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ServiceMaster Goes Hollywood

One of the neat things about the cleaning and restoration industry is that you never quite know what the next day’s job will consist of or who exactly you’ll be cleaning for. 


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Yelp vs. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning Ruling Expected in January

Alexandria-based Hadeed Carpet Cleaning filed a defamation lawsuit in 2012, claiming that its reputation was damaged based on seven anonymous Yelp reviews

Last year, we covered a story on the blog and in our news section about how a Virginia carpet cleaner took Yelp to court, asking that it reveal anonymous users that had posted negative reviews about Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, his business. 


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New Study Says Mold Raises Asthma Risk up to 48%

A recent study published last August in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has shined further light on the link that mold exposure has with one specific health effect - asthma.


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Check out This Cool New “Museum of Carpets”

There are over 13,000 exhibits and items total, which include the likes of thread work samples, metalwork, carpets, photographs and fabrics.

It’s hard not to miss the giant rolled carpet that covers the new five-story Azerbaijan State Museum of Carpets in Baku. 


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Could This App Help You Land More Cleaning Jobs?

Would you ever use an app like this to get more commercial jobs for your cleaning company?

It’s called CleanDrop. 


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IAQ Market Revenue Expected to Rapidly Increase

The forecast says that worldwide revenue will grow by about 80% to an estimated $5.6 billion

According to a forecast from Navigant Research, as reported in Environmental Leader, the indoor air quality market is expected to rapidly increase by 2020. 


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In Review: The Experience Day 2

The second day of The Experience Conference and Exhibition in Frisco, TX kicked off the same way that the first day did – with learning and education.


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In Review: The Experience Day 1

Recapping the education, demos and events from Day 1 of The Experience Conference and Exhibition.

Thursday, April 24, began with education. 


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“Smart” Hardwood Floors? Quebec Manufacturer Says Floor Improves IAQ

Pure Genius is being dubbed by Lauzon as “the world’s first smart hardwood floor.”

Lauzon, a Quebec-based flooring manufacturer, has developed a flooring line that it calls “Pure Genius.” It claims it can make indoor air up to 85% cleaner.


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Five Business Tips from a Highly Successful Cleaner

We stumbled upon a story recently in the Charlotte Observer that profiled Chris Souk, an Oxi-Fresh franchisee in the greater Charlotte area that was also the franchise’s top cleaner – of about 250 franchises – in 2013.


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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.

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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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