Articles by Aaron Groseclose

To Bleach or Not To Bleach?

During several recent rug seminars, the topic of bleach has become of interest. Should a rug cleaning specialist use bleach? Let’s take a look at this controversial subject.


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Rug Touring in England

This past May, Certified Master Rug Cleaner hosted a second rug and cultural tour to the United Kingdom.


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Silk Rugs: What Can a Cleaner Do?

In my last article, which appeared in the May issue of ICS, we discussed rayon viscous or artificial silk that is often assumed by rug owners to be the real deal. This time we will look at silk – a true luxury fiber.


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Rayon: A Rug Specialist’s Challenge

Designers have embraced the silk-like look of rayon for garments, upholstery fabrics and area rugs. But rayon rugs present many challenges for rug cleaners, as this fiber doesn’t hold up to foot traffic and consumer do-it-yourself spotting/cleaning.


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Rug Repair Part 6: Torn Corners and How to Repair the Problem

Corner repairs are probably one of the most common “rug fixes” needed by your customers.

Area rug corners get a lot of wear and tear. Foot traffic across corners is particularly damaging.


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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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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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Rug Repair: How to Deal with Worn Fringes

Customers are often very concerned about fringe appearance, as they want them white and clean

Rugs are, to a great extent, fashion. The current trend is away from fringe. However, the majority of rugs coming into wash plants have fringe.


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Rug Repair Part II: Rug-End Securing

The most common repair request is correcting damage to a rug’s ends.

Last time we discussed general principles of rug repair and how to get started. So if you are reading this, it is a sign you want to be a “rug fixer.”


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Rug Repair Part I: An Introduction to Rug Conservation, Restoration and Repair

Rug repair is a craft requiring knowledge and skill.

Why offer rug repair? Being a full service rug cleaning and restoration facility sets you apart from most carpet cleaners that also offer rug cleaning.


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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.

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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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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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