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Three invaluable carpet cleaning hacks (DIY)

Three invaluable carpet cleaning hacks (DIY)

Listed below are our top three non-toxic carpet cleaning DIY hacks to treat the stains, indentations and odours until you are ready to get your carpets deep steam cleaned!

Carpets and rugs are an integral part of our home decor. Most homeowners have pushed their professional carpet cleaning until spring. Indicating that your carpets and rugs have taken quite a beating.

 

Carpet Cleaning DIY Hack 1: Remove carpet stains ASAP:

Accidents happen all the time. Carpet cleaners cannot be called in for every stain and spot. As soon as there is spillage or a leaking accident. Blot the excess away, again BLOT, do not rub the excess until; the cloth picks up no more colour or liquid.As Better Homes and Gardens also mentioned rubbing the stains or spillage damages the carpet fibres forever.

We at Who Who Carpet cleaning suggest that you mix white vinegar with plain water (1:3 ratio) if white vinegar isn’t available. Simple household dish soap with plain water (1:3 ratio) can be used.

Spray the liquid mix liberally on the problem area, let it sit for 5-7 minutes and blot it away ensuring most of the water is extracted.Wet carpets are the breeding ground for bacteria and other allergens.

If that does not work, schedule your carpet cleaning appointment ASAP to prevent further permanent damage.

 

Carpet Cleaning DIY Hack 2: Get rid of the foul odour:

Who does not love walking into a room smelling of lavender or daisies? Realistically, it can’t always be that way. Carpets and rugs tend to trap the highest amount of dust and bacteria and if they’ve retained moisture, they can develop a foul odour. 

We at Who Who carpet cleaning recommend making your own deodoriser that you can use between professional carpet cleaning visits.

Take 500 grams of baking soda and add 20-25 drops of your favourite essential oil such as lavender or lemongrass (we personally prefer Patchouli) and sprinkle it over your carpet. Let it rest for about ten minutes and vacuum it away.

Them Vacuums and ABC warn that using DIY deodoriser with baking soda  could affect the functioning of HEPA filter in your vacuum. Thus, it is recommended to get your carpets steam cleaned by professionals and use this only as a temporary fix.

 

Carpet Cleaning DIY Hack 3: Carpet Fluffing tip:

Fluffing tip 1: Use a mixture of vinegar and water (1:1 ratio). Spray the solutions over the indentations and use a spoon to push the fibres up, the solution will help clean the fibres and in turn fluffs them up.

Fluffing tip 2: The infamous “ Ice cube Technique”, place a handful of ice cubes on the indentations and allow them to melt, and blot the excess water away.

 

 

Hope these carpet hacks help you keep your carpets stain free. However, all these hacks come with “at your own risk” warnings. It is recommended to get your carpets professionally deep cleaned every 6-12 months to prolong their durability, improve indoor air quality and even maintain carpet warranty.

Our technicians our certified, we have the latest technology, our prices are competitive and our work is 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed! Need more reasons to choose us? 

 Call us on 1300 946 946 or visit our website. 

 

Why is Hot Water Extraction technique the way to go?

Hot Water Extraction – Everything you need to know about it

Hot Water Extraction is the best, Here’s why?

Carpets can transform a drab looking house into a great, cosy home or add to the design of the office. Coming in different shapes, colours, fabrics and textures they are a great addition to the decor of the house. One major downside to Carpets and rugs are that they get covered in stains, dust and dirt rather quickly! Hot Water Extraction is the star! 

Given that is the second largest investment in most homes/ offices. Carpet and rug owners are always after the best techniques and methods to keep their carpets clean. Adopting the right carpet cleaning techniques not only keeps the carpets clean and stain-free but also increases their longevity. 

Hot water extraction cleaning method is the most advanced cleaning technology available today in the carpet cleaning industry. Here’s everything you need to know about it:

What is the difference between hot water extraction technique and steam cleaning?

In essence, they are the same process. However, the term slightly misleading as there is little to no “steam” involved in steam cleaning.  The term hot water extraction (HWE) is more accurate. In all honesty, it does not matter what the method is being called.

There is a reason why every expert in the carpet industry is recommending it. it is by far the safest and best carpet cleaning technique in the market.

How does Hot water extraction technique work?

Trained technicians use high-pressure state of the art truck mounted machines to inject hot water infused with cleaning solution. At Who Who, we utilise an environmentally friendly cleaning solution to treat the stained carpets.

The sheer pressure of hot water with cleaning solution will remove the deepest rooted stains, grime and dust from your carpet. Additionally, removing dust mites and their waste and removing allergens that are responsible for respiratory issues and various allergies.

Why should you call professionals and not DIY?

HWE technique should be done only by trained, certified professionals. The technicians utilise techniques in order to thoroughly clean the carpets.

Amateurs end up using too much cleaning solution, wrong technique or even using too much water. Excess water is your carpet’s worst enemy, damp carpets are the breeding ground for bacteria and they can get mouldy soon.

Thus, causing more damage than they started off with.

Homeowners and Office spaces usually dread carpet cleaning as they have paused their life for a day or so cause of the area being a no-go zone. Hot water extraction cleaning technique, when done right is touch dry as the technician leaves the premises, ensuring everyone can go about his or her daily routine with little to no inconvenience.

Interested in the best cleaning method for your carpets?  Call us on 1300 946 946 .

We service all areas across Brisbane, Ipswich, Redlands, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast at great prices! 

Mould: Effects on your home, health and immune system. How to Prevent it? 

Man in white hazmat suit entering a mould filled room, who who carpet cleaning blog

What is Mould?

Fungi that grow in the form of multicellular thread-like structures called hyphae is usually referred to as mould. Some mould and yeasts cause diseases or food spoilage whereas other play a major role in the biodegradation of food, enzymes and beverages.

What does Mould look like?

Mould is not always easy to recognise. It often appears to be a stain, smudge or discolouration and at times looks like fuzz. The most common moulds are black, green or white. However, mould can be many other colours, ranging from grey to orange to brown.

Where does Mould Grow?

Mould is generally caused by excess moisture, it could be using excess water to clean your carpets and upholstery or a hidden water leak and excess humidity. Mould can be found on your walls, floors, appliances, carpets, furniture and tiles. Bathrooms, Kitchens, Laundry Rooms are highly susceptible to mould growth due to high humidity levels.

Effects of Mould on your Health?

Exposure to damp and mouldy environments may cause a variety of health effects or none at all. Some people are sensitive to moulds. Mould associated with damp buildings can trigger nasal congestion, sneezing, cough, wheeze, respiratory infections and worsen asthma and allergic conditions.
Some of the other serious health effects include those with:
-Weakened immune systems
-Allergies
-Severe asthma
-Chronic, obstructive, or allergic lung diseases.
Some extreme effects of Mould illness such as autoimmune dysfunctions, paralysis and lung disease.

Tips to prevent mould growth at home:

  • Keep humidity levels as low as you can.
  • Use an air conditioner during warm months to reduce humidity levels within your home.
  • Ensure your home has proper and sufficient ventilation. Use exhaust fans which vent outside your home in the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Make sure your clothes dryer vents outside your home.
  • Detect and fix any leaks in your roof’s walls and plumbing.
  • Call flood water extraction professionals to clean and dry your home thoroughly and quickly (within 24–48 hours) after flooding.
  • Add mould inhibitors to paints before painting your walls.
  • Clean bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens with mould-killing products.
  • Remove or replace carpets and upholstery that have been soaked and cannot be dried promptly.
  • Call  carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning regularly to restore and keep your carpets and upholstery free of mould.
  • Consider not using carpet in rooms or areas like bathrooms or basements that may have a lot of moisture.

Who Who Carpet Cleaning are Brisbane’s Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning professionals. Call us on 1300 946 946 or visit our website for more information on our services such as carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, flood water extraction, tile and grout cleaning, mattress cleaning and leather cleaning to name a few. We offer 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee and are extremely price competitive. 

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