Cleaning & Restoration Association News

Q&A Sessions Bring Home the Message to Cleaning Professionals

Additional hands-on time may be what your carpet cleaning trainees ask for, but what they really want is more time in the question-and-answer session that follows.
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The Hazards of Cleaning Bloodborne Pathogens

Penalties and fines may be the least of your worries if you are called into a job that involves cleaning up a crime or accident scene. Arm yourself and your crew with the required education and proper equipment to protect your health.
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Communication: The First Step to Understanding

There is always two parts of communication, transmission and reception. If one and/or the other are not clear, miscommunication is the result. In hard floor maintenance management, this can end up in disaster that may ultimately cost in terms of time, money, damage or accident.
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Designing a Maintenance Program For Your Commercial Marble & Stone Floors

A good maintenance program starts with proper identification. A complete understanding of your particular stone’s characteristics is an absolute must for designing a maintenance program.
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Commercial Carpet Maintenance

Understanding the concept of soil management in commercial and institutional settings will increase carpet longevity.
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Troubleshooting Hints for Resilient Floor Coverings

Occasionally, during the scrubbing or stripping process, you may encounter solid vinyl tile or sheet vinyl flooring that may appear to be damaged.
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Wood Floor Troubleshooting Tips

Maintenance of wood floor coverings has changed over the years. The coatings on them are much more durable than their predecessors. In commercial buildings, it’s rare to find a floor maintained with wood seal and paste wax.
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Collaborating With the Best

Welcome to the premiere issue of Commercial Floor Care, a magazine devoted to the commercial floor care industry and its needs.
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Efflorescence: Today, Tomorrow But Not Forever

Efflorescence has been in existence since the beginning of time. Its existence is noticeable throughout buildings, structures, statues, monuments and building projects worldwide, and it isn’t limited to any specific geographic area.
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Managing Hard Floor Maintenance

As property owners and managers, you are generally responsible for all things within your buildings and are extremely busy. You rely on the expertise of the individuals or companies you contract or hire to perform the services requested.
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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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Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.


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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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine


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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Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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