Education- Is it Worth The Money?

Cleaning has historically been viewed as a commodity –  a menial task that anyone can do.  Long before sophisticated textiles and complex built indoor environments were created, cleaning may have been a simple, easy task, but that is no longer the case.

Complex flooring systems, sensitive fabrics, and new age soiling conditions have created a need for advanced education in the cleaning industry.  Unfortunately, many cleaners (and consumers) have not understood this concept.  We still see the ads for $6.95 per room for carpet cleaning and sofa cleaning for $45.00.  The cleaner puts the ads out, never intending on cleaning for those prices, and the consuming public gets the idea that cleaning should be cheap.   institute_of_inspection_cleaning_and_restoration_certification_1__wy06

These so called “cleaning companies also happen to be the ones that don’t educate themselves or their employees.  The result is that carpets and fabrics are being ruined every day by uneducated, uninformed, and sometimes downright unscrupulous carpet cleaners.

Our company invests a great deal in education.  Not only do we spend thousands of dollars per year on education, we are heavily involved in our industry making us well connected with our industry leaders.

Our industry provides courses in carpet cleaning, repair, fabric cleaning, tile cleaning, area rug cleaning, customer service marketing, management, and other related courses.

We attend every course we can in order to bring you the very best.  NYRCI LOGO

Don’t Let Your Friends Be Victimized by Uneducated, Uninformed, & Sometimes Downright Unscrupulous Carpet Cleaners!

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Upright Vacuum

When it comes to the care and maintenance of your carpeting, every fiber producer or carpet mill stresses the absolute importance of periodic vacuuming.  Most professionals recommend that you vacuum your carpeting at least twice a week.  Yet often, all that we know about our vacuum is how much it costs us and what the salesperson said about it.

Vacuums are like most anthing you buy– you do get what you pay for.  There is a difference in quality, workmanship, and performance.  Technology has changed vacuum cleaners.  Today, a high efficiency collection bag keeps smaller particles from simply being redistributed by the vacuuming process.  An upright vacuum with a beater bar or adjustable brush head seems to work the most efficiently.  Regular vacuuming can effectively remove up to 75% of the soiling that collects in a carpet.  This removal of abrasive soiling extends the carpet’s appearance and life.

It is important to concentrate vacuuming particularly on high traffic areas.  A proper functioning vacuum will allow you to do lower traffic areas less often.

We often make it a point to take a look at our customers’ vacuums.  Many times a poorly performing vacuum is not the fault of the vacuum itself.  Anything that restricts the flow of air through the vacuum reduces its ability to perform.  Keep your vacuum in good condition.  Make it a point to check your belt frequently.  Many homes’ vacuums have belts that have been broken for months.  Check and empty the collection bag often–it may be restricting airflow.

Periodic vacuuming will allow you to be confident in the performance of your carpet.  Combining proper vacuuming with regular professional cleanings will make your carpet look better, last longer, and most importantly, be healthier.  Carpets are designed to trap, hold, and hide soiling.  By the time you can see the soiling, it is already dirty.  So don’t neglect your vacuum.  We’ll be glad to help you.  Just give us a call.  Remember we are your carpet experts.


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