Restoration

Moisture Detection and Moisture Mapping

By Ronan Carrigy
No Comments

The goal of moisture detection in the water damage restoration industry is to identify and assess abnormally wet locations of buildings, structures and their materials so that the drying process can be measured, documented and carried out effectively and in an economical and efficient manner.


Read More

Back to Basics: Mold 101 (Part I) – An Introduction

No one knows how many molds or species of fungi exist. Some estimates range from tens of thousands to upwards of 400,000
By Tony Morgan
No Comments

 What is mold? Molds are fungi that thrives everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. They grow best in warm, damp and humid conditions. 


Read More

Ask Steve: How Can I Motivate Adjusters and Agents to Refer Me?

Let’s focus on what adjusters and agents want from a restoration company.
By Steve Toburen
No Comments

The logical question is: “How can you HELP adjusters?”


Read More

How Do You Diversify? A Look at Add-Ons Worth Adding

By Eric Fish
No Comments

If you ask David Hart, Founder/CEO of RAMAIR, he’ll tell you that duct cleaning is the fastest growing segment in the cleaning industry, as homeowners are becoming more and more aware of indoor air quality and potential contaminants that can cause harm. 


Read More

Marketing Tips to Get Water Damage Jobs When Severe Weather Strikes

Floods can come at any time. When they come, will your company be ready?
By John Braun
No Comments

Here's my story of a recent flood catastrophe in Pensacola, FL I personally experienced and how my cleaning company handled it:


Read More

Mold Remediation – Know the Basics First

By Gary Loiben
No Comments

Mold remediation can be a lucrative add-on business for restoration companies, but the inherent hazards and requirements warrant careful adherence to industry standards for both the process and products used.


Read More

Advances in Air Movers

From centrifugal to axial, a look at some of the latest air mover specs
By Mickey Walker
No Comments

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.


Read More

Creative Drying Techniques for Problematic Areas

By Kevin Pearson
2 Comments

Even with advances in drying equipment over the last 10-15 years, drying certain areas of structures can still present challenges.


Read More

Injection Drying: Inspect, Plan and Dry

By Gordon Hanks
No Comments

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.


Read More

The New K-12 Clean Standard: What Does it Mean for You?

What defines “a normal fungal ecology,” “biologically safe” or “low VOC?"
By Tom Kloosterman and Michael Pinto
No Comments

The cleaning and restoration industry has been vexed with this issue for years - exactly how clean is clean? 


Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

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

Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
More Podcasts

ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

CoverImage

2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Social Media

Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
View Results Poll Archive

THE ICS STORE

Get Paid! book cover
Get Paid! (ebook)
Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.

More Products

ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

Director_Buyer.jpgThe premier resource and reference guide for the cleaning and restoration industries.

Click here to view

TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

Truckmount.jpgEquipment listings and specifications from the leading industry manufacturers.

Click here to view

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png youtube_40px.pngcrc logo