It is a widely and commonly practiced misconception that upholstery shall only be sent for cleaning service when it becomes dull and appears dirty and smelly. If we specifically focus on carpets that constitute as an important part of the upholstery we have at our households and workplaces, there are potential health risks involved with carpets. Carpets are often an ensemble of luxury however many people in Singapore are allergic to the dust and air particles that embed in the carpets. This is what makes the cleaning of carpets of ultra importance.
You can wash and vacuum your carpet at home too but that would not be able to remove dust and dirt piled up in the depths of your carpet thus you would need to go for professional cleaning. We are one of the few cleaning service providers that have imported vacuums brought in to provide you with the deep cleaning of your carpet. If you engage with us, your carpet would no longer look dirty and dull. We would professionally clean and provide you with soft and squeaky clean carpets.
The two most effective tips for carpet cleaning to prevent allergies are listed below.
1. Vacuum your carpet once or twice a week
Vacuum your carpet once a week to prevent dirt from embedding itself. Frequent vacuuming prolongs the life of your carpet. You should be aware of the fact that in order to prevent any allergies, you should take your carpet for cleaning to a professional cleaning service provider like us. This shall be done every year or semi annually to be on the safe side. We use around seventy percent less water to clean carpets. This is because the less the water used in carpet cleaning, the less likely it is for the allergens to settle on the carpet.
2. Use chemical free cleaning formulations
Use chemical free cleaning formulations to clean blot or spills. Chemicals trigger allergies in children and pets and thus can cause asthma in small kids. They can also cause skin allergies like rashes on the fur of the pets and skin of humans. Use green friendly formulations that are hundred percent chemical safe or mix one part white vinegar with one part water and pour it into a handheld sprayer. Spray the solution on the entire stained area and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes to soak in before pressing a clean sponge to the affected area
It shall be of noteworthy significance that if you use shampoos and detergents to clean your carpet, then it could prove to be giving rise to allergens. This is because the fragrances of these shampoos and detergents could prove to be allergic therefore it is best to use fragrance free detergents. More so, if you are seriously allergic or are prone to get allergic due to carpet cleaning, then ask a friend or a family member to do the carpet cleaning for you.
A precaution that you shall take is to wear a mask while doing the carpet cleaning. The carpet cleaning should take place in a clean environment that is dust free. Keeping in view these tips, you can maintain your carpet and be allergy free.
Operating as one of the major and prime upholstery cleaning services in Singapore, we are well aware that upholstery in Singaporean households undoubtedly play a key role. Every household has a substantial amount of upholstery in their living rooms as well as in their bedrooms. The main elements of upholstery mostly include sofas and carpets. People try and spend a large portion of their income in decorating their homes by buying the best quality sofas with the most unique looking fabric on it. However, even with the best quality sofas, you can never get rid of the dirt and dust that makes your sofas unclean and that is where our cleaning services play their role exceptionally well.
Throwing light upon the staining of the sofas, water play a major part in staining the upholstery. This is primarily because water is the most used fluid drank by both; adults and kids. People usually sit on their sofas and then drink water increasing the risk of accidental spillage of the water staining the fabric of the sofa.
With us being in the business of providing cleaning services, we assure you to keep your worries at bay regarding water staining the fabric of your sofa. Here, we provide you the most tried and tested ways of water stain removal from the fabric of your sofa.
First and fore mostly, turn a large and wide towel inside out and iron it with a great finish. Light colored towel would be preferable. Next, carefully place the water stained sofa fabric on the towel. After wetting the stained area lightly, press the iron on the stain. Once it cools down, repeat the ironing of the stain. This should dry out the stain completely. Repetition of ironing the stain, around three to four times should ensure that no traces of the stain are left on the fabric of your sofa.
Apart from this, if the water stain on your sofa fabric is left unattended for a long span, then you would have to put in a little more effort as the stain would have toughened a bit causing a brownish tone on the fabric. This would cause you sofa to appear dingy. To encounter this, you can take a dry sponge and apply a little alcohol on it. Scrub the area of the sofa fabric where the water stain rests and leave it to dry. The alcohol breaks down the molecules of the stain and you would see the stain vanishing in a while. If you are using this method to clean your sofa fabric, make sure not to do it a heated environment as it could worsen the stain.
An exception to this is if you have a leather sofa. In this case, you should pull out the cloth from the sofa and let it out in an open place for it to dry. Be careful that the open place is not sunny or heated but a cool place preferably a room with fans. Making use of a high quality leather conditioner, treat the leather with extra caution.
Carpets, mattresses and sofas are prone to get dirty quickly especially when you have pets at home. Pets are also likely to create a mess on these upholsteries by either spilling edible items on them or by jumping on them. Apart from this, they have the tendency to spill crumbs of pet food on the sofas and mattresses and pee on it as well.
Even the most obedient pets sometimes will accidentally wet the carpet for whatever reason. Dog will leaves an odor that will attract them to repeatedly return to the same spot while cat pee is simply horrendous. Avoid using ammonia based products to clean dog urine. One of the ingredients of dog urine is ammonia and he may well be encouraged to re-offend in the same area. Pet urine or poo will end up making the upholstery smelling gross but we have three most useful and helpful tips to help you get rid of your pet stain and odor at home.
Below is a proven methods that will removes your pet’s urine smell and stains from carpets and upholstery.
1. Hydrogen peroxide mixture
A hydrogen peroxide mixture is very useful in getting rid of pet odor and stains. Along with this you would need a baking soda which will breaking down tough stains and making them easily removable.
First cover up the whole area of the stain with a towel preferably a paper towel. This would aid in the absorption of any excess fluid. Then, cover the stain with baking soda and spill some liquid detergent over it. Carefully rub the area until the whole stain comes out easily. The detergent aids in mitigating the foul smell made by pets. The stain or any other discharge will come off easily and you would be left with a fresh smelling sofa or mattress.
2. Vinegar & Baking Soda
The most effective tip to remove pet odor is a mixture made up of baking soda and vinegar- both items readily available in the premise of your own home. Add up these two ingredients with some lukewarm water and spray it over the stain to see the magic. These two ingredients literally make a magical combination in the removal of stains. Within a matter of just a few seconds, your upholstery will be stain free.
The tips covered in this write up are not only extremely effective but inexpensive too. Most of the ingredients involved in these tips are readily available at your local convenient store. Thus, you now need to worry not at all about your pets staining your upholstery and making it smelling gross. With these tips in mind, all you need to do is sit back and spend quality time with your pets.