Articles by Stanley Quentin Hulin

Floor Maintenance Enemy No. 1

Sometimes we forget what floor maintenance is all about. Whether cleaning a commercial facility, a residence or an industrial campus, it all boils down to identifying and controlling soil.
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Residential Wood Floor Maintenance

The other evening I was attending a social event, conversing with some other guests, when the topic of occupation came up.
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Put Some Thought Into Vehicle Selection

Until such time as the Star Trek transporter becomes a reality, we are faced with the challenge of getting the service to the customer. Chemicals, equipment, tools, materials and personnel all have to be transported to the service location.
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Ceramic Tile and Grout Maintenance

Ceramic tile floor coverings, like all flooring, have four different maintenance periods: initial, daily/routine, periodic and restorative.
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Hard-Floor Maintenance Equipment Safety: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The power of propane-fed floor maintenance equipment is awesome. Its presence in the market has been felt since the late ‘70s, and the impact it has had is phenomenal, especially in the retail and grocery environments.
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Maintaining Granite Flooring

Natural stone flooring has been around for millennia and is not likely to disappear as a flooring material for millennia more. Stone is formed by natural geological processes, and there are literally thousands of different types available.
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Quality Rating: The Essence of Your Business

Quality is defined as a general term applicable to any trait or characteristic, whether individual or generic.
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Sizing Up the Service Area

Many times I have found myself in the precarious position of being pressed by the clock. Small, medium or large jobs, it doesn’t matter; there are time constraints that can hobble your productivity and ultimately cause the inevitable problem of not completing a task before the facility is open to the public.
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Hard Floor Maintenance Opportunities: Hard Floor Maintenance Safety: Solution Application and Mechanical Agitation

All technicians, whether apprentices or craftsmen, should remember that floor maintenance is not a risk-free occupation.
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Commercial Floor Care: Don't Hit the Baseboards

When we think of floor maintenance, we generally think only of the floor itself and the maintenance procedures performed on it. The floor actually consists of the entire system that supports it: the foundation, the subfloor/substrate, the underlayment, the finish flooring and the surface.
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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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