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.

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

Pure Genius is being dubbed by Lauzon as “the world’s first smart hardwood floor.”
March 26, 2014

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

March 5, 2014

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
January 14, 2014

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
December 4, 2013

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
November 1, 2013

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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Hard Surface Flooring Demand on the Rise

Rebounding building construction and strong consumer interest in alternatives to carpeting are leading a hard flooring revival.
September 1, 2013

According to a recent study by The Freedonia Group, Inc., hard surface flooring is in the midst of a revival – so much so that it’s expected to increase in demand by 5% to total about 9.3 billion square feet and encompass a $13.8 billion market by 2017.


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“Cross Examination: The LIVE Courtroom Experience” Coming to The Experience Convention & Trade Show Sept. 4

Jeff Bishop, Jim Holland, Charles Cressy, Ron Reese and Barry Costa will also be a part of the production
September 1, 2013

We here at ICS Cleaning Specialist and Restoration & Remediation are pleased to bring a very special event to the Gold Sponsor Programs at The Experience Convention & Trade Show on the morning of Wednesday, September 4. 


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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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50 Years New

April 4, 2013

It has been said that the one constant is change. Over the past few years, perhaps nothing has changed more than media - the way it is read and consumed, and therefore, the way it must be delivered.


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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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The 2013 Experience Convention & Trade Show

A look back in photos at the 2013 Experience Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas.

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