Have your Mt Martha Tile & Grout Cleaning looking as good as the day it was laid.

I was at a very nice house the other day on the border between Mt Martha and Mornington.  They had ceramic tiles in their entry, hallways, kitchen, through all their informal living areas and naturally in the service areas of their bathrooms and laundry.  Clearly the owners are very house proud and so they should be.  It was clear that these people like and enjoy a clean and tidy home.  What was driving them to distraction however, was the grout lines throughout the house.

They have used steamers, they’ve used mops of all imaginable shapes and materials and yet, like most people, their grout lines were dark and unsightly.  On the weekend before I arrived, they had spent hours on their knees, even resorting to a toothbrush, trying to attack their “grotty” grout lines.  Worst of all, the result was patchy at best and the area they covered wasn’t much more than 10% of the whole tiled area.  I’m not sure how much they were exaggerating, but they said they had spent the best part of a day and a half trying to get the grout lines cleaned!

After seeing the results I could achieve using our high pressure equipment, they had some mixed emotions…  great excitement that their floors and showers looked “as good as the day they were laid” on one hand, and just a little bit of irritation with themselves about having “lost a weekend we’ll never get back” on the other.

The key is, you don’t need to live with the unsightly mess of grotty grout lines and you don’t have to trash your knees and back trying to solve it.  Whether your tiles are ceramic or natural stone, Clean With Envy can provide the right advice on the cleaning solution for your Mt Martha Tile & Grout Cleaning.  We can also provide advice on the appropriateness of sealing your tile and grout for ease of future cleaning.

Your lounge suite or your favourite recliner chair or perhaps even your dining chairs represent a significant investment for most houses.  So giving them some care and attention makes sense if you are going to keep them looking good and extending their life.

With even the best of intention, areas like headrests and armrests can very quickly be impacted by the natural oils in your hair and skin.  That is before you have to contend with the inevitable accidents and spills.  But there are things you can do to protect your investment:

  • Taking delivery of a new couch, think about having Clean With Envy protect your fabric before you use it.  Protection isn’t a guarantee against staining, but it is a great “first line of defence” and can really improve your chance of solving spills and stains when they do occur
  • If your couch is still in good condition, but could do with a clean, then discuss the appropriateness of applying fabric protection after cleaning
  • The results you will see on your upholstery clean in Mornington will be affected principally by 3 factors:
    • The type of stain
    • The type of fabric it has landed on
    • The quality & talents of the operator you choose to carry out the work – look for his training, certifications and industry membership – you want a guarantee of quality workmanship
  • Don’t wait until the decision point is do we clean it or do we throw it away.  An annual or bi-annual clean will extend the life of your furniture, saving you money.  If you fork out for fabric protection then you will be able to extend the period between cleans.

It is impossible to say exactly how often you should get your Upholstery Cleaning Mornington cleaned.  Factors like level of use, the colour and type of fabric, the nature of the way they are used are all things that come into play.  You can get a free, no obligation quote from Clean With Envy to better assess how our upholstery cleaning services can help improve the appearance and life of your furniture.

Carole and I could not believe the lift you gave our house with your clean up of our driveway.  We knew the work needed to be done, but it is amazing the impact its condition was having on the overall appearance of the house.  Thank you!  David – Mt Eliza

Great to have you back again for our annual tile & grout clean – you have them looking like new again!   Claire – Frankston South

Finding a reliable and quality focused carpet cleaner Mt Eliza can be a real hit and miss affair.  There are a few tips that can help ensure you aren’t caught out by one of the industry’s notorious “cowboy” operators.

  • Look for a member of the Specialised Cleaning & Restoration Industry Association (SCRIA) and a firm that is Certified by the internationally recognised certification body, the IICRC, also known as The Clean Trust.  These operators are committed to standards of operation and performance, they are properly trained in the services they provide and they guarantee their work.
  • Take a look at how they present themselves – is their van in good condition, a business name clearly visible and do they wear a uniform that suggests a pride in their business?
  • Do they only want to give you a quick quote over the phone or would they prefer to visit your property and provide a free, no obligation quote based on properly knowing the job requirements?  Beware the phone quotes as you can quickly find yourself caught up in a “bait and switch” tactic – a price you accept over the phone, only to have the operator justify all manner of increases when they arrive on site – this is a major issue in this industry across the country.
  • Do they ask questions that ensure they fully understand your requirements and can they talk knowledgeably about solutions?
  • Ask them to tell you about the process they use – if they don’t tell you that they will vacuum as part of their process before commencing the clean, don’t let them in your front door – it is vital to get as much loose dirt and soils out before any treatments are applied to the carpet or you will not get the solution you are looking for
  • A steam clean, if done to industry standards, will give you by far the best results.  Done properly, it is vastly better than dry cleaning.  Done badly by a cowboy operator, your carpets will be over wet, will have residual dirt left in them that migrates to the surface as the carpets suffer their extended drying and in some cases will suffer irreparable damage.
  • If it sounds too cheap to be true – it is!  The carpet cleaner that markets their business on price is motivated by one thing.  Get out as quick as you can and move on to your next job.  You want a Carpet Cleaner that is prepared to offer you a fair quote that will allow them the time to commit to delivering a proper result for your carpets.

Clean With Envy delivers quality carpet cleaning Mt Eliza and other services across the Mornington Peninsula and beyond.  Whether you are in Mornington and Mt Martha , Mt Eliza or Frankston, Dromana or Rosebud or the surrounding areas, you can access the services of a Carpet Cleaner that cares about your property as if it was their own.  Carpet cleaning, stain removal, odour removal, flood extraction.

Welcome

Welcome to the first edition of Clean With Envy News.

To be published quarterly, we aim to give you info, tips on cleaning and the opportunity to win prizes and more.  In this first issue, you have 3 chances to win with prizes valued at $535!  So read on!

It’s time to book a Spring Clean

With spring arriving, it is time to shake off those winter blues and get your home ready for the warmer months.  Clean With Envy can help you with your spring clean.  Here’s how…

  • Driveways and outdoor paved areas are all feeling the effects of a long, damp winter.  A high pressure Clean With Envy service can restore a great fresh look to your property with clean driveways and paved entertaining areas.
  • Vinyl floors can often come up like new with our Strip and Re-seal service
  • Tile and grout lines in particular, even with regular cleaning will get grotty over time.  Grout is porous and it will retain dirt and stains.  It doesn’t have to look like that and you don’t need to lose your weekends to back and knee-breaking work that still doesn’t get you the look you want.  Just ask Clean With Envy for a no obligation free quote
  • Carpets, upholstery and mattresses can all be freshened up with the Clean With Envy treatment!

Clean driveways look great and add $’000′s to the value of your home

Paving & Driveways cleaned

Get rid of the remnants of a long wet winter with our high pressure clean – call us to arrange a free, no obligation quote.


From Puppy, With Love

We all love our dogs.  But often, with the territory comes the occasional puppy accident.

How you clean them up will affect the health of your home and the appearance and life of your carpets.  The puppy accident can’t always be avoided.  The lasting damage can.

Here’s a few things to keep in mind:

  • Without effective treatment, your carpet may surface dry, but what about the underlay and sub-floor?  As urine dries, it will evaporate to the surface, bringing bacteria and odour back with it.
  • Also as it dries, it will bleach your carpet and once that happens, staining is permanent and no carpet cleaner can solve that.
  • Shop bought solutions will treat only the surface with varying degrees of success, but they will not get to the real heart of the problem and will not give you a lasting result
  • The only way of effectively treating urine stains in carpet is to fully flush and extract the affected areas using an appropriate anti-bacterial and odour-removal process, ahead of a proper steam (hot water extraction) cleaning process.  A Carpet dry cleaner cannot achieve the deep, penetrating cleaning results that a proper steam clean will achieve

What to do:

  • when it happens, use plain white paper towels and pressure to soak up as much moisture as possible
  • Call Peter at Clean With Envy, so the problem can be removed properly first time and before permanent damage is done to your carpet
    • We will use a moisture detection device to determine just how far the urine has spread to ensure we treat all the affected areas
    • We will then flush the carpet and underlay and carry out a proper carpet clean.

So love your puppy, but let Clean With Envy solve those little accidents the right way, first time.


How Often Should I Get My Carpets Cleaned?

A puppy accident, a red wine calamity or a food spill will often be the catalyst for calling in a carpet cleaner.  But outside of those ‘events’, I am often asked, “How often should I get my carpets cleaned?”

A Healthy Home or Office

The industry association’s recommendation is that about once every year is probably best.  So given that many people wait, sometimes for many years, why that level of frequency?

  • often it is the dirt you can’t see that is causing the most damage.  Fine soils, grit, oils etc sitting amongst the fibres of your carpet cause an abrasive action that will damage carpet fibre, simply through the day-to-day traffic on your floors.  Even with regular vacuuming you will not remove all the damage causing soils
  • for many types of carpet staining – traffic stains, filtration lines around doorways etc, the longer you leave them, the more ingrained they become and the greater the likelihood they will never be removed
  • carpets are a significant investment in your home or office.  A regular, professional carpet clean will protect that investment and save you money in the long term
  • research shows carpeted rooms are typically healthier and easier to keep clean than rooms with hard surfaces like timber, tile etc.  Carpet acts as a filter, trapping dirt and dust that would otherwise keep circulating in the air.  But as with all filters, from time to time you need to clean the filter to keep it functioning properly.  You clean the filter of your pool, or the one in your clothes dryer.  Well Clean With Envy can keep your carpet ‘filter’ clean and hygienic as well.

So clean carpets, mean a healthier environment for you and those important to you.  At the same time, a Clean With Envy service is a bit like an insurance policy to protect your flooring and furniture investment.


Clean With Envy - Call Us Because We Care

The Clean With Envy Difference:

  • We care about our client’s property as much as they do
  • We guarantee our work
  • We are independently trained and certified (IICRC/Clean Trust) in all aspects of the work we do
  • We are members of the Specialised Cleaning & Restoration Industry Association (SCRIA)

Clean With Envy is passionate about delivering a quality outcome for its clients.  Not everyone in this industry shares that passion and commitment.  We would love it if you could help us to get our message out to as many of your friends and colleagues as possible.  We do both residential and commercial work.  Please feel free to forward on this newsletter!

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Your chance to win!

You can win this 15 piece, salon-quality professional make up brush roll worth $130.00. Just book any Clean With Envy service in the months of September or October and go into the draw to win.


A healthier home, office and YOU!

More chances to win..

When you choose a Clean With Envy service, you are choosing a healthier home or office environment. But why stop there? Teaming up with Results Fitness Evolution, we are offering 2 of our readers the opportunity to win a month membership of Results Fitness Evolution valued at $205 each

To enter simply email clean@cleanwithenvy.com.au and send us the following completed sentence – you’ll find the answer elsewhere in our newsletter:

Clean With Envy _ _ _ _ _ about our client’s property as much as they do.


RESULTS FITNESS EVOLUTION; Where health meets, vitality and strength!

We work with you to create a lifestyle solution, incorporating motivational, group personal training, nutrition and mentorship to help you achieve your personal fitness and fat loss goals.

RFE runs its unique, fun and engaging fitness programmes at 2 venues in Mt Martha and Mordialloc with flexible timings for early mornings, daytimes and evenings.

Want to learn more about RESULTS FITNESS EVOLUTION? Then get along to their Open Day on Saturday, September 1st at Osbourne Primary School, Craigie Rd, Mt Martha, between 11 and 3pm. Lots of activities, giveaways and prizes – we’ll see you there


Clean With Envy Services:

Residential & Commercial

Carpets

  • Cleaning
  • Protection
  • Stain & Odour Removal

Upholstery

  • Cleaning
  • Protection
  • Stain & Odour Removal

Mattresses

  • Cleaning
  • Protection

Tile & Grout

  • High Pressure Cleaning
  • Sealing

Vinyl Floors

  • Cleaning, Stripping & Sealing
  • Buffing

Driveways & Paving

  • High Pressure Cleaning
  • Sealing (where appropriate)

We were about to list our house for sale and needed to get the carpets cleaned before the first open for inspection. It had been a long while since they were done and I’m a little ashamed to say, they were quite a mess! Teenage kids, coffee and drink stains and even the sweet & sauce from an up-ended plate of Chinese takeaway were no problem for Clean With Envy. They did a great job and we were left wondering why we hadn’t brought them in long ago! Julie, Langwarrin

My last carpet cleaner quoted over the phone and I went ahead and booked him. After he had set up on the day, he suddenly announced the price needed to nearly double. So this time, when I rang Clean With Envy and he said up front that he didn’t quote over the phone, but would visit and give a free quote we were off to a good start. The job he did meant we had a great finish too. He’ll get the future jobs from me and I’ll recommend him to my friends. Jane, Mornington

Before we moved into the house, Clean With Envy cleaned our carpets, all the tile & grout areas and the paving at the front and back of the house. I had been let down by so many people preparing for our move and even the removalists were 6 hours late showing up on the day. So when we arrived at the house and found everything looking so fantastic, a welcome message from Peter and a small gift it was just wonderful and a great pick-me-up! Lauren, Mt Martha

We had a major cooking oil spill on our carpet and 2 different cleaners had come in and cleaned the carpet. In both cases, the carpet looked clean, only to have the stain reappear 2 days later. Clean With Envy knew exactly what to do and was able to show me exactly what the problem was and the solution for solving it. I would have saved a small fortune if I had just had Clean With Envy do it the first time! Ray, Frankston South

I rang 4 carpet cleaners. Three asked a few questions over the phone. Peter from Clean With Envy was the only one that wanted to see what he would be quoting. He arrived on time, discussed options and gave me a firm quote. Clean With Envy was professional from start to finish and the job they did was outstanding. Margaret, Mt Martha

 

Looking for a carpet cleaner in Mt Martha?

There are a multitude of carpet cleaners out there.  The decision as to who to choose can be daunting and the results can vary dramatically.  So how can you avoid the shonks?

1.       Look for a firm that is certified by the IICRC (Clean Trust), the only internationally recognised certification body for carpet cleaners
If the firm itself has certification, all its operators have been trained and accredited through a properly authorised certification body
They guarantee their work

2.    Beware of the carpet cleaner that focuses on the price – cheaper carpet cleans probably won’t give you what you want.  Follow to advice of Choice magazine, ‘If a price seems too good to be true, it probably is.” http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/laundry-and-cleaning/floors-and-surfaces/carpet-cleaning.aspx

3.    Expect your carpet cleaner Mt Martha to want to visit to provide a free quote.  Many factors should determine what you pay to have your carpet cleaned and the carpet cleaner simply quoting over the phone is not able to properly assess what is involved.  Don’t be caught by their “bait & switch” tactics – they win your business by offering a great price over the phone, then upping it for all manner of “extras” after they arrive on the day

We were preparing a location shoot at a large house in Mt Eliza with a circular driveway. The driveway was almost black in places from mould. We needed an aerial shot of our leads walking up the driveway, but that driveway needed major work. Clean With Envy came to the rescue – our money shot saved and the property owners were ecstatic with their restored driveway and entry. Rob, Shine Australia: Location – Mt Eliza

For the last 4 years, carpet cleaners have told us it would be impossible to remove the huge carpet stains in our entry foyer. Today, Clean With Envy has removed the lot. They cleaned all our carpets and our lounge suite. I couldn’t be happier with the result. Sarah, Langwarrin