In this Internet age, we must remember that when we are business, the Internet is an extension of our possible customer base and contact with the world out there. It is often hard to check e-mail as often as you would like when you are alone or a single proprietorship business. The problem is that when you cannot check often, you do miss out on important opportunities. I have polled a couple businesses here in Colorado Springs to check their response to this important question. See their answers further on in the article.
While in Home Depot this weekend, I scanned the cleaning aisle and my eyes fell on Capture tampa carpet cleaning System made by Milliken & Company. It is a three-piece kit that included and pre-treating spray, a deep cleaning powder and a scrub brush. The scrub brush has a threaded hole that will attach to any threaded handle just by screwing it in.
Baking soda can be used in place of deodorizer to save money. Most carpet deodorizers contain baking soda with fragrance. You can save a lot by using some baking soda before hiring a professional carpet cleaner. If you enjoy good smells, you may want to add essential oils to baking soda prior to putting on wax paper so that it can dry.
It’s a simple method I use all the time. Rather than limiting your efforts to just finding new accounts, you simply expand the services you offer to current clients.
It arrived via UPS one fine morning, packed in a heavy box. The cleaner weighs about 16 lbs (with tanks empty) and is easy to move around, thanks to its large wheels, but with attachments and other items, the box weighed into the shipper’s system at 50 lbs. I’m not sure if it was really that heavy but it was heavy enough for me to drag into the house and not even try to pick it up.
Considering a professional to do the rug cleaning for you could also be a great idea especially if you have wall to wall carpeting that can take a lot of hours to do by yourself. However, professional carpet clean-up could be very expensive but look at it this way, you don’t need to spend an entire day to clean plus they can easily pick the right shampoo for your carpet type. You can even suggest a particular fragrance to suit your taste or a hypoallergenic cleaning product for carpet washing instead. Professional cleaners also have great alternatives to conventional cleaning products, they often use environmental products that not only cleans your carpet up to the last fiber but also safe for your family and the environment as well.
Replying back to e-mails is hard also when your time is limited, but the folks who use technology all the time, use it just like they are talking to you personally. They want to speed things up by using e-mail. Sometimes, they also use e-mail so as not to disturb a business owner who might be bothered by a phone call interruption.
Also, when calling cleaners ask for the processes they will be using to clean your carpets. A good carpet cleaner will perform a walk-through with the customer, a good pre-vacuuming, pre-spray of heavily soiled traffic areas, a good extraction method, groom the carpet with a carpet rake, and perform another walk-through with the customer to confirm their satisfaction.