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Legend Brands Hires John Otero as Dri-Eaz Director of Restoration Products

Otero has worked in the cleaning and restoration industry for nearly 25 years - 13 years in the field and 11 years in distribution sales

Legend Brands has hired John Otero to be its Director of Restoration Products for Dri-Eaz, according to a press release. 


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IICRC to Develop S200 Standard on Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection

The new Standard is expected to be completed in approximately 36 months.

The IICRC has announced the formation of a consensus body for the development of a new BSR-IICRC S220 Standard on Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection, according to a press release. 


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IICRC Restructures Global Regions

The restructuring is effective immediately.

In its ongoing effort to establish and advance globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration and installation industries, the IICRC has announced the restructure of its global regions, according to a press release.


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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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


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The winter slow season is a great time to pursue commercial cleaning accounts and stay busy. John "the Hitman" Braun solicited questions from thousands of cleaners across the country regarding their questions on commercial cleaning accounts and answers them in this episode of the show.
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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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