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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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!

How to clean up after a spaghetti sauce spill

We all like to envision a relaxing dinner time, when in reality with kids it’s like feeding time at the zoo. If the dish contains bright red sauce and spaghetti, keeping things civil can be tougher than food shopping with a toddler in a trolley with a dodgy wheel. While instilling life skills such as eating by themselves is thrilling for us parents…it can be even more so, if you feel equipped to clean up the mess afterwards.

There is a lot of talk these days about super foods, what people don’t realise is that some foods have actual super powers – spaghetti being one of them. It can fly, pretty fast too if thrown by a frustrated toddler, add in some pasta sauce and it can reach speeds faster than any jet.

However recent studies have shown (not really) that the main culprits of spaghetti sauce spills on carpet are in fact adults, who find it difficult to aim for their mouth while scrolling through their phone. Whatever the reason for the mess on your carpet, we’re here to help you!

Below is a simply yet effective guide to removing a spaghetti sauce spill on carpet

How to clean up after a spaghetti sauce spill

How to clean up after a spaghetti sauce spill

Method 1

Like with every stain, it’s best to get working on it as soon as possible. Most pasta sauces are red and contain food dye that can discolour your carpet if left.

  • Remove all the loose pasta before getting to work on the stain.
  • Mix one tablespoon of washing up liquid with two cups of cool water.
  • Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution. Be sure not to scrub the stain as this will work it further into the carpet and can damage the carpet fibres.
  • Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Rinse with cool water so no residue is left behind.

 

How to clean up after a spaghetti sauce spill

 

How to clean up after a spaghetti sauce spill

Method 2

Be sure to wear protective clothing and test the solution on an inconspicuous area of carpet first.

  • Mix together one tablespoon of ammonia with 1/2 cup of cool water. Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia – this could cause hazardous fumes!
  • Sponge the stain with the ammonia solution.
  • Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the ammonia solution.

 

How to clean up after a spaghetti sauce spill

If you’re having trouble removing the stain yourself, it’s best to call the professionals. Renew carpet cleaning are the leading carpet cleaning company in Ireland. No stain is too tough for our technicians. To book your carpet cleaning contact us today. Check out our website for more great stain removal tips.

How to clean up after a nail polish remover spill on carpet.

Nail polish remover aka ‘your best friend in a crisis’ is just that…until it becomes the crisis. When spilled on carpet it can be harsher than other common stains. Most nail varnish removers contain acetone – a colourless, flammable liquid. This chemical has a bleaching quality, which can ruin your carpet if left on it for too long. So, like any stain we always advise acting quickly, and even more so with nail polish remover. If you’ve no clue where to begin with the clean up – don’t panic, it may smell worse than it actually is.

Below is Renew’s step-by-step by guide to removing nail polish remover from your carpet.

How to clean up after a nail polish spill on carpet.

 

 

How to clean up after a nail polish remover spill on carpet

  • Mix together one tablespoon of washing-up liquid with two cups of warm water.
  • Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution.
  • Blot until the liquid is absorbed, taking care not to scrub the stain.
  • Continue until the stain disappears.
  • Sponge with cold water and blot dry with a clean towel.

 

Nail polish removers that contain acetone can leave a particularly strong smell, that can linger even after the stain looks to have been removed. Below, we have listed some easy and cost effective ways to help illuminate these odours.

How to clean up after a nail polish spill on carpet.

How to get rid of the smell of nail polish remover from carpet

  • Place baking soda into a bowl and leave it on a high shelf in the room. Baking soda is great for absorbing odours and doesn’t need to be changed daily.
  • Leave a small container of cat litter in the room (random, but stick with us). Cat litter is super absorbent and will remove any bad odour that’s lingering.
  • If you have neither a cat or a love of baking, then this last tip may be the one for you. Coffee! Put some fresh ground coffee into a glass bowl and stir daily. This will not only help absorb the smell of the nail polish remover, but will make your home smell, well homely, and or, like a quaint café.

How to clean up after a nail polish spill on carpet.

Renew carpet cleaning is Ireland’s number one carpet cleaning company. We not only remove stubborn stains, but we also leave your carpets looking and smelling fresh! Contact us today to book your carpet cleaning, or you can check out our website for more quick and easy stain removal tips.

 

How to clean up after an orange juice spill

Orange juice is one of the most popular drinks in any household. It’s healthy, refreshing, oh and a right pain to get rid of when spilled on your carpets! Orange juice spills are one of those annoying ones as orange is a citric acid. This means it can act as a bleaching agent when exposed to the sun, so ideally it needs to be cleaned up immediately! Also, orange juice turns into a tacky residue when left. However, if you’re looking at an orange juice stain on your lovely carpet – no need to panic, help is at hand. Below is our guide to removing both fresh orange juice stains and dried in stains from carpet.

How to clean up after an orange juice spill

How to remove spilled orange juice from carpet

If you have kids who refuse to drink orange juice ‘with the bits,’ you’ll be grateful for their fussy ways if it spills. These orange bits can stick to the carpet fibres and it’s best to scrape them out first before removing the stain.

  • Blot up as much of the liquid as possible using paper towel or a clean, dry cloth.
  • Mix together two cups of warm water with one tablespoon of washing-up liquid. Use a clean cloth to sponge the stain with the solution.
  • Be careful not to scrub the carpet as this can damage the carpet fibres and cause the stain to work further down.
  • Keep sponging the stain, until it’s gone.
  • Remove any excess liquid with a clean, dry towel.

How to clean up after an orange juice spill

 

How to remove an old orange juice spill from carpet

  • Moisten the stain with luke warm water.
  • Mix a solution of ammonia with two cups of warm water. Use a clean cloth to carefully blot the stain with the solution. Be careful not to scrub. Continue until the stain has gone.
  • Rinse the carpet afterwards with cold water and blot dry.
  • You may also need to use a stain remover (make sure to follow the instructions carefully) Most stain removers will need to be left on the stain for a certain amount of time first. Be sure to carefully time what’s been specified, so as to avoid discolouring your carpet.
  • If you have any doubts or the stain isn’t budging, then it’s best to call in the professionals. Renew is Ireland’s leading carpet cleaning company, who specialise in removing tough stains.

 

At Renew we pride ourselves on our excellent service and amazing results. Give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help. Also, be sure to check out our website for more great stain removing tips.

 

How to clean up after a nail polish spill on carpet

When a nail polish spill happens on carpet, the immediate thought (after a lot of cursing) is that the carpet is ruined for good. What was meant to be a pampering session or a finishing touch to your look for a night out, can turn into a real hassle. However don’t panic, it is possible to remove a nail polish spill on carpet without having to do a Feng Shui with the furniture or buy a new rug to cover the stain.

As with all stains, it’s best to get to work on them immediately. However, we know this isn’t always possible! So below is our step-by-step guide, to cleaning up both fresh nail polish spills and spills that have dried in.

how to clean up after a nail polish on carpet

How to clean up after a fresh nail polish spill on carpet

When cleaning up a fresh nail polish spill, it’s important to keep the area moist so the nail polish doesn’t set into the carpet.

  • Use a clean, wet cloth to blot up as much of the nail polish as possible. Make sure to use a fresh section of cloth each time, so as not to spread the stain.
  • This can seem like it’s taking forever, but patience really is a virtue when it’s comes to cleaning up nail polish spills, so don’t give up (plus it’s cheaper than buying a new carpet)
  • Take a clean cloth and dampen it with an acetone-free nail polish remover, and gently dab the stain. Make sure the nail polish remover is acetone-free or it will remove the colour from your carpet. Window cleaner and hair spray will also work for this. Whatever product you use, it’s important to always test it out first on a small, inconspicuous area.
  • Keep dabbing the area with the cloth, until the stain is gone. It helps if you sing a little song (not really, but it will help keep morale up)
  • Once all the nail polish has been removed, mix some water with a couple of teaspoons of washing-up liquid and clean the area until the residue and smell is gone.
  • Dry with a clean towel.

 

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How to clean up after a dried in nail polish spill on carpet

Cleaning up a dried in nail polish spill can be tricky, but not impossible!

  • Scrape up as much of the dried polish as you can, using a knife or your fingers.
  • Vacuum up any flakes of polish that come away.
  • Acetone-free nail polish is your best bet to remove the stain. Test it out on a small, inconspicuous area first to make sure there is no damage or discolouring to the carpet.
  • Use a clean cloth dampened with the nail polish remover to blot the stain. You can also use a toothbrush to gently work out the stain. However, be careful not to scrub as it can damage the carpet fibres.
  • When the stain has been removed, mix some water with a couple of teaspoons of washing-up liquid and clean the area until the nail polish remover smell and residue is gone.
  • Dry with a clean towel.

 

how to clean up after a nail polish on carpe

 

Renew carpet cleaning are experts in tough stain removals such a nail polish. If you are struggling to remove the stain yourself, or are considering giving up and keeping it there as visual of ‘what not to do’ in future – then give us a call. Our trained technicians will have the stain removed in no time. Contact us today to book your appointment.