Editor's Blog

Editor's Blog
ICS editor Eric Fish sounds off on events, news and all the latest hot topics surrounding the carpet cleaning and restoration industries.

Check out This Cool New “Museum of Carpets”

There are over 13,000 exhibits and items total, which include the likes of thread work samples, metalwork, carpets, photographs and fabrics.

It’s hard not to miss the giant rolled carpet that covers the new five-story Azerbaijan State Museum of Carpets in Baku. 


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Could This App Help You Land More Cleaning Jobs?

Would you ever use an app like this to get more commercial jobs for your cleaning company?

It’s called CleanDrop. 


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IAQ Market Revenue Expected to Rapidly Increase

The forecast says that worldwide revenue will grow by about 80% to an estimated $5.6 billion

According to a forecast from Navigant Research, as reported in Environmental Leader, the indoor air quality market is expected to rapidly increase by 2020. 


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In Review: The Experience Day 2

The second day of The Experience Conference and Exhibition in Frisco, TX kicked off the same way that the first day did – with learning and education.


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In Review: The Experience Day 1

Recapping the education, demos and events from Day 1 of The Experience Conference and Exhibition.

Thursday, April 24, began with education. 


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“Smart” Hardwood Floors? Quebec Manufacturer Says Floor Improves IAQ

Pure Genius is being dubbed by Lauzon as “the world’s first smart hardwood floor.”

Lauzon, a Quebec-based flooring manufacturer, has developed a flooring line that it calls “Pure Genius.” It claims it can make indoor air up to 85% cleaner.


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Five Business Tips from a Highly Successful Cleaner

We stumbled upon a story recently in the Charlotte Observer that profiled Chris Souk, an Oxi-Fresh franchisee in the greater Charlotte area that was also the franchise’s top cleaner – of about 250 franchises – in 2013.


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Who Wins – a Carpet Cleaning CEO or Yelp?

A Virginia carpet cleaner went head-to-head with Yelp in court after seeing a series of anonymous negative reviews about his business on the popular website

So who do you think won – a carpet cleaner or Yelp?


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Surprising Social Media Trends

It’s estimated that 93% of marketers use social media in some way for business purposes

We’ve covered social media here before and how crucial it is to growing your business and attracting new customers, but according to a recent story on Buffer, it may be much more impactful than we all give it credit for.


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From Burning Houses to Hot Slots: Recapping The Experience Convention & Trade Show

Event was held from September 4-7 in Las Vegas

The Experience Convention & Trade Show was held from September 4-7 in Las Vegas - and what a jam-packed few days it was.


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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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2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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