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Cutting Down on Dry Time

September 16, 2002
Two topics that always come up when the discussion concerns carpet cleaning, regardless of whether you're talking with a customer or another professional, are price and dry time.
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Exercising Care and Caution on the Job

September 16, 2002
Every day, from the moment we pull out of our driveway on the way to the first appointment until we turn off the ignition at night, safety, care and caution come into play.
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Be Bold, Take Control and Make a Profit

August 14, 2002
I have been offered more than a few opportunities to purchase existing carpet cleaning businesses by owners who wanted to quit or were being forced to quit by health or economic concerns.
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Restoring Fire-Damaged Kitchen Accessories Part 2

August 14, 2002
Last month we covered the typical items found in the kitchens of most homes, including dishes, glassware, pots, pans and typical utensils. Most of these items are fairly durable and easy to clean with the right chemicals, techniques and procedures.
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See Spot Run

August 14, 2002
For three decades those words evoked images of puppies frolicking in expansive fields of deep green grass and wheat-colored brush, tongues wagging as they virtually burst from the foliage with verve and vigor.
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Upcoming Activities of the PCUCA

August 14, 2002
The Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners Association supports the cleaning and restoration industry in the Rocky Mountain region and central states. This was very evident during the recent months that saw enormous wildfires burning in many western states.
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Specialty Stain Removal: Don't Drop the Ball

August 14, 2002
It appears that there are technicians employed in our industry who are content to take a trashed carpet, apply their respective skills to it, and restore it to 80 percent of its original condition. The homeowner is happy, the tech is happy, it's a job well done.
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Face to Face: Selling the Sizzle

August 14, 2002
The appointment has finally arrived. Now it is time to tell the customer how much the job will cost. Suspense hangs heavy in the air as you enter the home. Emotions are running high.
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Redefining the Goal

July 12, 2002
When Commercial Floor Care was first conceived, it was done so with clarity and a purpose: to provide professional commercial contractors and facility managers with a publication focused on addressing their concerns and questions regarding floor care and maintenance.
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Discover the Wealth

July 12, 2002
Hundreds of professional carpet cleaners, restoration specialists and industry suppliers from across the country will be in attendance at the CFI/PCUCA Joint Convention and Trade Show, "Discover The Wealth," in Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 15-17.
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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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Most cleaners rely on their online marketing presence to get jobs. But Google hasn't made things easy lately with their algorithm updates, which has impacted a lot of cleaning sites. Here's a look at some tips and suggestions to improve your Google ranking.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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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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