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ARCS Develops Classes for In-Plant Rug Cleaners

Association will announce upcoming class schedule at The Experience Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.
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The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) has developed a program of educational classes designed specifically for in-plant rug cleaners, which it will formally announce at The Experience Convention and Trade Show next week in Las Vegas. 


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CRI Launches New Website

CRI's new site features updated technology, including a responsive design for better access on mobile devices
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The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), the non-profit trade association for the U.S. carpet industry, has a newly redesigned website, according to a press release.


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Silk Rugs: What Can a Cleaner Do?

By Aaron Groseclose
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In my last article, which appeared in the May issue of ICS, we discussed rayon viscous or artificial silk that is often assumed by rug owners to be the real deal. This time we will look at silk – a true luxury fiber.


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Rayon: A Rug Specialist’s Challenge

By Aaron Groseclose
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Designers have embraced the silk-like look of rayon for garments, upholstery fabrics and area rugs. But rayon rugs present many challenges for rug cleaners, as this fiber doesn’t hold up to foot traffic and consumer do-it-yourself spotting/cleaning.


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Rug Summit 8 Set for September 17-19 in Chicago

The Rug Summit will include educational sessions, hands-on demonstrations and networking with other rug cleaning professionals
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The Centrum-Force Rug Summit 8 has been announced for September 17-19 in Chicago. 


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New six-part series on rug identification released on DVD

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Master Rug Cleaner has released a new six-part DVD series, Unraveling the Riddle of Rug Identification, which features over five hours of instruction with Ellen Amirkhan and Aaron Groseclose.


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Master Rug Cleaner takes rug cleaning abroad

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Master Rug Cleaner will hold two events in the United Kingdom this May.


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The Value of a Rug Caddy (and How to Build One Yourself)

A rug caddy is an important piece of equipment for a comprehensive rug cleaning operation
By Jeff Bishop
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You walk into your carefully set up rug cleaning plant. Water is pooled everywhere on the floor - someone forgot to turn the water off on the rug bath. About a dozen rugs that had been vacuumed, dusted and prepared for cleaning that day are saturated with water that overflowed the rug bath, possibly mixed with soil.  


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New PhxBizFest Event Scheduled February 28-March 1

Event will highlight non-carpet aspects of the cleaning business
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PhxBizFest “Shift Happens” has been created by expert cleaners to educate other cleaners about additional aspects of the cleaning business that cleaning companies can expand into, according to a press release. 


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How to Treat Fleas in Carpet

Fleas are a nuisance, but they are a fact of life in many homes with pets.
By Jeff Bishop
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Fleas brought in by pets - particularly multiple pets - can be a major problem when they transfer from the animal to other fleecy materials, such as carpet and upholstery, and then lay their eggs and multiply.


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