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How To
29 April 2014

Checklist for cleaning a rental property

Moving out of a rental property and need to get your bond back? It is critical that you thoroughly clean the entire property to ensure your best chances of success. Here are our tips to tackling the ‘big clean’. If you have read our previous article, ‘What is the definition of clean’, you’ll know that […]

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News
2 April 2014

5 questions you should always ask a carpet cleaning company

5 questions you should always ask a carpet cleaning company (and 5 questions a carpet cleaner should be asking you) 1. Will you provide a quote in writing prior to commencement of any work? A quote should always include price, a scope of works, a work guarantee including conditions, reference to appropriate insurances, and should […]

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Tips
31 March 2014

Is your carpet really clean?

When it comes to carpet cleaning, there’s clean and there’s really clean. Many cleaning methods leave the carpet looking clean, but in fact there can still be many nasties left behind that you just can’t see if the clean was just superficial. A superficial clean (that is where the top of the ‘face fibre’ is […]

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How To
28 March 2014

How to treat mould on carpets

Elite’s Steve Dury talks about how best to treat mould. For mould to grow it needs a water source, a source of food, some warmth and a surface to grow on.

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News
4 March 2014

What is the definition of ‘clean’?

What is the definition of ‘clean’? If you’re a parent you’ll be well aware of the difference of opinion between young (or maybe not so young) children and grown ups about what constitutes ‘clean’, especially when it comes to clothes, bedrooms and cutlery and crockery. By the same token though, you might expect that adults […]

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How To
4 March 2014

Candle wax, shoes, plus what you might find under your carpet

Removing Candle Wax from Carpet We hope you found our recent short series on dealing with spills useful. The one common problem we didn’t cover was how to get candle wax out of carpets. Here’s our recommendation… get as much of the dried wax off the carpet with a table knife, being careful if you […]

How To
24 January 2014

Removing grease or oil from carpet

Removing Grease or Oil From Carpet What you need… Paper Towel or White Cotton Cloth Dry Cleaning Fluid (White Spirit) Water Wool Detergent (eg. Softly) Vinegar Phone The Process… Blot or gently scrape up as much of the stain as you can. After you finish blotting, apply a small amount of dry cleaning fluid to […]

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How To
24 January 2014

How to remove fruit juice stains from carpet

Elite gets called in for all sorts of emergency cleaning jobs. We do our best to get to our customers as soon as we can and most of the time we can fix the problem, but we thought you might appreciate a few tips on dealing with the commonest of issues. In this series of […]

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News
15 January 2014

How to remove red wine and/or blood from carpet

Elite gets called in for all sorts of emergency carpet cleaning jobs. We do our best to get to our customers as soon as we can and most of the time we can fix the problem, but we thought you might appreciate a few tips on dealing with the commonest of issues. In this series […]