Cleaning & Restoration Breaking News

PROCYON Kicks Off Video Contest

Submissions are due by November 14 and winners will be announced on December 1.

PROCYON is hosting its first video contest and is seeking impressive, genuine training videos of the dirtiest carpet and tile cleaning projects. 


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Prochem Products Now Available at Nu-Tech Cleaning Systems

Prochem truckmounts, chemicals, air movers and other cleaning and restoration equipment is now available at Nu-Tech Cleaning Systems (Berkley, MI), according to an announcement.


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ICRA Completes Inaugural Performance Assessment

The International Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA) offered its inaugural Performance Assessment for carpet cleaning at The Experience Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas from September 3-5, with the primary purpose to accomplish several tasks. 


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2014 Experience Convention and Trade Show Reaches New Heights

The Experience returns to Clearwater Beach April 27-29, 2015

The 2014 Experience Convention and Trade Show, held from September 3-5 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, will go down as the busiest show on record, having drawn more than 2,500 attendees, according to a press release.


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HydraMaster Hosts Annual 9/11 Luncheon, Observation

HydraMaster hosted its annual 9/11 luncheon to honor the firefighters and police officers who protect the Mukilteo, Washington community on Thursday. 


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Steamatic Names New President

Steamatic offers cleaning and restoration services through more than 500 franchise territories in the United States and in 25 countries around the world

Steamatic, Inc. has named Steve Willis President of its global organization, according to an announcement from former President Bill Sims, who will now assume the role of Chairman.


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John and Lora Olson Receive 2014 Ralph Bloss Humanitarian Award

The husband and wife duo and owners of Superior Cleaning Solutions are active year-round raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

 John and Lora Olson, owners of Superior Cleaning Solutions (Orem, UT), were presented with the 2014 ICS Cleaning Specialist Ralph Bloss Humanitarian Award Thursday during an evening reception at The Experience Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. 


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The Spot Returned – What Went Wrong?

Many carpet cleaning technicians have run into this problem: You clean a soiled, spotted carpet.  All looks fine when you leave and then a few days later, spots not only return, they're even bigger.


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CRI Updates the SOA to Include ICRA Membership

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has updated its guidelines for Seal of Approval Service Providers, according to a press release. 


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Interested in Government Cleaning Contracts? Here’s What You Should Know

Many small cleaning contractors seek out government contracts and many federal, state and local governments are required to select a certain number of small companies to fill such contracts. 


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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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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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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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