Cleaning & Restoration Association News

Letters to the Editor: The Cotton Wet Mop

I was made aware of an article that was published in your September issue of ICS Cleaning Specialist by a mop manufacturer in the industry. He was concerned with some of the points made in the article and how they were at odds with industry norms.
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Business Training Tips 2000

The skills that make you successful in your business are the same as those used in establishing a successful training format for your employees!
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Preconditioning Your Cleaning Client

As a professional cleaning or restoration specialist, everything you do must point toward one of these two primary goals—Making a Profit and Staying in Business.
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How Increased Airflow & Low Moisture Lead to Cleaner Carpets

Getting freshly cleaned carpets dry should not be a problem if you pay attention to several factors, including the amount of moisture left behind, additional extraction passes or by using low moisture cleaning methods.
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A New Beginning

Newly appointed IICRC President Lee Zimmerman introduces himself to the masses.
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Editorial Comment: SummerFest 2000

Carpet cleaners from all corners of the United States and Canada gathered in Atlanta, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, for SummerFest 2000.
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‘Soft’ Contents Restoration: Pillows

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

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

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

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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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.


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


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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