Carpet/Rug/Upholstery Cleaning

Rug Repair Part I: An Introduction to Rug Conservation, Restoration and Repair

Rug repair is a craft requiring knowledge and skill.
April 3, 2013

Why offer rug repair? Being a full service rug cleaning and restoration facility sets you apart from most carpet cleaners that also offer rug cleaning.


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Carpet Cleaning vs. Carpet Restoration

There's a difference between carpet cleaning and carpet restoration.
April 3, 2013

A friend just bought an Asian food café and the loop-pile nylon carpets haven’t been cleaned in about 2½ years. There are heavy food soils and the walkways are matted with grease. What can I do to clean the carpet?


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Low-Moisture Carpet Cleaning: Where Does the Dirt Go?

On low moisture applications, where they make sense and what to use during the process
April 3, 2013

If you have incorporated encapsulation cleaning – a form of low-moisture cleaning – into your professional offerings and used it on your customer’s carpets, you may have asked yourself where the dirt goes.


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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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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 Numbers Game

February 6, 2013

I define an “expert” as one who masters the details of her or his profession. And part of that expertise includes keeping up with changes in their 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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Sustainable Carpet Cleaning

February 4, 2013

While carpet cleaning and professional cleaning are viewed as two distinct industries with their own special needs, concerns and interests, they do have many things in common.


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The ICS Carpet-Cleaning Chemical Market Study

The results are in from the 2012 ICS Chemical Market Study
February 4, 2013

Welcome to ICS Cleaning Specialist’s Carpet Cleaning Chemical Market Study, the 11th edition that we’ve published, which aims to gauge the preferences and opinions of professionals regarding the cleaning chemicals and suppliers they prefer.


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Troubleshooting Olefin Carpet Cleaning

February 4, 2013

“Jessika, I just picked-up a new account: A 350-unit apartment complex with olefin carpets. I have only been cleaning for about six months - can you give me any advice on how to clean these carpets? Anything, please!”


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2014 April

Take a look at the April 2014 issue with features on air movers, going green, carpet cleaning and new products & technologies.

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