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How to Treat Fleas in Carpet

Fleas are a nuisance, but they are a fact of life in many homes with pets.

Fleas brought in by pets - particularly multiple pets - can be a major problem when they transfer from the animal to other fleecy materials, such as carpet and upholstery, and then lay their eggs and multiply.


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Just Ask Jess: What's the Difference Between a Refrigerant and LGR Dehu?

Both of pieces of equipment are excellent tools

The main difference is the technology used to dehumidify the air passing through the unit. 


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Rug Repair Part 5: Curling Edges – Why Rugs Won’t Lay Flat and How to Correct it

A look at curling edges - why rugs won’t lay flat and how to correct it.

The corners and edges of rugs often curl up. These problems, unsightly and potentially hazardous, will only get worse with time causing wear and damage that is expensive to repair. 


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Are You Offering Spot Removers and Carpet/Fabric Protectors? If Not, You Should Be

I’m going to make it easier and put an additional $10,000, $50,000 or maybe even $100,000 into your pocket over the next 12 months

Have you ever held a job where you get a call from the boss and he says in a gruff voice, “Please come to my office.” 


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Antimicrobials on Carpet – Good or Bad Idea?

On the surface, this may seem like a good idea, as well as a good source of potential income for professional carpet cleaners

Increasingly, home and business owners are expressing their desire to live in a more sanitary environment. Inquiries abound about the need to treat carpet with antimicrobials, disinfectants and sanitizers. But is that a practical idea?  


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Just Ask Jess: What is the Difference Between an Oxidizer and a Reducer?

Both oxidizers and reducers can be formulated as dye and pigment stain removers

What is the difference between an ‘oxidizer’ and a ‘reducer’? Which product should I use for a blue Gatorade stain?


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Phenomenal Marketing Systems: Part 1

Regardless of the type of marketing you do, it must increase sales

 A phenomenal marketing system consistently produces your perfect target prospect.  


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Diversification: Are You in the “Yes” Business?

Marketing yourself has as much to do with what you can do for your customers while you’re at their location - or through special requests - as it does with advertising your services

Every time you can say “yes” to a customer’s requests for additional services, you increase your profit potential and reinforce a relationship that virtually guarantees repeat business, because you become more valuable to them. 


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Rug Repair Part 4: Sides and Selvages

Part four in a six-part series on rug repair

Last time we discussed fringe repair, so now we move on to the second most common repair request – the sides of the rug.


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Just Ask Jess: What is ‘Microfiber’ Fabric Made of and What Should I Use to Clean it?

Microfiber fabrics respond well when wet-cleaned with the hot-water extraction method and a flush-type upholstery tool.

 Microfiber is an extremely fine 100% synthetic fiber that can be woven into upholstery fabric. 


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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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Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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