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Alpine Carpet Cleaning Blog Steam Cleaning v Dry Cleaning

Steam Cleaning v Dry Cleaning

What system is best for cleaning carpets - Steam or Dry Cleaning?   We get asked this question many times, and because we are a carpet cleaning company using a steam cleaning (hot water extraction) system, you will probably think we are prejudice in our response that steam cleaning is the better option. While we would never bag dry carpet cleaning businesses, as they do have a role in the industry, we chose the steam cleaning method as this is the preferred system recommended by carpet manu [...]

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How to clean cat urine off your carpet

How to clean cat urine off your carpet

Whoops kitty has had a little accident on your carpet!   As we've just rescued a young stray cat from the Cat Haven recently, we thought this would be an appropriate post. Don’t panic! Using just White Vinegar, Bi-carb of Soda and Water you can get your carpet clean again if you act fast. Just follow the easy steps below: 1. Absorb excess urine with paper towel or old tea towel 2. Make a solution of white vinegar & water in a 500 ml spray bottle (100 mls vinegar / 400 mls water) 3. Spra [...]

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How to remove toothpaste off carpet

How to remove toothpaste off carpet

Recently someone put out an SOS on a Facebook Community Page asking for advice on how to remove some toothpaste stains that her young son had manage to put on her carpet.  They were moving house in a few weeks and had only just recently had the carpets cleaned, so didn't want to go through that expense again. We contacted her and suggested she followed our easy steps, using just washing up liquid, white vinegar and water, as below: FIVE EASY STEPS: Mix one tablespoon of liquid washing up liquid [...]

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How to remove chocolate off your carpet

How to remove chocolate stains from your carpet

Chocolate is delicious.  Take it from me, I love it.  However, chocolate on carpet is another thing.  It can make quite a mess.  However don't worry, in just five easy steps you can get your carpet clean again.   STEPS: Carefully scrape off any excess chocolate with a spatula. Pour half a cup of cold water directly over the carpet stain. Using a thimbleful of dish washing detergent gently rub the stain in a circular motion. Do not scrub.  Then let it sit for five minutes. Absorb with dry cloth/t [...]

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How to remove a tea stain

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 remove soft drink stains off your carpet

How to remove soft drink stains off your carpet

Entertaining at home? Watch out for spilt soft drinks on your carpet! If you do have any accidents with soft drink, don’t panic, just follow our 10 steps using vinegar & dish washing detergent. Use a clean white absorbent tea towel, cloth or paper towel. Avoid scrubbing, as this may cause the soda to soak into the carpet even more. In a bowl, mix ¼ teaspoon of gentle non-bleach dish washing detergent with lukewarm water. In another bowl, mix a generous amount of white vinegar with water (rou [...]

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How to remove a coffee stain on carpet - Alpine Carpet & Tile Cleaning

How to remove a freshly spilt coffee stain off your carpet

Help, someone has just spilt coffee on your carpet! Don't panic - just act fast and follow these steps:   Grab some paper towel and begin to gently blot the stain. Don’t scrub as this may cause the liquid to be absorbed faster. If you don’t have paper towels handy, you can also use an old clean tea towel. The key is to gently try and absorb as much of the colour-carrying liquid as possible, before the coffee stain sets in. Flush the area of the stained carpet with no more than 1 cup of cool [...]

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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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