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Protecting Your Carpets in Summer: How to Keep Them Clean

Protecting Your Carpets in Summer: How to Keep Them Clean It’s that time of year again and summer has finally rolled around. Barbecues, beach days, kids playing out and plenty of dog walking. We all enjoy a bit of fun in the sun – our carpets? Not so much! They have to fight off dust, dirt, grime and sneaky houseguests like bacteria. Summer is also prime time for mould growth in carpets! So how do you keep your carpets clean and protected in summer? 1. Vacuum regularly It goes without saying that vacuuming your carpets frequently is a must in [...]

By |June 21st, 2022|Blog, Carpet Cleaning, News|

How to Identify Mould Growth in Carpets

How to Identify Mould Growth in Carpets Carpets make our homes feel cosy, warm and inviting. They typically don’t require much upkeep, but the biggest downside to carpet is the susceptibility to mould growth – and nobody likes the idea of walking on carpet when there’s something nasty lingering underneath. So how can you spot mould growth in your carpets? How can you prevent it? How does mould grow on carpets? Mould growth is a nightmare in any home. It smells odd, it can be difficult to remove and it can cause health problems in the long term. Household members [...]

How to Clean Slate Flooring

How to Clean Slate Flooring Slate flooring is a highly popular natural stone tile, and it is easy to see why! It provides a warm, unique and beautifully rustic appearance to the home. Like all natural stone flooring, you should clean and seal slate tiles regularly to maintain their properties. If you’re going to be shelling out for slate flooring anytime soon, you will want to know how to keep it looking its very best! How to Clean Stains on Slate Flooring Mix a small amount of rubbing alcohol, approximately 120ml, with water Dampen a cloth and wipe at the [...]

By |April 22nd, 2022|Blog, News|

Hardstone vs. Vinyl – What You Need to Know

Hardstone vs Vinyl flooring – What You Need to Know Picking new flooring for your home can seem impossible! These days we have so much choice it’s overwhelming. Which type of flooring is the easiest to clean? Which are most suitable for homes with pets and children? What do I need to do to keep them looking their best? There’s so much to consider that we’ve compiled a basic cheat sheet to help you choose the next look for your home! Vinyl Flooring There are two main types of vinyl flooring – Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) and vinyl roll. LVT [...]

By |March 23rd, 2022|Blog, News|

The Top Benefits of Cleaning Your Upholstery

The Top Benefits of Cleaning Your Upholstery Upholstered furniture is the cosy backbone of a home. We curl up in our favourite chair with a hot drink and biscuit, we collapse on the sofa after a long day at work, maybe even cosy up and have a cuddle with the pets. Running the vacuum through the house and over the carpets is a day-to-day task for most of us, but we tend to neglect our lovely sofas and chairs.  What are the top benefits of cleaning your upholstery? Aesthetics Shallow as it may seem, aesthetics are important in the home! [...]

By |February 17th, 2022|Blog, News, Upholstery Cleaning|

How to keep marble floors clean

How to keep marble floors clean Marble floors make a stunning feature in any room. They bring a shiny, modern feel to the home and they are sure to pull in a compliment or two! As beautiful as marble tiles are, they can be tricky to clean if you are unsure of the right process and we know it can be frustrating scrubbing away at one stain without result. We don’t want to cause any damage to those lovely (and quite pricey!) marble tiles, so we thought we’d clue you in below! Why does marble stain so easily? Marble is [...]

Why you should invest in carpet protectant before Christmas

Why you should invest in carpet protectants before Christmas Christmas is upon us and we are always told that it is the most wonderful time of the year…it’s not so wonderful for our carpets though! Glasses of wine being poured and spilled (which we have some handy tips to deal with HERE on our blog), high foot traffic from visitors and family members, wrapping paper is strewn about the living room, not to mention the tree that has lived in a dusty attic or cupboard all year… There’s nothing better than a fresh, clean carpet and the peace of mind [...]

WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN A STEAM CLEANER – THE LONG-TERM BENEFITS

WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN A STEAM CLEANER – THE LONG-TERM BENEFITS Vacuum cleaners have been one of our handiest cleaning tools since the early 1900s. We take them out of the cupboard, run them over the carpets and put them away again, feeling pleased with ourselves for being productive and completing a chore for the day. They are effective at removing dirt and dust from our carpets when kept in good condition (find some handy advice on how to keep your vac in top shape HERE on our blog),  but when it comes to a deep clean they can’t [...]

By |November 21st, 2021|Blog|

WATER DAMAGED CARPETS – KNOWING HOW AND WHEN TO CLEAN WATER STAINS

WATER DAMAGED CARPETS – KNOWING HOW AND WHEN TO CLEAN WATER STAINS Carpets are a wonderful addition to any space, they make us feel warm and cosy but any unsightly stains or unpleasant odours can ruin the feel of your home. Water damaged carpets can be tricky to deal with, when water is spilt onto a carpet it lifts unseen dirt and grime to the top along with sediments in the water and it leaves a stain behind as it dries. The first thing you should do when planning to remove a water stain is to find the source of [...]

CARPET CLEANING: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

CARPET CLEANING: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR We all love a good bargain. The rise of online shopping and price comparison websites means we all get to enjoy the best deals on popular products, seeking out the cheapest prices to avoid paying over the odds. When you buy a branded product at a good price, you know that you will have the option to return it if fails to meet expectations. However, when it comes to cheap carpet cleaning services, the situation is not so clear-cut. Many homeowners and tenants make the mistake of using a cheap carpet cleaning [...]

How to maintain your carpets after a professional cleaning

How to maintain your carpets after a professional cleaning  You’ve had your carpets professionally cleaned, so now what?   It's important to maintain the cleanliness of your carpets up until your next scheduled clean. Not only will this benefit your health and indoor air quality, but it will also extend the life of your carpet. Here at XL Cleaners, we want you to get the most out  of our services and have put together some handy tips below to help you keep your carpets clean until you have them professionally cleaned again: Wait before moving furniture back into place Keep off [...]

HOW TO KEEP YOUR VACUUM CLEANER IN TIP TOP CONDITION

HOW TO KEEP YOUR VACUUM CLEANER IN TIP-TOP CONDITION Seen as the humble vacuum cleaner is the main tool used for keeping our carpets and rugs clean in the home, we thought we would share some of our top tips on how to keep your vacuum cleaner in tip-top condition. Here goes:    1. Replace the bag This seems obvious but one of the biggest mistakes people make is forgetting to replace the bag. This must be done on a regular basis, not just when the bag is 100% full.  Vacuum cleaners work best when the bag is up to [...]

THE KEY BENEFITS OF HAVING YOUR LUXURY HARD FLOORING PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED

THE KEY BENEFITS  OF HAVING YOUR LUXURY HARD FLOORING PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED Having invested in luxury hard flooring in your home or commercial premises, you now want to protect your investment by effectively cleaning it without causing any damage. Many people assume that keeping a luxury hard floor clean and sparkling is easy, that it can withstand vigorous scrubbing, but this is not always the case.  Some hard floors require special attention when cleaning. For instance, you could end up leaving unsightly markings on them, using the wrong chemicals, which can cause damage to the flooring itself. For these reasons we [...]

Why XL Cleaners are Liverpool’s leading Hard Floor Cleaning Specialists

Why XL Cleaners are Liverpool’s leading Karndean and Amtico Floor Cleaning Specialists So, you’ve invested in a Karndean or Amtico flooring and you have noticed it is starting to look a bit dull, losing its glossy expensive-looking shine. You’ve discovered that mopping will only get you so far and now your luxury vinyl flooring is looking dark and lifeless, not the look you were going for when you made that investment. What do you do? You contact us at XL Cleaners, Liverpool’s leading hard floor cleaning and restoration specialists. We are proud to be known as the number one Karndean [...]

JUST HOW DIRTY ARE CARPETS? AND WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?

JUST HOW DIRTY ARE CARPETS? AND WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT? Do you know just how dirty your carpets are? If you really knew the kind of nasties that are living in your carpet rent-free, you would probably start a deep clean right this minute. No matter how often we hoover or disinfect our carpets and rugs, the fact is they are a breeding ground for all sorts of germs and bacteria, not just in the home but the workplace too! A study has shown that around 75% of people walk on a carpet with dirty shoes. That is [...]

By |April 16th, 2021|Blog|

BEST METHOD FOR REMOVING MUD FROM YOUR CARPETS

BEST METHOD FOR REMOVING MUD FROM YOUR CARPETS   It rains on an average of 133 days of the year in the UK, so is it any wonder we have a problem with mud on our carpets.  We love our children and pets, but they are the biggest offenders when it comes to traipsing mud in from the outdoors. We’ve all had that internal panic when you see fresh mud on the carpet and the urge to aggressively rub it all away, only to find that this actually makes matters much worse. We have taken a look at all the [...]

By |March 15th, 2021|Blog, Carpet Cleaning, News|

CAN I HAVE MY CARPETS CLEANED DURING LOCKDOWN?

CAN I HAVE MY CARPETS CLEANED DURING LOCKDOWN? Many of us struggle with the work-life balance as it is, add a lockdown into the mix, things can become pretty stressful.  With everyone spending more and more time at home, it being the winter months when there is a lot more mud, dirt, and grime around, having your carpets professionally cleaned will feel like it’s needed more than ever. The question is can you have your carpets professionally cleaned during a lockdown? In short, the answer is yes. As we all know England must now operate within a nationwide lockdown system [...]

By |February 16th, 2021|Blog, Carpet Cleaning|

Why Should I Have My Carpets and Upholstery Cleaned in Winter?

With the nights drawing in and the winter months upon us, we tend to want to hibernate, close the windows and turn on the heating.  This year with the current pandemic we are being asked to stay indoors more than ever before. So, the question is should I have my carpets and upholstery cleaned in winter? Many of us will probably be thinking of delaying the carpet cleaning until spring arrives, however you may want to think again.  There are many valid reasons to have your carpets and upholstery cleaned this winter. The main one being those wet and muddy [...]

How Best to Remove Paint Stains From Carpets

You’ve spilt paint on your nice new carpet and your first thought is to panic.  Don’t all is not lost.  In this months blog, we are going to take you through the different ways on how to best remove paint stains from your carpets. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how to clean paint stains lets start with some basics about the types of paint and how to dissolve them. This will depend on their ingredients. Most paints have three main components, which are: a pigment, a binder, and a solvent. Sometimes an additive is included to improve the [...]

By |October 14th, 2020|Blog, Carpet Cleaning|

Top Carpet Cleaning Tips All Pet Owners Will Want to Know

Being a nation of animal lovers, we all know just how much joy and happiness our pets bring into our lives and homes.  We also know the struggle we have with them from time to time keeping our homes clean. No matter how well trained or well mannered our pets are, accidents will happen, its all just a matter of time. A lot of pet owners find themselves stressed out trying to keep on top of the additional cleaning needed, especially when we bring home a puppy, from muddy paws and pet hair to emergency messes. We have put together [...]