If there is any room in a residence where fires are most likely to occur, it is the kitchen. While kitchens contain many different items, we'll focus on several of the most common and the procedures for their restoration.
The ICS Directory & Buying Guide is the most comprehensive and accurate collection of the manufacturers, products, distributors, inspectors, franchises, associations and technical training schools that compose the floor care, cleaning and restoration industry.
I saw the light almost 30 years ago. And as often happens with paradigm shifts, it appeared with little fanfare. I had finished cleaning a large residence, and the homeowner handed me the check. I expected this. But I was unprepared for the list of names and phone numbers accompanying it.
Professional cleaning and restoration technicians need information to succeed. Success is what ICS Cleaning Specialist is all about, and that is why we dedicate every June issue to collecting, deciphering and disseminating information on the various segments that make up the cleaning industry.
The two-day intensive program, held April 4-5, was hosted by the Textile Cleaners of America and co-sponsored by ICS Cleaning Specialist and Commercial Floor Care magazines was met with great enthusiasm.
Last month we discussed the market and approach for cleaning electronics. As you are aware, there are many other items found in the typical home-not to mention
businesses-that present opportunities for the cleaning and restoration technician.
The first week of April was the most exciting, stimulating and rewarding of my 15 years with ICS Cleaning Specialist. I want to share some thoughts with you about this action-packed week that included the first-ever commercial carpet cleaning symposium and an IICRC board meeting in Broomfield, Colo.
I have discovered, after years of training and consulting with small businesses
specializing in providing professional cleaning services, that a sizeable segment of what I refer to as "information addicts" exists in the industry. They are obsessed with gathering technical, marketing and/or motivational information.
I'm always amazed at the hoops cleaners jump through to avoid selling themselves to potential customers. Call it what you will: fear of rejection, intimidation or laziness. The fact is most of us would rather be beaten with a lead pipe than make a "sales call."
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.
Don't underestimate the value of a good Internet marketing plan. In fact, if you do this right, it's not uncommon to see ROI along the lines of 30-to-1. Here's a look at 27 free and low-cost tips that you can begin implementing within your cleaning business today to drive more business.
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.