Articles by Eric Fish

Are You in the Know? Examining Industry Training Programs

Here’s an overview of four of the biggest training programs in the industry, told from the perspectives of the people who have attended the courses and seen their businesses benefit accordingly
August 6, 2013

You might have heard the quote, “Those who can’t do, teach.” That’s hardly the case in the cleaning and restoration industry.


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Women in Cleaning and Restoration

This feature will highlight several of these women who are – and are continuing – to shape the industry as we know it.
August 6, 2013

Traditionally in the carpet cleaning industry, it’s the women who are the target customers, not the owners, cleaners and educators. But women are playing a more prominent role today than ever before in the cleaning and restoration sectors.


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The 2013 ICS Market Trends Study

We targeted 5,780 active, qualified ICS Cleaning Specialist subscribers in order to gauge current and future usage and purchasing trends of carpet cleaning and restoration chemicals and more
August 6, 2013

Are you curious about today’s equipment and services trends in the cleaning and restoration industry? You’ve come to the right place.


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How Do You Diversify? A Look at Some Highly-Effective Add-Ons

Deck cleaning, leather cleaning/repair and wood floor cleaning...
June 17, 2013

Haugland Bros. Carpet and Wood Care (Naperville, IL) can do two things for your deck: protect your investment in wood and transform an ugly, dirty deck into a neighborhood masterpiece.


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Five Things to Know about Air Duct Cleaning

Duct cleaning is an important service, especially applicable to customers with allergies.
June 17, 2013

Air duct cleaning is becoming an increasingly popular add-on among carpet cleaning businesses today.


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Bio-Hazard/Trauma Cleaning: On the Job with Dan Bowen

A lack of proper training and certification, Bowen says, is one of the biggest problems with the field as it is today
June 17, 2013

Like so many others today that are involved in bio-hazard, trauma and crime scene cleaning, there’s a personal tragedy that ignited Dan Bowen’s interest and involvement in the field.


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Truckmounts: The Key Cog to Many Add-On Services

Carpet Tech has grown and expanded as the technology in the industry has evolved
June 17, 2013

Carpet Tech has a lot in its arsenal of service offerings. The one thing that most of the company’s add-ons have in common is that they rely on arguably the piece of equipment that’s most synonymous with the cleaning industry – the truckmount.


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Texas, DKI and Sunsets: News and Views from The Experience Conference & Exhibition

There's plenty of newsworthy things to report on. Oh, and pictures of sunsets, too.
April 22, 2013

The inaugural Experience Conference & Exhibition was held from April 17-20 at the Hilton in Clearwater Beach, FL. The three-day event was packed with news, hands-on demonstrations and important info. Let's begin:


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Carpet: 4,000x Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat?

According to research detailed in a Men's Health article, carpeting contains 200,000 bacteria per square inch
March 25, 2013

Pop Quiz: What’s 4,000x dirtier than a toilet seat, contains 200,000 bacteria per square inch and is home to hundreds of thousands of different species?


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Starting a Rug Washing Center? Here’s What You Need to Know

There are more rugs on the planet now than there have ever been before
March 1, 2013

If you’re looking to get serious with rug washing, what do you really need to have on hand and what do you really need to know?


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