Articles by Aaron Groseclose

Show Me The Green

Consumers and government agencies are not the only ones who are driving the interest (or requirement) of using products and systems that are environmentally preferable or "green." Look at the success of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Program. If you are cleaning Class A commercial buildings, your customer may want to quality for this program, and you will need to use green products and procedures to help them achieve that certification.
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The Rug Cleaning Specialist: Road Map to Rug Identification

In past pre-cleaning inspection articles we discussed the potential to make costly mistakes when working with the expensive rugs of your clients.
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Cleaning, Conservation and Restoration of Fine Rugs

Who would you call to clean your museum collection of Navajo rugs, or a newly discovered pre-Columbian textile? Recently, I began a series of visits to unique rug plants around the country. This month we are going to profile two very specialized companies - Robert Mann Oriental Rugs in Denver and Talisman in Santa Cruz, Calif. Both companies specialize in cleaning museum-quality textiles.
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The Rug Cleaning Specialist 10 Years Later

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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