Cleaning Tips

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Carpet Care and Cleaning Tips: 

1. In emergencies make your own spot remover by mixing 1 teaspoon non-bio detergent to half a pint (0.75 litres) of warm water.

2. If treating tea coffee or red wine, add two tablespoons of white vinegar to the above recipe.

3. To keep your carpets looking great, vacuum heavy traffic areas on a regular basis, perhaps two to three times a week.

4. By using both indoor and outdoor entrance mats, you will greatly reduce the amount of soil tracked into your home.

5. Over time, the stain-resistance of protected and stain-resistant carpet wears down. For optimum performance, have a top up protector applied after cleaning.

6. Stain-resistant does not mean stain-proof. By acting immediately you may prevent spots and spills from causing permanent damage.

7. Always test colour fastness in an inconspicuous area when using any spot removing products.

Upholstery Tips Cleaning Tips:

1. Your furniture collects everyday dirt and soil just like your carpet, so a light vacuuming on a regular basis will help to keep your upholstery looking good.

2. As you are vacuuming why not turn the back and base cushions to even out the wear.

3. UV light will cause fabric to fade; if you have upholstery in front of a window it may be advisable to draw the curtains or blinds.

4. Mop up any spills as they happen.

5. Once you have cleaned up a spill dry it off with a hair dryer on a cool setting. This should stop water margins from accruing.

6. Try to move the furniture around in the room, this could share the wear.

7. If your pet sits or sleeps on the upholstery, cover that seat with a throw to reduce the soiling.

8. Avoid cat scratches by supplying a scratching post for the cat.

9. Pens and ink stains can be difficult to remove from fabric, try not to keep pens in your back pocket.

10. If there is a pull of thread coming from the upholstery, do not pull it or cut it, attempt to tuck it back into the fabric.

If you have a spot or spill and are unsure how to remove it then please give me a call for FREE advise!

Leather Tips:

1. Keep your leather clean by vacuuming it with a soft brush or use a duster on a regular basis.

2. Central heating and double glazing tend to dry out leather; so, wipe your leather with a damp cloth on a monthly basis to keep it supple.

3. Do not use baby wipes on leather, they can break down the polymer coating that protects the pigments.

4. Wipe up any spills as they happen

5. Do not attempt to cover up scratches with boot polish as it will transfer to clothing.

6. If you have a cat, treat it to a scratching post.

7. Aniline leather will fade in time. If your furniture is near a bright window it may be advisable to draw the curtains or blinds.

8. Do not place your leather furniture too close to the radiator.

9. Denim Jeans have a tendency to crock or transfer their colour on to leather. An application of a leather protector will help prevent this occurring.