Articles Tagged with ''equipment''

The Difference Between Price and Cost

By Dave DeBlander
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When I speak to realtors or referral sources or prospects, I always emphasize the difference between price and cost. Your clients need to know there is a huge difference and they ought to know what the difference is.

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An Effective, Sustainable Alternative: Cylindrical Brush Machines

By Daniel Frimml and Robert Kravitz
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It is not uncommon for a technology to be introduced ahead of its time to be appreciated only years, if not decades, later. For instance, most auto buffs are familiar with the 1948 Tucker Sedan. It introduced a host of technical innovations to the automotive world, including disc brakes, seat belts, fuel injection and a padded dashboard - none of which got more than a passing glance at the time. Twenty years later, most cars included these innovations as standard equipment.


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The ICS 2012 Disaster Restoration & Remediation Market Study

By Eric Fish
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The annual ICS Disaster Restoration & Remediation Market Study is an analysis of the opinions and preferences of restoration and remediation professionals as it pertains to their business.
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Vacuums: The Unheralded Equipment Essential

By Jeffrey Stouffer
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When it comes to their equipment, professional carpet cleaners will wax eloquent on truckmounts, wands and hoses...
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Game Plan: Man vs. Machine

By Noel Frank
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This month, as we start our look at the cleaning process, I want to first discuss the role of the technician and the various pieces of equipment we use.
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Rug Cleaning 101: Equipping Your Facility

By Aaron Groseclose
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In the past three articles of our Rug Cleaning 101 series, we discussed the importance of receiving training before beginning cleaning, why you should be cleaning in a shop or plant, and the pre-cleaning inspection process.
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Truckmounts: The ICS Interview

By Jeffrey Stouffer
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When it comes to carpet cleaning, truck-mounted equipment does occupy a dominant space in the industry, and in the last 10 years, the segment has seen some definitive changes.
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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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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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Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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