Monday, November 26, 2007

The Six Reasons People Clean

I read an article in ICS Cleaning Specialist mag about the six reasons people clean.
I did know them but never took the time to think about them. Howard Partridge, a seminar presenter for the cleaning industry, did a good job of listing them out.
1. Events - (dinners, graduations, etc.)
2. Visible Soil
3. Maintenance
4. Health issues
5. To Solve a Problem
6. Odor removal
A brief synop is given here but for the article pick up a copy of ICS magazine or go here to read it.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Something to think about...

I recently read an article in a trade magazine about how 80% of all soap dispensers are never cleaned and pretty much defeat the reason for washing your hands. I have to admit this is something I never thought much about.I mean, We wipe them down from time to time but never really "clean" them.
Is there an area of cleaning that you think never gets enough attention? Post your thoughts on this and let me know. Thanks!

Try something new...

I apologize for not posting for so long. We have just been getting slammed with business and I haven't had a lot of time to sit down in front of the ole' computer.A customer of mine wanted some ceiling tile replaced, painting done and redo a floor. We don't normally offer that, but it was something that we are capable of doing and I hate to tell a customer "no" if I can take care of it.
This opens up a new area of business for our company and my guys are digging it. Gives them something different to do and extra cash for them. Although we are running into snags as far as suppliers go, the guys are doing a good job and I think it's going to turn out pretty good.
Think about areas you can move your business into and you may discover a whole new stream of income you overlooked.
Hope this helps.