Steam Carpet Cleaning in Melbourne

Steam carpet cleaning is important for every house and office because it helps to save the beauty, longevity, and usefulness of one of your most prized possessions- your carpet! Dirt, pests, staining, pets, and odour are your carpet’s worst enemies.

The video below explains how best you can carry out this very important procedure and how to find the right professional to help you with your carpet cleaning needs.

At GSR Cleaning Services, we use state-of-the-art machinery to perform a thorough steam carpet cleaning to guarantee you the best possible results.The method we use-hot-water steam extraction- not only breaks down the soil and other ground-in contaminants, but also disinfects harmful germs. The temperatures reached by our high-quality bonded equipment can even destroy the eggs other pests leave behind ensuring better health to your customers and family.

For maximum results, we advise our clients to do this at least twice per year.

Contact us today if you need help getting your carpet looking new!

The How and Why of Hiring Commercial Cleaning Services

Success in business is as much looking good as being good. Hiring commercial cleaning services can help you with both. For instance, did you know that regular office cleaning has a direct correlation to efficiency? Keeping everyone healthy and focused encourages smooth workflow, but a healthy workplace is rarer than you might think. Many companies overlook the basics because they don’t realize how easy it is for pathogens to build up.

While hiring commercial cleaning services can help you reduce staff absences due to illness, choosing the right provider is one of the hardest tasks for facility managers in any organization. There are so many professional cleaners, each claiming to be better than the rest that it’s almost impossible to find out who is honestly capable of doing what they promise. Here are some pointers to help you choose the best option.

Aim for a People Person

People do business with people and use machines to make work easier. Hi-tech, state-of-the-art equipment is important for any cleaning company, but pay close attention to what they say about the people who get the job done.
How does the company hire their cleaners? Find out if they train, motivate, and compensate well. If a cleaning company dwells on the state-of-the-art machinery they’ll be using, like most do, what interests them is the pay and not the work.

Avoid cleaning companies that only talk about how good they are and put down the competition. Look for the provider who is confident in their ability to deliver what you want: quality systems, service delivery, human resources, health and safety, environmental stewardship and management commitment.

Ask the Right Questions, Get the Right Professionals

Compare notes with facility managers from other businesses to get quality referrals. Research online for reviews on hiring commercial cleaning services. However, remember that opinions are just opinions, so be sure to ask the right questions when you think you’ve found the right professional. For example:

• Do you conduct background checks on your cleaning team?
• How do you ensure your cleaners are legal hires?
• What do you do to find and keep the best-qualified cleaning team?
• Do you subcontract any part of your business?
• Who supervises the cleaners in my facility?
• Who do I call when there’s an issue?
• How many other facilities and teams does that person handle?
• Do you have a system to handle complaints?
• What is included in your quote?
• How important is hygiene to your business and your cleaners?

Accurate answers to these questions will help you tick off some of the things on your checklist before deciding.

Give a Tour and Stay Away

Once you pick the right cleaning company, take them on a tour of the premises and show them any trouble spots.
Be sure to state the time you expect the cleaning service to do their work. You can request they clean early in the morning before your work day starts or late in the evening when the business is closed. Whatever time you set should fit around your workflow.

Once you’ve outlined your expectations and any necessary procedures, such as checking in with security, leave them to do their job. Don’t interrupt or monitor the cleaners as they work.

Inspect the Job

After their first visit and at regular intervals during their contract, walk around the premises to inspect the work the cleaning company does. Satisfy yourself that the job is done as requested. Assuming it is, remember to appreciate the cleaners for the work they do. Not only will that boost their egos, but it’ll also motivate them to give you better service.

GSR has the right people to bring the sparkle you need on your premises. Contact us today to find out if we are the best fit for your business.

How Spring Cleaning Can Help You Survive Hay-Fever

Spring is beautiful, but it’s also a key time of the year for seasonal allergies. As plants release pollen, millions of Australians with hay fever start to sniffle and sneeze. This may seem normal, but the National Asthma Council Australia warns a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and breathing difficulties in spring can be far more serious. While there may be no real cure for springtime allergies, medication and household habits like spring cleaning can help.

Causes

The number one spring allergy trigger is pollen. Your immune system sees pollen as a danger, so releases antibodies to attack the allergens. This leads to histamines entering your blood, triggering your runny nose, watery eyes and other symptoms.

Diagnosis

A visit to your regular doctor may help. They will probably tell you to take antihistamines. If that doesn’t help, you may need to go to an allergist for tests to discover what you’re allergic to.

Survival Tips for Sufferers

Apart from taking antihistamines, avoiding pollen as much as possible is the best solution:

• Stay indoors when the pollen count is very high. The counts usually peak in the mornings.

• Keep your doors and windows closed during the spring months to keep allergens out. An air purifier may also help.

• Change your clothes and wash your hair after going outside, because the allergen can collect there.

• Vacuum twice a week. Wear a mask, because vacuuming can kick up pollen (and mould and dust) trapped in your carpet.

• Clean the air filters in your home regularly. Clean bookshelves, vents, and other places where pollen can collect.

Kristine Whorlow, CEO of the National Asthma Council Australia, says that spring cleaning can also help reduce exposure to allergen triggers.

However, a proper spring clean can be strenuous and difficult, so getting expert help is a great idea. Most spring cleaning experts provide a complete sterilized cleaning service that removes collected dirt, germs and dust on every surface of your living space. They deliver a fresh, clean, beautiful home much quicker than you could do it yourself.

When you’re looking to hire, don’t just check that the company uses state-of-the-art machinery to clean your house: ensure that the procedures and products they use are time-tested, verified and harmless.

If you suffer from hay fever, you will get extra benefit from regular cleans – choose a weekly, fortnightly or monthly spring cleaning service to keep pollen from settling and building up, triggering your allergies. When you hire a cleaning team, tell them you get hay fever and ensure they concentrate on leaving your carpet, windows and other surfaces free of dust and pollen.

At GSR Cleaning Services, we know how allergies and asthma can ruin one of the most pleasant times of the year. That’s why we pay attention to the procedures and products we use for spring cleaning – we’ll minimize your sniffling and sneezing with our expert service.

Contact us today for specialized spring cleaning and keep your family safe from hay fever.

Top 10 Benefits of Hiring Professional House Cleaners

Keeping a clean home is definitely paramount to making sure to keep things safe and allergen-free. Add to that the level of peace of mind you have seeing everything organized and you will want to keep things clean at all cost. If you are someone who has one of the most hectic schedules on the planet, you may be thinking about hiring some professional to come help you out. Well, in case you are still on the fence about it here are the top 10 benefits of hiring professional house cleaners.

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1. You always have a clean home

When you hire people whose sole purpose is to clean, it will give you peace of mind knowing they will do their job. You are always guaranteed of a clean home every time.

2. Gives you time for other things

Having a crew do those things you simply don’t have the time free, frees up your time to continue working on other things that are important to you.

3. Perfect if you are unable to clean your home yourself

Having a professional cleaner help you to maintain the sparkle of your home is a perfect choice for anyone unable to clean their home because of one reason or another, and especially if you are disabled.

4. Signing a contract ensures regular visits

If you sign a cleaning contract, you can have the times and dates already scheduled so they will arrive at times you have already specified are great times to clean.

5. Professional house cleaners provide experience

Because the team you choose will have professional experience, they are more likely to give you the best cleaning services and you will not have to worry about whether they know what they are doing.

6. Professional house cleaners provide expertise

They will know exactly what cleaning products to use for every area of your home and if needed know what cleaning agents to change if any of your family members suffer from allergies.

7. Industrial-grade equipment

Professional crews will usually mean you get people who bring in more industrial-grade equipment with them to do deeper and better cleanings.

8. Customized cleaning plan for you

You can have a cleaning crew to come out and see your home first in case you have certain things that need special cleaning. This will allow them to put together a customized plan for cleaning your home.

9. Professionalism

A professional cleaning crew gives you service on a level that makes you feel glad you hired them.

10. Extensive training

Most of the crews undergo very extensive training to know how and why the things they do must be done.
It surely means a lot to have a clean home you can be proud of while you go about your business and enjoy your family. If for some reason you aren’t able to tackle the task yourself, why not hire someone? After all, hiring a crew could actually allow you to be more productive, healthy and happy.

Are there any benefits I didn’t mention? Share them in the comment section below. Or, simply contact us for any of your cleaning needs.

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Vacate Cleaning Melbourne

Let’s face it, none of us really enjoys cleaning. Vacate cleaning (also known as bond cleaning) is something many of us dread.

Vacating a rented property

If you have rented a property, getting your bond back often depends upon you leaving the property as neat and tidy (and as clean) as you found it. This means using some elbow grease and making the place sparkle.

While you may think you can handle cleaning the property yourself, don’t underestimate what is involved. cleaning is more involving than your regular cleaning. The most problematic areas of the home include:

Vacate cleaning is more involving than your regular cleaning. The most problematic areas of the home include:

• Oven, stove top and range hood (don’t forget the grill if you have one)
• Splash backs
• Microwave
• Bathroom and laundry tiles
• Toilets
• Sinks
• Taps

Many of the above areas may be coated in grease and grime — which can be difficult to remove. Bathrooms can contain a lot of mold and sinks and taps may need descaling. And don’t forget about the light-fittings filled with dead insects!

At GSR cleaning, we can take care of all of your cleaning needs while you get on with the job of moving and settling into your new home. Our skilled domestic cleaners will leave the property looking impeccable (and will ensure you get your bond back!)

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As a landlord, it is disappointing being left with a property that hasn’t been cleaned properly. While you may be financially compensated (via the bond), it is still an inconvenience to arrange for your property to be cleaned and readied for the next lot of tenants. Unfortunately, some properties can be left in a disgusting state and it can be difficult to know where to begin to restore it to its former glory.

Fortunately, there is no job too big, too dirty or too overwhelming for our skilled cleaners. Just take a look at these before and after pictures.

Before After Shower Tub Cleaning Before After Brunt Stove Cleaning

Remember, your property is an investment and should be looked after. We guarantee to clean your property from top to bottom, ensuring that it is in pristine condition, so you receive maximum rental with little fuss.

Contact us today and let us take care of all of your moving day cleanings.

 

Spring Cleaning Tips from GSR

Dreading spring cleaning time? Feeling overwhelmed and exhausted already? Take a deep breathe, focus, and follow some great cleaning tips by our team at GSR! 

The Preparation

Never start a cleaning process by thinking on the chores you have to do. Rather, keep the end result in mind. Think of the sparkly clean house, the beautiful lounge or the well-groomed garden that will make your family feel relaxed and happy. Now with that image in mind, gear up and start preparing by making a check list. You should be having the following things handy:

– Cleaning supplies

– Paper towels and cleaning rags

– New brooms and mops

– A working vacuum cleaner

– A cleaning brush

Don’t procrastinate going to store and getting these supplies. There’s nothing worse than having to clean yourself up during your big spring cleaning to run to the store for a new bottle of Windex.

Gear Everyone Up

One of the best ways to make spring cleaning fun and engaging is getting everyone to help in and assigning them various tasks. Get your kids (if they are old enough) to pack their toys up and organize their room. You don’t want to waste time picking up toys or re-arranging rooms when you’ve got to do the cleaning. Ask your spouse to help you do the dishes if possible. And don’t cook for the day. You’ll be tired. There’ll be chemicals and dust and lots of germs. So better to order.

Getting Started with the Day

Get up early and put on some comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Dress all the way down to your shoes and put your hair up. Take a few minutes to gather all your cleaning supplies and get going.

The biggest mistake to make is to try to do it all at once. Take it one room, one area at a time. If you have anyone around who can help you, then divide the rooms. You could the bedroom while the helper can do the kitchen. This works much better than trying to do 10 things at once. It will also give you a great sense of accomplishment to see each clean room.

Some Cleaning Tips

When cleaning a room, always start from the ceiling. Use a long broom to sweep off cobwebs and the dust that accumulates in ceiling corners. Clean the fans too because they absorbed the most moisture and dust. You’ll be amazed at how dust actually sticks to the fan panels. Once done, start dusting the furniture. Keep working your way down cleaning counters, windows and windowsills, furniture. When all done, give the carpets a good vacuuming. Make sure to go under the bed and move furniture around if necessary. You don’t want dust accumulating in unseen corners.

The bathrooms should be dealt with the last. Infact, if you’ve got a helper, you can ask them to do the bathroom (they may put up a fight!) while you do the rooms. When you get to the bathrooms, start by spraying some all purpose or bathroom cleaner on all the appliances, especially anything that may have some build up on it, like the soap dish in the shower. Pour some Clorox in the toilet. Allow the cleaner to soak in while you get started on the ceiling, windows and counters. By the time you get around to the sink, shower and toilet, all you need to do is wipe them down and give the inside of the toilet a quick scrub with the brush.

Oh and you don’t have to lose your head while doing the cleaning. Keep cool and take breaks to drink tea or water. Don’t take too long though or you won’t be motivated to finish it all! Once done, sit back, enjoy the view and relax!

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Cleaning Shower Doors

A shower door adds to the beauty of your bathroom, however, with all that moisture and humidity, they also tend to get pretty dirty. If you don’t clean them atleast once a week, they become dull and dirty. Don’t want that happening right? Time to start cleaning shower doors! GSR’s cleaning team is back once more with some helpful cleaning tips for you.

There are recommended ways to clean glass shower doors that will maintain its sparkle and shine.

Use Ajax Professional Ultra Bathroom Cleaner:

The best recommended product for cleaning shower doors is Ajax Professional Ultra Bathroom Cleaner. Comet has developed a spray on a liquid that is non-abrasive and is especially used for glass, vinyl, and metal components of a shower door. It is a liquid spray that is easy to apply and wipe off, however, you need to give the product time to work, especially if soap scum (a heavy buildup that comes from the talc in bar soap) is to be removed from the shower door.

P.S – If you want to avoid the formation of soap scum because of the soap bars, then it’s better to use liquid soaps. Safe and easy to store.

Remove Excess Moisture from the Shower 

Another important cleaning technique for shower doors is to squeegee after showering. It removes excess moisture from the shower and avoids water spots that can be difficult and almost impossible to remove. A plastic squeegee is a shower door’s best friend, and should be included in any bathroom cleaning kit.Do not use the metal squeegee as that could damage the shower glass and create scratches.

Clean the Shower Door Weekly

A shower door should be cleaned weekly to maintain optimum cleanliness and shine. Frequent cleanings and use of the squeegee will reduce the need for heavy cleaning and scrubbing. The longer you keep a shower door uncleaned, the tougher it will be on you. So, in order to keep your shower door looking as good as new, maintain the cleaning routine and use recommended cleaning products.

It’s not enough to just build a beautiful bathroom. You need to maintain it and keep it clean and sparkly because this is the place where you find the most relaxation. It should be germ free, mold-free and grime-free!

Tips on how to hire a great cleaner

Finding someone that you trust to clean your house or business is harder than most people think. Not only is important that you can have someone that you trust to work with little or no supervision around your valuables, but you also need to have someone that you can trust to be reliable and to do a great job.

And what if they break something that is a valuable? Or become injured? And how do you work out what specific tasks they will do?

Where should you look

Getting advice from reliable and impartial sources is critical in deciding who to trust. So if you know somebody who has a cleaner, then they may be a great place to start. Other than that, online reviews are one of the best ways to find who is reliable. www.womo.com.au is a great online review source, there are reviews are quality checked and done away that you can be quite sure that they are from real customers.

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Six questions that you should ask any cleaner

How long have you been in business

A well-established company will have a long list of references, be highly experienced and have dealt with all of the situations that you are likely to encounter. They should provide you with at least three references (and you should call at least three references).

Ask about the turnover rate they have with employees

Housecleaning usually has a very high turnover rate, a lot of employees don’t stay longer than 3 to 5 months and having this change in personnel means trusting someone you in your home frequently. Companies with lower turnover rates generally produce a higher quality results because they hire the right people, treat them well and save time on retraining.

What cleaning supplies do you use, and what cleaning methods?

Some cleaning services bring their own cleaning supplies and others preferred you to supply them for them. Knowing what this actually means can be highly beneficial, for example for some cleaning companies they consider bringing their own cleaning equipment as simply bringing a rag and a bottle of spray.

Do you have insurance?

Insurance is great and any cleaning company that you engage should happen. Insurance not only helps to protect you from a cleaner getting injured on your site, but also it is there to protect the value of your assets.

How long will it take to clean house of my size?

Sometimes it will focus on a rate per hour, but the best way to look at it is how much to complete the job. Some cleaning companies spend longer than others, and other cleaning companies complete more tasks. So when you’re looking at a cleaning service just make sure that you’re comparing apples to apples. Knowing what specific tasks they do and how long they spend can help you get a better understanding of value.

Do you guarantee your work?

Some cleaning companies offer quality guarantees including 24-hour satisfaction guarantees. Check to see if you’re cleaning company is confident enough with their work to guarantee that you will like it.

Cleaning Dust Mites

It’s common knowledge that a lot of allergies are caused by environmental factors such as pollution, dust mites, germs, insects and pests. However, what most people don’t know is that these factors are present right in their homes instead of the outside environment. Infact, homes that have dust mites are often the cause behind family members getting skin allergies or at worse developing asthma. For years now, GSR’s cleaning team has been actively carrying out cleaning activities with homes infested by dust mites.  With our experience and knowledge, we aim to help our customers by educating them of basic cleaning activities that can greatly reduce dust mites at home and prevent allergies.
Dust Mites

Change bed sheets, pillowcases and blankets at least once a week.

Dust mites cannot be seen by the naked eye, hence, you cannot really identify their location and clean up. The only way to avoid dust mites is to carry out weekly cleaning activities. The bed is a potential host area not just for dust mites but also for bed bugs and termites and so extra precaution has to be taken when it comes to cleaning your bed sheets and bedding. To kill dust mites, you have to wash bedding in a washing machine at a temperature of at least 130 F. If you don’t have a washing machine or find it difficult to manage, then simply washing the bed sheet with hot water and detergent is also a good way to ensure cleanliness.

Protect your mattress, box springs and pillows with allergy-proof covers.

This keeps dust mites away from the flakes of dead human skin cells which are a primary food source for them. Keep stuffed toys away from your bed as dust mites usually cling on to them. To prevent stuffed toys from being a dust mite colony, keep them in the sun twice a week. If you’re extra active, wash them in hot water too. Just make sure, they don’t get ruined!

Reduce humidity.

It helps if you can lower the relative humidity in your house, normally lower than 50% is sufficent. When dust mites can’t absorb moisture from the air they will shrink and die. You can use air conditioners and dehumidifiers to achieve this benefit. If you live in a sunny area, keep the curtains open for sunshine to pour through.

Use stone, hardwood or laminate flooring instead of carpet if possible

This eliminates an ideal dust mite territory. If you cannot choose your flooring, make sure that you use asteam cleaner on your carpets at least once a year. Dust and vacuum your home at least once a week.

You need to clean your house regularly.

Find a cleaner if you cannot afford the time. Regular dusting and vacuuming will help to control dust and therefore dust mites in your house. Use a damp mop or damp cloths on hard floors and furnishings as dry cloths stir up dust mite remains. Vacuum carpets, sofas, curtains and window blinds regularly with a powerful vacuum cleaner, preferably with a special filter.

Keep away furry and feathered animals from your bedroom.

Your pets’ dead skin cells are another food source for dust mites. So it’s best to have your pets sleep as far away from your bedroom as possible. You can treat your pets’ sleeping areas the same as yours, i.e. regular cleaning and use allergy-proof covers. http://www.gsrcleaning.com.au/

How to Make Spring Cleaning Enjoyable and Effective

Had all the winter fun? Looking forward to spring already? Well, after a gloomy winter, everyone wants to welcome a beautiful spring; the only problem is preparing for spring cleaning. The idea of having to wash and store away winter clothes, dust and clean the house, making it all sparkly clean is enough to make you feel exhausted. But, don’t worry. GSR’s cleaning team has some valuable advice for you and we assure you that if you follow these instructions, spring cleaning will actually be an activity you enjoy instead of dread. So ready for some cleaning lessons? Here you go.

Lesson 1 – Storing Away Winter Clothes

Most people simply store away winter stuff such as blankets and quilts without having them dry-cleaned. It’s very important that you get all your winter stuff dry cleaned before storing it away – even if you haven’t used it. This way, any humidity or mold formed during those dark winter days will be removed and the garment will not smell if you store it for the year. Now, for the storing, use zipped plastic bags that you can easily get at stores and start packing up gradually. Don’t wait for one day to do it all. If you think you won’t be needing that thick leather jacket, pack it. This way, by the time spring arrives, you’ve already got everything packed.

Lesson 2 – Pack Neatly

Don’t fold your clothes when packing as that will cause some hard to straighten out creases and would also consume extra space. So make sure you roll it neatly into the bag. Segregate the clothes into various bags. Keep one only for shawls and sweaters while the other for shirts and pants respective.

Lesson 3- Label Your Clothes

For ease of use, label the bags you’ve stored. When winter arrives, you don’t need to go searching for that shawl. All you have to do is check the shawl bag and there it is! Keep your winter and summer clothes separate. Either use the lower portion of the wardrobe to store all winter clothes or place them neatly in the attic in a cardboard box. This way your cupboard won’t be too crowded.

Lesson 4- Donate Clothes if You No Longer Need Them

The clothes you toss out is probably still in very good condition and should be donated to the poor and homeless. You can create bundles of those clothes and send them over to a social institute or give it to the homeless.

Lesson 5- Sell Christmas Decorations to Flea Markets

Want to get rid of your Christmas tree to get a bigger, better one next year. Well, don’t just turn it into garbage. Put it up for sale in the online world or send it to your local flea market for a good price. Do the same for all other Christmas decorations and ornaments that you no longer use.