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CRDN Adds Director of Training, National Sales Manager

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The Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network (CRDN) has added two new staff members to its corporate management team in Shawn Fair, Director of Training, and David Grant, National Sales Manager, according to a press release.


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Do You Know Your Carpet Types?

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In order to properly care for carpets in both residential and commercial locations, cleaning professionals need to know the characteristics of the carpet’s fiber—in other words, what type of carpet it is.


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Mold Remediation Symposium Agenda Announced

Featuring presentations from industry leaders Wayne Lawrence, Rachel Adams, Dave Dybdahl and Stan Collesano
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The Mold Remediation Symposium, a special one-day event coming to Secaucus, NJ on Tuesday, April 9, is designed to instruct professionals on the latest in the cleaning, restoration and remediation of mold in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.


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SCRT to Kick Off Florida Chapter

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The Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians will kick off a chapter in Florida on Thursday, March 7 at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites in Orlando.


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Legend Brands adds Chemspec to Product Portfolio

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Legend Brands has announced a strategic alliance to market the Chemspec line of chemicals as part of its products group, according to a press release.


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Chem-Dry Named to Entrepreneur’s Top 500 List

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Chem-Dry has made Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500 list of top franchise opportunities for the 25th consecutive year, according to a story on MSN.


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Four Seasons Rug, Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Receives Angie’s List Super Service Award

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Four Seasons Rug, Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning and its division, Four Seasons Rug Care Studio (Ventura, CA), have received the 2012 Super Service Award from Angie's List, according to a press release.


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IICRC Standards Available for Public Review

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The IICRC has announced that the BSR-IICRC S600 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Installation and the BSR-IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Inspecting Textile Floor Coverings are now available for public review and comment, according to a press release.


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10 Tips for Effectively Using Air Movers

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Air movers (also known as air dryers or blowers) help to ensure floors dry thoroughly and evenly so they can be returned to use as quickly and safely as possible, says Mike Englund, a cleaning instructor and product manager for Powr-Flite.


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Reward Offered for Missing Tabriz Rug

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David Dilmaghani is asking for help in recovering an antique silk Tabriz carpet.


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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.
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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.

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