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Are You Getting a New Couch?

Are you getting a new couch ? You looking to upgrade your furniture? If you are one important factor to consider is having your carpets thoroughly cleaned by professional carpet cleaning company. There is no better time to clean your carpet then when there is no furniture in the room. The room is completely empty and waiting to be steam cleaned.

Couches in a living room take up majority of the floor space so it makes sense to have the carpet done while you remove the old couch and await the new one. When will you get another opportunity like that (apart from when you upgrade your couch which doesn’t happen too often) to have a professional company come in and thoroughly clean the carpets.

It’s also important for people in the house who suffer allergies, especially dust mite allergies and hay fever. Having the room empty will mean that you have the most thorough clean possible, which is important for you and your family’s health.

Most people don’t have their carpets cleaned regularly, so it’s a good opportunity for you to start thinking about having your carpets clean when you get a new couch. Plan ahead, that way not only will you have a nice new couch to come home to, but fresh and clean carpets also. There’s nothing worse than seeing a beautiful couch and dirty carpets.

Take pride in your home and book a professional carpet clean today. One of our friendly staff is waiting to take your call now, so call 1300 365 602.

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    Why It’s Important To Protect Your Furniture and Carpeting on the Peninsula

Why It’s Important To Protect Your Furniture and Carpeting on the Peninsula

Let’s face it, we are getting super busy these days. Trying to juggle our family life and work life can be tiresome at the best of times. Most people generally are looking to increase their time with family and friends as opposed always working.

If you happen spill something on your beautiful couch or plush carpeting the first thing that comes to mind is “am I going to be able to remove it” and “is it going to cost me something?”

That’s why we always recommend to clients to use a good fabric protector like Scotch guard. Some products are designed purposely to create a run-off affect. Like Scotch guarding your couch for example will help when it comes to spills. Generally it will run straight off but then you have to remember it may run straight onto your carpet…

One of the best products to use and which doesn’t really cost too much is Colloidal Silica. It’s been around for a long time and has definitely stood the test of time. Most people use this product in the high traffic areas which attract a lot of soil. It’s good against the dry dirt but not too good against moisture. It can also make some fabric look a little flat.

Silicone is probably the best to use when it comes to repelling water. This product you’ll find in most leather cleaning products such as shoe polishes. It’s also a typical product used in industries such as hat making, coats, umbrellas and coverings such as tents. It’s also been used in the dry cleaning industry for a very long time.

Then you have the good old Fluoro chemicals which have been around longer than most repellents combined. They’re safe to

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    Another Happy Customer @Pizza D’oh Restaurant – Upholstery Cleaning Blairgowrie

Another Happy Customer @Pizza D’oh Restaurant – Upholstery Cleaning Blairgowrie

Recently we had the pleasure of meeting Andrew; the owner/restaurateur of pizza d’oh restaurant in Blairgowrie. The restaurant specialises in pastors, pizzas and a whole range of other delicious food. Their main aim is to produce quality food by using the freshest local produce that’s available. They work with what produce is in season which also makes it quite exciting because the menu is ever-changing.

Carpet cleaning Mornington Peninsula had the opportunity to work with them to bring their upholstery back to life. There was a total of 18 beautifully upholstered seats which needed to be cleaned and they came up amazing. Our upholstery cleaning service was perfect for Andrew and his restaurant. As the seats were extremely high quality so it was important to have them cleaned rather than replaced. After the drying process they will look brand-new again!

It’s important for businesses that are in the public eye to present well especially if you’re in the food or restaurant game. Hygiene is of the utmost importance. As the seating hadn’t been cleaned in a while it was exciting to see the colour difference. It’s amazing how something can look so different after it’s been professionally steam cleaned.

We look forward to working with Andrew in the future and if anyone’s looking for a great pizza or pastor on the Mornington Peninsula, Pizza D’oh is the place to be. Not only is the restaurant serving amazing food but it’s also directly across the road from Blairgowrie Beach, so after dinner you can walk it off by taking a stroll along the gorgeous Blairgowrie back beach.

More info on Pizza D’oh Head to http://www.pizzadoh.com.au/

Tips on choosing the best carpet cleaning machine

Deep cleaning is always the way to go, especially for carpets. Dirt, germs and food residues seep into the recesses of your carpets so deeply that a thorough vacuuming cannot remove it. This is why carpet manufacturers recommend that carpets should be professionally-cleaned at least every year to 1.5 years. While this can add up to the budget but having the carpets thoroughly cleaned has its huge benefits to health which translates to avoiding costly medical bills.

You can save some cash by making house calls from professional cleaners as rare as 18 months to two years. This is possible by availing of carpet cleaning rentals or you may even invest a little by buying a good, study carpet cleaning machine.

How to find a good carpet cleaner

Before you troop to the hardware or machine rentals, you have to arm yourself with enough information on what to look for. Do you want a machine that cleans up thoroughly? Or a machine that’s easily operated and is not too noisy? Do you want something that has all latest features?

There are a number of considerations when choosing a good carpet cleaning machine, including:

Tough in cleaning up dirt and soil
Ease of use, including filling and emptying tanks
Inclusion of a complete user’s manual
CSA certification

Special features to look for

There are features that should always be present in any carpet cleaning machine, such as automatic settings for the type of clean you want. But there are special features that you should look out for when choosing the good ones. These features will guarantee value for your money as it provides better performance at a longer time.

First, a good carpet cleaner is heavier than traditional vacuum cleaner. It should weigh even more when

4 Basic Carpet Cleaning Methods: How to Choose the Best Method for Your Carpet

Have you ever been in a situation when you’ve thrown a dinner party and ended up having a dirty vanilla-dyed nylon carpet with all the stains from last night’s merry-making? It’s the anxiety of not being able to make the carpet look good again that’s really bothersome, isn’t it?

It’s best to know you’re not at the losing end as far as cleaning up the carpet is concerned. Science has become the best ally of most mothers and cleaners when it comes to keeping carpets fresh and odor-free. Through research and years of testing, carpet cleaning mornington peninsula experts have come up with four basic and most effective methods that may be used either by ordinary cleaners or professional service provides to clean up any type of carpet.

 

Read on to know more about how to clean the carpet the best way possible.

The Dry Powder Method

This method uses carpet absorbent cleaners which do not require large amounts of water that will keep the carpet wet. The dry powder absorbent solution contains only a small amount of water as well as detergent and solvent. Available at any hardware or home solutions stores, these kinds of products are able to dissolve dirt and soil to make it easier to vacuum. For best results, spray the solution onto the carpet and gently brush the stain. Then thoroughly vacuum the carpet to siphon all the dissolved dirt. It is also best to vacuum first before spraying the solution. This method is typically used for maintenance cleaning that requires quick cleaning results and does not take up too much time to dry.

Carpet Shampoo Method

Carpet shampooing is usually used to make sure a thorough clean is done on the carpet. The solution

Cheap Carpet Cleaning – A Waste of Time

One thing I’m seeing more and more of these days is really bad carpet cleaning companies coming onto the market. I think it’s for the fact that you can buy a cheap carpet steam cleaning machine these days for under $5000 and start up a carpet cleaning business.

Most of these type of operators will advertise on sites like Gumtree and generally advertise cheap rates. This will definitely hook-in lots of business. The major problem with these types of operators are that they have had no experience whatsoever and half the time they don’t even need to know how to use the machine.

These type of operators are entering into homes all over the Mornington Peninsula and attempting to clean carpets. They could actually damage your carpet in the process especially if they use harsh chemicals. You just have to be so careful; but how you find out whether or not they can be trusted?

See if their website is up-to-date. Generally good operators will have a nice looking website, and I’m not just talking about a one page site they definitely will have more than one page outlining their services. The rogue cowboy as I call them won’t even have a website half the time and if they do, there will be something on the site that isn’t quite right.

Another really good source to find out if you are hiring a professional carpet cleaner is to check online reviews. Sites like true local and Womo will have a star rating and also would give customers opportunity to write a testimonials or reviews about that business. If that business can’t be trusted, you’ll see a general pattern with the reviews and generally they will be negative. This

Are You Looking to Save Money by Cleaning Your Own Carpets?

I have this conversation with a customer when it comes to cleaning carpets probably every couple of weeks. It’s almost like people need to become quite dodgy in order to survive. That’s why more and more people are hiring carpet cleaning machines. To hire one might cost around $40 but at the end of the day it won’t make your carpets look any better and you can take that one to the bank!

Majority of the time the real estate agent want to see a receipt from a professional carpet cleaning company to state that it’s been cleaned by ‘professionals’. Did ya get that last bit, professionals. Generally what happens is they go out and hire a machine then attempt to clean the carpets. Not knowing how to use the machine and trying to follow the manual can be a little bit tedious and almost difficult for some people.

What we use find is people that try to clean the carpets without using a carpet cleaning company are generally tenants moving out of the property at the end of the tenancy or lease. You could call it end of lease carpet cleaning. They’re trying to save money anyway they can because moving, is well… expensive! Removalist these days costs $500 plus then you have bond down payment (most properties require $1000 plus dollars), connecting utilities and internet ($300) etc, etc, the list goes on.….

So most tenants these days are trying to save money anyway they can because moving is so dam expensive. The cost of living has risen that much that people are trying to save money generally by cutting corners. That’s why carpet cleaning machines are popping up in most supermarkets as the company’s who

Carpet Cleaning Advice for Tenants and Landlords

For Homeowners or Landlords

If you’re a homeowner and you’re looking to install carpet in one of your investment properties, there’s a few things you need to take into consideration. If you’ve got tenants moving into a property, you have to realise that they may damage the carpet purely because they don’t really care about it the way you would as the owner.

Most tenants will never have the standard that you have, so keep that in mind and take into consideration fair wear and tear. That’s the one major thing that landlords fail to think about and most judges at VCAT for example will always base their decision around.

In short, a property will slowly depreciate over time. The judge will take into consideration how many people are living in the property, if there is kids or animals and also how long the tenants have been in the property.

Fair wear and tear:
Wear and tear is damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal wear or aging. It is used in a legal context for such areas as warranty contracts from manufacturers, which usually stipulate that damage due to wear and tear will not be covered. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wear_and_tear, 2014)
What Carpet to Choose?

These are things that you need to think about if you’re an owner and you’re looking to rent a property out but you’re worried about the state of the carpet or what type of carpet you’re looking to lay. Over time the carpet will accumulate stains (if they’re not professionally cleaned that is) and you will find that you will probably need to repaint and re-carpet every 7 or so years.

That’s why it’s a good idea to install hardy and durable carpet, and I

Anzac Day on the Mornington Peninsula 2014

There was a big turnout this year for Anzac Day all across the Mornington peninsula. Nearly 3000 people turned up to the Rosebud RSL Memorial service including over 250 to 300 World War II veterans. It was great for the older folk to educate the young ones on what war was about and what it meant to fight and die for this great country.

About 700 people joined Hastings RSL at its dawn service and more than 1200 came along to the main service at 10.30am.

Emcee for the day’s events Ken Black said RSL members marched down to the foreshore where the main service took place.

“We also had a fly pass put on by the air force (Tyabb airport) and the Australian male Welsh choir sang hymns and World War I songs,” Mr Black said. “We’re already thinking about plans for the next year’s events.”

Mornington RSL marked the day with a dawn service at Memorial Park followed by a breakfast at the club.

President Ian Bates said more than 1600 people attended the dawn service, about 300 members joined the club for breakfast and about 2000 people turned out to the main service.

“It has been a busy day and well attended,” Mr Bates said.

Rosebud RSL Anzac Day service attracted a large crowd of veterans and young families who enjoyed the service under perfect blue skies. For local RSL members such as Fred Rossborough, right, it was a chance to catch up with current day servicemen including Michael Horner. Fred seved with Michael’s grandfather, Jack McKenzie in New Guinea and on Bougainville. Source: News Corp Australia

Huge crowd for Mentone, Chelsea

PEOPLE have turned out in their thousands in Mentone and Chelsea to pay their respects on Anzac Day.

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    Why Having Beautiful Carpets or Rugs Can Make a Difference in Your Home

Why Having Beautiful Carpets or Rugs Can Make a Difference in Your Home

For some homes, carpets and rugs can really make a room. They can add so much colour and really make a room inviting. All the rage right now is fluffy rugs, and for good reason. They look so warm and comfortable and sit really well in front of fireplace or under a nice coffee table.

But there is no point in having beautiful rugs or fine looking carpet if you don’t take care of. What I mean by take care of it is by and rugs on a regular basis. I’ve been into countless homes where they had beautiful carpet, and it’s really good quality however they haven’t had the carpets steam cleaned on a regular basis and it’s started to fade and look grubby.

This can really bring down the character of the house just by having dirty looking carpet. This is why finding a professional carpet cleaning company that you can trust and build a long-term relationship with is important. Finding a guy who knows what he’s doing (or a girl for that matter) can really make a huge difference to your household. It’s pretty easy these days to find a good company purely by looking at all the good reviews online. When the review system opened up on the Internet it really weeded out the bad companies.

When I’m surfing the net and looking for a particular service, I always check the local directories and Google reviews. You can really decipher what type of person or business you’re going to hire by reading through the reviews of previous customers. That way you won’t make a bad mistake of hiring someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing.

Recently we had a really bad experience with