Carpet/Rug/Upholstery Cleaning

Rug Touring in Turkey: Part II

October 1, 2012
The Master Rug Cleaner tour continued from Izmir by air to Kayseri and on to Cappadocia, an ancient region mentioned in the Bible.
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Green vs. Clean: The ICS Q&A

October 1, 2012
"Going green” has become one of the biggest buzz phrases in just about every industry today. But in the cleaning and restoration industry, do you sacrifice cleanliness by deploying green cleaning methods?
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Game Plan: Absorbent Compound Cleaning

October 1, 2012
The intention of this column is to subjectively discuss (my view) the carpet cleaning process in detail and in relation to the IICRC S100.
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Rug Dyeing Tactics Part II: Color Correction

August 31, 2012
In my last article, I talked about a few of the color corrections you can perform on rugs that will not only bring more income to your business, but also make you a “hero” in your client’s eye.
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From EZ-Moves to Sticky Tabs: Furniture Moving Tools

August 31, 2012
What happens when a professional carpet or restoration specialist gets called out to do a job and can’t lift his wand, let alone a couch?
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Game Plan: Adding Absorbent Pad (Bonnet) Cleaning

August 31, 2012
The intention of this column is to subjectively discuss (my view) the carpet cleaning process in detail and in relation to the IICRC S100.
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How Well Do You Know pH?

August 20, 2012

Almost 100 years ago, Dr. Søren Sørensen, a Danish biochemist, invented a measuring system that would become essential to proper carpet and upholstery cleaning - a system that measures whether something is acidic or alkaline, known today as the “pH scale.”


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Advances in Extraction Tools, Scrub Wands and More (Oh My!)

August 1, 2012
As a young carpet cleaner, what I referred to as a “light wand” actually felt more like pushing a bag of cement around on the carpet.
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Rug Touring in Turkey: Part I

August 1, 2012
In the months of May and June, Ellen Amirkhan and I led a group of Master Rug Cleaners to Turkey where we saw the cultural highlights of the country and, in particular, rug weaving (and rug shopping).
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Building Commercial “Toll Booth” Routes

August 1, 2012
Talk about a love/hate relationship! I loved the large income that commercial carpet cleaning brought me.
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