Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Empty properties and owner-operated carpet cleaners

June 1, 2013 by Leave a comment

You may ask- "What difference does it make when having carpet cleaned in 'just a rental property' if I use a big company or an owner-operated company?"

Answer: motivation. If you're using someone employed by a large company you're having someone come to the house or building who is working on commission- a basic commission. Commissioned cleaners make their money on UPSALES. That's why when they are in your house or place of business they are always pointing out ways to run up the bill. (Many companies work this way as a way to motivate employees to run up the tab. Ever taken your car in for an oil change without them finding something else that needs to be purchased? And a good wait staff at a restaurant will always push for more to increase the tip)

My point is, if you are moving from a house, or have a rental that needs to be cleaned, and there's little or no chance for upsales (landlord's rarely buy carpet protector because they're just going to clean it again when the tenant moves out) the commissioned carpet cleaner has no motivation to stay long and take the time to do an exceptional job. They blow through the job to get on to the next one. It IS that simple. Simple human nature.

BUT an owner-operator wants you repeat business, and that of your friends, etc. I'm leaving soon to go do such a job. A move out of a family who was referred to me by a friend of theirs I did some work for at a rental house he owns.And sooner or later this customer will need the carpet cleaned at his new home. That's what made me think to add this post.

Simple human nature.

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Large office carpet cleaning jobs in Charlotte

May 1, 2013 by Leave a comment

by Chip Cline, owner/operator

Though we distinguish ourselves as being a smaller, more personalized operation and want to stay that way, that doesn't mean we're not up to doing the larger carpet and upholstery cleaning jobs in the Charlotte area.

Over the years I've put together a network of fellow owner/operators who, when needed, work for me on large jobs. Usually at least two truck-mounted outfits and as many portables as needed to get the job in a timely fashion. As always I'm on every job working, and overseeing the entire operation.

So a couple of offices or a couple of hundred thousand square feet, give me a call at 704 621 6208 or 704 525 1644. Thanks, Chip.

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A Commercial Carpet Cleaning Story

April 27, 2013 by Leave a comment

A while back I cleaned the carpet and desk chairs in a large office in Charlotte for the first time. (A call center of approx. 150 people) I asked the manager the following week what kind of response she was getting from the employees. She said she heard over and over as people walked in the door, before seeing anything, comments about how fresh the place smelled. This wasn't because we used a deodorizer, because we didn't. It's because we pulled the pollutants from the carpet and chairs.

Every time someone walks into an office, they bring with them small amounts of pollen, dander, loose hair, smoke, you name it. And with enough people and enough time it adds up. Vacuuming helps, but doesn't remove the embedded soils and pollutants entirely. And I think it's safe to say most cleaning crews don't spend nearly enough time vacuuming.

When you hire Cline Services to clean the carpet and upholstery in your office, you can rest assured we'll take our time, using our powerful equipment and even better attitude, to do the job right. Give me a call and I'll come by your office to give you a free, no obligation quote. Thanks, Chip Cline 704-621-6208 (my personal cell)

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Idle Rentals Need Carpets Cleaned

February 19, 2013 by Leave a comment

House with For Rent sign in frontCharlotte Rental Property Sitting Idle?

Everyone knows times are tough but it looks like the Charlotte area is beginning to see some much-needed action on the home sales and rental property movement fronts. After years of it being a “buyer’s market,” it looks like things are finally starting to level out. Sellers are getting their fair share again! While this is certainly good news for home owners and realtors trying to move these properties, what about the rentals? If you are a Charlotte area rental property owner, developer or seller, have you been letting your properties sit idle during the last few years? It’s time to spruce them up so you can move them! If rentals have been sitting idle for some time, they can collect dust on the carpets, even if no one has been tracking dirt or otherwise messing up the place.

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Improve Indoor Air Quality at School

September 17, 2012 by Leave a comment

Improve Indoor Air Quality, Improve Grades

School GirlWant to know an important way to improve the productivity of students, teachers and support staff at Charlotte-Mecklenburg area schools? Improve the indoor air quality!1 Think of how much of the day students and staff spend indoors. Indoor air quality is crucial for health and well-being. Studies have shown that poor indoor air quality contributes to higher incidences of absenteeism, illness and asthma attacks.

An uncontrolled asthma-related attack obviously keeps the child from learning but the teacher must attend to the emergency, too. This affects the rest of the class as well. What are some typical asthma triggers? They include mold, dust mites, insect body parts and even chemicals. Remember, some Charlotte schools are quite old. These schools, particularly if they have been maintained poorly, may have issues with indoor air quality. However, even newer schools are not immune to poor indoor environment.

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