Articles by Aaron Groseclose

Anti-Allergen Cleaning

Whether in good times or bad, it is always worth your while to take a look at services with the potential to help increase sales in your existing carpet cleaning business.
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Oriental Rugs and Water Loss

Due to the series of flooding tragedies in the Midwest, the times seems right to discuss water damage and its impact on Oriental rugs. The homeowner or insurance company may request heroic action due to the potential value of some semi-antique or antique rugs.
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The Moore Co. and the Emergence of New Equipment

In-plant rug cleaning has a long history in the United States and Europe. In the 1950s the U.S. had more than...
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10 Myths About Oriental Rugs

Oriental rugs seem to be steeped in the mysteries of the East. It can start with a rug retailer giving a “little story” with the rug to enhance the sale, or just wrong information that is repeated so many times it takes on a life of its own. So, like television’s MythBusters, let’s bust a few rug myths.
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Cleaning Wool Fiber Rugs

In several of the calls I have recently received from novice rug cleaners, they describe a rug only as “wool” or “silk.”
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Hand-Tufted Rugs - Part II

With the growing popularity of area rugs, many consumers have stayed with the traditional Oriental rug, while others want a varied and contemporary look that can be found with hand-tufted rugs.

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Hand-Tufted Rugs - Part 1

One of the trends in soft floor covering the rug specialist should be aware of is the hand-tufted rug. This rug has become very popular in the last 20 years, and varies widely in design, color, and quality. It also comes with several cleaning concerns.
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The Rug Renovating Company - A League of Its Own

The Rug Renovating Company, the oldest rug cleaning business in the United States, was founded in 1896 in New York and has been family owned and operated continuously since that time.
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The Rug Cleaning Specialist: Rugs from Pakistan

The country of Pakistan was formed from the northwest area of India in 1947. This also marked the beginning of its rug weaving industry.
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Emmanuel's: Since 1907 and Still Going Strong

Emmanuel’s Rug & Upholstery in Seattle is one of the oldest and most respected rug-cleaning companies in the country. It is a fourth-generation family owned and operated business, with the fifth generation now working there as well.
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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

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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