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Successfully Cleaning Oriental Rugs

By Bob Wittkamp
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Without the proper training and execution of precautionary measures, the next Oriental rug you clean may become your responsibility.
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Safety First, My Dad Always Said

By BNP Media Staff
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Basic work safety issues, such as chemical, equipment, personal and floor safety, should be included in your Hard Surface Floor care manual.
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So You Want To Be An Appraiser?

By Aaron Groseclose
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It takes more than a love for rugs and textiles to make the appraisal cut.
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CCINW Trade Show to Rock Seattle

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Attendees will be able to make a “hands-on” comparison of operating equipment from several manufacturers in addition to viewing a collection of products in a show area that spans more than 25,000 sq. ft.
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Freedom Is Just Another Word For Success

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Focus on using your cleaning/restoration business as a vehicle to achieve financial freedom, rather than burning the years away just making a living.
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Defining the IICRC

By Lee Zimmerman
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Organization or association? Are those paying fees known as members or registrants? Not knowing the difference can lead to misperceptions and misconceptions.
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Use Rules As Tools & Guides, Not As Walls or Fences in Your Cleaning Business

By Lee Pemberton
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The purpose of a rule is to provide us with an opportunity to learn from the knowledge and experience of those who created the rule.
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Letters to the Editor: The ICS Bulletin Board

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Without it, I would be in far worse shape as I would have no encouragement, thoughts and prayers from my colleagues.
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Editorial Comment: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

By Arpi Nalbandian
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Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you get a call that blows you out of the water, literally. That’s exactly what happened to restorer Ruth Travis, owner of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Interior Care, Inc., when she was asked to clean and restore a damaged menagerie that included a zebra, a giraffe, a wildebeest and an antelope.
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Understanding Optical Brighteners

By Bob Wittkamp
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Properly used and applied, optical brighteners may solve some problems and improve results of cleaning or corrective attempts.
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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 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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