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Editorial Comment: United We Stand, Divided We Fall

September 13, 2000
Within a couple of weeks of each other, ICS’ family was saddened and full of grief with the news of Kim Costa’s passing, and fellow cleaner Gary Berg’s unexpected start of a turbulent battle with cancer...
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IICRC's Cast of Characters

September 13, 2000
These professionals have volunteered countless resources towards the success of the IICRC for the benefit of the industry as a whole, not necessarily for personal gain...
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Caring and Maintaining Wool Carpet, Part 1

September 13, 2000
The use of this age-old natural fiber can be traced to the beginning of recorded history with references to sheep in the Old Testament.
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Letters to the Editor: Bathtub Chemistry

September 13, 2000
A reader responds to Bob Wittkamp's August 2000 ICS article on Bathtub Chemistry...
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Set the Foundation for Strong Relationships With Your Carpet Cleaning Customers

September 13, 2000
Exceeding your customer’s expectations by performing a few extra services or courtesies strengthens your reputation and your business.
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Cellulosic Browning Causes & Solutions

September 13, 2000
All is not lost when browning occurs on newly cleaned carpet or upholstery. Along with additional dry passes, air movers, and of course prevention, tackle a common problem with uncomplicated solutions...
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Treading Water With Surfactants

September 13, 2000
Understanding the role surfactants and water tension play in your carpet cleaning chemicals can deliver better results on your next job.
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Ethical Behavior for Cleaning Professionals

September 13, 2000
Do we need training in ethical behavior? According to an unscientific, informal survey, cleaning professionals and restorers agree good ethics makes for good business. However, there are those who don’t practice what they preach...
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The Cotton Wet Mop

September 13, 2000
A cotton mop head is an integral part of the hard floor maintenance technician’s toolbox. Because of its relatively low price and versatile application, the cotton mop head can be an asset.
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Contents Restoration: Restoring Upholstered Furniture

September 11, 2000
Virtually anything that can be brought into a home or business falls within the contents restoration category; thus, restoration specialists must adapt and be willing to experiment with a variety of restoration techniques and procedures when new objects are encountered...
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