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milliCare’s Dry Approach vs. Encapsulation Cleaning

It’s typical in a commercial setting to find carpet cleaners employing what the industry calls a “very low moisture” method (VLM). VLM is the antithesis of hot water extraction, and in order for a method to qualify as VLM, it must have quick dry times of less than two hours. There are a variety of VLM methods available, but they are not all equally effective. The most popular VLM method, encapsulation cleaning, falls short to the milliCare approach. What is encapsulation cleaning? In the 1990s, new polymer technology began encapsulating soil particles. Polymers attach to the dirt and soil in... read more

Network Spotlight: milliCare by The Floor Care Company

Franchise: milliCare by The Floor Care Company Owner: Rick Gulick Background How long have you been part of the milliCare network? We’ve been part of the network for almost 20 years. What geographic areas do you service? We’re located in Englewood, Colorado. Our offices service the Denver area and other parts of Colorado. Company culture What makes milliCare unique? Our network is what makes milliCare unique. It’s filled with great people, and we trust all of them to take great care of our mutual clients. Has your franchise won any awards you’d like to share? While we are consistently recognized... read more

How to Prevent Bacteria Growth on Cubicle Walls

Workplace cleanliness is a hot topic right now, from maintaining good indoor air quality (IAQ) to preventing the spread of infection. Many employees can’t afford to miss work due to illness — and employers realize employee sickness affects their bottom line. One often overlooked aspect of workplace environments is cubicle walls, a prime breeding ground for bacteria. Even though your cubicle walls may appear to be clean, dirt, allergens and pollutants hide in the fibers over time. Cubicle walls can present a unique challenge: their fabric can’t be wiped down or laundered. Fortunately, there are things you can do to... read more

2017 Carpet and Flooring Trends

milliCare is part of Milliken, an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. We recently sat down with Mike Brown, marketing strategist for Milliken Floor Covering, to learn about recent carpet and flooring trends. What are some recent carpet trends you have seen at Milliken Floor Covering? We’ve seen many designers opt for a palette of subtle grays, while still taking full advantage of bold, bright colors to add accents and highlights to a space. Overall, there’s a big increase in the design community’s willingness to use vibrant colors and experiment... read more

Network Spotlight: milliCare by Advanced Green Solutions

Franchise: milliCare by Advanced Green Solutions Owners: Ryan Afromsky & Michael Gottlieb Background How long have you been part of the milliCare network?  We joined milliCare in 2011. What geographic areas do you service? We cover most of Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. How many cleaning technicians do you have on staff?  Six, if you don’t include Ryan and me. We have mostly put our hands-on cleaning days behind us, mostly… Company culture What is your company philosophy? We embrace a comprehensive, consultive service approach throughout our company — from our technicians and... read more

Network Spotlight: milliCare by M.R. Jensen Enterprises

Franchise: milliCare by M.R. Jensen Enterprises Owners: Mitch and Trish Jensen Background How long have you been part of the milliCare network? As one of the first milliCare franchisees, we’ve been part of the network for almost 20 years. What geographic areas do you service? Our offices service St. Louis, Missouri, and the surrounding areas. Company culture What is your company philosophy? We focus on reliable, worry-free maintenance so our clients can focus on running their own businesses. What is the best thing about being part of the milliCare network? Being part of the milliCare network is like having a... read more

How Facility Managers Benefit from milliCare

This year’s World Facilities Management Day (World FM Day) is May 17. As a company that partners with facility managers every single day, we are looking forward to celebrating the men and women responsible for maintaining the safety, efficiency and usability of workplaces around the globe. milliCare’s facility management services Facility managers have a job that could be described as a balancing act. They continually balance budget needs with maintenance requirements, safety procedures with efficiency and sustainability with profitability. An oft-quoted reason milliCare is the vendor of choice for facility mangers is our ability to help them maintain that balance.... read more

Environmental Benefits of the milliCare System

Each Earth Day, events around the globe support environmental protection. This year, the Earth Day focus is on environmental and climate literacy, a topic that aligns well with milliCare’s mission. milliCare’s system of dry-centered carpet care is intentional about preserving valuable resources, resulting in several environmental benefits. Water savings There are several reasons to use milliCare’s dry-centered cleaning method for carpet, including the reduction in harmful residues and moisture left behind, but environmental savings ranks at the top. Our dry care technology uses 99.5 percent less water than competitive systems. On average, that savings equals 50 gallons of water for... read more

Network Spotlight: milliCare by EBC Carpet Services

Franchise: milliCare by EBC Carpet Services Owner: Chip Rankin Background How long have you been part of the milliCare network? I joined EBC in October of 1991. In 1997, my wife, Chris, and I purchased the company from our founder, Alan Mowe, from London, England. What geographic areas do you service? We have four offices and cover the entire Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S., including Philadelphia, PA; Southern New Jersey; Wilmington, DE; Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; and Southern Virginia. How many cleaning technicians do you have on staff? Companywide, our team of supervisors and technicians is 70 strong. We have... read more

milliCare Benefits for Legal Offices

You want your clients to be at ease the moment they step into your office. You need to instill them with confidence in your capability to handle their business. They expect your facility to be top-notch, especially clean. In addition, your associates need a space where they can be productive. Your office reflects your firm’s image, and a well-maintained space is one of your most valuable assets. That’s why there are two key assets milliCare brings to legal offices: our experience and our quality of service. Our experience Cleaning legal offices is nothing new to the milliCare network. In fact,... read more