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Stay on Top of the Carpet-Cleaning Consumer Backlash

Revamp your carpet cleaning company into a customer-satisfying service provider now, or watch your business profits dwindle and disappear!
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Growing to Meet Your Needs

As an ever-growing and evolving organization, the IICRC is not the same as it was in 1972, nor will it be the same in 2032.
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Editorial Comment: Agreeing to Disagree

Call me naive, an optimist or a dreamer, but my vision is simple: Dialogue, interaction and agreeing to disagree will eventually lead to the unified success of our industry, period.
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Cleaning Smoke-Damaged Window Treatments, Part 3: Blinds

Understanding the various methods used for cleaning blinds will assure you and the insured of a successful outcome.
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The Carpet Cleaning 'Triangle': Winning the Cold War (Part I)

Understanding the emotional dynamics between everyone involved in the "Carpet Cleaning Triangle" will be your key to success!
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Letters to the Editor: VLM, Steve Toburen and the ICS Bulletin Board

The real value of these boards have been the introduction of "little America"-manufacturers like the Pad-Man, Johnny G.; the Duane Oxleys; the Ken Raddons...
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What Are Furniture Tags Really Telling Us?

Federal law mandates "Care Labels," however they may not always provide valid information. The tags are attached during the finishing process of the furniture pieces and may not always end up where they belong.
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Choosing the Right Mop For the Right Job

The greatest determinate in choosing the right mop for the right job is understanding what you want done.
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Selecting the Right Pads or Brushes Will Save Time & Money

Pads or brushes used for the wrong service, or inconsistent for the floor coatings or finishes used, will yield unsatisfactory results.
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Spring 2001: Product & Literature Guide

Commercial Floor Care Magazine's signature Product & Literature Guide.
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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.


Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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Get Paid! (ebook)
Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.

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