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Carpet Fiber Identification: What’s What?

Proper identification will tell the professional cleaning technician exactly which carpet fiber he or she will be working with, and which methods, procedures and cleaning solutions will be safe to use
March 1, 2013

Carpet fiber identification is a vital step in the cleaning process. Proper identification will tell the professional cleaning technician exactly which carpet fiber he or she will be working with, and which methods, procedures and cleaning solutions will be safe to use.


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What Are You Doing to Provide Great Service?

Every interaction is another opportunity to make a great impression
March 1, 2013

What does it mean to “provide great service?” When you think about companies that provide you with great service, what exactly are they doing that makes you feel this way?


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Starting a Rug Washing Center? Here’s What You Need to Know

There are more rugs on the planet now than there have ever been before
March 1, 2013

If you’re looking to get serious with rug washing, what do you really need to have on hand and what do you really need to know?


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The March ICS Must See Product Gallery

March 1, 2013

Check out the March ICS Must See Products from the latest technology and innovations currently on the market.


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Reflections and Memories: The ICS 50th Anniversary Q&A

February 4, 2013

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.


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A History of Carpet Cleaning Chemicals

February 4, 2013

Chemistry as a whole is a unique science and when it comes to carpet cleaning chemistry, it’s a totally different ballgame.


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Gadgets Over The Ages

February 4, 2013

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.


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ICS: The Industry’s Spokesman from the Beginning

February 4, 2013

It’s with the greatest of pleasures that I am able to salute ICS and its thousands of readers on its 50th anniversary.


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The Unsung Women Heroes of the Last 50 Years

February 4, 2013

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.


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An RIA History

February 4, 2013

The Restoration Industry Association was formed in 1946 as the National Institute of Rug Cleaners, Inc. (NIRC) in New York.


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