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!

The Round-Up: Truckmount Repair, IICRC Global Resource Center, and More!

February 13, 2014 Leave a comment

truckmountGreetings, and welcome to this week’s Round-Up! The Round-Up is where we feature news and developments from around the web relating to the service industry.

The Fix: Truckmount Repair & Preservation,” Jeff Cross, CleanFax.com.

It’s a vital piece of equipment that virtually all carpet cleaners rely on. How well do you know your truckmount? Click here to read about some simple fixes you can use to prevent & repair common mechanical issues.

When and Where to Use Disinfectants,” Corinne Zudonyi, Cleanlink.com

Contrary to popular belief, antibiotic soap and disinfectants can be overused. In fact, industrial-strength disinfectants should only be employed in certain situations.  Click here to read the full article.

IICRC New Building Grand Opening,” Mikey’s Board.

Planning on going to an IICRC event in Las Vegas this year? You should: the IICRC has just opened a  brand new global resource center! Click here to watch a video of the grand opening.

Do you have ideas for coverage? Let us know at newsletter@principalfocus.com!

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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!

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!

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!

The Round-Up: Carbon Monoxide Danger, Avoiding Upholstery Damage, and More

February 7, 2014 Leave a comment

upholsteryGreetings! The Round-Up is where we feature recent news from around the web related to the cleaning industry.

Bad Habits That Cause Upholstery Damage,” Jim Pemberton, Mikey’s Board.

Are you treating your furniture right? Bad habits can lead to unnecessary wear and tear. Click here to read about how to avoid damaging your upholstery!

The Perils of Social Media Reviews,” Jeff Cross, Cleanfax.com.

Ever get a negative review on Facebook? Dealing with trolls and anonymous negative comments can be extremely frustrating. As social media becomes more ingrained in everyday life, business owners need to be cautious.  Click here to read the full article.

Carpet Cleaner Dies Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning,” NewsChannel5.com.

Safety is always crucial when on the job, and opening windows when running a generator in a closed space is ESSENTIAL! Recently, a carpet cleaner tragically passed away on the job after forgetting to ventilate the house after he parked his van in the garage & closed the door. Click here to read more.

Do you have ideas for coverage? Let us know at newsletter@principalfocus.com!

Before and After Cleaning Pics of the Week

February 5, 2014 1 comment

Greetings, and welcome to another installment of our Before & After Photos series!

This week’s feature comes from Kellogg’s Chem-Dry in Cooper, Texas, and was shared on their Facebook page. Recently, Kellogg’s was called to clean a floor with a diverse array of stains.

Here’s the “Before” photo:

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Yuck! We might be better off not knowing what made most of these stains.

Here’s how the carpet looked after Kellogg’s Chem-Dry was done:

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The stains are gone and the apartment is inhabitable once again!

Great job, Kellogg’s, and thanks for sharing!

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 newsletter and blog!

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