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Editorial Comment: Getting the Facts Straight Now

By Robert Lindsay
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It seems that the Insurance Industry is gearing up for its 'War on Mold,' given the happenings in Texas these days. There, state Insurance Commissioner Jose Montemayor appointed a 19-member Advisory Task Force for Mold-Related Claims.
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To Your Success: Business Diversification: Trap or Opportunity?

By Steve Toburen
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There are many diversification opportunities; just find them.

"The optimist sees the doughnut, but the pessimist sees the hole."
-McLandburgh Wilson

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Environmental Floor Care: The Greening of Custodial Operations

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During the last decade, there has been an increasing emphasis on the environment, and the impact and control of chemicals that damage the environment.
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MOLD: Facility Managers Take Note: The Concerns Are Real, So Get Educated

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Mold is very much in the news these days. Media frenzy surrounding multi-million dollar lawsuits has resulted in fairly widespread panic about the dangers of "Black Mold."
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Notes from the Desk: Getting Back to Business

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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

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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

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

By Steve Toburen
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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

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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

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Here are some basic guidelines for mold remediation. Techs should also attend an IICRC-approved mold remediation course.
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