Home Maintenance

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 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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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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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 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.  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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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 removalists.

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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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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