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The January ICS Must See Product Gallery

Check out the January ICS Must See Products from the latest technology and innovations currently on the market.


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What is an LGR Dehumidifier? More Than What You May Think…

What is an LGR dehumidifier? What a silly question! What is a Low-Grain Refrigerant dehumidifier? Obviously, it is a dehumidifier that says “LGR” on the name plate…right?


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Thinking About “Diving In” to Water Damage? Here’s What You Should Know

Combining residential carpet and upholstery cleaning, contract commercial cleaning and restoration gave me a three-legged stool with each “leg” supporting the others.


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Rug Touring in Turkey: Part III

This is the final chapter of the Master Rug Cleaner Tour of Turkey. We saw the main tourist destinations of Istanbul, Izmir, Ephesus and Cappadocia and visited the rug weaving, dyeing and finishing facilities of Woven Legends.


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ATP Testing: Determining Conditions and Verifying Cleanliness

I’ve seen the process of restoring homes and businesses go from a simple, unsophisticated approach to a complex, scientific and professional service.


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Technology in Cleaning and Restoration - December 2012

As a cleaning and/or restoration professional, we’re betting that you’re constantly on the lookout for new, innovative technologies that allow you to do your job faster and more efficiently.


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The Science of Encapsulation: Polymer Chemistry Optimizes Cleaning Potential

Carpet cleaning is like any other industry where optimizing your technology will be a key to business survival. That is exactly what polymer chemistry is all about. 

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The Importance of Working on Your Business

Do you ever feel bogged down with your work? Are you doing the work of several people and finding this workload to be not as glamorous as you envisioned when you started the business?


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The December ICS Must See Product Gallery

Check out the December ICS Must See Products from the latest technology and innovations currently on the market.


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Take Your Prospect From Offline to Online

One key advertising principle is that the more means of response you give, the better your response rate. Knowing this, it makes perfect sense to include your website along with your phone number in all of your advertising.


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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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Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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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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Get Paid! (ebook)
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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