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The Laundry Doctor

The Down and Dirty

Originally posted - May 25, 2012 We're going to discuss oil and grease – and the tough, nasty stains they leave on our customers' garments. More importantly, we're going to talk about how to grow your drop-off laundry business by effectively tackling those seemingly...

Stains Are Not Created Equal

Originally posted - Apr 04, 2014 When it comes to drop-off laundry, there are different levels of wash-dry-fold service. And it's up to each individual owner to define what that level of service should be for his or her particular store. For instance, I recently spoke...

Fire and Water Restoration

Originally posted - Sep 12, 2012 I get calls from laundry owners all across the country about how to handle garments that either have been through fires or damaged by flooding. And, personally, I've done a good deal of work with a number of fire and water restoration...

Wash With Wally

Wash with Wally: Cleaning Mop Heads

Originally posted - Oct 08, 2012 I recently landed a commercial laundry account, which involves cleaning closed-loop mop heads for a large nursing home in my area. Can you suggest the most efficient way to wash and dry these mop heads? The good news is that you don't...

Wash with Wally: Comforter Questions

Originally posted - Feb 03, 2012 I just washed a white, queen-sized down comforter. I read the attached washing instruction label, which warned against using bleach. Are these labels always accurate? First of all, it doesn't sound like that particular care label was...

Wash with Wally: Fire-Damaged Dryers

Originally posted - Sep 16, 2013 I have a huge problem with my insurance company. I had a dryer fire, in which half of my dryers were totally destroyed. The other half had minor heat damage, but a lot of smoke and stain damage. The problem I'm having is that the...

The Business Mind

The Times Are A-Changin’… Quickly!

Originally posted - Apr 09, 2012 Once upon a time a myth was perpetuated and accepted that all you had to do was keep your money in the stock market, and you would eventually become wealthy and retire, surrounded by palm trees, at age 65 to a life of ease and luxury....

Keeping the Doors Open

Originally posted - Jun 25, 2012 When it comes to how often businesses fail and how long it takes to fail, it's difficult to separate fact from fiction. Of course, if you listen to the experts, starting a small business seems to be right up there with shark-diving and...

Blaze a Trail

Originally posted - Apr 14, 2014 Extremely successful individuals in any industry have always fascinated me because they're significantly different from the rest of the pack. They dramatically stand out. They're not part of the herd… they're the ranchers. They blaze...

Viewpoint

A New Beginning

Originally posted - Jan 27, 2014 After years of unclogging other people's pipes as a licensed master plumber, Florida's Willy Gibson turned his attention to a completely different type of pipe, as the co-owner - along with his wife Margie - of a Pensacola-based smoke...

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