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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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RIA Transfers Certified Fabric Specialist Certification to ARCS

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The Board of Directors of the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has voted to transfer ownership and administration of its Certified Fabric Specialist certification program to the Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) effective January 21, 2013, according to a press release.


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Take the Green Certification IQ Quiz

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Most cleaning professionals have heard the expression “Green certified” when selecting environmentally preferable cleaning chemicals. However, do we all know exactly what “Green certified” really means?


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Hands-On Mold Remediation Symposium Coming to the Meadowlands Exposition Center on April 9

One-day event will educate professionals on cleaning, restoration and remediation of mold.
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Restoration & Remediationand ICS Cleaning Specialist are holding a Mold Remediation Symposium on Tuesday, April 9 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J. in response to Superstorm Sandy, where the principals, processes and products of mold remediation will be presented in a hands-on fashion.


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Powr-Flite Adds New Product Manager

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Powr-Flite has announced the hiring of Eric Hickman as a Product Manager, according to a press release.


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CarpetCare Craftsman Earns 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award

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CarpetCare Craftsman has earned the service industry’s coveted 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5% of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, according to a press release.


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