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The Cleaner’s Guide to Saving Money by Spending Wisely

By Tom Hill
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Habits are hard to break, especially bad ones. By not having a purchasing plan implemented, your bottom line will continue to decrease, while your debts increase.
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Editorial Comment: Get A Jump Start on Spring Cleaning

By Arpi Nalbandian
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Get ready for the new season with spring cleaning promos, mailers and phone calls.
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A Life Well Lived

By BNP Media Staff
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: In his premiere column, Steve Toburen reminds everyone success in business does not automatically equal success in life.
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Notes from the Desk: The Best is Yet to Come!

By Arpi Nalbandian
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Throughout this premiere issue, 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...
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Grout Cleaning Basics

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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

By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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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

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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

By Aaron Groseclose
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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

By Tom Hill
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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

By Joe Domin
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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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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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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.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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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.

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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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