The IICRC is the industry’s global certification authority and using a Certified Firm such as Clean With Envy is your guarantee of a quality outcome, whether it is cleaning carpets, upholstry, tile & grout or other hard floor surfaces. Here is what the IICRC has to say…

IICRC Certified Firms have earned the right to display the IICRC logo as a symbol of quality. In order to achieve IICRC-certified status, firms must meet a rigorous list of standards in business ethics and expertise. All IICRC Certified Firms must:

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC actively has relationships with fibre producers, carpet and fabric mills, furnishing manufacturers and retailers, and others affiliated with the industry. The use of IICRC service professionals is specified in leading manufacturers’ maintenance brochures and warranties.

 

To book a no free, no obligation quote with the IICRC Certified Firm, Clean With Envy, call Peter now on 0430 671 474.

Another Satisfied Mount Martha Client

Great to be emailed this thank you after a job I did earlier this week…

Thank you Peter…. for cleaning our rug. It is amazing what a difference it has made.  It is not only cleaner, it smells nice again and looks like new.  Your professionalism is very much appreciated.  Looking forward to referring you to my network of family and friends.  Mirza – Mt Martha.

If we can help you out in Mt Martha or elsewhere across the Mornington Peninsula cleaning your rugs, carpets, upholstery or tile & grout, give Peter a call on 0430 671 474 to arrange a free, no obligation quote.  Alternatively, Click Here and send us a message and we will be in touch very soon.

Dear Peter,

I refer to the services you provided us in respect of our then newly purchased residence in Mornington.

You found us at our most vulnerable, with a dirty, but supposedly recently commercially cleaned property and nervously awaiting settlement in respect of our residence in the Oliver’s Hill area.

The way you transformed the extensive tiled floor area as well as shower recess floors etc was really something to behold.  But, what you did with the carpeted area which had only recently been commercially cleaned surpassed our most jaded expectations.

All we can say, is thank goodness our selling agent gave us your details.

Thank you for having made a stressful time easier but most importantly for the quality outcome.

Based on our experience, we would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others wanting and needing quality outcomes.

Kindest regards and appreciation

Alan and Pamela Taylor

Take a look at what I discovered hidden under the rug of a client whose carpets I went in to clean last week…

Having recently cleaned tile and grout at Kate’s Mornington home, she brought me back in to clean her carpets and living room rug.  First thing I did was move the rug so I could vacuum and this is what I discovered.  Her past carpet cleaner, let’s call him Mr Dodgy, had cleaned her rug sitting right where it was on the carpet.  She had gone out while he worked.  Clearly he has massively over-wet the rug.  He has then left it to sit damp on top of her carpet for days to dry.  She had no idea that the carpet underneath was being destroyed.  There is no way of solving this stain problem now.

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The outcome when you use a dodgy carpet cleaner

So what are the lessons:

- pay a little more to use a qualified professional.  They should be IICRC trained and certified and should be able to prove it.  Better still, their firm should be IICRC Certified and then you know they really are serious about doing the job properly.  Just like you get when you use Clean With Envy.

- if your carpets in the past haven’t been dry in a period of hours that day, then you have probably been using Mr Dodgy or one of his mates.  You have too much invested in your home to allow these cowboys to come in and destroy things!

After the fact is too late – get it done right the first time and make sure you don’t suffer the same fate as Kate

There’s Still time to save $$$ in August on a Clean With Envy clean of carpets, upholstery, tile & grout  Check out our latest newsletter Clean With Envy August 2013 Newsletter

Has your tiled or vinyl floor seen better days?

At Clean With Envy, our hard floor solutions can rejuvenate your floors.  Healthier homes, more attractive homes and lots of value added.  So whether you are planning to live there or wanting to sell, Clean With Envy can help -

- Clean Tile & Grout

- Seal Tile & Grout

- Clean & re-seal Slate floors

- Clean, strip and re-seal vinyl floors

If you haven’t already seen it, check out the result we achieved recently, resealing a client’s slate floor.  The before and after pics tell the story.  You can check them out here –  http://www.cleanwithenvy.com.au/giving-new-life-to-slate-floors-on-the-mornington-peninsula/

My clients recently moved from their Mt Eliza home to an older style house with slate floors on a magnificent block of land in Langwarrin South.

The slate floors in the living, dining, kitchen and service areas had seen better days.  The heavily worn original seal meant the slate was now tired, drab and lifeless.  They had the house looking great, but those floors really needed some work.

After a high pressure clean, I was able to apply new seal to the slate.  The before and after pictures tell the story!

This was how the kitchen slate tiles were looking before the Clean With Envy treatment

This was how the kitchen slate tiles were looking before the Clean With Envy treatment

And this is the result after a clean and seal by Clean With Envy
And this is the result after a clean and seal by Clean With Envy

And this was how the living space was looking…

This was the slate floor before

This was the slate floor before

 

And this was the result for the slate after - another satisfied client

And this was the result for the slate after – another satisfied client

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The prices you will be quoted for carpet cleaning can vary dramatically – so unfortunately, do the outcomes.

Like most things in life, you get what you pay for.  Choice Magazine said it best, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

With the industry unregulated it is easy to be trapped into hiring an untrained operator, without the sort of equipment and methods that will deliver a quality cleaning outcome.  It is also very easy to be caught in the “bait & switch” tactics employed by too many of the shonky operators out there.  They quote a very low price over the phone, only to dramatically ramp it up when the operator arrives on site to do the work.

But there are some simple tips that can help protect you:

  1. Look for a firm that is a member of the Specialised Cleaning & Restoration Industry Association (SCRIA).  Members are listed on the website www.scria.org.au
  2. Look for a firm that carries “Certified Firm” status of the IICRC/Clean Trust – the one internationally recognised body for the industry.  All their operators must be trained and qualified through certified IICRC trainers – ask to see the operator’s card confirming this.  A certified firm will also be listed on the IICRC website at www.iicrc.org.au
  3. Expect the company to request a visit to provide you a free, no obligation written quote.  Then there will be no surprises for you or them later.
  4. Ask them about the process they will use:
    • They should insist on vacuuming the carpet themselves.  If they want you to do it first, alarm bells should be going off
    • Steam, or Hot Water Extraction as it is more formally known is the best method.
    • Have they discussed specific stains and how they intend to handle them.  Oil based stains require different approaches.  Pet stains are different again.  If the person quoting cannot confidently explain the processes they use and how they are going to specifically handle your situation, they aren’t the professional you need.
  5. Be very wary of websites offering to deliver you multiple quotes simply by filling out an online form.  The companies advertising on these sites tend to be very price driven.  Shop around for quotes by all means.  But do your own homework, understand what you are being quoted and select who you want to receive a quote from.

There are plenty of people with carpet cleaning horror stories.  The cheap price sounded like a good idea at the time.  You have plenty invested in your carpets.  Saving a few dollars on a clean can quickly lead to damaged carpets, a shortened carpet life, or at the very least, carpet that just isn’t clean and your money wasted.

Protect your investment.  Expect to pay a fair price by using a qualified and certified professional and enjoy the guarantee of service that accompanies these industry leaders.

Protect your furniture investment by professional upholstery cleaning

Your couches and dining room chairs get a real workout every day

Whether it is the oils and grease marks on the arms and backs of chairs, spills and accidents, or just the general dirt and grime of use, Clean With Envy can help freshen your furniture and often extend the life and appearance of them as well.

On new or well-maintained furniture, we can discuss the appropriateness of considering application of fabric protection.  We recently carried out fabric protection for a client on a couch that was some years old, but in good condition.  The very next week, a child’s accident with a pen was removed by the client with no permanent marking.  That was a relatively modest investment by the client that proved to be money, very well spent!

For an honest appraisal of what we can do to clean and possibly protect your furniture, give Peter a call on 0430 671 474 to book a no obligation consultation.

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With winter upon us, should I hold off getting my carpets steam cleaned?

Not if you are using Clean With Envy!
Our process ensures we don’t over-wet your carpets, and that we extract most of the moisture during our cleaning process.  We will also schedule your job for the morning to assist with drying time.

Over-wetting of carpets can be a real problem with many operators in this industry.  Not so with Clean With Envy and the time of year won’t make a difference to what we can achieve for your carpets – a cleaner and healthier home!

And don’t be fooled by dry-clean only operators.  At Clean With Envy, we are trained and equipped to do steam or dry.  But steam (properly known as ‘hot water extraction’), carried out by a properly trained professional, will give you a better result every time, every season.  If you want to understand more, give Peter a call on 0430 671 474

Is your grout grotty?

You don’t have to live with grotty grout lines and dirty tiles.

You also don’t need to break your back and knees scrubbing them either.

Clean With Envy can work wonders on your grotty grout, often restoring them to an “as new” appearance.  We can also discuss whether sealing your grout (and in some cases your tiles) will make your weekly cleaning job easier.  Sealing isn’t always necessary or appropriate, but we will give you an honest recommendation every time.

Often we are told, “if only we had called you first”.  So don’t wear yourself out scrubbing and don’t keep living with those grotty grout lines.  Call Peter today on 0430 671 474, to arrange a free, no obligation quote.  Tile & Grout Cleaning Frankston South.  Tile & Grout Cleaning Mt Eliza.  Tile & Grout Cleaning Mornington.  Tile & Grout Cleaning Mt Martha.

Of the 4 companies who quoted me, Clean With Envy was the only one that asked to come out and give me a free quote for my carpet cleaning.  Everyone else just asked over the phone how many rooms there were and were there any stairs?  Two said I needed to vacuum before they arrived.  Your professionalism earned Clean With Envy the job.  The work you did (and the stains you removed) have guaranteed that I will be recommending you to my friends.  Anna – Mornington

Sarah raved about the results you achieved in cleaning her tiles.  Loving my clean grout lines – do I thank you for the great work or Sarah for referring me in the first place?  Judy – Mornington

Thanks Peter, I saw the result Monday night and the carpets were unrecognisable – what a difference. Great result.   Rob – Mt Eliza Football Club

We are now ready and looking great for our first Open for Inspection this weekend.  The carpet cleaning has worked out really well and those grout lines – maybe we shouldn’t be selling – LOL!  I guess I’ll be calling you before we move into the new place.  Claire – Mt Eliza

I cannot believe I spent all that time trying to clean my tiles.  Your clean has the grout looking like new.  Thank you so much!   Natasha – Mt Eliza