“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken.”
― James Dent…
July is a great month for fireworks, cookouts, vacations…and having your carpets cleaned! Our July newsletter has some fun facts about Independence Day, a great carpet cleaning tip, healthy talk and lots of other fun stuff. It also includes Jensen’s July special offer: $15 off carpet cleaning plus 33 percent off Carpet Protection. As always, the downloadable issue of Jensen’s Healthy Home News includes the Mega Trivia Question—the first six people who call with the correct answer will win a $15 gift certificate to Hilly Haven Golf Course & Restaurant. Here are some highlights:
Independence Day Fun!
Independence Day is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays. Similar to other summer themed events, Fourth of July celebrations often take place outdoors. Because Independence Day is a federal holiday, all non-essential federal institutions (like the U.S. Postal Service and federal courts) are closed on that day. Many politicians make it a point on this day to appear at a public event to praise the nation’s heritage, society and people. Speeches and editorials may invoke Revolutionary War themes such as the founding fathers (including John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and George Washington), the Constitution, the Liberty Bell, and democratic principles such as liberty, freedom, and equality under the law, inalienable rights, and representative government.
Early Independence Day observances
- In 1777, thirteen guns were fired, once at morning and again as evening fell, on July 4 in Bristol, Rhode Island. Philadelphia celebrated the first anniversary in a manner a modern American would find quite familiar: an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews and fireworks. Ships were decked with red, white and blue bunting.
- In 1778, General George Washington marked the Fourth of July with a double ration of rum for his soldiers and an artillery salute. Across the Atlantic Ocean, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin held a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France.
- In 1779, July 4 fell on a Sunday. The holiday was celebrated on Monday July 5.
- In 1781, Massachusetts was the first legislature to recognize the Fourth of July.
- In 1783, Moravians in Salem, North Carolina held the first celebration of the Fourth of July in the country with a challenging music program assembled by Johann Friedrich Peter. This work was titled the Psalm of Joy.
- In 1791, first recorded under “Independence Day” name.
- In 1870, the U.S. Congress made Independence Day a holiday, albeit unpaid, for federal employees.
Discover the professional carpet cleaner’s “secret”
How would you like to have a dinner party and not even flinch when your overly animated neighbor knocks over his glass of red wine? Or, how would you like to have “pizza night” with the family and not bat an eye when junior drops his slice of greasy pepperoni face down on the carpet?
Maybe until now things like red wine and pizza have been banished to the kitchen because of your fears of ruining your beautiful carpet. Well fear not. Today’s carpet protection is the professional carpet cleaner’s best “secret” to extending the life of your carpet.
What exactly is “Carpet Protection”?
When your carpet was new, the factory had applied a product that coated each fiber and created a barrier of sorts against stains, soils and oils. But with time, wear, and even cleanings this protective coat begins to diminish and needs to be re-applied.
That’s where we can help. We can re-apply a factory approved product that will keep your carpet looking and performing as good as new. A lot of folks skip this important step and end up with stained, tired looking carpet that looks old before it’s time. If you are one of those people who never saw the value of re-applying carpet protection, just think of it as the “SPF of carpets.” You wouldn’t dare go out in the sun these days without your layer of SPF “protection” to keep your skin looking fresh and new. Well, your carpet needs its protection too! It needs that little layer of protection to protect against everything from dry soils to grease and wine spills.
Of course, when you protect your carpet it doesn’t mean you can just let spots and spills sit there – all spills and spots must be attended to promptly. We recommend using hot tap water with a touch of mild soap (no bleach!) and just blotting with a clean absorbent white towel – never rub or scrub because you’ll only tear up your fibers.
Still, sometimes we hear this….“I’ve paid for carpet protection before and couldn’t tell a difference.”
That could be a good thing. You want your carpet to perform as it did new from the factory. However, there are instances where a cleaner may not be using a good product, may not be applying it correctly, or may not use the proper tools to apply it with. That’s why we guarantee everything – even the performance of our carpet protection – with a 100 percent money back guarantee.
Now, to encourage you to remember to protect your carpet we’re offering an irresistible offer for the month of July. Check it out!
Click on the “MONTHLY SPECIAL” button for our July offer:
- $15 OFF carpet cleaning*
- 33% OFF Carpet Protection!**
*Some restrictions may apply. Minimum charge always applies. Not valid with other offers. **Must be in combination with carpet cleaning.
Oh no, red and blue JELL-O!
Q: A guest just dropped some patriotic JELL-O (red and blue) on my light colored carpet. What do I do?
A: Act quickly, or the spill can become a stain! First, remove as much of the JELL-O as possible by gently scooping it up with a spoon, working from the outside edge inwards. Then wet the area just enough to dilute the color. Blot (never rub) with a clean white towel until no more color comes up. If color remains, mix of a few drops liquid dish soap with a cup of warm water and gently blot the area using the solution and a clean white towel. Next, combine 1 part white vinegar with 2 parts warm water. Using a clean white cloth carefully dab over the spot with the mixture repeatedly to lift any remaining tint. Finish by applying a small amount of cool water to the area, then blot with dry white cloth until all excess moisture is removed.
Remember, spots and stains can be tricky, and certain cleaners and techniques can cause per- manent damage. Call Jensen’s anytime for a free quote if you’d like us to take a look. Have a ﬂooring question for Joel? Email it to: email@example.com