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?

 

Tips For Staying Warm Over Winter

Tips For Staying Warm Over Winter

Winter in Australia can be quite harsh in some places, and quite mild in others. Even in Brisbane, some mornings or nights can be quite frosty. Either way, the change in temperature can leave everyone feeling that they’d like to keep warmer. Having plush carpets or rugs through out your house can help reduce the overall cold feeling. It is definitely a fantastic feeling on your feet. Who doesn’t like sitting in front of a fire on a cold night? If you don’t have carpets to help keep out the cold, or you feel the cold severely we’ve provided some tips below to help.

  • Wear a hat, even indoors. In an environment that doesn’t have heaters, one of the best ways to keep warm is to keep a hat on your head. Any bare surface of your body can release heat, especially your head. So keeping that beanie on can help!
  • Put up thick curtains. Just like we put heavier blankets on our bed in winter, consider doing the same to your windows. Heavy backed curtains can help keep the frosty morning air out and keep generated heat in.
  • When layering blankets, keep the thickest at the bottom and the thinnest at the top. The thicker blanket is more likely to get you warmer faster, and the thinner blanket aids in stopping the heat escaping.
  • Block the bottoms of doorways that could let cold draughts in. You can buy draught-stoppers, or you can make your own or even improvise using rolled up towels or blankets.
  • If you have fans in your house, chances are they have a winter and summer setting. switching this changes the direction the air in the room is pushed. The winter setting pushes hot air down, so keeping your fan on low will help circulate the warmer air.
  • Put on extra clothing. As bulky as it might feel wearing multiple layers, if you need to warm yourself quickly this is the best option. Warming yourself up first is quicker than waiting for a heater to heat the whole room. It is also more energy-saving as well!
  • Try and stay as healthy as possible. Eating good food, taking supplements if needed and staying well are also keys to keeping warm. When we feel sick we often feel like we are cold and shaking. Boosting your immune system to stay healthy is a great way to help your body keep warm if it’s not fighting illness.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these few tips on staying warmer this winter. If your carpets feel like they’ve lost some of that warming feeling, the team at Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning in Brisbane can help. Contact us now for some great deals!

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?

Save On Pest Control

Save On Pest Control

cockroach

The hot & humid conditions here in Brisbane have brought the ants and cockroaches out in force! Everywhere you turn, you see them furiously scurrying around! Crawling over your bench tops, up the walls, leaving their mess behind and nothing you spray seems to get rid of them for long. Not to worry, Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning is offering a 10% discount on our pest control services. We guarantee to get rid of them for you so you can enjoy your kitchen areas again. Don’t forget, if you book any of our other services at the same time, you will get 50%, yes 50%, off your pest control. What a deal. Book in now and we’ll rid you of your annoying insect problems.

Save Our Seats Upholstery Discount Inside!

Save Our Seats Upholstery Discount Inside!

tidy living room with carpet Kids went back to school today here in Brisbane, and no doubt the couches in the house have suffered their wrath! Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning are here to help by offering a 10% upholstery cleaning discount. There’s no questioning that the couches would have gotten a lot of use over the last two weeks. Stains, sticky fingers, general dirt. Why not give them a lift by revitalising them with a deep clean? Not only does it prolong the life of your couch, it will make it much cleaner and smell fresher. If you really want to get value for money, you can bundle it with a carper cleaning service and save even more! Contact us now for a free quote and to claim your 10% discount.

Bring Them Back To Life

Bring Them Back To Life

before and after of carpet Here at Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning, we are renowned for our awesome work and great service.

What We Do

Our friendly teams get the job done quickly, and you pay the best price possible for a fantastic job. We get the job done in a timely manner with no fuss. Just give us a call and we will sort out your carpet cleaning worries with ease. We also offer pest control, tile cleaning, mattress cleaning, spring cleaning, bond cleaning, and upholstery cleaning. We do it all here at Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning.

You’d be surprised at how much better we can make your carpet look with one quick clean. We can revitalise your carpet and turn dirty brown to white. Even wine and coffee stains you thought were permanent can be eliminated. No matter where you live in Brisbane, we can come to you. We’re just a call away!

What Are The Advantages of Using Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning?

The biggest advantage is we offer an industry leading 7 day bond back guarantee on all our carpet cleans (if purchased). If you’re after an invoice, that’s no problem. We supply a QLD certified invoice with all our jobs. Another good thing to know is that we are an IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified carpet cleaner. That means we provide a high standard of cleaning on a consistent basis. If you have a baby or pets and are concerned about their well being, don’t stress – our products are baby and pet friendly. What’s more, we deodorise our carpets so they smell brand new again (or better!).

If you book Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning, you will notice that we are punctual and take the right amount of time to do the job (unless the job is bigger than quoted for). Here at Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane, we hope you have found some good reasons to call us.

A Discount to Lift the Monday Mood

A Discount to Lift the Monday Mood

 The cooler weather is starting to shine on through. After a week of rain it looks like the skies have cleared! While it’s always difficult to get motivated after the weekend, we thought we’d try to improve it. To celebrate the end of the heatwave we’re offering a site-wide 10% discount! All you have to do is go to our carpet cleaning Brisbane page, make an enquiry and then sit back as we do the rest!

With winter coming, now is the perfect time to get your carpets cleaned. It’s especially good if your carpet has suffered the impact of wet feet and animals all through it. We go all over the Brisbane area, are prompt and reliable and do a good job. Why not try us out today! Contact us for a quote and we will get back to you asap!

Brisbane Weather Warning

Brisbane Weather Warning

 The rain is set to hang around for a few days, so the team at Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane would like to take this time to encourage everybody to be safe on the roads.

Local flooding is occurring due to a large amount of rain in a short period of time. The roads are slippery and extra care needs to be taken. Slow down, be aware of your surroundings. If it’s flooded, forget it! It’s not worth risking your life or others by trying to cross a road with water over it.

Flooding in houses can also occur with rain events like this. If that happens, its important to get professionals like Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning out to extract all the water from the carpet. We have all the equipment to dry out your carpets and prevent mould and mildew forming in the underlay. If allowed to take hold, it can cause many health issues to you and your family.

Make sure you stay dry and stay safe out there! Our team will be out there cleaning (and drying!) your carpets so you don’t need to worry. Contact us now for anything you need.

 

 

Ideas to Brighten Up Your Home

Ideas to Brighten Up Your Home

 Carpets can add a lot of style and comfort to your home, but there are other things you can do to add to the overall look of your house. Today the team at Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane is going to share a few ideas to pull together a complete look for your home.

  1. Buy a canvas or two – filling your wall space with bright, colourful canvases can add style to an otherwise bland space.
  2. If a canvas isn’t your style, try a gallery of framed photos on your walls.
  3. Pick a bright colour for accessories and use it to lift the look of an otherwise neutral-looking room
  4. Add a fresh, new doona cover and pillow cases to a bedroom
  5. Add vases of fresh or fake flowers to side tables
  6. Get some throw rugs for the couch
  7. Decorate your coffee table or dining table with bunches of candles. They will add colour and a fresh scent to your room.
  8. Add some indoor plants for a burst of oxygen and decoration
  9. Add some floor lamps for ambient lighting and warmth in the evening hours

These are just a few ideas on how to jazz up an otherwise bland area. Making sure your carpets are in good condition is also an excellent way to provide a boost to a room’s appearance. Give Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane’s team a call or send us a message here so we can help bring your home to life again.

Is There A Best Time To Clean Your Carpets

Is There A Best Time To Clean Your Carpets

end of lease carpet clean Is there really a best time to get your carpets cleaned? Some would say yes, others would say whenever they need it. There is no one correct answer, it really depends on you and your family. Do you have children and/or animals inside the house or is it just one or two adults? Are people home often? Does a member of the family have allergies or asthma? Does somebody in the house smoke? All of these are factors to take into account when it comes to cleaning your carpets.

It is generally recommended you get them professionally cleaned every 6-12 months if you have a large number of residents, animals and/or medical conditions. It can be stretched out to 18 months if there aren’t many people residing there, as obviously there is less chance of dirt and grime building up in the fibres.

The recommendations are based on the average household and the amount of dirt, debris and stain that could occur. Even with regular vacuuming, this can build up and affect the amount of “catching” of the airborne particles the carpet can do. If it builds up too much, it affects the look and feel of the carpet.  leaving the particles still in the air.

Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane have been cleaning carpets for a long time. We love what we do and we do a great job! Why not contact us to see how we can bring your carpets back to life! We are the best carpet cleaning in Brisbane, you should  not find out for yourself?