, especially when (in the case of oriental style rugs) they’re of much finer quality. With this in mind, just how do you go about preserving your rug? Here are some simple tips you might want to adopt.

Adopt a ‘shoes off’ policy
Shoes can bring in vast […]

By |June 28th, 2016|Blog|
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