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Carpet Mold: How to Identify and Resolve this Problematic Issue

ometimes it is hard to detect if there is mold, especially in carpeting
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Mold in carpeting is a far bigger and more dangerous problem than many people realize. 


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In Review: The Experience Day 1

Recapping the education, demos and events from Day 1 of The Experience Conference and Exhibition.
By Eric Fish
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Thursday, April 24, began with education. 


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Vacuuming Carpet - Why it Matters: Part I

I spent 55 minutes vacuuming my carpet at home yesterday. Fifty-five minutes!
By Jeff Bishop
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 Having attended a number of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) courses in the past few years, and having taught that subject for several years myself, I’m what you’d call a little paranoid about household maintenance and cleaning.  


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Ask Steve: After a Failed Past Attempt, How Can I Start a Successful Cleaning Business?

By Steve Toburen
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You will be successful if you truly want to be. We will all be rooting for you. 


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Ask Steve: How Do I Set Myself Apart from Well-Established Competition?

Marketing (and sales) should be a continuous process year-round
By Steve Toburen
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Virtually all marketing “works.” The key is to a) do something, b) test the response and then c) do it regularly! 


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Ask Steve: What’s Your Take on Business Borrowing and Debt?

There are very few successful companies that don't borrow to expand.
By Steve Toburen
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If there was a business expansion that I was convinced would far out-produce the expense of a loan – I would go for it. 


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What’s Your Worst Cleaning Story? VersaClean Wants to Know

Contest Ends April 30
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VersaClean is inviting customers to share their best (meaning worst) cleaning story – and how they solved the challenge – for the chance to win a free VersaClean Portable Sprayer, according to a press release.


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IICRC Unveils S800 Standard

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In early February, the highly anticipated ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floorcoverings made its debut.


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PACR Update: April 2014

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The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) is very excited for the new location for the Experience Conference & Exhibition in Frisco, Texas on April 24-26, 2014.


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CRCII Increases Membership by 20% in the Last Year

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After being sworn in as president, Don Quick has infused a new spirited group of board members in the Carpet & Rug Cleaners Institute of Illinois (CRCII).


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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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2014 August

The August issue of ICS features stories on carpet mold, good training, marketing for cleaners, traffic lane cleaning, and cool products.

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