Midweek Discount to Give A Boost

Midweek Discount to Give A Boost

 The mornings are starting to get quite chilly here in Brisbane, despite our common comfortable daytime temperatures. It’s especially hard to convince your feet to hit the floor getting up in the morning! You can imagine if your bedroom had tiles or wooden boards that it would be quite a shock to your system. Everybody has their own preferences, but at this time of year, carpets are definitely the nicest option.

For today post we decided to do a little discount, we haven’t had one for a while! All you need to do when you book Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning is to mention today’s post for 10% off your carpet cleaning service. Imagine how much better it will be for your feet to find fresh, fluffy carpet first thing in the morning! Contact us now to secure your spot!

Household Products That Remove Stains

Household Products That Remove Stains

wine being poured We often hear old wives’ tales about things were done or used in cleaning processes. Some of them you hear and think “ahh, no way”. Others you think “that’s so crazy it just might work”. Today’s piece of interesting information from Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane is common household products that are great for using on your carpets, as well as their intended use.

Carpet Cleaning Brisbane Hints

  1. Vinegar – ah, our loyal friend, vinegar. Not only does it make a great salad dressing base, it is a great liquid for assisting in the removal of most light carpet stains.
  2. Baking soda – also known more for it’s abilities in cooking rather than cleaning. Baking soda, also known as bicarbonate of soda, is another great assistant in removing stains. It is also great for absorbing odours in furniture and mattresses.
  3. Cloudy Ammonia – is great for mopping floors clean with no residue, but also great at alkalising stains and breaking them down for removal.
  4. Baby wipes – ask any mum, and they’ll tell you that baby wipes can clean pretty much anything! A cleaning super-power in a small cloth. Great for blotting out stains or mopping up small spills.
  5. Salt – when mixed with rubbing alcohol, it can help clean up greasy or oily stains.
  6. Borax – commonly used as a laundry booster, as well as pest control. You need to be a bit careful using this one, as it can cause irritation with prolonged skin contact.
  7. Shampoo – yes, the sort you generally use on your hair. Just like they clean and degrease your hair, shampoo can also do the same for spot-cleaning your carpets.

That’s all for now. While these common household products can help in removing stains that are fresh, if you have large areas of carpet that need cleaning or tough stains, then you’re better off employing a professional cleaning company such as Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane’s services. Get in contact with us any time to chat about how we can help.

Quick Fixes for Snags in Carpet

Quick Fixes for Snags in Carpet

armchair on carpet near window It’s pretty common when vacuuming to notice little snags and pulled threads in your carpet. Particularly if you have kids, animals and even certain furniture that catches on the carpet and causes damage. Not to worry though!!! If you tend to it before it gets too bad, you can avoid costly repairs. If you’re confident in not doing extra damage, follow these hints and it will be like nothing happened.

Your emergency carpet repair kits requires:

  • Sharp scissors
  • Tape – plain masking tape is good as it is easy to remove without causing more damage
  • Carpet adhesive that you can buy from a variety store like Big W or similar places
  • Hot melt glue gun and glue sticks. Places like Spotlight or other craft shops will have these
  • Weights to keep pressure while the glues and/or adhesives dry

First step is to look at the damage up close. If it’s a very small loop and there is no damage to the backing underlay, it is safe to cut the loose threads with a pair of sharp scissors. Make sure they are cut to the carpet surface or a bit below it.

If the damage is a bit more severe, you still don’t need to worry too much, it will just require a bit more effort.

Put masking tape (never packing tape or super-adhesive tapes that can cause greater damage!) around the damaged area for larger threads. This is for added protection to the surrounding edges of the damaged area. Adhesives will be used so you don’t want it to spread.

Gently dab a dot of carpet adhesive into the opening under the frayed area. Alternately you can use the hot glue gun to put the adhesive in.

Twist the carpet back into the carpet adhesive or hot glue. Press down firmly then allow the glue to dry. The glue or adhesive with have a time guide on the packaging. Set a weight of some sort on top of the  area to keep it in place. It also makes it obvious to avoid standing on by accident.

Once the recommended drying time is up, remove the tape. If there are any raised threads that still remain, trim them down with the scissors.

Avoid vacuuming over the damaged area before repair. It is also good to wait  bit longer before vacuuming after the repair, as the suction could undo all your hard work!

When you get Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning in to clean your carpets, it’s a good idea to let us know if you’ve recently had the carpet repaired so we can take extra care in that area. We are able to cater for most carpet cleaning needs in the greater Brisbane area, so why not contact us now?

 

Great Carpet Inventions

Great Carpet Inventions

end of lease carpet clean When we look back and how things were done 50+ years ago, it’s amazing to see how far we have evolved and changed. There are so many inventions when it comes to carpets and cleaning then, it’s almost overwhelming.

Today we are going to mention 3 of the biggest inventions regarding carpets and cleaning in history!

The first one is, of course, the Vacuum Cleaner!!! It is amazing how much simpler cleaning floors is with one. Before their invention, floors and rugs were swept vigorously to clean them. This was also quite time consuming. With the invention of the vacuum cleaner, it made cleaning a lot faster and more thorough. Particularly for people who have kids or animals. Some of the first vacuum cleaners were not electric, but more what we call carpet sweepers. Powered, electric vacuum cleaners came to be,and to this day are still evolving with technology to provide the best clean possible.

The second one is types of flooring. Way back when, most flooring was made of wood or concrete. Some of that was covered with tiles or linoleum as the years progressed. Once carpet became more common and affordable it overtook the other types of flooring, particularly in bedrooms and loungerooms. Today, there are many other types of flooring. Wood, vinyl, linoleum, cork, laminate, tiles, marble and stone are all options.

The third is steam carpet cleaning. This is what we at Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning specialise in. Steam, or water-extraction cleaning is the best way to make sure your carpet smells fresh and stays clean. This, coupled with regular vacuuming makes all the difference to the life of your carpets. It is also brilliant for getting ground-in stains out of your carpets and really deep-cleaning the fibres. If you ever need carpet cleaning Brisbane service, don’t hesitate to contact us and book in a clean.

Midweek Savings – Carpet Cleaning Brisbane

Midweek Savings – Carpet Cleaning Brisbane

carpet cleaners brisbane Hands up if you’ve hit the midweek slump? The mornings are darker, the air is colder first thing in the morning. There’s nothing like your feet hitting plush, clean carpet when you first get up. If that is not the case and you’d like to experience it, Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning are offering a midweek discount of 10% for people in Brisbane who want fresh clean carpets to warm their feet this coming winter. All you have to do is contact us using the phone or contact form in the link above and we will sort the rest for you! We already have the best rates in Brisbane, why not save a little bit more?

10% Off Monday Madness

10% Off Monday Madness

 What better way to start a Monday off than with a discount from the best carpet cleaning team in Brisbane? Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning is giving 10% off any service we offer that is booked in today. So if you’ve been putting off getting the carpets or rugs cleaned, some pest control done or even getting your couches or tiles cleaned, why not lock it in now!

Getting your floor rugs cleaned regularly can massively improve their appearance. While regular vacuuming can keep the surface dust & debris free, getting the whole rug thoroughly cleaned will invigorate the fibres and brighten them. This will also help prevent the signs of wear and tear appearing as quickly.

With upholstery, you spend a lot of time sitting or laying on it. Couches and chairs are usually the central piece of furniture for family time. Even with regular vacuuming, bacteria can still live in the fabric. As well as all the deep-down dirt and crumbs that inevitably build up behind the cushions, sticky fingers and hidden spills that make the fabric a breeding ground for it.

The last reason is bugs and allergens. Vacuum cleaners do a good everyday job, but to sanitise and eradicate them, regular cleaning is the key. Contact us now to book in your next cleaning service.

Friday Fun

Friday Fun

 Another Friday has come around again, scary to think a quarter of 2018 is over already! Where is the time going? While Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning are working their way over Brisbane this weekend, we hope you all have a happy and safe weekend with your friends and/or loved ones. We’ve got some really good deals happening at the moment, why not hop over to our carpet cleaning Brisbane page to see what we can offer you?

Animal Urine On The Carpet

Animal Urine On The Carpet

Carpet Cleaning Brisbane There are a few reasons why an animal, particularly a cat, may urinate on your carpets. Fear, marking their territory, feeling threatened or illness are just a few of them. Either way, it’s something that needs to be acted on quickly to discourage your pet from doing it again.

So, what do you do? The drastic option is ripping them up and purchasing new carpet to be laid.  The other option is you could call Dale or Colin over at Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane. These guys are the experts in getting stains and odours out of your carpets.

But you know, we love to save you money. So here are several tips to try get rid of that smell yourself.

  1. Vinegar and Baking Soda, is probably the most common way if the urine has just happened. Sprinkle generous amounts of the baking soda into the carpet and brush it in. Next drizzle the vinegar over and sit back and relax for 10-15 minutes. Flush with Water and dry using some absorbent towels.
  2. Store bought products are always an option. Just please make sure it is gentle on your carpets, and as always try on a hidden piece of carpet to make sure it is safe to use, and doesn’t bleach or degrade the carpet in any way.
  3. Cornstarch. Grab a good amount of cornstarch and apply it directly onto the urine stain .Let the starch settle for around 30 minutes and then rinse with water. Using a cloth towel or paper towels, press firmly to absorb any remaining water. Simple!!
  4. After cleaning, spray citrus oil around the area. Dogs and cats dislike the smell and will generally avoid the area.
  5. Bonus Method. Give the carpet cleaning brisbane team a call and save the hassle 🙂 Send us a message through here and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Otherwise, give us a call directly on 0450 489 150 and we’ll sort you out!

Massive Discount On Carpet Cleaning Brisbane

Massive Discount On Carpet Cleaning Brisbane

 For today only (20th April 2018) when you book in for a full carpet cleaning Brisbane service, you will receive a 15% discount!!! As always, if you book pest control at the same time, you’ll get 50% off the regular pest control price. There are big savings to be had and this won’t be repeated for a while! Contact us now or phone 0450 489 150 to get your spot!

It’s Almost Friday

It’s Almost Friday

 The end of another week is almost upon us, and the team at Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane are planning to unveil a super special for all our loyal customers, new and old! Stay tuned to this blog or our Facebook page to see what we come up with! If you simply can’t wait, contact us now to see what kind of deal we can do for you. Carpet cleaning, rug cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile cleaning, we do it all at a great price!