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Injection Drying: Inspect, Plan and Dry

March 3, 2014

As a 40-year veteran of the cleaning and restoration industries, I’m proud to have witnessed and been a part of the advancements in science and technology.


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The Key to a Reliable Cleaning Business

March 3, 2014

Many cleaners struggle to stay busy. Training, customer service and quality work are super important in our line of work.


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How to Market the Benefits of Your Cleaning System

February 7, 2014

It doesn’t matter which cleaning system you use. Truckmount, portable extractor, bonnet cleaning and encapsulation are all the same in the eyes of most consumers.


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Truckmounts or Portables? That is the Question

Each type of equipment serves a purpose and has a place in the industry
January 30, 2014

When it comes to the pros and cons of truckmount systems and portable carpet extractors, the discussion can get a bit dicey.


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Just Git’er Done! Part I: On Website Development and SEO

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself…” Fyodor Dostoyevsky
January 30, 2014

No one is a better (or more prolific) procrastinator that me. And it is no secret that putting things off in business can be bad. But there is a much more insidious danger out there than procrastination!


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Previewing the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

January 30, 2014

The Experience Conference and Exhibition is leaving its former location in Florida for the Lone Star State, as the 2014 event will be held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in the Dallas/Frisco area.


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Pumps 101: An A-to-Z Guide on the Heart of the Truckmount

January 30, 2014

Pumps are the heart of the truckmount, yet are somewhat of the unsung hero when it comes to making a truckmount tick.


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Many Names, One Purpose: Faster More Effective Cleaning

Presprays. Preconditioners. Traffic lane cleaners.
January 30, 2014

It goes by many names, but whatever you call it, it is the main cleaning solution in hot water extraction carpet cleaning, and a key part of most all carpet cleaning methods.


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The 5 Levels of Being a Phenomenally Successful Person

January 30, 2014

Over the past several years, I’ve taught my coaching members 5 steps to becoming a phenomenally successful person. This teaching gets more response from them than any other, including the business training.


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Pin, Pin-less and RH: Weighing Your Moisture Meter Options

January 24, 2014

Visible signs of water damage and moisture intrusions are easily recognized.


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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.

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Most cleaners rely on their online marketing presence to get jobs. But Google hasn't made things easy lately with their algorithm updates, which has impacted a lot of cleaning sites. Here's a look at some tips and suggestions to improve your Google ranking.
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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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