The November issue of CM/Cleanfax® magazine is now available online, featuring Senior Editor Jeff Cross'' cover story entitled "Ice Wars."
Cross states that most carpet cleaning companies are "small" operations, those owned and run by families, and because of this, many companies operate out of their home, and many do not have the protection of garages in colder, northern climates.
He notes that it only takes a minute or two for your solution line to lay on the frozen ground to prove that freezing temperatures can wreak havoc to your equipment — and your bottom line.
Cross adds that preventing damage is smart business, but when a machine is subjected to freezing temperatures and does "freeze up," it''s important to think carefully about the next step.
According to Cross, no matter what you do, whether you have a heated garage or not … do all you can to ensure that your machine and all accessories do not freeze when winter does arrive.
Jeff Cross is the senior editor of Cleanfax magazine. With more than 20 years of experience in the carpet and furniture cleaning and disaster restoration industries, Cross is an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) approved instructor and teaches carpet cleaning, furniture cleaning, carpet color repair and spot and stain removal seminars across the country. Visit his training website at www.cleaningprofessor.com. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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