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Grout Cleaning Basics

February 1, 2001
Your maintenance staff has been doing an excellent job of maintaining the ceramic floor lobby, but it still does not look good. The grout is discolored, dirty and in terrible shape. Your staff has tried everything to get it clean but to no avail. What can you do to get the grout looking new again and more importantly, keep it looking new?
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Solving Rest Room Floor Maintenance Problems

February 1, 2001
One of the most challenging areas for a facility manager or a hard floor maintenance technician is the rest room. Some facilities may see minimal usage while others receive excessive traffic. As many facility types there are, there are just as many types of floor coverings used in rest rooms.
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Cleaning Commercial Carpets

January 25, 2001
As more end-users of carpet are discovering that carpet care is not a job for amateurs, the ensuing demand for competent carpet care service presents a window of opportunity for the skilled service company and facility manager.
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Determining The Value Of An Oriental Rug

January 8, 2001

By educating yourself on how a rug’s value is determined, you can decrease your liability and increase your professionalism.


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Alternative Training Methods for Cleaning Technicians

January 8, 2001
Lack of time or funding is slowly beginning to become a thing of the past for carpet cleaning firms or technicians looking for training venues.
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Carpet & Fabric Protectors, Part II

January 8, 2001
The carpet or fabric protector you apply is only as good as the application method, dilution ratios, and the aftercare that follows.
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New Trends in Water Restoration

January 8, 2001
If any of you were following the series of articles I wrote in this column for over a year, you may have noticed that things have changed a little...no, a whole lot!
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Protecting IICRC Certified Cleaners & Restorers

January 5, 2001
With the newly implanted changes the IICRC has made to its Certified Firm Program, the organization hopes to reduce the abuse present in the program.
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Editorial Comment: New Year, New Look, New Attitude

January 5, 2001
You’ve probably noticed a difference in style between the one you’re reading now and the December 2000 issue. Let me be the first to welcome you to ICS’ new look.
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How Did You Get Started in the Cleaning Business?

January 5, 2001
As a new columnist to ICS, Bob Merkt shares his background, experiences, vision for the hard floor maintenance technician, and his love for the industry.
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