The NSW branch of the Specialised Cleaning and Restoration Industry Association (SCRIA) gathered together under the leadership of NSW president Penny Tralau for its first ‘revival’ event in the hope of encouraging members to become more involved. Held at Carpet Care Services in Lane Cove (Sydney) on the evening of 2 September, more than 30 SCRIA members attended to socialise, network and listen to some short presentations by fellow members.
After official proceedings of SCRIA’s AGM, Tralua introduced Ron Bitton from The Masters Touch and Turbo Force International, Arizona (US) who addressed the topic of Winning hard surface work, such as tile and grout cleaning and colour sealing. “This is a whole other side of the business that restorers should be tapping into,” urged Bitton. “With the right training and the right equipment, it’s an extra service you can be offering your clients that would enhance the services you already have.”
Scott McFadzen from Mackay Carpet Care also gave a presentation on Restoration case studies using chambers. “The most obvious reasons to use chambers is to control the air within the environment that we are trying to dry,” explained McFadzen. “Chambers allow the restorer to decrease the drying space and specifically target an area for efficient dehumidification and quicker drying time. It truly is the quickest and most efficient and cost –effective way to dry a specific area.”
The ‘revival’ event came to a close with the newest SCRIA members introducing their services and offering how they can benefit the association. Tralua thanked everyone for attending, remarking that this meeting was the largest in NSW for many years.
“I am really excited to be the NSW president and I’m looking forward to receiving support from you all in growing the New South Wales chapter,” stated Tralau. “This is our opportunity to mould (excuse the pun) this group into an energetic and vibrant state association that will rival the other groups in Victoria and Queensland.”