Carpet/Rug/Upholstery Cleaning

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

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Get (and Keep) More Customers by Understanding the 6 Reasons People Clean

A big mistake that cleaners make is not realizing that people clean their carpet, floors and fabrics for more reasons than just how it looks.


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To Bleach or Not To Bleach?

During several recent rug seminars, the topic of bleach has become of interest. Should a rug cleaning specialist use bleach? Let’s take a look at this controversial subject.


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The Future of Truckmount Development: The ICS Roundtable

It was the late Judson Jones who is widely credited for the creation of the first truckmount way back in the late 1950s.


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Back to Basics: A Step-by-Step Overview on Upholstery Cleaning

Cleaning today’s upholstered furniture successfully depends on knowing two things: what the fabric is made out of and which cleaning method will most effectively remove the soil without changing the color or the texture.


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Rug Touring in England

This past May, Certified Master Rug Cleaner hosted a second rug and cultural tour to the United Kingdom.


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The Value of a Portable Extractor in a Rug Cleaning Plant

In-plant rug cleaning operations in the professional cleaning industry range in size from small shops with a few rugs per week to large shops doing multiple rugs per hour on a continuous basis.


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The Rotary Extractor: Is it for YOU?

The five major players in rotary extraction sounded off about this unique piece of cleaning equipment.

I was very interested with the introduction of the HydraMaster RX-20 many years ago, which was the first of the rotary extractors on the market.


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Previewing the 2015 ICE Expo

ICE Expo returns to Vegas for its second year this January.

The International Cleaning Experts (ICE) Expo is returning to the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas this January 29-30 for its second show and appears primed to build off of the successes of the inaugural 2014 show.


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Business Might: Leveraging Fortune 500 Technologies in Your Cleaning Company

Vertical market. Big data. SaaS. The cloud. They’re all modern-day buzz words for an ever-changing business environment.


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New Markets for Disinfectant Services

MRSA has also shown up at other sports facilities from professional lacrosse venues to high school stadiums and locker rooms.


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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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Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.

Podcasts

The winter slow season is a great time to pursue commercial cleaning accounts and stay busy. John "the Hitman" Braun solicited questions from thousands of cleaners across the country regarding their questions on commercial cleaning accounts and answers them in this episode of the show.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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