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Spring “Experience” Show Expands Hands-On Learning Sessions

The hands-on demonstrations will take place in the expo hall and as part of the overall program
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Experience Events, LLC has expanded its hands-on training for the Convention & Expo, scheduled for April 24-26 in Dallas/Frisco, Texas. 


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Just Ask Jess: What’s the Best Way to Clean Rayon?

Rayon can be tricky to clean, as there are many issues
By Jessika James
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Rayon is the weakest fiber when wet and can literally fall apart or tear under your upholstery tool.


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How to Treat Fleas in Carpet

Fleas are a nuisance, but they are a fact of life in many homes with pets.
By Jeff Bishop
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Fleas brought in by pets - particularly multiple pets - can be a major problem when they transfer from the animal to other fleecy materials, such as carpet and upholstery, and then lay their eggs and multiply.


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Diversification: Are You in the “Yes” Business?

Marketing yourself has as much to do with what you can do for your customers while you’re at their location - or through special requests - as it does with advertising your services
By Hank Unck
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Every time you can say “yes” to a customer’s requests for additional services, you increase your profit potential and reinforce a relationship that virtually guarantees repeat business, because you become more valuable to them. 


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Know the Code: Fact vs. Fiction on Upholstery Cleaning Codes

Do you know your upholstery cleaning codes?
By Jeff Bishop
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Upholstery cleaning codes actually originated as colorfastness codes. They were designed to give consumers and cleaners some idea about which fabrics and dye systems would withstand exposure to water and which ones could not.


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An upholstery protector for natural and synthetic fibers

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Maximum Upholstery Protector is “an exclusive solvent-based upholstery and drapery protector to provide an invisible barrier against water and oil-based soils and spills.


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A spotter for all

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Pro Choice’s Amazing Rinse Free Spot-All is a spotter for all cleaning environments and fiber types.


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Do I Really Need a Spotting Kit?

By Gordon Hanks
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Not very long ago a “professional” carpet cleaner expressed, “I don’t need no spotting kit - I just give the spot an extra squirt of pre-spray and then kick it with my foot a couple of times.”
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Warning… We Have an Upholstery Emergency

By Gordon Hanks
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So what’s the emergency? Hopefully you don’t have one, but a professional cleaner I recently talked to needed a total makeover on his upholstery cleaning process.


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IICRC Developing New Standards On Stone Maintenance/Restoration, Upholstery Cleaning

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The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced the formation of consensus bodies for the development of a new BSR-IICRC


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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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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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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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