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Add-On Services: Diversification or Diversion?

October 19, 2000
How do your views differ from our sampling of cleaners who were informally polled on ICS' website? Will you agree or disagree with each argument?
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Ergonomics & The Cleaner

October 4, 2000
Understanding the recently proposed ergonomics standard, and implementing a "Quick Fix" can benefit employees and employers alike.
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Understanding the Performance of Fluorochemical Protectors on Wool Fibers

October 4, 2000
The issue is repeatedly raised at carpet cleaning industry meetings about the effectiveness of carpet protectors on wool, Oriental-style rugs and carpeting.
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Ethical Behavior for Cleaning Professionals, Part 2

September 25, 2000
When jobs are at stake, most people will do whatever is necessary to survive! Only a few will have the courage to put the job at risk when dealing with ethical issues...
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Safely Stripping Floors

September 25, 2000
Utilizing precautionary measures and protective personal equipment, hard floor maintenance technicians can increase their productivity and safety levels.
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Planning for Growth Means Planning Ahead

September 25, 2000
Building in the addition of equipment and personnel into your cleaning or restoration business plan will lend to your company’s longevity and profitability.
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Restoring Mattresses and Box Springs

September 25, 2000
Continuing with his series on “soft” contents restoration, Jeff Bishop addresses bedding units --mattresses and box springs -- and the cleaning/restoration techniques involved.
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Executive Perspective: The IICRC's Kenway Mead & Tom Hill

September 25, 2000
There’s no doubt that the mere mention of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has the ability to initiate differing conversations and conclusions.
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2000 Dri-Eaz Symposium: A Standard in Restorative Drying

September 25, 2000
The 2000 Dri-Eaz Symposium, held in Bellingham, Wash. Aug. 4-5, featured speakers who gave an in-depth and well-rounded view into the different aspects of the restorative drying industry. The 2000 Dri-Eaz Symposium, held in Bellingham, Wash. Aug. 4-5, featured speakers who gave an in-depth and well-rounded view into the different aspects of the restorative drying industry.
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Thank You!

September 22, 2000
After several years of serving on the volunteer IICRC Board of Directors, I wish to thank the institute for giving me this wonderful opportunity...
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