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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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Cutting the “C.R.A.P.” Business Model: Part II

By Steve Toburen
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Far too many of my ICS readers (you know who you are) attract customers who choose a carpet cleaner the same way they buy gas - the lowest advertised price!


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Secrets of a Phenomenal “L.I.F.E.”

By Howard Partridge
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Everyone wants a phenomenal life, yet few seem to be truly satisfied with all aspects of their lives.


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Xactimate 101: The Basics

By Cheney Hines
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The restoration industry has been on the fast-track to growth with the advancement in technology.


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10 Factors in Hiring and Retaining Employees

By Dave DeBlander
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Here are 10 important factors in hiring and keeping fabulous employees that will be an integral part of your turn-key business.


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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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