Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Simple tips that help in making your carpet stain go away

Simple tips that help in making your carpet stain go away
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Carpets seem like magnets for stains, don't they? Spilt wine, tea, coffee, paint… these are just some of the mishaps that are bound to happen if you have a carpet. Does getting that stain out of your carpet seem impossible? Here are a few tips to help you out.

It is always best to tackle stains immediately to avoid permanent damage to your carpet. Fresh stains are also easier to remove than old ones. You can use baby wipes to blot up spills from your rug or carpet. They absorb both the liquid and the stain and make great homemade carpet cleaners. 

You should have patience while removing stains as it may take a little extra time, muscle and effort.

Removing a stain can be a pain, especially one that has soaked deep down into soft fibers. So it is best to identify the stain and the time it has taken to settle in. 

Different types of stains require different treatment and solutions. Find the best suitable solution and method as the type of stain impacts how you should remove it. 

You should also reference the specific fabric you're treating to determine the appropriate product, water temperature, and technique to use. For example, if the carpet is made of wool do not use ammonia as a stain remover. Always remember to test for colorfastness.

Most stains require a thorough washing after the treatment and vacuuming until the stain is gone and the carpet is dry. You may have to repeat the process a couple of times to remove all traces of the stain. 

Even if you don't have any mishaps, you should always have your carpet thoroughly cleaned every 12 to 18 months. It is best to avail the services of professional carpet cleaning services.

If you are looking for good reliable advice and a carpet cleaning company in Goulburn & regional NSW, then contact us at 1800 213 006. Classique ChemDry provides the best cleaning services in carpet cleaning, pet urine odour removal and spot removal. We have an expert team who are specialised in stain removal from any surface. 

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Tips To Remove Pet Urine Odour

Tips To Remove Pet Urine Odour
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Our pets are like family to us. They are the best part of the day when you come home tired from work. Nothing can match the feeling when your pet gets all happy to see you come home and sits to cuddle with you. But with all the cuddling, there are the pet droppings as well, which can give rise to really bad odour making your home smell very bad. Here are some of the tips to make your home feel fresh throughout and keep the bond with your pets unconditionally loving.

Carpeted areas and upholstery
For the stains that have just happened and are fresh, try soaking up the urine as much as possible with a cotton cloth. Place paper towels on the area to soak up the urine, cover it with a newspaper and stand on it for a while to soak up everything. Repeat this procedure till the area is barely damp. If possible, place one of these urine soaked paper towels near your pets designated bathroom area. Since they are attracted to the smell, it could teach them that this is the place for them do their business. Don’t forget to rinse the accident area with cool water and blot it dry.

Paint and wood damage
If the wooden surface of your furniture, walls, baseboard or floor is discoloured, it means that the varnish or paint has reacted with the acids in the urine. It’s best to get a new layer of varnish or paint. While doing so, don’t forget to make sure that the new paint material is safe for pets to avoid any further such incidents.

Finding Older Mess
Sometimes it so happens that the odour is already present but you do not know where the source is. In such times, turn to your natural instincts, follow your nose to find the source. If you have a black light, use it to identify the soiled area and mark it for cleaning.

Avoid Future Accidents
There’s a high chance that your pets will return to the “accident zone” if they can still smell their personal scent. Make sure you properly clean the area to remove any smell which could lead the animal back to the same spot. Try to make this area not so attractive to them and their actual designated potty area extra attractive. Productively cultivate a new habit in your pet’s mind to do its business in this designated area. Normally re-training will take about a week or two.

Classique Chem-Dry is always available for service of any form of pet urine odour removal. Visit our website to know more about services or call us on 1800 213 006 to get a free quote.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Upholstery Cleaning - Doing it the right way!

Upholstery Cleaning

Having your upholstery cleaned regularly is a must for all homeowners. With all the bacteria, dust and other allergens that enter your home, your upholstery can be a source of allergies if not cleaned from time to time. However, it's not just about cleaning it timely but also doing it correctly. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure your upholstery cleaning is a success.

Use the right cleaning solutions
Using the wrong cleaning products won't give you the desired results. Hence it is important to buy appropriate cleaning products for your upholstery after doing considerable research. If you miss this step you could end up staining and damaging your furniture.

Test the cleaning product
Always do a test patch before you use the product on your entire upholstery. With this, you will know if the cleaning product is safe to use or not. If you see no signs of damage then you can go ahead and clean the remaining parts of your upholstery with the same cleaning product.

Never soak in water
One thing you must avoid is soaking your upholstery in water as this could worsen the stain and do substantial damage.

Do not ignore the upholstery material
When it comes to upholstery cleaning there's no one technique fits all. What works for a plush sofa need not work for a leather sofa. So keep in mind the type of material used in your upholstery before you begin the cleaning process.

Clean regularly
Clean every 12 to 18 months to extend the life of your upholstery. Also, vacuum your furniture every 2 weeks especially if you have children and pets at home. And remember to act right away when you spot any stains on your upholstery.

If you're looking for experts to handle the cleaning for you, look no further. Call Classique Chem-Dry on 1800 213 006. We offer professional upholstery cleaning services to revive the beauty of your upholstery/furniture.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

10 Tips to Prevent a Kitchen Fire

Kitchen Fire

The kitchen is known to be the most common source of a house fire. Hence, it is important to take some preventive measures to minimize the possibility of a kitchen fire and the risks involved. Below are tips that will help to avoid a kitchen fire.

1. Whether you're grilling, frying, or baking, do not leave the cooking food unattended. Keep an eye on the stove or oven while the food is being cooked. If you must leave the kitchen, make sure you turn off the stove or oven.

2. Use a timer in order to remember there's food cooking on the stove or in the oven.

3. While deep frying, don't overfill the pan with oil.

4. Roll up long, flowing sleeves and keep long hair tied up while cooking.

5. Items like paper towels, pot holders, oven mitts, plastic bags and other flammables must be kept away from your stove and oven.

6. Grease build up is inflammable. Hence, clean the surfaces and wipe up all spills after cooking. Ensure the stove is kept clean and grease free.

7. It is advisable to have a fire extinguisher in or near your kitchen, stored in a cool place.

8. Before you go to bed or step out of your home, check the stove, oven and other heat-generating appliances and make sure they are turned off.

9. Install a smoke detector near your kitchen - in the sitting area, bedroom, etc. Check it every month by using the test button. Have the batteries replaced every year.

10. Unplug electrical appliances like oven, toaster, microwave, mixer as soon as you see some sparks.

If a fire breaks out in your kitchen, call the fire department immediately. For repair and restoration of property call Classique ChemDry on 1800 213 006. Our experienced professionals will quickly and effectively remediate the fire damaged property.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

How to bring order to your home

When life gets busy, and we find ourselves caught up in work, cooking, school and other activities, we tend to neglect simple things like the tidiness of our home. But fortunately, there are ways to keep a home neat by putting in even just a little effort. Below outlined are tips that will help you manage things in a better fashion and bring order to your home.

Make your bed
A simple thing like making your bed can make a huge difference. Start by clearing your bed, then put the fitted sheet on and pull up the quilt and lay it evenly, and fluff the pillows before placing them on the bed. This will immediately change the look of your bedroom. Apart from that, your bed will look a lot more inviting at the end of a hectic day than wrinkled, untidy sheets.

Often we find things like shoes, bottles, bags, clothes, files, etc. laying around here and there rather than being in their rightful place. This makes the house look messy. A simple way to de-clutter the place is to grab a basket and collect all the items. Start by picking up items from the living room that don't belong there. Repeat the same process with the bedroom. While there, if you have items that belong in the bedroom, place them back to where they belong. Follow this method for every room until your basket is empty. Spend at least 10-15 minutes a day in decluttering your home.

Run the dishwasher at night
Dishwashers are not only water efficient but also save time and effort as compared to cleaning the dishes by hand. Every night run the dishwasher even if the dishes are less. By doing this your kitchen will look clean and clutter free.

Clean the kitchen benchtop
After dinner and before going to bed, make sure you put away all the dishes, food, scraps or waste and clean the kitchen benchtop as well as the stovetop. By doing this you can go to bed without the worry of having to deal with a messy kitchen next morning.

Tidy the bathroom
Quite often we find too many products on the bathroom countertop. This makes the bathroom look untidy. The best thing to do is, keep the daily use products like soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, and maybe a hairbrush on the countertop in a neat manner. While items like shampoo, conditioner, lotions, oils, shaving kit should be kept in a cabinet. This will help to prevent a bathroom from looking unkempt.

Follow these tips on a daily basis and your house will look neat and clean every day.

If you're looking for expert carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning or upholstery cleaning services, call Classique ChemDry on 1800 213 006.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Household Tips on Tackling Dust

Household Tips on Tackling Dust

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When you’re dealing with a serious dust problem, merely sweeping the dust away won’t help. The dust particles will only move around and won’t be picked up. You can capture the dust with a soft cloth. When you are cleaning from ceiling to floor, a vacuum cleaner is the most efficient tool. Here are a few tips to keep your home free of dust. 

Electronic items: 
Electronic items like television sets, computers, etc., act like dust magnets. Wiping the item with a microfiber cloth will generally do the job. A soft handled brush helps collect dust from other areas. Make sure to vacuum dust from cables/cords. Clean them regularly, as pet hair along with the dust might clog machines or outlets. 

Mop at least once a week and clean the place thoroughly. This will help to reduce allergens. Wood flooring needs dusting at least once a month. 

Soft toys:
Put all the soft toys in a plastic bag, and sprinkle a cup’s worth of baking soda. Seal the top and then go outside and shake well. This will remove any dust particles. Take out the items one at a time and shake off all the baking soda. Lastly, vacuum the soft toys using a brush attachment. 

Stove and refrigerator:
With time debris get accumulated. This serves as a source of food for insects and other pests. To avoid this, if possible, try and take apart the appliance. Make use of a slightly damp sponge to clean. Finally, wipe the floor and walls of the area with hot soapy water.

Get rid of the heavy dust from ceiling, walls or appliance vents as it can breed allergens. Rinse removable, washable air-conditioning filters well in hot soapy water and air-dry before reassembling. Cleaning your air vents regularly may save you the cost of replacement of heating and air-conditioning vents.

We at Classique Chem-Dry make cleaning easier for you. We tackle homes that have carpets and remove 80% of the dust and dirt that end up in your upholstered fabrics and furniture. We provide you with the best cleaning services with our Chem-Dry’s HCE process which removes an average of 99.1% of common household allergens from upholstery. 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Choosing the right rug for your spaces

Choosing the right rug for your spaces

When it comes to home decor, the last thing on your to-do list after painting the walls, lightings, and furnishings, is adding rugs. While it may seem like a simple job, as all you got to do is purchase rugs that look nice, but in reality, there's more to it. So here, we are going to talk about different rug types and how they are suitable for different spaces in your house.

Rugs for Hallways or Entryways

Areas like the hallway or entryway are known to have high traffic, therefore, rugs which require low maintenance are best suited for these spaces. While selecting, it is always better to go with a rug that is made of jute material as they are simple to clean and strong. The dirt does not settle on the fibers and remains on the surface of the weave. They are also suitable for damp areas and can also be placed outdoors.

Rugs for a Living Room

A lot of activity including entertainment, family occasion, dinners, parties and other get-togethers take place in this space of your house. So to keep it elegant, your excellent buy would be a rug made of wool. Wool adds to the overall appeal with its features of softness, style, comfort, and durability. Based on the shape of your living room area, you could opt for a rug that is square or rectangular in shape. It is always advisable to buy a rug that is big enough to keep the legs of your furniture off the flooring.

Rugs for a Dining Room

As we all know, the dining room is prone to dangers of dropping food or spilling liquids. So to stay on the safe side, purchase a rug for this area that is made from natural fibers. It makes it easy to dust, wash and clean. Select a rug that covers the area of your entire dining table. And keep in mind the shape of your table so that you can buy a rug that matches it.

Rugs for a Bedroom

For a bedroom, your best option would be a rug that is cozy, comfy and soft. Having one's toes sunk into a rug that is soft and warm is something we all love at the end or start of the day. And that is why wool again is the material you got to look for while buying a good bedroom rug. Buy a rug that ensures the legs of your bed fit well within the area of the rug. Or if you're someone who prefers rugs on either side of the bed, go for something that matches the length of your bed.

Rugs for your Study/Work Area

This is where your creativity comes into the picture. Go for a rug that reflects you and your style. It could be something that is simple or fancy, vibrant or subtle, square, round or rectangular.

We provide excellent rug cleaning services that can give your rugs a clean and fresh look.
Contact us on 1800 213 006 to know more about our rug cleaning expertise.