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Portable Floor Care Equipment: It’s Come a Long Way

By Gordon Hanks
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Some might argue that truckmounted extractors have relegated portables to the pages of ancient history. But portable extractors have come a long way since then. There are many reasons why portables still have a prominent place in the market.
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Airflow, Lift, Filtration, Design and Other Factors in Choosing the Right Vac

By Robert Kravitz
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Daniel Frimml suggests cleaning professionals should focus on the following four key areas when determining what vac to select: airflow, lift, filtration and design.
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The October ICS Must See Product Gallery

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Check out the October ICS Must See Products from the latest technology and innovations currently on the market.
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Thinking About Adding a New Service? Be Prepared…

By Marcus Taylor
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As a business owner, you may be constantly looking for new ways to generate revenue.
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What Really Constitutes a Floor Maintenance Expert?

By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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Often times I am introduced as an expert of floor maintenance and to this day I cringe every time I hear it.
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Your GPS for Phenomenal Success

By Howard Partridge
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Do you know where you want to go? Are you clear about where you want to go in life and in business? And more importantly, do you really know where you are?
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Do I Really Need a Spotting Kit?

By Gordon Hanks
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Not very long ago a “professional” carpet cleaner expressed, “I don’t need no spotting kit - I just give the spot an extra squirt of pre-spray and then kick it with my foot a couple of times.”
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Getting Past the Gatekeeper

By Steve Toburen
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“Leave your card and we’ll call you if we need you.” Ouch! One rejection after another!
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Rug Touring in Turkey: Part II

By Aaron Groseclose
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The Master Rug Cleaner tour continued from Izmir by air to Kayseri and on to Cappadocia, an ancient region mentioned in the Bible.
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Green vs. Clean: The ICS Q&A

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"Going green” has become one of the biggest buzz phrases in just about every industry today. But in the cleaning and restoration industry, do you sacrifice cleanliness by deploying green cleaning methods?
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2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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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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