Sunday, 28 June 2015

Carpet Moth Removal

If you suddenly notice small balding patches on the edges or corners of your carpets there is a pretty good chance you have an infestation of carpet moths.

This can be a major problem as the female carpet moth can lay around 300 eggs in her short adult life and this infestation can very quickly get out of hand. 

The female carpet moth lays its eggs in quieter, darker and undisturbed areas of carpets and rugs where 4 - 10 days later they will hatch. 

The larvae can live for up to two years which accounts for continue damage as they eat through the winter months. 

The organic way to get rid of carpet moths is as follows:

❂ Thoroughly vacuum carpets, especially under furniture and clean along skirting boards and the areas you have seen on the carpets which are balding.

❂ Get your carpets professionally industrially shampoo cleaned so as to kill the larvae and the eggs.

❂ Continue to vacuum and place moth traps in the affected areas so as to break the cycle by killing the adults. 

❂ If you want to go down the chemical route you can also  spray with special moth insecticides which can be googled. 

For more information please contact All Care Cleaning Services who are the experts in carpet cleaning. .....Of course.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Dust mites in your carpets

The dust mite is part of the spider and scorpion family and they generally have 8 legs.
Dust mites will make their homes in mattresses, pillows, blankets, quilts, curtains, carpets and fabric covered furniture.

The more these items come in contact with people, the more likely dust mites will be present and be able to survive.

Bleurgh!

Whether you like it or not dust mites are present in every home and year round...

These not so cuddly animals can cause allergic reactions and asthma so it is generally a good idea to get rid of them. Here are a few tips in regards to cleaning:

✵ Wash your sheets, pillows and blankets in very hot water regularly.

✵ Clean carpets and curtains. These items should be dusted and vacuumed and occasionally professionally cleaned to remove dust and dirt kept within them.

✵ Clean flooring using a damp mop or rag to remove dust. Never use a dry cloth or broom as this just stirs up dust mite allergens. 

So basically if you feel like your house is very dusty and you are getting allergic reactions to the dust please do not hesitate to call in the professionals, (meaning us All Care Cleaning Services), to completely clean your house top to bottom.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Sundays

Just to let you in on a big secret:
We also work Saturdays and Sundays,
no extra charge. 
Might come in handy if you are busy the rest of the week.
Why not book us in for a Sunday clean up, go out, have that great cup of coffee at the new cafe and come back a few hours later with your house all cleaned up. 

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Vomit stains

Unfortunately we have all seen these stains and in some cases we may have actually caused them ourselves.....when we were younger of course....baby vomit stains.

It is important to know how to remove these vomit stains from carpets, rugs, clothing etc.


Remove as much of the vomit stain as possible by using a spoon or a dull knife. Blot up as much of the stain as possible with white paper towels.

Neutralise by spraying the affected area with the ammonia solution, (1 tablespoon of clear household ammonia and  1/2 cup water). Care should be taken to remove all protein matter. Blot any excess moisture.

Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make a detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of a hand dish washing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 quart of water). Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If spot is being removed continue applying detergent and blotting with a white paper towel.

Rinse with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove excess moisture.

Spray lightly with water, do not blot this time. Apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry. If there are still some stains on the carpet and blotting is not removing it then moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for 1 hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free.

If that does not work, call in the experts at All Care Cleaning Services, if you live in the London area that is.