Tips for Carpet Cleaning

Tips for Carpet Cleaning

Ever wondered health professionals do it?

We have fantastic track record when it comes to the cleaning, maintenance and cleaning up of carpet so check out some of our tips on how the pros do it.

How to ensure that you get lasting value and a long life from your carpets

Vacuum the carpet regularly with a good quality vacuum cleaner that has a rotating brush and a good filter. This will help reduce the buildup of oil as well as removing a lot of dust and gunk.

  • Examine the carpet before using any cleaner. Some carpet are quite sensitive to certain asset types of cleaners so it is important to check if your carpet is sensitive, otherwise the wrong cleaner could act as a bleach making the staying you are trying to remove the least of your problems.
  • Don’t you strong spotting agents in less necessary, and always neutralise the pH balance of a high alkaline cleaner after its use.
  • If you need to use a spotting agent, start with the mildest and slowly work towards the harsher cleaners.
  • Don’t brush the spot to clean it, the correct method is to rub it towards the middle and then compress using a cloth to soak up.
  • Be careful with detergents. Don’t increase the quantity beyond what is recommended because it won’t boost the efficiency of the cleaner. What actually happens is it will leave a residue which will be hard to remove with a vacuum cleaner. It’s this residue that will end up being sticky, and so it will attract more dust and lead to dirtier carpets faster than ever before.
  • Don’t use too much water. Using too much water can cause all sorts of problems including carpet shrinkage, warping, adhesion problems and colour changes.
  • Make sure the carpet is a dry within 12 hours of cleaning. Carpet that is slow to dry builds up mould and mildew, they smell and the smell tends to hang around a long time. So use a good ventilation, central heating or air conditioning to help dry carpets fast.
  • For some reason, people seem to spill a lot of chocolate milk on carpet. We have found the best product to remove this is called “simple green” (it’s non-toxic and we think it works great).

Taking care of your carpets will help make sure that the carpet last for a lot longer. Cleaning your carpet is something that should happen regularly, especially vacuuming. So how often you need to clean the carpet will depend on how much where it sees, the season and the weather and more.

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Cleaning your BBQ grill

For a lot of people, the barbecue is something that gets a lot of use. So when you purchase your barbecue grill think of it as an investment, it is likely to become something that is a large part of your summer meals for years and years to come.

But like all things, proper maintenance is going to be needed to take care of it and to make sure that at last you for as long as it short.

The worst thing you can do is leave the grill messy between uses. The longer the grill six dirty, the harder it is to clean and the shorter lifespan of the grill. A dirty grill tends to rust a lot easier than a clean one so this is certainly the number one thing to take care of. Certain tasks are specific to the different types of barbecue that you may have (such as gas, electric, charcoal etc), but in general most maintenance is pretty much the same.

Step 1 – The bits that you will need

The basic items that you need to clean your grill are:

  1. Mild dish soap
  2. Cooking oil spray
  3. Dry baking soda
  4. Aluminium foil
  5. A wire grill brush
  6. Steel wool pads (the pre-soap ones are best)
  7. A sponge or cleaning cloth new paragraph

Step 2 – brush off your grill

Use the wire brush the brush off all of the grill services. This should remove any larger pieces and make it much easier.

Step 3 – spray some cooking oil

Once the grill has called and you have brushed, the next thing to do is to spray it with a layer of cooking oil. This layer of oil will help prevent rust. Don’t do this when it’s hot, spraying the wheel of hot surface could potentially cause it to ignite.

Step 4 – baking soda and aluminium foil

Baking soda makes a great cleaning agent. It’s fantastic for polishing and so once you have removed and protected the grill as in the previous steps, baking soda can help restore some of its original shine. aluminium foil could be used in a similar way (gently though) to polish other barbecue services.

Step 5 – clean the racks

When you’re cooking, food sits on these racks so is important to keep them clean. To clean the racks first use the wire brush to remove as much buildup as possible. After this wash the racks using dish soap or if they are really dirty you may want to use the steel wool. Don’t forget, you can either of these things so give them a good rinse to remove the soap residue.

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