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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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Is There a Distributor Link in Your Value Chain?

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Remember the concept of vertigal integration? Consider the distributor as part of your own value chain.
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The Training Corner: Guess What Your Customers Look for First? (Part Two)

By Lee Pemberton
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It's the age-old dilemma: Youth means inexperience; older means 'too old.' Beat the stereotype.
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Trade Shows: Walking the Route With Purposeful Enjoyment

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What's the best way to navigate a trade show? While there are no hard and fast rules, ICS Cleaning Specialist, Commercial Floor Care magazine, and the World Floor Covering Association, developed a navigation guide to trade shows.
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Do You Have a Marketing Mentality?

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What is 'Marketing Metality?' Hank Unck explains.
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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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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, 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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