Saturday, July 25, 2009

Who cleans your carpets?

Well my chicas...I am still a little out of the blogging loop. Please don't hate me for not visiting! I am determined to come visit all my favorite ladies before this weekend is over!

Part of the reason I have been MIA is a project I have been working on. Some of you know that my husband and I own a small carpet cleaning business. We have been blessed with steady business, and a continual increase in customers. So far our entire business has been built by word of mouth from happy customers. Although the economy has impacted our bottom line for sure, we still have been very fortunate to have steady work so far this year.

Still, with prices going up on EVERYTHING...including our supplies, and the several financial set-backs we've experienced in recent weeks, we decided it was time to pound the pavement and drum up some additional business.

As I mentioned before, we've never had to advertise, our customers are our best publicity. So now I am faced with the decision of the best way to get our name out there to more people. Since I have had the BEST time meeting new people through blogging, I decided that a carpet cleaning blog may be one way for people to learn about us, and what we have to offer.

I've been working really hard on puting one together for my husband. But then I faced a new dilemma. Should I blog about it here? As most of you know, I'm very protective of my family, and try hard to protect their identities. I also have never indicated on my blog where I live. Some of you know from email conversations, some of you have guessed from different things I've posted about, and a few people have "outted" me in the comments.

The thing is, I'm so proud of the hard work my husband does for our family, and I feel like maybe I should relax a little bit, and be willing to share about him, and his work with those who live near me and might be interested in our services, or in spreading the word. Ya know?

So here goes...J.P. Carpet and Tile Care is a family owned and operated business serving families in the Greater Salt Lake Valley and surrounding areas for the past 9 years! Click the button if you'd like to learn more! WHEW! Glad I got that out!




Look what good work he does!

This was taken while cleaning his sister's carpet


This is cleaning the tile at a commercial building downtown.
Although carpet and tile cleaning isn't the most glamorous job, we have definitely met some wonderful people and love making new friends and forming great working relationships through our business.
I'd love you to spread the word if you know anyone who may be in need of our services!
Now I have a bunch more to blog about and hope to get it all out this next week! But for now I'm off to visit all my friends whom I've been missing so much!

18 comments:

shortmama said...

Nothing wrong with some promotion! I am working on an ad to put on my blog for the knives my hubs makes too!

Vivienne said...

Will he travel to SoCal? :) My children (stinky dirty boys) are wrecking my white carpet!!!

I think if you have a business you are proud of, there is nothing wrong with mentioning it on a "personal blog." God puts things and people in out paths on purpose. For all you know this is part of His "big picture" and there is someone out there who will benefit from knowing you have this business.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Holy cow! Is that a shadow or a "clean" line on the carpet? That's amazing! We rented one of those steamers once years ago and it was NOT good!! We need professional help, I think. ;)

Jessica said...

I was just getting ready to call the guys to come clean my carpet (well, actually in September). But, we live in Oregon. :(

MiMi said...

Yeah, can he travel to Oregon? : )

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

I think it is great that you are so supportive and proud of your hubby!!!

BTW, did you see the last game when we blew it against ya'll??


~Becca

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I have missed you like mad. Do you do upholstery too? Are you in Alabama? I know you are not....but I was hoping. That carpet looks fabulous.

Joy For Your Journey said...

I wish we lived in Utah so you could clean our carpets!! I still haven't found anyone I like. Good luck with your business!

Jenny said...

I wish you were closer to me. I really need my carpets cleaned!

I'm hoping to be able to have them done this winter.

Sara said...

Does he come to MN?? Tell that hubby he does an amazing job and I have a whole apartment building that he could clean in MN!! The hallway carpets are disgusting!!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Wish we lived closer, but if you ever open a branch in Dallas... :-)

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Are you guys on Facebook? I know on the sidebar there are always links to local businesses promoted there. I don't know what the fee is to do it.

Kado! said...

how funny....I never guessed you live in SLC...next time I am visiting my cousin...I'll definitely look you up!!! .....hope you meet some new clients this way!

Sare said...

If we get to buy a house (or get to EVER move!) I will call you because I'm just sure I'll need clean carpets!

Tanielle said...

He does a fantastic job!!! He's cleaned ours many times, and I am always thrilled with how they look!

Yaya said...

You could advertise on craigslist?

jennykate77 said...

Hey, girl! Just stopping by to say HELLO here on Blogger. :) That was a terrific post about your business, hope you drum up lots of business! If you were in OK, I would totally have you come clean my upstairs carpets.

Hope you're having a great day!♥

Marrdy said...

I think blogging about your business is a great way to build it! We are trying to sell our house and when (PLEASE SELL) I will call you to clean our carpets and the new house!