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No Mess November!

Now’s the time to prep the house for the holiday season!

The holiday season is fast approaching and that means the guests are coming! Before the mayhem of the season starts, it’s a good idea to get some of the bigger (and often-forgotten) chores off of the task list!

Here are 5 chores you can do throughout the month of November in order to prepare for the upcoming holidays!

Drawer Duty!

Take the time to go through those kitchen drawers! Take out utensils, clean the bottoms of the drawers, and organize your utensils (removing what you don’t ever use!).

You’ll be thanking yourself when you don’t have to go digging around for the turkey baster while hosting!

Front Closet! 

Time to get ready for guests! Make room in that front closet to hold everyone’s coats and boots! Don’t forget to take out your summer shoes and store them away until Spring! Take the opportunity to sweep/mop out the closet floor, a job that often gets overlooked!

Front Closet Clean Up

Carpets!

If your carpets and area rugs are anything like…well…most people’s carpets, they take a beating over the summer and fall months! A carpet cleaning before the holidays start is a great way to make sure your house is lookin’ its best!

Carpet Cleaning in November

Fridge!

Oh the fridge! The collector of artwork, photos, dust and food! We all know kitchens are where family and friends  alwaysgather during the holidays, make sure your kitchen is lookin’ good by doing these 3 things

  • Clean up the outside of the fridge – remove any artwork that’s been hanging around a little too long, arrange/update photos, and give it a wipe-down.
  • Clean out underneath that beast! Once a year, it’s a good idea to move the fridge and get rid of the dust and crumbs that tend to accumulate under there!
  • Give the inside some lovin’! Time for a clean-out and wipe-down! You’ll be able to grab all your delicious holiday treats out of a spotless fridge!

Fridge Clean Out

Stove!

Ever feel like your stove looks like the one in the picture here? We use our poor stoves day-in and day-out but when is it time for them to have some TLC? Take care of your stove so that it’s ready to help you feed all your holiday guests! Here are 3 things that will get it sparkling!

  • Wipe down the outside – do a thorough wipe-down of the outside of the stove. You can even remove the dials on most stoves and clean them too!
  • Pull it out and clean underneath – no-one knows what might be lurking behind the stove but you’ll likely be surprised by all the dust, food and dirt that hangs out there!
  • Wipe down the inside – after all of the use it gets, the inside of the stove can get pretty grimy over time! If your oven has a self-cleaning mode you can give that a try (make sure to follow operating instructions) or you can do an old fashioned hand scrubbing!

Stove Clean Out

You’ll thank yourself come holiday time for getting these 5 tasks out of the way. You’ve got enough to do once December hits so make sure to get started while things are a little slower this No-Mess November!

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Top Secrets for Hiring a Home and Carpet Cleaning Service


When you are in hunt for a cleaning service professional there are many things that you must consider. No doubt, you have numerous choices to choose from. In today’s fast-paced world, cleaning service market is huge and you will see a huge rise in the upcoming years too.

Sometimes, due to hectic agenda in the city of Ottawa, people don’t have time to vacuum the carpets on a daily basis. Thus, for that, there arises a need for a professional who can do Carpet Cleaning in Ottawa.

However, the main challenging task is how to decide which house clean-up service to appoint. In order to know, let’s have a look at the below-given tips that will surely help you:

1. Look at the organization’s resume

The foremost thing you should check is to see how long the corporate is being in the same business. If you see any awards or affiliations associated with the company then you should surely get in touch in them. Take your time and research properly before hiring a Commercial Cleaning in Ottawa.

2. Go for User-reviews

 

Good Lookin Cleaning Services, Google Review

Though, satisfied people don’t believe in writing reviews as compared to unhappy ones. So you cannot totally depend on these reviews. Let’s take an example in order to make the concept clearer, if an organization has loads of negative reviews then that’s absolutely a red flag.  Also, prefer companies that score great on review sites too.

3. Company’s status and indemnity

While hiring, ensure that you check company’s status in the market. Observe how pleased their prior customers are.  Spend some time visiting their website and also assess feedback’s regarding their work quality.

Also, examine how instantly they react back to their customer complaints and see whether they are insured or not. Furthermore, discover how steady their client service is.  

4. Terms and conditions of service

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Find out the company’s cancelling terms and policies. If you are not interested in paying any type of extra or hidden charges, then look for a company whose terms of service is clear.  Some companies charge cancellation charges too as canceling and rescheduling costs them a lot.

So, if you have a better understanding of these terms and conditions before then you can keep yourself prepared for any kind of potential scheduling issues.

Hiring the correct cleaning professional for your home is no doubt a very big deal. Obviously, you want your family members and your possessions to be in safe hands.   

To book a free estimate, call 613-836-9847 or email info@goodlookin.com!

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Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Book a Vent Cleaning!

 

Vents…we’ve all got them, you walk by them many times a day but do you ever stop, bend over, take the cover off and check out what’s lurking inside? Go do that…right now…what did you see? It’s likely that they were either totally fine OR waaay worse than you expected! If you’re like most people it was the second option! It could be time to book a vent cleaning and home cleaning in Ottawa!

 

 

Particles from normal, everyday living accumulate over time in your vents. These particles get there from us, from our pets and if you’re a parent of young kids, they likely have slid a few additions in there without you knowing (think small toys, coins, buttons, whatever they think will make a cool sound when it hits the bottom!).

 

So why should you clean out those vents? When is the best time to clean them? Should everyone clean their vents regularly? Read on my friends and you will find the answers!

 

Top 3 Reasons to Book a Vent Cleaning:

 

  1. Remove Blockages: Sometimes, over time, your vents can get clogged with dust and debris. Cleaning vents removes those blockages so the air can get through just a little easier! Think about blowing air through a straw, it’s easier to do if there’s nothing in the straw! Vent cleaning gives you an empty straw.

 

  1. Removes Unpleasant Smells: Pet dander, fur, skin cells, scents from cooking, these are just a few of the things that get trapped in your vents. With heating or cooling systems kicking on an average of 5-7 times per day, all of that gets distributed throughout the air. Cleaning your vents takes all of that away!

 

  1. Improves Air Flow & Quality: Think about our straw example again; if you were trying to blow air through an empty straw or a straw filled with chocolate milkshake, which would be easier? Removing what’s inside the vents allows air to flow through more easily. Also, if the air doesn’t have to pass through all of that junk, it won’t pick up any of the particles within it!

 

When to Clean Your Vents:

  • Post-construction/renovation.
  • Before selling/after buying.
  • If it’s clogged with dust/debris.
  • If you see particles blowing out of the vents.
  • When changing from A/C to heating.
  • If you suspect an infestation of any kind.

 

Should you clean vents regularly? No, that’s not necessary! Check the list above and if any of those situations apply to you then consider getting those vents cleaned! If not, then your vents are good my friend!

 

Here’s a good rule to go by: if your vents look dirty…they probably are!

Time to book a vent cleaning!

 

Want to book a vent cleaning with Good Lookin’? It’s as easy as calling 613-836-9847 or emailing info@goodlookin.comto book! You’ll be breathing easier before you know it!

 

When it looks good, it feels good!

How to Pick the Best Carpet Cleaning Company!

 

Carpet cleaning is a great way to make your home look and feel cleaner. We all know the feeling (and smell) that dingy carpets can leave in a house, but how do you know how to book a great carpet cleaning in Ottawa?

Carpet Cleaning Before and After

Fear not! We will break it all down for you!

But first! Why should you even bother getting your carpets cleaned? I mean, you vacuum all the time, shouldn’t that be enough? No, actually, it’s not! Here is what could be lurking inside your carpet (even if you vacuum regularly!):

  • Skin cells
  • Pet dander & urine (ewww!)
  • Odours
  • Bacteria
  • Dirt
  • Dust Mites

Carpet Dust

So now you might be thinking: “I think it’s time to book a carpet cleaning!” But how do you ensure that you’re picking the right team for the job? Here are 3 questions to ask before booking a carpet cleaning company:

  1. Reviews – These days a simple Google search can give you a wealth of information about a company. You can get the good, the bad and the ugly from doing your research! For example, take a look at our Googlereviews by searching “Good Lookin Cleaning Services Ottawa” where you’ll find 20 great reviews from customers. Using social media is another way to check for reviews. You can find us on Facebookto check out our reviews and recommendations!

Good Lookin Cleaning Services, Google Review

  1. Equipment – What type of equipment is the company using to clean carpets and upholstery? Is it the industry standard? Are they properly trained how to use it? We use a Ninja Hot Water Extractor which is the industry standard, operated by a certified technician with over 25 years of experience. With Good Lookin’, you know you’re getting quality work, every time!

Ninja Carpet Cleaner

  1. Availability – Can they fit you in? What hours do they work? Are they only available during the day, during the week or can they accommodate an evening or weekend request? We book carpet cleanings when they work for you! Have an emergency spill before a party? Give us a shout! Need to get the carpets cleaned on the weekend while you’re home? Sure, we do that! You are our number one priority, so your schedule is our schedule! You can click HERE to check our availability!

 

We know there are lots of companies out there and making the right choice can feel daunting, but now that you’re armed with the 3 questions to ask before booking a carpet cleaning, we’re confident you will make the best choice for your family!

To book a free estimate, call 613-836-9847 or email info@goodlookin.com!

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