How to Remove Candle Wax from Carpet

How to remove candle wax from carpetWho doesn’t love a fab scented candle in their home? There’s the ‘good’ candles we don’t light, and of course the ones we use regularly to create a calming ambience and scent. Candles are a must in almost every home. Whether it’s a romantic dinner or a special occasion, it’s the memories we want afterwards and not a tricky wax stain to clean up. When candle wax spills, its a double whammy as it starts off as liquid and dries solid. When it spills on carpet it seeps down in to the carpet, before solidifying onto the fibres. Although candle wax stains are not ideal, they’re definitely not impossible to remove yourself.

How to remove candle wax from carpet

Method 1 –

  • Place a bag of ice over the wax to help harden it, making it easier to scrape off.
  • Use a dull knife to gently scrap off the wax from the carpet fibres.
  • Vacuum up the wax pieces.
  • If the wax is coloured and has left a stain on the carpet, then use a rubbing alcohol or a stain remover to clean it up.

How to remove candle wax from carpet

Method 2 – Always try this out on an inconspicuous area of carpet first.

  • Place a paper bag over the wax. Carefully iron over the stain on a high heat, be sure not to use the steam setting and if an option, turn it off. (You can also use a paper towel and hair dryer on a high heat)
  • As you iron the wax will lift away onto the paper bag.
  • As the wax is absorbed onto the bag, swap for a clean piece.
  • Repeat the above steps, until the stain is completely gone.


Renew Carpet Cleaning are experts in all stain removals, and no job is too big or small for our trained technicians. If your carpet requires professional help, then give us a shout! To find out more about the services we offer, or to book your carpet cleaning contact us today.

How to Clean up after a Foundation Spill on Carpet

How to clean up after a foundation spill on carpet

If it’s not bad enough that your favourite foundation has taken a tumble, spilling the equivalent of half your wages on the floor, when that flooring is carpet it’s extra painful. A foundation spill on carpet can feel like a nightmare, especially if your carpet is a light colour and now has an unsightly brown puddle that would get Peppa Pig and her gang excited! However don’t panic, help is at hand with Renew’s step by step guide below…

Like with all stains – get to work straight away, not giving the stain time to set. Also be sure to test out all cleaning solutions on a hidden area of carpet first.

How to clean up after a foundation spill on carpet

How to clean up after a foundation spill on carpet

  • Remove as much of the product from the surface of the carpet using a spoon, taking care not to push the make-up further down. (If you can re-use some, we won’t judge you ;))
  • Using 3% hydrogen peroxide is extremely effective for cream/ white carpets. (Do not use this solution on dark or coloured carpets as it will bleach them. If your carpet is coloured you may need a specific stain removal product. Always follow the instructions on these carefully, so as not to cause damage to your carpet)
  • Add a small amount of the hydrogen peroxide solution to a clean white cloth.
    Firmly blot the stain to lift as much of the makeup as possible from the carpet. Do not rub the stain.Continue to dab the stain with more solution (moving on to a clean piece of cloth each time) until the stain is gone.
    After the stain has been removed, spray the affected area with water to rinse out any solution.
  • Use kitchen roll to dab any excess liquid and leave to dry.

How to clean up after a powder make-up spill on carpet

How to clean up after a foundation spill on carpetPowder make-up is a lot more straight forward to remove from carpet than liquid foundation.

Below is our easy 3 step guide:

  • Mix together a couple squirts of washing-up liquid with a cup of warm water. Mix so as to make a lather (shaving foam can also be used instead of washing-up liquid)
  • Soak a clean cloth in the cleaning solution and gently dab at the stain, making sure not to rub as this can damage the carpet fibres.
  • Use cold water to rinse away the soapy residue and dab any excess liquid with paper towel.

Help is at hand…

If the stain isn’t budging and you think you might need help from the professionals…fear not, Renew carpet cleaning are just a phone call away! With over twenty years experience and setting the bar for carpet cleaning companies across Ireland, there is no stain too tough for Renew’s team! Contact Renew carpet cleaning today to book your appointment, and check out Renew’s website for more great stain removal tips.


Vacuuming does NOT mean carpet cleaning

Okay, so vacuuming your carpet may not be a complete waste of time, of course it removes surface dirt, crumbs, fluff etc and has the added benefit of a home workout, but vacuums are sneaky and like to give the illusion of being more than they actually are…

vacuuming carpet isn't carpet cleaningYou wouldn’t be alone in thinking that vacuuming your carpet is cleaning it too. The good news is that it’s recommended that you only need to vacuum your carpet once a week, the bad news is that it doesn’t do all you may think it does. Dragging the vacuum around the house like a stubborn pet is a chore to most (unless you’re one of those people who actually enjoy housework…eh, fair play) The results of vacuuming can give your carpet that clean, swishy, fluffy look with the obvious bits of dirt gone. However, looks can be deceiving and that’s where professional carpet cleaners come in.


Let’s be honest, most people don’t vacuum slowly, taking care to reach every nook and cranny or even move all the furniture. Even if you do take your time, vacuuming alone will not give the same results as a professional cleaning or the added health benefits either. Having your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year (more if you have furry family members) can remove 90% more dust, allergens and pet dander than vacuuming alone. It will also improve the overall indoor air quality in your home.

Professional carpet cleaning means easier vacuuming

vacuuming carpet is not carpet cleaningWhen you’ve had your carpet professionally cleaned, you will be offered an after care protective treatment. Unlike trying to dodge the usually aftercare sales pitch, protective carpet treatments are worth their weight in gold. This treatment is applied to the carpet after cleaning and forms a barrier that resists future staining and premature wear. The carpet fibres become more resistant to staining and dirt, making it easier for you to vacuum in future…how amazing is that!

Why pay someone to do a job you can do yourself?

vacuuming carpet isn't carpet cleaning

If you want a job done right, do it yourself…unless it’s carpet cleaning, then hire the professionals!

Professional carpet cleaners are just that – professionals. You’re paying for their expertise, knowledge and the peace of mind that the job will be done correctly. DIY carpet cleaning can in fact cause more harm than good. Carpet steaming done incorrectly can create mould thus destroying your carpet costing you more money in the long run. Pleasant smelling carpet shampoos are great for in between professional cleans to freshen up your home, but they only disguise dirty carpets if that’s what they are constantly sprinkled on.

So the moral of the story – back away from the ‘Carpet Cleaning for Dummies’ and book with the professionals. Renew Carpet Cleaning use state of the art cleaning equipment and each job is carried out by a fully trained technician, using only Eco-friendly cleaning products. Therefore the results are clean, fresh carpet and a healthier home for you and your family.

Renew carpet cleaning have over twenty years experience.To book your carpet cleaning or to find out more about Renew’s services get in contact today.

How to Clean up a False Tan Stain on Carpet

False tan stains are inevitable, and the price we all pay to look fabulously bronzed. Most aren’t a problem though, bed sheets, clothes and towels can all be thrown in the wash, but what about our carpet? Disaster can strike,when you realise your carpet has more tan on it than you. Cream or white carpet can even mean tears….But, fear not! Renew carpet cleaning have a step-by-step guide to removing false tan from carpet, that’s even easier than trying to tan your own back.

How to clean up a false tan stain on carpet


How to clean up a false tan stain on carpet

Method #1

  • Use a dull knife or spoon to lift out as much of the product as you can from the carpet. Be sure not to rub or wipe the stain as this will cause it to work further into the carpet making it harder to remove.
  • Mix a solution of one teaspoon of washing-up liquid with two cups of warm water. Dip a soft toothbrush into the solution and work it into the carpet. Work inwards so as not to spread the stain.
  • Then blot with a clean towel or paper towel to remove as much of the stain as possible.
  • Use cold water to blot away the soapy solution and dry by blotting with paper towel.
  • Allow the area to air dry.

How to clean up a false tan stain on carpet

Method #2

If the stain remains, mix a solution of one tablespoon hydrogen peroxide with one tablespoon of water. Test this solution on an inconspicuous area of carpet first. Only use hydrogen peroxide on light-coloured carpet as it will bleach darker dyes. Be sure to read the instructions on the bottle carefully and use protective clothing and gloves.



It’s recommended that all carpet should be professionally cleaned at least once a year. Renew carpet cleaning are Ireland’s leading carpet cleaning company. Not only do we remove tough stains and get carpet looking like new, we can achieve all this by using Eco-friendly products that have been FDA approved! To book your carpet cleaning today, or to find out more about Renew’s services, check out our website.


The Importance of Hiring a WoolSafe Approved Carpet Cleaning Company

The importance of hiring a WoolSafe approved carpet cleaning company


In the world of Professional Carpet Cleaning being WoolSafe Approved is a big deal. It’s a bit like the Oscars of carpet cleaning. However, instead of receiving a gold statue, you’re awarded a certificate of excellence that you can show off on your office wall, website, Facebook page…..we’re guilty of doing all of these.

It is a very proud moment to have your work accredited by a renowned organisation, who strive to promote and maintain a high standard of best practice in cleaning providers. At Renew, we are extremely appreciative and proud to have achieved this.

So who are the WoolSafe Organisation and what does being WoolSafe Approved actually mean?

Who are the WoolSafe organisation?The importance of hiring a WoolSafe approved carpet cleaning company

The WoolSafe Organisation is a cleaning industry service provider, who are committed to promoting best practice in carpet and rug care. This is done through maintenance product evaluation, education, training, certificate, and the promotion of professional cleaning and inspection services.

WoolSafe Approved Certificate

The WoolSafe Certification Mark is awarded to companies who meet the highest standard in professional cleaning. They must also have at least one WoolSafe Fibre Care Specialist technician, five years carpet cleaning experience and use only approved products when cleaning wool. There are currently only ten carpet cleaning companies in the whole of Ireland who have this accolade.

The importance of hiring a WoolSafe approved carpet cleaning company

What does being WoolSafe approved mean for customers?

Customers who book with a WoolSafe approved carpet cleaning company can be confident that they are hiring the best in the business. They will have peace of mind that the service being provided is to the highest possible standard and that the products used won’t damage their carpets or rugs.

To book your carpet or rug cleaning with a WoolSafe approved company, contact Renew carpet cleaning today. You can rest assured that you’re being looked after by excellence!