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cyclone debbie's mess
13 April 2017

Elite franchisees cleaning up Debbie’s mess

Just weeks on from the savaging of Tropical Cyclone Debbie, a weather event described by the Insurance Council of Australia as ‘a catastrophe’, Elite Carpet Dry Cleaning franchisees are still doing what they can to make homes liveable and get businesses—including holiday rentals—back operating. #TCDebbie swept through the Whitsundays, making landfall as a category 4 […]

How To
30 March 2017

How much does carpet cleaning cost?

You’ve dialled a carpet cleaner and you ask the voice at the other end of the telephone, ‘how much will a carpet clean cost?’ Beware if you get a flat price, over the phone, sight unseen, and no further information given because you’re bound to be in for a nasty surprise. It’s like asking ‘how […]

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Case Studies
22 February 2017

Boat upholstery cleaning

Despite its name, Elite Carpet Dry Cleaning does much more than professional carpet cleaning. Our franchisees are experts in upholstery too – lounges, sofas; even boat upholstery. Elite Airlie Beach services all types of boats from family runabouts to chartered sailboats and luxury yachts cruising Queensland’s Whitsunday region. Marine craft can carry a surprising amount […]

water damaged carpet water removal and water extraction
How To
8 February 2017

Flood advice for carpets

There’s not a cloud in the sky yet you’ve come home to a flood disaster! What do you do when faced with water cascading down stairs, reminiscent of Niagara Falls, or carpets submerged in an inside sea? Burst pipe malfunctions from washing machines, hot water systems and dishwashers are the commonest cause for emergency flood […]

Case Studies
13 January 2017

Have you thought of this hack to update your lounge?

It’s hard not to notice advertising hype at this time of year. Say ‘goodbye’ to looking so yesterday and ‘hello’ to a fresh new look in 2017. It goes for clothes, hair styles, cars, furnishings… But stop for a minute. Is your sofa truly dated and in need of replacing? Or could it be that […]

end of lease clean
How To
20 December 2016

Moving on: What you need to know to get your rental bond back

Talking to a friend over the weekend, the subject of rental bonds came back. She’s taking off overseas and is really counting on that money to help fund some of her adventures. In this case, the rental bond – some call it a ‘rental deposit’ – is four weeks’ rent held in trust. It’ll be […]

stained carpet with a spilt glass of red wine
How To
28 November 2016

Party season surprise first-aid hacks for homemakers

If you’re hosting a get-together for family and friends this holiday party season, you’ll know it’s not just Santa who is busy making a list and checking it twice. You’ll have a list of people who are definitely coming – and probably another for those who just haven’t RSVPed but are likely to show up! […]

carpet trends 2018
25 November 2016

When sand between the toes becomes a lethal combination

Ah, summer: nothing beats a walk along the beach, getting sand between the toes. Walking barefoot on sand is so good for you, massaging the soles of your feet and providing a fantastic natural – and free – exfoliant; and let’s not forget the physical workout. Walking that sand into your house or holiday apartment […]

dogs cats and upholstery cleaning
How To
17 November 2016

Dogs, cats, carpets and upholstery: How to live together

Australians love pets – about 63% of us have fur babies according to the Australian Veterinary Association. And in much the same way as we can love our kids without loving their behaviour sometimes, dogs and cats can do things in the house we wish they hadn’t… Like leave so much fur behind on the […]