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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.

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.