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Rug Touring in Turkey: Part I

By Aaron Groseclose
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In the months of May and June, Ellen Amirkhan and I led a group of Master Rug Cleaners to Turkey where we saw the cultural highlights of the country and, in particular, rug weaving (and rug shopping).
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Building Commercial “Toll Booth” Routes

By Steve Toburen
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Talk about a love/hate relationship! I loved the large income that commercial carpet cleaning brought me.
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Tellin’ Ain’t Sellin’ – Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Question

By Howard Partridge
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Do you know about the power of the question?
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Maintaining Positive Client Relationships

By Mike Brummett
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If you have been in the cleaning or restoration game for any length of time, you undoubtedly take a lot of pride in the quality of your work.
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Game Plan: Suspended Soil Removal Methods

By Noel Frank
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The intention of this column is to subjectively discuss (my view) the carpet cleaning process in detail and in relation to the IICRC S100.
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Google Places No More, Meet Google Plus (Local)

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You may be wondering why your Google Places profile has drastically changed. It’s now part of Google Plus Local.
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Tile and Grout: The Importance of Routine Maintenance

By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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“I’ve only had this tile six months now and it looks horrible!” If you have been in the floor maintenance industry for any amount of time at all, you have heard this comment.


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Game Plan: The Soil Removal Process

By Noel Frank
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The intention of this column is to subjectively discuss (my view) the carpet cleaning process in detail and in relation to the IICRC S100.


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Warning… We Have an Upholstery Emergency

By Gordon Hanks
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So what’s the emergency? Hopefully you don’t have one, but a professional cleaner I recently talked to needed a total makeover on his upholstery cleaning process.


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The July ICS Must See Product Gallery

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Check out the July ICS Must See Product Gallery for the latest technology and innovations currently on the market.


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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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