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‘Soft’ Contents Restoration: Pillows

By Jeff Bishop
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Taking the proper steps when restoring bed pillows following smoke or fire damage yield excellent results—often a brand new pillow.
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Preventing Property Damage Before it Happens

By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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Without a good property damage prevention program and awareness, your chances for success in hard floor maintenance are decreased. By conducting pre-inspections, profits can be applied to the bottom line and not to repairs.
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Reducing Mineral Content in Water Increases Cleaning Results

By Joe Domin
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Used properly, water-softening units increase productivity and carpet cleaning results, while decreasing downtime.
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Refocus on Your Business Plan and Regain Sight of Your Goals

By Tom Hill
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A properly executed and well-thought out business plan is an important part of your carpet cleaning business. However, without dedicated focus and attention, the slightest distraction can make a good plan fail.
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Letters to the Editor: August ICS

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A cleaner sounds off about Bob Wittkamp's August 2000 column...
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‘Scents’ory Perceptions: Do You Deodorize or Reodorize?

By Bob Wittkamp
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-- If it smells clean, then it must be clean. This is the perception many carpet-cleaning clients have when it comes to clean carpets. You make the call—do carpet cleaners deodorize or reodorize with the use of scents in formulations?
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Why Ethical Behavior Training is Critical in Today’s Cleaning Marketplace

By Lee Pemberton
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Ethics and ethical business behaviors have become such a critical factor in the marketplace today for all businesses, but most especially for personal service businesses such as carpet and restoration cleaning services.
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Ethical Behavior for Cleaning Professionals, Part 2

By Lee Pemberton
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When jobs are at stake, most people will do whatever is necessary to survive! Only a few will have the courage to put the job at risk when dealing with ethical issues...
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Safely Stripping Floors

By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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Utilizing precautionary measures and protective personal equipment, hard floor maintenance technicians can increase their productivity and safety levels.
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Planning for Growth Means Planning Ahead

By Tom Hill
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Building in the addition of equipment and personnel into your cleaning or restoration business plan will lend to your company’s longevity and profitability.
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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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