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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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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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…

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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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

While winter is considered the "slow season" for carpet cleaners, it can also be a season of great opportunity. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun offers advice for keeping revenue consistent during the cold weather months so you're thriving - and not just surviving - the winter.
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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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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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