Articles by Jeffrey Stouffer

Wands and Extraction Tools: A Primer

The cleaning wand, that ubiquitous instrument wielded with casual precision by legions of professional technicians, is at once a tool of monumental importance yet so common it is often regarded as little more than an afterthought.
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Right Around the Corner

A little more than a month from now, the 2007 Connections Convention and Trade Show will fling wide its doors and welcome the collective mass of cleaners, restorers, distributors, manufacturers and others who have made their way to the Las Vegas Hilton.
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What Was It About Bob?

For those who may not have heard, Robert “Bob” Wittkamp, well-known industry figure, ICS columnist and consummate cleaning professional, died June 13. He was 64 years old.
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Taking It Out for a Test Drive

This month ICS is kicking the tires on a new multimedia approach aimed at delivering to you a much more comprehensive, in-depth editorial package. Ladies and gentlemen, start your search engines.
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Connections Conference 2007: Clear Sailing in Clearwater

Those fortunate enough to attend the 2007 Connections Conference and Exhibition in Clearwater, Fla., saw sun, sand and one of the more interesting educational lineups in recent memory.
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The CRI SOA: A Round Table Discussion

The Carpet and Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval Program has been a source of controversy in the pages of ICS, on industry Bulletin Boards, at trade shows and everywhere in between.
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Don't Overlook the Message to the Masses

Regular readers of ICS and visitors to the ICS Bulletin Board are by now quite familiar with the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval Program and the controversy surrounding it.
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The ICS 2007 Disaster Restoration & Remediation Market Study

The ICS Disaster Restoration & Remediation Market Study is an examination of the mechanisms, both mechanical and organic, impacting the direction of the restoration and remediation marketplace.
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Editorial Comment: Leverage Your Opportunities

The first vacuum cleaner was developed by an Englishman named Hubert Booth in 1901. It was a monstrous device requiring several men to operate it, and a horse and wagon to pull it through the street.
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2007 Carpet-Cleaning Chemical Market Study

Welcome to ICS Cleaning Specialist magazine’s fifth commissioned market study designed to measure the opinions and preferences of floor care and restoration professionals as they pertain to the use of carpet-cleaning chemicals and equipment. The size and scope of the study dictates that only certain responses can be represented here; see the “ICS Market Study” box at the end of the feature for more information.
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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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Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

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While winter is considered the "slow season" for carpet cleaners, it can also be a season of great opportunity. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun offers advice for keeping revenue consistent during the cold weather months so you're thriving - and not just surviving - the winter.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine


2015 Jan/Feb

The Jan/Feb ICS issue features content on cleaning services during the winter time, commercial cleaning, rug cleaning, new with rugs, marketing for restoration and new products.

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Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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