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Restoring Fire-Damaged Kitchen Accessories Part 2

By Jeff Bishop
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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

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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

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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

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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

By BNP Media Staff
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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

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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

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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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Face to Face: Choosing the Right Tools

By BNP Media Staff
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Your business success is not based on fancy dehumidifiers or an elegant truckmount. Your economic security will be provided by a foundation of delighted, loyal customers singing your praises to everyone they meet.
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Brave New World

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Whenever Aldous Huxley's utopian satire, sitting on the bookcase in all its dog-eared glory, catches my eye, I know from page-turning experience what goes on in his world.
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Combating the Physical Toll

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As a business owner, your main focus is to increase profits. Until now the majority of educational programs available to you have focused on increasing sales. These strategies have involved learning cleaning or marketing techniques, and how to take advantage of new opportunities as they present themselves.
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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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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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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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Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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