Cleaning & Restoration Association News

Notes from the Desk: Spring Into Action

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t take your repeat customers for granted. Maximize our industry’s number one source of business.
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Successfully Cleaning Oriental Rugs

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

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?

It takes more than a love for rugs and textiles to make the appraisal cut.
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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.


Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine


2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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