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The “Greening” of Carpet Cleaning

April 3, 2014

While green cleaning has now essentially become the “norm” when it comes to professional cleaning in much of the jansan industry, that has not necessarily been the case for professional carpet cleaners.


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Will You Grab Your “Golden Opportunity?”

“I think everyone is an opportunist if they have an opportunity.” – Katharine Hepburn
April 3, 2014

You love carpet cleaning. I did too. So I’m happy for both of us!


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3 Ways to Become a More Sustainable Cleaning Company

April 3, 2014

We’ve covered a lot on green in this issue as a means for cleaning for health and safety.


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Being a Phenomenally Successful Person: Level 1 - Self-Awareness

April 3, 2014

In the January/February issue of ICS, I shared the “5 Levels of Becoming a Phenomenally Successful Person.” To briefly review, you were created to be phenomenal.


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When is Clean Truly “Clean?”

A look at the tools and gadgets to find hidden hazards and verify cleanliness
April 3, 2014

When I first entered this industry, “cleaning” generally indicated removal of any dust or soil contained in the item being on hand.


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The Pursuit and Perception of “Going Green”

April 3, 2014

There is no shortage of information about the topic of green and environmental stewardship.


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How to Market a “Green” Cleaning Business

April 3, 2014

Going green is a hot topic these days. Nearly every type of company imaginable is putting on the “green” banner, so would it be wise for a small cleaning company to go green?


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Advances in Air Movers

From centrifugal to axial, a look at some of the latest air mover specs
April 3, 2014

Originally air movers became popular in the carpet cleaning industry back in the 1960’s and early 70’s with the boom of wall-to-wall carpet and the portable carpet cleaner.


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Knowledge is Power: Hard Floor Maintenance Career Development

The Importance of Learning for the Hard Floor Maintenance Professional
March 3, 2014

Although I had worked with the floor crew of a local school for summer work my sophomore year of high school, my first real encounter with floor training came in boot camp, July 1972, and it went something like this.


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Talking Truckmounts with Mike Roden

March 3, 2014

Mike Roden has been designing and building truckmounts for the past 35 years, first with his brother Jim at Prochem, and more recently as the VP of Engineering at Sapphire Scientific.


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Take a look at the April 2014 issue with features on air movers, going green, carpet cleaning and new products & technologies.

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