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Defining the IICRC

March 6, 2001
Organization or association? Are those paying fees known as members or registrants? Not knowing the difference can lead to misperceptions and misconceptions.
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Use Rules As Tools & Guides, Not As Walls or Fences in Your Cleaning Business

March 6, 2001
The purpose of a rule is to provide us with an opportunity to learn from the knowledge and experience of those who created the rule.
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Letters to the Editor: The ICS Bulletin Board

March 6, 2001
Without it, I would be in far worse shape as I would have no encouragement, thoughts and prayers from my colleagues.
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Editorial Comment: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

March 6, 2001
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you get a call that blows you out of the water, literally. That’s exactly what happened to restorer Ruth Travis, owner of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Interior Care, Inc., when she was asked to clean and restore a damaged menagerie that included a zebra, a giraffe, a wildebeest and an antelope.
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Understanding Optical Brighteners

February 9, 2001
Properly used and applied, optical brighteners may solve some problems and improve results of cleaning or corrective attempts.
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How To Protect Your Cleaning Company When Hiring Employees

February 9, 2001
Carpet cleaning/floor care employers can be held legally responsible for wrongful acts carried out by their employees. Carl Williams provides you with solid advice of what you can, can’t and should do to avoid legal problems when interviewing and doing applicant background/reference checks.
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Cleaning Smoke Damaged Window Treatments--Part 1, Draperies

February 9, 2001
The complete range of drapery restoration opportunities are often overlooked by restorers and insurance adjusters alike. They’ve been overwhelmed with stories of drapery shrinkage, fabric deterioration, circling, sun streaking, and removal and rehanging. In reality, the probability of problems with draperies is greatly reduced, if restorers follow a few simple guidelines.
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Hard Surface Floor Cleaning Manual – Do You Have One?

February 9, 2001
A manual is your road map for cleaning. Without it, it will be difficult to hold the technician accountable for what they are expected to do.
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Recipe Magic in Carpet Cleaning

February 9, 2001
Got vinegar? Staple kitchen items such as vinegar, lemon juice and ammonia can help make your next emergency cleaning job easier.
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Dry & Very Low Moisture Cleaning Systems: A Comparison of Methods

February 9, 2001
How is one system judged “better” than another? By user preference and specific needs. In an effort to help you better understand how the diverse cleaning systems vary in method and usage, we sent questionnaires to several manufacturers.
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