Cleaning & Restoration Breaking News

Industry Veteran Bill Bane Passes Away

February 26, 2014

 William F. Bane, Chairman, Bane-Clene, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 after a brief, yet courageous battle with cancer, according to a memorial post on the Bane-Clene blog. 


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Interlink Supply Launches Video Training Site

February 26, 2014

Formatted to fit your tablet or smartphone, the new Interlink Supply Training & Sales Tools site is loaded with videos that will teach cleaners everything from cleaning carpets to selling protector. 


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Flooring valuation system released to industry

OnSightLKQ system is available to any property restoration provider and insurance professional in the U.S. and Canada
February 25, 2014

The OnSightLKQ system, an on-site, web-based process that allows the assessor to determine replacement cost value in 10 minutes or less, is now available to all insurance and restoration professionals, according to a press release.


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Tips on Protecting Hard Surface Flooring in Winter

Winter weather can cause an array of cleaning and safety related problems.
February 21, 2014

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
February 19, 2014

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
February 13, 2014

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.
February 12, 2014

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

February 11, 2014

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
February 10, 2014

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
February 7, 2014

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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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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