Cleaning & Restoration Association News

Use Rules As Tools & Guides, Not As Walls or Fences in Your Cleaning Business

By Lee Pemberton
No Comments
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.
Read More

Letters to the Editor: The ICS Bulletin Board

No Comments
Without it, I would be in far worse shape as I would have no encouragement, thoughts and prayers from my colleagues.
Read More

Editorial Comment: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

By Arpi Nalbandian
No Comments
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.
Read More

Understanding Optical Brighteners

By Bob Wittkamp
No Comments
Properly used and applied, optical brighteners may solve some problems and improve results of cleaning or corrective attempts.
Read More

Cleaning Smoke Damaged Window Treatments--Part 1, Draperies

By Jeff Bishop
No Comments
The complete range of drapery restoration opportunities are often overlooked by restorers and insurance adjusters alike. They’ve been overwhelmed with stories of drapery shrinkage, fabric deterioration, circling, sun streaking, and removal and rehanging. In reality, the probability of problems with draperies is greatly reduced, if restorers follow a few simple guidelines.
Read More

Hard Surface Floor Cleaning Manual – Do You Have One?

By BNP Media Staff
No Comments
A manual is your road map for cleaning. Without it, it will be difficult to hold the technician accountable for what they are expected to do.
Read More

Recipe Magic in Carpet Cleaning

By Joe Domin
No Comments
Got vinegar? Staple kitchen items such as vinegar, lemon juice and ammonia can help make your next emergency cleaning job easier.
Read More

Which Do You Put First—Your Cleaning Customer or Your Employee?

By Lee Pemberton
No Comments
Taking care of your most expensive and valuable asset—your technicians—will result in a more profitable and successful business.
Read More

Letters to the Editor: Stan Hulin Will Be Missed

No Comments
I have been in the floor care maintenance field for some 29 years now and I wish to praise as much as I possibly can your recent article by Stanley Hulin in the December 2000 issue of ICS. In fact, I want to shout from the rooftops, “Thank you Mr. Hulin” for your praise of the hard floor care technician.
Read More

Changes in the Industry

By Lee Zimmerman
No Comments
Along with the continually evolving cleaning and restoration industry it serves, the IICRC has also been expanding its educational and certification offerings.
Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

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.

Podcasts

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.
More Podcasts

ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

CoverImage

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.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

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?
View Results Poll Archive

THE ICS STORE

Get Paid! book cover
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.

More Products

ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

Director_Buyer.jpgThe premier resource and reference guide for the cleaning and restoration industries.

Click here to view

TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

Truckmount.jpgEquipment listings and specifications from the leading industry manufacturers.

Click here to view

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png youtube_40px.pngcrc logo