At Get Shorty we believe in

“A Quality Clean at a Fair Price”

Cairns Commercial Carpet Care (our commercial arm),

has recently been awarded with:



The FIRST Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner WORLDWIDE

to gain this recognition

Naturally, you get the same benefits when you use Get Shorty Carpet Cleaning

Give Shorty a call now on 0409 774 253

for more information on how we can help you

Important information

For fabric & leather upholstery in your home, workplace, auto, boat or aeroplane.


With the wet season in full swing, now could be a very good time to check your upholstery, especially cotton fabric & leather, & any other leather items, for any mould spores.

You may not see the spores yet, but maybe you can notice an unfamiliar odour.

When it rains, mould spores tend to blossom, making them easier to see.

Treating the spores BEFORE they stain & damage your furniture, etc; is most important.

Let go for too long & the spores will corrode, (eat), natural fibres such as cotton & leather.

When cleaning occurs, the cotton fabric may disintegrate with the pressure, sometimes even sitting on a cushion with mould is enough pressure to break the fabric.

With leather, there are different effects depending on the type of leather.

On Aniline or Pigmented leather, the mould spores will eat the top of the leather, leaving small indentations.

With Suede or Nubuck, they will eat into the fibres, then, when cleaning occurs, these damaged fibres will break, leaving a bare patch, similar to mange on a dog.

Why not give Shorty a call on 0409 774 253 to inspect, treat & clean your furniture, clothing, vehicle interior, boats, etc; now, before it is too late.

We do recommend that all upholstery be professionally cleaned at least every twelve months.

BONUS: 25% discount on FABRIC PROTECTION when we clean your upholstery.

So if you feel that there is something that we may help you with, give Delia or Shorty a call on 0409 774 253

All we ask is that, PLEASE, DO NOT TRY & TREAT any soiling yourself with information from a friend, the web or a salesperson.

These people have not been trained in identifying the various fibres, nor know what is a safe ph level to use on the fibres without further damage.

You may in fact, turn a spot into a permanent stain.

Here’s an example on carpet of a major problem that many refused to attempt.

Before treatment

Here’s a testimonial from the happy owners:

Hi Shorty, I have attached the before & after pictures, hopefully you can use these on your website.

Our new wool carpet was left with a large orange stain from a rug that had been left down for just a few months.

We contacted several local carpet cleaners and they either came over to assess the carpet or looked at photos I sent them, every one of them told us the staining had been caused by a dye transfer from rug to carpet due to the rug  or carpet becoming wet, I indicated that neither had ever been wet, they all insisted it had been wet or moist due to our tropical climate and said there was nothing that could be done.

We were recommended to contact Shorty.  He came out, had a very good look at both rug & carpet and told us it was due to ‘off gassing’ from the latex rubber used on the backing of the rug and agreed & accepted that the rug or carpet had never been wet, he treated the rug and made several return visits to re-treat and ensure the carpet looked as good as new - which it now does !

Thanks Shorty, you have saved us thousands on a new carpet and when everyone else said it couldn’t be done you proved them all wrong !! Well done & thank you !

Thanks again !

Martin & Alison.

After treatment

Please, if you have any stain problems, DO NOT try products from the supermarket, nor advice from well known t.v. or radio personalities.

Many stains have been permanently set because of improper advice or inferior products which have caused hundreds/thousands of dollars damage.

Call Shorty for a qualified appraisal of your problem.


Sad as it may seem, accidents do happen, especially when children and/or pets are in the home.

Suddenly those mysterious stains appear, or there may be an odour that wasn’t there before.

Shorty  has been trained and certified by Wools of New Zealand and Woolsafe Australia, as well as many other organisations to care for your fine furnishings.


Multi-storey or high rise apartments may require different equipment for a thorough, quality clean.

We have invested in that equipment to give Cairns residents the healthy clean that they rightly deserve.


Apart from great heights, we service all suburbs from Edmonton through to Smithfield, including the Cairns CBD.

This takes in all suburbs from Edmonton, Bentley Park, Mount Sheridan, Forest Gardens, Bayview and Mooroobool, up through the Cairns CBD and Cairns North, Whitfield, Edge Hill, Kanimbla, Brinsmead, Redlynch and north to Smithfield.

(Shorty has his “Brag list” under Our qualifications on the left panel of this page).

Whatever your concerns regarding carpets or any type of upholstery, be it in your home or office, give Shorty a call for a friendly, free, no obligation consultation on

0409 774 253