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Winning the Battle Against Carpet Odor

Removing odor from carpet is a constant challenge for the cleaning professional.

While carpeted surfaces provide facilities and households with comfortable indoor environments, they also serve as a very strong magnet for foul odors.


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Vacuuming Carpet – Why it Matters: Part II

For years, I have maintained that neither carpet owners nor professionals vacuum carpet effectively

Fifty-five minutes of vacuuming. 


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Vacuuming Carpet - Why it Matters: Part I

I spent 55 minutes vacuuming my carpet at home yesterday. Fifty-five minutes!

 Having attended a number of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) courses in the past few years, and having taught that subject for several years myself, I’m what you’d call a little paranoid about household maintenance and cleaning.  


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Letter to the Editor: Bill Bane a Man Worth Emulating and Respecting

I join hundreds, and even thousands, of Bane-Cleners from all over the world in saying that, quite simply, we are at a loss for words as we mourn the loss of our great friend and industry leader William F. "Bill" Bane. 


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Just Ask Jess: What’s the Best Way to Remove Hair Oils and Food Greases from Upholstery?

Poor results may be due to the cleaning method, or, more likely, the chemistry not being used.

Jessika,

Lately I am not having much success cleaning synthetic upholstery, and am having a hard time removing hair oils and food greases. What am I doing wrong? 


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The Nitty Gritty of Tile and Grout Cleaning

If you are not already offering this service I might suggest you are walking over substantial income every day

With the right equipment and chemical, tile and grout cleaning can be very effective and profitable.


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The New K-12 Clean Standard: What Does it Mean for You?

What defines “a normal fungal ecology,” “biologically safe” or “low VOC?"

The cleaning and restoration industry has been vexed with this issue for years - exactly how clean is clean? 


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Just Ask Jess: What’s the Best Way to Clean Rayon?

Rayon can be tricky to clean, as there are many issues

Rayon is the weakest fiber when wet and can literally fall apart or tear under your upholstery tool.


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The Value of a Rug Caddy (and How to Build One Yourself)

A rug caddy is an important piece of equipment for a comprehensive rug cleaning operation

You walk into your carefully set up rug cleaning plant. Water is pooled everywhere on the floor - someone forgot to turn the water off on the rug bath. About a dozen rugs that had been vacuumed, dusted and prepared for cleaning that day are saturated with water that overflowed the rug bath, possibly mixed with soil.  


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Prepare Now to Stay Busy This Winter

Consumer pockets are tight once the Christmas credit card bills roll in at the beginning of January

 Once December 24th hits, most companies need to have a different marketing plan to keep busy. This is especially true for cleaners in the north where it can be difficult to get clients during winter, but even if you operate in a warmer area, January and February can still be tough months. 


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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.

Podcasts

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

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2015 Jan/Feb

The Jan/Feb ICS issue features content on cleaning services during the winter time, commercial cleaning, rug cleaning, new with rugs, marketing for restoration and new products.

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Janitorial Work

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