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Carpets and Post-Application Treatments

Post-application treatments are used for two reasons: the protection of a cleaner and the neutralization of cleaning residue. Residue can be the result of a too-high solution concentration, inadequate vacuum or extraction power, or poor handling of equipment, e.g. using too much pressure.
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What if It Just Wasn't There?

I was recently speaking with a friend about the IICRC, a subject very near and dear to my heart and therefore quite easy to discuss. During this conversation he posed a very thought-provoking question:
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It's the Small Things That Matter

Sometimes we are so focused on getting the job done that we overlook some of the small details that set us apart from our competition.
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Cutting Down on Dry Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

The winter slow season is a great time to pursue commercial cleaning accounts and stay busy. John "the Hitman" Braun solicited questions from thousands of cleaners across the country regarding their questions on commercial cleaning accounts and answers them in this episode of the show.
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2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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