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Stone Floor Care and Maintenance

Caring for and maintaining stone floors is a standard part of many facility management professionals' routines. Understanding the composition of the floor being cared for is an important step toward developing a proper maintenance program.
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Caring for Commercial Rest Rooms

The life of a rest room floor is not easy. Every flush of the commode releases millions of bacteria into the air to create an aerosol of fecal toxins, most of which end up on the floor. If that is not bad enough, rest room floors are the reluctant recipients of additional substances like blood, urine, vomit, spit and so on. And there is the constant parade of shoes tracking in additional types of dirt and microorganisms.
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Discover the Wealth

Hundreds of professional carpet cleaners, restoration specialists and industry suppliers from across the country will be in attendance at the CFI/PCUCA Joint Convention and Trade Show, "Discover The Wealth," in Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 15-17.
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Face to Face: Choosing the Right Tools

Your business success is not based on fancy dehumidifiers or an elegant truckmount. Your economic security will be provided by a foundation of delighted, loyal customers singing your praises to everyone they meet.
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Brave New World

Whenever Aldous Huxley's utopian satire, sitting on the bookcase in all its dog-eared glory, catches my eye, I know from page-turning experience what goes on in his world.
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Combating the Physical Toll

As a business owner, your main focus is to increase profits. Until now the majority of educational programs available to you have focused on increasing sales. These strategies have involved learning cleaning or marketing techniques, and how to take advantage of new opportunities as they present themselves.
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The Advantages of Visiting the Site

The site visit is something I've done since the days of my first carpet cleaning class in Manitowoc, Wis. It provides me with the opportunity to sit down with the customer and discuss what I can do for them, what I cannot do, and how much it will cost.
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How is the IICRC Doing?

The IICRC recently added four new training courses, two in hard surface inspections and two in restoration. These courses are a direct reflection of how the cleaning and restoration industry has been changing.
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Increasing Profits Through Add-On Sales

Business experts always say that there are really only two goals in business: to make a profit and to stay in business. For now, let's focus on making a profit.
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A Look at Summer 2002

The Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners Association provides social and educational opportunities for the carpet cleaning and restoration industry in the Rocky Mountain and Central states. President Tom Wolfe and his board are working hard to meet the varied needs of this large organization.
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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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