Why Your Carpet May Need Dry Shampooing

Why Your Carpet May Need Dry Shampooing

The two major ways to clean carpet is through steam cleaning and dry shampooing. Neither name really describes the cleaning action correctly. Professional carpet cleaners in Perth often use the steam cleaning method, with chemicals sprayed onto the carpet and hot water injected into the carpet. Often, a rinse cycle is done. The machine then extracts most of the moisture so the carpet dries quickly; at least, in less than 24 hours.

But dry shampooing is not totally dry; it uses less water and chemicals, but the residue of shampoo and chemical dries quickly. Dirt sticks to it so it must be vacuumed out the next day by the homeowner. Since less water is used the carpet will dry in a few hours. Even though this kind of carpet cleaning is not quite as good as the steam clean, there are times when choosing it is better.

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How to Remove Stains from the Carpet

How to Remove Stains from the Carpet

Spills happen in most households and if you have carpet, along with pets or toddlers it is highly likely that you will eventually get a spill of something on the carpet. Even adults can spill things such as wine or coffee. It only takes a moment of inattention and the deed it done. It is what happens afterwards that is important. Treating the spill properly will hopefully remove the stain. Simply blotting it will only remove moisture and leave the stain there, so when it is time to move and then when the removalists are gone you will be left with very hard to remove stains.

To treat a stain on the carpet it is important to know what caused the stain and what type of carpet you have. The first is usually easier to identify than the second, especially if you are renting. However, no matter what type of carpet you have, it is important to mop up that spill as soon as possible. Mopping it up properly will prevent it from spreading and may even stop it from penetrating to the underfelt.

How to remove the moisture

First up, blot the stain with paper towelling or a white towel. Do not scrub or rub the area as this will damage the carpet fibres and spread the stain. Even when blotting, surround the edges of the spill with the paper towel and press towards the centre to keep it contained. Continue to press with clean sheets of paper until most the moisture has come out. There will still be a stain, especially if what spilled has deep colour, like wine or coffee.

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Are Eco Friendly Pools Really Safe for Humans?

Are Eco Friendly Pools Really Safe for Humans?

If you have a pool that uses chlorine or salt as a sanitiser you may be wondering if there is a more eco friendly alternative as you plug in your robotic pool cleaner and skim leaves from the top of the pool. There are several alternatives but are they really safe for humans to use? There are at least four alternatives for swimming pools, but you may not like all of them.

For instance, take what is touted as an all natural pool. This is made with clay and gravel and uses water plants to keep the water clean, so you won’t need an automatic pool cleaner. It is certainly good for the environment as the pure water offers insects and frogs a place to live. Frogs may be attractive and relatively harmless if their name is Kermit.

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5 Ways to Add Value to Your Property with Limestone

5 Ways to Add Value to Your Property with Limestone

People have been using stone of various kinds for hundreds of years to build with. There are many types of stone and each has a distinctive look and colour to it that creates a beautiful surface and enhances its surroundings. Limestone blocks especially have a unique texture and colour that make it one of the most popular stones for building, even though it is not as hard as some other types.

In fact, limestone is so popular that it has been developed into a more durable and hard stone by crushing it and mixing it with cement and sometimes an aggregate such as small pebbles is added to the mix. These then show up through the surface adding texture and interest and creating a mix of colours that are pleasing to the eye.

There are many ways to add value to your home with limestone, but not only will its use add value to the property; it will also enhance your lifestyle by adding pleasure and purpose to many areas. This can be an even more important reason to go ahead with building a project using limestone bricks or blocks.

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A Guide To Making An All-New Green Kitchen

A Guide To Making An All-New Green Kitchen

With changing times, changes our responsibilities as well. Cooking is no more just about manufacture and consumption of food; rather, cooking is one of the most necessary components for survival and should be performed accordingly. What is a home without a kitchen? The answer is incomplete. Therefore, in order to make your home a place you feel most comfortable in, it is important to take care in designing of your kitchen.

With increasing workload, the cacophony of an industrial work life seems to get onto our nerves at certain times; and during these times what we crave for the most is a little bit of nature, a little bit of green, a little bit of pure organic life, that would give you the comfort of a mother, unadulterated.

As responsible and conscious human beings, it is not just enough to survive; it is important to ensure a healthy survival of the generations to come. To be precise, sustainability is essential, and it requires us to live in a more environment-friendly manner so that we do not affect the plants/animals/atmosphere around us adversely.

Why should I have a Green kitchen?

An environment-friendly kitchen is a kitchen that cooks eco-friendly manner so that balance is retained between our lifestyle and the outer environment we are living in. In respect to that, an eco-friendly kitchen deserves proper cleaning in a manner that would not disturb the ecological balance of our nature.

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How to Ensure Scaffolding Safety at the Building Site

How to Ensure Scaffolding Safety at the Building Site

One thing every company that uses scaffolding should be concerned about is safety at the building site. When employees are using scaffolding, their risks increase due to the working conditions being more dangerous. They are usually up high, so any fall is more likely to have disastrous consequences. The working space is limited which restricts their movements to some extent and this can also contribute to injuries or falls. So how do you ensure scaffolding safety at the building site?

    • Make sure all employees have proper training for working on scaffolding. This training should be ongoing, not done once and never again. People forget things and situations change. Training should be done so staff can keep up with the latest safety developments.
    • Never allow an untrained person to go up on scaffolding. It is quite easy to forget who has had training and who hasn’t. Keeping on top of details like this will ensure a better quality of safety for all concerned.

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Basic Tools for Gardening

Basic Tools for Gardening

If you have just moved into your first home you’ll be thrilled and elated that finally you can have everything the way you want without a landlord breathing down your neck. However, if you’ve only lived in rentals before, you may not have had the chance to do much landscaping, so to keep your new yard looking pristine you’ll need at least a few different garden tools.

Here is a list of basic tools for those who’ve never had the chance to get their fingers dirty in the garden.

  • Grass and leaf rake. This is something everyone with a backyard that has trees or shrubs needs. Even if you use the grass-catcher on the mower, there will be stray leaves drifting down onto the lawn that need to be raked up.
  • Garden rake. This is for raking over soil, not over the lawn. When you dig up soil for a garden you need to break the clods up and even the soil out with the rake.
  • Garden fork. If the soil is not too compacted, a fork is useful for digging in prepared garden beds to mix in mulch and fertiliser
  • Short handled spade. You can dig a new garden or loosen the soil of an old one with the spade. It’s also useful to dig holes to plant shrubs and flowers – and to tidy the edges of the bed.

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Six Points You Should Know About Scaffold Hire

Six Points You Should Know About Scaffold Hire

Many building and other companies hire the scaffolding they need to get their projects done rather than buy the materials and erect it themselves. This is because scaffolding is really in a genre of its own and needs professionals to design and erect it, especially when it is for building skyscrapers or other huge projects. If you are seeking a scaffold hire company, here are six points to consider: –

    • Does the scaffold hire company have a good reputation in the industry? You will be able to find out by contacting other building companies that have used them. You can also look at their website to see which other companies have used them or to look for testimonials. A good reputation is not only about providing quality products, but also about being on time and within budget. If the scaffolding is late going up, your project completion will be delayed

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Get Yourself a Pebble-Bottom Finish Pool

Get Yourself a Pebble-Bottom Finish Pool

Have you come across a picture or movie scene that had a tropical pool at the back-drop that caught your attention and you wished you could install one? Yes, it happens! The pastoral look perfectly harmonized with the natural surroundings can be quite captivating. But then the thought of the entire affair being an expensive one or the slim chances of your backyard space might lead in delaying your plans. Think again! Rather than making presumptions you can read on the details and figure out the cost.

Pebble Pool Finishes

Pebble finishes are a type of exposed aggregate finish that gives the pools a perfect pastoral or blue-lagoon design. There are a huge assortment of textures and color combination to choose from. Many people are unaware of the fact that skilled professionals or pool builders apply pebble finishes by hand unlike other finishes where machines are used. After completion of the pebble bottom application on the pool, a water and muriatic acid concoction is used to powder wash the finish. It is the powder wash that does the magic by removing all the unwanted concrete from the top layer to expose the beautiful colored pebbles leaving the pool looking ravishing.

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Electrical Safety Tips for Home Renovators

Electrical Safety Tips for Home Renovators

Home renovators often become their own renovating expert due to necessity. There are many jobs that a handyman can do around the home and when they get to work, it can certainly save money on the cost of renovations. However, any professional experienced electrical contractor will tell you that doing work you are not qualified for is not only dangerous, it can end up costing you more.  Here are some electrical safety tips for you if you are planning to renovate your home.

  • Do not bend any electrical lead or wiring, it could get damaged and become unsafe.
  • Don’t leave electrical leads lying around the floor where you or others can trip over them.
  • Don’t leave extension leads or power boards out in the hot sun or rain.

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