Clean As A Whistle History
Howard Partridge founded Clean As A Whistle in 1984. Partridge was in the restaurant business before entering the carpet cleaning industry. Being experienced in fine dining, he knew how to serve people. Partridge quickly realized that most carpet cleaning companies were not providing good service and did not seem to know about cleaning either.
In addition to service, Partridge immersed himself in education. Studying cleaning magazines, manuals and networking with other professionals across the country, he learned everything that he could about carpet and fabric cleaning. As a result, he began to solve many difficult cleaning problems for carpet retailers, designers and homeowners. Most other cleaners did not know how to solve these problems, so it created a niche for Clean As A Whistle. Over the years, Partridge continued to build the company, adding important certifications and designations along the way. He conducts seminars around the country for the cleaning industry. He also writes articles for national cleaning magazines.