Category: DIY Cleaning

how to clean spilt milk

How to remove spilt milk from carpets

Don't cry over spilt milk - is an old saying.  However, if you don't clean up spilt milk quickly, you may be in tears - as it's hard to get rid of the stain (and the terrible smell).   Follow our 7 easy steps to remove spilt milk off your carpet (formula or bottled) and you won't be crying any more! 7 Easy Steps: Absorb excess milk with a old clean tea towel or microfibre cloth. Mix solution of dish washing liquid and luke warm water (1/2 cap to 500ml) and gently spray on. Daub, don't scrub [...]

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How to clean grout in your shower

Do you hate using harsh chemicals which off-gas when grout cleaning in your shower cubicle? Here's an easy, natural cleaning method for cleaning grout in your bathroom. Ingredients/Items Needed: Vinegar Spray Bottle Bi-Carb of Soda Grout, Scrubbing or Toothbrush Small Bowl 5 easy steps to cleaning grout: 1. Fill a spray bottle with 50% white vinegar & 50% water and spray on the area of grout you are cleaning. Let it sit for 5 minutes. 2. Using a grout, scrubbing or toothbrush, scrub into the [...]

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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 nail polish off porcelain tiles

Nail polish can look great on your finger & toe nails, but not on your porcelain tiles!  Once dried, it can be difficult to remove, as Sarah, one our of new clients found out recently (see her Facebook Review below).  After advising Sarah on what to do (she had already tried nail polish remover & floor cleaner before hand), and with her having complete success with our instructions, we've decided to write this blog to help others who may have the same problem. Facebook Review received fr [...]

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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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Shower Glass Cleaning Perth

How to Easily Clean your Shower Screens with Soap Scum Build Up

One job we all seem to hate doing, and that is cleaning our glass shower screens of soap scum build-up.  We can show you how with just white vinegar & bi-carb of soda you can easily remove soap scum build up and then keep it off for good! 5 easy steps to clean soap scum using off your shower screens just bi-carb of soda, white vinegar and microfibre cloths! Dampen a general purpose microfibre cleaning cloth. Spray neat white vinegar onto glass shower screen. Dip slightly damp general purpose [...]

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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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