Articles by Joe Domin

Mold, the World's Oldest Obsession

May 19, 2004
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

January 15, 2004
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

December 9, 2003
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

October 14, 2003
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

September 15, 2003
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

May 9, 2003
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

March 10, 2003
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

February 6, 2003
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

December 10, 2002
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

September 16, 2002
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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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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