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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.

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January 2014 Technical Tips

Remove the Uncertainty

Upholstery cleaning can be like carpet cleaning. Here’s how.

I have had discussions with cleaners about upholstery cleaning for decades, and I’ve often wondered why upholstery cleaning services represent as much as 50 percent of the residential cleaning volume of a few companies, and less than 10 percent of the volume of most others.


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What's Your Hurry?

The dangers of rushing through furniture cleaning.
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Selling Fine Fabric Cleaning

Three ways to lead into your ''consultative selling approach.''
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IICRC continues to seek volunteers for standards updates

VANCOUVER, WA — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) continues to seek volunteers to serve on the consensus bodies for the development of a new BSR-IICRC S210 and the revision of IICRC S300.
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Coded for cleaning

MUKILTEO, WA — ASTM International fabric codes help prevent cleaning errors.
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US products release 6.13

Coded for Cleaning ASTM International Fabric Codes Help Prevent Cleaning Errors Mukilteo, WA – It is often difficult to identify the type of fabric used on upholstered furniture. This can
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Leather cleaning system

Kleenrite Chemical announces the LeatherPlus® Cleaning System, a simple and effective method for cleaning and maintaining all types of leather that is biodegradable, user safe and nontoxic. LeatherPlus boasts
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Photo of the Month Contest

The winner this month is Teddy Moon of TM Carpet Cleaning and Restoration in Marysville, WA. Teddy will receive a chemical prize package worth $500. Teddy describes this particular
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Agreement reached to end confusion in insurance restoration marketplace

KELOWNA, BC — Esporta Wash Systems Inc. and the Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network (CRDN) have come to an agreement to discontinue the use of Esporta''s CCRN brand name.
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IICRC developing new S210 Standard

VANCOUVER, WA — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces the formation of a consensus body for the development of a new BSR-IICRC S210 Standard and Reference Guide on Dimensional Stone Maintenance and Restoration.
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