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.


Touching on Odors

February 9, 2006
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?

November 8, 2005
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

August 10, 2005
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

July 12, 2005
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

May 10, 2005
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

April 11, 2005
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

March 8, 2005
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

January 11, 2005
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

December 10, 2004
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

November 11, 2004
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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A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.


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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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