What’s one of the worst things to do to carpet?

What’s one of the worst things to do to carpet?

Clean it with dish washing detergent or any other domestic cleaning product . That answer may surprise you, but many household detergents are made from grease or fat. When products like this are used on carpet fiber and not extracted or removed correctly,  they act like a magnet by attracting  more dirt and grime. I’ve had many clients tell me that after having their carpets cleaned the original stains have reappeared and are now larger. Once the carpets are dry the soapy residue wicks to the tips of the fiber and settles on top If you’ve had this happen, pour a small amount of water onto the spot, gently agitate with your fingers (sometimes the soap will re activate)  and then blot with an old towel or micro fiber cloth. You should be able to see the dirt and grime lift out onto the towel. The area should look...
Carpet Pet Stains – How To Get Rid Of Them!

Carpet Pet Stains – How To Get Rid Of Them!

Carpet Pet Stains – Get Rid Of Them For Good “Mum, Mum, please can we get a puppy?” your child screams as you pass by the pet store en-route to Woolies. Trying to peel his face off the now fogged-up window pane (with your hand) of the Pets In Paradise shop you start to run through your list of reasons why this isn’t a good idea. My list included things like they’re too expensive, You’ll need to feed him, walk him, toilet train him, etc. etc. Not to mention the drain on the family budget with vet bills and vaccination expenses. None of these valid reasons stop the continual onslaught from your little darling and you finally cave. Here’s a few carpet pet stain tips on how to clean and care for your carpet when that doggie doodoo happens. Firstly, if it’s feces (poo) remove as much as you...
Colour my world

Colour my world

I was talking with my girlfriend Sharon the other day about her new car. Here’s a snippet of our conversation. “Hi Shaz, How are you?” “Great, Cameron bought me a new car.” “How fabulous. What colour is it?” This was my first question I didn’t care about the make, model or features “Black the same as yours” was her reply “Oh I said my car isn’t black, it’s Opal but you would think it’s black, actually it’s a very deep iridescent purple in the sunlight. “I would never had guessed that” she said. Colour has always been utmost in my mind. Whether I’m painting and decorating, choosing a lipstick or preparing a meal (that sounds a bit obsessive compulsive dosen’t it?) it’s the colour that must be right regardless of anything else. Needless to say if your reading this you may be also be nodding your head in agreement. Why...