Articles by Aaron Groseclose

The Rug Cleaning Specialist 10 Years Later

March 14, 2006
It was 10 years ago when I first discussed with Howard Olansky, the co-founder of ICS Cleaning Specialist, the idea of doing a column on rug cleaning. He gave me the green light, and I appreciate your interest in reading "The Rug Cleaning Specialist" during the past decade.
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Pre-Cleaning Inspection of Hand-Knotted Rugs

January 12, 2006
In a previous article we discussed the pre-cleaning inspection of specialty rugs. This time we will look at potential problems with hand-knotted rugs.
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Oriental Rug Cleaning Approaches the Century Mark

December 8, 2005
Occasionally, The Rug Cleaning Specialist turns its attention to some of the premier rug cleaning companies around the country, visiting several plants to see what makes them successful. This month we take a look at Oriental Rug Cleaning Co. in Dallas.
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A New Cleaning Trend: Anti-Allergen Services

October 7, 2005
The rug-cleaning specialist is a person who works with customers who tend to have valuable home furnishings. This customer is more affluent, better educated, and concerned about health and safety issues.
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Pre-Cleaning Inspection of Specialty Rugs

July 12, 2005
The most important step in rug cleaning occurs before the cleaning process begins. This process is the pre-cleaning inspection of the rug.
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Carpet Diem

March 8, 2005
What is the current state of the rug market? It is strong as ever. In fact, U.S. machine-made rugs can stake claim to about 16 percent of all domestic soft floor coverings.
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Identifying Karastan Rugs

November 11, 2004
Karastan first began manufacturing rugs in 1928. The original company was part of the department store giant Marshall Field of Chicago. It was called "The Wonder Rug" at the 1938 World's Fair. Today, Karastan is located in Eden, NC, and falls under the umbrella of Mohawk Industries, Inc.
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Cleaning Wool Rugs and the Mystery of pH

September 14, 2004
During the last few years, rug cleaners have received mixed signals on pH levels for their cleaning solutions. Is there something new under the sun?
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Profile: Carousel Carpet Mills

April 15, 2004
Carousel Mills is a manufacturer of high-end, all-natural fiber rugs, carpet and tapestries. You may not be familiar with the brand, but you should recognize the style.
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Marketing Anti-Allergen Services

February 10, 2004
In the September 2003 installment of "The Rug Cleaning Specialist," we discussed mattress cleaning as an overlooked service. Now, let's look at marketing guidelines for allergy relief services.
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