Armand Taddeo

Armand Taddeo is a 28-year industry veteran. He owns and operates Twin County Carpet Cleaning, Inc. in Tom's River, NJ. He also owns SQUID Marketing.

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Touching on Odors

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Misting an air freshener after cleaning is a fabulous tool, and makes for happy repeat customers. Remember, in their minds it's clean when it smells clean. When talking about deodorizing, I am not referring to this final step. We never charged a penny extra for that squirt of cherry or spice following a cleaning. Of course, many refer to this as "free deodorizing." It is not deodorizing, no more so then that Glade plug-in you have in your wall socket. It may mask odors temporarily, but it is not a form of odor remediation.
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Is There a Cleaning Monkey on Your Back?

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Do you clean carpets and upholstery on a full-time basis? Do you consider your occupation as simply a job and nothing more, or do you find yourself putting just a little more thought and energy into it than either you or your spouse would like?
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Your Vehicle: Another Tool in Your Arsenal

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Over the years, there were indeed many facets of my cleaning business that I took great pride in. Certainly the quality of work we performed sits near the top of the list.
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Make the Time

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We've all heard about the importance of attending classes and seminars, as well as traveling to industry-sponsored events like conventions, trade shows, etc. Well, it's all true.
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Combating the CFH

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The professional cleaner reads a number of articles and tutorials on the various ways to tackle spots, stains, and other pitfalls indigenous to our industry.
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Upholstery Cleaning as an Add-on Service

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As a carpet-care professional, you owe it not only to your clients but to yourself to offer upholstery cleaning.
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Drying Carpet Takes Common Sense, Creativity

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While most folks entering the carpet-care industry anticipate client concerns over the cleaning method they will employ, in my 23 years in business I can count the times we've been asked that on one hand.
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The Best Christmas Gifts I Didn't Receive

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It's the same routine every year. The boys hit the sheets around 11 p.m., and Mr. and Mrs. Santa pull out all the gifts I worked the entire month of October to pay for, and place them under the tree - with care, of course.
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Preparation is a Key Piece to the Success Puzzle

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Preparation is a necessary, but often ignored, step when applying pre-conditioner to carpets and upholstery, one that could cost you immediate dollars as well as repeat business if not given the proper respect.
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Maintenance: The Oft-Ignored Part of Doing Business

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I'd like to talk about maintenance for a moment. No, not a maintenance schedule for your client's carpets, but one for your equipment and, just as important, for you.
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