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Notes from the Desk: Getting Back to Business

February 1, 2002
A lot has taken shape in our society since we last met. On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the United States, killing thousands of innocent civilians. Now what?
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Sick Building Syndrome: Better building and maintenance techniques have spawned health problems stemming from poor IAQ

February 1, 2002
Public awareness over Indoor Air Quality was piqued in 1976 when a group of American Legionnaires was stricken by a mysterious illness. The level of concern has increased since then.
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An Odor or a Stench, Get Rid of It

February 1, 2002
For facility managers, an educated approach to malodorous intervention is the best approach.
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To Your Success: Three Powerful Words:

February 1, 2002
Diversifying lets you become more valuable to customers, and to pay employees better. So consider this ...
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Notes from the Trenches: Tackling Furniture Cleaning as a Service

February 1, 2002
If your cleaning firm offers carpet cleaning services exclusively, I would

recommend upholstery cleaning as a highly

lucrative add-on opportunity.

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Rx for Restoration: Mold Remediation Checklist

February 1, 2002
Here are some basic guidelines for mold remediation. Techs should also attend an IICRC-approved mold remediation course.
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The Training Corner: Post Disaster Training Alert

February 1, 2002
Sept. 11 affected us more deeply than we may have thought at first in our industry. But we can overcome.
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AWCC Holds Annual Convention

February 1, 2002
Annual convention held
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A 'Carpet-Caring' Story

February 1, 2002
All in a day's work for carpet cleaners
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Mold Remediation: Tackling the Problem by Being Part of the Learning Process

February 1, 2002
Anyone in the business of dealing with water damaged commercial structures that isn't aware of the controversial subject of mold and how professionals are trying to deal with it has probably been living in a Afghanistan cave for years.
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Most cleaners rely on their online marketing presence to get jobs. But Google hasn't made things easy lately with their algorithm updates, which has impacted a lot of cleaning sites. Here's a look at some tips and suggestions to improve your Google ranking.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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