Just like our clothes need regular cleaning to keep them fresh and hygienic so to do our carpets need regular carpet cleaning. Accumulated grit and debris are one of the major causes that will reduce the life of your carpet, so it pays to clean it regularly. Not only this, dirty carpets can also become a breeding ground for harmful mites and bacteria which when breathed in can cause or exacerbate existing health issues. When you consider the replacement of a carpet, or medical health bills that you or your family may face, then actually regular cleaning makes economic […]
So you’ve eventually taken the plunge and hired a professional cleaning company to give your carpet the once over. It certainly needed it and it looks just like it did when it was first fitted, rather than one complete with dark stains and sticky patches. Good job! However now the technician is telling you that it isn’t a good idea to enter the room until the carpet is completely dry. The trouble is you’ve got the dog outside who’s itching to come in, the cat’s been locked in the spare room, and the kids are in the breakfast room […]
Do you have a lingering carpet smell that you just can’t get rid of? Perhaps you have a family gathering, a party, or even an open house and you really want your rooms smelling fresh. You may have tried opening the windows and doors, and while the smell may have temporarily disappeared, it’s back with a vengeance as soon as the room is closed up. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to eradicate the pong once and for all.
Step 1 – Vacuuming
Before you go out and hire a steam cleaner you might want to […]
If you have a carpet that needs a professional clean you might think about when is actually the best time to have it cleaned. Is one time of the year better than another for instance? Or is it simply a case of when it looks dirty? The answer is that it might well be a culmination of all of these things.
Although getting your carpet cleaned when it appears to have lost its shine is certainly better than not at all, it isn’t always ideal. For many reasons carpets should be serviced regularly as a preventative rather than a […]
Let’s face it Persian or Oriental rugs don’t come cheap. In fact some of the very best can be tens of thousands of dollars. While not every rug has to cost the same as a decent family car, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t lavish the same amount of care and attention on it. The fact is that a rug that’s well cared for not only looks great, it can last for many years longer than one that hasn’t been maintained. With this in mind, just how do you keep your Persian or Oriental rug in tip top condition […]
It’s fair to say that anyone who has carpet in their home or commercial premises, experiences common carpet problems from time to time. While they’re usually easily fixed, most people aren’t aware of them. To help you identify the type of problem you may face, we’ve made a list of common problems that carpets can have. Do bear in mind that these are non-manufacture defects so without further ado, let’s dive straight in.
Carpet crushing and matting
Carpets which see high amounts of footfall or experience improper vacuuming or cleaning can develop this problem. Identifying signs are the unravelling of carpet […]
A good quality carpet is worth it. Not only does it create a homely feel, it makes a room feel warm and complete. As it can be quite a big investment, it’s understandable that you’d want to keep it in tip top condition. The issue is that even with the normal wear and tear, your carpet can soon become a shadow of its former self. So how do you keep it looking great and lasting longer? Here are 8 top tips….
Vacuum Vacuum Vacuum!
In an ideal world carpets should be vacuumed daily. This is to prevent any dirt or dust […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]