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Before and After Cleaning Pics of the Week

Greetings, and welcome to another installment of our Before & After series! This week’s feature comes from Magic Carpet Pride in the Chicago metropolitan area, and was featured on their Facebook page.

One of the many services that Magic Carpet Pride offers is upholstery cleaning, and recently they were called to clean a beautiful chair which had fallen victim to an entire quart of chocolate milk.

Here is the before photo:

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Eek! Who was drinking a quart of chocolate milk in the first place? That seems a little excessive, but hey, I guess people get thirsty sometimes.

Let’s take a look at the after photo:

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Nice! Not a trace of the stain remains: the owner (as well as the chocolate milk drinker, if they weren’t the same person) must have been very relieved!

Great job, Magic Carpet Pride, and thanks for sharing!

If you have before and after photos of your own, send them to us at newsletter@principalfocus.com along with your story for a chance to be featured in our blog and newsletter!

Before & After Cleaning Photos of the Week

February 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Happy Wednesday, and welcome to another edition of our Before and After Series!

This week’s feature comes from KB Carpet Cleaning in Concord, California, and was shared on their Facebook page. KB was called in to clean up a massive stain left by a blueberry protein shake. Let’s take a look at the “Before” photo:

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Eek: what a mess! Lucky for this homeowner, blueberries are no match for professional carpet cleaners.

Here’s the “After” photo:

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Great job! Not a trace of the stain remains. Thanks for sharing, KB Carpet Cleaning, and keep up the good work!

If you have before and after photos of your own, send them to us at newsletter@principalfocus.com for a chance to be featured in our blog and newsletter!

The Round-Up: Removing Salt Residue from Carpets, Proper Vacuum Care, and More!

February 21, 2014 Leave a comment

snowHow to Get Salt Residue out of Carpets,” Cleaning and Rug Institute Blog.

When it snows heavily, sidewalks and streets are often cleared by pouring salt on them. What happens when all this salt gets tracked indoors on our shoes and boots? Click here to read more.

Taking Proper Care of Your Vacuums,” Corinne Zudonyi, Cleanlink.com

To guarantee a long lifespan for any piece of equipment, you need to take proper care of it. Vacuum cleaners are no different!  Click here to read the full article.

How to Change without Pain,” Cleanfax.

When you’re running a business, you’re guaranteed to encounter obstacles and adapting to sudden change can be painful. Click here to learn about managing transitions without all the fuss.

7 Business Lessons from the Sochi Olympics” Michael Fertik, Inc.com.

The winter Olympics in Sochi have been some of the most highly-scrutinized games ever. Click here to read about some lessons that can be learned from the mistakes made by the hosting city.

Before and After Cleaning Pics of the Week

February 19, 2014 2 comments

Greetings, and welcome to another installment of our weekly Before & After series! This week’s pictures come from Exceptional Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care in Edmond, Oklahoma, and were shared on their Facebook page.

Stains made by red dyes are notoriously difficult to remove. Lucky for this home owner, Exceptional Carpet Cleaning knew just how to handle the situation. Here are the “Before” photos:

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Yikes: we’re not sure what made this stain, but it’s definitely an eyesore! Let’s see how the carpet looks after a thorough cleaning:
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Poof! The stain is gone. A slight amount of discoloration is visible on close viewing, but no trace of the red dye remains. The discoloration should also fade once the carpet has had time to dry. Great job!

Thanks for sharing, Exceptional Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care!

If you have before and after photos of your own, don’t hesitate to send them to us at newsletter@principalfocus.com for a chance to be featured in our blog and newsletter!

Before & After Cleaning Pics of the Week

February 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Greetings, and welcome to another round of our Before and After series!

This week’s feature comes from Caliber Carpet Cleaning in Mesa, Arizona, and was shared on their Facebook page.

Anyone with hyperactive pets can tell you: don’t leave a puppy locked inside if you value your carpets! Yes, they might do their “business” on the floor, but that’s not the worst they can do. Frequently when dogs are left alone, they dig at carpeting out of boredom or frustration (or maybe they’re looking for a buried bone). Either way, it’s a mess and requires precise work to replace the torn-up patch.

Lucky for one homeowner in the Mesa, Arizona area, Caliber Carpet Cleaning can handle this type of damage. Here’s the before photo:

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Bad dog! Let’s see how the patch looks after some surgery:

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Much better: the patch blends in perfectly! Great job, Caliber Carpet Cleaning, and thanks for sharing your work!

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Mobile Marketing Advice for 2014

February 12, 2014 Leave a comment

So you have a website, but how does it look on mobile devices? Did you know that in 2014, mobile web usage is expected to overtake desktop web browsing?

Here is an infographic from DigitalInformationWorld.com with some tips for mobile marketing this year:

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Open Call for Polar Vortex Stories!

February 7, 2014 Leave a comment

The weather outside is frightful. Very frightful.

With all the ice and snow we’ve been bombarded with over the past few months, the service industry has undoubtedly taken a hit. Dangerous roads and extreme cold have made some peoples’ jobs almost impossible. Others, however, have braved the conditions to keep working.

If you have any stories from working during the polar vortex, send them to us at newsletter@principalfocus.com for a chance to be featured in our blog and newsletter!

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