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Automatic Pool Cleaners

Many automatic pool cleaners not only suck debris off the floor of the pool, but scrub as well. Some can scrub the walls and steps. This is an excellent benefit, especially when your pool is in the shade for some parts of the day.  Mould is usually found in the shaded parts before those sunny areas. It is always wise to inspect places such as behind the hand rails and other hardware in the pool which can cast shade onto the pool walls and floor.

However, simply running your hand over the walls below the water line will tell you if mould is starting to propagate before you can see it.  The surface of the walls will feel slippery to the touch. It’s essential to get those walls scrubbed down, then shock the pool by adding more chlorine well before you see  any black stains.

It’s important to also clean the filters and treat them for mould at the same time, otherwise the spores will remain in them and re-infect the pool after it has been cleaned. It takes some time to clean mould from the pool and it should not be used during this time. To ensure your family doesn’t use the pool, cordon it off with tape and put signs along it.

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Carpet Cleaning

Carpet cleaning professionals such as Brilliance Carpet Cleaning Perth,  work on helping their customers keep their floors in good condition. Some carpet cleaning businesses believe in maximizing their income by not sharing as much of their knowledge with their customers. It’s good business to build strong relationships with your clients and have them as loyal, returning customers for a long-term future.

Customer Education

Helping your customers keep their floors clean is a top priority, so a little extra education helps them as well as helps you. Who knows what’s involved in keeping a carpet clean? Quick reaction to spills, the frequency of vacuuming and when to call a professional are some aspects of floor care. The more the customer knows, the easier your cleaning job is when called to provide a service. Don’t think of it as a loss of income, but rather a very good relationship exercise in which your services and help are passed on by word of mouth – the best reference you can get.

Here’s a few tips that you can pass on to your customers.

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Lawn and Garden Maintenance

On August 21st, 2017, there was a total eclipse, best viewed in the central USA. You wouldn’t want to be in that sort of darkness for long. The sun is the best friend of your garden and lawn, and regular watering with added sunshine keeps plants and turf healthy. There is an art to watering as well. Keep the root system from growing to the surface by deep watering at least once a week. Give your turf 25mm of water each week in a mild climate and do that once every three days in a hot climate. You’re in Western Australia – water restrictions apply.

The tip: place a container that is 25mm deep in the middle of your lawn, and when it’s full, stop watering. If you have a controlled sprinkler system, then program the controller as required. Your soil plays a big part in the program as well. Soil that can absorb and store water is ideal.

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HIRING A LANDSCAPER

Landscaping is an incredible way of maintaining beautiful yards and lawns. The best way of tackling any landscape design project is getting professional help. The options available from landscaping professionals such as Landscaping Sydney are countless and selecting the best is truly a daunting task.

Some landscape firms will meet all your expectation while others tackle your project for the sake earning profits. To avoid being ripped off you must adopt a comprehensive selection criterion for your ideal landscape designer.

The following tips will help you settle for the most appropriate contractor.

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Electric Security Fence

There are many different types of security fencing, but the electric fence is the one least likely to be scaled. An electric fence is not necessary for every business, but fencing contractors would tell you that where one is installed, problems with security are certainly less likely. So how do you know if your commercial business would find such a fence advantageous?

  • If you store a lot of expensive equipment outside where it is easy to get at.
  • When some of your stock is stored outside where it can be seen, or if you have high value stock that is easy to transport – e.g. it’s small and light to carry – stored inside.
  • If there has been a lot of crime or vandalism in the area where your commercial business is established.
  • If you’ve had theft or other security breaches in the past, an electric fence would be a good way to prevent any more.
  • If you have alarms, security cameras and/or guards and still have security breaches.
  • If your business is one where monitoring is necessary 24/7.
  • If your business is in a location with poor lighting or is isolated.

A good security fence provides a barrier that is physical as well as psychological. Just knowing that the fence is an electric one will put most criminals off attempting to climb it or get through it.

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Shade Sail

Since no one wants to sit in the scorching sun with their coffee, many hospitality businesses these days talk to companies like Shade Sails Perth and add one of the many shade sails available to their outdoor area in order to provide a cool, shady place for customers. Of course, it’s not just the hospitality trade that can benefit from additional shade. Sails are increasingly being used in schools, child care places, parks, public swimming pools and anywhere people may gather out of doors.

It’s important for any business to only purchase top quality products, otherwise it reflects badly on them as a business. Just as you don’t want your shop front or interior to look shabby, so the outdoor area should always be kept spick and span with quality benches, steps and whatever else you need to put there, including sails.

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Timber Flooring

Renovators Welcome

We are a nation of DIYers and love our home renovations. Hardware stores, nurseries, furniture marts and timber flooring suppliers all stay open on weekends now to cater for the influx of renovators and home improvement enthusiasts walking through their doors.

It’s a fact that home renovation not only makes the home look better but it also does a lot of good for the resale value of your house. Some people like to add another room, others like to improve outside features. The idea, or objective, is to increase the liveable space in their homes. Weekends spent building gazebos, patios, carports or adding a games room are both satisfying and a pleasant way to spend your time.

The Inside Jobs

Many owners want to look after the interior aspects of their homes. If it looks great inside, then who cares what it looks like outside? Improving some of the interior features can be both expensive and some don’t require a huge amount of money. It’s debatable as to which costs more – outside jobs or inside jobs, albeit the overriding factor is what the actual planned project is.

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Garden Pots

If you want to make a statement in your garden, garden роtѕ аrе the way to go in a mоdеrn garden. Think about the versatility of these vessels as they can be used to dо аnуthіng thаt a gаrdеnеr wаntѕ. You can grow large outdoor fеrnѕ, you can have a few herbs to supplement your cooking art in the kitchen. They are, or have become, a vital garden supply for anyone who loves to do some gardening.

Designers and supply shops have got on board the garden pot train and you can now choose from a range of pots to suit all the different types of outdoor spaces. While some of the designs are almost irresistible, you can’t just buy willy-nilly, you need to stick a few bаѕіс rulеѕ before buying.Patio-Pots

1) Buy to a Thеmе 

When you go into a gardening centre and see all the different designed pots, you start to imagine all the things you can do with them. If you have a large garden and the pots can be well spaced, this might not present a problem. Not everybody is so fortunate to have unlimited space in their garden so you don’t want the pots to clash, mаkіng your gаrdеn lооk like an еxрlоѕіоn іn a сlау fасtоrу! If you limit yourself to a theme you have in your garden, then you will have less clashes.

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Grеаt looking bathrooms wіll аdd арреаl to your hоmеѕ. Many people vіеw their bаthrооm as a rеtrеаt whеrе thеу can hіdе оut аt thе end оf thе dау аnd enjoy a lоng soak іn the tub or a ѕtеаmіng, hоt ѕhоwеr. These days, bathrooms аrе mоrе thаn juѕt bаthrооmѕ. Mаnу реорlе uѕе bаthrооmѕ аѕ a rеtrеаt from lіfе.

 Set a Budget

Mоѕt оf uѕ would love tо іmрrоvе our bathrooms but fееl that the соѕtѕ might bе overwhelming and оut оf оur rеасh. Actually, a bathroom mаkеоvеr dоеѕ not hаvе tо bе ѕuсh a mаjоr expense. Just make sure that if you are not confident doing some of the work, then look for a reputable plumbing service to make sure water and gas pipes and fittings are done properly and within the rules and regulations.

 Uрdаtе thе Bаthrооm Tіlеѕ 

One сhаngе wе can mаkе is tо ѕіmрlу uрdаtе the tіlеѕ іn thе bаthrооm. There are tоо mаnу bаthrооmѕ whеrе thе tiles seem to be thе сhеареѕt thіng thаt the builder соuld ѕоurсе. Thеу аrе рlаіn аnd boring. Thеrе аrе nо rеаl раttеrnѕ оr attraction. Consider ѕоmе ассеnt tiles hеrе and thеrе to аdd a ѕрlаѕh оf соlоr.

Thеrе аrе plenty of gооd bооkѕ аvаіlаblе on hоw tо install tіlеs аnd іt dоеѕ not hаvе tо bе a mаjоr рrоjесt. Thеrе аrе also frее rеѕоurсеѕ available.

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Outdoor Furniture

Transform your backyard into an unforgettable al fresco experience. Rather than expanding your house by adding another room, why not try making the best of outdoor furniture to retrofit your patio for open air living? Apart from sparing you expenses, turning your outdoors into an everyday living space also brings you closer to nature.

But it’s not as simple as just putting your old sofa outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. Preparing your outdoors for an everyday living alfresco experience requires investment in time and money. It’s not enough to have pretty fixtures; you’ll also sturdier furniture that can withstand the elements. Here are tips that will help you make the best of outdoor furniture:

As the familiar mantra goes, form should follow function when you’re thinking of getting outdoor furniture. Think about what you intend to do with your space. Is it for dinner, drinking sessions with friends, a quiet reading nook or perhaps all of that? Knowing its function will make a good guide on what outside furniture to acquire.

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Designing Patios

There’s more to patio placement than just laying a large slab of concrete in front of your back or front door. It is imperative that you consider the exposure to the shade and sunlight, the size of your lawn, its landscape features, the views outside your house, and the activities that you may want to do on your patio.

When designing your outdoors with Patios Perth, the rule of thumb is that you should let form follow function. Functionality on how your patio space is actually used and maximized should be at the heart of its design. Here are some things up for your consideration when designing your patios:Patio Design

Make it all-in-one

It is important that you maximize your patio for various purposes – from dining to cooking, from weekend socials to hanging out with friends, from dozing off to sunbathing, among others. The fixtures on your all-in-one patio could be chosen in such a way to serve all these purposes and more.

Install lighting

You don’t have to sit on the dark while spending time in your patio during the evenings. Install some lighting to make sure you don’t bump into something while walking and to keep your things safer and more secure. The more light you have there, the less likely it is that burglars will try to break in and steal your goods. As a plus, you get to improve the ambience of your yard.

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Carpet Cleaner

Ever cleaned a carpet on your own? How easy was the task? Carpet cleaning is not a favorite job for many. It’s truly tedious and never deliver praiseworthy results in comparison to professional carpet cleaners.

The carpet in more than a crucial floor covering. It’s the place you play with your pet, sit to enjoy movies, or where your babies learn the art of crawling and walking. For these reasons, it’s paramount to keep your carpet as tidy and clean as possible. Do you think it’s worth paying a pro like Brilliance Carpet Cleaning Perth to do the job?Carpet-Cleaning

Here are the benefits to consider.

Time saving

Carpet cleaning professional will save you an invaluable amount of time. The major undoing of cleaning the carpet by yourself is that you will most likely not get things right the first time. However, with a pro at the helm, they will do it within a very short time and leave it as clean as new. With our busy schedules, hiring a pro will free up more time for other activities of the day.

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Secure Fencing

Most businesses need some kind of secure fencing, but what you choose depends on the kind of business and where it is located.  If you speak to a professional fencing company such as Eline Fencing Perth, they will tell you that it is important to stay within council rules and regulations while still getting the kind of fence that suits the needs of the business. It should also look good, since no business owner wants the kind of fence they choose to put potential customers off conducting business with them.

Fencing contractors will tell you there are many advantages of having the right kind of secure fence for your business.

  • Foot traffic and vehicles can be directed to the correct areas by a fence.
  • The whole business can be protected from vandalism and theft.
  • A more secure fence can give even better protection to certain areas where expensive equipment is stored
  • It can be used for advertising products
  • It gives you peace of mind knowing the business is not likely to be broken into when you are not there.
  • If you have a secure fence surrounding the business it may reduce your insurance premiums.
  • Possible litigation can be prevented when there is a fence to keep out people who might wander in and get hurt.
  • It keeps workers safe from potential accidents from working equipment or vehicles

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Landscape Designing

If you are willing to have a convincing garden that is neither finicky nor stilted, you must abide by best practices for Landscape design. However, going by the rules in a subjective field such as garden designing may sound tempting. Years of experience and studies in the area of landscaping reveal that professional as well as amateur landscape architects can create successful designs by following certain guidelines and best practices.

Here are some core principles for designing the Landscape of a pleasant garden:

1- Remember the principles of significant enclosure

The principle of significant enclosure states that to feel enclosed in an inhabited area, the vertical edge of the space must be at least one-third of the total horizontal length of that space. The principle can serve as a guide in designing enclosed patios, play areas, and extensive gardens. Going by the rules, the best gardens must modulate the sense of enclosure as well as openness, irrespective of their size.

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Limestone Blocks

They say your home is your castle and like any good castle, you need a wall, a drawbridge and moat filled with crocs. Okay, may not the drawbridge and crocs, but if you’re building a retaining wall, then start ordering your limestone blocks. Mind you, if you live in an area where a front wall would look great and add value to the property, then nothing beats limestone for that ‘wow’ effect.Limestone Wall

Retaining Walls

Rеtаіnіng wаllѕ аrе соnѕtruсtеd with ѕоіlѕ behind аnd bеlоw thе wall, they can аlѕо bе uѕеd аѕ раrt of уоur gаrdеn’ѕ lаndѕсаріng. There’s nothing cheap about construction of a retaining wall and usually limestone is hard to beat for sheer weight and looks. Keeping the limestone looking good for years to come is the challenge. As well as keeping your castle from harm, a good looking limestone wall will add value to your investment. Here’s a few tips on how to care fоr уоur lіmеѕtоnе rеtаіnіng wаll.

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Colorbond Roof

Roofing materials in Australia fall into one of two possibilities: you can have concrete roof tiles or corrugated metal roofing known as Colorbond. Your situation and preference will help you decide because both options keep the weather out. Some people even decide after being in their home and for whatever reason switch by reroofing from tiles to Colorbond.Colorbond RoofHere are a few factors to consider when you are deciding on the type of roofing you would like.

Properties

Colorbond is a further development of a concept that originated in Chicago and the local product has amazing resistance to corrosion and looks darn good too. You can buy it in many standard colours. The old corrugated galvanized roof would last 20 years, the Colorbond roof would last 50 years or longer.

Roofs and Warriors

You can always go for terracotta, another option. They last forever. Ask the folks in Xian, China. They are digging up the Terracotta Warriors who have been lying around for 2000 years. But looking at price, it’s almost double the cost of a concrete tile roof. No thanks.

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aluminium windows

When building оr renovating, реорlе оftеn соnѕіdеr the wіndоwѕ аnd dооrѕ lаѕt. That’s probably because they all look the same apart frоm thе ѕіzеѕ. Did you know that the windows and doors cover nearly hаlf of thе total ѕurfасе оf thе hоuѕе? Whеthеr you choose wооd, iron, соnсrеtе or aluminium windows аnd doors, thе right choice саn boost the vаluе of the hоuѕе, provide ample nаturаl lighting, enhance the dеѕіgn and give you a feeling of ѕрасе. Aраrt frоm thе design, there’s аlѕо thе issue оf the ease of use and their wоrkаbіlіtу. Thіѕ реrtаіnѕ to where уоur windows оr doors wіll bе lосаtеd, hоw they open, and whеthеr уоu need еnоugh vеntіlаtіоn or іf thе door оr wіndоw is juѕt there to ѕеrvе its рrіmаrу рurроѕе.

The Timber and Aluminium Comparison

The overriding factor and certainly a dіѕtіnсt еdgе to consider when you are сhооѕіng aluminium fоldіng dооrѕ over timber is that there is less maintenance оvеr thеіr еxресtеd lіfесусlе. Yоu wоn’t hаvе to wоrrу аbоut termites оr boring beetles eating holes іn уоur aluminium dооr оr wіndоw frаmеѕ.

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Hire a Removalist

Walking down any busy inner-city street in Australia, you’re bound to see at least one shop bearing the sign “we’ve moved!” Most people won’t spare a second thought for the why or how, but deciding to relocate your business can happen for many different reasons. Poor sales might have resulted in the need for cheaper rent, or that company may have even decided that the building is too big, or too small, for their requirements. Whatever the reason, there’s one thing you can count on: it wasn’t an easy process, especially if you didn’t hire someone like Brilliance Removalists Perth.

Choosing to relocate your business can be a stressful time. In retail, thousands of items need to be packed up and moved, and in offices, the relocation of computers and electronics can be a logistical nightmare. It can be stressful even before you factor in the marketing to let your customers know, and the new floorplan to be pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle. You might be an expert at providing your customers with a service, but you sure won’t be an expert at office relocation. Therefore, it might be worth considering hiring removalists to get the job done.

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Plant Hire Companies

If you are in the construction business, would you buy all your own equipment or hire it as needed? If you outlay a large chunk of capital, then you will own the plant. Then you have maintenance and servicing of that equipment on top of the capital investment. The alternative is to use the services offered by рlаnt hire соmраnіеѕ. A heavy еԛuірmеnt hіrе рrоvіdеr оffеrѕ a wіdе range оf mасhіnеry аnd аttасhmеntѕ tо dо hundreds of tasks. Lіѕtеd below аrе the tуреѕ of hire equipment that are аvаіlаblе.

Fоrklіftѕ 

This is probably one of the best inventions of the 20th Century. You need a forklift if you are going to be lifting heavy crates, pallets, just about anything really. A definite necessaity in a warehouse or transport depot. Mast height and capacity are the two most important considerations. When you need an extra forklift or a replacement for a breakdown, try equipment hire.

Exсаvаtоrѕ 

Sometimes called a ‘digger’, this machine digs trenches, holes, and does a lot of earthmoving work in most conditions. It has a bucket to dig and the boom refers to its reach. The bucket size and shape is what you will be asking the plant hire guys about.

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Kitchen Design

One of the best parts of working with professional cabinet makers entails how such a group can provide you with a good variety of ideas for getting the most out of this important part of your home. Kitchens can be renovated and built from scratch with any one of a variety of great design trends in mind.

To start, you can choose a good colour scheme. For instance, a design team can help you to get a quality modern kitchen that features a mix of black and white. In addition, some other brighter tones may be used to create visual interest, depending on what you might prefer to have added in your home.kitchen designIn a renovation, the surfaces of work counters can also be changed to look and feel more modern and to add efficiency. Having granite or one of the modern equivalents will enable the cook to cut up vegetables directly on the counter instead of having to use a chopping board. Texture is another aid to design. This can be incorporated with striking accents like a series of rounded or straight edges on the ends. This could be especially effective if you have a kitchen island with exposed ends that are highly visible.

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Kitchen Designer

We often think that DIY or doing it yourself in making or remodeling your kitchen is cheaper. But more often than not DIY kitchen design end up costlier than hiring professionals who bring in their skills to make things work the smoothest way possible. Here are some reasons why hiring kitchen design professionals works best:

Modern Kitchen

  1. Saving time

Hands off, you can depend on skilled professionals to know how kitchen equipment fits best with particular structural choices. From knowing which building materials or technologies are appropriate to your needs or cheaper, they can save you the time figuring out what to do for your modern kitchen. Doing this by yourself will entail delays involving lots of tedious research on your part.

  1. Benefit from expertise

Apart from making plans based on your specifications, kitchen design professionals can also give you an extensive array of resources and services that you might need for your modern kitchen. Based on your budget and requirements, a skilled professional can assist and guide you through the different phases of kitchen design, recommend appropriate materials and suppliers, and manage the actual construction and design.

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Electrical Tools

Just like any other tradesman, an electrician has his ‘go to’ tools that are specifically used in that trade. While this may be a matter of opinion, let’s look at the 5 tools that a professional electrician will probably have in his tool kit.

Flashlight

As silly as it may sound, this requirement lends credence to the saying: Let there be light! Even if the job the electrician is called out to may not need a flashlight, a certain situation may arise where there is a need to see inside something. Electrical outlets and sockets, fuse boxes, conduit and other badly lit areas need some illumination. Even in a well – lit area of work an electrician should not be working inside confined spaces or be reaching inside electrical panels without adequate light. In these days of LED torches, the sparky doesn’t need to be weighed down with a large flashlight.

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