Can you think of one piece of fire safety equipment which fire protection services companies get asked for more often than any other? Most of you who tried to answer would likely have said a fire extinguisher, and you would be correct. From the smallest one-roomed office to the largest manufacturing plant you can imagine, one or more fire extinguishers will be there.
The reasons for this are many, including the fact that fire extinguishers are convenient, they do not take up much space, they are relatively easy to operate, and in terms of their cost, they are affordable, compared to many of the more comprehensive fire protection options. As such, unless fire regulations state otherwise, and your building requires fire sprinklers for example, a fire extinguisher is going to be the first available option when it comes to putting out a fire.
We mentioned that fire extinguishers are easy to operate and that is true. In most cases, it is a case of removing a pin, pointing the hose or outlet at the appropriate part of the fire, and then pressing the lever. Despite this simplicity of use, it is advisable that all staff are given brief instructions fire extinguisher use as part of their induction or initial training.
Part of that training also should include details about the different types of fire extinguisher that are on your premises. We say this because in Australia, and indeed most parts of the world, there are different classifications of fire extinguisher. In Australia, the number of classifications is 5, and the larger and more complex the premises you have, the more likely it is that you have two or more of these.
There are many things that you hear of people doing and to some, it will seem normal, and to others, it will simply beggar belief. This applies to millions of activities, and the one which we are going to examine now is in relation to carpet cleaning, and specifically, the use of bleach to try and clean carpets or remove stains from them.
We are going to say from the outset that this article is not going to teach you how to use bleach for carpet cleaning or stain removal, for one very simple reason. That reason is that carpet cleaning experts www.brilliancecleaning.com.au emphatically do not recommend you use bleach for carpet cleaning, and in fact, suggest that the further away from your carpets that you can keep bleach, the better it is.
If anyone reading this does not take our word for it, then perhaps they might like to refer to what almost every single carpet manufacturer that exists recommends with regards to the proper and safe cleaning of the carpets which they produce. In all cases, they state that bleach should not be used as a carpet cleaner and in most cases likely to damage it if that advice is ignored.
Now, we are not writing this because we have got anything against bleach. In fact, it has many excellent cleaning properties, and when used in the right and safe way, and on specific surfaces, bleach is often the best cleaning product for the job. However, when it comes to cleaning carpets, it most certainly is not.
In most households there will be people hurrying to get ready for to work or to meet friends for a night out, and makeup is being applied, but due to frantic efforts to get ready in time, it accidentally ends up on the carpet. At that point carpet cleaning is likely to be the last thing on that person’s mind, and rather than dealing with it then, they leave it, with the intention of cleaning it up later.
How wise or not a decision that is, will depend on exactly what kind of makeup it is. As a rule of thumb, Carpet Cleaning Experts at www.brilliancecarpetcleaningperth.com.au would always recommend removing any substance which has been dropped or spilled onto the carpet as soon as possible. Whilst not every one of them is going to damage it immediately, there are plenty that will, so quick action is needed.
As we mentioned there are different kinds of makeup, and exactly what action you take is going to be dependent on which type it is. For this reason, we have looked at three of the most used makeup types and what you can do to mitigate the damage and prevent staining. These are nail polish, mascara, and lipstick.
Being a liquid this is one of the worst types of makeup for carpets given that it can soak deep into the fibres. The first step is to try to blot up as much of the excess nail polish as you can, making sure that you do not rub outwards, which only spreads it. Any nail polish which remains can be removed using a colourless nail polish remover that contains no acetone or fragrance.
Place some on a damp cloth and then dab the stained area, but again, do not rub. Continue dabbing until all the nail polish appears to have been removed. Next, pour some warm water over the area, and dab again with a clean cloth or towel to remove any excess nail polish remover, and then allow the area to dry.