Important Carpet Spot Removal Techniques

When it comes to carpet spot removal, there are a lot of factors such as the type of spot, duration and your carpet’s material that affect the whole carpet spot removal procedure. When you use spot removal chemicals or shampoos, make sure not to wipe it off because you may spread the spot to a larger area.

Choose a product to clean the spots on your carpet based on the type of spot. There are water soluble spots and chemical soluble spots so that only right removal material can ensure you the spots will be gone completely. When you work on the spot, work from outside to inner to make sure that you are not spreading the spot.

Never rub your carpet with anything as this can seriously damage the carpet. Make sure to avoid strong chemicals and bleach to clean the carpet because it can damage the carpet seriously. Avoid moisturizing your carpet heavily with the spotter and always try to blot the excess rather than trying to wipe it off.


Green Cleaning Maids

An Eco-conscious society calls for Eco-conscious cleaning professionals

We’ve all met them. You know, those people who are super passionate about preserving and protecting Mother Earth. While not everyone shares the same zest about going green, many people are taking small steps toward being environmentally conscious. From recycling, to conserving water, to using organic products, everyone can play a part in protecting the planet. The same rings true for house cleaning companies. You should ask beforehand if the company’s maids implement green cleaning techniques, along with use all-natural cleaning products.

Chemical Cleaning Products vs. Organic Cleaning Products: What’s the Difference?

These days, it’s crucial to look into the ingredients that make up the cleaning product. Why? Some companies claim their cleaning products are free of chemicals and 100 percent natural; however, chemicals must often exist in the formula in order for it to coagulate properly. Don’t just take the cleaning company’s word for it; ask exactly which products are used and a rundown of their ingredients. Having peace of mind when your toddler finds his or her way into the cleaning closet is priceless.

Some maids use chemical cleaning products that are petrochemical-based, which means they are toxic and produce an estrogen-like effect in the body. For many women, these products can cause their hormones to become out-of-whack and unbalanced – a very frustrating and uncomfortable problem; consequently, the body can absorb organic cleaning products without suffering negative effects. (Please note: some individuals may be allergic to certain natural ingredients, so check the formulas before using them.)

Green Cleaning Techniques You Can Try at Home

Let’s face it: Not everyone has the budget to hire professional maids, even if the service is completely affordable. If you’re concerned about the environment, you can apply a few ‘green’ techniques when cleaning the house. And remember, cleaning the ‘green’ way can also save money in the long run. (Now that’s what we call motivation!)

• Use only all-natural cleaning products
• Conserve water – don’t flush toilets too much when cleaning them, and turn the faucet off while your scrubbing the sink/bathtub
• Turn off lights when you’re finished cleaning the room
• Recycle anything you can while you’re cleaning up the house
• Use reusable mops, sponges and other accessories
• Place plants throughout the house – they’re a natural (and inexpensive) way to clean the air, but just make sure they’re non-poisonous

Why Are Eco-Friendly Maids Important? There are several reasons why hiring an environmentally friendly maid service is important, and many of them are rather apparent. A house cleaning company that truly cares about the Earth’s well being is likely to care about the health of your home. Choose professional maids that use only organic cleaning products – products with chemicals are not only harmful to your furniture and appliances, but also damaging to your health.

Eco Bathroom Renovation Project

Before jumping into a renovation project and updating those bathroom suites, it could prove beneficial to consider a number of points to make the job go much more smoothly.

Some suggested opting for pedestal sinks rather than vanities if the washroom is small as these will make the room seem larger while taking up less physical space.

And for people with no young children, he recommended installing a shower rather than a bath in one of the suites. Designing a bathroom is an exciting project. Once you are done, you will be like a proud mother wanting to show off her new baby.

Green renovations have been predicted to be big in the next 12 months when it comes to bathroom suite design or the remodeling of any other part of the house.

Speaking to Eco Home Magazine, Kara Saul Rinaldi, the executive director of the National Home Performance Council in the US, explained that people are now holding onto their residences for longer and are keen to make them as comfortable as possible.

To this end, Brent Ehrlich of Building Green noted that solar water heaters are likely to be of interest in 2011, which could be used in bathroom suites and elsewhere in a house, while heat-pump water heaters will also offer more bang for a renovator’s buck.

“From net-zero-energy houses to deep energy retrofits to energy-conserving products, ideas that cater to consumers’ drive for ever-lower utility bills will take centre stage,” the news source observed.

Other tips from included coordinating colors well – if looking to sell the property, neutral shades work best, but if intending to stay in the home, it is possible to have fun with schemes by going for one neutral and up to two accent hues, which can be used in wall art, bathroom accessories, a single wall or hand towels.

With regards to actual interior design, Jane Rutherford of department store Rutherfords recently told Journal Live browns, smudgy greys, cobalt blues and lavenders will all be colors of note in 2011.