Articles by Joe Domin

Mold, the World's Oldest Obsession

Mold is old. It's a part of life and it's everywhere. Mold was here long before us, and it will be around long after we're gone.
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Predicting the Unpredictable

Have you ever been thanked for a carpet-cleaning job well done? I'm not talking about the usual "thank you," but a handshake containing a $100 bill, followed by a complimentary card or note?
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10 Ways Things Can Go Wrong With Your Chemicals

You've made your monthly truckmount payment, the oil change on both truck and truckmount have been completed, the water tank is filled, the gas is topped off and you're ready to go.
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I'd Do Anything But Vacuum

You have probably heard the phrase before. But would you believe that the majority of carpet cleaners have a propensity to avoid vacuuming?
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Carpet Chemistry From the Kitchen

I’m sure there are carpet cleaners who have heard at one time or another about a mystical cleaning compound that “does it all” in removing dirt, grime, and stains with the use of materials taken off the kitchen shelf.
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Residential IAQ

Indoor air quality, or IAQ, impacts our lives on a daily basis. Consider IAQ and carpet cleaning. A carpet will contribute a certain amount of pollution to the air if it is not maintained.
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Odors and Odor Control

Carpet cleaners are unbelievable. Not only do they conduct themselves in a poised and professional manner, they must be accepting of another person’s living quarters, customs and conditions.
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The Chemistry of Encapsulation

In the 1976 made-for-television movie, “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble,” John Travolta played a teenager who was born without immunities to disease and therefore forced to live in incubator-like conditions. Whenever he traveled outside, he had to do so encased in a large plastic bubble.
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Innovation Begets Innovation

The last time I was in the airport, I watched a janitor making his way down the concourse. While this in itself was not unusual, it was what he was carrying with him that gave me pause.
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Carpets and Post-Application Treatments

Post-application treatments are used for two reasons: the protection of a cleaner and the neutralization of cleaning residue. Residue can be the result of a too-high solution concentration, inadequate vacuum or extraction power, or poor handling of equipment, e.g. using too much pressure.
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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.

Podcasts

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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Janitorial Work

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