Friday, April 03, 2020

NO MATTER YOUR AGE

It is said that life is a learning experience and that is true No Matter Your Age.

Here are a few anecdotes that illustrate this:.

  • Most dogs don’t like broccoli.
  • Normally if you wave at people they will wave back.
  • Sometimes a person who just listens, rather than gives advice, is what we need.
  • If someone says something unkind--ignore them.
  • The greater a person’s sense of guilt, the greater their need to cast blame.
  • When you decide something with kindness, you have made the right decision.
  • You miss them terribly, when a parent dies.
  • Even if you have pains, you don’t have to be one.
  • No Matter Your Age, there is always something to learn.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Coronavirus, Sporicidin® Brand Disinfectant Solution and MediClean® Germicidal Cleaner Concentrate QGC - Update


Sporicidin Brand Disinfectant Solution and MediClean Germicidal Cleaner Concentrate QGC are both listed on EPA’s “List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2” list of EPA registered disinfectants that may be used against coronavirus.

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New YouTube Video on How to Remove a Mustard Stain from a Bane-Clene® Training Seminar


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Friday, March 27, 2020

LOW PRESSURE SELLING

In our blog last week, we talked about the importance of Sales Aids when selling.

As a followup, this week we our going to talk about Low Pressure Selling.

The theory for this sales approach is based upon the desire to be of service, not just make a sale. The Low Pressure Selling presentation is based upon these factors:

  1. Gain the respect of your prospect.
  2. Having your prospect wanting to buy.
  3. Complete knowledge of their issues and problems.
  4. Comprehensive knowledge of your products and services.
  5. Making only promises that you can keep.

Are these ideas new or revolutionary? Certainly not. It’s a method of selling that shows your prospect that you know your stuff and you can solve their problems.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

New YouTube Video on Carpet Yellowing from Asphalt Track-in and BHT in Rebond Pad from a Bane-Clene® Training Seminar


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Friday, March 20, 2020

Sporicidin® Brand Disinfectant Solution approved by the EPA for use against Coronavirus


Coronavirus and Sporicidin® Brand Disinfectant Solution - Update

Sporicidin Brand Disinfectant Solution is listed on page 11 in epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2 of EPA registered disinfectants that may be used against coronavirus.





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SALES AIDS

Selling your Carpet Cleaning and other related services may not be glamorous but done properly there are some ways to put pizzazz into a presentation to a prospective client.

Sales Aids will do just that by adding interest and emphasis to a presentation. They come in many different forms. Here are a few ideas and depending on the prospect’s interest and potential time constraints may be used.

  1. Printed material is always a must. Brochures with pictures and descriptive narratives will reinforce what is being said and when left behind will help in the prospect’s recollection. The very least of these should be a business card.
  2. A video presentation from a laptop or iPad that shows your technicians cleaning in a variety of situations will showcase the services you offer and will help close a sale. But be sure that your prospect has the time necessary for such a presentation. You do not want to overstay your welcome. Consider “burning” copies of your presentation and offer to leave one.
  3. The ultimate in Sales Aids is a live demonstration. The chance to show your services at work at your prospect’s premises is without question invaluable. However, this requires even more of your prospect’s time and preferably should be requested in advance of your scheduled appointment.

Do whatever works best for you but always use Sales Aids.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

LET GO OF THAT GRUDGE

We all have probably had a negative interaction with someone. Some people can let it go, but others will hold a grudge. The thought of getting even drives some people and all they can think about is revenge. Obviously, this is unhealthy and they should probably work through it. Why? Because devoting so much time to negative thoughts is probably not going to work out in the end.

Don’t get trapped into obsessing on what has happened before. Yes, you can think about it, acknowledge it, and certainly remember it. But to focus your energies on your grudge will probably only hurt you in the long run.

If you catch yourself going over and over the offending scenario in your head, immerse yourself in some activity that will clear your head. Don’t let a grudge affect your every day life and your interaction with your family, friends and co-workers.

While you are carrying that grudge and letting it affect you, the other person is probably not even thinking about it or know that they offended you.

Let Go Of That Grudge, you’ll thank yourself.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Will Cleaning Carpet Remove Coronavirus (COVID-19)?


Recently, an owner of Bane-Clene truckmount carpet cleaning equipment asked if it is “powerful enough” to get rid of bacteria and viruses.

I suspect their question was in response to customer concerns over the Coronavirus virus (COVID-19).

Cleaning carpet will remove most bacteria and viruses. Most public health sites such as the North Carolina Division of Public Health state “steam-clean the carpet to 170 degrees Fahrenheit for five minutes or 212 degrees Fahrenheit for one minute to completely inactivate the virus.”

A paragraph in an article at health.harvard.edu/blog/as-coronavirus-spreads-many-questions-and-some-answers-2020022719004#q5 titled “Can the coronavirus live on soft surfaces like fabric or carpet? What about hard surfaces?” states:

“How long the new coronavirus can live on a soft surface — and more importantly, how easy or hard it is to spread this way — isn’t clear yet. So far, available evidence suggests it can be transmitted less easily from soft surfaces than frequently-touched hard surfaces, such as a doorknob or elevator button.
“According to the WHO, coronaviruses may survive on surfaces for just a few hours or several days, although many factors will influence this, including surface material and weather.”

An article on the World Health Organization at who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses titled “How long does the virus survive on surfaces?” states:

“It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).
“If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.”

According to Dylan Morris, a Ph.D candidate at Princeton, a government-funded experiment by researchers from Princeton, UCLA, and the National Institutes of Health shows that SARS-COVID-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can survive on surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel for up to three days. Though preliminary, the experiment emphasizes the importance of diligently sanitizing cellphones, plastic and metal surfaces regularly to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Our
web page on MediClean
Germicidal Cleaner Concentrate
states “While this new strain of Coronavirus
(COVID-19) has not been tested against any disinfectants as of the time of this
statement, Mediclean Germicidal Cleaner Concentrate has been shown effective against
similar classes of viruses - the Human Coronavirus, Adenovirus, and the SARS Associated
Coronavirus. It is an EPA registered (no. 70385-6) hospital-grade, disinfectant
cleaner concentrate for use on many different types of surfaces per its label.” MediClean Germicidal Cleaner Concentrate QGC is listed on EPA’s “List
N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2
” list of EPA registered disinfectants that may be used against coronavirus.

Additionally, Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution is approved for decontaminating carpets.

The COVID-19 Coronavirus that is currently causing concern has the following characteristics:

  • Person-to-person spread has been reported outside China, including in the United States and other countries.
  • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS, SARS, and now with COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 is a betacoronavirus, like MERS and SARs, both of which have their origins in bats.
  • It has made a significant number of people sick in many countries around the world and many have died.
  • CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine, taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.
  • 2019-nCoV is not that same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
  • The recently emerged 2019-nCoV is not the same as the coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) or the coronavirus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). However, genetic analyses suggest this virus emerged from a virus related to SARS.
  • According to the CDC, “products with label claims against human coronaviruses should be used according to label instructions.” This would include Sporicidin and MediClean Germicidal Cleaner Concentrate.
  • Ensure that environmental cleaning and disinfection procedures are followed consistently and correctly. Routine cleaning and disinfection procedures (e.g., using cleaners and water to pre-clean surfaces prior to applying an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant to frequently touched surfaces or objects for appropriate contact times as indicated on the product’s label) are appropriate for COVID-19 in healthcare settings, including those patient-care areas in which aerosol-generating procedures are performed.
Germicidal Cleaner Concentrate QGC against Coronavirus

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Friday, March 06, 2020

TRY SOMETHING NEW

We all occasionally get in a rut or feel our energy has been drained.

That is the the time we should Try Something New.

You should check out activities or events in your local area. Pick out something you would not normally do and give it a try.

Maybe it’s a different type of movie, a sporting event you are not a fan of, a presentation by an artist, a lecture, etc. Whatever it is, once again be sure it’s not something you would normally do. The whole idea is to get your energy flowing and recharge your batteries. You want to stimulate your mind and senses in new and different ways.

Hopefully you will be pleasantly surprised how enjoyable and perhaps thought provoking this new activity is. At the very least, you will get out and Try Something New.

The truth is, changing our routine when we are feeling low or unenergized will allow us to step out of a rut and maybe even find some undiscovered and new interest.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

NOW YOU KNOW


These are well known and fun facts that we found interesting. Hopefully you will also.

Each day, a human breathes over 23,000 times and moves over 430 cubic feet of air.

A human has 5 million olfactory cells, but a sheepdog has 220 million and can smell 44 times better than a human.

Humans have about 10,000 taste buds, rabbits have about 17,000 and cows have about 25,000.

When someone tastes things, it works like this: They taste sweet things on the tips of their tongues, bitter things at the back, sour things on the sides and salty things all over the surface.

Human taste buds wear out every 7 to 10 days and are replaced but at a much slower pace once someone reaches their mid 40’s.

Now You Know……

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Friday, February 21, 2020

COMPLAINING


Everyday we either hear someone complaining about something or we ourselves complain.

People complain for various reasons. In some instances it is justified and obviously in others it is not. Therefore, there are both positive and negative effects of complaining.

On the positive side, complaining may point out things that irritate us which will help us find a solution to the issue. It may help us alleviate frustration and or relieve stress. From a psychological point, getting something out in the open is good for our mental health and well being.

On the other hand, constant complaining is negative and toxic. At the least, it will affect your mood and, if allowed, to spiral and lead to anger issues. It can drive away family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances. It halts forward progress and may even lead to someone moving backwards. It can become a way of thinking and therefore will affect all of a persons decisions. It may prevent a person from appreciating anything and anyone. Ultimately, if severe enough and done for no valid reason, there is even the belief that it may cause psychological damage.

Once again, we may all have an occasion and valid reason for complaining but don’t let complaining define who you are and let it control your life.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Recently Refinished Wood Floor by Bane-Clene® Systems


Wood refinishing job

The above composite image shows a worn wood floor that the Bane-Clene service company recently restored to beautiful, like-new using the Bane-Clene wood floor restoration system.

Do you want your carpet cleaning company to be able to add this highly profitable, increasingly popular servide? Some of your customers are even removing their carpets from their old wood floors and wanting them refinished!

The next wood floor restoration class is scheduled for Friday May 1, 2020 at the Bane-Clene® Training Center in Indianapolis.

Only $199 per person - includes hands-on training. Pre -paid reservations are required!

More Information on Wood Restoration and Refinishing Training Classes

To register....Call Toll-Free....800 428 9512
EARLY REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED AS SPACE IS LIMITED

Just Some of the Topics Covered:

  • Get the homeowner to say yes!
  • Key Wood Floor Preservation System Product Benefits.
  • How to make more money!
  • Inspect and estimate the job.
  • Comprehensive marketing tools.
  • Cleaning & finishing procedures.
  • Hands-On repairing scratches & gouges.
  • Hands-On refinishing wood floors.
  • Pricing of your services.
  • Maintenance programs.
  • Equipment & Chemicals needed.

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