Gold Coast Bond Cleaning Services Reviews
Written on 18/11/2012 By Swift Admin

It has now become a daily occurrence that we are getting phone calls to complete re-cleans after other companies on the Gold Coast have done such a terrible job, or even worst, taken the cash & the customer has been luckily enough to get a quick vacuum.

It’s such a sad state to see people hand over there hard earned cash to these con artists.  Please make sure that you review the company before booking any service.

Advice when looking for a Bond Cleaner on the Gold Coast

  • Just because they have a fancy website, doesn’t mean they will do a fancy job, in fact a lot of the top ranking companies on Google have some of the worst reviews going.

Some of these companies have more than one website, in fact the company with the worst reviews from what I have found has over 5 websites, all under different domain names.

  • Ask your real estate to refer a company to you.  We are contractors for a number of real estate agents on the Gold Coast.
  • Be sure to get there ABN
  • Pay by card or bank where you can, there’s no trail with cash! (which brings another point, you pay your taxes? When you pay cash to some cleaning companies this is probably not going to be declared.)
  • Look for a longer guarantee of 24 or 48 hours, realistically your real estate might not be able to view the property in this time frame. This is why we offer a 5 day guarantee!!,
  • Ask how long a bond clean will take them, with how many cleaners, realistically the following is a good estimate based on a reasonably clean house. Hours being total man hours.

1.       Bed Property – 5 Hours

2.       Bed Property – 8 Hours

3.       Bed Property – 10 Hours

4.       Bed Property – 12 Hours

5.       Bed Property – 15 to 25+ Hours

The above is based on 1-3 bed having only 1 bathroom, add a further 1 hour for each bathroom.

  • Ask what’s included, be wary if they don’t include things like Oven, Range hood, windows, fans, garages, Balcony,  Air con units, after all is this not why you’re paying a company to do the job because it’s such an in-depth clean?
  • Get confirmation in writing before the job is started, don’t just book over the phone ask them to email the booking over to you. ( A good set up will already have these procedures in place).
  • Ask what the hourly rate breaks down to if more hours are needed, companies are adding on extras on the day at unreasonable rates of $65ph +!!!.

Finally be sure to get a written invoice for the work carried out, Almost all agents will need to see this to prove you have had a proffesional clean of carpets & licenced Pest Control before you will receive your bond back.

 

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Gold Coast Cleaning
Written on By Swift Admin

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.
The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to t

he house and there was no sign of the dog.
Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall.
In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.
In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.
He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.
He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door.
As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap, and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.
As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel.
She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked:
“What happened here today?’”
She again smiled and answered, “You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?”
“Yes,” was his incredulous reply.
She answered, ‘”Well, today I didn’t do it.”
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Spring Cleaning Top Tips
Written on 06/11/2012 By Swift Admin

Great Spring Cleaning and Organisational Tips from Swift Home Services.

As an expert in residential cleaning, we know that it’s always easier to clean your house when you have tidied and de-cluttered before you dust and vacuum.

But when you’re spring cleaning you can take this cleaning rule-of-thumb a few steps further. It’s actually a great opportunity to pack up and donate items you no longer need or want.

  1. Sort things out. Start by getting three boxes and labelling them: ‘Keep’, ‘Donate’, and ‘Dispose’. As you sort through your cupboards, closets and wardrobes, keep these boxes nearby and place unnecessary items in the corresponding box.
  2. A Good rule of thumb – If its not been used for 12 months it may be time to dispose of.
  3. Sort through your winter clothes and pack them away for storage. You’ll have so much new space in the cupboards, closets and wardrobes once you’ve packed away your jackets & sweaters, etc.
  4. Go through the food cupboards and dispose of anything that is past its expiry date.
  5. Move on to the fridge and look for items that have expired over the months. It’s time to make room for fresh, local produce.
  6. If white bedding and towels are looking a bit greyand tired, put them in the washing machine and add a brightening agent (natural brighteners include lemon juice and white vinegar). Also, dry whites outside in the sun for extra whitening. This is a refreshing way to breathe new life into pasty-looking whites.
  7. Attack the toy collection if you’ve got one – sometimes toys can take over a home! Consider investing in some storage containers – perhaps one in the childrens’ play room and one in their bedroom – to help make it easier to keep the house tidy. (Having specific storage containers for toys will teach children to help keep the house tidy by putting their toys away.)
  8. Wash vases in hot soapy water, or update your collection with some new ones, then fill your home with refreshing flowers for an instant lift.
  9. Print those photos  of your family and friends that you’ve flagged on your computer, and update your frames with these recent pictures. Or, have some photos enlarged or printed in black and white, put them in frames, and voila, you have some new artwork for those bare walls you’ve been meaning to fill. Best of all, they’re homemade!
  10. Good luck!

    If after the above list, the actual Spring Clean seems abit daunting then why not give us a call 0434 140 700 or Visit our website House Cleaning Gold Coast : Swift Home Services to lend an hand.

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Chrome Cleaning Tips
Written on By Swift Admin

Chrome Cleaning Tips

  • A dry clean microfibre cloth will polish chrome to an eye-catching gleam.
  • To remove and clean finger prints from stainless steel appliances, add a small amount of baby oil to clean, soft microfibre cloth and wipe the surface in the direction of the grain.
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