Cleaning & Restoration Association News

Cleaning Smoke Damaged Window Treatments--Part 1, Draperies

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.
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Hard Surface Floor Cleaning Manual – Do You Have One?

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.
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Recipe Magic in Carpet Cleaning

Got vinegar? Staple kitchen items such as vinegar, lemon juice and ammonia can help make your next emergency cleaning job easier.
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Which Do You Put First—Your Cleaning Customer or Your Employee?

Taking care of your most expensive and valuable asset—your technicians—will result in a more profitable and successful business.
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Letters to the Editor: Stan Hulin Will Be Missed

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.
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Changes in the Industry

Along with the continually evolving cleaning and restoration industry it serves, the IICRC has also been expanding its educational and certification offerings.
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The Cleaner’s Guide to Saving Money by Spending Wisely

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

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

: 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!

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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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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Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.

Podcasts

The winter slow season is a great time to pursue commercial cleaning accounts and stay busy. John "the Hitman" Braun solicited questions from thousands of cleaners across the country regarding their questions on commercial cleaning accounts and answers them in this episode of the show.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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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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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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