Articles by Stanley Quentin Hulin

Floor Maintenance Enemy No. 1

October 10, 2007
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

September 18, 2007
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

August 6, 2007
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

July 12, 2007
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

June 5, 2007
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

May 14, 2007
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

April 12, 2007
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

March 2, 2007
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

February 1, 2007
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

January 1, 2007
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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Most cleaners rely on their online marketing presence to get jobs. But Google hasn't made things easy lately with their algorithm updates, which has impacted a lot of cleaning sites. Here's a look at some tips and suggestions to improve your Google ranking.
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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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