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How to deal with inevitable spills on your carpet…

6 Feb

We’ve all had it happen~

Whether it’s a dropped plate on the way to the dinner table, orange juice spilled at breakfast, those red wine spots from last nights impromptu gathering… accidents do happen, so try not to get too upset. Follow these guidelines, and you have a better chance of getting your carpets looking good again.

Act Immediately!  Today, most carpet available has been treated with a stain-resist treatment.  Many spills can be removed or considerably reduced if immediate action is taken. The longer the delay, the higher the probability of a spill becoming a permanent stain. Remember, staining is influenced by many factors, and no carpet is completely stain proof.

Dab liquids with a dry, white, absorbent cloth or white (no printing) paper towels. It’s important not to use printed or dyed towels for this, especially if you’ve got lighter coloured carpets~ transfer does happen! White terry cloth or microfibre towels are great to have on hand for this purpose.

Blot – Don’t Scrub the area! Scrubbing can cause pile distortion. Continue to use a white cloth or paper towels until the area is completely dry. For semi-solids, gently scrape up with a spoon. Break up and vacuum solids away.

Googling stain treatments can be tempting, but remember that a carpet is a big investment~ in order to keep it looking great for longer, sometimes you just have to call a professional. Some home remedies and ‘tricks’ can actually set the spot, turning it into a permanent stain that can be expensive, or worse still, impossible to remove. Find a reputable Carpet Cleaner in your local area, and ask them for a free, no obligation quote. Better yet, if you’re in the Auckland region, we can take care of it for you! We’ll visit you on site for a free quote, and since all our technicians carry the tools of the trade on board, chances are we can take care of it straight away*.

*Please understand that our Technician may be calling in on the way to another booking, so you may need to reschedule. We always do our best to accommodate everyone.

The sun is shining

7 Dec

The sun is shining and the humidity level is rising across Auckland. Often when the heat and humidity start to rise, so do the odours in your home from unattended pet spots and food stains. Customers have been calling all weekend about pet urine stains, and what to do when a new one appears.

Firstly, blot up as much as you can. Then throw a damp towel or a few damp paper towels over the spot and give us a call. The sooner you have these accidents professionally treated, the better the result in most cases.

 As for the old ones? Give me a call on 0800 560 016 if you would like some advice over the phone, or to book a free, in-home assessment.

November Specials

3 Nov

Here we are, welcoming in a new month, with Christmas less than 8 weeks away! Where does the time go?

To celebrate the warmer weather, and help you keep your wallet a bit fatter leading up to the silly season, we’ve got some awesome specials for our valued clients:

End of Tenancy Carpet Cleaning- for unfurnished properties

$25.00 per room (inc. GST)

Minimum charge of $80.00 applies

And if you’re just looking to have your home spruced up before your summer BBQs:

Maintenance Carpet Cleaning- for furnished properties

One room of carpets cleaned for FREE!


A $10.00 Columbus Coffee Gift Voucher

(offer applies for 5 or more rooms)

So give us a call, and we’ll give you a great November Special to kick off summer!

Why do we insist on pre-spotting your carpets?

28 Sep

Ok, so in the above photo it’s pretty obvious why anyone would insist on pre-spotting the carpets… but in a lot of cases our clients will insist that we don’t need to bother. The reason why we pre-spot before we shampoo the carpets is threefold:

  1. To loosen the soils in the carpets, and give us a bit of a ‘headstart’ in getting them looking their best again.
  2. To insure our product has time to settle in areas that are notoriously dirty- passageways, entrance foyers, under the dining room table. When we’ve finished cleaning your carpets, we don’t just want it cleaner- we want it clean!
  3. Last but not least, we do it because that’s what we said we’d do! By training our whole team to use the same tried and true process from start to finish, we can ensure that our results are impressive across the city.

Healthier, cleaner Auckland carpets…

9 Sep

Puppy on a clean carpet

Carpets add warmth and comfort to your home, but if they aren’t cared for correctly, they can also add bacteria, mildew and bugs! But there is an easy way to make sure your carpets stay healthy, clean and safe for your family:

  • Have a Professional Carpet Cleaning company clean them for you every 6-8 months~ remembering to look for a company that offers family- and environmentally- safe products, quick drying times, and built in anti microbial protection.
  • Have the carpets protected~ this shouldn’t be too costly, it makes your carpets easier to clean, and can significantly reduce the wear and tear on your carpet.
  • Don’t wait too long if you have a leak or minor flood disaster~ the longer your carpets stay wet, the higher the chances of mould and mildew spores multiplying in your carpets, aggravating allergies, asthma, and damaging prized posessions.
  • If you have pets in your home, keep their flea treatments up to date~ with some of the better treatments, fleas start to die within 3 minutes of application, meaning they are unable to lay eggs in your carpets. Left untreated, fleas can multiply at an alarming rate.

What is encapsulation?

8 Sep

Encapsulation solutions, quite simply, are “oil loving” formulas that easily bind to oils, dirt, grime and greasy residues. When the solution is agitated into the carpet (whether by brush, rotational buffer or bonnet system) the soils and dirt are broken up, giving the encapsulation solution a perfect opportunity to bind to the soils. ..

As it begins to dry, it encapsulates the soil and hardens, forming crystals that can then be removed from the carpet with a vacuum cleaner or by pile lifting.

The first benefit of carpet cleaning using the encapsulation method is that little residue is left behind (if any residue is left behind, it is residual solution which continues to act on new soils in the carpet, and will be picked up the next time your home is vacuumed.)

Bacteria need food to grow. When these bacteria, like the rest of the soils in your carpet, are encapsulated and crystalised, they become separated from their food source~ causing them to die.

The second benefit of encapsulation cleaning is that not only do bacteria not get a chance to breed (it takes 4 hours for mould and mildew to grow in wet carpet~ they cannot accomplish anything in 20-40 minutes!) the bacteria already in your carpets dies, too!

Encapsulation solution is fast drying. That’s why when we claim:

Your carpets dry, before we say ‘goodbye!’

We can say it with our heads held high! Normally, within 30-40 minutes of the encapsulation solution being applied, your carpets are dry to walk on.

The third benefit of encapsulation cleaning is that with less water, comes less “wicking” (the reappearance of stains that have lain dormant in the base fibres, underlay or backing of the carpet) and better air quality.

Finally, this new generation of encapsulation cleaners literally strip the oils and residues from your carpet fibres, leaving them in almost the same state they were when you bought the carpet. Anyone who has replaced their carpet knows how much easier it is to vacuum dirt from your new carpet.

The fourth benefit of encapsulation cleaning is that not only do your carpets stay clean longer, they remain easier to clean for yourself in between visits from a professional carpet cleaner!

In essence, encapsulation cleaning is the simple and effective way to clean your carpets. Now that you know how it’s done, you can make an informed decision when it comes time to clean your carpets. If you’d like any more information, please give us a call~ we’re happy to help!

Carpet cleaning for a healthier home…

6 Sep

For a lot of Auckland locals, our Tenancy Agreement states that we must have the carpets cleaned by a professional Auckland carpet cleaner when we vacate the property… and that is the first time we even consider cleaning our carpets.

But did you know that cleaning your carpets can give you a healthier home? It’s true! Choosing the right Carpet Cleaning company in Auckland can allow you the benefits of a healthier home, whilst you’re still living in it. How? Well, the answer to that is threefold:

If your carpet cleaning technician uses a built-in anti-microbial treatment… nasty spores and bacteria are history!

If the method of carpet cleaning is quick drying… there is no chance for mould and mildew to breed in your carpets.

If the Carpet Cleaning company you choose uses safer, environmentally friendly products from a reputable “green” manufacturer… you don’t have nasty, toxic chemicals lurking in the carpets you live on.

Mr Carpet Cleaner is proud to meet all these requirements… make sure the company you choose is, too.

5 Reasons to call us first…

6 Sep
  1. We use the encapsulation method for all our Auckland carpet cleaning work~ this means that our clients receive the best possible carpet cleaning results in Auckland, with a quick drying time (in most cases, your clean carpets are dry in an hour!)
  2. We use a built in anti-microbial treatment in all our Auckland carpet cleaning work~ ideal for allergy suffferers, asthmatics, and anyone who lets the kids (or grown ups!) play on their carpets. We help you keep your family safe.
  3. We have experience cleaning carpets at some of Auckland’s biggest firms, and countless homes and apartments in between~ experience that ensures you get the best result possible.
  4. If you’re looking for a carpet cleaner in Auckland, our technicians receive ongoing training~ this means you can be sure all your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs can be met by one company, if not one technician!
  5. No matter where in the greater Auckland region you are, if your carpets need cleaning~ we can be there! From Franklin, to Huapai, to Whangaparoa, and every suburb in between, we’ve got a technician that can be there to meet all your carpet cleaning needs.

For top results, and a company that takes pride in it’s work, call us on 0800 560 016 for your free, no obligation quote. We’d love to hear from you!