Articles Tagged with ''rug cleaning''

CRI Launches New Website

CRI's new site features updated technology, including a responsive design for better access on mobile devices
July 14, 2014

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?

July 8, 2014

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

May 7, 2014

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
March 26, 2014

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

March 3, 2014

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

January 30, 2014

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
January 9, 2014

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
January 6, 2014

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.
November 14, 2013

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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CRI President Werner Braun to Retire in March 2014

The CRI board of directors has formed a search committee to find a replacement for Mr. Braun
November 14, 2013

Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) President Werner Braun has announced that he will retire from the carpet industry trade group at the end of March, 2014.


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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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Most cleaners rely on their online marketing presence to get jobs. But Google hasn't made things easy lately with their algorithm updates, which has impacted a lot of cleaning sites. Here's a look at some tips and suggestions to improve your Google ranking.
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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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