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Prepping the Job (And Your Client)

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” –Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922
March 3, 2014

Any woodworker will tell you that 90% of their project’s success is based on preparation. Everything from matching the grain to squaring the pieces to the final sanding - miss one step and your project will be ruined.


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Creative Drying Techniques for Problematic Areas

March 3, 2014

Even with advances in drying equipment over the last 10-15 years, drying certain areas of structures can still present challenges.


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Do You Have a Phenomenal Dream?

March 3, 2014

I’m a dreamer. Outside of the grace of almighty God and my phenomenal wife Denise, I live a phenomenal life because I spend a lot of time thinking and dreaming.


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5 Steps to Soy Sauce Removal

March 3, 2014

Love Chinese food but hate cleaning the carpets and the stains? Say “sayonara!” to heavy, greasy food soils and soy sauce in these quick and easy cleaning steps!


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Injection Drying: Inspect, Plan and Dry

March 3, 2014

As a 40-year veteran of the cleaning and restoration industries, I’m proud to have witnessed and been a part of the advancements in science and technology.


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The Key to a Reliable Cleaning Business

March 3, 2014

Many cleaners struggle to stay busy. Training, customer service and quality work are super important in our line of work.


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How to Market the Benefits of Your Cleaning System

February 7, 2014

It doesn’t matter which cleaning system you use. Truckmount, portable extractor, bonnet cleaning and encapsulation are all the same in the eyes of most consumers.


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Truckmounts or Portables? That is the Question

Each type of equipment serves a purpose and has a place in the industry
January 30, 2014

When it comes to the pros and cons of truckmount systems and portable carpet extractors, the discussion can get a bit dicey.


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Just Git’er Done! Part I: On Website Development and SEO

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself…” Fyodor Dostoyevsky
January 30, 2014

No one is a better (or more prolific) procrastinator that me. And it is no secret that putting things off in business can be bad. But there is a much more insidious danger out there than procrastination!


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Previewing the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

January 30, 2014

The Experience Conference and Exhibition is leaving its former location in Florida for the Lone Star State, as the 2014 event will be held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in the Dallas/Frisco area.


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The 2013 Experience Convention & Trade Show

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