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Five Things to Know about Air Duct Cleaning

Duct cleaning is an important service, especially applicable to customers with allergies.
June 17, 2013

Air duct cleaning is becoming an increasingly popular add-on among carpet cleaning businesses today.


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High-Pressure Extraction Tools – Are They in Your Cleaning Arsenal?

The hard surface flooring industry and the carpet cleaning industry have been polar opposites for decades
June 17, 2013

Floor maintenance technician? Carpet cleaner? Pressurized hard surface extraction tools cover both vocations.


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Polishing Concrete: Finding the Right Equipment for Your Job

The process of polishing concrete consists of three consecutive categories: grinding, honing and polishing
June 17, 2013

Polishing concrete is an increasingly requested procedure, and as with any other new add-on, there are many elements that must be considered before simply jumping into the business.


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Bio-Hazard/Trauma Cleaning: On the Job with Dan Bowen

A lack of proper training and certification, Bowen says, is one of the biggest problems with the field as it is today
June 17, 2013

Like so many others today that are involved in bio-hazard, trauma and crime scene cleaning, there’s a personal tragedy that ignited Dan Bowen’s interest and involvement in the field.


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Balance Your Company Portfolio by Diversifying into Carpet Repair

Carpet repair as a service can also open many doors for your other services and play a major role in your marketing program
June 17, 2013

Do you have a “balanced portfolio?” I’m not talking about a financial portfolio, but how about a balanced business portfolio?


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Diversifying Your Employee Reward/Recognition Systems

As we grew into a diversified operation I found quality employees to perform these varied services
June 17, 2013

So this ICS issue has all sorts of intriguing ways to diversify your company. Great! The more niche services you can offer the better! Here’s why…


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How to Market Additional Services

Most marketing experts will agree that the people you've already done business with are the best people to attempt to get business from again
June 17, 2013

Marketing additional services in your cleaning business is a wise decision. It takes more than buying the right equipment and getting the proper training for the service.


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Truckmounts: The Key Cog to Many Add-On Services

Carpet Tech has grown and expanded as the technology in the industry has evolved
June 17, 2013

Carpet Tech has a lot in its arsenal of service offerings. The one thing that most of the company’s add-ons have in common is that they rely on arguably the piece of equipment that’s most synonymous with the cleaning industry – the truckmount.


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How to Deal with Heavy Traffic Lanes

How do we successfully deal with traffic lanes?
May 2, 2013

When you walk through the front entrance of your commercial carpet cleaning account, it is often easy to locate the busiest areas by following the trail of asphalt tracked in from the parking lot on matted carpet that is already heavily impacted with soil.


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Rug Repair Part I: An Introduction to Rug Conservation, Restoration and Repair

Rug repair is a craft requiring knowledge and skill.
April 3, 2013

Why offer rug repair? Being a full service rug cleaning and restoration facility sets you apart from most carpet cleaners that also offer rug cleaning.


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