Friday, May 27, 2022

MEMORIAL DAY MAY 30, 2022

The custom of honoring those who have fallen in battle by cleaning and decorating graves is an ancient and worldwide tradition. It was originally called “Decoration Day”.

In early rural America, this duty was usually done in late summer and became an occasion for family reunions. After the “Civil War”, the practice became more prominent as America’s need for a patriotic ceremony to honor its military dead. After “WW I”, the day was expanded to honor those who had died in all American Wars. The tradition of wearing red Poppies as a symbol of this day was actually the idea of an American, Miss Moina Michael.

The holiday, which is now observed on the last Monday of May, was originally observed on May 30th. It is considered the unofficial start of Summer. One of the longest standing traditions is the running of “The Indianapolis 500” which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911, will be run Sunday May 29th.

The preferred name for the holiday gradually changed from “Decoration Day” to “Memorial Day”, first used in 1882. However, it only became the most common name after “WW II” and was not declared a Federal Holiday until 1967. While the passing of an act in 1968 created 3 day weekends for Memorial Day and other holidays, it has also no doubt contributed to a general nonchalant observance by some people for this important day.

We at Bane-Clene® do not take that nonchalant attitude. We realize that our great country is just that because of the dedication and countless sacrifices of the men and women who have fought and died to keep us,

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

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Friday, May 20, 2022

FAILURES AND SUCCESS

Failures come to all of us at one time or another. No matter how hard we try, things sometimes go awry. Do not be discouraged by failures. Analyze why there was failure, did you not work hard enough, was the plan missing strategic parts? Be prepared to start over with a fresh approach that may include either a new or revised plan. This may entail retooling and or abandoning half-finished plans. Do not fear to begin anew.

Occasionally, success is attained with little difficulty. However, more often than not, success is achieved through long and sustained effort; there may even be trial and error involved. Possibly, there might be some failures. Ultimately, the harder we work for something the greater the appreciation we have when we achieve our goal and the success we feel.

Think of it this way - to achieve success, we may have to endure some failures along the way.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

COMMUNICATE

Have you ever been tasked to communicate company policy? Depending on whether this is a “normal” procedural meeting or something has happened to trigger this event, then it may be difficult. These are some tips that may help.

  1. Share your information the first thing in the morning when people are fresh.
  2. Any “new” information or topics should be discussed first.
  3. Then, if needed, present any topics that need to be readdressed.
  4. Focus on what it may mean “personally” to the attendees.
  5. Don’t dwell on any topic too long. Hit the main parts first.
  6. After you’re done, ask for questions. Keep your replies short and on point.
  7. Don’t let one attendee dominate the meeting with questions or objections, this is the quickest way to lose the group.

Remember, it is important to communicate. If people don’t know what’s going on or what is expected of them, it is hard to expect them to do their jobs efficiently.

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Friday, May 06, 2022

MOTHER’S DAY

Mother’s Day will be celebrated on May 8, 2022, in The United States of America and many other countries around the world.

It is an honoring of the Mother of a family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence mothers have had and continue to have on our society.

Mother’s Day can trace its roots to ancient Greek, Roman and Christian traditions. Also, Native Americans believe in the tradition of Mother Earth. All of these traditions have taken on their own type of celebration and recognition.

The modern Mother’s Day began in the USA in 1911. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day as a national holiday which would be recognized on the second Sunday of May.

The Bane-Clene® family sends our love and blessings to Mothers everywhere.

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Friday, April 29, 2022

ENCOURAGE

If you encourage good qualities in others and keep faultfinding to a minimum, you possess one of the attributes of good management and leadership. A person’s abilities will stagnant and falter if they are constantly under a siege.

Following this line of thinking, a manager had this young and eager-to-learn assistant. The majority of their company had anointed this person as up and coming. However, the manger was relentless in micro-managing the assistant. Gradually the assistant’s work became increasingly unsatisfactory due to the constant interference of the manager.

A short time later, the manager retired and a new manager took over. For awhile the assistant continued to be mediocre at best. The new manager, recognizing the assistant’s potential, reestablished a pattern of working to encourage the assistant as opposed to discouraging the assistant. Gradually, the assistant regained their ability to excel in the workplace.

The assistant’s first manager, though well intentioned, had broken the spirit of the assistant through the constant faultfinding. The second manager, by contrast, was able to encourage the assistant by only stressing the good in the assistant.

Encourage or discourage? Good managers know that the key to success for them, their employees and the Company is to encourage.

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Friday, April 22, 2022

CONFIDENCE

In business, it is important to gain the confidence of your potential clientele. If you can achieve that confidence, then you should have little difficulty in gaining their patronage and loyalty.

You should work to inspire your entire work force with the proper spirit of customer service, integrity and enthusiasm. You will want to advertise your services and or products with those attributes in mind.

Treat your clientele as you would guests in your home or office. If you are in their home or office you are their guests, great care should be given to respect and recognize that fact.

Give your clientele all you can fairly and you should receive the same from them. The quality of your service or products should remain far longer than the price paid. That premise should allow your business to prosper and therefore be successful and gain confidence.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) of Bane-Clene Systems® in Indianapolis, Indiana

Why should I clean my carpet? If carpet is not cleaned on a regular basis, its life span will be lessened and it will “ugly out” sooner. Many things make their way onto your carpet such as outdoor pollutants, allergens, dust mites, chemical contamination, sand, soil, food, bacteria, bio-contaminants and much more. Carpets and fabrics that are not properly cleaned and maintained have the potential to cause a variety of health problems in your home.

How do you price your services? See our pricing guidelines on our web site at www.carpet-cleaning-indianapolis.com.

Do you offer discounts or coupons? There is a coupon on our web site www.carpet-cleaning-indianapolis.com. We also offer discounts to members of AAA and a Seniors’ discount.

Do I have to wait all day for you to arrive? We will call you the night before to give you a two-hour window for our arrival time. If a previous appointment requires more time than anticipated and we are unable to honor your two-hour window, you will receive a phone call updating you on the situation. When we do arrive for your appointment, you will also receive our undivided attention.

What chemicals do you use? We use cleaning products developed by our own chemist to be safe and effective. They are similar to the detergents used in your laundry, but must be low-foaming and leave no soil-attracting residue and meet the requirements of the carpet manufacturers. The primary detergent, PCA™ Formula 5, developed by our chemist, earned the Seal of Approval for superior cleaning from the Carpet and Rug Institute - where “Only the Best Pass the Test”.

What carpet cleaning method do you use? We use warm water extraction, also referred to as “steam cleaning" and or "hot water extraction" which is the method recommended by ALL the carpet manufacturers and fiber producers.

Is your work guaranteed? Under normal circumstances, we feel if we can’t clean it, it is uncleanable.

Do you pick up and deliver rugs? Yes, we provide that service in limited areas.

Do you clean rugs on location? Cleaned rugs should not be allowed to lie on a finished floor to dry. Even though we do not wet the backing, the moisture on the surface may act like a poultice and affect the finish. We also offer both a drop-off service as well as pick-up and delivery service in limited areas. More information on cleaning rugs is on our web site.

Do you accept credit cards? Yes. We accept MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express.

Are you insured? Yes. All our technicians are also bonded. We are also charter members of The P.C.A. (Professional Cleaners Association) and are affiliated with the I.I.C.R.C. Our Company is also an Accredited Firm with the BBB (Better Business Bureau).

Do you dye carpets? We do not dye carpets. We feel that other than possibly spot dyeing a “bleached out” area that dyeing an entire carpet is impractical. Dyes are heat set at the mill level and therefore are impossible to replicate on-location.

Do you guarantee pet odor removal? No one can fully guarantee pet urine removal unless the pet is no longer around, the carpet and pad are removed and the subfloor is properly sealed with Odor Barrier.

What can you do about pet odor and stains? Pet odors, often caused by urine, present a special problem because most homeowners don’t realize when and where their pet has urinated on the carpet. The solution lies in how far down the urine has seeped. If it reaches the padding, the padding may have to be replaced. If it reaches the sub-floor, the wood can absorb it, and in some cases a total carpet replacement will be needed. But regular cleaning can mitigate against this outcome. Bane-Clene Systems has on its trucks specialized pet stain removers and pet urine deodorizers. More information on pet odors and stains are on our web site.

How long does it take for the carpet to dry after cleaning? Try to keep pets, children and heavy traffic off the carpet during the drying process. The carpet may be walked on with white socks while wet. Carpets should be safe to walk on in 6 to 8 hours. However, we recommend waiting 24 hours before removing foam blocks or protective tabs that have been placed under the furniture to protect the carpet and returning the area to normal use.

What furniture do you move? We move items such as sofas, tables and chairs if needed. For liability reasons, we do not move beds, fish tanks, china hutches, entertainment systems, electronics, pianos or other valuable belongings. All we ask is that you remove breakables and knickknacks from the furniture you want moved. Also, any small personal and household items sitting on the carpets to be cleaned should be picked up.

Do fabric protectors really work? If properly formulated and applied, fluoropolymer fabric protectors help keep soil on the surface to make vacuuming more effective, helping to keep them from resoiling as rapidly. They also help to protect your carpet from permanent stains and and they prolong the life of the fabric. In fact, most new carpet has protector on it - applied by the carpet manufacturer. However, protector wears off because of foot traffic on the carpet, frequent vacuuming, etc.

What about reoccurring spots & stains? If a spot returned a day or so after cleaning, it may have been due to the nature of the spot. Deep stains tend to surface if they are in the backing of the carpet. If this happens, please give us a call at 317-546-5448 for followup assistance.

How often should the carpet in my home be cleaned? Your carpet should be professionally cleaned at least every 12 to 18 months. This will vary due to the usage your carpet receives. Factors include number of people, pets, the outdoor environment surrounding your home and how your carpet is maintained in-between cleanings. Carpet manufacturers also recommend having your carpets professionally cleaned adhering to a 12 to 18 months time frame to keep your warranty valid. However, don’t simply wait until your carpet is extremely dirty - the longer the carpet is soiled with particulate matter, abrasive soils and or stains that remain on the carpet, the more dificult it will be to restore the carpet to its original luster and appearance. Finally, allowing the carpet to become overly soiled may result in irreversible and permanent damage to the fibers.

Why shouldn’t I just rent a machine and clean my carpet myself? The maintenance brochure published by the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, Shaw Industries, recommends professional carpet cleaning over “Do-It-Yourself” because of the potential problems that can occur from using rental equipment - such as yellowing, overwetting, fiber tip damage, severe resoiling, overuse of detergents, etc. Most rental units available do not adequately clean and may actually damage the carpet.

Does my carpet resoil quicker after I clean it? If cleaned by a Certified Proessional, this is not true. Theoretically you cannot clean a carpet too often, in fact the opposite of not having your carpet cleaned is much worse. Periodic cleaning will extend the life of your carpet, while helping to keep your home healthier.

Do I have to be home while my carpet is being cleaned? It is not necessary that you be home while your carpet is cleaned because our cleaning technicians are thoroughly trained and background checked professionals you can trust. In order to provide the best possible cleaning, we do recommend that someone is home before we begin cleaning to discuss any specific needs or areas of concern regarding the care of your carpet.

How often should I have my upholstery cleaned? Upholstery should be cleaned once every 12 months as a part of regular maintenance. Upholstery that shows visible dirt or soiling should be cleaned to avoid dirt building up and causing permanent staining or premature wear.

What are the dark lines along my walls and baseboards and can you remove them? These are called soil filtration lines. Soil filtration on carpet has become a common problem today because homes are much more airtight than in the past and because aromatherapy and burning of candles is so popular today. In fact, an internet search with the search term “aromatherapy candles soot” will bring up several horror stories of severe soot formation in homes and offices where burning of candles is practiced. This is not a carpet defect, but a situation in which dust and other airborne pollutants such as soot from burning candles or from poorly ventilated fireplaces can accumulate on the carpet face fibers in areas with a concentrated flow of air over the carpet or through tiny cracks or other open areas under the carpet. The soiling condition can occur quickly, or it may develop over a period of months or years. The level of soiling is dependent upon the volume of airflow and the level of pollutants in the air. While no one cleaning technique may be successful in all filtration soiling situations, recent innovations in soil- and stain-resist treatments applied to carpet have reduced the effort previously needed to remove the filtration soil. However, the complete removal of contaminants from the soiled areas can be complicated, depending on the type of contaminant materials present. Bane-Clene Systems charges $2.00 per linear foot to attempt to remove them. Though success unfortunately is seldom 100% and is unable to be guaranteed.

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Friday, April 15, 2022

TAXES

Tax Day

After the chaos of the 2020 filing season, the 2021 season appears to be returning to norm, at least according to the IRS.

Although depending on where you live and what’s going on, the deadline is not April 15th.

For most of us, the deadline has been extended to April 18th as April 15th, Emancipation Day, is a holiday in Washington, D.C.

Those of you in Maine and Massachusetts have until April 19th to file your Federal Returns, as April 18th is Patriot’s Day in those two states.

Finally, for you procrastinators, requesting an extension the deadline is October 17th.

Even though we may grouse about paying taxes and complain about the current state of affairs, we still live in one of, if not the greatest, country in the world. So we grin and bear it.

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Friday, April 08, 2022

FORGET

Normally when people forget it is considered to be bad or a failing. However, it can be said that the ability to forget is actually a sign of success

Successful people forget. They know that the past cannot be altered. However, they will not forget the bad things and will vow not to make mistakes again. They will also not forget the good things and will always try to repeat them.

Kind hearted people forget. They’re too big to sweat the little things and be disturbed by them. If anyone does them wrong, they consider the source and remain calm. They realize that it is only small people who seek revenge.

Successful people realize that in life as well as in business, it is sometimes better and wiser to forget and move forward. Dwelling in the past gets people no where fast.

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Friday, April 01, 2022

CARING BOSSES

Caring Bosses are like good mechanics specializing in people. A good mechanic doesn’t wait for their equipment to break down before they repair it. Instead, they keep it well maintained and working efficiently.

Therefore, Caring Bosses know how to keep people energized and working effectively. They are always alert for signs of trouble or strain. They will notice when someone is not doing their job correctly. They will work with them before the situation becomes a serious problem that might affect the Company or others.

People need attention the way equipment needs to be maintained. This attention should be systematic and done periodically through performance reviews or general observation. Attention makes people feel needed and appreciated. It will help them work to their potential and get more satisfaction from their work.

When things are running smoothly, some bosses have a tendency to relax and ignore people. That is obviously the time problems are more than likely to develop. To say that Caring Bosses can never relax is not true; however, they should stay observant.

Caring Bosses become Smart Bosses when they appreciate that fact every day.

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Friday, March 25, 2022

REGRET

We recently had an employee leave our employment due to retirement. There was regret on the part of both parties. Why was there regret?

The employee had been with us for an extended period of time. So at this junction of time, they were considered more than an employee, they were a “friend”.

The “friend” had been a credit not only to us but to them-self. They had always worked hard and been very dedicated. If given a project, they would take charge of it. They would consider possible changes and or improvements. They were not reluctant to share these thoughts. So many times, employees will not share information.

This “friend” was a person of solid character. This character manifested itself due in part to their lineage which was built on a strong committed family with great integrity and morals beyond reproach. This character was then imparted to everyone in the Company which made the Company stronger.

They are entering retirement because they wish to spend more time with their children and grandchildren. They certainly cannot be faulted for this, however there will be regret for us and them

For them, the regret of leaving a satisfying career and for us the regret in loosing a valuable “friend”.

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Friday, March 18, 2022

BONES

In the beginning, an organization is usually struggling to get established. Once established and profitable, it can begin assembling parts to the organization or bones.

Eventually, for better or for worse, these bones fall into many categories.

Let’s examine the four main bones of most organizations.

  1. The wish-bones: They are the people in the organization keeping a low profile and wishing somebody will do something about a problem so they don’t have to be involved.
  2. The jaw-bones: They do all the talking pretending to be a problem solver. When in reality, they don’t do anything but talk a good game.
  3. The knuckle-bones: These are the people that knock everyone and everything. They bring nothing to the table.
  4. The back-bones: Finally, the heart and soul of the organization. They carry the brunt of the load. They volunteer to help rather than being asked. When needed, they put the organization on their backs and obviously will do the majority of the work.

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Friday, March 11, 2022

COMPLICATED

Do you know someone who makes everything seem complicated? Are you that person? In other words, don’t make a mountain out of the proverbial mole hill.

The ability to express complicated ideas simply and clearly may seem like a gift. However, it can be quite simple.

First off, you need to take into account who you are talking to. Is it your employees, friends, family, peers or your boss?

If this is “just” talking, then keep it simple and to the point. Don’t try to overwhelm people with big words or complex ideas or thoughts. This is a conversation not a presentation.

If you are making a prepared presentation, then it will be helpful to write a draft beforehand. After writing your draft, look at any complex, compound or otherwise long sentences. Is it possible to break them down into more simple sentences? Analyze particular words - are they necessary? Do they pertain to whom you will be communicating? Consider eliminating any words such as adjectives or adverbs that make your presentation more complicated but add nothing vital. Don’t interject “big” or non-essential words or phrases; instead of impressing them, you may end up alienating to whom you are talking.

Communicating, as with life in general, does not need to be complicated.

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Friday, March 04, 2022

A MANAGER

Everyone is a manager. Some people manage businesses, others manage their homes but mostly people are a manager of themselves.

To be successful, a manager will occasionally make a mistake. Most mistakes they make, however, involve reasonable and perceived risks. The cost of failure, therefore, is not so great compared with that of the potential gain.

The goal of a manager is not to avoid all possible mistakes. That in itself is impossible. But the goal is to avoid mistakes that can be easily foreseen and therefore are not worth the cost. To that end, a manager will occasionally take reasonable and calculated risks to find out what is the best way to accomplish a goal. If they never try anything new, how can they improve their methods and results? Therefore, it realistically holds true that where there are no mistakes there is no progress.

Therefore, it realistically holds true that where there are no mistakes there is no progress. This underscores the fact that a manager is not trying potentially new approaches to the way they conduct business. Ultimately, these new ways could make the business much more successful and therefore more profitable.

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Friday, February 25, 2022

SMALL BUSINESSES

Small Business Statistics

Most businesses start out as Mom & Pop enterprises. These are for statistical purposes referred to as “Small Businesses”.

Most estimates have the number of these approaching 29 million. Which is over 99% of all business enterprises. They employ almost 57 million people which is 47% for all businesses.

Most of these businesses will remain as Mom & Pop enterprises. Which was the original intent of the owner(s). Still others will grow and expand. Some of this is by design, other times it is by filling a niche need.

So as this business expands it will need employees beyond the principles. Subsequently, if that growth continues beyond a handful of employees, then managers will be needed along with various others to fill roles that the original owners were filling.

The owner(s) of this business, in order to be successful, will need to carefully select from the current group of employees or by hiring from the outside a manager. This is necessary because of the growth (expansion) of the business. This person will become an understudy to the owner(s). This will allow the principles time to train others. Also, they will have time to think outside the normal daily needs and expectations of the business. This will allow them the opportunity to call upon other people and businesses. These contacts may provide them with the tools and knowledge to further expand and grow their “Small Business”.

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Friday, February 18, 2022

PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

Most managers or owners will admit they don’t like to do performance reviews because in many cases they have to criticize their employees.

As unenviable as this task is, it is imperative that it is done periodically to improve all of the employees performances. This will ultimately improve the performance of the company and therefore make the company more successful.

The majority of the employees reviews will include mostly positive comments and appraisals. There obviously will be some where there are negative statements expressed. For those where there are negative appraisals, try this tact. Always begin the interview with positive comments, then move to the negative comments and finally end the interview with one or two positive comments.

The last words of an interview will have a lot to do with whether or not the employee leaves in a positive frame of mind. This obviously will also avoid ending the performance reviews on a sour note. This way, in virtually every case, the employee will exit the interview with a desire to improve their performance.

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Friday, February 11, 2022

WEAKNESS

While many feel it’s a positive trait, still others feel it’s a negative trait. What are we talking about? It’s the person who is trying to juggle many projects or requests at the same time.

It has been called a blessing or a curse, some even call it a weakness. Bluntly more than not, it’s a curse. When attempting to accomplish multiple tasks, it scatters effort and direction. On many occasions, many solutions are tried before the right one is chosen. At that point, it is deemed the best way when in reality it may have been the only choice left.

So what is the answer? Don’t be reluctant to work on multiple projects or tasks at the same time. The key is prioritizing them and then focus on each one until it’s accomplished, then move on to the next one.

By doing this, a weakness becomes a strength.

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