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2014 April

Take a look at the April 2014 issue with features on air movers, going green, carpet cleaning and new products & technologies.

Advances in Air Movers

From centrifugal to axial, a look at some of the latest air mover specs
April 3, 2014

Originally air movers became popular in the carpet cleaning industry back in the 1960’s and early 70’s with the boom of wall-to-wall carpet and the portable carpet cleaner.


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Will You Grab Your “Golden Opportunity?”

“I think everyone is an opportunist if they have an opportunity.” – Katharine Hepburn
April 3, 2014

You love carpet cleaning. I did too. So I’m happy for both of us!


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The Pursuit and Perception of “Going Green”

April 3, 2014

There is no shortage of information about the topic of green and environmental stewardship.


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When is Clean Truly “Clean?”

A look at the tools and gadgets to find hidden hazards and verify cleanliness
April 3, 2014

When I first entered this industry, “cleaning” generally indicated removal of any dust or soil contained in the item being on hand.


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How to Market a “Green” Cleaning Business

April 3, 2014

Going green is a hot topic these days. Nearly every type of company imaginable is putting on the “green” banner, so would it be wise for a small cleaning company to go green?


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The “Greening” of Carpet Cleaning

April 3, 2014

While green cleaning has now essentially become the “norm” when it comes to professional cleaning in much of the jansan industry, that has not necessarily been the case for professional carpet cleaners.


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Being a Phenomenally Successful Person: Level 1 - Self-Awareness

April 3, 2014

In the January/February issue of ICS, I shared the “5 Levels of Becoming a Phenomenally Successful Person.” To briefly review, you were created to be phenomenal.


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3 Ways to Become a More Sustainable Cleaning Company

April 3, 2014

We’ve covered a lot on green in this issue as a means for cleaning for health and safety.


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PACR Update: April 2014

April 4, 2014

The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) is very excited for the new location for the Experience Conference & Exhibition in Frisco, Texas on April 24-26, 2014.


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IICRC Unveils S800 Standard

April 4, 2014

In early February, the highly anticipated ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floorcoverings made its debut.


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CRCII Increases Membership by 20% in the Last Year

April 4, 2014

After being sworn in as president, Don Quick has infused a new spirited group of board members in the Carpet & Rug Cleaners Institute of Illinois (CRCII).


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Industry Veteran Bill Bane Passes Away

February 26, 2014

 William F. Bane, Chairman, Bane-Clene, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 after a brief, yet courageous battle with cancer, according to a memorial post on the Bane-Clene blog. 


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Attendance up 7% for Record-Setting 2014 International Surface Event

Over 700 exhibitors were on hand to demo their services and products.
February 12, 2014

The 2014 International Surface Event, which was held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas from January 27-30, is reporting record attendance


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IICRC Inks MOU with IEHA to Raise Cleaning Awareness

The partnership will allow both organizations to openly collaborate and raise awareness about the value of continuing education and certification programs
February 13, 2014

The IICRC has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IEHA, formerly the International Executive Housekeepers Association, according to a press release.


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Interlink Supply Launches Video Training Site

February 26, 2014

Formatted to fit your tablet or smartphone, the new Interlink Supply Training & Sales Tools site is loaded with videos that will teach cleaners everything from cleaning carpets to selling protector. 


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Flooring valuation system released to industry

OnSightLKQ system is available to any property restoration provider and insurance professional in the U.S. and Canada
February 25, 2014

The OnSightLKQ system, an on-site, web-based process that allows the assessor to determine replacement cost value in 10 minutes or less, is now available to all insurance and restoration professionals, according to a press release.


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Products

New video demos portability of Velo airmovers, Revolution dehumidifier

April 4, 2014

Dri-Eaz has released a new video featuring the Velo and Velo Pro airmovers stacked with Revolution dehumidifiers in a Ford Transit Connect van, as a means of showcasing how a compact van can be used on restoration jobs.


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Products

The solution for tough, hard-to-remove soil

April 4, 2014

Butler’s Maximum Multi-Surface Cleaner is a concentrated formula that dissolves hard-to-remove soils, dirt, grime, oil, soot and grease upon contact.


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2014 catalog now available

April 4, 2014

General Tools and Instruments’ 2014 product catalog is now available, both in traditional print and digital formats.


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Products

Introducing the redesigned FlashXtractor II

April 4, 2014

Water Claw has released a lighter, more durable version of its FlashXtractor product.


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Products

Redesigned “Viper” line still top of its class

April 4, 2014

Hydro-Force’s redesigned Viper line of stone, tile and concrete chemicals have been redesigned, but still offer optimum performance for hard surface needs.


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The 2013 Experience Convention & Trade Show

A look back in photos at the 2013 Experience Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas.

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2014 April

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