Articles by Joe Domin

Mold, the World's Oldest Obsession

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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