Articles by Ruth Travis

What's Right for IICRC Registrants?

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By now, many of you may have heard that at its September meeting, the IICRC board of directors bestowed upon me the privilege of leading this fantastic industry organization for the next year.
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The Inspector Knows Best: New Carpet and IEQ Concerns

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I get calls from time to time from consumers, mostly women, and especially moms with allergy-prone children and older adults with respiratory problems, asking about new carpet installation in the homes and commercial buildings they occupy, i.e. retirement homes and day care centers.
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Carpet Inspection Misimpressions

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I became a carpet inspector about 12 years ago strictly by accident. I was invited to attend an IICRC-approved carpet inspector course being held in Chattanooga. I never intended to become an inspector, but I thought it would be an interesting course to observe.
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Color Correction Conundrum

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I've been in the cleaning industry since the mid 80s, both working for someone else and owning my own companies. And I can honestly say that, during the past 20 years, I've earned a substantial income performing color correction services.
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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.


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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2014 September

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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