We are currently running ads for allergen cleanings AND I am the one in the office that takes all incoming calls to schedule the appointments. So I was wondering if you can assist me with more information on allergens and allergy cleanings in general. I’m also in need of info on the anti-allergens products as well. Any & all assistance would be
greatly appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you.
Bill: Congratulations on adding a very needed and very lucrative add-on service. Masterblend has created several products under the Responsible Care System Anti-Allergen brand name to combat allergies and other indoor air issues.
Steve: I’ll second Bill’s praise. You need to “differentiate” your company from all the other carpet cleaners out there and one great way is by offering services that the simple “rug-suckers” haven’t yet implemented or even learned about. Not only will you make more money while you are on-site but also people will talk about your great new service to their friends.
Bill: Here are the uses and directions for each product I recommend:
Anti-Allergen PreSpray is hypoallergenic and designed for safe use around individuals who suffer from allergies, asthma, or chemical sensitivities. Use it as a pre-spray when cleaning carpet, upholstery, or mattresses and prior to an application of Allergy Relief Treatment.
Environmentally safe Anti-Allergen PreSpray does not contain pesticides, perfumes, harmful solvents, or other hazardous ingredients. Derived from renewable plant source surfactants. It is non-toxic to humans, animals, and plants.
Pump up sprayer: Mix one part Anti-Allergen PreSpray with 10 parts water (12 ounces per gallon of water). Mix well, apply to carpet, and agitate with a pile brush or rake. Or to apply with an inline sprayer: Use undiluted with a 10:1 metering tip.
For use on wool: Mix 1 part Anti-Allergen PreSpray with 16 parts hot water (8 ounces per gallon). Mix well and apply to carpet.
Formulated to meet or exceed all established standards of wool fiber producers and fifth generation stain-resistant manufacturers.
All Fiber Rinse is hypoallergenic and designed for homeowners that are sensitive to harsh chemicals and suffer from allergies. Best when used as the final rinse when cleaning carpets or other textiles to remove soil and other detergent residues. (Anti-Allergen All Fiber Rinse is safe for all types of fibers, including wool.)
Truck mounts: Mix one quart of Anti-Allergen All Fiber Rinse with 5 gallons of water, meter at 2:4. Or with portables mix 2 oz per gallon of water.
Anti-Allergen Deodorizer is a non-fragranced oxidizing deodorizer and does not contain perfumes, solvents, or pesticides. This product reacts with the odor by oxidizing and converting malodors into odor-free compounds, going straight to the source of the odor. For use on all types of odors and fibers. Anti-Allergen Deodorizer is formulated for residential use.
Dilution: 12 oz per gallon of water.
Allergy Relief Treatment is an effective and safe way to control dust mite allergens and is an aqueous solution that contains active ingredients derived from naturally occurring extracts found in certain fruit seeds and plants. It works by instantly deactivating the DER pI in house dust mite droppings by de-naturing and substantially reducing the IgE antibody-binding capacity of this allergen.
Dilution: This is a ready-to-use product that is sprayed on like a fabric protector.
We also have you covered with two other products that are available to re-sell to the end user.
Steve: Or you could include them free with a higher priced “Total Care” option for an allergy sufferer.
Bill: Well, either way here they are-
Responsible Care Allergy Relief Laundry Detergent is for wet-cleanable sheets, linens, blankets, comforters, pillowcases and pillows. Use in the laundry to relieve allergy symptoms from dust mite and pet allergens due to source material in bedding and pillows.
Allergy Relief Laundry Treatment is a water-based solution containing a powerful active ingredient, derived from naturally occurring extracts found in certain fruit seeds and plants. This stuff is non-toxic and readily biodegradable. Does not contain pesticides, perfumes, solvents, VOCs, phosphates or other hazardous ingredients.
The active ingredient has been scientifically proven to reduce indoor allergen concentrations below the levels that can cause allergy symptoms. It works by reducing the antibody-binding capacity of the protein allergen. As a result, the protein is no longer “recognized” by the body’s immune system and it does not bond with the antibodies sent to destroy it. This bonding process is the cause of the body’s allergic response (the allergy attack).
This stuff is designed specifically for use in washing machines. Just add to the rinse cycle.
Anti-Allergen Filter Enhancer is a non-toxic, hypoallergenic treatment for HVAC filters that helps trap and hold harmful proteins like cat and dog dander and dust mite droppings in the filter. It improves the efficiency of the filter without decreasing the airflow through the system, thus improving the quality of indoor air. Filter Enhancer is a ready to use product.
Hopefully this will get you up-to-speed on your new venture. I know these are a lot of products to add to your inventory but remember that you are also adding a new and very lucrative diversification.
Steve: Just to emphasize Bill’s point- most carpet cleaners stumble badly on allergy relief treatments because they just view it as a marketing tactic where they clean the carpets normally and charge a lot more money for it!
Instead, both practically and ethically you need to do allergy relief “right” which means treating it seriously and investing in both the time and chemicals to be effective. And of course THEN you should charge for what you deliver- measurable relief from pollen and dust born allergies.
Bill: You know, it is always slightly scary when Steve makes a highly intelligent and non-snarky analysis of a situation. Well said!
Steve: Well, Bill, then in conclusion let me frighten the bejeebers out of you and our readers. Remember that allergy analysis/ treatment/ control is a highly complex medical and emotional situation. So be very cautious about guaranteeing (or even giving the perception of guaranteeing) complete allergy relief. For all you know the sufferer’s problems may be food related and you take the blame when the cleaning doesn’t solve it! (OR the problems may be due to psychological issues for all you know!) So be very, very sure to pre-qualify the job both verbally and in writing.