What You Need to Look Out For as a Pet Owner

What You Need to Look Out For as a Pet Owner   We love our dogs and our dogs love summer time - plenty of walks, trips to the woods or the beach, and lots of rolling around in the grass!  We won’t be getting much rain this summer, but wet, muddy paw prints aren’t the only thing you should worry about the pets dragging in!  Allergens and bacteria Like we said, our furry friends love to roll around and frolic - on the grass, under trees and in bushes! They have lots of fun, but they usually end up [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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|