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Carpet cleaning business tries to stay afloat as it helps other businesses reopen

Steve Soliz
Updated: May 15, 2020 05:19 PM
Created: May 15, 2020 02:34 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A locally-owned business, based in Albuquerque, is helping other businesses stay clean as they begin to reopen. 

Roland Trujillo runs RJ's Carpet Cleaning.


"Been in business for 30 years," Trujillo said. "We're a small business here in town."

Trujillo's company took a big hit after non-essential businesses were shut down.

"Fifty percent of our business is commercial. So, like, Sports and Wellnesses, restaurants-- that type of stuff that we were doing on a monthly basis has obviously been cut out," he said. "Residential has been cut by probably 25%."

As businesses plan their reopening, Trujillo said his team is busy performing a new service-- with COVID-19 in mind.

His team suits up, and sprays the non-toxic disinfectant in every nook and cranny of businesses.

"It is a fine mist," Trujillo said. "Basically, what it does is it disinfects everything that it touches. You don't have to wipe anything down."

Trujillo said the active ingredients in the spray will last for 72 hours. 

"It's for everything, including vehicles, residential, commercial," he said. "You can use this product anywhere."

Looking to the future, Trujillo is optimistic. He said his company has faced tough times before, and managed to survive. 

"I'm very confident that we'll definitely be back," he said. 

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