“Hello?…Carpet Cleaner”??

“Hello?…Carpet Cleaner”??

carpet cleaner meme While it’s not too difficult to clean up the physical evidence of your pet’s mess, unfortunately the odour can hang around. When it’s not cleaned properly, it can even encourage them to keep soiling. This is why it’s important to get the area thoroughly cleaned and deodorised. Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane is a specialist in removing pet odours and stains. Most importantly, the products we use are 100% safe for animals and children. This means the carpet can be used immediately after cleaning. If you have issues with your pets repeatedly soiling an area, contact us today! We can even offer a discount on multiple services to save you time and money! You can fill out our contact form and find out what special we can offer.

Make Your Own Cleaning Spray

Make Your Own Cleaning Spray

spray bottleCleaning is an everyday part of life for most people. Even if you don’t need to do a deep clean of your house very often, there are always some places that require daily attention. Kitchens and bathrooms are the top 2, due to the nature of these areas.

Buying cleaning products can add up, so Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane thought we’d give our readers a cheap and easy recipe for a cleaning spray that is perfect for everyday light cleaning tasks.

You will need:

1 x Refillable Spray bottle, can usually be found in the laundry or garden section of the supermarket

4 cups of hot water

1/2 cup white vinegar

1/2 cup dishwashing detergent

4 tsp Borax (found in laundry section of supermarket)

A few drops of essential oil if you choose

 

Method:

Combine all ingredient into a large container and stir. Hot water is essential to dissolve the borax thoroughly. Top up with tap water if needed, once dissolved. When it’s cooled down, pour in to the refillable spray bottle for immediate use. You can store the remaining solution in an airtight container.

This spray is safe to use on all hard surfaces such as benches, cupboards and sinks.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this handy tip from Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane. We’re here for all your carpet cleaning needs!

Is Dampness and Mould Making You Ill?

Is Dampness and Mould Making You Ill?

bathroom sinkIf you live in a building that is prone to moisture issues through poor ventilation or moisture collecting under areas such as sinks and showers, then mould could potentially be making you sick! Likewise, if there is a water leak getting underneath your carpets, plumbing from refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, etc, then there could be harmful mould under your feet and in the air without you even realising!. Roof leaks, around windows where condensation collects, even high humidity areas of your home are also hot spots.

So, what is mould exactly?

Mould is a collection of fungus spores that release toxins into the air. There are three main types of mould – allergenic (causes allergies or issues for asthmatics), pathogenic (infectious mould, particularly bad for people with weak immune systems) and toxigenic (produces toxins/poisons).

What can these moulds do to you?

Mould can cause a wide range of symptoms that could potentially be passed off as a different illness. If these symptoms persist with no real answer, then it is worth investigating. Some symptoms are:

Muscle and joint pain

Headaches, anxiety, depression, memory loss, and visual disturbances

Immune system issues

Fatigue

Digestive issues

Shortness of breath/frequent asthma attacks

What does mould look like?

Mould can look like a small or large collection of grey/black spots scattered through a room, up walls, under sinks, just about anywhere that moisture has collected and not been able to be dried out properly. It can spread through the underlay of your carpet or on the backing of rugs. It is usually odourless.

The best way to avoid mould is to make sure that all wet areas such as laundries, kitchens and bathrooms are well-ventilated, and that there are no hidden leaks hidden under or behind appliances. Check for wet spots on carpeted areas near walls backing on to these wet areas as well.

Unprofessional carpet cleaning can also be a trigger for mould if the carpets aren’t cleaned properly and are left damp for too long. It is one of the reasons carpet professionals such as Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane are the best choice. We do a thorough job to make sure this doesn’t occur.

We hope you have enjoyed reading this blog post, as always you can contact us any time to help keep your family safe and healthy.

How Does Carpet Get Laid?

How Does Carpet Get Laid?

grey nylon carpet Getting new carpet laid in your home is a big event. It can change the whole look of your home, as well as adding warmth and comfort. Once you’ve gone through the process of choosing what kind of carpet to have, and who to install it, the process of laying it starts.

For today’s article, Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane decided to lay (see what we did there?!) the steps taken when carpet gets laid in your home.

The first step is to make sure the rooms to get carpet in are completely empty. If there is existing carpet, the installer will pull it and the old underlay up, and dispose of it. If this has already occurred at a previous time, make sure the exposed floor is clean and dry. This is very important because you don’t want underlay soaking up moisture and going mouldy from the start.

The second step is the underpay for the carpet gets put down. This is like a padding between the floor and the carpet to make it softer and  act as a noise dampener, especially if it is a two-storey house.

The third step is the carpet being laid over the underlay. The carpet would have been pre-cut into sections to compensate for doorways and different lengths. The installer will lay down little spikes around the room for the carpet to grab on to. Then the underlay will go down in sections. The sections of carpet will be laid down, trimmed to size and sections glued in place. a large tool called a kicker is used to firmly attach it to the spikes. Finally, a carpet stretcher is used to smooth it all out and keep it taut.

That’s it! You now have a beautiful new floor to enjoy! If you’ve gone to all the effort to have new carpets put down, you’ll want to make sure that it’s kept in good condition. We are available to contact anytime to help out with maintenance!

 

 

Happy Australia Day!

Happy Australia Day!

Australia Day flag The team at Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane hope you have a safe and enjoyable long weekend celebration! Don’t forget, if there are any spills or mishaps with your carpet during this time, contact us asap to fix it all up!

How Does Carpet Get Its Colour?

How Does Carpet Get Its Colour?

grey tuft carpet When you go pick carpet for your house, have you ever wondered how the carpet got its colour? There are literally hundreds of thousands of different colours and patterns used to create the carpet sold today.

The first thing to know, is that the fibres are dyed before the carpet it created. The first type of dye is yarn dye, where just the outside of the fibre is coated in colour, but the inside remains colourless. The second type of dying process is called solution-dying, where the colour is solid all the way through the fibre. This type of dying makes the carpet less prone to showing the effects of wear and fading.

Once the fibres are dyed, they are woven into the mat that forms the base of the carpet. Weaving in the different colours of fibres create the patterns that we see in the final product.

No matter what colour your carpet it, you can trust Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane to take the utmost care of your carpet and keep it looking fresh and clean. We hope you enjoyed this snippet of information.

Back to School Time!

Back to School Time!

letters spelling back to school It’s that time of the year again that parents rejoice about! It’s been 6 weeks of arranging day care, holidays, events, and things to do to keep children entertained. Kids are heading off to school again for the year.

To celebrate, Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane are giving a 10% off our carpet cleaning Brisbane service to help your carpets get back to normal after the holidays!

To redeem, simply go to our Contact Us page to book in, and mention this offer!

Start Your Weekend The Right Way

 Start Your Weekend The Right Way

cat on carpetHappy Friday to all!

The weekend is nearly upon us and it looks like it’s going to be a great one! Why not book in today to get your carpets done for that fresh start into a relaxing weekend?

Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane is truly your one stop shop for all things cleaning.  As always, we are happy to give discounts on bundling our services so you get a truly clean house.  You can sit back, relax and enjoy the time with your family, rather than cleaning!

Why Choose Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane?

Why Choose Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane?

Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Logo With so many carpet cleaning companies in Brisbane, you probably wonder how to choose when there’s so many options. In today’s blog post we’re going to tell you why you won’t regret choosing Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning.

What We Offer

As well as carpet cleaning – we also offer upholstery cleaning, mattress cleaning, pest control, spring cleaning, bond cleaning, and tile cleaning.

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and also a best price guarantee, which means that if you find a page 1 Google business that’s cheaper, we will beat their quote by 10%.

Our work adheres to the highest of standards, so you know you’re getting quality when you book us. Our equipment and cleaning products are high grade, and we follow the QLD certified carpet cleaning guide so your property manager will be happy, and refund your full bond if you’re at the end of your lease.

No matter where you are in the Brisbane area, we can come to you and get the job done. Our service is second to none, and our staff are friendly and arrive on time. Not only that but they get the job done in the specified time frame. We will work to fit in to your busy schedule.

Customer Satisfaction

It’s one thing for us to say how good we are, but what about our past and present customers? You are welcome to check out our Google reviews (Google search Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning). You will find many positive words from our happy customers. We are an IICRC certified business (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), so you know our work will be to the highest of standards.

Book us today if you’re in need of any end of lease or even general cleaning services. You’ll be glad you did. At Carpet Cleaning Brisbane, we hope you’ve enjoyed today’s blog post.

3 Tips for Managing Everyday Cleaning Tasks

3 Tips for Managing Everyday Cleaning Tasks

basket of laundry It seems like there is never enough time in the day to complete all the little everyday cleaning tasks required to keep a house in order. The team at Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane thought we’d give you 3 tips to help manage the general household cleaning tasks while you’re doing other things!

 

Tip 1: Multi-task some things!

Looking at all the individual tasks to do just to maintain a reasonably tidy house can be overwhelming at times. So why not try doing a few things at once? A few suggestions are –

  • Wiping the walls of the shower and bathtub down while you’re using it
  • Clean the sink area and basin while you’re brushing your teeth
  • While doing the dishes, wipe the benches, oven cooktop and put away stray kitchen items
  • Use a soft brush attachment on your vacuum and use it on your furniture while doing the floors
  • If you do a meal plan, get rid of old and out-of-date items when doing your stocktake for the week

Tip 2 – Have Collection Piles

Instead of leaving things scattered everywhere and building up clutter, have a designated basket/s for putting random items in, and then at the end of the week, go through it. If you do end up needing an item before the end of the week, you’ll know exactly where it is.

Another idea is if you know you have to walk past a certain area of the house, take a pile of something and put it away. For example, if you know you’re going past the laundry, gather up any clothes that need washing and put them in the machine.

Tip 3 – Have A Routine

Having a set time for things can help spread the tasks out and ensure they don’t get out of control.

  • Putting a load of clothes on before going to bed and hanging out in the morning
  • Loading a dishwasher at night and putting away in the morning
  • Make lists of things and plan the optimal time to complete them during the week

We hope these tips are a start towards easing the overwhelming feeling of never having enough time to fit it all in. Alternately, Really Cheap Carpet Cleaning Brisbane are more than happy to step in and help out with our team of spring cleaners. Feel free to contact us any time for a free quote.