Articles by Ruth Travis

What's Right for IICRC Registrants?

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

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

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

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.

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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.


While winter is considered the "slow season" for carpet cleaners, it can also be a season of great opportunity. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun offers advice for keeping revenue consistent during the cold weather months so you're thriving - and not just surviving - the winter.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine


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

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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