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CARPET CLEANING BY ALPHA CARPET & DUCT CLEANING
are the main issues you face in your carpet
Q: What
cleaning business?

can home owners be told to help extend the
Q: What
life and value of their new carpet?

The carpet cleaning industry has a very bad reputation for bait and
switch tactics. Basically a customer will call a company and they will
price a cleaning at $89.95 and by the time the job is complete its
$400-$500. Our prices do not have any hidden charges so our challenge is changing the way the industry is viewed.

Vacuuming is one of the most important steps that a homeowner can
take. Vacuuming on a regular basis can reduce the dry particle removal
by up to 74%. Homeowners should steam clean their carpets every
12-18 months as this will significantly extend the life of the carpet.
Spot cleaning on a regular basis will also help prolong the life of the
carpets. Manufactures recommend steam cleaning at least every 18
months. We always recommend checking with the carpet retailer in
regards to warranty requirements.

there any services your company offers that
Q: Are
are unique, ahead of the competition? Why should
I choose you over the next service provider?
Our company slogan is 'A Higher Standard of Cleaning' I love our
slogan because it says exactly what we stand for. We have the best
equipment in the industry, large vacuum trucks and truck mounted
steam cleaning machines. We believe in quality over quantity and
that is why we invest up to $80000 just for a carpet cleaning truck.
modern day manufacturing methods making
Q: Are
carpets easier to clean these day?
I find Nylon carpets are the easiest to clean. A general rule is, the
more expensive the carpet the easier it is to clean. Some of the really
cheap carpets can be difficult to remove stains from.
home owners have to worry about industrial
Q: Do
strength cleaning chemicals used in the process
of cleaning carpets?
Homeowners should question the company they are hiring regarding
what products they are using. A reputable cleaning company should
be able to provide details about the product they are using.

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is steam cleaning not recommended?
Q: When
Cleaning some specialty fabrics such as silk or different types of
upholstery do not recommend steam cleaning. Normally a low moister
cleaning or dry foam cleaning are the best methods for fabrics that
should not be steam cleaned. With upholstery, always read the labels
and for area rugs as well. These labels will normally tell you if steam
cleaning is recommended.
is the best spot cleaner?
Q: What
There are several different types of spot cleaners that can be
used. The first thing to do is and investigation to identify what type
of fabric is involved and what type of stain is on the carpet, then we
can achieve the best cleaning results. I tell clients that if they are
going to buy a house hold cleaner from the store, read the directions
and perform a colour test to ensure they don't remove colour from the
fabric. To test the fabric its very simple, you just put some solution
on a white terry towel and in an inconspicuous area, press down on
the towel and see if there is colour transfer.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017

Chairperson’s Message
Board of Directors
Calendar of Events
Education Opportunities
BSIA Affinity Partner Program
Index to Advertisers
President’s Message: Last Word
BSIA Events
BSIA News
Cliff Reynolds, Road Warrior
Member News
Norkse New Tools
ORION Awards
BCFCA Events
President’s Message
Expert Series: Floor Carpet Cleaning
BCFCA Board Members and New Profiles
In Memory of Jack Harrison
BCFCA News - New Members
Education
NFCA Board of Directors
Poor construction practices and floor covering products don’t mix
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - In Memory of Jack Harrison
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