How to Clean Your Carpet on Your Own

Carpets definitely add beauty and grace to your home, not to mention also keeps it warm if you’re living in a cold climate. But as much luxurious as it sounds, carpets can be quite a hassle to clean. Many people are afraid of the idea of cleaning a carpet because it requires so much work and effort! You can call GSR for professional cleaning carpet if you don’t have the will to do it all by yourself, however, if you think you’re brave enough to do it on your own – here are a few important tips. Note though that if you’re not careful, you could end up making a whole mess of the house.

Get a Carpet Cleaning Machine

Don’t attempt trying any home-made ideas if you’re house or room is fully carpeted. It will just create an unnecessary mess. The best way to clean a carpet is to invest in a carpet cleaning machine. These are easily available at home depots and should be a good investment if you have carpets at home. It’s better you purchase a new machine rather than buying a second-hand one because the older a machine, the weaker the vacuum. Oh and don’t forget to buy a carpet cleaning solution as well.

Pre-Vacuum Your Carpet

Ok, the first thing you’d do is pour the shampoo in the vacuum and start cleaning right? WRONG. Don’t do that. You need to first pre-vacuum the carpet just so that the soil gets dried and is easier to remove. Move the vacuum carefully over all directions of the carpet and make sure every nook and corner is covered.

Start the Cleaning by Wetting the Carpet

If you fill the shampoo in the machine and start using it, there will be a lot of residue left. So the better option is to separately pour the shampoo in a water spray bottle and start spraying the carpet evenly. Don’t over-spray it as it will make the carpet really wet and would leave hard residue. It will also be very difficult to dry the carpet if you use over wet it.
Once done, wait for atleast 15 minutes before you start cleaning it with the vacuum. Make sure to remove all of the cleaning solution and not to let any residue remain.
Now, simply leave your carpet to dry up. You can use a dryer if you can or switch on all the fan of the house to dry it up fast. The more air the room gets, the faster it will dry and there won’t be an unpleasant smell or humidity in the room. Make sure all the doors and windows are open and let the sunshine in.
Well, that’s it. That’s all there is to it. Just remember to take your time and do not take shortcuts. Follow these simple steps and you can easily clean your own carpet.

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How to Make Spring Cleaning Enjoyable and Effective

Had all the winter fun? Looking forward to spring already? Well, after a gloomy winter, everyone wants to welcome a beautiful spring; the only problem is preparing for spring cleaning. The idea of having to wash and store away winter clothes, dust and clean the house, making it all sparkly clean is enough to make you feel exhausted. But, don’t worry. GSR’s cleaning team has some valuable advice for you and we assure you that if you follow these instructions, spring cleaning will actually be an activity you enjoy instead of dread. So ready for some cleaning lessons? Here you go.

Lesson 1 – Storing Away Winter Clothes

Most people simply store away winter stuff such as blankets and quilts without having them dry-cleaned. It’s very important that you get all your winter stuff dry cleaned before storing it away – even if you haven’t used it. This way, any humidity or mold formed during those dark winter days will be removed and the garment will not smell if you store it for the year. Now, for the storing, use zipped plastic bags that you can easily get at stores and start packing up gradually. Don’t wait for one day to do it all. If you think you won’t be needing that thick leather jacket, pack it. This way, by the time spring arrives, you’ve already got everything packed.

Lesson 2 – Pack Neatly

Don’t fold your clothes when packing as that will cause some hard to straighten out creases and would also consume extra space. So make sure you roll it neatly into the bag. Segregate the clothes into various bags. Keep one only for shawls and sweaters while the other for shirts and pants respective.

Lesson 3- Label Your Clothes

For ease of use, label the bags you’ve stored. When winter arrives, you don’t need to go searching for that shawl. All you have to do is check the shawl bag and there it is! Keep your winter and summer clothes separate. Either use the lower portion of the wardrobe to store all winter clothes or place them neatly in the attic in a cardboard box. This way your cupboard won’t be too crowded.

Lesson 4- Donate Clothes if You No Longer Need Them

The clothes you toss out is probably still in very good condition and should be donated to the poor and homeless. You can create bundles of those clothes and send them over to a social institute or give it to the homeless.

Lesson 5- Sell Christmas Decorations to Flea Markets

Want to get rid of your Christmas tree to get a bigger, better one next year. Well, don’t just turn it into garbage. Put it up for sale in the online world or send it to your local flea market for a good price. Do the same for all other Christmas decorations and ornaments that you no longer use.

Is your public toilet too dirty to remember what it once looked like?

One thing that people seem to remember when they visit a store, restaurant or other place of business is the state of their public toilet. We do both major cleans as well as regular cleaning maintenance for a lot of businesses with public toilets. Keeping these toilets clean is not only very important for the hygiene of your staff and customers, but it is critical in maintaining the reputation for your business.

Often people are stunned at what a difference thorough cleaning makes, check out one of our recent major cleans that we did below.

Don’t forget, we love to help businesses maintain the hygiene of their work areas, toilets, kitchen and social areas so please let us know if there’s anything that we can do for you.

After GSR Cleaning Services (Public Toilet)
Before GSR Cleaning Services (Public Toilet)