Anyone with kids knows that while it’s fun to get dirty, it’s even better to get clean. Operations Manager, Josh Littmann of Lilies Pram Cleaning sees firsthand just how messy life can get for little ones on his daily rounds to collect some of Melbourne’s most loved prams and car seats.
Backed by Daisy Dry-cleaning’s world first carbon neutral, chemical free, credentials, Lilies Chemical Free Pram cleaning plays a critical role in an emerging pram cleaning market. As Josh explains, there’s good reason to get a professional clean of infant equipment. “Recent studies by Birmingham University shows that children’s car seats have twice as many potentially dangerous germs as a household toilet.” To tackle the grime, Lilies has developed a safe, effective and easy way to banish the bugs on prams, infant car seats, highchairs and children’s equipment with a 100% chemical free method.
“A Lilies clean is better than ‘all natural’ or ‘safe’. A Lilies clean is 100% chemical because we use the bacteria-busting capabilities of 190°C high-pressure steam. Our cleaning processes leave no toxic or harmful residue and won’t stain fabrics or damage the plastic components of your equipment.” An effective antimicrobial heat agent, the steam used by Lilies is capable of cleaning, degreasing and eliminating active traces of bacteria like Enterococcus, E Coli and Staph aureus – and returning prams and car seats to as new condition.
It’s a service Melbourne mums love for taming the messes too tricky to tackle with the back yard hose. The convenient pick-up and drop-off service, 48-hour turn around and the availability of an accredited child restraint installer make accessing the Lilies service as simple as a phone call. “Families love the convenience of our door-to-door service and the assurance that their equipment is being professionally cleaned in a commercial environment. The fact that we’re also accredited to reinstall their child restraints after cleaning is a bonus.”
With nearly 10 years of experiencing in the dry cleaning industry, Josh didn’t expect to find a career path to pram cleaning. A qualified educator, his skills are being put to good use building the Lilies brand and looking to the future. “There’s so much potential in the industry, but even in these really early days, we’re seeing such a positive response to our service.”
Now a frequent visitor to the Port area, the massive blue and pink Lilies van is serving as a mobile billboard and fully equipped cleaning centre for this burgeoning pram cleaning service. “The van is doing its job because we tend to get calls from areas that it’s been.”
A volunteer at St Kilda based not-for-profit, St Kilda Mums, Josh is inspired by the team of helpers rehoming pre-loved infant goods including prams and car seats. “We’re really looking forward to creating more opportunities for Lilies and St Kilda Mums to work together. They’re doing such important work for the community.”
If your car seat, pram or stroller needs a 100% chemical free clean, please call 1800 LILIES to make a booking. A FREE collection and drop-off service is available in the Port Phillip area Monday to Friday, or you can leave your infant equipment at Daisy Dry-cleaning, 130 Rouse Street, Port Melbourne.