Thursday, October 20, 2016

Upholstery Cleaning - Fabric cleaning can be tricky get the professionals

Cleaning the many different upholstery fibres is a professionals job. 

 A plush velvet synthetic fibre will respond to correct chemical choice. The chemical PH, type of fibre , the usage and type of spills on the upholstery.

The correct equipment, training and type of cleaning solution, needs to be selected to get the best result.

A strong Cotton fibre can last the test of time and is worth spending a few more dollars on for an easy to clean long lasting fabric. The question would be for what purpose? This will last for years and years in a domsetic home where the traffic is not too heavy, but is a family of 5 with pets every day use, a darker colour would need to be chosen.

This Hemp fabric should go in the "good Good" room that rarely sees spills, stains or people. Hemp like viscose does not like liquid spills. Clean up immediately and dry or the fabric will be damaged.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Caring for my rug carpet couch curtains

How should I be Caring for my rug carpet couch curtains ?

There are many reasons we get our precious items cleaned

- A rug or carpet looks dirty
-  A couch has marks and stains on it.
- The office smells "musky"
- We have pets in our house 
- I want the curtains clean they are very dusty
- I have a vomit stain or pet wee wee.
- The room smells mouldy
- I have friends coming over
- The mother in law is staying 

 No matter what the reason all Rugs, Carpets , Couches and curtains need a little maintenance, some need every 4-6 months others every 1-2 years.

Maintenance consists of the following :
- Vacuuming
- Spot cleaning
- Wipe over
- Spraying a deodorant
- Cleaning and restoring your fiber


A thorough vacuum(45-60mins  can be performed weekly with spot cleaning, alight vacuum can be done in between(15mins).
Wipe over your couches with a damp micro fibre cloth once a week, add some vinegar 2 - 4 tablespoons to your warm water.
Spray a "Glen-20" type product to neutralise odours, if it does not work you need to call Able Carpet Care to clean your fibres.
Clean and restore your fibres on a regular routine, Winter or Summer, your house will be cleaner and your fibres last longer.
If you have a spot from Urine or Vomit, treat while fresh to get best results do not leave it.
Any water leaks that you can usually smell a musky or mould odour call Able Carpet Care  to dry and fix the area so your family and friends are no breathing in toxic gases.

Monday, April 11, 2016

When do I clean my home or office

Cleaning Your Home or Office 

Should be done on regular basis, a carpet, rug or lounge suite has a build up dirt, stains dust and insects. If this in not removed it can become a problem reducing your fabric life.
- Mould and Mildew can begin growing causing health problems such as asthma, sneezing, Itching, runny nose, etc.
- Stains make you fabric look dirty and undesirable to sit on, your friends and family will not feel happy in an environment that is not clean.
- Soil scratches away, cutting or permanently staining fibres. This will reduce the life of you precious rug, carpet or lounge suite you will pay many $,000 of dollars to replace your item.

 Create a healthier Home or work place, clean you Rugs, Carpets, Upholstery, Curtains or hard surface floors regularly. You will be happier in a cleaner environment, your home or work will sparkle. Call Able Carpet Care today.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Spot Cleaning your carpets it a little like peeling an onion.

 A Spot or stain(S/S) on your carpet, rug curtain or Upholstery is just like an onion. There is particles in the S/S in the manufacture or particles that exist from the environment, let me give you some examples.

- oil is used to create a lot of foods we consume

- Trans Fats

- food colourings   

- Sweeteners

- Sodium

- Iodine fortification

- folic acids 

The environment of your carpet, rug, upholstery or curtain needs to be understood. 

- Pollution

- Pets

- Excessive cooking with oil creates a layer on the fibres

- Soil walked in from outside 

- Workers clothes who works in or near earth

So a Spot or Stain is not as simple one solution clean up in many instances it has many layers like an Onion that need to be removed. If the wrong layer is treated with an incorrect chemical, it may lock it into the fibre. Choosing a trained technician to clean or spot clean your fibres will reduce the chances of this occurring.   

Monday, November 09, 2015

Red Wine spill Carpet Chair or Rug. How to clean or who do i call ?

Wine Spills in your home look terrible and can be fixed.

 Australia has been built on wine and it is inevitable you may spill wine on your Carpet or Lounge suite or Rug.  

 The good news is in most cases the wine can be cleaned away, returning you precious item back to its original condition.

Simply mop up the stain with a nappy and call Able Fibre Care  to attend to your home and treat and clean the stain.
Weather the spill is on a couch,a rug or carpet, we can clean the product and get the best result.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Carpet and rug Cleaning. Spot, mark, stain, burn and Spills. Red Wine, food, drink, Sauce, water damage these can all be redied and in most cases cleaned.

Since 1956 cleaning Rugs and Carpets
 No matter how you look after your Carpets and Rugs they will require an expert to clean and remove stubborn soil, stains, spots,  and serious  spills. 
Finding a professional fibre restoration company can be impossible. Able C. C. has been cleaning Rugs and Carpets since 1956 and prides itself as the best in the industry. Able C C is an approved Wool safe service provider and are a member of IICRC (institute of cleaning and restoration certification).   

 Relax and put your feet up while Abel C C cleans and deodorizes your  rugs and carpets, lifting the pile to give you the soft feel again under your feet. Removing the pet odours and stains from your home.

 Cleaning your rugs and carpets  is easy and improves the indoor air, you can breathe easy again with a fresh clean home or office. Your friends will notice the difference in your home or office. Cal Able C C today.

Clean up your Rugs and Carpets for Spring, get ready for the warm weather. You deserve a reward and a hand to clean those rugs and carpets, call now!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Odours in Carpets and Upholstery. What can I do?

  Odours on carpets and upholstery can be removed and treated, you can try yourself use a trained professional. 

Combating Odors This article is supplied  and written by IICRC

Tips for Combating Common Household Odors

Summer is a time for vacations, barbecues, beaches, water sports and sun, but with that sunshine comes heat and humidity which can heighten malodors in homes and furnishings. To help combat summer odors, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common sources of odors and tips for their removal.

One thing all odors have in common is they consist of gasses made of volatile compounds that evaporate into the air at room temperature. While odors are airborne, they always emanate from a source. The universal first step in fighting odors is source removal, but for clients with un-housebroken pets, this is easier said than done. Based on the types of odors you are experiencing, the IICRC recommends the following:

•    Pet odors: Pet odors are often caused by animal urine and fecal matter. People often underestimate pet odors by forgetting that they are cumulative. For this type of odor, the best process for removal is biological. Biological processes are based on genetically engineered bacteria that are activated with water prior to use. When applied to the carpet, the bacteria will produce enzymes which then digest the odors and staining, “eating” them away.

•    Microbial odors: These odors are often related to fungal amplification (mold growth) and are often the source of the “musty” smell found in basements. Permanent resolution requires removing moisture and can be as simple as installing a dehumidifier. In more serious situations, channeling water away from the foundation by modifying landscaping or adding French drains is also an option. For treatment of this type of odor and related staining, antimicrobial agents, which kill or inhibit the growth of microbes, is recommended.

•    Spilled gasoline: The best process for treating a small gasoline spill in the garage or a vehicle is source removal by ventilation, absorption and adsorption. To treat, place a fan where it will draw vapors out of the affected area and exhaust outside. Kitty litter can then be used to absorb (draw up) a liquid. After the vast majority of the odor is gone, strategically place a tray of activated charcoal adjacent to the spill where it will adsorb the remaining odor. Adsorption is a subtractive process because it removes the odor instead of adding something to it.

•     Skunk spray: To remove skunk spray odors, oxidation is recommended. By mixing one quart of three percent hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid soap, this solution will help break up the oils in the skunk’s spray, allowing for easier removal. The solution should be rinsed off with tap water.
Able Carpet Care is a registered IICRC firm.

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