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All About Truckmounts: The ICS Q&A

August 1, 2012
You can’t have a conversation about carpet cleaning without discussing truckmounts, as there’s perhaps no word more synonymous with cleaning equipment.
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The 2012 Truckmount Carpet Cleaning Equipment Study

August 1, 2012
There’s perhaps no word more synonymous with carpet cleaning equipment than “truckmount.”
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Rug Touring in Turkey: Part I

August 1, 2012
In the months of May and June, Ellen Amirkhan and I led a group of Master Rug Cleaners to Turkey where we saw the cultural highlights of the country and, in particular, rug weaving (and rug shopping).
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Building Commercial “Toll Booth” Routes

August 1, 2012
Talk about a love/hate relationship! I loved the large income that commercial carpet cleaning brought me.
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Maintaining Positive Client Relationships

August 1, 2012
If you have been in the cleaning or restoration game for any length of time, you undoubtedly take a lot of pride in the quality of your work.
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Game Plan: Suspended Soil Removal Methods

August 1, 2012
The intention of this column is to subjectively discuss (my view) the carpet cleaning process in detail and in relation to the IICRC S100.
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Google Places No More, Meet Google Plus (Local)

August 1, 2012
You may be wondering why your Google Places profile has drastically changed. It’s now part of Google Plus Local.
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Tile and Grout: The Importance of Routine Maintenance

July 2, 2012

“I’ve only had this tile six months now and it looks horrible!” If you have been in the floor maintenance industry for any amount of time at all, you have heard this comment.


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Game Plan: The Soil Removal Process

July 2, 2012

The intention of this column is to subjectively discuss (my view) the carpet cleaning process in detail and in relation to the IICRC S100.


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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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Most cleaners rely on their online marketing presence to get jobs. But Google hasn't made things easy lately with their algorithm updates, which has impacted a lot of cleaning sites. Here's a look at some tips and suggestions to improve your Google ranking.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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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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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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