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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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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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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.


Yes, it's only February now - several weeks or months before the thaw depending on where you live - and hopefully this winter has been a profitable one for your business during the historical slow season. But now's also the time to start planning for the busy season - spring - so that you can hit the ground running. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun shares tips and tricks on how to make this spring your most profitable yet.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine


2015 March

The March ICS issue features content on cleaning services, green chemistry, encapsulation, terrazzo floors, educating clients and new 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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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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