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SLOW Season Incentive! HALF OFF on Cleaning Services! Read on…

On February 6, 2014, in Uncategorized, by admin
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Hi there! I hope 2014 is treating you well so far. Can you believe that January has already flown by already? It seems like each year is just passing by faster and faster. At least in our house, anyway. (With 2 young, school-aged kids and a dog to keep us busy!)

Now on to the embarrassing part….Embarrassing that I never thought of this before….

Well, I wanted to let you in on something. You may or may not know this but we have reached the time us carpet cleaners call the dreaded "slow" time. It’s cold out, and having their carpets cleaned is usually the last thing on my client’s minds.
This year, however, I vowed to make the best use of a little extra time I may have by brainstorming on how I can make my "slow" time be a GREAT time for my best clients (i.e. YOU) to use my services.

So this is what I came up with: If you book your carpet cleaning in the next two months (February – March) all of my additional services such as upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, and carpet protection I’ll be discounting by HALF! I don’t mean to pat myself on the back but that IS pretty generous of me. : ) As an example, cleaning of a 7 ft. sofa would usually run $126. With my "Slow Season Incentive" it would be just $63!

I also wanted to do something that would encourage you to spread the word about me. During the next 2 months I’m going to TRIPLE my referral rewards program! So for anyone that you send my way that ends up hiring me, I’ll send you $60 (normally $20) toward your next cleaning OR redeemable as cash. Your choice.

Wow, this is the first time I’m actually really excited about my "slow" season! And remember, if you can’t take advantage of these great incentives; be sure to forward this email to family and friends and get triple referral rewards!

Thanks for hearing me out and talk to you soon,

Your friendly neighborhood carpet cleaner, Nick Cohen

P.S. If you’ve been putting off getting that sofa cleaned or adding carpet protection or tile cleaning, NOW is the time to get it for HALF off when you get your carpets cleaned!

Call or Text Today! 916-705-9349 

 

Earth Day

On April 17, 2012, in Blog, by admin
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Greetings!

We wanted to invite you to join us this Saturday, April 21 to Roseville’s 5th annual Celebrate the Earth Festival. It is located at Mahany Park (corner of Woodcreek Oaks and Pleasant Grove) and starts at 10 am and goes to 4 pm.

 

My wife, Staci and I will be manning the Eco Choice booth and would love for you to swing by and say hi!

While you’re there you can enter to win our

big give away:  

an entire house worth of our green, all natural carpet cleaning! 

Congrats again to Diane Lynn for winning our drawing last year. She got her whole house of carpets cleaned for free!

The Celebrate the Earth Festival is great fun for the whole family. Good food, music and the best place to check out all the local green businesses and learn about the part we all play in preserving our planet.

Hope to see you there!

Nick Cohen

 

The Slightly Disgusting Truth About Carpeting

On September 19, 2011, in Blog, by admin
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True or False: “If my carpet LOOKS clean it IS clean”.

Answer: False.

Think about that answer for a moment.

What it would be like if you were to lay one of your shirts on the carpet for about six months.  You walked on it, ate over it and accidentally dropped food on it.  Many different people sat on it and put their hands and feet on itYour pet might even have had an accident on the sleeve of it.

Would you wear that shirt now?  …even if it LOOKED clean? Would you invite your friends and their kids to put the shirt on?  Doesn’t it make your skin crawl at the thought of having it on you?

Well here’s the scoop… A “clean looking” carpet is not necessarily as clean as it looks!

Here’s why! Carpets fibers are specifically designed to HIDE SOIL.  The shape of each individual yarn is designed so as to minimize the particles of soil that are embedded in it.  Long ago, when synthetic carpet yarns were first invented, their shape actually magnified particles of soil and gave the appearance that the carpet was more soiled than it really was!  On one hand it’s good that you don’t see the soil, but on the other hand the soil that you don’t see still has the same damaging/scratching effect on the yarns.

So the #1 reason “clean looking carpet” is actually SOILED is because it can hide soil…really well!

But there’s another reason…Our air in the city contains many contaminants – pollens, fungus, bacteria, cigarette smoke, car exhaust – and hundreds of other chemicals just to say the least. When you and your family members come into your home, you carry those pollutants in your hair, on your skin, your clothing, and your shoes. Not surprisingly, all those chemicals, pollens and bacteria wind up, (…you guessed it), in your carpet!

Your carpet acts like a huge filter for these pollutants.  This is a good thing… until it becomes full.  When that happens (about every 6-12 months depending on traffic in the home) it’s time for a good, thorough cleaning.  Especially if you have allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems – one major source of your problem could be the pollens, fungus, and chemicals in your carpet.

What’s more, you might find that you’ll breathe a lot easier after you hire a professional carpet cleaner to get those harmful chemicals out of your carpet.

So in addition to getting rid of soil, another important reason to clean your carpet (aka GIANT air filter) is to get rid of pollutants such as; pollens, fungus, bacteria, and chemicals.

Before you lay or sit down on your carpet that may “look” clean, remember that there is much that is unseen.  Unfortunately, the (slightly disgusting) truth is that your carpet, no matter how clean you keep your home, gets full of soil and other gross stuff on regular basis. 
Even studies by Hoover show that even the best vacuum cleaners can only remove about 80% of the soils embedded in carpets!

The answer?  Have your carpets cleaned regularly and thoroughly to remove the unseen soil that lurks deep inside your carpet fibers.

Good health to you.

Nick Cohen – owner, Eco Choice Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
916-705-9349

 

Allergies Got You Down?

On May 11, 2011, in Blog, by admin
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Greetings! I hope you are having a great spring. For me, spring time is always a mixed bag. I’m happy because this is the start of my busy season. On the other hand, I’m miserable due to the start of another season….allergy season!

Thankfully, there is something that can help….

Did you know that getting your carpets cleaned greatly improves the quality of your indoor air? Carpet is great because it acts as a whole-house filter as it traps pollen, dust and pollutants that we track in through out the year. Once it gets “full”, however, every step you take on it releases those pollutants back in to the air.
I just got done cleaning mine and not only am I enjoying the fluffy, bright look and feel of freshly cleaned carpet, but breathing easier knowing those pollens and pollutants have been rinsed free!
If you are an allergy sufferer like me or just want to have healthier indoor air, take a look at this month’s special…

Schedule Your Carpets to be Cleaned before June 30th and Get Your Traffic Areas Touched-Up in Six Months…. for FREE!*
So, have me out this month and I’ll return in November or December, 2011 and spend one hour sprucing up your highest traffic areas. You’re getting a service valued at $99 absolutely free!
If you don’t think you can use this offer, feel free to tell a friend who can.
Here’s to better indoor air and a happy, healthy spring!

Nick Cohen – owner, Ecosafe
916-705-9349
*Initial cleaning must be preformed by June 30th and must be three or more areas. Some restrictions apply

 

This Ain’t No April Fools Joke!

On April 1, 2011, in Blog, by admin
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Like I said, what you are about to read is NO joke! The time has come again for me to give away an entire home of the “Most Thorough Green Carpet Cleaning” in town, for ABSOLUTELY FREE!

I only do this once a year so don’t miss out on your chance to enter the drawing. Just swing by our booth at the 2011 Celebrate the Earth Festival. The event is being held in Mahany Park, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville on April 16th.

Click this link for more information about the festival.

I will be there with my lovely wife, Staci and we would love for you to stop by and say hi! Feel free to pass this email on to friends and family to help us spread the word and let others know about our awesome giveaway!

P.S. Just a reminder: This is the LAST month to take me up on my “Slow Season Incentive”. Check out last month’s blog post for the details on this ridiculous special. It’s a good one if I do say so myself ; )

P.P.S. I hope to see you on April 16th! Who knows? I could be cleaning YOUR entire house for free this month..

 

How Embarrassing!

On February 9, 2011, in Blog, by admin
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Hi there! I hope 2011 is treating you well so far. Can you believe how fast January has flown by already? It seams like each year is flying by faster and faster. At least in our house, anyway. (With 2 small kids, 2 cats and a dog to keep us busy!)

Now on to the embarrassing part….embarrassing that I never thought of this before….

Well, I wanted to let you in on something. You may or may not know this but we have reached the time us carpet cleaners call the dreaded “slow” time. It’s cold out, it’s raining and having their carpets cleaned is usually the last thing on my clients minds. This year, however, I vowed to make the best use of a little extra time I may have by brainstorming on how I can make my “slow” time be a GREAT time for my best clients (i.e. YOU) to use my services.

So this is what I came up with: If you book your carpet cleaning in the next three months (February – April) all of my additional services such as upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, and carpet protection I’ll be discounting by HALF! I don’t mean to pat myself on the back but that IS pretty generous of me. : ) As an example, cleaning of a 7 ft sofa would usually run $112. With my “Slow Season Incentive” it would just be $56!

I also wanted to do something that would encourage you to spread the word about me. During the next 3 months I’m going to TRIPLE my referral rewards program! So for anyone that you send my way that ends up hiring me, I’ll send you $60 (normally $20) toward your next cleaning OR redeemable as cash. Your choice.

Wow, this is the first time I’m actually really excited about my “slow” season! And remember, if you can’t take advantage of these great incentives; be sure to forward this email to family and friends and get triple referral rewards!

Thanks for hearing me out and talk to you soon,

Your friendly neighborhood cleaner, Nick Cohen

P.S. If you’ve been putting off getting that sofa cleaned or adding carpet protection or tile cleaning, NOW is the time to get it for HALF off when you get your carpets cleaned!

 

Chocoloate Chip Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies

On December 13, 2010, in Blog, by admin
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So, my wife and I were craving cookies this weekend. We couldn’t decide between making chocolate chip or peanut butter. Then I had this great idea and told my wife “Why not have the best of both!” So, we slightly altered our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and “Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies” were born! Some friends came over, tried them, and fell in love. We hope you will too!

p.s. If you’re thinking of getting your carpets cleaned, scroll to the bottom to take advantage of this month’s special. It’s a good one!

p.p.s. If you make these cookies let us know what you think!

Nick and Staci

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies

 

Yield: 4 dozen cookies

  • 1/2 cup(s) chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup(s) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup(s) sugar
  • 3/4 cup(s) brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup(s) unsifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 cup(s) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Heat oven to 375ºF. Stir flour with baking soda and salt; set aside. In large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar and brown sugar at medium speed until creamy and lightened in color. Add in chunky peanut butter. Add eggs and vanilla, one at a time. Mix on low speed until incorporated. Gradually blend dry mixture into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.

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Book your cleaning in December
 and get a
 FREE 1-hour “touch-up”
in the Spring!

 

Offer Expires: Dec. 31, 2010
 

Don’t Be A Victim Of Bait & Switch

On November 10, 2010, in Blog, by admin
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Last Fall, the ABC News show 20/20 aired a feature story on a carpet cleaning scam that many un-ethical companies employ – bait and switch advertising. These companies advertise ridiculously low prices for their services. (the bait) Typically, once they are in your home, they tell you that the advertised price is for “basic water cleaning only,” which will not do a satisfactory cleaning job. They then pressure you into buying a whole list of add-on services, (the switch) often bringing the total price for their services to several hundred dollars!

According 20/20′s website, here are three mistakes that many consumers make when falling prey to bait and switch carpet cleaners:

Choosing a cleaner based on low price
Most people are attracted by low price, but some cleaners use price as the bait for their misleading advertising. They offer a cheap price – usually between $3.95 and $9.95 per room; then, once they’re in your home or office, they pressure you into buying add-ons. It’s as if you were buying a car and found out that the dealer was charging you extra for the tires and steering wheel. Professional carpet cleaning is not as cheap as some unethical cleaners would like you to believe. Low price could also mean the cleaner has cheap equipment or untrained personnel who won’t do a good job.

Not getting references
Any cleaner can say anything about his past jobs. Sadly, some of what he says may not be true. So first ask friends to recommend cleaners they’ve been happy with in the past. Another option is to get references from the cleaner and check with them to see if the work was done to their satisfaction.

Choosing a cleaner that doesn’t offer a money-back guarantee
Every cleaning company should be fully accountable for its work. If you aren’t pleased with the job in every way, the cleaner should return free of charge and re-clean. If you’re still not satisfied, you shouldn’t have to pay for it, period. Not all cleaners offer a guarantee. Or, if they do, the guarantee may be “limited”. Ask the cleaner if he offers a money-back guarantee and then make sure he includes his guarantee on his written quotation.

 

It’s Giveaway Time!

On August 24, 2010, in Blog, by admin
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How would you like to win a $100 giftcard to Westfield Shopping Centers? You can use it at the Galleria or Downtown Plaza. Get yourself that special something you’ve been wanting!

Here’s how it works:
For each thing you do, you get one entry into our giveaway. So do as many as you can for more chances to win!
-Leave a comment on our blog
-Become a public Follower of our blog
-Follow us on Twitter
-Like us on Facebook
-Leave a comment on your Facebook status with a link to our Facebook page telling all your friends about us. (type @ and select Ecosafe Carpet Cleaning)

-Do a Tweet about us on your Twitter (@ecosafe_nick)
-Go to Yahoo Local and write a review about us
-Go to Google and write a review about us

Remember, the more you do, the more chances you have for winning the $100 giftcard!
When you are all done, send us an email letting us know everything you did. If you have already done some of these in the past, please include that info in your email.
nickATecosaferosevilleDOTcom

The giveaway ends on Friday, September 10 @ midnight. Winner will be announced Monday, September 13th.

 

Pet Accident?

On June 9, 2010, in Blog, by admin
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Follow these spotting directions:

• Blot up as much of the urine as possible. Do not scrub. When you think you have as much of it up as possible, blot the area again using a towel soaked in warm water. Be careful not to get the area too wet—you may force the urine deeper. Blot the area again with a dry towel.

• Next, apply a low-residue carpet spot remover, let sit for 60 seconds and again blot the spot.

• Finally, fold a dry towel to several layers, place over the spot and apply at least 10 pounds of weight. Let it sit overnight. When you remove the towel, fluff the carpet up and allow to dry. If the spot returns after a few days, repeat the last two steps.

After the carpet dries, stick your nose down to the carpet and give it a good whiff. Any odor? If so, please be very careful what you use. Most store-bought deodorizers only work in mild odor situations. Don’t over-use them, you may do more harm than good.

Please give us a call us if you need any help!