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The sunny side of curtain cleaning
Many modern fabrics don't breathe very well, and
the summer sun's warmth merely acts as an
incubator for bacteria, especially where the fabric
is bunched. Mould bacteria simply hibernate until
moist air recurs.
So summer is a good time to have your curtains,
drapes and blinds professionally cleaned to
remove all mould and mildew and create a
healthier home environment.
Cleaning experts: Bruce and Kerry Taylor will have your curtains looking like new, while
your home enjoys the summer.
When the sun's stream-
ing in the windows you
probably don't suddenly
think of mildew -- but
now is possibly the best
time to tackle the prob-
lem of soiled, jaded and
perhaps unhealthy win-
You would think the
sun is good for curtains,
but many modern fabrics
don't breathe very well,
and the sun's warmth
acts as an incubator for
where the fabric is
Mould bacteria simply
hibernate until moist air
So summer is a good
time to have your cur-
tains, drapes and blinds
professionally cleaned --
and with longer, warmer
daylight hours you don't
close them as much so
you won't miss them.
Call Bruce and Kerry
Taylor at Textile Clean-
ing Services in Glenfield
and your curtains can be
expertly cleaned to
remove all mould and
mildew, create a health-
ier home environment,
and leave them looking
as good as new.
Bruce and Kerry have
developed their own gen-
tle but effective non-
They carefully inspect all
fabrics and pre-test them
to determine the best
and safest cleaning
method, and excel at
cleaning even the trick-
iest of fabrics.
Their service covers all
types of curtains, drapes,
Roman and Austrian
is inexpensive compared
to replacing curtains,
and you can save further
by taking them down
and bringing them in
Or you can take
advantage of Textile
express pick-up service
and two-day turnaround.
If you like they can
supply temporary cur-
tains for your windows
while yours are being
They are happy to pro-
vide free on-site inspec-
tions and no obligation
written quotes for taking
down, cleaning and
In between profes-
sional cleaning, Textile
Cleaning Services recom-
mend vacuuming the
tops of drapes and cur-
tains, and gently brush-
ing them as part of your
regular cleaning routine.
Give Textile Cleaning
Services a call on 473
You will find them at 5A
Kaimahi Rd, off Target Rd,
They're also open
Saturdays for your
Bikie gang: Cycling ''champion'' Matt Hancock, right, with colleague and fellow pedaller Jarrod Darlington. Their employers,
SKM, support those who cycle to work in various ways.
Photo: JASON OXENHAM
get easy ride
By JOE DAWSON
The Department of Cycling has a
family fun day on Waitangi Day at
Sanders Reserve, Albany.
The day will be for everyone,
roadies to mountainbikers and
everyone in between, plus family
Matt Hancock says when he cycles
to work in the morning he arrives
awake, alert and ready to go.
The water engineering tech-
nician at Auckland projects firm
Sinclair Knight Merz says it's the
best way to start the day for him
and when he has to drive to the
Parnell office it takes a while to get
Fortunately Mr Hancock works
for a company that is supportive of
the cyclists among its staff and
goes the extra mile to make it a
viable travelling option.
The company is being used by
the New Zealand Transport Agency
as a model of how businesses can
encourage cycling among its staff.
SKM has been behind its bikers
for five years, offering a range of
resources to make cycling easier
including providing showers, bike
storage, commuter maps and safety
tips to staff keen on pedal power.
They even have a bike users'
group which heads out for lunch-
time rides, and a company bike
available for commutes to meet-
Mr Hancock, the company's bike
champion'', says around 30 of the
office's 250 staff are cyclists, 15 of
whom are hard core riders.
Part of his role is to speak with
new starters about safe commuting
and to provide an introduction to
the cycling group.
It's just about supporting those
who choose to commute by bike,'' he
says of the bike-friendly attitude.
Having the office facilities avail-
able makes things really easy. Sup-
porting staff who decide to cycle
makes them happier and more
alert, as well as reducing the hassle
and expense of car parking.
People also feel good about
using a sustainable transport
option,'' he says.
It's these initiatives NZTA is
eager to spread to other businesses.
NZTA's network user behaviour
manager Jennie Gianotti says
encouraging staff to cycle to work,
take lunchtime cycle breaks or par-
ticipate in company-wide cycling
events can benefit the individual as
well as the workplace.
Studies have shown that
employees who exercise regularly
can be more productive, feel more
alert and are less stressed in their
jobs than those who don't.''
The Bike Wise programme is
about encouraging Kiwis to give
cycling a go, and to see how fun and
easy it can be, while realising all
the benefits cycling can offer,'' she
February is Bike Wise Month
and with national Go By Bike Day
on February 13 companies are
encouraged to launch their own in-
house cycle programme or events.
NZTA has new resources avail-
able including guides on running
in-house cycle events, tips on cycle
safety, the health, financial and
sustainability benefits of cycling,
and suggestions on how to improve
workplace cycling facilities and
develop a cycle plan to engage staff.
Visit bikewise.co.nz for more
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