What we can learn from the downfall of Sears

What we can learn from the

Posted by Mikey P on Jul 28, 20141
A true classic- The HydraMaster CDS Truckmount

A true classic- The HydraMaster CDS

Posted by Mikey P on Jul 25, 20142
Make Hay While The Sun Shines

Make Hay While The Sun Shines

Posted by Rick Gelinas on Jul 22, 20143
Disinfecting, Sanitizing & Protecting For Fun and Profit

Disinfecting, Sanitizing & Protecting For Fun

Posted by Mikey P on Jul 17, 20144
What we can learn from the downfall of Sears

What we can learn from the downfall of Sears

Sears has been on the decline for the last decade. When I was a kid, Sears was the be-all end-all. But now, its getting its pink slip handed to it by Lowes; Home Depot. Why?We have all heard that the market is split in two---half shop on price; half shop ...

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A true classic- The HydraMaster CDS Truckmount

A true classic- The HydraMaster CDS Truckmount

 A recent interview with Doyle Bloss and Steve Poulos at HydrMaster about the best selling CDS style cleaning machine of all time. First off, when was the first unit sold? The HydraMaster CDS Direct Drive Truckmount was introduced around 1985. HydraMaster manufactured a couple of different power take off truckmounts prior to ...

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Make Hay While The Sun Shines

Make Hay While The Sun Shines

Make hay (while the sun shines).According to Cambridge dictionary, "make hay while the sun shines" is an old proverb that literally means to "make good use of an opportunity while it lasts". It’s easy to recognize the agricultural background behind this expression. But it could just as well be applied to the carpet cleaning ...

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Disinfecting, Sanitizing & Protecting For Fun and Profit

Disinfecting, Sanitizing & Protecting For Fun and Profit

 By Scott WarringtonWe have seen news reports of dozens, sometimes hundreds of people getting sick when they are together in a confined environment such as a school, a cruise ship or an assisted living facility. Just as an illness affecting one member of a family soon spreads to the entire ...

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Providing Carpet Inspections Can Lead To Increased Sales

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Something I’ve done for many years in my carpet cleaning business is to provide each new prospect with a Free Carpet Inspection. Why, and what exactly does a carpet inspection provide? Picture going to the doctor during cold and flu season. The doctor has a quick glance at you and within a minute he pulls out his pen and writes ... Read More »

Dryer Beware

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Dryer Beware Roughly 70 percent of the professional restorers that I personally know, began offering mitigation and drying as an extension of their carpet cleaning service. It doesn’t surprise me in the least bit, after all that is how I got involved in the restoration industry. Though I have no hard evidence industry wide of how many make a similar ... Read More »

3 Signs of a Miserable Job

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One of the most frequent posts on Mikey’s Board is the endless search for how to find good people. In 3 Signs of a Miserable Job  Patrick Lencioni he uses storytelling to make what could have been a boring book into an entertaining fable.   #1- Anonymity People cannot be fulfilled in their work if they are anonymous. Technicians need ... Read More »

Great advice for a new or struggling cleaning business..

We have an ongoing thread here on MB right now where some excellent advice is being shared on creating work “ASAP”.   Here are some snippets..   Well this just sucks. No whining, bitching or blaming from me. It seems I may have become a stat. I think I may have to shut down. I have done everything I know to do but ... Read More »

New HydraStone from CleanMaster safely and effectively restoratively cleans natural stone floors

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HydraStone Heavy Duty Stone, Tile and Grout Cleaning solution is specially formulated for the heavy duty cleaning of natural stone floors and surfaces, as well as tile and grout floors and walls. Unlike most hard surface cleaners that contain water conditioning agents and harsh solvents that can actually etch and damage a fine stone surface, HydraStone was specifically made to ... Read More »

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