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A healthier way to clean

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Carpet cleaners can reduce the potential of leave-behind mold, mildew and bacteria growth using a CFR (Continuous Flow Recycling) carpet extractor.


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One tough vacuum cleaner

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Powr-Flite has released its 16-inch Ironside Metal Upright vacuum cleaner, complete with a heavy-duty steel hood and aluminum chassis, making it one of – if not the most – rigid vacuum cleaner available today.


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Business Might: Leveraging Fortune 500 Technologies in Your Cleaning Company

By Joe Kowalski
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Vertical market. Big data. SaaS. The cloud. They’re all modern-day buzz words for an ever-changing business environment.


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Level 5 of Being Phenomenal Successful Person – Character

By Howard Partridge
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Over the past few months, I’ve shared “The 5 Levels of Being Phenomenal.” The levels are the stages everyone goes through when they are attempting to change a habit, reach a new goal or develop a skill.


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“Playing the Field” with Employees

“Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.” –Helen Rowland
By Steve Toburen
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I hear it all the time. “Steve, my body is getting tired.” And then very hesitantly, “I’m finally thinking about hiring an employee…” Yep, this hardworking solo cleaner is quite correctly scared to death!


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The Spot Returned – What Went Wrong?

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Many carpet cleaning technicians have run into this problem: You clean a soiled, spotted carpet.  All looks fine when you leave and then a few days later, spots not only return, they're even bigger.


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Chemspec Releases “Gold Standard” Cleaning Line

The line helps to protect carpet investment, maintain manufacturer warranty and provide maximum cleaning performance.
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Chemspec has released its new “Gold Standard” cleaning line, a refined line uses formulations that maximize the effectiveness of today’s high performance cleaning equipment while reducing maintenance costs.


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Check out This Cool New “Museum of Carpets”

There are over 13,000 exhibits and items total, which include the likes of thread work samples, metalwork, carpets, photographs and fabrics.
By Eric Fish
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It’s hard not to miss the giant rolled carpet that covers the new five-story Azerbaijan State Museum of Carpets in Baku. 


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Ask Steve: How Can I Match the Marketing Muscle of the National Franchises?

By Steve Toburen
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Many of the “national big boys” are really great marketing companies that just happen to clean carpets.


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Interested in Government Cleaning Contracts? Here’s What You Should Know

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Many small cleaning contractors seek out government contracts and many federal, state and local governments are required to select a certain number of small companies to fill such contracts. 


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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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