7 Tasks You Should Complete Prior To Your Carpets Being Professionally Cleaned

7 Essential Steps to Prepare for Your Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Service

Having made the decision to bring in a professional carpet and upholstery cleaner to restore the freshness and extend the life of the fabrics in your home, you’re already on the right track. Professional cleaning services don’t just make your carpets and upholstery visually appealing but also substantially increase their longevity.

While the lion’s share of benefits comes directly from the expertise and diligent work of the cleaning service, there’s a vital role for you to play as well. This includes post-cleaning care and maintenance, but importantly, several preparatory steps should be taken before the professional cleaners arrive.

The preparations are not as simple as a couple of quick tasks. Instead, there are several actions that can set the stage for a seamless cleaning process. Here are seven critical steps to take before your carpets and upholstery receive their professional cleaning.

Pre-Vacuum Your Carpets:
While many cleaning services may include vacuuming as a preliminary step, pre-vacuuming your carpets ensures the deep cleaning phase isn’t delayed. Plus, any dirt and grit you remove is already benefitting your carpets.

Sweep Other Surfaces:
Your home may have a mix of carpeted floors and other floor types like hardwood or vinyl. Sweep these surfaces to ensure no loose debris can find its way onto your carpets or upholstered furniture during the cleaning process.

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5 Simple Steps To Steam Cleaning Your Carpets Properly

5 Simple Steps To Steam Cleaning Your Carpets Properly

Whilst some people take their carpets for granted and do little to care for them, thankfully most others look after their carpets properly, including hiring professional Perth commercial cleaners to occasionally give their carpets the top-quality clean that they require. Caring for and cleaning your carpets not only helps to make your home look great, but it prolongs the carpets’ lives meaning you spend less on having to replace them.

The specific ways in which you can care for your carpets and clean them varies greatly. It could be that you remove stains immediately, it could be the professional carpet cleaning that you invest in, or simply the regular vacuuming that you do without fail, two or three times every week. Another way of cleaning carpets is steam cleaning them to give them a truly deep clean.

Deep cleaning your carpets by steam cleaning can remove the dirt, grime, grit, and dust that has penetrated deep down into your fibres and no matter how diligently you vacuum, they are not removed. The issues this can cause include discolouration and wear. So, if steam cleaning is the solution to this, how do you do it? Our first advice is to pass it on to professional carpet cleaners. They will have all the necessary equipment and experience to properly steam clean your carpets.

However, if you insist on doing the job yourself, then we recommend that you least take some preparatory actions so that the steam clean goes without a hitch, and deep cleans your carpet effectively. To help you achieve all this here are the five steps to successfully steam cleaning your chapters.

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Never Mind The Kids - Who Gets Custody Of Our Pets After Divorce

Never Mind The Kids – Who Gets Custody Of Our Pets After Divorce?

For anyone going through a divorce, it can be the case that everything is agreed amicably including finances, property settlement, and arrangements for the children and that the work of each divorce lawyers is merely to facilitate the agreement by drawing up the divorce papers and submitting them to the family Court to be approved.

No doubt many a family lawyer is reading this and saying, ‘If only’, because there are many divorces that take a different path where each spouse refuses to accept the other’s proposal for a divorce settlement and ultimately the matter needs to be resolved by going to the Family Court.

Often the most contentious issues revolve around the arrangement for children and in some cases, it will be the property settlement that the two parties are haggling over. There is one matter, however, that few people think of being a contentious issue until they themselves have had to face it, and that the question of what happens to any pets that the divorcing couple own.

Whilst the Family Law Act of 1975 has paragraph upon paragraph about how the law wants the best interests of children being served with regards to any arrangements made for them, but rightly or wrongly, the legislators of the time did not think to apply the same criteria to pets.

We say that with our tongue in our cheek as the idea that children are pets are on an equal footing when it comes to how the law would want to protect their welfare is not a serious one. At least that might the view within the legal universe, but just ask any pet owner how much they love and adore their pet, and it will become clear that they certainly want their pet’s welfare to be looked after.

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Why Relocating With Your Children After Divorce Might Not Be Possible

Why Relocating With Your Children After Divorce Might Not Be Possible

One of the issues that all family lawyers will have had to deal with at some time, and probably on more than one occasion, is where a client wishes to relocate with their children following a divorce.

Many parents are under the misconception that simply because when the divorce was finalised in court the order was that the children live with them that they have the right to take the children to live anywhere they choose. That is simply not the case.

The first hurdle they face is that in Australia, family law does not normally grant what would be described as custody of any children when a marriage ends. Instead, the principle of equal parental responsibility applies. This means that any of the major decisions relating to the children needs to be discussed between both parents.

More importantly, no decision should be implemented until both parents have agreed to it. This applies to areas of the child’s life such as their health, their education, and where they live.

Expanding on the point about where they live, it does not necessarily mean that a father, for example, will strongly object to the mother moving from one property to another, if it is still in the same area.

However, if the mother plans to move with the children to a different city many miles away, or even to a different territory, that’s where family law draws a line.

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Designing Jewellery

What to Consider when Designing Jewellery

If regular trips to the jewellers have made you curious about what it would be like to design your own jewellery, then why not give it a go? Everyone is entitled to take up a new hobby, and you may even find that designing jewellery is something you enjoy and are good at.

Before you start, however, take a moment to consider what’s involved in the process. Running through these following points could be the difference between a standout piece you wear with pride and one that you’d rather keep in your jewellery box.

The Costs Involved

Quality jewellery is worth every penny – as you will see when you visit different jewellers. However, there has to be a starting point, and it shouldn’t be at the top of the price scale. Factor in the cost of your time, the materials of any chains you use, and gems or stones that take centrestage in the piece too.

All those costs separately can be manageable, but together, they may be more than your particular piece of jewellery is worth. If you are modelling your new jewellery on another design, see what it is selling for and try to figure out from where those costs originate.

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Bridesmaid Robes

Where to Get Ready for Your Wedding

Have you decided where to get ready when the big day arrives? Many brides opt to have the hairdresser and makeup artist come to their home rather than having to travel to them. It gives you a bit more time and saves having to find a suitable outfit to wear, drive and find a close park, especially if it’s very windy or rainy. However, if you and your bridesmaids decide this is a good idea, remember to have bridal robes to wear so your hairstyle will not be spoiled pulling a t-shirt off over your head.

It’s essential to book the hairdresser and makeup artist well in advance so they don’t take any other bookings for that day. That will free them up to spend all their time getting you and your wedding party ready without having to rush back to their salon for other appointments.

Make sure you have enough room to do this, though. You need some large mirrors that chairs can be placed in front of, especially if your bridesmaids are all with you. Have some spare towels and hand-towels ready and clean off the bench top space ready for them. You might also want to add your own hairspray in case the hairdresser forgets to bring hers.

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