Friday, 4 December 2015

Carpet Cleaning and Maintenance

Routine Cleaning:
  • Includes regular day-to-day vacuuming and spot cleaning
  • Involves all processes intended to protect the environment from dirt and thus reduce its impact on the carpet
  • Entry mats and consistent vacuuming can help prevent the carpet from these contaminants
Interim Maintenance Cleaning:
  • Involves cleaning for appearance improvement
  • This type of cleaning, when done regularly, can limit the need for deep cleaning
  • Utilizes systems with purpose of maintaining uniform appearance
  • Frequency of this type of cleaning depends on the carpet’s location, type, usage and exposure
  • Can be used for all exposed areas of the carpet or just specifically on high traffic areas  

  • Used to return the carpet to a much cleaner condition
  • Extracts accumulated dirt at a higher intensity to maximize the removal of embedded dirt
  • Frequency of this type of cleaning also depends on location, usage, and traffic as well as the effectiveness of the maintenance
  • As stated above, the frequency of this type of cleaning can be limited or cut drastically if the carpet is cleaned regularly
  • Deep cleaning should be performed before the carpet is visibly dirty to maximize results

Monday, 9 November 2015

How to remove grass stains from your carpet.

When you spend quite a bit of time outside, have kids, cut the grass, or do anything else involving the outdoors, grass stains on your carpets are inevitable. You do not notice when the stain happens and are unaware that you would be making a stain. When grass is stuck on the bottom of your shoes and you walk across a carpet there will be grass stains when you look back at it. The best way to take our grass stains is with ammonia based spot cleaner. Grab a clean, unbleached cloth and dab it in the cleaner. Blot the stains on your carpet several times and then leave it alone and do not walk on it. The stain remover will automatically start working by breaking down the stain and dirt in the carpet. Wait a couple hours, and check if the stain remover is working like it is supposed to be working. When you see the stains slowly disappearing, blot them again lightly and gently and leave it alone for another few hours. By doing this process 2-3 times should be enough to remove the stains. If you see no improvement after doing this process a couple time it is time to call in a professional carpet cleaning company to remove the stains for you. And remember: Always test on an inconspicuous area first to make sure solution won't damage your carpet or area rug.

Friday, 6 November 2015

How to remove scuff marks.

Realistically anything can cause scuff marks. Shoes, furniture, ladders, and just about any other item with a hard rubber bottom. These marks are messy and unattractive, and they appear on most types of hardwood flooring over time. Here are a few different way to remove scuff marks simply, easily and cost efficiently. A small scuff can be erased with a plain old eraser. Just rub the eraser on the scuff mark until it disappears. If you have lighter flooring try to find a white eraser because a pink one may cause residue. Another good remover is simply a tennis ball. For small smudges just attach the tennis ball too a broom stick and just rub it on the scuff mark. After you finish this the tennis ball will be dirty so try not to play with it around the house. Another option is covering it in baking soda and vinegar. Wait a little but until it makes a paste and then let it sink in. Wait about 10 minutes and then rub it off with a paper towel or cloth. Lastly, you can use a regular toothbrush to take away the scuff mark. You can apply any type of toothpaste and then brush the mark in a circular motion. You can either use a toothbrush or a cloth. When you're done use a wet cloth to wipe away the excess toothpaste. Using these methods should get rid of most of your scuff marks fairly simply and easily. And remember: Always test on an inconspicuous area first.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Benefits of having professional upholstery cleaning.

Even the cleanest of households can overlook the fact that they need to clean their upholstery regularly. Making sure that all your upholstery is professionally cleaned can really benefit the home. Firstly it prevents any damage that can potentially be done to the carpet. Tiny particles of dust and dirt that lands on the upholstery, will eventually get grounded into the upholstery which can cause wear and tear. It also keeps your home healthier and in better shape. The same dust particles can also contain allergens which get released into your home and can be potentially harmful or friends and family. In can trigger allergic reactions if breathed in by anyone. Lastly it will freshen up your furniture. Bacteria that is deep within your furniture can emit unpleasant odors. By having your upholstery cleaned by a professional cleaning company, it will smell clean and make it look like new once more. 

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Health benefits of a professionally cleaned carpet.

There are many things that can go wrong with a carpet if it is not properly attended too. First of all, there is dust accumulation in carpets and rugs that not only can look bad but can seriously affect your health. First of all you can eliminate trapped pollutants that are in your carpet. Things like lead particles, cockroach allergens, and a variety of bacteria can all be trapped and confined within the carpet. The second thing can be preventing mould growth. On very humid days, water vapor can be drawn into your home and if not taken care of properly can cause mold to start growing underneath your carpets. When calling in a professional carpet cleaning company these types of problems will be eliminated. Using the hot water extraction steam cleaning method, all of these problems can be taken away instantly. After the professionals will be done cleaning your carpets, they will look and smell like a brand new carpet.  

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Cleaning up pet urine

Many pet owners have to deal with urine stains all the time. Sometime their pets can hold it and just go inside the home or any other reasons. Regardless, no one wants to deal with the smell of pet urine because let's face it, it's disgusting. Once your pet has urinated onto the carpet, it starts to attract bacteria which is what causes the odor. If you don't clean it up correctly your pet will return to the same spot and urinate again since they can smell it. This problem is something you can't take lightly, because the urine can soak through the carpet, and down into the underpad. Make sure to clean up the stain immediately. If you noticed it after it has dried out, use water and vinegar to make the spot wet again. Soak up as much liquid as you can using a clean dry towel and applying downwards pressure. If there is still a bit that you cannot get out, stand on the towel until no more moisture appears on the towel. It is important to clean all of the bacteria that comes with the stain using a carpet cleaning product that cleans that up. It is usually an antibacterial solution that kills the bacteria and neutralizes the odor. And remember: Always test on an inconspicuous area first to make sure solution won't damage your particular carpet.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Helpful tips to prevent frozen pipes and water damage

One of the worst things to happen over the winter is having frozen pipe damage. This damage can be very costly and can make winter more miserable than it already is. Here are a few ways to keep your pipes from freezing over the winter. Firstly, you can leave the water trickling so that there is always constant water flowing through your pipes. Make sure it is just a trickle because if you leave a stream it can raise your utility bills. You can also open the doors under the sink to let warm air in, so that it also helps keep the pipes unfrozen. If you have any water connections outside, make sure to close off the water so that there is no extra water in the pipes while it isn't being used in the winter. If your pipes have been frozen do not attempt to thaw them yourself. Do not use any electrical appliances or heaters to try and thaw them because that may cause even more damage rather than helping the situation. Call your local plumber and have him assess the situation. If you end up with frozen pipes in your home, don't panic and just call the local plumber to solve this issue. Make sure to leave it alone and not attempt to fix it yourself unless you know exactly how to and are trained. 

Friday, 30 October 2015

How to keep your hardwood floors in top shape through the winter

Winter is a harsh season and it causes all kinds of damage. It can dry out your skin, increase your bills at home, and cause unnecessary damage to your home. If you want your hardwood floors to look good during the winter, humidity is your best friend. In the summer everyone complains about the humidity, but in the winter in order to keep your hardwood floors fresh, you need to use humidifier for them. Getting a whole home humidifier would be the solution to your problems. Here is how it works. A whole humidifier attaches to your furnace and distributes moisture into your home. It will stabilize the humidity in your home by providing a constant flow of moisture, to prevent cracking and expanding of the hardwood flooring. This will make the floors look great throughout the whole winter and keep it in good condition for years. It would be a better option to get a whole humidifier because portable humidifiers would not do the job properly. First of all it is dangerous to run a portable humidifier when no one is at home. Also, depending on how many rooms you may have, you will need to get more than one portable machine. Running all of these at once would increase your energy bill, and no one really wants that. So stick with the whole humidifier and make sure your floors are not damaged during the winter. 

Thursday, 29 October 2015

How to get wine stains out of carpets.

Firstly, you have to make sure that if anything broke when the wine spilled, that no broken glass has been left anywhere. This could be dangerous and potentially very harmful if anyone steps on it. Firstly, you will need a good bottle of spot remover. Lightly spray the stain with the remover and let it sit for a few minutes. Grab a white cloth or paper towel to dab the stain with. Using a white towel will help minimize the damage done to your carpets. After dabbing the stain let it sit for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes come back and dab it for another minute. Let it sit for a few days and if you notice the stain is still there repeat the whole process all over again. After repeating the process this should bring your carpets back to the state they were previously in. If you are unable to remove the stain contact local Toronto carpet cleaning companyAnd remember: Always test on an inconspicuous area first to make sure solution won't damage your carpet or area rug.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

How to start your spring cleaning early

After our harsh Canadian winters damage is usually left on the driveways, salt that soiled your carpets, dirt and water. Here are a few ways you can start your spring cleaning right away winter is finished. Firstly, you can clean the grout lines in between any tiles you have in the home. You can try to clean the grout yourself with soap and a hard rag or you can give a professional Toronto carpet cleaning company a call to clean all your grout lines to perfection. Next, you can clean all the upholstery in your house. If you hosted any parties during the winter your couches probably took some wear and tear. Many people do not like cleaning anything during the winter. You can wipe down all of your leather furniture and if you would like to go a step more, a professional carpet cleaning company can take care of all your upholstery cleaning. The biggest thing that can brighten up your home is cleaning your carpets. You can either get an old fashioned vacuum and do it yourself, or you can hire a carpet cleaning company to do it to perfection.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

How to maintain the look of your leather furniture over time.

Firstly, exposing your leather furniture to direct sunlight is not the greatest idea. Sunlight can fade your leather and change the color of it so something completely different and will look extremely ugly. Sunlight can also crack and dry out your leather furniture too. Simply speaking, to avoid all of this unnecessary damage, make sure to not put leather in direct sunlight. Secondly, make sure to treat stains the moment they happen. Many people think that when spilling something on leather, it can be left there to clean up after. Even leather soaks up spills and can eventually leave your leather couch with ugly spots on it. A lot of stains contain oil and that is not good for any kind of material. When spilling anything on leather just make sure to clean it up the moment it happens so that you can avoid any further damage in the future. Be gentle when cleaning furniture or wiping down leather, because it can damage very easily. If you scrub it hard enough the leather will come out and leave ugly scratch and scuff marks on it. Just a simple tip is to wipe your couch down gently without using and harsh detergents or sprays.

Monday, 26 October 2015

How to remove dye from your carpets.

First of all, when doing any kind of projects with dye make sure to cover up the carpets when doing so. As we all know when kids are participating accidents are bound to happen even if you decide to cover it up. If anything spills onto the carpet make sure to have tissue paper and paper towels ready so that you don't have to waste any time going into the kitchen and grabbing any extra cleaning supplies. Grab some spot remover and lightly spray the area. After waiting about 15 minutes grab some paper towel and gently blot the stain. When blotting the stain make sure not to put a lot of pressure on it because it may push the dye further into the carpet. Once you have finished blotting the stain, step away from it and don't touch it for a couple days. If you still notice that the stain is there after a couple days don't hesitate to call a professional carpet cleaning company so they could come in and fully remove the stain. If you see that the stain is gone then you have nothing to worry about and you know that you did the job to remove it. 

Saturday, 24 October 2015

How to properly care for an indoor/outdoor carpet.

The indoor/outdoor carpets are usually made to last longer, they too get dirty and require periodic cleaning. Here are some helpful tips to keep these kinds of carpets clean. Since these types of carpets are usually stain proof, oil spills will do the trick. Oil based spills will cling to the fibers of the carpet and will not budge. If you have a lighter colored carpet, an oil based spill will appear in a murky grey color. If you want to get rid of the stain, clean the spot with either stain remover or a mixture of one part want and one part vinegar solution. This is one of the few homemade mixtures that you should really use to clean a stain. Even though it may appear as if you removed the stain, these types of stains stick in the carpets at the bottom. That is why after removing the stain, wait for it to dry and then vacuum the carpet a couple time to get all of the dirt and grime out from the bottom of it. Just don't forget to vacuum the spots after taking out the stains, or you will have them back when it rains, or the carpet gets wet. And remember: Always test on an inconspicuous area first to make sure solution won't damage your carpet or area rug.

Friday, 23 October 2015

How to prevent flood damage.

There have been many heavy rain falls in the past few years and floods have been happening in many basements everywhere. This has left residents mopping up floods in their basements. With the fall season dawning upon us, expect some heavy rainfall in the next couple of months. Here are a few tips and tricks to avoid most of the flooding that may happen. Check your gutters and downspouts to make sure that they are properly diverting rainwater away from your home. Also make sure to check that there are no leaves or debris that may cause a blockage in them. Consider installing a backup generator or battery pack for your sump pump. In case the electricity ever goes out the backup generators will help keep the sump pump running and pumping out excess water out of your basement. After a heavy rainfall make sure to check your basement for any excess water or moisture around the walls and corners of the basement. If you see anything out of the ordinary, do not wait and call in a professional company right away to avoid any further problems. Another tip is to keep all of your belongings 6 inches off the ground so that in case of a flood nothing will get damaged. With these little hints and tricks, you can avoid some big problems with your basement and paying thousands of dollars to fix it. 

Remember to check your basement carpet for any moisture after heavy rainfall. If carpet is wet for longer than 72 hours mold will start to grow.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Common mistakes usually made while cleaning.

People have been cleaning for as long as we could remember, but does that mean that they have been doing it right all this time. Just because the stain has disappeared does not mean that it has fully been removed.  A common mistake that is always being made is people tend to scrub the stain. Do not scrub any types of stains because that causes damage to your carpets and can harm it long term. Make sure to always blot the stain to clean it. When you scrub anything on the carpet, the carpet fibers start to untangle and overtime make a hole in your carpet. After blotting the stain for a good 2 minutes let it sit for a bit. Blot it again and then leave it for about 10 minutes. After that, spray some stain remover onto the carpet and wait for it to soak in and start working. Use a paper towel and blot the stain after about 20 minutes, and that should remove it completely. If it is still there, call your local Toronto carpet cleaning company to come in and take care of the problem. 

Monday, 12 October 2015

Different types of carpets.

There are many different types of carpets that a homeowner can buy to make their home look better. There are carpets that are purely for decoration purposes that come in a huge selection of styles, color, and textures. Other carpets that come in different quality can be for warmth, safety, noise and just maintenance. There are so many different types of carpets that you can choose from in order to fit the perfect one in your home. Other than the different types of carpets there are also carpets that come in all different shapes and sized. Carpets may come in wool, silk, woven, knotted, tufted, nylon, polypropylene and polyester. All of these different types of carpet can drastically change an image and how the home looks. It can make the home more pleasant, or just add warmth into the home. Go out to a carpet store and just shop around. Try out different textures and see what would perfectly match your home. Once you are satisfied buy the carpet and have it installed by a professional to make sure that the job is done right.

If you need a deep cleaning contact professional and reputable steam cleaning company to bring the carpets back to life.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Carpet Care tips

1.Vacuum frequently and thoroughly
When vacuuming carpets, it removes soil, which can cause premature wear to the carpet fibers. It also removes any dust or allergens sitting on top of the carpet.
2. Use an entrance mat.- when you have an entrance mat everyone that enters your home can leave their shoes there so they don't track anything into the home
3. In high traffic areas in the home a good idea would be laying down some rugs. This will keep the floor clean and unharmed and will avoid any damage done to it.
4. If anything ever spills onto the carpet make sure to clean it up right away. Make sure to dab the area and then spray a solution to take away the stain. If you are unaware of how to do that, call a professional carpet cleaning company to take care of it.
5. Have your carpets professionally cleaned every 6-12 months. This will remove dirt that your vacuum cant, remove any stains or allergens from the bottom of the carpet, improve indoor quality, and most importantly extend the lifetime of your carpets.
By following these simple steps you can make sure that your carpet will always look fresh, and would be very pleasant to step on. 

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Why professional carpet cleaning companies are important to your carpets life time.

When owning a carpet in your home, it is important to take care of it the way it is supposed to be taken care of. Of course it is always good to vacuum it weekly, remove the stains that you could get out, and make sure not to walk across it with dirty shoes. By doing all this should keep your carpet pretty clean, but we recommend cleaning the carpet professionally at least once a year. Trained, professional carpet cleaners know how to prolong the life expectancy of your carpets and make sure that they will look and smell fresh and like new. They have proper equipment to make sure that all this can be possible. A truck mounted machine is a huge help because it heats the water the its boiling point and gives your carpet a very deep clean to make it look and smell as if it was bought the day before. Most companies know exactly what to do to make sure that your carpet is properly maintained and kept at its peak for as long as possible. Make sure not to leave your carpet dirty for a long period of time, because the stains will seep into it and overtime will be very hard to take out. Whenever you see a stain, dirt, or spots that you can't clean yourself, call a professional carpet cleaning company and they will take care of the problem for you.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

How to preserve the life of your home

Many people love to walk into a house that does not look dirty, smell nice and have a clean carpet. When carpets are dirty it can damage the whole look of the home and not be as pleasant to be in. You can start off by vacuuming at least 3 times a week to make sure that the carpets at least look nice from another point of view. This also helps eliminate anything stuck on the top of the carpets such as dust, dirt, and other particles. Remember that you can never over vacuum your carpet. Another big one is removing shoes when walking inside the house. Many people simply do not want to remove their shoes when inside their homes and this can cause a huge problem. Dirt and other particles can get tracked into the house which will make the carpet that much dirtier a lot faster. It's as simple as walking into your house and taking your shoes off before actually going into the home. All it takes is to purchase a mat or a small rug at the front of your home so that you can take off your shoes when entering. 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Rug cleaning options

There are two different types of options that companies offer when cleaning your rugs. The first option is to clean the rug on site which usually is not the suggested route to take. Cleaners would come in and just steam clean the rug and leave it to dry on site. The second option would be to take the rug to a professional rug cleaning warehouse where they would clean the rugs on site. They make sure to wash it, shampoo it, and take care of it the whole way while it is being cleaned and being dried. They will take the utmost care of your rugs and return it to you whenever the drying process is finished. Make sure to call a professional carpet cleaning company when wanting rug cleaning because it is not recommended to try and clean your rugs yourself. You would not achieve the same result and it would just be a huge hassle for you. 

Monday, 5 October 2015

How should you clean your carpets as a business.

When having a business, the last thing you want are your employees complaining about the working conditions. In order to improve work efficiency and productivity, employees like to be working in a nice, healthy environment. When you have many employees walking on the carpets, this causes the color of the carpets to fade, the style to change and the quality of your carpet go down. This will make the office look dirty which will demote work efficiency and have the employees starting to complain. Not only that, but it  can also be a health hazard as it becomes filled with germs, bacteria and other unpleasant surprises. You also would not want potential customers walking into a dirty office, because that would just make them have a bad first impression. We believe that as an office owner, you should be get  carpet cleaning at least twice a year if not more depending on how many employees you may have. Clean carpets just change the whole look of the office. This would give employees a reason to come to work and not complain and just sit at home calling in sick. Believe it or not many employees hate working in poor conditions. If you would like a free estimate just give vivid cleaning a call and we will come down and give you a free estimate on site with no obligation. 

Friday, 2 October 2015

Why trained carpetcleaning technicians.

When it comes to professional carpet cleaning, training the cleaners matter. Many companies claim that their professionals, but it does not mean that they know what they are doing. Many technicians have been trained on paper, but never really trained in the field. In order to be properly trained in the field, technicians need to go through hands on training and real life experience and jobs. They start off by completing a small amount of jobs and when they are fully trained they go to bigger projects and carpets. It takes a lot of tie and hard work to be fully trained in the industry of carpet cleaning. Many cleaners claim to be trained, but they just go out rent the equipment, use it for a specific job and then return it. These types of cleaners do not really know what they are doing and when asked hard questions they do not know the answers to them. When hiring a professional carpet cleaning company, make sure to ask them specific questions about your carpets and you will be able to tell right away whether or not they know what they are doing and talking about.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Tile and grout cleaning tips

Here are a few tile and grout cleaning tips to have your tiles looking cleaner than before. When cleaning your tiles many people are unaware that regular brushes will not clean the grout lines. Make sure to use a grout brush to clean the grout in between the tiles. Even after a regular tile clean the grout will still be dirty and will not look good. The grout brush will provide a deeper clean into the grout and will look nice. Secondly always make sure to sweep first before cleaning your tiles. Never mop the tiles without sweeping first because all the dirt and dust will end up in you grout lines. Do yourself a favor and start your tile cleaning with a good sweep first. After cleaning the tiles make sure to soak up all of the excess water. If you don't do this the excess water can go into your grout lines and make them look dirty again. It does not have to be totally dry, but dry enough so that there is no excess water on the floor. These can be easily done by using a dry towel and soaking up the water. 

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

How long to wait before your carpets are fully dry. | Carpet cleaning drying time.

Many customers want to have their carpets cleaning, but are hesitant to do so because of the dry time of the carpets or simply a bad experience. If the carpet stays wet for more than 48 hours it starts giving off a bad smell and it is very unpleasant to the home owner. The carpet cleaning companies have to make sure to leave the carpets somewhat dry before they leave the job. They have to set up air movers so that the air gets blown through the room in order to dry the carpet faster. Even before they set up air movers, they have to make sure that they are leaving the carpet dry enough so that it can continue drying over the next hours and can be fully dry in about 2-8 hours. When the carpet is dried properly, it smells amazing, looks amazing and you will not have any problems with it. We at Vivid cleaning know how to do the job right. We will make sure to not leave the job until your carpets are dry enough and we will set up air movers if necessary. We do not like when our customers are unhappy so we make sure that everything is done properly before we leave any of our jobs. 

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

What carpet is best if you have allergies.

Carpets have been the most popular floor covering for many years. People have been using carpets to cover up old flooring, tiles, or just like the feel of a carpet in the home. Carpets feel amazing during cold winter days and feel better than cold tiles any day. One of the problems with carpets is that they contain different materials that some people may be allergic too. So now you ask the question of what  carpet is best for your home? Well let's put it this way. Carpets are not the only cause of allergies in a home. Many people may believe so but it is not true. There are other things that affect allergies in homes such as dogs, people, clothes, smells and natural air movement from the outdoors. These allergens get stuck in the carpet fibers which then goes into the air of your home. There are a couple ways to avoid these problems. Firstly make sure to vacuum your carpet a few times a week. This helps protect it from certain allergens and keeps it clean at the same time. Other than that you can also get your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. This will remove all the allergens and give your home a fresh scent. 

Monday, 21 September 2015

How to extend the life of your carpet.

Here are a few tips and tricks to extend the life of your carpet. First off, you should regularly vacuum your carpet about 2-3 times a week. There may be different types of dirt and dust in the carpet that you are not aware of and will eventually be a pain to clean if you wait too long the vacuum cleaner itself is not that expensive and it takes about 20 minutes to vacuum a carpet properly. 

Another tip is to place a walk off mat at all the entrances in your home. This will prevent any tracking from dirty shoes onto a clean carpet. 

Always remember to clean up spills the moment they happen. Waiting to clean up a spill may result in color change of the carpet, and can eventually be soaked up permanently into the carpet. The best way to clean up a spill is to blot it with water and a dry cloth. 

One of the best tips we can give is to have your carpet cleaned professionally regularly. In high traffic areas, you should be cleaning your carpets every 3-4 months, and in all other areas about once a year. This removes all the soil that is attached in the carpet fibers and makes it look and smell as if it was bought very recently.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Choosing the right carpet cleaning company.

There are many companies that act as though they are professional but do not really know what they are doing. Many companies go to stores such as home depot and rent out the machines which they use to clean your carpets. 

When calling around looking for different carpet cleaning companies make sure to find out what type of equipment they are using. When they come into your home you can tell right away if the machine is rented if it is owned by the company. Ask the company a bunch of different questions about your carpet and you will know right away if they know what they are talking about or if they are just feeding you some information so they can book the job. 

Make sure the inspect one area first before you let them clean the whole carpet. At the end of the day this is your personal choice, but you can just follow these simple steps to determine whether or not you would want to hire that specific company.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Dry carpet cleaning vs. Steam cleaning.

There are two different methods of carpet cleaning that many people are aware about and should get done throughout the year. The first method is dry carpet cleaning. Dry foam shampoo is when you take a low moisture shampoo foam which is whipped around by a reel brush and scrubbed into the carpet. A dry vacuum then removes the shampoo residue and makes sure it does not spoil.

Steam cleaning is a whole different process which is more efficient and works better. This is performed using a truck mounted machine that can heat up the water to boiling temperatures. There is a hose that is attached to the truck mounted machine which is used in the home. Solutions is mixed with boiling water and your carpet is steam cleaned. This takes out all the dirt and grime from your carpet and it ends up looking as if it was bought the day before. It takes a couple hours for the carpet to dry so make sure not to walk on it after the job is finished. 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Basic steps to clean your dorm room after moving out.

You have finished all of your assignments and exams and it is time to move out of your dorm room. Although you are extremely happy about finishing up, there are still a couple things left to do in order to make sure that your deposit won't be held when moving out of your dorm room. 

Before starting to clean up your room, pack up your things to make it easier to move around and clean up. Dust all of the surfaces in your room, making sure not to miss out the dresser or the closet. Next, wipe down all the surfaces in your room. Use an all purpose cleaner to wipe down these surfaces with a paper towel or rag. Make sure you really scrub off any dry stains of the surfaces. Next clean the floor in your room if it is not carpeted because that is the first thing people notice in a small room. 

If you have a carpet make sure to clean carpets before you move out. Any bigger stains will be taken care by the residence, but make sure to vacuum it before moving out. This will make the managers of the residence happy and they will make sure that your deposit is back in your hands in about a month's' time after moving out. By following these specific steps, you can have a clean dorm room after moving out with no further problems or extra charges. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Top 3 reasons why to hire end of lease cleaners.

Reasons why to hire end of lease cleaners.

1.      This isn't your regular weekly cleaning. These cleaners will clean every surface in your home. Every surface, every area, every spot will be cleaned so that your place looks spotless when it comes to giving you keys back to your landlord.

2.      These types of cleaners are experts in this field. They know how to get out tough stains, and will clean every part of the place not missing anything. They will clean the places that you have missed to clean all year and will make sure that the job is done properly before the leave.

3.      Cleaning takes a lot of energy so therefore, leave it up to the professional cleaners to take care of all these problems.

Basically anything that needs to be scrubbed, mopped, wiped and shined will be taken care of when you hire a professional cleaning company. Dust, dirt, and grime gets embedded into the carpets and certain areas and you will not know how to take it out unless you have the right tools. Just call a professional carpet cleaning company and watch the magic happen.

Monday, 14 September 2015

How to care for your wool carpet.

When owning a carpet, understanding how to properly take care of it and maintain it is the first step in having clean carpets. When there are different spills on it, dirt, dust, stains, grime and everything else that goes wrong with carpets, you always need to understand what it takes to have it clean again. 

When it comes to wool carpets, dirt tends to sit on top of it so periodically vacuuming it, is a good start. This often prevents the dirt from embedding into the actual carpet. 

While vacuuming your carpet will keep it clean, deep cleaning it about once a year will prevent dirt from actually settling into the core of the carpet. 

Although wool carpets are usually stronger than most other carpets, it still needs the care you would give to any other carpet. Making sure that it is clean, professionally steam cleaning it about once a year, and constant small care for it will keep it clean and prolong its lifetime for quite some time. 

Wool carpets are great for rooms that are dirtier than others. Rooms such as the front of your house or the back where you step in with shoes and track dirt. Make sure when cleaning the carpet, avoid scrubbing the area which is dirty, because it will distress the threads and create fuzzy patches throughout the carpet.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Some tips to prepare your house for sale.

Some tips to prepare your house for sale.

1. Make sure to clean everything in your house from top to bottom. Don't let any smell be in your house. Make sure to dust on top of the fireplace and any other hard to reach areas. On the day of the showing make sure to not cook anything with any specific smells so that people don't leave. Some buyers do not like walking into a home with any specific smells.

2. When you have your showing make sure to clean out all of the clutter so you maximize as much space as possible. People like to see how big the actual house is and they wont be able too with your stuff all around the house.

3. If the paint is crusty or anything is on the paint, repaint the house so it looks more fresh when it comes inside.

4. When selling your house make sure to keep the decor simple and nothing biased. Just keep it too the point. Get rid of any over the top decor that some buyers may not like.

5. Get rid of any bulky furniture so that the rooms look more spacious. Open up all the windows and shades so that natural air and light can come into the house.

6. In general, just make your house look more spacious and presentable. Clean up all the dust,get professional carpet cleaning services,  get rid of the spider webs and just make it look presentable. Treat all your guest to a little snack because something small goes a long way.

7. If you want to go a step further you can boost your curb appeal. Cut the grass and plant some flowers in the front. Have some flower pots outside too to make it look even nicer and cleaner.

Monday, 10 August 2015

How to hand wash a car

How to hand wash a car

1. Make sure to park the car out of direct sunlight. This makes the water dry to early and leave spots on the car

2. Put everything in order of which you are going to use when washing the car

3. Get a bucket and fill it with water. Mix in the car wash soap as directed on the bottle.

4. Fill another bucket with plain water

5. Make sure all of the windows in the car are closed

6. Before rubbing anything on the car, hose it off for any excess dirt.

7. Pull the windshield wipers away from the windshield.

8. Soak a large sponge in the mixed solution. Then start washing the car section by section, not to get confused in which section you cleaned first.

9. Don’t wash the whole car at once. Clean one section and hose it off so that the soap does not dry on the car.

10. Clean section by section, but make sure to keep the car wet the whole time before drying it by hand. This will prevent water from drying onto the car.

11. Just do this for the whole car and your car should come out very clean.

If you want to save time call a mobile pressure-washing or steam cleaning company.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

How to clean copper

How to clean copper
There are many ways to clean copper but if you follow these specific steps you should be able to clean it without any issues

Method 1- Salt and Vinegar Method

1. Mix a combination of salt and vinegar into a cup

2. Pour it all over the dirty copper

3. Rub in the solution all around the copper and keep rubbing for a minute

4. Rinse of all of the solution

5. Polish the copper with a dry clean, soft

Method 2 Lemon/Lime Method

1. Cut 2 lemons or limes into halves

2. Take one of the halves and rub it all over the copper

3. Rinse off the copper under cold running water

4. Wipe off with a clean dry cloth

Friday, 7 August 2015

How to clean suede at home.

How to clean suede at home.
It is very easy to ruin suede rather than clean it. When water touches suede it basically ruins it. You need to take extra precaution when cleaning suede to make sure that you don't ruin it.

1. Take the suede and rub it with a clean bath towel. This bring up all the dirt from underneath the suede.

2. When you see any stains, take a dry eraser and try to rub off all the stains. This will not damage the suede but it will prepare it to be cleaned.

3. Pour some white vinegar onto a towel and damp it on the material. Let it sit and dry. After it drys, the suede will smell of vinegar for a bit but the smell will go away after a few hours.

4. If there is any lumps dirt, or scuff marks on the suede, you can use a finger nail file to get it off. Just make sure to be gentle because it can damage the suede if you rub too hard.

5. If you are cleaning suede shoes, the last step is to use a wire suede brush to brush off anything excess off the show.

If you need a deep cleaning contact professional steam cleaning company, to bring the furniture beck to life.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

How to Clean leather

How to Clean leather
Leather is expensive and no one wants to throw it out if it has any damage. There is a simple in house way of cleaning leather and making it look fresh again. The steps are as following:

1. When buying the supplies make sure that it is specifically for the type of leather that you have. You wont want to buy something and then have to return it because it wont do anything.

2. Get a rag and damp it. Then apply a little bit of soap to the rag and rub it in.

3. Rub the leather in any spot that you want to be cleaned. Make sure not to over apply the soap on the rag because it will leave dry soap marks on the leather.

4. Take a dry cloth and clean the soap off the leather. Then dampen it into water and take off the soap.

5. Take another rag and dry off the water but don’t push too hard because it may leave slight scratches in the leather.

6. After everything is dry condition the leather to make it look shiny and smooth. The soap removed all of the natural oils so you want to condition it to give the oils back

Are you looking for furniture steam cleaning company ? Call Vivid Cleaning.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

How to Clean Pet Urine off a carpet

How to Clean Pet Urine off a carpet

1. Before cleaning anything, make sure to soak up as much of the urine up as possible. You can either use newspaper or dry paper towels. The more you soak up the better it will be for the clean. Just place a thick layer of paper towels or newspapers down and just keep stepping on that specific spot to soak up the urine.

2. Keep stepping on the area multiple times until the area is barely damp

3. If you want to remove the smell, you can put vinegar onto a cloth and just blot it in the area. Let the vinegar dry out and the smell will eventually go away.

4. Make sure to let the area dry out before stepping on it with wet socks or flip flops, because not only will it make your feet wet, but it will also leave other spots on your carpet.

If you are unable to clean it yourself contact a professional carpet cleaning company .

Friday, 24 July 2015

How to Clean Gold. Gold Cleaning DIY

How to Clean Gold

Pour a few drops of liquid detergent into a bowl of warm water. Mix it gently so that the water does not spill. Make sure to mix all of the detergent. Don’t use hot or boiling water because it may crack some precious stones such as opals.

Soak the gold jewellery in your home made solution. Soak it in the water for about 15 minutes. While the jewellery is soaking, the water will go into the cracks so that it cleans hard to reach areas.

Gently scrub the toothbrush with a soft bristle toothbrush. Make sure to scrub each piece individually, paying very close attention to the small places where dirt might be hidden.  Using a soft brush is important because a hard brush may scratch the gold. If the piece is gold plated, stiff bristles may take the whole layer off entirely.

Rinse each piece of gold in warm running water. A solid rinsing will help remove all the lingering dirt that’s been loosened by your brush.

Blot dry the jewellery with a soft cloth. After drying it, let the gold air dry before wearing it again. If you put on wet jewellery it can irritate your skin leading to a minor rash. 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

How to Clean Silver. DIY

How to Clean Silver.

If your silver is dirty, surprisingly ketchup can help. Put a little on some paper towel and soak it in the ketchup. After letting it soak, gently rub the ketchup over the piece of jewellery. Run the piece under water after to take off the smell of ketchup. Dab it in a cloth and let it air dry.

Apply the corn starch on the piece of jewellery with a damp cloth, let it dry and then use a mildly abrasive piece of cloth such as a rough towel. If you don't have anymore corn start you can substitute it with some cream of tartar.

Hand sanitizer not only is great for fighting germs, but it's also a great silver polisher. Just squirt a few drops on a soft cloth and just rub away the spots to make it shiny again.

Using toothpaste is probably the best way of making clean silver clean. Put a little bit of toothpaste on a cloth and start rubbing the silver. Rinse it and then do the same thing again. Once you rinse it off a second time the silver will be nice and shiny again. 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

How to clean a BBQ - After each use

How to clean a BBQ after each use 

If you feel as though your BBQ will not be clean after using the heat from it to clean it after use you can use some vegetable oil. Just spray some oil onto the BBQ and use a wire brush to scrape it.

If there is a button on your BBQ that has a clean setting you can use that to clean your BBQ. This setting doesn't really clean the actual BBQ is actually just burns all the extra fat and food that fell to the bottom of it.

Make sure to disconnect or turning off the gas before cleaning the inside of the BBQ.

When the cooking grates are cool enough to handle, lift them up and put them on the side. Use a wire brush to remove all of the food particles and grease from them.

Clean the barriers above the burners. This may have some pieces of food and extra fat that is splashed off. Use a wire brush and a cloth to clean it.

Wipe everything down with a clean rag so that nothing is left. The BBQ will look clean every time.

If you needs professional high pressure Steam Cleaning services contact Vivid Cleaning.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Some trick and hints to clean your bathtub.

Some trick and hints to clean your bathtub.

After a long day of work, some people want to just come home, relax and just soak in the bathtub. When you see a dirty bathtub, even after a long day you probably won't want to get in it. These bathtubs usually attract soap scum, mildew, and grime. The biggest thing it attracts is those pesky stains. Luckily with a few simple ingredients you can make your bathtub look new again.

Firstly, just some basic maintenance. After taking a bath or a shower, rinse the actual tub with warm water, and wipe away the excess moisture with a squeegee cloth.

If you want a deeper clean, pull out the handy dandy white vinegar. Fill a spray bottle with half vinegar and half water. Spray the whole tub surface and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Take a microfiber cloth and just rub it down. Rinse the tub with water again and it should look very clean.

To remove tougher stains, make a paste, which includes half hydrogen peroxide and half baking soda. Rub the paste on the stain and let is sit there for 30 minutes and then wipe away and rinse. If the stain is not fully gone you can repeat the process.

When treating rust stains, you can use a paste of borax powder and some lemon juice. Sprinkle the stain with borax juice and then use the half of the lemon to wipe of the powder off the stain. Keep rubbing until it turns into a paste. Let the paste stand for about 15 minutes and then wipe and rinse.  

If Your washroom needs complete tile and grout restoration contact Vivid Cleaning.

Monday, 20 July 2015

How to clean a BBQ - Beginning and the end of a BBQ season.

How to clean BBQ at the beginning and the end of a season.

  • Disconnect all of the gas connections
  • Lift out all of the grill parts layer by layer.
  • Clean the metal plates of the BBQ. Use the wire brush to clean off all of the food particles that were left from the last year or the current year that you were using the barbeque with.
  • Next, dab a cloth in soapy water and clean all of the cooking grates.  Remove all of the particles that are left on the grate, and the heat up your BBQ. Let the barbeque burn off all of the excess food.
  • Put all of the grill parts back, reconnect your gas line and cover the barbeque. 
If you needs professional Steam Cleaning Call Vivid Cleaning.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Choosing the Best Carpet Cleaning Company

Choosing the Best Carpet Cleaning Company

A house should be the place where you can rest from all the daily routine in the office or any work somewhere else. For some people, the only time they can spend the entire day in home is weekend. The problem is that any place requires regular cleaning, and spending a day only to clean your carpet is not the kind of relaxing activity you want, and this is where a carpet cleaning service comes in. Not all services are made equal, so here are some things you should consider before you rush to your phone and make the call.

1. Professionalism

It is difficult to figure out whether or not certain carpet cleaning company has the required professionalism. One of the easiest ways to find out is to read online reviews about the company, if available. You can also ask recommendations from your friends who have hired cleaning services before. Professionalism is often determined by how well the company does its job, but this factor is also affected by punctuality. In some cases, you may need to leave the house and come back several hours later. If the company has scheduled to clean your house within certain hours, you have to make sure that the company will get the job done as per the decided time.

2. Insured

Another important thing is that you only hire a carpet cleaning company which is insured. This is to prevent unnecessary financial loss or responsibility in case the cleaning operator gets hurt while he/she is doing cleaning job in your property. If the operator gets hurt, the claim will go to the company’s insurance.

3. Equipment

Before you hire a company, please ask questions about what equipment they use, because there are some companies that do not own a proper equipment. Sometimes they might arrive with  cheap rental equipment. The better choice is certainly the company which brings its own commercial-grade high-performance carpet cleaning equipment.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Cleaning Your Laptop Screen with Household Products

Cleaning Your Laptop Screen with Household Products

Laptop screen, even when you have never touched it, tends to collect dust and even food particles. After a while, your screen may look smudged, making pictures and videos appear blurry. There are plenty of cleaning solutions manufactured specifically to clean laptop or computer screen, but you can always use household products such as white vinegar and water to clean the screen right away. Follow these steps to clean your laptop screen properly.
1.      Turn of your laptop

The first thing to do is turn off your monitor; it will be even better if you turn off your laptop. This is probably not necessary, but it is good to minimize the risk of electric shock. Cleaning the screen involves water, so better safe than sorry.

2.      Cleaning Solution

In most cases, water can be used to clean laptop screen. Make sure to use a microfiber cloth instead of paper towel or toilet paper. Microfiber cloth is very smooth that it will not scratch your screen roughly. Dampen the cloth with water; do not soak the cloth because you don’t want any drip of water falling into your laptop keyboard while you are cleaning the screen.

If water does not get the job done because your screen is too dirty, you may want to use a cleaning solution consisting of a mix of distilled water and white vinegar in 1:1 ratio. Do not use ammonia or alcohol-based cleaners since they can ruin LCD screen. If you decide to use a spray bottle to contain the mixture, please remember that you should not spray the solution directly to the screen. Doing so may allow excess of cleaning solution to slip through the bezel or keyboard and there is a risk of electric shock when you turn on the laptop. Instead, spray the solution to the microfiber cloth and wipe your screen in circular motion.

3.      Repeat

It may take several passes to clean smudgy screen, but your screen will not get damaged as long as you keep it gentle. Pressing too hard may damage your screen. To make sure you do every circular motion effectively, re-spray the cloth if necessary.

Do not use glass cleaner

There are many cleaning solutions readily available. If you need to use any of those, please read the ingredients and avoid everything that contains alcohol, bleach, or ammonia. They may work well for glass materials, but they are not intended to clean laptop screen.