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ICS Cleaning Specialist is dedicated to providing cleaning and restoration/remediation professionals with the most current and relevant information available to the industry. We make it our business to disseminate the technical knowhow and marketing knowledge in a variety of disciplines, the information you need to succeed, to the companies that need it the most. Our website, social media network (Clean Restore Connect) and monthly e-newsletter put us in reach with the click of a mouse.

ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine ceased publication with the April 2015 issue.

April 2015

Volume: 54 Issue: 3 29.37 MB (PDF) Updated: May 29th, 2015

In This Issue:
The ICS Roundtable: Green Cleaning

Take 2: Blind, Air Duct Cleaning as Add-Ons
Back to Basics: Injection Sprayers
Building a Faithful Client Base Through Newsletters

March 2015

Volume: 54 Issue: 2 21.91 MB (PDF) Updated: May 29th, 2015

In This Issue:
How to Gear Up for the Spring Cleaning Season

Inside Green Chemistry: Levels of Toxicity
ICS Roundtable: From the Executives
Terrazzo Floors 101: What You Need to Know

January / February 2015

Volume: 54 Issue: 1 31.58 MB (PDF) Updated: May 28th, 2015

Survive or Thrive in Winter?


Commercial Cleaning and the Flu
What's New with Rugs
4 Things to Know Before Getting Into Contents Cleaning

November / December 2014

Volume: 53 Issue: 9 27.65 MB (PDF) Updated: December 9th, 2014

Get (and Keep) More Customers by Understanding the 6 Reasons People Clean


How to Get Better Meter Readings
ICS Roundtable: The Future of Truckmount Development
The ICS 2014Directory and Buying Guide

October 2014

Volume: 53 Issue: 8 14.36 MB (PDF) Updated: November 21st, 2014

A Step-by-Step Overview on Upholstery Cleaning

ALSO ...

The Deodorizing Principles in Restoration
Is Facebook Advertising Still Relevant?
The Rotary Extractor - Is it for You?

September 2014

Volume: 53 Issue: 7 24.15 MB (PDF) Updated: November 21st, 2014

Business Might: Leveraging Fortune 500 Technologies in Your Cleaning Company

ALSO ...

Moisture Detection and Moisture Mapping
New Markets for Disinfectant Services
Neighborhood Marketing with Doorknob Hangers

August 2014

Volume: 53 Issue: 6 27.22 MB (PDF) Updated: November 21st, 2014

What Makes for Good Training?

ALSO ...

Combating Carpet Mold
The 3 Most Profitable Marketing Choices for Cleaners
Traffic Lane Cleaning Tips and Tricks

June/July 2014

Volume: 53 Issue: 5 30.40 MB (PDF) Updated: July 25th, 2014

If it's on the Floor, Can You Service it?


A Look at Add-Ons Worth Adding
Google Wars! Why is Google De-Ranking Cleaning Websites?
Silk Rugs: What Can a Cleaner Do?

May 2014

Volume: 53 Issue: 4 21.44 MB (PDF) Updated: May 24th, 2014

Rayon: A Rug Specialist's Challenge


Stain Removal: Simplified, Not Mystified
Should a Carpet Cleaner Advertise on Craigslist?
What's the Best Vacuum Cleaner?

April 2014

Volume: 53 Issue: 3 28.81 MB (PDF) Updated: May 2nd, 2014

The "Greening" of Carpet Cleaning


The Pursuit and Perception of "Going Green"
When is Clean Truly "Green?"
How to Market a "Green" Cleaning Business

March, 2014

Volume: 53 Issue: 2 36.31 MB (PDF) Updated: May 2nd, 2014

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: Hard Floor Maintenance Career Development

Prepping the Job (And Your Client)
The Key to a Reliable Cleaning Business
Creative Drying Techniques for Problematic Areas

January/February 2014

Volume: 53 Issue: 1 27.90 MB (PDF) Updated: March 10th, 2014

Truckmounts or Portables: That is the Question

Pumps 101: An A-to-Z Guide on the Heart of the Truckmount
The 2014 Truckmount Equipment & Accessories Guide
How to Market the Benefits of Your Cleaning System

November 2013

Volume: 52 Issue: 7 28.68 MB (PDF) Updated: December 2nd, 2013

Innovation and Advances in Cleaning and Restoration

Also ...

Moisture Meters: Continuing to Change for the Better
The ICS 2013 Directory and Buying Guide
Technology in Cleaning and Restoration

August 2013

Volume: 52 Issue: 6 26.33 MB (PDF) Updated: August 20th, 2013

The Industry Innovators: A Look at How Some of Today’s Top Equipment Came to be
Are You in the Know? Examining Industry Training Programs
Women in Cleaning and Restoration
5 Marketing Strategies You Should be Doing (But Probably Aren’t)

June 2013

Volume: 52 Issue: 5 23.95 MB (PDF) Updated: August 20th, 2013

What’s Your Add-On? The ICS Diversification Issue
How to Market Additional Services
Truckmounts: The Key Cog to Many Add-On Services
Five Things to Know about Air Duct Cleaning

April 2013

Volume: 52 Issue: 4 18.28 MB (PDF) Updated: August 20th, 2013

Low-Moisture Carpet Cleaning: Where Does the Dirt Go?
Carpet Cleaning vs. Carpet Restoration
Phenomenal Leadership Systems: Your Vision

An Introduction to Rug Conservation, Restoration and Repair

March 2013

Volume: 52 Issue: 3 17.25 MB (PDF) Updated: August 20th, 2013

Starting a Rug Washing Center? Here’s What You Need to Know
Using E-mail Marketing to Convert Prospects and Keep Clients
Carpet Fiber Identification: What’s What?
Cleaning, Preserving and Protecting Hardwood Floors

February 2013

Volume: 52 Issue: 2 13.03 MB (PDF) Updated: August 20th, 2013

Gadgets Over The Ages
The History of Carpet Cleaning Chemistry
Advertising Tips to Bust Out of the Winter Lull

The ICS 50th Anniversary Issue: Reflections and Memories

January 2013

Volume: 52 Issue: 1 32.82 MB (PDF) Updated: August 20th, 2013

The 2013 ICS Truckmount Equipment and Accessories Guide
Non-Invasive Moisture Meters: Fast, Efficient and Hassle-Free
A Solvent Situation: Gum Gone Bad

A Look at the Latest Tools for Wall and Cavity Drying