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Are “Green” Cleaning Chemicals Always the Best Option? In Some Cases, No

A look at when "going green" isn't the best option
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While green cleaning chemicals are now available for most all cleaning tasks, manufacturers are still making conventional cleaning chemicals.


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Dates Set for ICE Expo 2015

The show was launched to bring together auto detailing, carpet cleaning, restoration and jansan.
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After a successful inaugural show, the International Cleaning Experts (ICE) Expo will return in 2015. The event is scheduled for January 29-30 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas.


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Revised S100 Draft on Standard for Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings Now Available for Public Review

IICRC S100 draft Standard is available from Feb. 28 – April 14, 2014
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The IICRC announced today that it is revising the IICRC S100-2011 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings, according to a press release. 


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Test Yourself: Do You Know How to Provide Optimal Carpet Cleaning?

Answer either “true” or “false” and then check your answers below
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 Does your cleaning staff know the basics when it comes to carpet spotting and cleaning? 


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Industry Veteran Bill Bane Passes Away

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 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

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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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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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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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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