All Clean Softwash January 2019

3 Easy Ways to Recover Quickly From a Cold

nothing more than for it to be over and done. While there is no way to completely avoid getting sick, there are ways to speed up your recovery. Next time you’re suffering from a cold, try these remedies to get back on your feet a little bit faster. Elderberry Syrup Also referred to as elderberry extract, this syrup is made from a plant called European elder. It can be purchased at many health food stores or made at home (but use caution when doing this, since raw and undercooked elderberries are toxic). Many people swear by the berries’ ability to ease congestion and relieve a number of other cold symptoms. Plus, elderberry syrup is known for having anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, making it an ideal tool for fighting the common cold. Some research even suggests that it can shorten flu symptoms by up to three days.

eucalyptus may offer the relief you’re looking for. Available in several different forms, including syrup, oil, and dried leaves, eucalyptus can be used as an expectorant or as a way to relieve a sore throat. When you’re at home and sick, try adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil to the water in a humidifier. The results are remarkably soothing! Zinc While many people turn to vitamin C to hurry through a cold, that’s not the supplement you should be focusing on. In fact, an overwhelming number of studies show that vitamin C does absolutely nothing to help shorten a cold. Instead, take zinc. You can find it as a nasal spray or lozenge, or even as part of a vitamin C supplement. One study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that those who took zinc reduced their recovery time from a cold by half. Cold symptoms among those taking a zinc supplement lasted about four days, while symptoms among those taking a placebo lasted about eight days.

During the winter months, colds and the flu can spread like wildfire. Getting sick at least once during the season can be hard to avoid, and once you are sick, you want

Eucalyptus If you’re suffering from congestion or can’t stop coughing,

Meet John Eisel A Sales Tech With an Eye for Service

John Eisel has been a sales technician with All-Clean! for over three years. His relationship with the company first began as a customer. “Brandon and his dad used to clean the windows at my home,” John recalls. “When the opportunity arose to join All-Clean! as a team member, I jumped at it.”

simply educate them on our services and help them realize the value of working with us. Our five-star service is a big help in that regard. When you have an excellent reputation, people need a lot less convincing.” Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with Sherri, his wife of 35 years. “I’m in my 60s now, so relaxing is my favorite extracurricular activity,” John says with a laugh. “Sherri and I both enjoy the outdoors and sharing quiet moments together. I’m very lucky to spend my life with her.” John sees a bright future for All-Clean! in 2019 and the years to follow. “I think we’ve just scratched the surface of everything we can do in this industry,” John reveals. “With our attitude of constant improvement and our desire to provide the highest level of service, there’s no limit to where we can go.” It’s people like John Eisel who make the future so bright for All-Clean! His attitude toward customer service is what we seek to embody each and every day.

Prior to becoming a member of our staff, John spent many years as the owner of Gresham TV & Cellular, so he knows a thing or two about sales and customer service. “I think the level of service is what sets us apart from everyone else in the industry,” John says. “The exterior washing world isn’t known for being customer-focused and hospitality-centered, but All-Clean! is changing that. I’m proud to be a part of that revolution.” In terms of sales, John thinks All-Clean! has a secret weapon: We’re selling something customers actually need. “Every single person I talk to can benefit from at least one of our services,” he notes. “That makes selling a joy. I never have to push offers down people’s throats. I



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