How to Clean up after a Medicine Spill on Carpet

How to clean up after medicine spill on carpetWhether you’ve spilled Calpol in a zombie like state in the middle of the night, or your little one has spat back 5 mls of what they deem to be poison, a medicine spill on carpet is not what you need. Cough syrups, liquid antibiotics, and pain relief for kids are usually a sticky consistency that cling onto carpet fibres and can seem tricky to remove. Carpets made from natural fibres such as wool will absorb the stain further, where as synthetic carpets keep the stain afloat making it easier to remove.

No matter what the carpet type, Renew’s step-by-step guide will give you the best chance of removing the stain yourself…

For best results get to work on the stain straight away. Always test out any cleaning solutions on an inconspicuous area of carpet first.

How to clean up after a medicine spill on carpet

How to clean up after a medicine spill on carpet. Renew Carpet Cleaning's step-by-step guide to removing a medicine spill on carpet.Scrape off excess medicine with a blunt knife or spoon.

Mix one tablespoon of vinegar and one tablespoon of washing up liquid, to two cups of warm water.

Use a clean cloth to sponge (not rub) the stain with the solution, until it has completely gone. Be sure to work inwards so as not to spread the stain.

Rinse the area with cold water to remove any vinegar/ soapy residue.

Use a clean cloth or paper towel to blot up any excess liquid.

 

How to clean up after a medicine spill on carpet. Renew Carpet Cleaning's step-by-step guide to removing a medicine spill on carpet.Some stains require professional help! Contact Renew Carpet Cleaning today to book your Carpet Cleaning. No job is too big or too small! To find out more about Renew’s cleaning services, or for more easy stain removal tips, check out our website

How to Clean up Vomit from Carpet

If you’re researching how to clean up vomit from carpet…then things are tough enough without complicated instructions or witty intros. So, we’ll get straight to the point. Below is Renew’s quick and easy guide to removing vomit from carpet.

How to clean up vomit from carpet

Use disposable gloves if possible, and for best results try to tackle the stain straight away.

How to clean up vomit from carpet

  • Remove any solids from the stain.
  • If the vomit has hardened use some cold water to loosen the stain.
  • Mix together some laundry detergent with water. Clean the area using a scrubbing brush or cloth / sponge. Continue until the stain is gone.
  • Use cold water to remove any soapy residue from the carpet.
  • Remove any excess liquid with a clean towel or paper towel.

Cleaning vomit from carpet is usually straight forward, unless the person who vomited had been drinking say, red wine (see how to remove red wine from carpet) It’s the smell of vomit that can seem daunting to get rid of.

How to get rid of the smell of vomit from carpet

  • Mix together some baking soda and water to form a paste consistency.
  • Apply a thin layer of paste to the area and use a brush (even an old toothbrush) to work it into the carpet.
  • Leave to set (may need to be left overnight) and when the paste has hardened, scrape up as much as you can with a blunt knife.
  • Vacuum up any remaining residue and the smell should come away with it.

 

How to clean up vomit from carpetIf you don’t have baking soda, vinegar is also effective in removing the smell of vomit from carpet.

  • Mix two parts water to one part vinegar.
  • Rub the solution into the area with a sponge or cloth.
  • Don’t panic if the smell of vinegar seems to be lingering just as much as the vomit smell, they both will go away together.
  • Leave the solution for 1-2 hrs to work into the area.
  • Use a clean towel to soak up as much of the residue as possible

 

 

 

Renew Carpet Cleaning are experts at removing all types of stains – we’ve seen them all! If you need help removing a tough stain or you want your carpets professionally cleaned – Contact us today. To find out about all our cleaning services or for more easy stain removal tips, check out our website.

 

 

 

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!

How to clean up after a hot chocolate spill on carpet

Forget about the bread, hot chocolate is what you want in this cold, snowy weather. There is nothing better than curling up with a mug of hot chocolate and relaxing, that is, until you accidentally spill it on your carpet. However, there’s no need to panic or start re-arranging furniture…

Below is our easy step-by-step guide to removing a hot chocolate spill on carpet.

how to clean up after hot chocolate spill on carpe

How to clean up after a hot chocolate spill on carpet

  • Use a clean towel to blot up as much of the liquid as possible, work inwards to avoid spreading the stain.
  • Pour a small amount of cold water onto the area to help dilute the stain and blot again
  • Mix a tablespoon of washing-up liquid with two cups of warm water. Dampen a towel in the solution and blot the area.
  • Repeat, until the stain is gone.
  • Use a towel dampened with warm water and clean to remove any soapy residue.

How to clean up hot chocolate spill on carpet

How to clean up after a hot chocolate spill on cream or white carpet

Follow the above steps, then,

  • Mix a teaspoon of clear ammonia with a cup of warm water to make a cleaning solution.
    Apply this to the hot chocolate stain and then let it set for five minutes. Always take care when using ammonia, test out on an inconspicuous area of carpet first and never mix with other chemicals.
  • Use a clean white cloth to blot the affected area. Continue to blot the stain, until it is completely removed.

How to clean up a tea spill on carpet

Snow, sunshine, wind or rain – tea never needs a weather or occasion to be popular! Tea stains are one of the most unsightly and seep quickly into carpets fibres as it’s a hot liquid. In order to remove the brown stain efficiently its best to act quickly.

  • Mix two ounces of white vinegar and 4 ounces of warm water.
  • Use a clean cloth to blot the stain with the solution, work towards the middle so as not to spread the stain.
  • Rub gently, being careful not to scrub as this can damage the carpet fibres.
  • Continue, until the stain disappears.
  • If the smell of vinegar is lingering, then sprinkle some baking soda on the area and leave overnight. Vacuum up the next morning and the smell should be gone.

Now the stain is gone, it’s time to make some more tea. Go on, go on, go on…

How to remove hot chocolate stain / tea stain from carpet

Renew carpet cleaning can help with any stain – big or small. We look after carpets, rugs, upholstery and more. Check our website or contact us to book today. Be sure to check our blog for more easy stain removal tips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professionally spring cleaning your carpets and upholstery

‘Isn’t there a grand stretch in the evenings?’  Well, once you’ve heard this, you know spring is officially here! Lots of us enjoy giving our homes a ‘good’ yearly spring clean. Unlike the mundane weekly chores, spring cleaning can be quite therapeutic.

Clearing out wardrobes, toy boxes and giving the windows a clean, so they don’t give the illusion of  constant hazy rain, are usually top of people’s lists. However, most forgotten are the real culprits – carpets and upholstery. These harbour the most of winter’s germs and bacteria and in order to get rid of them efficiently, calling in the professionals is a must…

Below are Renew’s top 6 reasons for having your carpets and upholstery professionally spring cleaned.

Carpets are left clean and healthy!

With the winter months comes mud, dirt and everything else disgusting that gets trotted through your carpets. Regular vacuuming gets rid of the surface dirt, but it’s the germs and bacteria that lurk underneath that cause the real problems. Not only do they omit bad odours, but they can cause health problems such as coughs, colds and asthma flare ups to name but a few. Renew carpet cleaning can remove 98% of all germs and bacteria leaving your carpets clean, but more importantly, healthy.

professionally spring clean carpets and upholstery

Professional spring cleaning means a healthier home

When we ‘whack’ on the heating during the winter months our home becomes toasty for us, but a breeding ground for bacteria. This bacteria in upholstery and carpets can cause health problems for family members and guests, such as trigger allergies, skin reactions and asthma flare-ups. Having this bacteria along with dust and allergens removed, can give you peace of mind that your home is healthy and bright just like the months ahead.

 

Extend the life of your curtains

When spring arrives, there’s nothing like pulling across the curtains and throwing open the windows. The bright sky and fresh air can do wonders for our mood, however dirty curtains can do the opposite for our health. Dirt, dust and bacteria builds up on upholstery during the winter months and doesn’t discriminate against curtains. Opening curtains dislodges all these nasties, and leaves them floating around the air. Curtains can be deceiving as they don’t often look dirty or have noticeable stains, but they’re a playground for germs none the less. Having your curtains professionally cleaned will not only prolong their longevity, but improve the overall indoor air quality in your home.

 

professionally spring clean carpet and upholstery

Pet friendly home:

The cold winter months has our pets spending more times indoors. Pet dander can build up on their favourite places to relax – usually couches, rugs, or the carpet in general. Having your carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned will remove 98% of pet dander that vacuuming can leave behind. It will also remove urine and neutralise any bad odours.

Tile & Grout

Deep cleaning bathrooms is usually top of the spring cleaning list. However, there is only so much you can do with a cocktail of cleaning products, a pair of rubber gloves and a YouTube tutorial on how to remove mould from tiles. It’s obvious that any bathroom would have lots of germs, but those that stick on and between tiles are the most unsightly and health hazardous. There is only one way to get rid of them properly and that’s by calling in the professionals. Renew’s trained technicians use state of the art equipment and advanced techniques to ensure your tile & grout is given the ultimate spring clean.

Peace of mind for your family

Spring cleaning usually means stocking up on cleaning products – bleach, sprays and anything that promises to make your home sparkle. As consumers we have become more package savvy, taking time to read contents and ,well, sometimes just picking something because it smells nice. However many people think that professional cleaning companies need to use harsh chemicals to achieve their promised results. Renew use only Eco-friendly solutions, which are FDA approved and safe for your family and pets. We are also recognised by the Carpet & Rug Institute (Gold seal of approval) and use Wool safe approved products for all carpets.

 

professionally spring clean carpet and upholstery

Whether it’s carpets, upholstery, tile & grout or even mattresses – Renew look after them all. So, spring into action this season and book your spring cleaning today with Renew, you’ll be delighted you did!

How to clean up after a red wine spill on carpet

A red wine spill on carpet is one of the most dreaded stains. Whether you’re relaxing with a glass after a hard day or using your living room as a dance floor, red wine spills can easily happen. As red wine is so pigmented you need to act quickly for best results. If your party is still in full swing, simply blot up as much of the wine as you can with kitchen roll or a clean cloth, you’ll be glad of the head start when it comes to tackling it later on.

Below is our easy step-by-step guide to removing red wine from carpet.

 

red wine spill on carpet

How to clean up after a red wine spill on carpet

  • Use a clean white towel or kitchen roll to blot away as much excess wine as possible.
  • Add a few drops of cold water to the stain to help dilute it, and keep blotting.
  • Mix together 2 cups of warm water, 1 tbsp of white vinegar and 1 tbsp of washing up liquid.
  • Apply the solution directly onto the stain using a clean cloth.
  • Blot until the stain is removed completely.

 

How to clean up after a red wine spill on carpet – after it has dried in

  • Wet the stain with cold water.
  • Apply a generous amount of salt to the area, this will help absorb the liquid along with the wine pigment.
  • Leave the salt overnight. It will have turned a pinkish colour by morning where it has absorbed the wine colouring.
  • Simply, vacuum up the salt.
  • This method usually works extremely well, however, if there is still remnants of the stain then you may need to use a stain remover. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully.

Cream or white carpet will obviously need some extra TLC when it comes to removing a red wine stain. Below is our guide to removing red wine from these lush carpets.

red wine spill on carpet

 

How to clean up after a red wine spill on cream / white carpet

  • Mix a small amount of washing up liquid with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide (Caution: this solution will discolour dark / coloured carpets)
  • Use a cloth soaked in the solution to gently dab the area. Be sure to use a clean section of cloth each time.
  • Leave the mixture to sit on the stain for a few minutes to help break down the pigment.
  • Mix a small amount of washing up liquid and cold water, use a clean cloth to gently blot the stain.
  • Blot dry with a towel.
  • Use another cloth to dab the stain with cold water, and dry the area again with a towel.

 

Know when to admit defeat… red wine spill on carpet

If you’re still not satisfied with the results, then it’s time to call the professionals. Renew carpet cleaning are experts at removing all types of tough stains, such as red wine, ink and chewing gum. Call us today to book your appointment. Be sure to check out our website for more great stain removal tips!