Category: Cleaning

How to Spruce Up Your Home for an Open Home

Around half a million homes are bought and sold in Australia every year, which means most people you meet in life will have at least some experience with the property market. According to residential and commercial cleaning experts Gleam Clean, what many people struggle with, however, is the best cleaning and ‘sprucing’ process for an open home. How do you make your property look as attractive as possible to prospective purchasers? Read on to find out.

Focus on the Kitchen and Bathroom

Kitchens and bathrooms can make or break a property deal. They tend to cost the most to renovate, and can dramatically increase or decrease your property value. Therefore, if you’re going to put some effort into cleaning, then don’t skimp on these areas.

Scrub your kitchen from top to bottom, including appliances, and don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty with the oven, too. While it sounds a little cliche, a little bit of baking before the open home can offer an unbeatable aroma for visitors.

In the bathroom, opt for that “less is best” approach. Get rid of the cemetery of empty shampoo bottles in your shower tray, and polish any stainless steel until it’s hotel quality. Get the whole family involved in the cleaning process because, as they say, many hands make light work.

Carpet Cleaner

Hiring A Carpet Cleaner

Carpet cleaning companies are not created equal. At first glance, a professional carpet cleaning company may look wonderful by presenting seemingly great deals, professional looking technicians, and cheap prices. But do you know most of these companies are out to milk profits from vulnerable clients?

The professional look of the technician won’t guarantee superior service and cheap prices may lead to mediocre results. So how do you pick the best from the chaff? The following tips will help you sift the good from the bad.

Training and Certification

What type of industrial training do the company’s technicians hold? A credible carpet cleaning company should hire technicians who hold at least a carpet cleaning technician certification by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration), Australia.

This is an illustrious institution in the country and it’s well-known in the cleaning industry. They give extensive hands on carpet cleaning training and all their graduates are rigorously tested.

If the company doesn’t employ IICRC certified technicians look elsewhere.