Posts made in February, 2019

When Should You Clean Your Carpet?

»Posted by on Feb 27, 2019 in Carpet Cleaning | 0 comments

Nobody wants dirty carpets. If you have them installed in your home, then you should schedule them for regular cleaning. You don’t clean carpets only when they appear dirty or if there are people who will come to visit you in your home. It’s good practice to clean your carpets as frequently as possible.

There’s no doubt that installing carpets in your home is expensive. As a responsible homeowner, it is your responsibility to extend their lifespan. To achieve that, there are a few things that you can do. For starters, you can call carpet cleaning professionals.

Some of the key factors that can help you decide whether carpet cleaning is right for you are the number of people living in your home and the foot traffic each area gets. Other considerations will be if there are smoking family members and if some have allergies.

Allergens, Pollution, & Contamination

A couple living inside the house won’t get the carpet as dirty as a house full of children. Consider factors like these when trying to determine the frequency of the professional carpet cleaning. The same goes true if there are smokers at home. It’s highly possible for the smoke to get trapped in the fibers of the carpet. It will also give it a certain odor. If there’s a smoking member of the family, then try to get the carpet cleaned frequently.

If somebody in your family is suffering from allergies, then your carpets need very frequent cleaning. You don’t want those allergy attacks to be triggered by the elements found in the carpet. The carpet tends to trap the allergens in the air. That’s the reason why they need to be cleaned regularly.

Carpet Maintenance Tips

Your carpet needs proper maintenance and regular vacuuming so you can extend its lifespan. One other thing that you can do is to put an entry mat near the door to catch dirt before they get into your carpet.

On the average, the carpet inside homes should be cleaned once every year. If you have smokers and allergy sufferers inside the house, twice a year is ideal. The same goes true if your carpet is used heavily. But for home with lighter traffic, carpets may be cleaned every 18 months.

When to Clean Carpets

The most idea time to clean carpets is during late fall. This is because you want all pollutants, oil, and soil to be removed from the carpet before winter sets in. During the winter, your home is most likely to be always closed. It means that the allergens and pollutants in your home would just float in the air.

Clean the carpets during the day, especially when you can leave home for at least eight hours. If you’re going to call professional carpet cleaners, then they will require a few hours’ worth of drying time to get the moisture out.

You don’t want to walk on the carpet right after cleaning them, especially if shampoo is applied. You also don’t want any contaminants to get into contact with the carpet after it has been cleaned so you want to seal your home while the carpet dries.

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Tips Before and During Passport Photo Capture

»Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in Scanning Services | 0 comments

veryone should give much thought about having their photo taken for their passport. True, not everyone’s going to see it. But your photo will be on your passport for years. Years. It is therefore important to prepare for it like models would do a photoshoot.

Imagine having your photo taken without really thinking about how you would look like. You think it was fine. What could happen? Eh. Wrong. Your face can become washed out, a lock of hair went out of place, etc. Passport photos are notorious for resembling a drunken you, a hung-over one, or a mugshot.

Here are a few tricks to help you achieve that natural how-I-should-look-like-always passport photo:

Know the guidelines

Obviously, everyone should. If not, your passport will get rejected in a snap of a finger. Your posture should be straight, your face upfront with your chin up. Not too much though. Do not flash your white pearls. You should have a neutral expression. Yes, neither jubilant nor miserable. Either one is no good. Both eyes should be open. Smiling is fine. But your smile should be like Mona Lisa’s as they say. (Good luck trying to look good with that). Eyeglasses, colored contact lenses, earrings, and hair accessories should be removed. Scrunchies, headband, and other hair accessories will not be accepted.

Hair

The hair should not cover the eyes and ears. They should be visible. For those with long hair, you can pull your hair down and style according to your real hair type: straight, wavy, curly. You can pull your hair back. But no hair accessory holding it should be visible.

Makeup

Some girls can go without it and some can’t. Go easy on the makeup and don’t go overboard. You can do your brows, powder your face, put a little blush, and add the slightest hint of color to your lips. Natural makeup or the no-makeup makeup look is the best fit. In addition, try to avoid sunscreen if you do not like wearing makeup or prefer using it under. Sunscreens reflect the camera flash and can make you look whiter than you truly are.

Dress code

You need not wear a dress. A business outfit or any shirt with a collar is the best option to for when looking for something to wear during photo capture. Sleeveless tops or V-necks will make you look like you’re not wearing anything and can get your passport rejected. Dress wisely. Do not wear color white as well. It will blend in with your background and make your photo look like it’s been pasted there or edited in some way.

A passport is one of the most important documents one can have. It is a holder’s responsibility to keep it safe and free from any markings. To help secure your passport in case any unwanted problems arise, it is best to have it scanned. Document imaging has gone popular nowadays as people and offices go for the paperless approach.

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