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Tips on Protecting Hard Surface Flooring in Winter

Winter weather can cause an array of cleaning and safety related problems.

Most of North America greeted 2014 with some unusually cold weather along with snow, ice and chilling winds.


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5 Tips on Cleaning for Infection Control

Cleaning professionals can play one of the most important roles in helping to reduce illness and infections

The winter months are when schools, healthcare facilities, offices and many other types of locations become very concerned about infection control.


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IICRC Inks MOU with IEHA to Raise Cleaning Awareness

The partnership will allow both organizations to openly collaborate and raise awareness about the value of continuing education and certification programs

The IICRC has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IEHA, formerly the International Executive Housekeepers Association, according to a press release.


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Attendance up 7% for Record-Setting 2014 International Surface Event

Over 700 exhibitors were on hand to demo their services and products.

The 2014 International Surface Event, which was held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas from January 27-30, is reporting record attendance


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Yelp vs. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning: Yelp Appeals Court's Decision to Reveal Anonymous Users

We told you on the blog recently about how a Virginia carpet cleaner took Yelp to court, asking it to reveal several anonymous users that had posted negative reviews about his business.


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Arizona Polymer Flooring Names New CFO

Adams has more than 25 years of accounting experience with companies in the paper, timber and manufacturing industries

Arizona Polymer Flooring (APF) has named David Adams as its new controller and chief financial officer, according to a press release.


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IICRC Publishes S800 Standard on Inspection of Textile Floorcoverings

ANSI/IICRC S800 defines basic operational procedures and techniques for inspecting/evaluating

The IICRC has announced the publication of its new ANSI-approved Standard - ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floorcoverings (1st edition, 2014), according to a press release.


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Interlink Supply Unveils New Website

Interlink Supply has redesigned its website from the ground up in order to make the shopping experience easier and faster, according to a press release.


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RIA Extends Early-Bird Rate for 2014 Convention to February 7

Originally, the early-bird rate was set to expire at the end of January.

In what it’s calling the “polar vortex extension,” the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has extended its early-bird registration rate for the 2014 International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo to Friday, February 7.


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Two More Carpet Cleaners Die from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

It’s important for cleaners to take necessary precaution to make sure that ventilation is not being sacrificed for cleaning comfort or convenience

With the cold snap impacting a good portion of the country, more carpet cleaners are pulling their vans into garages, when applicable, to do the cleaning. But this isn’t always the safest way to go about getting the job done.


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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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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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2015 Jan/Feb

The Jan/Feb ICS issue features content on cleaning services during the winter time, commercial cleaning, rug cleaning, new with rugs, marketing for restoration and new products.

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