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Ascot History Made To Shimmi

Many a million-dollar home decorates the landscape at Ascot. But of rare distinction is the home with history. Dating back to 1912 the Gumerache estate was once a hospital but is now a treasured home. The elegantly minimal, double-hung panelled windows are reminiscent of the post-colonial era. They are tastefully dressed in discreet finery allowing their design and views of lush lawns to create the sense of whimsy unique to history.

These gorgeous, delicate windows need more than the usual attention when you’re trying to make history shimmi!  We appreciate panelled glass is all about clean lines giving the eye perspective for a wider view. So smudged corners are not acceptable. Neither do you want fur, fluff or dust sticking to any residue left by cheap window cleaning products or sloppy technique.

A gentle touch, the right equipment and an eye for detail is the difference between a professional clean and a reason to scream (that is, if you have ever tried to clean them yourself!). This finicky work is not unfamiliar to our Get it Clean crew.  We are accustomed and well-equipped to restore niche windows to their former sparkling glory.

Calling the professional Get it Clean team who have years of experience will make your architectural piece of history come back to life with sparkling clean windows.

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Powering Up The Gold Coast With A Solar Panel Clean

What an interesting day in the ‘office’ for our Get It Clean team! Taking in the views was not on their minds as they powered through cleaning 320 solar panels on top of a College building on the Gold Coast.

Why clean solar panels you may wonder? Well just like everything else, solar panels are not immune to getting dusty, building up grime and even bird droppings over time. But unlike most cleaning jobs, this will impact on your hip pocket, as dirty solar panels will not work as efficiently!  In fact cleaning solar panels can increase their efficiency by up to 25-30%.

There are a number of factors that determine how often you should get your solar panels cleaned – your location, the tilt angle of your panels and the amount of wind-blown dust. Also, if you notice your electricity bill is not as low as you expected it to be, that may be a sign that it is time for a clean.

As you can see from this job, the Get It Clean team are highly trained and experienced in restoring your solar panels to their former glory.  You don’t have to worry about safety (yours or theirs!) as the team are well equipped to comply with all health and safety regulations.

So before the electricity bill hits the roof this coming winter, why not get the team to get on the roof instead and clean your solar panels for you.  Contact us for a quote before your next electricity bill arrives!

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Enjoy The View From This Refurbished Ascot Home

Do you pay big money to live in a particular location only to find yourself rarely enjoying the indoor comforts of home? Why is that? Well isn’t it true that despite the Queensland heat we thrive in a ‘outdoor living’ lifestyle? Our senses are invigorated, our need for aesthetics satisfied by absorbing the benefits of green spaces and natural light.

 

Did you know you don’t have to refurb your house to enjoy such benefits in the comforts of home? Your home already has a window right? Probably more than one I’m sure 😉 So where am I going with this? Introduce your desired green space by positioning established pot plants throughout your living areas. Then simply pull up blinds to unleash the aesthetic power of your windows! Invite ‘daylighting’ into your everyday ‘at home’ experience.

 

Perhaps your approach to ‘indoor living’ has been to pull down the shutters, lock down the hatches and block out the light. If so, remember the unveiling of your windows will reflect this out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentality. But don’t be alarmed or discouraged by the accumulation of dust, water marks and other visual undesirables on your glass. And please don’t let embarrassment stop you from resurrecting your windows with a fuss-free professional window clean.

 

Our team here at Get It Clean are happy to help and are equipped with the right products and technique to achieve your desired results. Your clean and clear windows will satisfy the eyes and allow ‘daylighting’ to work its wonders on your plants and on your mind :-).

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Chemical Concrete Clean In Taringa

Summer is here! Moments of lingering in the poolside sun for our daily Vitamin D intake is on everyone’s weekend agenda. So how do we prepare??? We dig out our swimmers, detox our bodies. The boy’s hit the gym and stockpile beer in the fridge. We spruce up our pool and prune the poodle…and hedges. But what is to be done about the garden path – those slinky, slippery access strips to the pool? You know…the one frequented by petite wet feet hurriedly dashing for the dunny :-/ What no one wants to imagine is someone kissing the concrete on their way because they slipped on slime.

Case in point are the above before and after pictures of a chemical concrete clean in Taringa. Ain’t it funny that when our garden flourishes the concrete suffers. Maybe not so funny but the alternative could read ‘sterile flourishes whilst our mind suffers’…hmmm, so we’re keeping our gardens right! And maybe in the future building outdoor surfaces from more durable materials will be common practice.

But perhaps you’re reading this blog at a loss as to what can be done to undo three seasons of weathering to your outdoor surfaces.

Tip 1: Don’t wait three seasons before you call Get It Clean! Constant exposure to the elements without man’s intervention can prove more powerful than the best chemical clean. This is true even when you’ve got the best in the cleaning business working for you.

Tip 2: To maintain the ‘good as new’ appeal schedule a routine quarterly chemical clean. You’ll understand why when you’ve spent hours trying to pressure blast your way to clean and clear surfaces. Or could it be you’ve already arrived at “arrrrgggggh” – sorry!

Tip 3: Ask The Get It Clean Team for more tips when you witness them in their element!

Tip 4: Enjoy taking a walk down the garden path. Enjoy the delights of summer in our beautiful leafy green Brisbane.

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Non-Intrusive Window Cleaning for Small Commercial Buildings at Eight Mile Plains

What’s the first thing you notice about our guy cleaning the windows of this small commercial building at Eight Mile Plains?

If you work, or have ever worked, in a ‘room with a view’ indulge with me for a moment…

Do you remember the occasion when you were tippy tappin away on your computer only to be startled by someone else’s reflection appearing on your screen? You swivel to see a window cleaner straddling the outside ledge squeegeeing his way across your view, bucket in hand, weaving in and out of fluorescent coloured abseiling ropes. Whilst you quietly ponder (or, like me, you may have said this out loud)  “…are my windows two way?” the hooked up, tightly harnessed window cleaner smiles and winks back at you ;-)! Awkward right?  Even more so if he’s still there 10min later :-o!

Here’s a pithy one-liner our Get It Clean window whiz team strive to deliver on: “We don’t loiter at our business whilst cleaning yours!” And whilst our cleaning crew don’t skimp on safety equipment we want the end result not our equipment to be ‘fluorescently’ obvious to you, your employees and customers!

Now…what does that ‘look’ like in action…how do we do a fancy job without looking too fancy ourselves? Well, do you see any ladders, buckets, bungee equipment, fluorescent abseiling ropes, temporary trestles etc. in this picture? NO – and that’s because we are not stuck in the 1990’s! Less definitely is more when you want to deliver a professional window cleaning service to professional commercial businesses. So we pride ourselves on keeping ‘to the minute’ current with best practice window cleaning techniques, products and specialised equipment.

Did you spot the water fed, light weight extension pole our cleaner is using here? That’s right, he’s using a water fed pole, which means there’s a hose attached. But you can hardly see it right? That’s the way we like it. His presence is not imposing or his methods disruptive. The top of the range cleaning products we use enable our cleaners to deliver a streak free, smudge free clean the first time, which means it’s the sparkle in your windows that will capture your clients eye not the yoyo acrobatics of your window cleaner.

Give us a call if you want our professional Get It Clean team working with you to uphold the professional reputation of your commercial business whilst making your shop front shine!

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Window Cleaning Arch Windows Not A Problem at Shorncliffe

Talk about a school boasting ‘old-school’ charm coupled with modern practicality! When we arrived on sight at this beautiful school we were thrilled to see a juxtaposition of old and new. The durability of aluminium frames partnered with classic wooden veneer ‘arch’ or ‘radius’ windows. So called because, as you can see, the bottom of the window is a rectangle shape while the top is an arch.

If you are a proud owner of arch windows you know there is more to them than their visual appeal. They can be installed operable or fixed and can be detailed, as these ones are, with grids; bars that divide the windows into smaller panes. These are the positive things you need to recall when you realise how TRICKY they are to clean! Yes…they are gorgeous to look at but can be a little high maintenance (as most things gorgeous are ;-)).

Because we know ‘windows’ well, this eye candy proved no obstacle for our expert window cleaning professionals. Neither did cleaning two stories of arch windows (using extension poles, specialised squeegee’s and expert technique) easily intimidate our Get It Clean crew. With an eye for detail, the van loaded up with the right equipment for this tricky, finicky work, we restored the sparkle that gorgeous windows justly deserve.

How did we do it? Of course working with top quality equipment and products is a big part of it, but so is our window cleaning technique – ‘fanning’. Moving the squeegee back and forth over the glass with suitable pressure and continuous motion to leave the glass streak free and drip free. This is something you can try at home! Then next time you call us to restore the glamour to your arch widows get the professionals to show you what ‘fanning’ should really look like!

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High Window Glass Washed Easily at a Brisbane Hospital

What’s the first thing that comes to mind on viewing this window washing moment in time? Does the expression “go go gadget…extension poles” ring a bell? Or…what about “there ain’t no window high enough, there ain’t no grime tough enough to keep us from getting to it”…suffice to say this was definitely one of Steve’s ‘four story glory’ moments! And no doubt, as Steve was washing windows at this Brisbane hospital building, he was humming a similar tune.

The invention of light weight, water fed extension poles has really revolutionized the window washing world. We can now efficiently and safely clean high windows, ladder free, from the ground up. This is fabulously fuss free! What was, once upon a time, a “how many ladders can we ethically fix to a van?” exercise is now a fete of finesse. This is sure to keep commercial window cleaners all around the world humming whilst they wash 😉

If you look at the photo closely you’ll notice the extension poles are designed ingeniously without any obvious water pipes hanging off them. Why is that? In two words, practicality and functionality. Our equipment is purpose made to allow a water fed hose to be snuggly threaded through the middle of the pole. Such innovation has a two faceted purpose.

1. It minimises trip hazards. This leaves the Work Place Health and Safety Officer humming.

2. It allows a continuous stream of water to be pumped through the hose, flooding the window as it’s washed clean. This results in a scratch, smudge, dust free clean every time. Which means your window’s sparkle for longer in between washes.

If it’s time for your business’ high window’s to be washed clean and you’re after a fabulously fuss free experience that will leave you humming, give our Get It Clean team a call. We are happy to help!

Fortitude Valley Exterior Building Surfaces Restored With A Wash Down

Getting our buildings surfaces clean and clear of grime is not just a matter of waiting for the next heavy downpour of rain. Grime is sticky and unsightly. It hosts a thriving ecosystem of bacteria and other contaminants that slowly jeopardize the integrity of your exterior building surfaces. And unfortunately ‘grime’ and its partner in crime ‘slime’ have fingerprints. If not routinely washed away a build-up of grime, even after being professional treated, can leave residual stains on even the toughest of surfaces. And that just ain’t pretty or good for business.

The good news is our Get It Clean grime fighting team (…Steve and the crew are kind of the superhero’s of the window cleaning world) were able to restore this buildings surfaces to their former glory. Phewww…another surface saved from the grave 🙂

So how did we do it? Having obtained the necessary information about the grime and the building’s exterior surfaces before we arrived to start work (that’s at no cost to you of course), our highly trained cleaners could spring into action thoroughly spraying the affected areas with a specialty blended cleaning solution specific to this type of grime and surface. There’s a free tit bit for you; using specialty blended cleaning solutions saves us time and you money because you’re not paying our cleaners ‘to wait’ for the product to soak in. You’re only paying us for the clean!

Because maintaining the integrity of the buildings surfaces is very important we coupled a specialty blended solution with specialised exterior building washing equipment. Soft bristled, water fed brushes on light weight extension poles enabled us to wash this building from the ground leaving no scratches or scuffs on the surfaces (which can later lend to rust) only SPARKLE!

We are happy to accommodate any special needs your exterior surfaces may have and spray, swipe, wipe and squeegee our way to making them sparkle! Give us a call on 0404 802 530 to schedule a routine building wash for your unsightly exterior surfaces!

Cleaning Solar Panels Is For Cleaning Professionals – Check Us Out at McDowall!

Every savvy solar panel investor knows keeping your solar panels clean and clear is a must! When you routinely wash clean your solar panels you want to minimise the potential for scuffs, smudges, streaks and scratches in order to maximise the clean natural energy harvested per molecule. This means you max your ‘money in pocket’ profit margin-now that’s savvy!

As you know solar panels are usually designed to self-clean right? But us Queenslanders love to invite a bit of the country into the city by planting native flowering trees to attract the Brissy bird life 😉 The downer is this can increase the build-up of dust and droppings on your solar panel glass.

Cleaning solar panels is not a simple DIY project for the conventional hired house cleaner or perhaps the ‘hubby’ who’s handy with the tools.  It’s a job for qualified, experienced cleaning professionals! Steve knows just the right non-abrasive, detergent-free cleaning products to use along with specialised light weight equipment that enables him to wash your ‘investment’ from the ground.

Notice Steve’s lightweight cleaning equipment is complimented by his ‘light touch’. This is important because being heavy handed, even when cleaning with the right products and equipment, can scratch or scuff the solar panel glass. Steve has selected a special soft bristle brush with a nozzle that allows for a continual stream of water whilst washing resulting in a streak free, smudge free clean every time!

If you want to maximise the performance of your solar panels call us to have them professionally washed clean by Steve and his cleaning team!

 

No Window Too Hard To Reach At This Architectural Beauty in Bardon

As you can see this ain’t no spray and wipe job! This impressive architectural extension in Bardon created the kind of tricky access window cleaning challenge our Get It Clean team love! Why do I say that? Our cleaning crew feel that keeping pace with the ever-changing window cleaning demands generated by creative architecture is key to continued customer satisfaction.

To our clients, successful tricky access window washing is all about getting the desired result in short time with minimal fuss and fees. To us it’s all about meeting this expectation, after all we do love a happy customer! Because this kind of window cleaning requires a ‘specialty skill set’ that our window cleaners have a lot of experience with, you get the best sparkle for your buck with NO FUSS!

Steve and the team are highly-trained and well-equipped window cleaning professionals which means you won’t find yourself working for them! Any complication you can think of, they’ll have it covered. We clean with premium quality window cleaning products, using ‘state of the art’ light weight, water fed extension poles that allow us to work in and around any obstacle, including (but not limited to) narrow pavements, tennis courts, fencing, dense shrubbery, trees or unusually long overhanging awnings as you can see in the picture.

So what about meeting the demand of minimal fees? Remember we may be cleaning your million dollar view but our exemplary service will not cost you that! You don’t pay for quotes, travel time, call-out fees, consumables or hours of work. You only pay for results. So give us a call and we’ll happily accept your tricky access window cleaning challenge.