Cleaning & Restoration Association News

Managing Hard Floor Maintenance

As property owners and managers, you are generally responsible for all things within your buildings and are extremely busy. You rely on the expertise of the individuals or companies you contract or hire to perform the services requested.
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Clean Streaks or Dirty Streaks? It’s All the Same

Do you know what the definition of insanity is? “Doing the same things over and over and over again, but expecting different results.” Have you ever had to redo a carpeted area of a facility because lines showed up the day after you had cleaned the carpet?
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Notes From the Desk: And They’re Off...

I have some good news and some bad news for you. The bad news is that Commercial Floor Care as a supplement will be put to rest following this issue. The good news is that it will reappear as a full-fledged quarterly magazine in February 2001!
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Notes From the Desk: Success!

Following the Premiere Issue of Commercial Floor Care (March 2000), our readers affirmed what we knew: there was a need for a new magazine that focused solely on commercial floor care, and we filled it.
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Troubleshooting Commercial Carpet Problems

The dark side of cleaning commercial carpet becomes apparent when working with artificial lighting. Armed with a few tricks-of-the-trade, frustrations on the manager and cleaning crew can be avoided.
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Extending the Strip Cycle: Aggressive Scrubbing

There are occasions in the course of the implementing the hard floor maintenance service program when you may not have the time, resources or manpower to perform a strip as scheduled.
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Editorial Comment: The Spirits That Move Us

As you prepare to celebrate the holidays, and the true start of the new millennium, I ask that you look back on this year, and ask yourself how you could have done things differently...
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Restoring Tapestries and Fabric Wall Hangings

Restoring wall art, or tapestries, could be tricky, not to mention expensive, if the correct procedures aren’t followed for complete restoration.
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Protectors: Is There Beauty in Their Protection, or Protection in Their Beauty?

Understanding the properties, usage and characteristics of carpet and upholstery protectors, especially fluorocarbon resins, plays a large role in delivering better service to your customers and to your own safety.
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The Changing of the Guard

In his final article for ICS, long-time columnist Stanley Quentin Hulin pays homage to all hard floor maintenance professionals.
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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.


While winter is considered the "slow season" for carpet cleaners, it can also be a season of great opportunity. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun offers advice for keeping revenue consistent during the cold weather months so you're thriving - and not just surviving - the winter.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine


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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