Cleaning & Restoration Tools and Gadgets

3 Ways to Become a More Sustainable Cleaning Company

We’ve covered a lot on green in this issue as a means for cleaning for health and safety.


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When is Clean Truly “Clean?”

A look at the tools and gadgets to find hidden hazards and verify cleanliness

When I first entered this industry, “cleaning” generally indicated removal of any dust or soil contained in the item being on hand.


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Advances in Air Movers

From centrifugal to axial, a look at some of the latest air mover specs

Originally air movers became popular in the carpet cleaning industry back in the 1960’s and early 70’s with the boom of wall-to-wall carpet and the portable carpet cleaner.


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Injection Drying: Inspect, Plan and Dry

As a 40-year veteran of the cleaning and restoration industries, I’m proud to have witnessed and been a part of the advancements in science and technology.


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Truckmounts or Portables? That is the Question

Each type of equipment serves a purpose and has a place in the industry

When it comes to the pros and cons of truckmount systems and portable carpet extractors, the discussion can get a bit dicey.


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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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The Value of a Rug Caddy (and How to Build One Yourself)

A rug caddy is an important piece of equipment for a comprehensive rug cleaning operation

You walk into your carefully set up rug cleaning plant. Water is pooled everywhere on the floor - someone forgot to turn the water off on the rug bath. About a dozen rugs that had been vacuumed, dusted and prepared for cleaning that day are saturated with water that overflowed the rug bath, possibly mixed with soil.  


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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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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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Technology in Cleaning and Restoration

Here's a look at some of the latest technologies available in today’s marketplace
As a cleaning and/or restoration professional, we’re betting that you’re constantly on the lookout for new, innovative technologies that allow you to do your job faster and more efficiently.
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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.

Podcasts

Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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