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Get (and Keep) More Customers by Understanding the 6 Reasons People Clean

A big mistake that cleaners make is not realizing that people clean their carpet, floors and fabrics for more reasons than just how it looks.


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Technology in Cleaning and Restoration

Take a look at these technologies for cleaning and restoration!


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To Bleach or Not To Bleach?

During several recent rug seminars, the topic of bleach has become of interest. Should a rug cleaning specialist use bleach? Let’s take a look at this controversial subject.


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Neighborhood Marketing with Every Door Direct Mail

Every Door Direct Mail, or EDDM, is a service provided by the United States Post Office. There are similar programs in Canada, but here we’ll concentrate on the U.S. mail program.


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The Future of Truckmount Development: The ICS Roundtable

It was the late Judson Jones who is widely credited for the creation of the first truckmount way back in the late 1950s.


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How to Get Better Meter Readings

Every water loss requires proper moisture documentation. Ultimately, you need to show that all the affected materials are dry.


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Can Your Company Truly be Viewed as “Different?”

“Being different is good; embrace it.” - Simon Cowell

Should you be “different” from other carpet cleaners? Well, just analyze your average competitor’s attitude, appearance, employees, vehicles, equipment and image.


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In Review –The Experience Convention and Trade Show

Record attendance, new location and new offerings help make 2014 fall Experience show best one yet.

The industry’s biggest trade show has reached new heights.


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Back to Basics: A Step-by-Step Overview on Upholstery Cleaning

Cleaning today’s upholstered furniture successfully depends on knowing two things: what the fabric is made out of and which cleaning method will most effectively remove the soil without changing the color or the texture.


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Rug Touring in England

This past May, Certified Master Rug Cleaner hosted a second rug and cultural tour to the United Kingdom.


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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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Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.

Podcasts

The winter slow season is a great time to pursue commercial cleaning accounts and stay busy. John "the Hitman" Braun solicited questions from thousands of cleaners across the country regarding their questions on commercial cleaning accounts and answers them in this episode of the show.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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