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Welcome to The Grime SceneOur forums are dedicated to networking and education for Contract Cleaning Professionals.
Within our community you will find helpful information to help you learn and to grow your business. Information on networking events, seminars, round tables and conventions may be found here as well. Many of our users have developed professional networking relationships and refer each other work, or work together on projects. Leads for jobs are often shared within the community as well.
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Nov 04 2013 09:45 PM | Littlefield in Residential Services
Listening to social media is great for getting to know your prospects and where they will see your content.
A lot of people are talking about listening with social media, but not a lot are talking about how exactly to do that if you have anything else to do with your life, (I do).
Feb 09 2010 03:45 PM | Beth n Rod in Residential Services
What is an ice dam? An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation,...
Jan 19 2010 01:26 AM | Guest in Business Topics
Sometimes the hardest part of what we do is not in the work itself. Very often it’s related to the hot buttons that each customer seems to have. These hot buttons vary from customer to customer. Some are easily addressed while others are not. What foll...
Jan 20 2010 01:04 AM | Guest in Business Topics
We’ve all heard the stories before, stories about – contractors. Folks are eager to share their experiences with others in vivid detail. Nightmarish stories about contractors leave a bad taste in the mouths of many consumers today. Statements like, I c...
Jan 24 2010 01:20 AM | Guest in Residential Services
Spring is right around the corner and you are thinking of putting your home up for sale. Where do you start? It has been cold outside so you will probably start with the interior of your home. You know, the normal decluttering, painting and just a gene...
Jan 26 2010 01:24 AM | Guest in Business Topics
This article appead last year in BlastMaster Magazine. It should be noted that it barely skims the surface and doesn't cover teaching the techniques you need to sell in a consultative manner. ======================================= What’s the most eff...
Feb 02 2010 11:22 AM | Guest in Equipment Information
Cold Calling or Dance to Success By Dr Pete I was talking to a wash guy from the mid-west the other day. He was having a bad day because business was slow. He was worried that if things continued to be slow his business could fail. It’s probably fair...
Mar 14 2010 03:44 PM | Guest in Residential Services
Gene Austin Philadelphia Inquirer March 3, 2001 If your siding, car, fence or any other surfaces around your house have broken out with a rash of black or dark-brown specks that do not want to come off, you are probably at war with something called ar...
Mar 04 2011 05:37 AM | Guest in Residential Services
I have seen the effects of washers in my area who have (according to the customers) used only bleach when performing a house wash. The results have been chalky siding. My guess is due to lack of sufficient rinsing. Many will argue to the effectiveness...
Dec 21 2011 07:22 AM | Guest in Residential Services
If I had any brains I would have turned down the job... or tripled my price. But, desperate for the work, the experience and $$$ I plunged into the job. It is a second story bay window with cedar shingles on 3 sides with a steep roof along the sides wi...