Water Soaked Carpet

Carpets are occasionally subjected to large amounts of water. The results of this vary. Sometimes this is a temporary inconvenience; occasionally it requires the carpet and underlay to be replaced.   Clean Water Flooding If the water on the carpet is clean, and if the moisture can be removed promptly, the carpet can often be […]

De-Cluttering

Apart from a few eccentric and creative types nobody really likes clutter. And even those people would probably like to find a way to make things a little neater without compromising their eccentricities. For the rest of us any de-cluttering is probably held back by time constraints or plain human procrastination. Yet if we make […]

Pet and Clean Houses

Pets are part of the family. But where other family members grow older and hopefully learn to clean up after themselves any pets tend to change little over time. Some techniques are useful for looking after small animals in the home.   Hair shedding All pets will shed some hair, though this will vary with […]

Look After A Stored Mattress.

If a mattress has been in storage for an extended period of time it will probably smell musty. It might also have more serious problems, such a mould or mildew. All these things must be appropriately dealt with.   Mould or Mildrew. Any mould and mildew on the surface can often be removed with bright […]

Some Simple Stain Mistakes

Clean stains ASAP Cleaning any spills as soon as possible is vital if you want to avoid staining on you carpet. Occasionally an old stain will come out with some effort, but you have a much better chance of success if you get to the problem straight away.   Spilled substances can be corrosive to […]

Some Carpet Cleaning Terms

A few technical terms are used for evaluating carpet cleaning products.   Soil Removal Efficacy How well does a product remove soil. Certainly one of the most important criteria for cleaning.   Water Removal This refers to wet cleaning products, and how well residual moisture is removed. Tests for this are straightforward when conducted on […]

CARPET AND AIR POLLUTANTS

We realize that carpets are exposed to the dirt we track in and settling dust. We tend to overlook mould, pollen, pesticides, general pollution, dust mites, and possible issues with pets. We also tend to overlook the chemicals used in the manufacturing of virtually all carpets. Many allergies and unexplained illnesses are tracked back to […]

CLEAN YOUR CARPET

Décor and colour are intuitive. This doesn’t mean that the choices for decorating are easy; it does mean that when you do find the result you are happy with it just feel or look right. Our minds are wired to appreciate patterns and coordinated colours. There are many approaches to finding which combinations work well […]

Change Your Living Room Space

Home makeover Programmes have inspired more than a few couples to do some renovations, or at least make some changes that don’t require as much effort as real renovations. Not to worry; a room can look entirely different will a few well thought out modifications that may only take an afternoon to complete. A Rug […]

Stain Treatments for Carpets, Part 2.

Scotchguard The classic stain proofing for many years, and its good reputation was justified. Scotchguard is a soil retardant applied to the surface of the carpet fibre. It prevents most stains from entering the carpet, making them much easier to clean.   Because Scotchguard is non-penetrative it will have to be periodically reapplied. It is […]