Tools and Gadgets

Gadgets Over The Ages

February 4, 2013

Rob’s “super sucker” had just a little more power compared to me spitting and a little more vacuum then I could suck through a straw.


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A Look at the Latest Tools for Wall and Cavity Drying

January 25, 2013

In the early days of my carpet cleaning career, responding to a call for water damage restoration meant we would extract water from the carpet and perhaps place one or two air movers blowing under the carpet.


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Diversification: Pressure Washing

January 8, 2013

Welcome to the first entry of a new feature here in ICS Cleaning Specialist, where we’ll examine services that you can add to your cleaning and/or restoration business to further diversify yourself from the competition, while ideally increasing your profits.


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Non-Invasive Moisture Meters: Fast, Efficient and Hassle-Free

January 8, 2013

It is important for a water damage restoration specialist to establish the source and extent of the moisture damage that has occurred. The best way to achieve this is with a moisture meter.


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An In-Depth Look at Series and Parallel Vacuum Configurations

December 20, 2012

If you’ve been a carpet cleaner for any length of time, you’ve probably read or engaged in discussion on the industry forums about vacuum configuration that sound something like an argument over whether Ford is better than Chevy.


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What is an LGR Dehumidifier? More Than What You May Think…

December 3, 2012

What is an LGR dehumidifier? What a silly question! What is a Low-Grain Refrigerant dehumidifier? Obviously, it is a dehumidifier that says “LGR” on the name plate…right?


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ATP Testing: Determining Conditions and Verifying Cleanliness

December 3, 2012

I’ve seen the process of restoring homes and businesses go from a simple, unsophisticated approach to a complex, scientific and professional service.


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Technology in Cleaning and Restoration - December 2012

December 3, 2012

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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Portable Floor Care Equipment: It’s Come a Long Way

November 1, 2012
Some might argue that truckmounted extractors have relegated portables to the pages of ancient history. But portable extractors have come a long way since then. There are many reasons why portables still have a prominent place in the market.
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Airflow, Lift, Filtration, Design and Other Factors in Choosing the Right Vac

October 1, 2012
Daniel Frimml suggests cleaning professionals should focus on the following four key areas when determining what vac to select: airflow, lift, filtration and design.
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