Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is truly a special day. It was first celebrated in 1621 when the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native Americans shared a fall harvest. In 1863 President Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday of November.

Thanksgiving Day is more than memories, food, football and parades. It is a day of thanks. On this day, we are reminded of the bounty of treasures that are a part of our everyday lives.

We spend a few, often too brief, moments in prayer or meditation before dinner to say thanks for our family, friends and the wonderfulness of our lives. The true meaning of Thanksgiving should not end there. Ponder the two words that are involved: thanks and giving. We should therefore be reminded to give thanks and to share. Take the time to share our economic benefits, material wealth and talents with those who can use our help.

Once again as you sit down to dinner, ponder the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

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The Bane-Clene® Team

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Watch What And How You Say It!

Customers are concerned about the process and the chemicals that are used in their home or office. We must presume that people may not know how they work and what they are formulated to do.

Therefore, if carpets need pre-treating for let's say gum or tar you talk about Saf-T-Solv™, not solvent. The connotation of a solvent might make them think their carpet will dissolve. How about the need for Brown-Out® - in that case you don't say acid. Brown Out is a mild, complex neutralizer. But to most consumers, acid might mean fumes and burns.

Many carpet cleaners talk to their customers about providing a "quality" service. But....what kind of quality? Quality is a noun and needs an adjective to fully describe it. Are we talking high quality, low quality or perhaps no quality?

If you have been hired by a carpet mill, retailer or a company that provides warranties, be extremely cautious in what you say. If their customer has made up their mind that they want the carpet or furniture replaced; then the wrong words from you may embolden their position. They may rephrase the same basic question to you until they get the answer they seek. Or, they may take what you say out of context. You must be polite, but once again be careful what you say.

A basic rule to remember is simply the least said at a customer's premises, the better.

Related carpet cleaning information on the web site:

  1. Bane-Clene Carpet Cleaning Chemicals
  2. Bane-Clene Supplies & Cleaners
  3. Brown-Out
  4. Carpet Retailers Are Cleaning Up
  5. Carpet Retailers in the Carpet Cleaning Business?
  6. Causes of Carpet, Rug and Upholstery Browning
  7. Gum Spot & Stain Removal from Carpets and Rugs
  8. Saf-T-Solv
  9. Tar Spot & Stain Removal
  10. Wicking after Cleaning Carpet

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The Bane-Clene® Team

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Friday, November 11, 2016


In America, we enjoy many of our freedoms because of the dedication and courage of all our Veterans.

Veterans Day always falls on November 11th. It is this day that we honor those Veterans.

Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The first Armistice Day was commemorated in 1919.

The day was originally set aside to honor the Veterans of World War I. After World War II and the Korean War, Congress recognized a need to expand the meaning of the day and recognize ALL veterans.

So, in 1954, the word "Armistice" was replaced with "Veterans" as a way to include all Veterans of all American wars.

Veterans Day is a federal holiday which many cities celebrate with parades and ceremonies.

In Washington, D.C., the celebration include a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Veterans Day is a day not only to honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, but also to recognize those who continue to serve today.

Take this time to thank a Veteran who fulfills this patriotic duty to maintain the freedoms of our country.

You can show the respect you have for them by properly honoring and displaying the American Flag.

One way that is accomplished is by always standing and placing your hand over your heart during the playing of the National Anthem.

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The Bane-Clene® Team

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Friday, November 04, 2016