Cleaning & Restoration Breaking News

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

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

 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

 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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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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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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Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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