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Planned Maintenance Strategy Saves Department Store Costs, Keeps Carpet Beautiful

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“Clean stores attract customers” has become a working mantra for maintenance managers at Belk Department Stores. In their experience, carpet appearance is one of the most important aspects of store maintenance.
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Commercial Carpet Maintenance

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Understanding the concept of soil management in commercial and institutional settings will increase carpet longevity.
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Troubleshooting Hints for Resilient Floor Coverings

By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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Occasionally, during the scrubbing or stripping process, you may encounter solid vinyl tile or sheet vinyl flooring that may appear to be damaged.
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Wood Floor Troubleshooting Tips

By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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Maintenance of wood floor coverings has changed over the years. The coatings on them are much more durable than their predecessors. In commercial buildings, it’s rare to find a floor maintained with wood seal and paste wax.
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Collaborating With the Best

By Arpi Nalbandian
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Welcome to the premiere issue of Commercial Floor Care, a magazine devoted to the commercial floor care industry and its needs.
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Efflorescence: Today, Tomorrow But Not Forever

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Efflorescence has been in existence since the beginning of time. Its existence is noticeable throughout buildings, structures, statues, monuments and building projects worldwide, and it isn’t limited to any specific geographic area.
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Managing Hard Floor Maintenance

By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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As property owners and managers, you are generally responsible for all things within your buildings and are extremely busy. You rely on the expertise of the individuals or companies you contract or hire to perform the services requested.
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Elevating Floor Care to Floor Safety

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Each year thousands of Americans will injure themselves as a result of a slip-and-fall accident. Many of these accidents are often the result of a floor-borne hazard, usually a wet floor, and wind up costing business owners and building service contractors millions of dollars in paid claims.
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Clean Streaks or Dirty Streaks? It’s All the Same

By BNP Media Staff
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Do you know what the definition of insanity is? “Doing the same things over and over and over again, but expecting different results.” Have you ever had to redo a carpeted area of a facility because lines showed up the day after you had cleaned the carpet?
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The Price of Doing Business

By Kara Fujita
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Knowing the law will help you run your business effectively.
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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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