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Solving Rest Room Floor Maintenance Problems

One of the most challenging areas for a facility manager or a hard floor maintenance technician is the rest room. Some facilities may see minimal usage while others receive excessive traffic. As many facility types there are, there are just as many types of floor coverings used in rest rooms.
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How To Protect Your Facilities Management Company When Hiring Employees

Facility managers can be held legally responsible for wrongful acts carried out by their employees. Carl Williams provides you with solid advice of what you can, can’t and should do to avoid legal problems when interviewing and doing applicant background/reference checks.
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The ABC’s of Managing Educational Facilities

With enormous demands on having a good staff and the right tools, managing an educational facility requires a talent for seeing the big picture, setting up a system, and always being prepared for the unexpected.
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Cleaning Commercial Carpets

As more end-users of carpet are discovering that carpet care is not a job for amateurs, the ensuing demand for competent carpet care service presents a window of opportunity for the skilled service company and facility manager.
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2001 Truck Mount Cleaning & Accessories Guide

Shopping for a truck mount, or looking to add accessories to the one you own now? Then let us help you narrow your search with ICS Cleaning Specialist magazine's Annual Truck Mount Cleaning Equipment & Accessories Guide.
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Determining The Value Of An Oriental Rug

By educating yourself on how a rug’s value is determined, you can decrease your liability and increase your professionalism.


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Alternative Training Methods for Cleaning Technicians

Lack of time or funding is slowly beginning to become a thing of the past for carpet cleaning firms or technicians looking for training venues.
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Mitigation, Restoration, Remediation and the Rules of Containment

More than 250 professionals working in water loss and restoration attended to gather information on the latest issues affecting their industry during the Fifth Annual Water Loss Institute (WLI) Conference held in Bellevue, Wash., Oct. 20-21.
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Creating Effective Ads for the Floor Care Profession

Your advertising says a lot about your cleaning company. It creates an image, and tells your story to prospective customers every time they see it. However, an ad has only one overriding objective: to make your phone ring.
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Carpet & Fabric Protectors, Part II

The carpet or fabric protector you apply is only as good as the application method, dilution ratios, and the aftercare that follows.
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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.

Podcasts

For this month's podcast, John Braun is joined by a special guest - Doyle Bloss, HydraMaster Marketing/Brand Manager - for an in-depth discussion on what it takes to really make a profit in the cleaning industry. Braun and Bloss crunch the numbers, offer advice and explain how to find the potential in your market in this special extended episode of The Hitman Advertising Show.
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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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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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