Articles Tagged with ''carpet cleaning''

A healthier way to clean

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

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.

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?

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

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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Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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