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Closeup photo of carpet fibers with a wicking stain
September 28, 2018 Jim Smith

How to Remove Reappearing Carpet Spots

Wicking spots reoccur after cleaned carpeting has dried. Rather than try to stop the wicking, let the spot wick onto something else.



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August 9, 2018 Amanda Hosey

Come Clean on Carpet Chemical Terms

Carpet cleaning is a complex process with many types of cleaners available; it can be hard to keep them all straight. Download our infographic to learn about the different types of carpet protectors and chemicals involved in carpet cleaning.

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Carpet Care Terms Infographic
July 6, 2018 Amanda Hosey

Scrub Up on Carpet Cleaning Methods, Tools, and Terms

Refer to this handy infographic to learn the basics about several carpet cleaning methods including hot water extraction, dry compound cleaning, absorbent pad cleaning, encapsulation, and dry foam cleaning.

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Maintenance of an upright vacuum
June 6, 2018 Michael Schaffer

Maintenance of Cleaning Equipment

One way BSCs can potentially cut expenses is to better maintain and even perform light repairs on the cleaning equipment they use every day.

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Carpet encapsulation
February 1, 2017 Larry Cooper

A Step-by-Step Guide to Encapsulation

Use this step-by-step guide to carpet care for training your teams.

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Want a Guaranteed Profit Increase?
December 30, 2016 Cliff Beiser

Want a Guaranteed Profit Increase?

Wrangle up more money in your budget by properly maintaining a building’s assets. Here's an example of how to do that with carpet.

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Six Steps to Prepare Your Facility for Winter
September 2, 2016 Joel Craddock

Six Steps to Prepare Your Facility for Winter

Waiting to devise a winter maintenance plan until the first signs of snow and ice is a mistake.

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The Chemistry of Cleaning
March 17, 2016 Karen Ellison PhD & Cody Wilson

The Chemistry of Cleaning

Most of us cringe when we see the word chemistry; we either avoided the subject completely in school, or have not-so-fond memories from class of trying to understand what a double bond is and why it’s important.

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Vacuums
February 5, 2016

Vacuums

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How to Make High-Performance Mats Last
February 5, 2016 Adam Strizzi

How to Make High-Performance Mats Last

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New Carpet Trends for 2016
December 28, 2015 Lew Migliore

New Carpet Trends for 2016

The ever-changing world of carpet continues to evolve with technology, styling, size, shape, daring colors, and cutting-edge innovations, and there does not appear to be an end in sight.

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Is That Carpet Clean?
December 23, 2015 Larry Cooper

Is That Carpet Clean?

Can your customers tell the difference between clean and soiled carpet? More than likely, they cannot. It is our job as professionals to assist in this process.

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The After-Party for Carpets
December 22, 2015 Robert Kravitz

The After-Party for Carpets

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Protect With Entryway Mats
December 17, 2015 Joel Craddock

Protect With Entryway Mats

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Education Breakdown
September 29, 2015 CMM Staff

Education Breakdown

ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2015 will offer nearly 50 convention seminars across nine tracks for cleaning industry professionals.

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A Look at Air Movers
September 29, 2015 Doug Berjer

A Look at Air Movers

Carpet cleaning technicians and contractors that clean carpets often struggle with drying times. The client obviously wants the carpet to dry as fast as possible so the area can be put back into service. However, this can present a safety issue.

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