Carpet/Rug/Upholstery Cleaning

Silk Rugs: What Can a Cleaner Do?

July 8, 2014

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

July 8, 2014

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

July 8, 2014

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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Previewing the 2014 Experience Conference and Trade Show

July 8, 2014

Just as last April’s Experience Conference and Exhibition shifted locations for its 2014 event, the fall Experience Convention and Trade Show will also have a new location. 


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Winning the Battle Against Carpet Odor

Removing odor from carpet is a constant challenge for the cleaning professional.
June 26, 2014

While carpeted surfaces provide facilities and households with comfortable indoor environments, they also serve as a very strong magnet for foul odors.


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Stain Removal: Simplified, Not Mystified

June 15, 2014

In my early certification training classes I was taught that if I first applied a VDS to an unknown stain and then followed that up with a NVDS if it responded but needed more oomph, but then had to rinse again with a VDS.


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Vacuuming Carpet – Why it Matters: Part II

For years, I have maintained that neither carpet owners nor professionals vacuum carpet effectively
May 22, 2014

Fifty-five minutes of vacuuming. 


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Rayon: A Rug Specialist’s Challenge

May 7, 2014

Designers have embraced the silk-like look of rayon for garments, upholstery fabrics and area rugs. But rayon rugs present many challenges for rug cleaners, as this fiber doesn’t hold up to foot traffic and consumer do-it-yourself spotting/cleaning.


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What’s the Best Vacuum Cleaner?

May 7, 2014

What’s the best vacuum cleaner?” I get that question all the time, from homeowners mostly.


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Vacuuming Carpet - Why it Matters: Part I

I spent 55 minutes vacuuming my carpet at home yesterday. Fifty-five minutes!
April 24, 2014

 Having attended a number of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) courses in the past few years, and having taught that subject for several years myself, I’m what you’d call a little paranoid about household maintenance and cleaning.  


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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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