Friday, September 30, 2016

Uncovered Containers

Why do we note on product containers that they should be closed when not in use? Many products, such as deodorizers, contain solvents and stabilizers that will evaporate from a container that is left open continuously. When that happens, the product loses its effectiveness.

The Bane-Clene® powdered products PCA™ Formula 4 and PCA™ Formula 5, if left uncovered, will draw moisture, cake up and become difficult to dissolve.

Solvent-based products such as Sta-Clene® Formula 940, Saf-T-Solv™, Solv-A-Clene™ and Citrus APS™ will evaporate away if left uncovered continuously. What a tremendous waste of product and your money.

The deodorizers Phase I™, Phase II™ and Phase V™ contain solvents to make them stable. Leaving their containers open will make them less effective.

The Bane-Clene® presprays such as Olefin Pre-Conditioner, Preface® and TLS® 2000 contain solvents (but not Butyl Cellosolve) to aid in removing greasy soils. Leaving the caps off their containers will make them much less effective.

Even most water-based spotters such as APS™ All Purpose Spotter contain volatile solvents to aid in removing spots and stains.

Of course, all containers should be kept closed and away from any children for safety's sake. Our labes are normally labeled "FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY" and "KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN".

Bottom line, if you want the most effective products and value for your money, please close those containers when not in use.

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The Bane-Clene® Team

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Grow Your Business With Social Media

With over one billion active members on Facebook alone, it's clear that social network is not going anywhere soon.

Like any media with a massive reach, your customers are going to expect you to be there.

Marketing your services on social media gives you an opportunity that your business has never had before. You are able to connect with potential customers 24/7 on a personal level.

Instead of simply pushing out marketing messages in general, social media is about connections and conversations. You receive from social media what you give. It's wise to post pertinent facts about your business, credentials you or your company has and pictures and testimonials.

Invite your customers to sign up for newsletters, coupons, spotting tips and other household related posts. The greater your number of followers, the better your business will be broadcast to the social media.

Growing your social media efforts is a great way to get the word out about your company at a relatively low cost. Be prepared for when you start generating calls that you are able to handle the influx. The last thing you want to do is generate calls and or leads and not be able to service them. If they are contacting you, they are ready to do business.

Related carpet cleaning business information on the Bane-Clene® web site:

  1. Advertising. . . the Essential Element in the Carpet Cleaning Business
  2. Advertising the Bane-Clene® Way
  3. Bane-Clene® Marketing & Advertising for the Carpet Cleaning Industry
  4. Consumer Information For Removing Spots and Stains on Rugs and Carpets
  5. Facebook
  6. Phone Courtesy

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The Bane-Clene® Team

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Ask For Complaints!

Too many people believe in the adage that no news is good news. But, quite all and some only if something is seriously wrong.

In today's world of social media, following up with customers to make sure they are pleased is important. There are several ways to do it. Direct mail, leave behind report card, follow-up phone call or e-mail are valid ways to accomplish this. All customers appreciate follow-up. Two objectives are accomplished: One, they know that their business is appreciated and two, if there is a complaint, they know you want to know.

If there is a complaint, follow-up immediately. Don't compound a complaint by not responding to it.

Related carpet cleaning business information on the Bane-Clene® web site:

  1. About Complaints!
  2. Combination Thank You / Reply Card
  3. "Jimmie" Residential Carpet Care Brochure Self-mailer

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The Bane-Clene® Team

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at www.baneclene.com/clenetimes.html.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Whew! I'm Covered Up!

That may be a true statement. But never tell your customers how busy you are! They may think that you will be too tired or that you do not have the time to do a good job for them. While you want your customers to know that you have other jobs, there is a fine line there.

Also, talking about how busy you are ranks up there with politics, religion and other potentially controversial topics. You are employed to work, not to complain and moan. Besides, your customers don't care how busy you are or are not. The bottom line is they just want their job done right.

Related carpet cleaning business information on the Bane-Clene® web site:

  1. Customer Relations

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The Bane-Clene® Team

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Friday, September 02, 2016

Good News......Bad News

First, the bad news is that many businesses are cutting back on services. This may include office cleaning, lawn maintenance and other general services. They may feel that their own employees may be able to accomplish these tasks. Possible reasons may be economic, employee familiarity with the premises and scheduling issues to name a few.

Now the good news. These employees will be ill prepared to keep up with the carpeting and upholstery cleaning. We all know that our services require not only certain technical skills to avoid damaging the aforementioned items but a large investment in equipment, etc. Now is a good time to do more mailings or schedule visits with commercial and industrial buildings in your area. These facilities can be set up on maintenance schedules. These schedules and other topics related to commercial cleaning are covered at Bane-Clene Institute. Call 1-800-428-9512 or visit our web site www.banclene.com for more information.

Related carpet cleaning business information on the Bane-Clene® web site:

  1. Bane-Clene® Course to Success
  2. Carpet Cleaning Industry Potential
  3. Comparison of Carpet Cleaning Methods
  4. "Jimmie" Residential Carpet Care Brochure Self-mailer
  5. Sell Maintenance Programs
  6. Upholstery Cleaning, Care and Protection

Thank you for reading Bane's Blog®.

The Bane-Clene® Team

Please read the latest issue of The Clene-Times®
at www.baneclene.com/clenetimes.html.