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Mold Remediation – Know the Basics First

By Gary Loiben
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Mold remediation can be a lucrative add-on business for restoration companies, but the inherent hazards and requirements warrant careful adherence to industry standards for both the process and products used.


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Should a Carpet Cleaner Advertise on Craigslist?

By John Braun
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Craigslist is booming with listings from carpet cleaners. Since Craigslist is a free media to put out your cleaning company’s message, many cleaners take advantage of the offering.


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What’s the Best Vacuum Cleaner?

By Jeff Bishop
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What’s the best vacuum cleaner?” I get that question all the time, from homeowners mostly.


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The “Greening” of Carpet Cleaning

By Stephen Ashkin
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While green cleaning has now essentially become the “norm” when it comes to professional cleaning in much of the jansan industry, that has not necessarily been the case for professional carpet cleaners.


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Will You Grab Your “Golden Opportunity?”

“I think everyone is an opportunist if they have an opportunity.” – Katharine Hepburn
By Steve Toburen
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You love carpet cleaning. I did too. So I’m happy for both of us!


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3 Ways to Become a More Sustainable Cleaning Company

By Eric Fish
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We’ve covered a lot on green in this issue as a means for cleaning for health and safety.


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Being a Phenomenally Successful Person: Level 1 - Self-Awareness

By Howard Partridge
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In the January/February issue of ICS, I shared the “5 Levels of Becoming a Phenomenally Successful Person.” To briefly review, you were created to be phenomenal.


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When is Clean Truly “Clean?”

A look at the tools and gadgets to find hidden hazards and verify cleanliness
By Gordon Hanks
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When I first entered this industry, “cleaning” generally indicated removal of any dust or soil contained in the item being on hand.


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The Pursuit and Perception of “Going Green”

By Mike Kerner
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There is no shortage of information about the topic of green and environmental stewardship.


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How to Market a “Green” Cleaning Business

By John Braun
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Going green is a hot topic these days. Nearly every type of company imaginable is putting on the “green” banner, so would it be wise for a small cleaning company to go green?


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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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