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Refinishing Hard Floors: Removing Finish and Soil Buildup

One of the most difficult and time-consuming steps in refinishing floors is ensuring that all the finish and soil buildup along the edges of the floor, in corners and in hard-to-reach areas is removed.
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The summer months are the busiest time of the year when it comes to refinishing floors. But as anyone that has ever refinished floors knows, the job can be long and arduous.


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Truckmountforums, Interlink Supply Form Working Partnership

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Truckmountforums (TMF) and Bridgewater, LLC are proud to announce a working partnership that will now make the popular TMF products TileMaster and PreLoad 5, available through Interlink Supply and other distributors nationwide, according to a press release.


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IICRC S600 Draft Now Available for Second Round of Public Review

The review period began June 13 and will conclude July 28.
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The IICRC’s S600 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Installation is now ready for its second round of public review, according to a press release.


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Legend Rewards now Available on Chemspec Purchases

Originally launched in 2009, the Legend Rewards program by May 2014 had grown to include over 8000 participants and more than 75 million points redeemed.
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Chemspec customers can now earn Legend Rewards for all their Chemspec purchases, according to a press release. 


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Tips to Speed Carpet Drying

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The carpet cleaning season has finally arrived. And as most carpet cleaning technicians know, one of the most frequently asked questions about carpet cleaning right after it’s done is "How long will it take for the carpets to dry?"


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IICRC: Four Tips to Extend Carpet Life, Reduce Environmental Footprint

In honor of World Environment Day on Thursday, June 5, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has highlighted four strategies for proper carpet maintenance
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Each year, approximately 4.7 billion pounds of carpet ends up in landfills, taking an estimated 1,000 years to degrade.


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5 Steps to Effective Spot Removal

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A frustrating problem many cleaning professionals must grapple with is spots that reappear after carpets have been cleaned. 


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ICRA to Offer Performance Assessments

The first pilot group assessments will be performed in Denver, Colorado for PACR on June 27 and the inaugural event will be held at the Experience Convention in Las Vegas on September 5, 2014.
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The International Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA) has announced that it is going to be offering a Performance Assessment Certification for various cleaning and restoration designations, according to a press release. 


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Renovations to IICRC Global Resource Center Nearing Completion

The Global Resource Center is a 20,000 square foot facility located in Las Vegas
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The IICRC’s Global Resource Center (GRC), which hosted a grand opening celebration in late January, is nearly done with renovations that will include expanding the main meeting room to a 3,000 square foot space to accommodate symposiums and certification council meetings, according to a release from the Institute.


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10 Reasons Why Heat is Crucial to Carpet Cleaning

Some professionals are unaware of why heat is so essential when it comes to cleaning carpets
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Most cleaning and building professionals know that heat is one of the four fundamentals of effective cleaning (the other three are time, agitation, and chemical action). 


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