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

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


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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
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.
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

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
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

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


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The Industry Innovators

We profiled Kurt Bolden, Jeremy Reets, Keith Studebaker and Cliff Monson for a look at how some of today’s most popular cleaning and restoration products came to fruition.

When we were putting together the ICS 50th anniversary issue last February (www.icsmag.com/50), I remember speaking with Claude Blackburn about his early days in the industry.


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Get Smart

You absolutely need to know what you are doing for production efficiency which translates into profit!

I was a real dummy back in the Dark Ages (1969) when I started my first cleaning business!


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Executive Perspective: Addressing Industry Challenges

What is the biggest challenge or some of the biggest challenges facing the industry today and what are you doing about them?”

Every industry has its challenges, and when we were putting together this “People and Perspectives”-themed issue, we wanted to highlight some of issues that are particularly relevant to the cleaning and restoration industry.


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Are You in the Know? Examining Industry Training Programs

Here’s an overview of four of the biggest training programs in the industry, told from the perspectives of the people who have attended the courses and seen their businesses benefit accordingly

You might have heard the quote, “Those who can’t do, teach.” That’s hardly the case in the cleaning and restoration industry.


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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

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Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.

Podcasts

The winter slow season is a great time to pursue commercial cleaning accounts and stay busy. John "the Hitman" Braun solicited questions from thousands of cleaners across the country regarding their questions on commercial cleaning accounts and answers them in this episode of the show.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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