Cleaning & Restoration Industry News

Modernistic announces expansion plans

Modernistic has announced that it plans to add franchises beyond its Michigan roots.

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The Clean Trust releases updated ANSI-approved reference guide

The revised, and fifth edition, of the ANSI-approved S100 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Cleaning is now available for purchase, according to The Clean Trust.

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IESO committee to hold testing program

The Air Filtration Device (AFD) Standards Development Committee of the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) is continuing its research with a three-day testing program of HEPA-filtered negative air type or collection machines.

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CSN adds three new Texas locations

Cleaning Supply Network (CSN) announced that it has opened three new locations in Texas, which will allow it to better the cleaning and restoration needs of its customers.

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The February 2012 Must See Products Gallery

The ICS Must See Products Gallery provides a glimpse at the latest products and technological innovations entering the market today.

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United States Patent awarded for centrifuge

United States Patent 8,074,370 was awarded to inventors Thomas Monahan of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Greg Turcotte of Black Diamond, Canada. The patent was for their rug wringing centrifuge: Centri-Maxx by Centrum Force.

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PACR holds holiday party, awards inaugural Leadership Award

During the PACR's December holiday party, in Arvada, Colo, the BOD of PACR presented a new award.

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Jon-Don hosts Denver Grand Opening

There was a turnout of over 150 carpet cleaners and restorers in Denver for Jon-Don’s official Grand Opening. Representatives from Benefect, Dri-Eaz, Flir, Fresh Wave IAQ, HydraMaster, Phoenix, ProRestore, Square Scrub and StoneTech were on hand, as well as a host of Jon-Don staff.

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RIA transfers CRS certification to ARCS

The Board of Directors of the Restoration Industry Association transferred ownership and administration of its Certified Rug Specialist certification program to the Association of Rug Care Specialists.

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New international trade association forms

Seven trade associations have agreed to move forward together with a new international association, the Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA).

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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.


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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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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