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

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New Products and Technologies

Here’s a look at the latest products, technologies and innovations in the cleaning and restoration industry.

Featured Product

An exclusive look at a new and notable product.

Must See Product Gallery

Here you’ll find some of the most up-to-date innovations and technologies currently on the market.

Cleaning & Restoration Breaking News

Here’s a look at the latest headlines in the cleaning and restoration industry.

Cleaning & Restoration Association News

Stay up to date on what all the industry associations are up to here.

Cleaning & Restoration Industry News

Notable news, announcements and milestones in the industry.

Setting the Standard

News on certification and standard-setting.

Cleaning & Restoration Tools and Gadgets

That carpet isn’t going to clean itself. Here’s a look at some of the hardware to help you get the job done.

Carpet Cleaning Business Management

This zone covers everything regarding how to make your business highly successful.

Carpet/Rug/Upholstery Cleaning

Tips, techniques and advice on removing even the toughest spots and stains in carpet and furniture.

Hard Floor Maintenance

VCT, wood, tile – you name it – it’s covered in this section.


This zone covers everything about restoration, from water damage, to natural disasters to fire and smoke.

In My Experience

Our team of cleaning and restoration experts talk about best practices and how to handle certain situations.

Truckmount Equipment / Accessories

Everything you wanted to know about truckmounts, and more.

Carpet Cleaning Business Marketing

From mobile platforms to Xactimate, here you’ll find info on the software and technology to make business run smoother.

Web Exclusive Features

The same great stories, but only available to you online.

50 Year Anniversary

ICS celebrated 50 years as a publication in February 2013 and we celebrated by paying tribute to many of those who helped shape the cleaning and restoration industry.



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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.


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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Social Media

Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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Get Paid! (ebook)
Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.

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