Carpet/Rug/Upholstery Cleaning

Spring Experience Heads Back to the Beach

After taking place in Frisco, Texas in 2014, The Experience Conference and Exhibition will head back to its long-time Clearwater Beach location this spring, taking place from April 27-29 at the Clearwater Beach Hilton Resort and Spa.


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What’s New With Rugs?

A look at two new types of rugs that are emerging in retail.

Two hot items at retail these days are Tibetan and hand-loomed rugs from India. Rugs woven with a Tibetan knot have been very popular for over 20 years, but the hand-loomed rugs from India are new to the market.


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What You Need to Know About Rug Cleaning: The ICS Roundtable

There are more rugs on the planet today than there ever have been before.


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Commercial Cleaning and the Flu

In November 2012, a survey was conducted to gauge the impact the months of December through March had on a typical carpet cleaner’s businesses.


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Cleaner’s Corner

Marketing, Diversification Help Cascade Cleaning Services Beat the Winter Lull

For Cascade Cleaning Services (Boise, ID), the winter slow season begins after Christmas and typically lingers into spring, with the slowest month being January.


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Carpet Cleaning at 58 Below Zero

For Mark Pfeifer and Brothers in Grime, cold weather carpet cleaning isn’t just an occasional challenge, but a way of life.

While most of the United States is just now getting their first real taste of winter, Mark Pfeifer, Brothers and Grime Cleaning and Restoration, has been cleaning in cold weather since September.


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The Future of Truckmount Development: The ICS Roundtable

It was the late Judson Jones who is widely credited for the creation of the first truckmount way back in the late 1950s.


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Get (and Keep) More Customers by Understanding the 6 Reasons People Clean

A big mistake that cleaners make is not realizing that people clean their carpet, floors and fabrics for more reasons than just how it looks.


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To Bleach or Not To Bleach?

During several recent rug seminars, the topic of bleach has become of interest. Should a rug cleaning specialist use bleach? Let’s take a look at this controversial subject.


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Back to Basics: A Step-by-Step Overview on Upholstery Cleaning

Cleaning today’s upholstered furniture successfully depends on knowing two things: what the fabric is made out of and which cleaning method will most effectively remove the soil without changing the color or the texture.


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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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Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.

Podcasts

While winter is considered the "slow season" for carpet cleaners, it can also be a season of great opportunity. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun offers advice for keeping revenue consistent during the cold weather months so you're thriving - and not just surviving - the winter.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2015 Jan/Feb

The Jan/Feb ICS issue features content on cleaning services during the winter time, commercial cleaning, rug cleaning, new with rugs, marketing for restoration and new products.

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Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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