As much as we’d all like our carpets to be in tip top condition 24/7, life can happen, bringing with it little spills and stains along the way. That’s why we’ve put together a list of top carpet cleaning hacks that will come in handy if you don’t have a carpet cleaner immediately to hand.
Don’t rub stains
When you rub a stain, it causes particles to separate and become ground into carpet fibres, which will then lead to premature breakdown of those fibres. This is obviously bad news for your carpet. However, if you blot your stains rather than rub them, you will be able to put a small amount of pressure on the stain which will help to soak it up. The best way to blot a stain is to work from the outside of the stain inward. If you blot the stain the other way, you could cause the stain to spread further.
Freeze trodden in gum
We’ve all been in the situation where we’ve unknowingly trodden in chewing gum and walked it into our home. Annoying for us, and bad news for our carpets! So how can you get rid of any gum without ruining your carpet? Ice cubes. Freeze the gum with ice cubes for about 30 seconds, and once the gum is frozen solid use a spoon to lift the gum upwards, whilst carefully trimming it away from the carpet (cutting as close to the gum as possible.)
Whether it’s from an over-exaggerated blowing out of the candles on a birthday cake, to everyday candles burning away, it can be quite easy for wax to find its way into your carpet and stay there. However, with this handy hack, any melted in wax will be gone in no time. First you’ll need to grab your iron and a white cloth. Place your white cloth over the melted wax and put your iron on top. This will warm up the wax, making it easy for you scrape the wax up with a butter knife.
Combat crushed sweets and candy
Whilst we enjoy our sugary treats from time to time, our carpets aren’t too keen. The best way to remove trodden in sweets and food is to try and scrape it out with a brush or butter knife, and then use and sponge and water to get the sugar out of the carpet. If you don’t remove all of the sugar then your carpet will attract dirt and debris more easily.
We love our pets, but their hair can cause our carpets problems. Simply vacuuming is not enough, but that’s ok. All you need to do is don a pair of rubber gloves and rub the carpet until your bring the hair up in clumps. If you don’t have any rubber gloves you could use something like a squeegee.
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Commercial and professional pub carpet cleaners in Weston-super-Mare covering Bristol and all areas of Somerset. In 2018 we are celebrating 17 years of experience within the upholstery, curtain and cleaning industry and and transform pub floors and carpets to look pristine, even after heavy foot traffic over many years. Using our unique truck mounted equipment and specialist cleaning solutions to ensure you receive the exception cleaning results from our services.
We are able to take care of a number of different fabrics along with carpets, including curtains, upholstery and rugs. If you wish to speak to one of our team members, can call us on 07815 814128 or email using the Contact Form. We respond as quick as we can (when we are not working on a project) with details on costs and the processes we use.
Flexible Working Hours including Evenings and Nights
We always discuss with you in depth to determine what tasks should be completed and in agreement with you devise a ‘plan of attck’ for keeping the business working wherever possible. We are more than happy to work nights to ensure your workplace isn’t interrupted. Various cleaning tools, wood floor buffers and products are used to fit whatever is necessary for domestic, business and commercial projects.
To avoid disturbance to your company, we provide a swift and concentrated service so as not to cause disorder. We also offer scheduled maintenance carpet cleaning packages should you wish to keep your carpets and rugs looking new all year round.
Stain Removal, Pub Food and Pet Waste Specialists
As experts in flooring maintenance and stain removals, our team also provide washing services for drapes, rugs and upholstered furniture using extra clean steam equipment which aids a quick drying process with zero damage. We are able to transform pub carpets with a complete cleanse to leave the fibres fresh and spotless throughout the property. We are proud to apply a thorough and in depth service in every room and stairs to ensure that the floor is super clean and looks impressive. Thorough cleansing with Crawfords PRC will eradicate dust, impurities and odours to prolong the lifespan for your carpets for years.
Pub Carpet Cleaning Photos Before and After – Thornbury Bristol
A new craze has taken over the internet and it even involves filming your toilet.
Cleaning has become one of the biggest social media trends of 2018, where platforms such as Instagram are now awash with hashtags like #cleaningobsessed.
If you are looking for cleaning services then look no further than CrawfordsPRC. Looking for an outstanding carpet cleaning service? Call / Text now Mobile: 07815 814128 / local number 01934 513862 or send a message via our Contact Form. We also offer a sensitive and dignified hoarder house cleaning service for landlords and domestic.
Influencers like Mrs Hinch, who to date has 1.4 million Instagram followers, have somehow managed to glamorise typically mundane tasks.
And as they continue to post cleaning demonstrations using their favourite cleaning products and tools, retailers have noticed a dramatic increase in cleaning product sales across the UK.
Lorna McDonald, store manager of B&M on Bangor’s Main Street, told BBC News NI: “We’ve noticed there are a lot of younger people coming in and buying cleaning products, but there has been a rise in general in recent months.
“If you’ve got a following like Mrs Hinch on Instagram, we have to be prepared and have the products that are recommended if we want to increase our sales, especially as the high street is a bit dead at the moment.”
Minky, an online company that produces cleaning equipment noticed a sharp rise in sales after Mrs Hinch endorsed one of their products in unpaid Instagram posts.
They told BBC News NI: “We’ve seen a 10,000% increase in demand from consumers since the end of June this year and an exponential increase in demand from retailers, with no signs of slowing.
“In fact, demand has been so high that stock is selling out as quickly as it goes on sale.”
Easho, a wholesale website for household products who are in paid partnership with Mrs Hinch, says that the cleaning craze has helped their sales.
“We are now seeing the equivalent of ‘The Delia Effect’ on cleaning products, with growth of up to 200% on some of the most recommended items,” said a spokesperson.
As well as internet retailers, high street shops have also noticed a higher footfall of customers with cleaning products in their baskets.
‘Tidy home, tidy mind’
Katie Colwell, from Donaghadee in County Down, says cleaning has become “one of my friend group’s most common topics of conversation”.
And it’s all because of social media.
The 27-year-old nurse told BBC News NI: “Embarrassingly, I spend hours watching social media influencers cleaning.
“Among my friends, we talk about which products we have all tried and whether we rate them or not and what tips we have picked up from different social media influencers.
“I am guilty of running to the nearest pound shop to grab the products which I have seen on Instagram to try myself, which has meant I now have enough disinfectant to mop eight football pitches and have them smelling of fresh linen or cranberry and orange.”
But Miss Colwell says her fiancée isn’t convinced by the new hobby.
“He thinks I’m bonkers when I come home, excited to try out my newest cloth or cleaning product, and spend hours cleaning on my days off, but I find it therapeutic and a good way to de-stress,” she said.
“A tidy home is a tidy mind.”
Richard Hopping, an analyst for market research agency Mintel, told BBC News NI: “Our data shows that 39% of cleaners feel stressed when their homes aren’t clean, so promoting the benefits to mental wellbeing through cleaning could be a real factor in why influencers and cleaning are proving so popular.”
@thesecretcleaner is an anonymous Instagram account who posts regular cleaning tips and has nearly 10,000 followers.
They believe that for many people the online cleaning world provides a “virtual community” for people who may feel isolated.
“When I started the account, I wasn’t working and I found that cleaning kept me sane, kept me going.
“For me, cleaning is a type of mindfulness. You’re focussing on one thing, you’re in the moment and you feel like you have achieved something.
“You have people who support you and don’t think you’re weird for posting videos of you cleaning! It’s a hobby!”
But like many things on social media, trends tend to come and go, and some predict the cleaning phenomenon may not stand the test of time.
Niamh Taylor, director of Northern Ireland digital marketing agency Digital 24, said: “Some people have a problem with the amount of chemicals and plastic used to keep people’s home squeaky clean.
“Others just do not get why you’d want to watch someone polishing their sink and putting clothes away every night.”
She added: “I don’t think this phenomenon will be as popular throughout 2019 as realistically, Insta-trends are short lived and cleaning is just not ‘Instagrammable’.”
We were asked to quote to clean the childrens play centre at Kidsville in Weston-super-Mare in March 2018.
The area comprises of a large food and seating area along with the entrance and play areas.
Fresh and Sanitary Suitable For Children At Play
Over a number of months all of the children’s play areas food and drink had been spilt. To ensure a fresh and bug-free zone was achieved, the owners contacted Crawfords to have the areas cleaned, sanitised and deodorised using the truck mount system we operate.
This was cleaned during the recent snow storm weather so as to reduce down time of the facility and took two visits to complete.
We also cleaned the football pitch area and the results are amazing.
Flexible Working Hours including Evenings and Nights
We are always happy to discuss with you on site to determine what tasks should be completed with a ‘plan of attck’ for keeping your business working wherever possible.
We even offer to work nights to ensure your workplace isn’t interrupted. To avoid disturbance to the smooth running of your company, we provide a swift and effective service to complete the job as soon as possible. Call us on 07815 814128 or email using the Contact Form. We respond as quick as we can (when we are not working on site).
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Crawfords staff are fully trained and insured. We have been cleaning Carpets & Upholstery for almost 10 years in Weston Super Mare and the Bristol Areas.
Andy is pictured here in August 2014 with his equipment and van at a local residential project which was a 3 storey Victorian town house in Weston-super-Mare.
The carpets had never been steam cleaned and with 4 flights of stairs, a main walkway through 2 rooms and 3 landings the industrial equipment made light work, completing the whole project in 90 minutes.
Karon and Andy work as a team, with the pipes pumping out clean water steam, with particularly bad areas hand sprayed with a cleaning solution that’s safe for pets and people.
It’s this kind of dedication to every spot and corner of a room that provides CrawfordsPRC with their reputation.
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