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Carpet Scrubbers 101

Carpet Scrubbers 101

  How To Choose The Right Scrubber For Carpet Care, And How To Make It Work For You Which scrubber will be best in a particular application? Sometimes there can be a bit of head scratching. There are a few styes of low moisture scrubbers. In the next few paragraphs I will briefly review 4 of the primary low moisture scrubbing machine ... Read More »

The Experience/Mikey’s Fest Pet Rescue Raffle prize list


The Experience/Mikey’s Fest “Adopt A Pet Resuce” Raffle prize List All ticket sales will go 100% to a local Pet Rescue society. Ticket prices 1 for $5.00 5 for $20 30 for $100 70 for $200 120 for $300 160 for $400 220 for $500 HOSS700 Rotary Extractor $3000 RX20 Rotary Extractor $3350 Rotovac 360XL Rotary Extractor $2500 20″ Brush Pro Counter Rotating Brush ... Read More »

The Anatomy of a Successful Entrepreneur- Ivan Turner


In the sphere of business there are countless stories of success, wealth accumulation, financial freedom, life styles of the rich and famous and a life worth living that comes from outré entrepreneurs that appear to have the Midas touch. Once they have reached the zenith, their stories develop into an open book for all to embrace, disregard, or emulate. It’s ... Read More »

Action Plan vs. Reaction Plan ~ Ivan Turner


So what is an Action Plan? If it is important to the sustainability of a business, then why aren’t more businesses creating an Action Plan for their business? An Action Plan in its simplest form is a written plan of actions that MUST be implemented for a business to achieve its goals. Obviously, Action plans are born from the Strategic ... Read More »

Whiter than White!~ Jim Pemberton


I am often contacted by cleaners who are frustrated when their customer washes a cushion cover (after removing it from the cushion foam) in the wash and expecting them to match the results on the body of the furniture. This is especially difficult with off white fabrics made from natural fibers. The cushion will often look “whiter” because the fabric ... Read More »

oh, to be a Carpet Cleaner..


. . . . . .  “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”  . . . . . . . ~Rabindranath Tagore . . .. . .    with due credit to Jim. Read More »

John and Lora Olson Receive 2014 Ralph Bloss Humanitarian Award


From ICS magazine John and Lora Olson, owners of Superior Cleaning Solutions (Orem, UT), were presented with the 2014 ICS Cleaning Specialist Ralph Bloss Humanitarian Award Thursday during an evening reception at The Experience Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. The Olsons fundraise year-round for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. They host an annual auction in which all of ... Read More »

The Importance of Taking a Creativity Break


A short vacation. A bike ride. A relaxing walk. An afternoon just chilling out. Time with a good book. Listening to some good music. Taking in some art. Enjoying an excellent meal. Heading to a park to enjoy nature. What do these have in common? A break from the routine gives your brain a chance to open up to new ... Read More »

ARCS at The Experience @ 9/2014 Las Vegas


The ARCS Educational Program The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) was formed by members of the rug care community with the goal of advancing the art, business, and science of rug care. In the tradition of rug care organizations that came before, ARCS has developed a program of educational classes designed specifically for in-plant rug cleaners. Core topics such ... Read More »