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No New Posts Facebook's New Changes to Your Business Page (and how to make them work for you)
 I read that earlier this week, Facebook announced some changes to the way they determine your FB business page's algorithm -- i.e., how often and to how many people your business page's posts. Specifically, they are going to reduce the number of text-only business page posts that go in your newsfee...
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No New Posts Gas Can Explosions
This morning, NBC’s Today Show featured an investigative report on the risk of plastic gas can explosions. Considering that many of our readers use gas cans regularly, I felt it was important to pass along.   The report has found that  nearly a dozen deaths and 1,200 injuries due to plastic gas can exp...
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No New Posts I REALLY need your help!
I am working on the editorial calendar for 2014 and really value your input. One of the things I want to do next year is more regularly include articles on roof cleaning (and soft washing in general), so I'd love some topic ideas as well as information on anyone interested in writing an article. I've cre...
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No New Posts Holiday Lighting Safety Guide -- Feel free to use on your blog, etc.
I know that often the hardest thing about blogging -- besides making the time -- is figuring out what to write about. In my research for a potential article, I stumbled across a couple of resources on holiday decorating safety (and some accident statistics) that I might be easily turned into good blog...
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No New Posts Veterans Day Specials from Restaurants and Retail Outlest: Please Pass Along to Your Frie nds/Family in the Military
As a military family, we get a list every year of restaurants and retail outlets that are offering specials to active military and veterans on Veterans Day. If you have served in the military, I would recommend using them. We enjoyed a couple of nice free meals last year and plan to do again on Monday. I'...
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No New Posts Just in time for Halloween: Removing Raw Egg from Vinyl and Vehicles
I realize this has nothing to do with roofs, but for those of you who clean other things, thought I'd pass this along. Knowing that eggs can remove paint from siding and vehicles (I had it happen to my car years ago), I decided to do some research on how to safely remove the remnants from mischievous gobli...
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No New Posts Updated List of Industry Events
We have updated our events page, and there's a lot taking place in early 2014. Check out the list at This is a growing list, so if there's something we've missed please let me know.
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No New Posts Angie's List Article on Gutter Cleaning -- Feel free to download and use
Angie's List founder Angie Hicks recently wrote/released an article on the need for gutter cleaning. We've placed the article in a one-page flyer that you can post on your website and/or print off and distribute to customers. You'll find it on our website at
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No New Posts 20 Tips from Mike Hockman, Gutter Dogs (Preview)
The new eClean Magazine features an interview with Mike Hockman of Gutter Dogs where he shares 20 tips for cleaning gutters. (Be sure to read the last couple of paragraphs as well.) You can find it at, pages 16-17. (Thanks Mike for the great interview. I had a blast writing this one!...
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No New Posts Free Infographic on Ladder-Related Accidents
(Ya'll please forgive me if this is old information!) In my research on ladder-related injuries today, I came across this infographic, which was published in September 2012 and is based on numbers in the U.K. (I haven't found anything this good for the U.S. yet.) Despite the fact that the numbers cam...
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No New Posts Gutter Cleaning -- What would you like to see?
Our next issue of eClean, due out the end of this month, will tackle gutter cleaning (among other things). So my question is this: what specifically would you like to see us cover? Please post your responses here, or email them to me at   Thanks!
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No New Posts Hydro Tek $9995 Pressure Washer Giveaway at PWNA
Hydro Tek $9995 Pressure Washer Giveaway at PWNA Convention !!!!!!!! If you're debating on whether or not to attend the 2011 PWNA Annual Convention, October 20-22 in Nashville, perhaps this will help you decide.   Hydro Tek -- in a joint effort with  Kohler Engines, Beckett burners, and General...
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No New Posts New eClean is Online: How Chemicals Work...and more
In case you missed it, the new issue of eClean Magazine went on line last week. The new issue covers: How Chemicals Clean Snapshots from the PWRA Convention Alkota Asks: How Bad Can It Get? (Your Answer Might be Worth $500) Removing Paint from Historic Masonry When to Fire Your Customers Inside J Racen...
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No New Posts Downloadable Flyer: Angie's List Founder's Article on the Need for Roof Cleaning
I have posted a one-page flyer with the recent Angie's list article promoting the need for roof cleaning. Feel free to download the pdf file to print and distribute to your customers and/or post on your website:
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No New Posts New eClean Magazine (Issue 16) Is Now Online
In case you missed it, the new eClean Magazine went online earlier this week. Focus is on historic restoration, with articles on cleaning historic brick, pressure washing and lead paint, washing historic windows, history of the squeegee, plus articles on insurance, pricing and more. Visit us at w...
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No New Posts U.S. Roofing Community Comes Together to Help Roofers Injured In Boston Marathon Bombing
This is a nice article on how the roofing community -- led by a company that also offers roof cleaning services -- is raising money for three roofers injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. So far they've raised over $80,000!     -- Edited by Allison Hester on Thursday 6th of June 2013 01:00:30 PM
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No New Posts (UK) Police Warn Homeowners about "Rogue" Roof Cleaners Making "Rubbish Claims"
Just read an interesting article from the UK where the Dudley officials are warning homeowners of roof cleaners claiming that moss/lichen damages their roofs. The officials are calling the claims "rubbish" and telling homeowners that it's a scam, going so far as to tell them to call the...
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No New Posts New eClean Magazine is Now Online
The new eClean Magazine is online. High-rise cleaning, ladder safety, cleaning interior heights, plus Inside Soap Warehouse, collecting information on competitors, controlling you emotions in business, and more. Read it at
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No New Posts Roof Cleaner featured in TV Interview/Article
I ran across this article/TV segment in my review of today's cleaning headlines: Dennis Graham, Superior Roof Cleaning in Massachusetts interviewed for local TV segment.  Can't beat the free publicity!   Couldn't embed the video, but you can see it (and the article) here:
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No New Posts Roof Cleaner's Lesson: Put it in writing...before negative press does
(This is a blog I wrote today based off a newspaper column written a week or so ago.) Complaint against roof cleaner picked up by local "Consumer Watchdog" Is giving your customers instructions to care for their plants after roof cleaning enough to protect you from liability? That's the d...
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