Carpet/Rug/Upholstery Cleaning

An In-Depth Look at Series and Parallel Vacuum Configurations

By Jared Twitchell
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If you’ve been a carpet cleaner for any length of time, you’ve probably read or engaged in discussion on the industry forums about vacuum configuration that sound something like an argument over whether Ford is better than Chevy.


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Rug Touring in Turkey: Part III

By Aaron Groseclose
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This is the final chapter of the Master Rug Cleaner Tour of Turkey. We saw the main tourist destinations of Istanbul, Izmir, Ephesus and Cappadocia and visited the rug weaving, dyeing and finishing facilities of Woven Legends.


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The Science of Encapsulation: Polymer Chemistry Optimizes Cleaning Potential

By Doug Heiferman
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Carpet cleaning is like any other industry where optimizing your technology will be a key to business survival. That is exactly what polymer chemistry is all about. 

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Cleaning for Safety and Health

By Jeff Bishop
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Question: If you invited a cleaning firm into your home and paid them to clean interior decor fabrics, would you expect them to clean strictly for appearance, or should the safety and health of your family be the primary concern?
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Portable Floor Care Equipment: It’s Come a Long Way

By Gordon Hanks
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Some might argue that truckmounted extractors have relegated portables to the pages of ancient history. But portable extractors have come a long way since then. There are many reasons why portables still have a prominent place in the market.
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Airflow, Lift, Filtration, Design and Other Factors in Choosing the Right Vac

By Robert Kravitz
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Daniel Frimml suggests cleaning professionals should focus on the following four key areas when determining what vac to select: airflow, lift, filtration and design.
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Do I Really Need a Spotting Kit?

By Gordon Hanks
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Not very long ago a “professional” carpet cleaner expressed, “I don’t need no spotting kit - I just give the spot an extra squirt of pre-spray and then kick it with my foot a couple of times.”
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Rug Touring in Turkey: Part II

By Aaron Groseclose
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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

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"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

By Noel Frank
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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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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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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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