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Niche Cleaning: Rug Repair-Part 1: Define Your Goals, and Get Going

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Restoration of a rug is an attempt to return it to its original condition. Conservation is preserving an object with as little change to the object as possible. Repair is a compromise between conservation and true restoration.
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Niche Cleaning: Color Repair As An Add-on Service

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Have you ever wondered if color repair can be a viable add-on service? If you are cleaning carpet, you may already have built-in customers that you can offer this service to. If you are trying to expand your offerings, think about adding color repair.
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Hot, Hot, Hot: Steam Vapor Cleaning Rises to the Top

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For some cleaners, vapor steam cleaning has become one of those profitable add-on services. And it works on virtually any surface, from walls to floors to stainless steel, tile and grout.
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Hello, CFC

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For those of you who don't know me, I'm Bob Lindsay.
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Winterizing Your Facility: Research, Planning and Implementation Will Keep Emergencies at Bay

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Facility managers take note: Winterizing is best done in the warm days of fall when it is 50 degrees or warmer. Why? Because once the weather drops, it's too late avoid avoidable "emergencies," unnecessary expenses, and water extraction.
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Dispensing with Technology: Providing Dilution Solutions

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Today's chemical dispensing systems provide the same results for the custodial services manager: An accurate solution of cleaning chemicals and water, each and every time, with quality results that have a direct impact on the bottom line - the housekeeping budget.
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10 How-To's for Realistic Carpet Care in Schools

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Cleaning the carpet once before school starts and once at Christmas is the problem. Instead, we need to deal with the dirt as it accumulates and that means a programmed approach.
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Application, Application, Pickup: The Special Demands of Restaurant Floor Care

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No matter what your grandma taught you about cleaning the kitchen, avoid the mop like Chef's fries. Why? Because mopping doesn't get the grease up; it just spreads it around. There's only one way to get grease off, and that's up.
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Maintenance and Repair Considerations for Concrete Floors

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Choosing the right coating and applying it carefully when the floor is new can prevent problems for years to come.
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Fuel Safety on Your Truckmount

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There are many things you need to concern yourself with when it comes to truckmount safety. The foremost is a fuel leak.
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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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2014 August

The August issue of ICS features stories on carpet mold, good training, marketing for cleaners, traffic lane cleaning, 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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