Fabric lounge suites are the preferred choice for many Australians. The fabric provides a warm and soft place to recline, which many people like better than leather or vinyl-covered lounge suites. Unfortunately, fabric upholstery is more difficult to clean than other upholstery types. It's also more absorbent, which means that as well as dirt and stains, nasty health hazards can build up on the surface of the fabric and also within the inner parts of the lounge suite's padding.
While cleaning for a living isn't usually viewed as a cool career move, there are many benefits to working in the commercial cleaning industry—particularly while you're young and physically fit. To help persuade your teen to seriously consider putting down their phone and picking up a scrubbing brush, here are five benefits of getting a casual job as a cleaner.
While it may be a few years before your teen is leaving the family nest, now is the time to really nail down the basics of living a self-sufficient life.
Just tossing all your dirty clothes in the washer, setting the water temperature to warm, and putting everything in the dryer together is a sure-fire way to ruin your entire wardrobe. Some clothing materials are not meant to be washed in warm water or cannot withstand the agitation of a standard washing machine, and the heat and tumbling of a dryer can also ruin certain fabrics and materials. Note, too, that some stains may actually become set in and permanent if you don't address them properly.
Asbestos was a very popular material in many industries and construction due to its fire resistance and chemical inertness. Many buildings that were built before the 1990s have asbestos-containing materials used somewhere in their structure.
Unfortunately, research has shown that asbestos is to blame for some serious terminal illnesses, which are asbestosis, lung cancer, pleural plaque and mesothelioma.
Do you have asbestos in your house?
If you suspect that you have asbestos containing materials in your house, it is important to call a professional who will test samples, as asbestos is not easily identifiable by sight.
Stains on your carpet may be unavoidable from time to time. Cleaning stains on your carpet is a basic thing, but you need to do it right. If you do it wrong, you can work the stains further inside the fibres of your carpet. Stains are created differently, so you may need different solutions for each kind of stain. However, the way you handle the stains in most cases will just be the same.