Year: 2015

How to remove a tea stain from carpets

How to remove a fresh tea stain off carpet

Oh No.  Have you accidentally spilled tea on your carpet? Don't panic, act fast and follow these five easy steps:   Pour one cup of baking soda into a bowl. Take a damp microfibre cloth and coat it with baking soda. Apply directly on the tea stain. Rinse the affected area with cold water. Dry the area with an old clean tea towel or kitchen towel. Repeat steps 1 through 3 if stain hasn't completely gone. Good Luck from the Cleaning Guru! BLOGGER: Paul Mitchell, Owner/Operator of Alpine Carpe [...]

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How to clean your shower tracks the easy way

Cleaning sliding shower door tracks can be fiddly Just follow our five  easy steps: 1.  Wipe away as much grime as you can with a cloth, then spray the tracks with a mix of vinegar & water. 2. Let the vinegar & water solution sit for 3-5 minutes. 3. Place a thin, sturdy cloth over a flat head screwdriver (or chopstick) and scrub along into the tracks on both sides. 4. Then run a cotton ball tip along the length of the tracks, wiping and rinsing until all gunk is gone. 5. Finish off by ru [...]

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How to remove baby vomit off your fabric furniture

ACT FAST before it has time to seep in and follow these simple steps using every day household products:   Using plastic gloves if you have them, clean up the vomit into a plastic bag using paper towels. If your cushions have removable covers, put them into the washing machine. Mix white vinegar with warm water and apply this solution to your sofa using a microfibre cloth. Saturate the stain with the above solution. Rinse the area with water, blot with an old towel and allow to dry. Repeat [...]

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How To Clean Chewing Gum From Carpet

How to get gum out of carpet

Oh no, one of your family members, or friends, has accidentally trodden chewing gum into the carpet.  What a sticky mess! Don't worry, there is an easy solution.  Just head to the freezer and get some ice.  Start by simply pressing the ice against the gum on the carpet.  After a short while, the gum will become hard and brittle, making it easy for you to scrape it off with a butter knife.   Good Luck from the Cleaning Guru team! BLOGGER: Paul Mitchell, Owner/Operator of Alpine Carpet & [...]

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Top 10 Carpet Cleaning Maintenance Tips

So you've just had your carpets cleaned and they look and smell great.  Now you want to keep them looking good for as long as possible.  By following these 10 carpet cleaning maintenance tips it will guarantee they will stay looking cleaner for longer.   Shoes Off, Please! Shoes are your carpets number one enemy. Most outdoor pollutants that enter your home are walked in on shoes. Even though the soles may appear to be clean, they carry fine particles and oily substances that are transferred ont [...]

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Top 10 Questions to ask a Carpet Cleaning Business

The carpet cleaning industry is unregulated.  What this means is that anyone can buy carpet cleaning equipment and set up a business. By asking the following 10 questions, you will know how to choose the best carpet cleaning business for you. “Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.” Hunter S Thompson   How long have you been in business? Look for a company that has been in operation for a while and has cultivated a good reputation and list of client testimonials. A company with a long- [...]

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How to remove fresh red wine stain off carpet

Red Wine Spill on Carpets Oh no, someone has spilt red wine on your light coloured carpets!  Quick - Act Fast: Saturate the spill with cold water, soda water or white wine – whichever is handiest. Blot with kitchen towels or an absorbent old tea-towel. Place heavy objects on top of kitchen / tea-towel to absorb as much liquid as possible – phone directory, old books, etc. Once most of the moisture is absorbed and carpet is nearly dry, sprinkle with bi-carb and leave overnight to dry out. Vacuum [...]

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Tile & Grout Cleaning Perth

How to keep your grout and tiles clean

Understanding how it all works! 99% of soiling consists of oils, fats and grease!   Most people try to clean their grout using bleach, when they should be using detergents. Bleach will permanently damage your grout - so don't be tempted to do this. Detergents are designed to break down oils, fats and grease. The best one in your home is a non-bleaching laundry powder or laundry liquid. Not only will it make the task easier to do, it will last much longer and not damage the grout! Simply fol [...]

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