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Dundalk based cleaning company MVI Cleaning have launched a new complete online booking system developed by Jascom Ltd for their range of services. The booking system allows the customer to book an oven, car or carpet cleaning completely online by just selecting the service and date/time that suits. The system is completely automated with online payments and notifications are sent to the customer to confirm the booking appointment. The whole booking process takes less than one minute to complete from end to end and will make the process much easier and faster for the customer. MVI Cleaning CEO Keith Agnew said “It will revolutionise how we manage bookings and will allows the customer to pick and choose their own date and time”. “Now we have a single system to manage our booking which is integrated with our emails and Google calendars so we know exactly when the next appointment is due – its simple”. The system went online on the 12th Jan 2018 and is fully complatible with mobile/tablet devices so you can book on the go.

What to do if your car gets egged

eggIf your car is going to get egged, it will probably be on Halloween night. Lots of things can happen on Halloween, but getting your car egged is one of the WORST. It happened to me a few years ago, and I am sure it was random, but the results could have been bad had I not known what to do. Thank goodness I saw it before I left for the day.

As harmless as eggs seem, they can actually wreak havoc on vehicle paint surfaces and cause long-lasting, permanent damage. The yolk that’s now smeared all over your car has to break free somehow, and the impact of the egg hitting your car causes shell fragments to burst over the surface in sequential rings, which cause scratches. Depending on the proximity of the pitcher, these scratches could be buffable or they could pierce the clearcoat, and sometimes even chip away paint to reveal the metal body beneath. Not only are the shells a danger, but the actual yolk and egg white are extremely corrosive to paint surfaces, and can actually eat into the car’s surface if left on too long.

Unfortunately, with eggs, if you snooze, you lose… a layer of paint, that is. If not removed immediately, an egg will cause permanent damage to any and all paints, no matter how well waxed and/or maintained the vehicle is. So, if you’re waking up to a sunny-side-up quarter panel, the damage will have already been done. What you need to do is clean the surface as much as possible with water.

Use the pressure from a hose to clear off the dried egg so that you don’t rub minuscule bits of eggshell around the surface (which would cause more scratches than you already have to deal with). Once you’ve cleared the surface, take a closer look at the area. If the paint has been etched away — the surface will feel rough — then a repaint is necessary; otherwise, you’ll be left with a permanent scar. Often, the egg will cause the paint to look foggy or faded, which can also only be corrected by repainting the car.

However, if the egg shells caused no damage and you got to the egg in time, an overall wash with soft detergent may do the trick to mask the nasty prank. Also, the color of your car will help; lighter shades — such as silver, white and beige — won’t show as much scarring as black, blue or dark green. So if you have a garage you can put a car in, leave the lighter color out unless there is a huge difference in the value of the cars.

Should this happen to you, shoot all you can off with water and get the car to a professional valeting company ASAP.  Egg will eat right through your clearcoat, and ultimately your paint if left alone and exposed to the sun.

MVI Win Best Customer Service Award

We are over the moon to win the Best Customer Service award in the Louth Business Awards 2015 last night. A huge thank you to all the staff within MVI who have made this happen. Over the last few months MVI was over stretched but service has not suffered. We have announced a further four jobs earlier this week and we are looking forward to the times ahead. Also, congratulations to Aura Leisure, Crowne Plaza and Ecological Waste Management on their achievement within our catergory. Finally, we would like to say thank you to all of our customers whom we could not have done this without.

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