Category: DIY Cleaning

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 carpet

How to remove chocolate stains from your carpet

Chocolate is delicious.  Many reports show eating chocolate is good for: lowering cholesterol levels preventing cognitive decline reducing the risk of cardiovascular problems. Sounds good to us.  However, chocolate squashed or melted on your carpet is another thing.  It can make quite a mess and easily stain.  However, don't worry, you can get your carpet clean again by following these five easy steps:   Carefully scrape off any excess chocolate with a spatula or butter knife. Pour half a cup of [...]

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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 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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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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