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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
August 6, 2013

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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Women in Cleaning and Restoration

This feature will highlight several of these women who are – and are continuing – to shape the industry as we know it.
August 6, 2013

Traditionally in the carpet cleaning industry, it’s the women who are the target customers, not the owners, cleaners and educators. But women are playing a more prominent role today than ever before in the cleaning and restoration sectors.


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Bio-Hazard/Trauma Cleaning: On the Job with Dan Bowen

A lack of proper training and certification, Bowen says, is one of the biggest problems with the field as it is today
June 17, 2013

Like so many others today that are involved in bio-hazard, trauma and crime scene cleaning, there’s a personal tragedy that ignited Dan Bowen’s interest and involvement in the field.


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Carpet Cleaning vs. Carpet Restoration

There's a difference between carpet cleaning and carpet restoration.
April 3, 2013

A friend just bought an Asian food café and the loop-pile nylon carpets haven’t been cleaned in about 2½ years. There are heavy food soils and the walkways are matted with grease. What can I do to clean the carpet?


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Drying In Place: Why Aren’t You Doing it?

Many companies today still cannot, or better yet, will not, dry things in place on a fresh water loss.
March 30, 2013

As someone who is active in the industry and yet still goes out on water damage jobs, I am constantly amazed at the quality of work in our industry.


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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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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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