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kick start your new year with fresh clean carpets

Kick Start Your New Year with Fresh & Clean Carpets

Christmas is that time of year when you can experience lots of different guests through your door. 

With family and friends descending for some much needed festive cheer, they may pay little attention to removing their shoes. For you, this can mean all sorts of dirt and debris being ground into your once pristine carpet, making it dark, dingy and unwelcoming. Clumsy family members and mulled wine don’t tend to go hand-in-hand. Meaning your once pristine carpet can soon look anything but!

Thankfully, by having your carpets professionally cleaned, your rooms can return to their once former glory, and you can enjoy a fresh and inviting environment once more. 

In our opinion, the new year is one of the best times to have your carpets cleaned because it sets you up for the year ahead and is easy to remember for when your next clean needs to take place. 

So, if this is a potential new years resolution for you, have a look at our guide. It takes you through how to clean the rooms of your home, step-by-step. One of which is hiring a professional carpet cleaner to rejuvenate your floors to their former glory.

How to Get Your Home and Carpets Looking Immaculate This New Year

Tidy your rooms. Keeping all your clutter stored away means that the job can be completed more efficiently. While knowing that every square inch of your carpet is going to be cleaned.

Start at your ceilings and work down. Get rid of cobwebs and dust around the edges of the ceiling. Then clean the walls and dust the furniture. Finally, give your carpets a good hover to get rid of the remaining dust and dirt.

Clean upholstery. If your chairs, curtains and soft furnishings could do with freshening up, do this before having your carpets cleaned. Cleaning soft furnishings can instantly make a room fresher and more inviting.

Tackle stubborn marks. Stains like coffee and red wine can be a nightmare to remove. For this task, you’ll need a specialist stain remover, designed for stubborn stains. We recommend getting your carpet cleaner to do this for you. They tend to have all the specialist chemicals which are much more effective than the ones you can get in supermarkets.

Have your carpets cleaned? You could try this yourself. But we would recommend calling in your local, professional carpet cleaner for a thorough clean of all your carpets throughout your home.

Final inspection. Give all your rooms a once over. This will make sure you haven’t missed any stains on any of your carpets or upholstery. 

Job done! Sit back and enjoy your clean home for another year. Just make sure to deal with any stains as they happen as they can be difficult to remove once dried in. 

If you haven’t yet made a new years resolution this January, consider having all your carpets cleaned by your local professional.

ways to keep your carpet fresh with dogs

Own a Dog? Use These 5 Methods to Keep Your Carpets Fresh

If you are lucky enough to own a dog, you’ll probably know just how difficult it can be to keep the carpets throughout your home in good condition. Although you may be worried about keeping your carpet fresh, there are, of course, much worse problems that can happen with your carpets as a result of your pets.

Accidents happen, and carpets can be permanently stained as a result. Or, instead of your dog using its chew toy for fun, it may use your carpet as an alternative. Although we cannot advise on such problems, one thing we are experts on is keeping your carpets clean and fresh despite having dogs at home.

So, if you’re fed up of your dogs making a mess, and have considered drastic measures, such as replacing your carpets with hard floors, or even worse, giving up your beloved pet, this simply isn’t necessary.

We provide all the tips you need to keep your carpets in the best condition possible. 

Keeping Your Carpets Fresh as a Dog Owner

Keep your dog clean. Our advice here is simple, if you keep your dog clean, your carpet stays clean too, because any dirt or debris on your dog is less likely to get onto your carpet. The trick is to keep your dog well-groomed, in particular keeping its hair trimmed to reduce the amount that lands on the floor.

Vacuum your carpets regularly

Depending on the breed of dog you own, your dog will always shed a certain amount of hair. Although hoovering with a regular vacuum cleaner is normally sufficient, it doesn’t always pick up all of the hair. Our advice? Buy a vacuum specifically designed for pet hair for a thorough clean-up.

Act fast with accidents

It is a fact that from time to time, dogs do have accidents. However, it is the way that you deal with them that makes all the difference. You’ll need to act quickly, stains left for long periods will stain your carpet permanently.

Dog urine on carpet is a common problem, and this can be dealt with using a dog urine cleaner, plus baking soda or dog urine neutraliser to destroy the smell. Steam cleaners are also effective at dealing with accidental stains.

Use natural dog foods

Many dog foods contain high levels of artificial colours, which can be a nightmare to get out of your carpet if your dog has an accident. The easiest way to avoid this problem is by buying natural dog food which is low in artificial colourings, or better still doesn’t contain them at all. 

Have your carpets professionally cleaned

No matter how much time or effort you invest into keeping your carpets cleaned, sometimes you just feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. If this sounds familiar, we recommend hiring a professional carpet cleaner who can get your carpets smelling fresh once more. Or perhaps even looking as good as the day they were installed! 

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How Often Should You Clean Your Carpets?

The carpets are the main components in the majority of households. They are very enjoyable to walk on and are great floor insulation. They also can be quite expensive, so naturally, everyone wants to keep them in good condition for as long as possible.

The golden rule for most households is to hoover at least once a week and deep clean using a professional carpet cleaner at least once a year. 

Unfortunately, this doesn’t apply to all.

Everyone should look at their carpet conditions and identify what is best for their home.

Different factors may increase the frequency of cleaning needed.

Family lifestyle

To improve your home hygiene you must first ask certain questions. For example: “Are there children in the house?” “How many pets live in the house?” “Is there a smoker in the family?” “Do you allow to wear shoes inside the house?” According to the IICRC – Standard & Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Cleaning aspects of your family lifestyle determine the regularity of carpet washing.

Check your heavy traffic areas

Most of the people tend to walk the same path between rooms, as well as visit some rooms in the home, like a living room or bedroom more frequently than the others like spare bedroom or study. Logically these heavy traffic areas of the carpet will get dirty faster and will require more frequent cleaning.

What your carpet is made of?

Most of the carpet manufacturers will give detailed instructions on how to clean their carpets most effectively. If you do not know what material your carpet is, and how to clean it, do not hesitate to ask the manufacturer.

Most of the professional carpet cleaners are trained to identify the fabrics and choose the appropriate cleaning method.

Remember, if dirt is not removed regularly, it will become permanent.

Dirty carpets create a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. Keep a healthy environment for your family by asking to remove their shoes at the entrance, following the regular cleaning regiment and hiring the professional, that uses eco-friendly cleaning agents.

how to choose the best carpet for kids rooms

How To Choose The Best Carpet For A Kids Room

When you become a parent, your kid(s) is/are the most important part of your life. You want to give them everything you didn’t have. You want them to grow happy and calm.

The environment they live in is very important –  friends in kindergarten, home… kids room. It should be sunny and cosy, coloured in bright colours. When you had chosen the furniture and the curtains it’s time for the carpet.

Your kids will play on it most of the time they’re at home. That’s why the carpet in the kids’ room must be carefully chosen.

  • The color and style
  • the material
  • the size
  •  … everything’s important.

If it’s your first time choosing a carpet for the kids’ room, here are some ideas:

Colour and style

As long as your kids are too little to decide, you as a parent must choose the colour and style of the carpet.

Girl or boy’s room – it makes a difference.

  • If you have a girl, you can make the typical Barbie room – all in pink, including the carpet. If your little daughter likes fairy tales, you can find a rug, painted with her favourite tale, so she can feel like a mermaid, sleeping beauty and so on.
  • If you’re searching for a boys room carpet, a nice idea is a “sports field” carpet. It can be football, basketball, baseball – everything your little sport fan likes.

Nature colours are great for both girls and boys. The earth tone colours are a great compliment to natural wood and create a relaxing environment.

Nature Colours

Nowadays, you can even design your own personalized rug. It could be with the name or the photo of your kid, put on it. These designer rugs are a little more expensive, but they are hand made and unique so they are worth it.


As I already mentioned, your kids will spend most of the time on the floor, which means on the carpet. So it should be soft. On the other side, it’s good when the carpet is from material which is easy to be cleaned.

There are a few materials which are great for a kids room rug:

  • wool
  • cotton
  • viscose
  • nylon
  • or a mixture between them.


When it comes to the size of the carpet, it’s up to you. You can choose a wall to wall carpet or a smaller one. The first one is kids friendly – your boys and girls can play on the whole floor, without getting cold.

The second one is parents friendly. You can clean it easier and faster.

For every parent, it’s not a secret that the carpet in the kids’ room will become dirty very quickly. The kids will spill drinks, food, paints etc. on it.

When you have chosen the right carpet, it’s good to take care of it. But we both know that sometimes there will be spot your kids’ carpet won’t resist.

If you can’t handle the spots, you can always hire a professional carpet cleaning company, like ourselves, because the experts can remove most stains you can’t. Moreover, they’ll clean it at least twice as fast as you because this is their job and they use specialized tools and detergents.

I hope you’ll find the perfect carpet for the room your kids live in.

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