Category: Maintenance

Carpet Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Flooring Looking Great

Maintaining a clean and orderly home is a challenging and ongoing task. One of the most important things to clean and maintain is your flooring. Carpeted floors can be especially challenging to clean, as they accumulate dust, debris, pet hair, and more quickly. If you’re looking for advice on how to keep your carpets looking great, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we will be discussing a few carpet cleaning tips to help you keep your flooring looking great for years to come. With the right maintenance and cleaning techniques, you can keep your carpets looking like new and make your home look and feel refreshed. We’ll also discuss some of the best products and equipment to use for carpet cleaning so you can get the best results. So, whether you are a professional cleaner or a homeowner looking to keep your carpets in top shape, keep reading to learn our top tips for carpet cleaning.

1. Vacuum regularly

One of the simplest and most effective ways to keep your carpet looking great is by vacuuming regularly. Vacuuming your carpet on a regular basis helps to remove dirt, dust, and debris that can accumulate in your carpet fibers and cause them to look dull and dingy over time. Vacuuming your carpet can also help to prevent buildup of allergens and particles that can cause respiratory problems. Be sure to use the right vacuum for the job; for instance, an upright vacuum is better for higher pile carpets. Additionally, make sure to empty the vacuum canister after each use to prevent it from getting clogged and losing suction.

2. Don’t use harsh chemicals

When it comes to carpet cleaning, it’s important to not use harsh chemicals. Not only can harsh chemicals be dangerous to your health, they can also damage your carpet fibers and cause discoloration. For a deep clean, it’s best to use natural, non-toxic ingredients that won’t harm your carpet or the environment. A mixture of white vinegar, baking soda, and some essential oils can go a long way to removing bacteria, odors, and stains. Be sure to test this solution in a small, inconspicuous area of your carpet first to make sure it won’t damage the fibers.

Plumbing Problems

Wet Wipes and Plumbing Problems

We like to compare great inventions by saying ‘best thing since sliced bread.’ Antibacterial wipes, or wet wipes as we call them in Australia, are up there in high favouritism for parents with babies. They have gained in popularity with all ages so they are no longer exclusive to parents with toddlers. The problem now, for plumbers in particular, is that they are used as an alternative to toilet paper. Some of these products are being marketed (incorrectly) as being flushable and as a result are causing some major problems with wastewater systems.

The fact that they are not suitable to be disposed of in our toilet systems has been backed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Regardless of the bad press they are receiving from plumbing services and councils, there is still one in four people in the metro area flushing these wet wipes down the toilet. Sewer blockages in cities are because of the wet wipes.

There are a few reasons why you should not flush wet wipes down the toilet:

They present a significant environmental hazard.

  • Blockages, Problems, Costs
  • Number 1 for Blockages
  • Environmental Hazard