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I love my mother-in-law but I never planned on living with her permanently. I have been enjoying her living with us now that we have kids but I feel like we all need some extra space so I am getting a granny flat built at the back of our block. This should allow us to have some extra space to make sure everyone has the privacy that they need whilst we can still be a family. This block has some tip on the process of building a granny flat including how to choose a contractor and how to get the council approval for the build.


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Carpet Cleaning Between Tenants: 3 Things to Know

by Chloe Cooper

If you are a new property owner, then you may not have dealt with the cleaning and maintenance tasks that come after a tenant leaves. Before a new tenant moves in, you will need to take on some cleaning tasks. One of those is carpet cleaning. Here are some things you need to know before you hire someone or take on the task yourself. These key points relate to the safety of you and your tenants.

Carpet and Flooring Inspections

There are times when carpeting may have mould, mildew, or other issues and you can't smell or see it. These issues can be hiding in the padding of the carpet or trapped in the concrete or other flooring underneath. If this is the case, you could be dealing with a possible health hazard on your hands that a carpet cleaning service may not notice. Before you have any carpet cleaning service arrive on site, consider having an inspection of the carpet first. This inspection can be done easily and usually requires a sample of the carpet fibers or a check of the area to ensure that there are no issues.

Chemical vs Green Carpet Cleaning

A key point  to know is that some tenants may be allergic to chemical based carpet cleaning solutions. The allergies can range from itching and mild irritation to severe rashes or worse. With this in mind, many property owners tend to go with a green or hypoallergenic option. This helps reduce the chance of allergies by future tenants and their children. It also helps you by offering you the chance to showcase that you use green cleaning when and where it is necessary, thus reaching out to a larger tenant base.

Cleaning or Replacement

You will come across issues from time to time that require you to make a judgement call on if you should replace or clean the carpet. These issues generally are stains that will likely not be seen, previous water damage, or other issues that you may have come across such as odor. The key to keep in mind with this is that if the carpet cleaning company can not easily remove the stain, you may want to replace the carpet in that area. If it has been several years since the carpet has been replaced, replacement may win out of cleaning as well.

By keeping these three key points in mind when you hire a carpet cleaning service, you will be better prepared for the cleaning choices you need to make. You may want to consider keeping the same cleaning service or hiring them for emergency services that may come up. If this is the case, contact the cleaning service for pricing and related information.