You may notice things getting a little hairy this month, as men—and women—participate in “No Shave November” or “Movember.” The new edition of Jensen’s Healthy Home News explains what that’s all about. You’ll also get twelve insider tips to keeping your carpet looking beautiful between cleanings, a peek inside King Tut’s tomb, and learn how Joel recommends dealing with red fingernail polish in “Q+A with Joel J.” There’s more, including the Mega Trivia Question—the first six people who call with the correct answer will win a $15 gift certificate to Hagemeister Park. Click Jensen’s Healthy Home News to download the complete newsletter. Here are some highlights:
Keep carpets clean like the pros
Just imagine…you just had Jensen’s out to clean your carpets. They smell fresh and they’re fluffy. All the spots that have been bugging you for the past few months…gone. Now, do you want to keep your carpet looking this good between your cleanings?
Most of you would readily answer “Yes!” So, here are a few insider tips you can use year round to help keep your carpet looking as fresh and clean as the day we professionally cleaned it – even if it’s been awhile.
- Put walk-off mats inside and outside every entrance to the house.
- Place mats at carpet entrance or bound remnants on top of the carpet at high wear areas, such as in
front of the sofa or chairs and entry/exit points from the carpet.
- Keep mats clean by vacuuming frequently and machine wash or hose and squeegee clean.
- Vacuum traffic areas 3 to 5 times per week, all open areas weekly and under furnishings at least quarterly.
- Use a powerful upright vacuum with a beater brush and excellent filtration system for carpets. Use a canister vacuum with attachments for everything above the carpet.
- Take your vacuum in for a checkup at the vacuum repair shop annually.
- Reapply protective finish each time the carpet is cleaned to keep stains from setting in and the soil from grinding in.
- Have any looseness in the carpet–pulled yarns, cuts or tears–repaired promptly.
- Plan and schedule regular professional cleanings – 1 to 2 times per year depending on the amount of “traffic” in the house (i.e. kids, pets, etc.). Clean high traffic areas more frequently (about twice as often) as other areas.
- Control the circulation and disposal of food and drink. Many people claim that it is impossible to prevent kids from bringing food and beverages on the carpet, but it is generally just a matter of consistent enforcement.
- Seek and remove spillables before they spill.
- Clean spills up immediately, before they become permanent stains. (Make sure everyone in the home knows how to clean a spill up properly.)
So there you have twelve insider tips to prolong the life and beauty of you carpet investment. For more helpful information or to schedule a professional cleaning call Jensen’s Carpet Care & Restoration at (920) 393-4062.
Bonus Tip # 13
Call Jensen’s Carpet Care & Restoration 920-393-4062 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org before November 30, 2023, and:
- Save $15 OFF Carpet Cleaning*
- Save 33% OFF Carpet Protection**
*Some restrictions may apply. Minimum charge always applies. Not valid with other offers. ** Must be in combination with carpet cleaning.
Before we forget… If you hear of any friends having holiday guests this month please be sure to call or email us and we will give them a FREE room of carpet cleaning in your name! Thanks! P.S. We will send you a $10 Gift Certificate for your referral. So thanks in advance!!
The meaning and origin of “No-Shave November” and “Movember”
It’s going to get hairy this month as men – and women – participate in “No Shave November” and “Movember”.
At some point in the last couple of years you have probably heard of No Shave November which has gained popularity in North America. The whole purpose of No Shave November is not to let your beards grow crazy, but to raise awareness for different kinds of cancer including prostate cancer. The goal is to donate the money you normally would use to get a haircut or groom your facial hair to St. Jude or other cancer research charities.
So, how did No Shave November start? It started after a father in Chicago passed away from colon cancer. His eight sons and daughters started this campaign in 2009 in honor of their father. Over six years this became a popular thing to do among many throughout the country. Hence, No Shave November started on Facebook in 2009, asking participants to donate money they would normally spend on grooming to the American Cancer Society and the cause has raised millions.
Movember is something different. It’s a movement founded by a few young guys in Adelaide Australia in 2003, using the Australian word “mo,” meaning moustache. It was founded to raise awareness for men’s health issues and has raised over $650 million with 21 campaigns in different countries.
In 2007, Movember events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States.
Fingernail polish problem
Q: Our daughter spilled a little red fingernail polish on the carpet in her room. What
should we do?
A: This happens more often than you would think! Here’s what we would suggest: Apply non-acetate fingernail polish remover to a white cotton cloth and dab the area, working from the edges towards the center. Leave it for a few minutes, then blot it, rinse it, blot it and repeat if necessary.
Joel says: Remember, spots and stains can be tricky, and certain cleaners and techniques can cause permanent damage. Call Jensen’s anytime for a free quote if you’d like us to take a look.
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