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Renovating Your Swimming Pool

If you have an old pool that’s seen better days, it could be time to start thinking about pool renovations. These aren’t always easy, but they are certainly more cost-effective than installing a brand new pool, especially if the main part of the pool is still there.

For us, it’s always best to speak with a professional pool builder and an experienced pool fencing installer to ensure you’re getting things right from the beginning. However, there’s no harm in thinking about things yourself ahead of time, which is why we’ve put together the following list of tips for renovating your pool.

1. Use a Natural Pool System

Traditionally, residential swimming pools have used chlorine to disinfect them and keep them clean. However, chlorine is a toxic chemical with known health effects, so it’s a good idea to avoid it where possible.

Because of this, natural pool systems using plants and/or salt water have dramatically increased in popularity over the past few years. Alongside being more eco and health-friendly, these systems tend to be more affordable to maintain as well!

2. Go for Retiling and Resurfacing for a Brand New Look

If you’re spending time and money renovating your pool, you may as well do it properly. With this in mind, we’d highly recommend both resurfacing and retiling your pool during the renovation process.

Basically, you should try to resurface everything below the waterline to ensure worn, potentially leaky areas are covered. Installing a surrounding entertaining area around the pool will elevate your design, including adding limestone or composite decking. Additionally, adding new tiles on and above the waterline will help bring your pool back to life and make it the envy of your friends and family for years to come!

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7 Carpet Cleaning Tips For Pet Owners

One of the queries that a professional carpet cleaner will most often be sent relates to dealing with pets and pet stains on a carpet. Whilst every pet owner knows that their little (or big) furry friend is loved dearly by all the family, on the flip side, it is no secret that pets can be messy from when they are young pups or kittens all the way through their adulthood.

This leads us to the aforementioned carpet cleaning queries that professional carpet cleaning companies receive from their clients, who are often at a loss to know how they can deal with accidents or the general cleaning of their carpets which are looking grubby due to their pets.

If you are a pet owner, and that type of carpet cleaning query is one which you might have, then the good news is that there is no reason why your carpets cannot be as clean as you wish them to be, even if you have one or more pets at home. This can be achieved by following the carpet cleaning tips for pet owners that follow, many of which are the same tips professional carpet cleaners give to their pet-owning customers.

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5 Things to Consider Before Installing a Swimming Pool

When you start looking at swimming pool builders to construct a new swimming pool in your backyard, you probably have one thing on your mind: how much fun you’re going to have.

Swimming can be a fun pastime, an ideal exercise, and a relaxing activity. However, before you start looking at your installation options, here are a few things you might like to consider first.

How You Will Use a Swimming Pool

First and foremost, decide how you will use your swimming pool. Surprisingly, this can play a considerable part in determining which collection you purchase and how you landscape it into your overall property design.

You might be a keen athlete who needs a lap pool to keep fit, or you might be more interested in one you can enjoy with the kids. Some people want a collection to relax in, which can also dictate the type of pool you purchase.

Once you’ve identified your needs, you can look at different pool shapes, sizes, and styles that align with your preferences.

Who You Will Hire to Install It

If there’s one thing you don’t want to cut corners with or get wrong, it’s the installation of swimming pools. They hold thousands of litres of water, and their strength and quality are necessary to keep that water contained.

As a result, you should put time and effort into choosing a pool builder or landscaper you can trust. Someone with experience installing pools can be necessary for your peace of mind and a job well done.

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5 Benefits of Hiring Commercial Cleaning Professionals

There are some who think commercial cleaning is just a case of hiring the first, or cheapest, cleaning company that comes along, and who then wonder why their business premises, including their offices, look no cleaner from one day to the next.

One of the reasons for that is those that offer a minimum service for the lowest price will give you exactly what you paid for, which is the minimum they can get away with. Alternatively, a truly professional cleaning company, like Commercial Cleaning Perth, will approach and implement commercial cleaning contracts, with a view to providing the absolute best possible service they can.

As well as the overall service that they provide, a professional cleaning company can also offer you and your business many additional benefits that flow from that service. Here are five of those benefits…

A Bespoke Commercial Cleaning Regime

No two businesses and no two business premises are the same, therefore offering a generic cleaning service will not suit every business. That is why a professional cleaning company will first discuss your cleaning needs and then propose a cleaning regime that matches them.

That way everything that you want to be done is part of the plan, and you can be confident that you are only paying for the services that you want and need.

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Glass Pool Fencing

The invention of things like modular pool fencing means that DIY fencing is now easier than ever. Putting a new pool fence up is very simple, especially if you have your own tools and a bit of experience using them. The average person should be able to put up a new glass pool fence in a weekend without any problems, and this can save you a lot of money.

With help from the experts at MCM Cabinets & Renovations, we’ve put together a short guide to DIY glass pool fencing. It’s important to realise that most of the steps involved are administrative, which means that the actual fencing is a relatively minor part of the process.

Step 1: Plan Your Fence

The first thing that you need to do is create a plan of your proposed pool fence. A lot of pool fencing companies offer online fence planners which allow you to input all of the relevant information in a quick and easy manner. You need to make sure that you include details about any walls of other fences that are close to your proposed fence, and you need to make sure that you include the position of your gate.

Step 2: Choose Your Fencing Style

There are two main glass pool fencing styles – frameless and semi-frameless. You need to do some research into the pros and cons of each and choose the one which meets your needs the best. Most people go for the frameless option, but both are very modern and stylish.

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Landscape Designs

In general, Australian’s love spending time outdoors. Whether it’s outdoor entertaining, spending a bit of time in the sun, or simply enjoying your garden on the weekend, our outdoor spaces are something to be valued. To get the most out of our gardens and outdoor areas, it’s important to think long and hard about your landscaping.

‘What is landscape design?’ I hear you ask. ‘Why is it important?’ Well, the truth is that thinking carefully about the design and layout of your garden and other outdoor spaces can have a range of benefits, including:

Effective Landscape Design Let’s You Get The Most Out Of Your Yard

Sure, you could just go and chuck a lawn and a few garden beds in your back yard, but would this really be the best use of your space? Alternatively, you could sit down with an experienced landscape designer and work out exactly what sort of features you want to include in your garden.

Consider what you plan on using your yard for, how much time you have for gardening and maintenance, and what sort of things you enjoy. Doing this will help make sure that you end up with an outdoor area that you can really enjoy for years to come.

Making Your Yard Comfortable

A skillfully completed landscape design can be made to be both comfortable and attractive. Including the right elements in the right places can create an air of comfort and leisure – something that everyone can enjoy. Consider what plants your putting where, and make sure that you include decorations and features that everyone in your household can enjoy.

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Designing your New Yard

Landscapers who specialise in landscape design is becoming an extremely popular business. High quality landscape architects are becoming more and more sought after. If you are trying to design a new yard for your home, then you need to think about a lot of things, including what you are going to include, what your yard is going to be used for, and who is going to use it.

If possible, you should try and make your yard as environmentally friendly as possible. While your landscaper may be happy to help you do this, it is important to have your own opinions as well. Consider the following sustainability issues when you are designing your new yard and garden.

  1. Water use:

With drying climates and water shortages increasing throughout Australia, water use is an extremely important sustainability issue that must be considered when designing a new yard. There are a number of design features that you can implement to make your property more sustainable by reducing your water usage, including:

  • Implement some sort of water collection and storage system. The most common of these is obviously rainwater collection from roofs. This water can then be used to look after your garden.
  • Reduce sprinkler usage. Where you have to use sprinklers, make sure that they aren’t spraying water on the road or in other places where the water is being wasted.
  • Grow drought tolerant plants. Doing this will help make sure that you don’t have to water as often in summer, and that you will therefore save water.

2.Compatibility with native animals:

Unfortunately, the amount of habitat available for native animals is decreasing all the time. This is due to a number of factors, including things like land clearing and urban sprawl. If you want your garden to be truly sustainable, you should do whatever you can to make it a safe haven for native animals. Plant native plants, provide plenty of cover for them, and provide places for them to shelter or nest.

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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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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.

Conduct a rigorous online research

An online research will unearth the host of available landscaping professionals. Once you have a list of option you can filter them down by ensuring they meet the following criteria;

A solid reputation

Check reviews of previous customers and establish whether your ideal company is good enough. Look for neighbors who have had projects done and request them to refer you the company who helped them.

In addition, check the company’s websites, if it’s flashy there is no guarantee the landscaper is good enough.

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