I am new to the world of blogs but I suspect that many of you know me from my posts on various carpet cleaning or restoration related Internet forums, magazine articles or various industry events. I am glad to have this opportunity to keep in touch with long-time friends and hopefully of making many new friends.
This is my 43rd year involved with the cleaning industry. I thought about writing that “I loved every minute of it” but that would be stretching it. There certainly were times when I would rather have been doing something else. But, overall I do love the industry I choose and appreciate the opportunities it has given me.
My cleaning skills and contacts have allowed me to travel the country and several places outside the USA. I do enjoy meeting new people, seeing new places and taking in the varied beauty of creation in each location I’ve visited. I enjoy the immediate feedback of seeing a trashed carpet come clean and hear the praise from a grateful client.
Would this upset all those school teachers who told us that if we did not study hard, do our homework and apply ourselves that we would end up as “janitors?” They probably would be startled to learn how many fine folks, many with excellent educations, are in the cleaning industry. I wonder if Middle Eastern teachers told students that they need to pay attention in class or they could end up washing rugs? They never though it would be for $4 or more per sq. ft!
Some of the most successfully cleaning companies are run by people with MBAs, degrees in marketing and so forth. You can even attend a top university like Purdue and focus your education on Building Maintenance or Restoration management. Take that Mrs. Hassler!
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