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Pumps 101: An A-to-Z Guide on the Heart of the Truckmount

January 30, 2014

Pumps are the heart of the truckmount, yet are somewhat of the unsung hero when it comes to making a truckmount tick.


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Many Names, One Purpose: Faster More Effective Cleaning

Presprays. Preconditioners. Traffic lane cleaners.
January 30, 2014

It goes by many names, but whatever you call it, it is the main cleaning solution in hot water extraction carpet cleaning, and a key part of most all carpet cleaning methods.


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The 5 Levels of Being a Phenomenally Successful Person

January 30, 2014

Over the past several years, I’ve taught my coaching members 5 steps to becoming a phenomenally successful person. This teaching gets more response from them than any other, including the business training.


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Pin, Pin-less and RH: Weighing Your Moisture Meter Options

January 24, 2014

Visible signs of water damage and moisture intrusions are easily recognized.


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Understanding Flexible Floor Care Equipment

Today, due to the equality of carpet and hard surface flooring materials being sold, companies find themselves in the position of requiring equipment that is capable of fulfilling both operations
January 24, 2014

Whether you’re a startup company looking to get into the floor maintenance business or a well-established company looking to expand your offerings, the cost of floor maintenance equipment can be overwhelming.


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RFID to ATP to GPS and More: Innovation and Advances in Cleaning and Restoration

Thermal imaging, ATP testing, RFID and GPS: How they can help your business
December 2, 2013
By now, you should know the value of carrying a thermal imaging camera in your restoration toolbox, as it allows you to see exactly where the water is and exactly how far it has spread in a particular water loss to better assess the situation.
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Innovative Marketing and the Five “M’s”

The first thing you want to have in your plan is a goal.
November 29, 2013
When most cleaners think about marketing and especially “innovation,” they’re focused on the next “strategy” or tool rather than taking an overall look at their marketing approach.
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Moisture Meters: Continuing to Change for the Better

This article will focus on change in products for detecting and tracking moisture
November 4, 2013

The focus of this issue is innovation. We tend to associate change with innovation and progress. 


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Rug Course Turns Into Rescue Mission in Wake of Colorado Floods

Due to the Colorado floods, this standard three-day training seminar quickly turned into a rescue mission
November 1, 2013
Last June, when the board members of the Professional Association of Cleaning and Restoration (PACR) and I were discussing plans for my September hands-on rug cleaning course, none of us could have ever imagined how “hands-on” it would become.
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The More Things Change the More they Remain the Same

“Imagination plus innovation equals realization.” — Denis Waitley
November 1, 2013

Yep, your resident curmudgeon Steve Toburen weighing in here with his usual contrarian view.


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