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Benefits of Driveway Cleaning This Autumn

April 5th, 2018

Is your driveway looking a little worse for wear?

In autumn, falling leaves from deciduous trees and windy conditions can clog your driveway up with debris. Not only are leaves and dirt on your driveway unsightly, they can be hazardous to vehicles and damage the surface over time. Leaves will break down and create mold and surface stains on concrete, which can be very difficult to remove. Don’t panic! Call the experts at FCT Cleaning for highly effective driveway cleaning that will save you both time and money.

Don’t waste time trying to remove stubborn dirt, stains and leaves from your concrete driveway this autumn. The easiest and most effective way to clean a concrete driveway surface is high pressure cleaning. High pressure cleaning involves the use of powerful hoses that release a stream of water at extremely high pressure. When the jet of water hits the surface, the fast moving water particles blast away anything and everything stuck to the concrete. In addition to this, the electrical polarity of the water molecules allows them to stick to any stubborn dirt and grime.

High pressure cleaning is so powerful with water alone, it completely removes the need to use corrosive and harmful chemicals to effectively clean the surface. Choose a safer and more environmentally friendly way to clean your property today with high pressure cleaning from the experts at FCT Cleaning.

If you are thinking of selling your home or property this autumn, a clean driveway lifts the entire appearance of your property and sends a positive first impression to potential buyers. On the other hand, a dirty or grimy driveway is a guaranteed way to make your home look less valuable. Send the right impression with your home and maximise your chances of selling; contact the experts at FCT Cleaning for effective and affordable high pressure driveway cleaning today.

At FCT Cleaning, we don’t just specialize in residential cleaning; we also offer highly effective driveway and entrance cleaning services for office buildings, schools and council properties.

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Autumn is a particularly busy time of year for schools, with students returning to classes and high foot and vehicle traffic using school pathways and entrances. Keep the concrete driveways and paths in your school clean and clear with professional and affordable high pressure cleaning from FCT Cleaning. At FCT Cleaning, we understand that trying to clean school property can be disruptive to the daily routine of the school. Our expert team are highly trained to operate effectively in a busy school environment, and will safely and quickly clean the area with minimal disruption to both staff and students.

So why choose FCT Cleaning? Our friendly team have over 20 years experience providing homes, businesses and schools in Perth with professional surface cleaning services. We are a fully mobile operation that will travel anywhere in the greater Perth area to you, providing obligation free quotes at extremely competitive prices. FCT are also committed to providing cleaning services that are gentle on the environment. We understand that traditional cleaning services can be extremely damaging to the environment, so all of the products we use are green safe, allergy and pet friendly. Don’t settle for a dirty and damaged driveway – contact the experts at FCT Cleaning today and make your home or business sparkle like new.

 

Benefits Of High Pressure cleaning in Perth

March 12th, 2018

A high pressure cleaning (also known as a pressure washer) is a machine that mechanically sprays a surface to remove any stubborn debris.

These machines have incredibly high-power hoses that blast surfaces with their water jets. This is very efficient at cleaning outdoor areas such as patios, driveways, decking and even things like barbeques and outdoor furniture. Grime, dirt, dust and other properties can quickly and easily be removed, and leave an area looking fresh and brand new.

Many people use soapy water to hand scrub surfaces only to find that stubborn things like paint remains and grime just won’t budge.

The good news is that there are experts that can be called, like our team here at FCT Surface Cleaning, that will bring professional equipment to your home or place of business and easily take care of the issue. Here are some of the benefits of our high pressure cleaning services in Perth.

We can remove paint and graffiti

Here at FCT, we understand how frustrating graffiti or paint stains can be. They are just so hard to remove and can leave a surface looking less than perfect. Instead of scrubbing for hours trying to remove the paint yourself, we can easily clean the area with a high pressure wash. Our expert equipment ensures that graffiti is easily removed and can leave your home or place of business looking professional once again.

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We can get your home ready to sell or rent

When selling a home or getting it ready to rent, it is imperative that it is looking its best. An outdoor area can look dark and dreary when the ground and surroundings are covered in dirt, plants and other grime. A quick clean can leave the area looking lighter and more modern.

Graffiti can be removed from fences, dirt can be removed from driveways and moss can be removed from windows. In order to get the best value for your property possible, it is wise to call our team to give your home the proper clean it deserves.

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We can save you from unnecessary purchases

Instead of replacing barbeques and outdoor furniture, we can give them a blast and have them looking brand new again. Moss, black marks, and mould can be washed away, and you can get a few more years out of your possessions. We understand the importance of recycling and know that it is ideal to keep items as long as possible.

Many people also have family possessions that have been passed down, so it is important to be able to keep that item. Hiring one of our professionals is the perfect way to clear your current possessions and save you from any unnecessary purchases.

In conclusion, there are many benefits to getting a high pressure clean in your home or place of business.

Surfaces can become clean and clear, grime can be removed, and properties or businesses can be left looking a million bucks.

We can help you or your company by easily removing graffiti and paint, by getting your home ready for sale or for rent and by saving you from any unnecessary purchases.

Take advance of our professional services by giving one of our friendly team members a call today on (08) 9204 3333 or send us an email at admin@fctcleaning.com.au

Everything You Need To Know About Limestone Cleaning

March 5th, 2018

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Limestone is a naturally occurring sedimentary rock and contains at least 50% calcium carbonate. When it comes to buildings, it is commonly used as flooring, shower surfaces, countertops, and walls. This rock is formed in shallow seas and is created by the compression of marine invertebrates over many years.

This is quite often the building material of choice because it lasts for a long time and is aesthetically pleasing. It can come in almost any colour depending on what type of elements are combined with the calcium carbonate inside of the rock. It is also an environmentally suitable option and is easy to get a hold of, giving more reason to why so many buildings are made from limestone.

One of the downsides to limestone is that it easily scratches and crumbles as it is relatively soft. As it is a lighter material, it is also more likely to show dirt and grime when it sticks to the surface. With proper care this isn’t an issue, however, without methodical cleaning, it may become irreversibly damaged and will need to be replaced.

This is where expert limestone cleaning comes in. Here at FCT Cleaning, we are able to come to your home or place of work and cater to your limestone cleaning needs.

As Perth is home to many limestone buildings, we understand how is important it is to remove dark marks that can arise and protect the surface as much as possible. We are able to easily achieve this by using a high-pressure water cleaner. This blasts water onto the surface and is able to remove all of the muck without damaging the surface itself. We also believe that using water is one of the best methods because no chemicals are involved which can also negatively affect limestone.

We have some amazing before an after shots on our website that show the difference pressure cleaning can make on your limestone pavements, pool areas or walls. This can make a huge impact when it comes time to selling a property or even renting it out. Pressure washing can give your home an instant facelift that is sure to impress family and friends.

We recommend booking in a professional clean every few months, so your home will be looking at its best at all times. For those wanting to make their clean last even longer, they are able to enquire into our sealing services.

This is when we professionally spray a sealant over a surface to protect it from the elements. If you are not sure if your surface needs a clean or a seal, we are also able to inspect your property to let you know what we think the best thing to do for your surfaces is.

Here at FCT, we have years of experience in the surface cleaning industry and pride ourselves on our exceptional and fully mobile surface.

We are the preferred company to use by many businesses and we are confident that you will enjoy our limestone cleaning services too.

We are up-front with our prices and even offer obligation free quotes for your convenience. Get in contact with us by calling (08) 9204 3333, by filling out our online contact form or by emailing us at admin@fctcleaning.com.au.

All enquiries are more than welcome, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about limestone.

How Professional Surface Cleaning Can Help Protect Your Investment

February 7th, 2018

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It is widely known that investing in a property can be one of the smartest financial moves to make. Whether you decide to rent out the property or to live in the residence, it is likely that interest will build on that property and that equity will be gained. This, however, becomes less likely to occur when a property is not taken care of.

This involves ensuring that all wiring and appliances are working and kept in good condition, as well as regularly clearing the guttering. It means controlling any garden areas so that weeds and rouge branching are never causing any issues or becoming an eyesore. This further involves, ensuring that all outdoor surfaces are free of grime, dirt, mould, and algae. The outside of a home or property is the first thing that people will see, and it is imperative to give good impressions. A homes surfaces can set the tone for the rest of the property, so it is important to have them looking as clean and clear as possible. This way is it more likely that a building will retain its value (if not increase in value) and is a great way to protect your investment.

 

High-pressure cleaning
Here at FCT cleaning, we offer professional high-pressure cleaning that will ensure any outdoor surface is looking its best. We find this method extremely effective as the positively charged water molecules will stick to any dirt or grime and pull it away from a surface. This means that stone pavements, feature walls and outdoor furniture can be cleaned to look brand new again. This is the perfect way to ensure that your property keeps an up-to-date look and tenants will be kept happy.

 

Regular surface cleaning
Here at FCT, we encourage regular surface cleaning to achieve the best results. We do understand, however, that this cannot always be done, especially when there are tenants living in a property. A great way to counter this is by implementing a professional clean before tenants move into a property, and we can apply a seal. A seal can be used on a driveway or other outdoor surfaces to keep grime and mould at bay for longer. It can also be wise to include a maintenance clean every six months in your lease details, so tenants can know that an outdoor surface clean will regularly take place.

 

Other benefits
As well as removing dirt and grime from a surface, our professional team can also cater to graffiti removal and chewing gum removal. Graffiti can immediately reduce the value of a property and can be detrimental when trying to make a sale. We can easily remove this as well as gum to ensure that a building is looking professional at all times. We can further strip paint from old surfaces or furniture to allow for a repaint. This is a great option for older properties that are in dire need of a paint job.

 

As is can be seen, there are many benefits to regularly cleaning a properties surfaces. Our professional team only use the most ethical and natural products possible, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your children and pets are safe after a clean. Furthermore, seeking the support of an expert team is a great way to retain value in the property as well as protect your investment for years to come.

 

 

How To Take Care Of Cobwebs

January 23rd, 2018

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At certain times of the year, cobwebs can become out of control. Yes, they are a natural part of life, however, they can become a nuisance when they begin to overtake an outdoor area. Windows can become clogged up and sitting areas can become an eyesore. It can also become a huge issue for those who are scared of spiders. Some people even avoid certain areas of their homes because they are afraid that there may be too many spiders there.

Cobwebs also tend to be quite sticky so they cannot simply be brushed away. Areas that were once favourites to entertain can become forgotten because people do not want to sit among the webs. Thankfully, there are a few quick things that can be done to take care of overwhelming cobwebs so your home is back to looking its best in no time. Here are some ideas on how to best take care of cobwebs.

Remove them as soon as you see them

One of the best ways to take care of webs is by removing them as soon as you see them. This way, spiders will be less likely to choose that area as their home and will eventually move elsewhere. When webs are left, more spiders tend to also arrive which then, of course, causes more cobwebs. A quick and easy way to remove them is to grab some paper towel to grab the webs and throw them in the bin. Using paper towel is a great way for them to not get stuck to your hands, however, webs can usually be washed off easily with some water if they do get stuck.

Use a vacuum cleaner

Another great way to take care of webs, without them getting stuck to you, is with a household vacuum cleaner. An extension cord can be used so that the vacuum can be taken outdoors to tackle the outside areas. Places that are prone to cobwebs are windows, corners and flyscreens. The only downside to using the vacuum is that is can be hard to lift up to reach high places. For the majority of webs, however, the vacuum can be a great tool.

Purchase a cobweb brush

A cobweb brush can easily be found at a local hardware store and is the perfect way to reach those high areas. The bristles are rounded, unlike a usual broom which makes them an ideal tool for getting into corners. They also include either a long or extendable handle which will allow users to reach cobwebs on ceilings or other high spaces. They can be used indoors or outdoors and are a great item to keep on hand to quickly tackle cobwebs as they arise. The bristle can easily be washed under the sink so that old webs are washed away.

Pressure washing

Finally, the best way to remove cobwebs is with pressure washing. Here at FCT Cleaning, we are able to come to your home and pressure wash all of your outdoor surfaces. This will not only remove cobwebs but will take care of dirt and grime as well. Outdoor furniture can even be taken care of with professional pressure cleaning. We find that this is the most eco-friendly and safest options to not only taking care of outdoor areas but to taking care of cobwebs as well.

 

High Level Cleaning at Fisheries – Hillarys

January 8th, 2018

This week the team has had our new Reach & Wash system out at the Fisheries Department – Hillarys.

This machine has proved invaluable in accessing those hard to reach places such as high windows.

If you have some high level cleaning you would like us to do for you please do not hesitate to contact the office on (08) 9204 3333.

 

High Level Cleaning Equipment

December 12th, 2017

QUATTRO – REACH & WASH SYSTEM

FCT Surface Cleaning have just purchased and undertaken training in a Quattro Reach and Wash System, the best point of use system for a wide variety of exterior cleaning applications.

The tough, compact design and ease of use makes this system the number one choice for work in any area where both mains water and electricity are available. Without power available a generator can also be used.

This system can be used to access remote parts of modern buildings such as court-yards and roof tops for atrium cleaning.

High-rise buildings where suspended platforms are used as well as the abseiling technique also benefit from short water fed pole cleaning from rooftop.

This reduces time on site as well as reducing height risks. On-site building maintenance teams also use the Quattro for in-house window and façade cleaning duties as well as spot-free car washing.

QUATTRO SYSTEM IS IDEAL FOR:

  • Residential site cleaning.
  • High rise & Low rise commercial site cleaning.
  • Window Cleaning.
  • Solar Panels.
  • Hard Surface.
  • Sites where access is restricted to vehicles
  • Government Buildings & Schools

 

A little bit about the system

Reach & Wash® pure water system allows windows to be cleaned from the safety of the ground using long reaching, telescopic water fed poles. These water fed poles provide reach and control without the need for large scaffolding systems, unstable ladders or rope systems that all require additional setup and take down time. For this reason, work efficiency is improved. The time you spend on site is reduced. This all add up to cost savings for the company and customer.

A soft bristled brush is used to scrub the dirt off the glass, while jets of pure water rinse the window. The pure water, as it has no impurities, dries to a spot-free finish leaving no marks behind. Using The Reach & Wash® system, modern window cleaning is no longer the dangerous job it once was.

If you would like an obligation free quote on any of your high level cleaning requirements please do not hesitate to contact the office on (08) 9204 3333.

 

Five signs that it’s time to hire a professional cleaner

December 6th, 2017

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In this busy day and age, many of us are working harder and longer. Sometimes weekends feel fleeting and we barely get time to relax let alone attend to our cleaning needs. It can all feel so overwhelming when our spare time is filled with completing odd (but important) jobs around the home or place of business. Boats need to be cleaned, pools need to be maintained and our windows need to be squeaky clean. There are bigger jobs that must be done such as high-pressure cleaning our driveways, removing graffiti or even restoring a property after a fire or flood. Whatever the job that needs to be completed, our team here at FCT can help. To help you decide if a professional cleaner is needed in your life, here are five signs that it’s time to hire a professional cleaner.

You resent coming home
Have you ever been in your car on the way home from work and have started thinking about the long list of things that must be done. If you have ever had thoughts that you don’t want to go home because there is simply too much to do, this is a sign that it’s time to seek help. Whether you need your courtyard pressure washed, or gum removed from your driveway, we are here to take the resentment out of coming home. After all, everyone deserves to feel at ease after a long day at work.

Your time poor
Many people these days are inundated with work commitments, sporting commitments and family commitments. After you factor in travel time, date nights, birthday parties and hobbies, there isn’t much time left to spend on your home or place of business. When you find yourself struggling to find the time to get to those niggling chores, it may be time to hire a professional.

You just can’t get on top of things
No matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to get on top of things. Everywhere you look in your home, there is something to-do and you don’t know where to start. This is the perfect time to give us a call at FCT. We can help you with all different types of cleaning needs and have your homing looking spic and span in no time.

You have areas of your home you just don’t go in
Are there areas in your home that you just don’t enter? Do you avoid looking at your roof because you know it needs to be cleaned? Perhaps you have put a cover over your pool so you don’t have to look at it. Avoiding certain parts of your home or business is a sure sign that it’s time to call a professional.

You want more freedom
Do you want more freedom in life to do the things that you love? Do you feel bogged down by all the cleaning requirements that your home has? Do you feel like you don’t get to enjoy your pool because it’s dirty or needs recoating? These are all signs that you need a cleaner in your life. Give one of our friendly team members a call today so you get to have more freedom in your life to do the things you love.

 

 

 

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