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When we installed a suggestion box in the entryway of our business, I was amazed to see how many customers responded. After we started going through the suggestions, we realized that there was one request that we kept seeing--the need for a cleaner store. We decided to make a few changes to keep our place cleaner, including hiring a professional cleaning service. The results were incredible. Customers started to comment on how clean our place was, instead of the need for dramatic changes. We also noticed a boost in our sales because customers felt more comfortable in our store. Check out this website to find articles that might help you to keep your business cleaner.

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Three Winter Threats To Carpet Cleanliness – And How To Dodge Them

by Lee Porter

The winter season can wreak havoc on your carpet if you're not careful. If you want to keep your carpet looking fresh all year long, consider these common winter threats to carpet cleanliness – and how to avoid them.

Threat: Salty, dirty pet paws.

When your dog comes running in the door and across the carpet with muddy or salty paws, you can bet there will be some paw prints left behind. You can prevent this issue by stepping outside the door and putting your dog on a leash before letting him back inside. This way, he won't get away from you before you get the chance to clean off his paws. Keep a clean, dry towel near the entryway where it is easy to access, and wipe off each paw before unleashing your dog. Your dog may be a bit confused by this routine at first, but once you do it a few times, he will come to expect it when he comes in the door and should struggle a lot less.

Threat: Visitors who do not take off their shoes.

Even if everyone in your immediate family knows to leave their shoes at the door, there's always that one friend who thinks nothing of stepping straight onto your carpet with muddy boots. You can thwart this issue with a few carefully placed door mats. Place them not just in the immediate entryway to your home, but also at the entrance to the carpeted room. (You can put them away when you don't expect guests and just put them back in place before guests arrive if you wish.) Choose several brightly colored doormats so they can't be overlooked.

On the wall next to the doormats, hang a sign that says "Please remove your shoes." Don't pick a sign with some cutesy saying about removing shoes that your guest may not immediately understand. A direct sign is best for those hardheaded visitors who don't seem to get the point. Of course, you can verbally remind visitors to remove their shoes, too.

Threat: Your real Christmas tree.

A "real" tree presents two basic threats: pine needles and tree sap. You can protect your carpet from both of these by always keeping a wide tree skirt under your tree. Make sure it stretches out wider than the tree's widest branches. Sweep needles off of it regularly before they get the chance to scatter. When it comes time to remove the tree, lay down a sheet on your carpet, and then lay the tree down on the sheet before dragging it out. To have your carpets professionally cleaned, contact a company like Beatty's Carpet Cleaners.