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IAQ Market Revenue Expected to Rapidly Increase

The forecast says that worldwide revenue will grow by about 80% to an estimated $5.6 billion
May 8, 2014

According to a forecast from Navigant Research, as reported in Environmental Leader, the indoor air quality market is expected to rapidly increase by 2020. 


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In Review: The Experience Day 2

April 26, 2014

The second day of The Experience Conference and Exhibition in Frisco, TX kicked off the same way that the first day did – with learning and education.


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In Review: The Experience Day 1

Recapping the education, demos and events from Day 1 of The Experience Conference and Exhibition.
April 25, 2014

Thursday, April 24, began with education. 


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“Smart” Hardwood Floors? Quebec Manufacturer Says Floor Improves IAQ

Pure Genius is being dubbed by Lauzon as “the world’s first smart hardwood floor.”
March 26, 2014

Lauzon, a Quebec-based flooring manufacturer, has developed a flooring line that it calls “Pure Genius.” It claims it can make indoor air up to 85% cleaner.


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Five Business Tips from a Highly Successful Cleaner

March 5, 2014

We stumbled upon a story recently in the Charlotte Observer that profiled Chris Souk, an Oxi-Fresh franchisee in the greater Charlotte area that was also the franchise’s top cleaner – of about 250 franchises – in 2013.


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Who Wins – a Carpet Cleaning CEO or Yelp?

A Virginia carpet cleaner went head-to-head with Yelp in court after seeing a series of anonymous negative reviews about his business on the popular website
January 14, 2014

So who do you think won – a carpet cleaner or Yelp?


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Surprising Social Media Trends

It’s estimated that 93% of marketers use social media in some way for business purposes
December 4, 2013

We’ve covered social media here before and how crucial it is to growing your business and attracting new customers, but according to a recent story on Buffer, it may be much more impactful than we all give it credit for.


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From Burning Houses to Hot Slots: Recapping The Experience Convention & Trade Show

Event was held from September 4-7 in Las Vegas
November 1, 2013

The Experience Convention & Trade Show was held from September 4-7 in Las Vegas - and what a jam-packed few days it was.


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Hard Surface Flooring Demand on the Rise

Rebounding building construction and strong consumer interest in alternatives to carpeting are leading a hard flooring revival.
September 1, 2013

According to a recent study by The Freedonia Group, Inc., hard surface flooring is in the midst of a revival – so much so that it’s expected to increase in demand by 5% to total about 9.3 billion square feet and encompass a $13.8 billion market by 2017.


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“Cross Examination: The LIVE Courtroom Experience” Coming to The Experience Convention & Trade Show Sept. 4

Jeff Bishop, Jim Holland, Charles Cressy, Ron Reese and Barry Costa will also be a part of the production
September 1, 2013

We here at ICS Cleaning Specialist and Restoration & Remediation are pleased to bring a very special event to the Gold Sponsor Programs at The Experience Convention & Trade Show on the morning of Wednesday, September 4. 


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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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The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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