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Prepping the Job (And Your Client)

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” –Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922
By Steve Toburen
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Any woodworker will tell you that 90% of their project’s success is based on preparation. Everything from matching the grain to squaring the pieces to the final sanding - miss one step and your project will be ruined.


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Creative Drying Techniques for Problematic Areas

By Kevin Pearson
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Even with advances in drying equipment over the last 10-15 years, drying certain areas of structures can still present challenges.


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Do You Have a Phenomenal Dream?

By Howard Partridge
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I’m a dreamer. Outside of the grace of almighty God and my phenomenal wife Denise, I live a phenomenal life because I spend a lot of time thinking and dreaming.


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5 Steps to Soy Sauce Removal

By Jessika James
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Love Chinese food but hate cleaning the carpets and the stains? Say “sayonara!” to heavy, greasy food soils and soy sauce in these quick and easy cleaning steps!


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Injection Drying: Inspect, Plan and Dry

By Gordon Hanks
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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

By John Braun
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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

By John Braun
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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
By Robert Kravitz
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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
By Steve Toburen
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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

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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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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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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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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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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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Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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