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Letters to the Editor: VLM, Steve Toburen and the ICS Bulletin Board

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The real value of these boards have been the introduction of "little America"-manufacturers like the Pad-Man, Johnny G.; the Duane Oxleys; the Ken Raddons...
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Selecting the Right Pads or Brushes Will Save Time & Money

By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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Pads or brushes used for the wrong service, or inconsistent for the floor coatings or finishes used, will yield unsatisfactory results.
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Performance Insurance: The What, How and Why of Commercial Carpet Maintenance

By BNP Media Staff
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Take it upon yourself to educate the person making these purchasing decisions about how color and style affect a given environment.
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Notes from the Desk: Spring Into Action

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We have remained persistent in our principle goal of providing informative and stimulating articles. Included within the pages of this issue are extensive feature articles on: Sprucing Up Your Retail & Office Maintenance Program; Selecting Floor Care Equipment to Fit Your Facility’s Needs...
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Cleaning Smoke-Damaged Window Treatments -- Part 2: Sheers, Top Coverings and Blinds

By Jeff Bishop
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Restorers have been overwhelmed with stories of shrinkage, fabric deterioration, circling and sun streaking of window treatments. The probability of problems with is greatly reduced if restorers follow a few simple guidelines.
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MSPCA Marks Silver Anniversary With Golden Opportunity

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The MSPCA's upcoming Convention and Trade Show is one event not to be missed.
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The Restoration Connection to Carpet Cleaning

By Joe Domin
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Certain parts of restoration cleaning can be accomplished with carpet-cleaning tools, but there are many factors of which a novice restorer must be aware. To go cold turkey into this area would be suicidal.
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Special Section: Cleaner Solves Hose Reel Problem

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Here it is...a new section devoted to our readers, their concerns, tips, tricks, and more. Look for this section throughout the year.
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CFI: President’s Message

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As our business grows, we all become complacent with the way everything is going. You made more money in 2000 than any year before, but wait, has your profit increased at the same rate?
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Cultivating a Repeat and Referral Cleaning Business

By Tom Hill
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Don’t take your repeat customers for granted. Maximize our industry’s number one source of business.
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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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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 August

The August issue of ICS features stories on carpet mold, good training, marketing for cleaners, traffic lane cleaning, and cool products.

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Social Media

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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Get Paid! (ebook)
Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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