Articles by Aaron Groseclose

Mattress Cleaning: An Overlooked Service

September 15, 2003
Many vendors are offering mattress-cleaning business opportunities. Why is this service getting so much attention? Mattress cleaning and allergen removal really started in Europe about 15 years ago. It is a multi-million dollar business, with approximately 4,500 companies now offering the service.
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The American Sarouk

July 15, 2003
The last three installments of “The Rug Cleaning Specialist” have looked at key Persian rugs. This review would not be complete without including rugs from the Sarouk area.
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Kerman Carpets

May 9, 2003
This is another in a series of looks at key Persian rugs. Kermans are one of the most commonly encountered hand-knotted rugs. In 1270 Marco Polo praised the carpets of Kerman as a marvel to see, and his description is still apt today.
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Identifying and Understanding the Gabbeh Rug

March 10, 2003
In the December 2002 issue of ICS magazine we examined the Hamadan rug. This time we will look at a rug that comes from southwestern Persia – the Gabbeh.
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The Persian Hamadan Rug

December 10, 2002
The United States imposed a ban on Iranian products in 1987 in response to clashes in the Persian Gulf. Since the embargo ended two years ago, the floodgates have opened and the United States has seen new Persian carpets arrive literally by the boatload.
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Moths: The Enemy of Wool Rugs

October 22, 2002

The professional rug cleaner should know how to identify the clothes moth, the damage the moths can do, how to get rid of them and how to protect a rug from further damage.


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Rug Repair: Fringe Work

August 14, 2002
I recently presented an overview of rug repair and examined a simple side cord repair. This time we will look at the most common repair your customer will need: end or fringe work.
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Rug Display Made Easy

April 15, 2002
In the last two Rug Specialist articles, we discussed some simple rug repairs. While rug display is not a repair, it will require some needlework and attention to detail that you can provide your customer.
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Anti-Allergen Cleaning, Part II

July 12, 2001
With this much interest by the consumer in anti-allergen cleaning, it’s curious the professional carpet cleaner has been so slow to market their services to this segment of the population.
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Anti-Allergen Cleaning: A Service For The New Millennium

May 7, 2001
We in the cleaning industry have intuitively known all along that a clean home or work place promotes health. Now, recent scientific work is proving our point.
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