Carpet/Rug/Upholstery Cleaning

Business Might: Leveraging Fortune 500 Technologies in Your Cleaning Company

By Joe Kowalski
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Vertical market. Big data. SaaS. The cloud. They’re all modern-day buzz words for an ever-changing business environment.


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New Markets for Disinfectant Services

By Scott Warrington
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MRSA has also shown up at other sports facilities from professional lacrosse venues to high school stadiums and locker rooms.


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Practicality in Portables

By Robert Kravitz
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Is a truckmount system needed to perform hot-water extraction? Not necessarily.


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Traffic Lane Cleaning Tips and Tricks

By Gordon Hanks
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In commercial facilities, all you need to do is follow the trail of dirt, oil, asphalt, food or coffee spills (aka “traffic lane grunge”) to know where the busiest areas are.


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Combating Carpet Mold

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You already know that molds can produce toxins. And while there is always a little mold everywhere—in the air and on many surfaces—when mold spores drop on places where there is excessive moisture, they can become a health hazard.


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Previewing TISE East & its Cleaning and Restoration Pavilion

TISE will be held from October 19-22 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL
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The Cleaning and Restoration Pavilion is a specialized area on the The International Surface Event East (TISE) show floor which showcases exhibitors who supply the surface industry with the latest tools, techniques and technologies for the cleaning, maintenance and restoration of any type of floor covering.


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Ask Steve: Should we be Charging for Complex Spot Removal?

“It all depends!” So let me share a few thoughts…
By Steve Toburen
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I do suggest working most spotting into the price of the cleaning. How? By just quoting a bit more for the total job. 


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Silk Rugs: What Can a Cleaner Do?

By Aaron Groseclose
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In my last article, which appeared in the May issue of ICS, we discussed rayon viscous or artificial silk that is often assumed by rug owners to be the real deal. This time we will look at silk – a true luxury fiber.


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Homeowner Halleluiah: The Value of Offering Carpet Repair

By Eric Fish
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Most of you who are reading this story are likely looking at carpet repair as an add-on service to your existing cleaning company.


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How Do You Diversify? A Look at Add-Ons Worth Adding

By Eric Fish
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If you ask David Hart, Founder/CEO of RAMAIR, he’ll tell you that duct cleaning is the fastest growing segment in the cleaning industry, as homeowners are becoming more and more aware of indoor air quality and potential contaminants that can cause harm. 


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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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