- THE MAGAZINE
ICS Cleaning Specialist is pleased to be celebrating 50 years as a publication, but we realize that we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the people that have helped shape the cleaning and restoration industry.
Chemistry as a whole is a unique science and when it comes to carpet cleaning chemistry, it’s a totally different ballgame.
Rob’s “super sucker” had just a little more power compared to me spitting and a little more vacuum then I could suck through a straw.
It’s with the greatest of pleasures that I am able to salute ICS and its thousands of readers on its 50th anniversary.
There are dozens of well-know people who have influenced the cleaning and restoration industry over the last 50 years; however, I’d like to mention a few who may not be acknowledged - the ladies affiliated with the cleaning and restoration industry who have influenced me most.
The Restoration Industry Association was formed in 1946 as the National Institute of Rug Cleaners, Inc. (NIRC) in New York.
While carpet cleaning and professional cleaning are viewed as two distinct industries with their own special needs, concerns and interests, they do have many things in common.
This issue is a retrospective look at where this industry came from, a celebration of the men and women who influenced it, created the products and the education for it as well as a look forward to what the future may bring.
Depending on your location, it can be tough to get business in the winter. So this month, I decided to give you some tips to get business coming your way.
Welcome to ICS Cleaning Specialist’s Carpet Cleaning Chemical Market Study, the 11th edition that we’ve published, which aims to gauge the preferences and opinions of professionals regarding the cleaning chemicals and suppliers they prefer.