Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Tips

How dabbing might save your Christmas

What is the worst thing that can happen to your lovely new suite of furniture? Or your new carpets or rug over the Christmas period? Well there are many candidates for ruining your Christmas even for a short period of time. Among them are red wine, tea or coffee spillages; make-up stains; and yes, even someone getting sick. So what advice can we give you?

Upholstery and Carpet Cleaning: Please don’t panic!

Stay calm would be our first piece of advice. Your carpets, upholstery or rugs won’t benefit from a frenzied attempt at cleaning up. Ask yourself the following question:

Is it liquid or solid or a combination?

A really good idea and one we always share with our customers is to keep a white absorbent towel where you can easily locate it when an accident happens. One tip is to leave a towel underneath a cushion of your sofa so that you can act quickly in the event of an accident.

This will help you to quickly deal with the spillage and help stop it becoming a permanent stain. Use your towel to dab up the liquid. Do not rub as this can distort the fibres of your suite or carpets. Stay calm and be patient. With careful dabbing you will remove almost all of the spillage.

If there is a solid to be dealt with e.g. vomit, use a knife or a spatula to remove the solids and then proceed with the blotting process.

Work from the outside of the spillage inwards, and please DO NOT rub or scrub the spillage.

Having done the best you can, if you still have a residue of the spillage that you cannot remove, please stop.

STOP!

By going under your sink and using products not designed or removing the spillage, you may make removal of the stain impossible. Even if you have to leave the spillage over a few days at Christmas, it is possible that a professional carpet cleaning company will be able to remove it if all you have done is carry out these simple instructions.

In brief

Don’t panic, be prepared (towel where you can find it), dab, dab, dab, do not rub, don’t use any products not designed for the job and of course…have a great Christmas!!

 

Contact Us With Any Questions Or To Book  A Job

If you have any questions about cleaning upholstery please contact us now – or call us on 01 – 8400799 or email info@aqua-dry.com.

Rachael kummert
Rachael kummert
12:39 30 May 18
We recently purchased a new sofa and wanted to protect it from any potential spills. I rang Aqua-Dry, the very helpful Hannah explained the process and cost structure and was able to book me in the next day. I would highly recommend the excellent professional services of Aqua-Dry. The coating is applied there were no strong smells and no disruption. They are helpful, efficient and very courteous. The company comes recommended by both Frank McGowan Furniture and Arnotts Department Store and us! Thank you Tom!
Samaanth Moore
Samaanth Moore
12:48 20 Apr 18
I had a bit of a crisis involving spilled paint on carpet. Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners came to my rescue! They were finishing a job nearby and were able to get to me within a half hour. They told me to keep the carpet wet while I waited for them to arrive. When they got here they got to work right away and they were able to get all the paint up! After they left they called and told me to watch out for any paint that may come up from the concrete and to call if I noticed anything and they will come back out. I'm really impressed at how quickly they responded to my call and how professional they were. The price was extremely affordable. I would use them again in a heartbeat and would recommend them to anyone needing their carpets cleaned.
Claire Hayden
Claire Hayden
08:59 14 Mar 18
I just had my carpets cleaned and I can't believe how amazing they came out. Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners were fast, courteous and professional. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this company. AND it was super affordable. I won't use anyone but Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners
Melanie John
Melanie John
12:11 26 Feb 18
I have used many different companies, primarily because I never found one worth to have back. The others weren't bad, they just didn't give me a reason to hire them again. Not the case here. Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners could not be more professional. Arrived on-time and did a fantastic job! My carpets were clean fresh and looked like new.
Anastasia Melnicova
Anastasia Melnicova
06:23 02 Feb 18
I was delighted with Aqua-Dry services. What a great work they did on my rug. I am thrilled to see the refreshed, totally clean and looking like new rug. Although it takes quite a long time to get your item back and it is not a cheap service, it totally worth waiting and paying. I would definitely recommend Aqua-Dry and will be using them again.
Timmy Doherty
Timmy Doherty
14:22 14 Jul 17
Best carpet cleaner in Dublin! Very honest, reliable and professional
Una OShea
Una OShea
15:27 10 Jul 17
Just had Tom and his son cleaning my carpets. What a terrific job they did, they told me I had moths in my sitting room eating merrily away at my carpet but were very reassuring that they could deal efficiently with the problem and advised me how to avoid it in the future. My carpets came up like new especially the stairs which is down for about 14 years. I would highly recommend Aqua-Dry and will certainly use them exclusively in the future. Thanks a million
Meg Walker
Meg Walker
10:53 05 Jul 17
Delighted with our rugs! We've just moved back into our house after three long months out for repairs and wanted to make the most of this opportunity by freshening everything up. Aqua-Dry took away all our rugs for cleaning and stored them for us until we got back and they were like new on return. We have a few Oriental rugs which need to be cleaned by hand and I don't trust these to just anyone. Thank you for a very professional service and for going that extra mile.
cora mc closkey
cora mc closkey
12:59 10 Nov 16
After a bug passing through the house I needed the carpetes cleaned. Aqua dry were quick to respond. Tony did a super job on the bedroom carpets and a few spots along the way. He was prompt, efficient, friendly and a pleasure to have around. Will defiantly be calling on aqua dry again. Thanks guys.
Paul Caron
Paul Caron
16:04 30 Aug 16
I honestly couldn't be happier with the service. Tom collected and returned the rug when he said he would and it came back looking so much better. We got it cleaned because our cat had peed on it a few times last year but I didn't realise how much everyday dust and dirt had built up in it over 10 years even though it's vacuumed every week. It came back looking noticeably brighter and the wool had its lovely lustre back. The pile was also fuller and softer. I hadn't appreciated how flattened down it had become. I'll definitely be recommending Aqua-Dry to anyone I know who needs their rug cleaned.
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