Articles by Jeff Bishop

Cleaning Those Beautiful Berbers

Not since General Gordon of the British Army invaded North Africa in 1898 to defeat the nomadic, Arab-influenced herdsmen known as Berbers has there been so much discussion about the carpet style that originated there.
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Major Flooding - To the Rescue!

It seemed that everywhere you turned in August and September, the news dominating the media concerned Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
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What Does "Cleaning Green" Mean?

"Green" seems to be the cleaning industry's latest marketing buzzword. I hear it attached to chemicals, equipment, processes, procedures - but what does the term really mean?
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Commercial Carpet Cleaning Conundrum - Part II

Last month we discussed why the commercial carpet cleaning conundrum evolved and what the Carpet and Rug Institute is doing with its Seal of Approval programs for vacuums, cleaning chemicals and, eventually, cleaning methods testing using X-ray fluorescent (XRF) technology from NASA.
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Commercial Carpet Cleaning Conundrum - Part 1

The Carpet and Rug Institute commissioned a survey of residential and commercial consumer attitudes toward carpet. Know what they found?
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Carpet Cleaning or Rocket Science?

I just returned from the Carpet and Rug Institute's annual membership meeting in Dalton, Ga., where the latest news is that cleaning and maintenance is the No.1 consumer concern affecting carpet selection.
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An Innovation in Commercial Carpet Cleaning

In August 2004 a new innovation in commercial carpet cleaning was introduced, an innovation that's too good to go unnoticed by the industry.
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IICRC Storm Damage Restoration Recommendations (Part 2)

This is part two of a series submitted by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification as a public service to those who suffered water-related losses due to storm damage (e.g., hurricane, tornado).
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IICRC Storm Damage Restoration Recommendations - Part 1

It seems that everywhere you turned during August and September, the news dominating the media, especially The Weather Channel, was all about the succession of hurricanes in Florida and their aftermath along most of the Eastern seaboard.
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Air Filtration Devices on Disaster Jobs

At least once a week, I get calls about the use of HEPA-rated (99.97 percent at 0.3 microns) air filtration devices (AFDs), negative air machines, and air scrubbers on disaster restoration jobs.
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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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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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