Category: Environmentally Safe Cleaning

Before and After Shower Screen Cleaning

How to clean grout in your shower

Need to clean the grout in your shower cubicle? Over time, the grout in your shower will become discoloured. Here's an easy, natural cleaning method for cleaning grout in your shower area. 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 toothb [...]

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Chemical free cleaning - Alpine Carpet & Tile Cleaning

Chemical Free Cleaning

Chemical Cleaning v Chemical Free Cleaning   The majority of chemicals we use in our home are not necessary. Many are sold to us by advertisers claiming the product will deliver the Holy Grail if you buy it. Once you get it home and use it you find it is like all the rest - absolute useless!  Not only will it not clean for the purpose it was bought, but it leaves chemical streaks everywhere.  Let us show you how to use chemical free cleaning. Just how often have you “cleaned your fingers to 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! We have always had cats at home, both in the UK and here in Australia for the last 30 years.  So we know there are certain stages or situations that your cat will suddenly treat your carpet like their toilet area.  However, don’t panic!   Using just white vinegar, bi-carb of soda and water you can get your carpet looking and smelling clean again, if you act fast. Just follow the easy steps below: 1. Absorb excess urine with some paper towel [...]

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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 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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Upholstery cleaning - Alpine Carpet & Tile Cleaning

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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Carpet Cleaning

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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