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A CLEANER CARPET CHRONICLE Published exclusively for clients of A Cleaner Carpet Cleaner SEPTEMBER 2015 “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis In This Issue School is Never Out for the True Professional Cleaner Plant Your Garden This Fall How to Easily Lose One Pound a Week Assistance for Seniors Recipe: Mango, Peach and Pineapple Salsa Good Clean Funnies and Quick Tips National Hug Your Hound Day is... School is Never Out for the True Professional Cleaner As kids return back to school, we are reminded of the importance of a good education. School doesn’t just teach facts and figures. You learn skills that allow you to accomplish many basic tasks. Math, reading, problem-solving and learning to work with others are skills that most of us learned in school. 301.774.4455 301.730.1620 www.carpetcleaner.com Call now for a FREE estimate! Carpet Cleaning Upholstery Cleaning Tile and Grout Cleaning Drapery Cleaning Guaranteed Pet Odor Removal Scotchgard Carpet and Upholstery Protector Natural Stone Polishing Emergency Water Extraction Perhaps the most important skill that school teaches us is how to learn. We learn to read, ask questions, test theories and discuss ideas as a means of expanding our knowledge. Imagine what would happen if a child was never taught these basic skills. It would be difficult to learn to drive, fill out a job application, read a menu, count money, use a computer or smart phone, travel abroad or shop without acquiring the skills you learn in school. But learning doesn’t stop when you graduate from high school or college. You still need to acquire specific skills and knowledge in your chosen field of endeavor in order to achieve excellence. That is when specialized training is needed. Can you imagine hiring a surgeon who only received on-the-job-training? What about an automobile mechanic who watched some online videos to learn how to fix your car? Professions like cosmetology, plumbing, home building, childcare and many others require training, certification and in some cases, licensing. It should come as no surprise that training and certification are available for professional carpet and upholstery cleaners, too. This training and certification come from an organization called the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification or IICRC. Unlike those other professions, however, training and certification are not legal requirements for carpet and upholstery cleaners. That is why most professional carpet cleaning companies never invest the money and time in their employees to get this valuable training. A Cleaner Carpet Cleaner technicians are different. We believe in the value of classroom learning in addition to our field training. In the classroom, technicians learn to identify the type of fibers they are cleaning. This is important so that they select the proper cleaning agents to assure safe, effective cleaning. They learn cleaning chemistry so they can choose the right products based on the type of soil and Continued on next page }