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Carpet Cleaning: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

May 1, 2012

Carpet cleaning is an easy industry to get into. Heck, I started up my first cleaning business at the age of 16 with $75! (Used buffer, used mop buckets, used squeegees and used mops!)


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Game Plan: Suspended Soil Removal

May 1, 2012
The purpose of the "Game Plan" is to explore in detail the technical or mechanical process of cleaning carpet.

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Revisiting Moths and Wool Rugs: 10 Years Later

May 1, 2012

Adult clothes moths do not cause damage - it is the larvae, which actually feed on wool, they produce that cause the problem. There are only two kinds of moths to be concerned with: the webbing moth and the casemaking moth.


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IR Cameras: Not Quite Like Superman's X-ray Vision, But...

May 1, 2012

No, our infrared cameras used in the restoration industry today do not use X-rays to view into walls or through doors, but they are almost as effective when used to understand where water is in flood-damaged properties.


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Stat Tracking and Goal Setting

May 1, 2012
Within the operations of a successful carpet cleaning business is a manager tracking statistics and setting goals. It is vital to have a finger on the pulse of the operations to know whether the company is living or dying.
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It's Not What You Know, It's...

May 1, 2012
Have you ever heard the phrase “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know?” Over the past 27 years in this industry, I have learned that all of business is about relationships. But what if it wasn’t just “who you know,” but “what you know about who you know?”
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Low-Risk, High-Reward: Duct Cleaning

May 1, 2012

What if I said you could potentially double or triple your profits on each job? Would you be interested?

 


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The May ICS Must See Product Gallery

May 1, 2012
The ICS Must See Product Gallery features some of the most up-to-date innovations and technologies currently on the market.

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"Clean Trust" no more: Organization returns to original name

May 1, 2012

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announced that the Board of Directors has voted to return the formal name of the organization to the IICRC, keeping "cleantrust" as the service mark of the organization.


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Explaining the IICRC and its Service Mark

May 1, 2012
Change is the word that best explains the last eight months at the IICRC. Between restructuring the board of directors, to announcing the ITA (International Trade Association) and launching (and re-launching) the new branding, I understand that a lot has been going on and it’s probably been tough to stay informed.
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