Carpet/Rug/Upholstery Cleaning

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

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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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Practicality in Portables

Is a truckmount system needed to perform hot-water extraction? Not necessarily.


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Traffic Lane Cleaning Tips and Tricks

In commercial facilities, all you need to do is follow the trail of dirt, oil, asphalt, food or coffee spills (aka “traffic lane grunge”) to know where the busiest areas are.


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Combating Carpet Mold

You already know that molds can produce toxins. And while there is always a little mold everywhere—in the air and on many surfaces—when mold spores drop on places where there is excessive moisture, they can become a health hazard.


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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.

Podcasts

Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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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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