Monday, 5 December 2016

Different ways to remove wine stains

Wine stains will happen to the best of us, it’s inevitable if you like to enjoy a glass every now and then and you will then need to deal with cleaning the spillage up.
But no need to panic if a bit of wine does get spilt on your favourite white shirt or your table cloth or any other washable fabric, we have some wine stain removal tips for you below:

Particularly good for getting stains from carpets due to their unmovable nature, but will also work on other fabrics. As soon as possible after spilling gently blot or dab the stain (do not rub, this will only make it worse) and get up as much as you can. The salt will soak up the excess liquid and stop it from penetrating the fibres and as it dries should essentially suck up the stain, after it has dried and done its job simply vacuum up.

If you are using this method on fabric than be handle and manoeuvred then a good way to remove the stain is to pull the fabric taught and centre the stain over a bowl and then secure the fabric around the bowl with elastic bands, keeping it as taut as possible. Repeat the salt process but once complete slowly pour boiling water from a height of around 8 inches over the stain to further flush out any wine that may be left and then wash using a hot setting.

White Vinegar and Detergent
A good one for cloths, simply cover the stain in white vinegar which will neutralise the pigments of colour in the red wine. As soon as the vinegar has been applied to it will then be time to rub a liquid detergent in to the stain. Once done launder on a hot setting and the stain should be gone.

Though using bleach is not a recommendation for most stains it is the best bet for getting red wine stains out of white fabrics. All you need to do is to soak the fabric in bleach for around 10 minutes and then wash in hot water and the stain will disappear.

Delicate Fabrics
If you have stained something a little more delicate such as silk it may be a better idea to get the fabric professionally cleaned as the above methods are more suited to commons fabrics such as polyester and cotton.

If any of these methods aren’t available to you or do not quite get the stain out then applying a stain removal product is your best course of action, but please remember to follow the manufacturer’s directions for best results.

These tips will hopefully ease the anxiety of spilling any wine in the future, because even if you do spill it you will know how to deal with it.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Introducing Dri-Eaz

Dri-Eaz is a company with a mission to provide the best portable solutions and products to help customers restore and improve indoor environments.

Established in Burlington, wash in 1980, Dri-Eaz would develop the first commercial available quality ‘snail-shell’ airmover, revolutionising the restoration industry. Since this time Dri-Eaz has continued to bring the industry various industry firsts such as the first industry-specific moisture detection instruments and the first inter-air drying system.

Presently Dr-Eaz manufacture a wide range of airmovers, air scrubbers, dehumidifiers and structural drying systems which are used by professionals in the water restoration industry and in industrial maintenance and cleaning work.

Dri-Eaz’s success story is directly linked to their customers with many of them being entrepreneurial and running their own businesses and because knowledge is key to success they provide a full variety of technical education courses through their education program located at campuses in Burlington, Wash., Nashville, Tenn. and in Newport Pagnell, U.K.

These programs teach restoration professionals to learn the science behind drying and how to the latest technologies and techniques can improve their businesses efficiency.

Dri-Eaz’s mission is to provide the very best in restoration equipment, technologies and applications to aid in strengthening businesses and customer support and have recently joined up with Microban-Unsmoke a provider of cleaning and antimicrobial applications to form Legend Brands.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

We can help you with those terrifying stains

As much as we would like life to go perfectly according to plan, we all know that this is just not going to be the case all of the time and there are going to be incidences or situations that are going to happen that will leave you with such feelings as annoyance, regret, despair and even possibly anger.

This is all part of being in the Hospitality industry and while you may try to avoid it at some point you are going to have to deal with the occurrence of the terrifying red wine stain. Whether it be down to an accident at a formal dinner, in a guests room, at the bar or even if it’s just down to a simple butter fingers incident (there’s always at least one), it will happen.

But don’t worry here at Crisp and Brite we got the cleaning solution products from Chemspec that you need to tackle any surface that has been stained. 

And of course it’s not just wine that our products can get out its pretty much anything.

If you would like to know more about our products or have any other enquiries please contact us on 01509 881137 or 07949 403046 or email us at, we are only happy to help you out.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Introducing Sapphire Scientific

The Sapphire Scientific Company are a part of the Legend Brand family; This family has a combined experience of over 185 years of providing accessories, equipment and chemicals for businesses involved in portable environmental control, professional cleaning and water and fire damage restoration and remediation.

Sapphire Scientific are developers of a complete, integrated system intended for cleaning professionals; providing you with all you need to clean and restore upholstery, carpets and hard surfaces just like new.

Manufactured of the most efficient, powerful and space saving carpet cleaning accessories and truck mounts that have been engineered to provide maximum durability and performance at the same time as being economical to operate and easy to maintain. 

Designed for enhanced workflow efficiencies, deep cleaning and ease of use, Sapphire Scientific range has products on offer for portable extractors, chemicals, truck mounts and tools.

And like all Legend Brand companies, they are repeatedly developing new solutions for the maintenance and restoration of healthier indoor environments.

If you would like any more information on Sapphire Scientific, their products or have any other enquiries please contact us on 01509 881137 or 07949 403046 or email us at, we are only happy to help you out.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Introducing Legend Brand cleaning products

Crisp and Brite are pleased to announce our new range of products from Legend brand cleaning products.

The legend brand family is a part of RPM International which is a multinational holding company which has subsidiaries who market and manufacture high performance sealants, coatings and speciality chemicals. Employing over 9,700 people around the globe and operating 82 manufacturing facilities across 20 countries, RPM’s products are sold in an approximate of 150 countries worldwide.

The legend brand has a combined experience of over 185 years of providing accessories, equipment and chemicals for businesses involved in portable environmental control, professional cleaning and water and fire damage restoration and remediation. Legend Brands companies are repeatedly developing new solutions for the maintenance and restoration of healthier indoor environments.

The Legend Brands Family consists of the following:

Dri-Eaz® Products
Dri-Eaz are providers of the world’s best solutions for
portable environmental control, including flood damage restoration, humidity control, microbial remediation and temporary ventilation.

ProRestore® Products
ProRestores antimicrobial and odour chemical products are the market leader when it comes to solutions for mold remediation, fire and water damage restoration and professional cleaning.

Sapphire Scientific®
Sapphire Scientific are developers of a complete, integrated system intended for cleaning professionals. The system was designed for
enhanced workflow efficiencies, ease of use and deep cleaning. Sapphire Scientific have arrange of products to offer for portable extractors, chemicals, truck mounts and tools.

VersaClean develop systems to aid facilities to effortlessly achieve true, restorative clean quickly and easily. It features versatile application, high volume continuous flow cleaning and proprietary chemistry, leaving upholstery and surfaces restored and brightened, all quicker and cheaper than any other system.

Chemspec produce well-recognised products that will provide innovative chemical solutions for the professional cleaning of upholstery, carpets, leather and area rugs as well as odour control, stain removal and fire and smoke restoration applications.

Restoration Sciences Academy
RSA deal in engaging and dynamic hands on learning environments, providing real-world restoration training. Managing education centres located in convenient areas in the UK and across North America as well as providing customers with on-site training at their premises and they also have online training courses available which are presented by industry experts.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Get the most out of your pressure washer

We love the summer here at Crisp and Brite, but let’s face it, there’s just no hiding dirt during the summer months! Before you know it, mud, mildew, pollen, and grass clippings can cover everything in sight – which is where a pressure washer comes in very handy!

Making short work of tough cleaning jobs, a pressure washer is a life saver in busy households. So we’ve written this quick blog to make sure you keep yours in the best condition possible!

Here are our very simple ways to get the most out of your pressure washer....

- Use a pump preservative when storing the machine over the winter to protect the pump against freezing and corrosion.

- Add fuel stabilizer to the gasoline before filling the pressure washer's fuel tank.

- When cleaning vertical surfaces, wash from the bottom up, and rinse from the top down.

- Pressure washer nozzles are usually coded to indicate the thinness and power of their spray. Make sure you know which to use for each job. As a general rule, use the broadest, lowest-pressure nozzle that will deliver adequate cleaning, because using too narrow a nozzle may cut into the surface you're trying to clean.

- Spray in a subtle area to test the nozzle before pressure-washing more visible areas. This way, if you are using too narrow a nozzle or find that you need to improve your technique; at least you won't harm a obvious surface.

- Hold the tip of the pressure-washing nozzle at an angle above the surface you are cleaning and at a distance to prevent damage.

- Be careful to avoid spraying water behind or under vertical surfaces such as lap siding, and into light fixtures, electrical outlets or soffit vents etc.

- Always keep the nozzle in motion to prevent the water cutting into and damaging the surface.

If you’re looking to buy a Pressure Washer you can see our range of fantastic models here. Call us on – 01509 881137 | 07949 403046 - for more information. 

Monday, 6 July 2015

Carpet Cleaners Carnival

We will be at the annual Carpet Cleaners Carnival this year! 

There's only three months to go until the next annual Carpet Cleaners Carnival (CCC). 

The event takes place on September 12th, at Wicksteed Park in Kettering - the ideal setting for a great day out! 

Open to everyone, together with their friends, partners and children, the CCC provides an ideal opportunity to network and learn something new as well as have some fun. 

The event includes an exhibition featuring top industry manufacturers, suppliers and advisors from within and outside the Association... and we already have some excellent companies lined up to exhibit this year! 

There will also be a number of seminars held throughout the day. Speakers from a wide range of relevant fields will be giving presentations on a variety of subjects. From the technical aspects of cleaning, to marketing and improving your business, there will be valuable advice from some of the most recognised and well-respected experts in the industry.

To see full information on our fellow exhibitors booked so far click here.
Our slot!