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It's easy to start a business. It's difficult to grow it to create a healthy, thriving company. In this section, you will discover expert advice on how to effectively start, manage and operate a cleaning or restoration business. From hiring and firing, better staff management, implementing management tools in small and large operations, it's important to make necessary changes in your business to ensure that you succeed in this industry.


Many business owners and managers find that competing in today's market is intensely challenging, but most of them quickly learn that diversifying and offering additional services is a profitable solution. Whether you are diversifying into upholstery cleaning, duct cleaning, rug cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, odor control, specialized spot and stain removal, color repair or any ancillary service offering, you will find the expert advice you need.

Marketing & Advertising

Although technical expertise is important in any business operation, finding clients and getting them to do business with you is key to success. Marketing your services, advertising it effectively, developing referrals, using modern media, expanding your client base and successful networking are all part of this industry topic. Learn how to do all this whether you operate a carpet cleaning or restoration company — or both.

Carpet Care

Carpet cleaning is a technical industry, and in this section you will find all you need to know about how to do your work, increasing productivity and profitability, keeping up-to-date with new techniques and systems and much more. Whether it is carpet cleaning maintenance, restoration cleaning, low moisture carpet maintenance, spot and stain removal, odor control or virtually any topic related to carpet care that you are searching for, use the following resources to find the answers that work for you.

Equipment & Tools

Improvements in carpet cleaning and restoration equipment and tools give you the competitive edge that you deserve. We keep you up-to-date on what you need for your business. Whether it is in the category of truckmounts, portable extractors, low-moisture tools, dehumidifiers, airmovers or virtually any accessory in the cleaning and restoration industries, you will find expert advice on what the market currently provides.

Upholstery Care

Successful carpet cleaning companies find upholstery cleaning to be a vital part of their profitable businesses, but many find it to be a challenging technical skill to master. Use these resources to learn all aspects of successful upholstery cleaning, from fiber identification to cleaning method choice and chemical selection and more. Learn how to identify potential challenges, such as shrinkage and color bleeding, and what you can do to avoid them.


The disaster restoration industry is evolving with constant improvements in technical expertise, equipment usage, marketing techniques and management systems. Whether you are involved in water damage restoration, fire and smoke damage restoration, structural drying, death scene cleaning or virtually any aspect of the restoration industry, you will find success by using the following resources.

Hard Floor Care

Business owners and managers know that in today's market, offering hard floor care services is not only profitable, it's often a necessity for business growth. Whether it is tile and grout cleaning, wood floor care, marble polishing or simply routine maintenance, use the following resources to do the job correctly. In addition, our sister publication, Cleaning & Maintenance Management, is published for contract cleaners and in-house cleaning professionals and there are many addition resources available on those pages when it comes to hard floor care.


Cleanfax magazine delivers timely news that carpet cleaning and disaster restoration business owners want and need. If you need to know about it, you will find it here.

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Cleanfax Insider

The Cleanfax Insider is the #1 online weekly informational resource center for all carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, business management and marketing challenges. Keep up-to-date with best practices, breaking news and trends.

Cleanfax Restoration Insider

The Cleanfax Restoration Insider is the information market leader that keeps all disaster restoration business owners up-to-date on what they need to build their businesses. Whether it is technical expertise, marketing tips or management advice, news and events, this monthly publication is an all-encompassing source of advice demanded by industry veterans and newcomers alike.

Photo Contest

Every carpet cleaning and disaster restoration company has photos of some of their more interesting jobs. Turn those photos into something more. For an opportunity to win a $500 chemical prize package from Solutions by Steam Pros, send your images and a brief 100-word description on how you obtained your results to Jeff Cross, senior editor at, or 193 Purple Finch Loop, Pataskala, OH 43062. Contest rules available by request.

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The equipment, tools and products on the pages of Cleanfax are exactly what carpet cleaning and disaster restoration business owners need to better build their businesses. Take advantage of what is available as you continue to increase profitability.

Product Focus

Quality products are the backbone of any carpet cleaning or disaster restoration business. As a business owner or manager, you want the best products for your staff. All of this is available on the pages of Cleanfax. Simply direct your mouse to learn about the equipment you need to continue to grow a profitable business.

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There’s no need to look very far for what you need for your business. It’s all provided in the Cleanfax sponsored promotion program. Watch your inbox or look at the pages of Cleanfax and take advantage of equipment, tools and products any successful carpet cleaning or disaster restoration business needs.