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2012 May

Restoring Smoke-Damaged Clothing

By Jeff Bishop
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Homeowners have several misconceptions relating to smoke odor in clothing and other household fabrics. First, they believe that closed closet doors or closed drawers provide protection against smoke residue and odor in a moderate-to-heavy smoke damage situation. That simply is not true. 


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How Beneficial is Air Filtration?

By Kevin Fisher
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Common sense: Blowing large volumes of air in a structure will stir up large volumes of particles and cause a mess, if not a health hazard for occupants. In restorative drying, airflow is a vital part of the drying system, but what about the unintended side effect?
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Going Mobile With Your Cleaning Website

By John Braun
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Mobile Internet is now one of the key media outlets consumers use to find local businesses.

 


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Game Plan: Suspended Soil Removal

By Noel Frank
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The purpose of the "Game Plan" is to explore in detail the technical or mechanical process of cleaning carpet.

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Carpet Cleaning: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By Steve Toburen
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Carpet cleaning is an easy industry to get into. Heck, I started up my first cleaning business at the age of 16 with $75! (Used buffer, used mop buckets, used squeegees and used mops!)


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Low-Risk, High-Reward: Duct Cleaning

By David Hart
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What if I said you could potentially double or triple your profits on each job? Would you be interested?

 


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It's Not What You Know, It's...

By Howard Partridge
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Have you ever heard the phrase “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know?” Over the past 27 years in this industry, I have learned that all of business is about relationships. But what if it wasn’t just “who you know,” but “what you know about who you know?”
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The Importance of Dry Soil Removal

By Ruth Travis
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Vacuuming is a chore for many of our clients (and for us too). We know that there are probably a thousand other things they would rather be doing.

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Stat Tracking and Goal Setting

By Marcus Taylor
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Within the operations of a successful carpet cleaning business is a manager tracking statistics and setting goals. It is vital to have a finger on the pulse of the operations to know whether the company is living or dying.
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Revisiting Moths and Wool Rugs: 10 Years Later

By Aaron Groseclose
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Adult clothes moths do not cause damage - it is the larvae, which actually feed on wool, they produce that cause the problem. There are only two kinds of moths to be concerned with: the webbing moth and the casemaking moth.


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IR Cameras: Not Quite Like Superman's X-ray Vision, But...

By Gordon Hanks
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No, our infrared cameras used in the restoration industry today do not use X-rays to view into walls or through doors, but they are almost as effective when used to understand where water is in flood-damaged properties.


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The CFI Report

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Orange/Inland Empire chapter director Terrance Jones reports that the Royalty Mill Tour was a huge success. Over 30 people attended to learn how carpet is manufactured, from raw material to finished product.
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Members Supporting Members

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The CRA is proud to be a founding member of the new national member organization, the ICRA (Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Association).

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News and Views from PACR

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The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) will be busy this summer!
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ARCS Educational Event has Record Attendance

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The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) concluded a highly successful educational event and plant tour on April 28, 2012.

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Explaining the IICRC and its Service Mark

By Darrell Paulson
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Change is the word that best explains the last eight months at the IICRC. Between restructuring the board of directors, to announcing the ITA (International Trade Association) and launching (and re-launching) the new branding, I understand that a lot has been going on and it’s probably been tough to stay informed.
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U.S. Products reveals new website, Facebook page

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U.S. Products, a manufacturer of portable carpet and floor cleaning tools and equipment, has launched a user-friendly, interesting and inviting new website, says the company’s marketing manager Doyle Bloss.

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"Clean Trust" no more: Organization returns to original name

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The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announced that the Board of Directors has voted to return the formal name of the organization to the IICRC, keeping "cleantrust" as the service mark of the organization.


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Interlink Supply now distributing Concrobium products

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Siamons International, the manufacturer of Concrobium professional restoration solutions such as the Concrobium Mold Control and Mold Stain Remover, has announced that Interlink Supply is now distributing such products.


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Regional "Cleaning College" event announced

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The Carpet Cleaners Institute of the Northwest (CCINW) and the Carpet & Fabricare Institute (CFI) will join forces to host a “Cleaning College” event June 27-29 in Reno, NV.

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Association tabs executive director, management company

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The Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA), as of March 15, has agreed to a long-term management contract with Meetings and Events, LLC, in Denver.


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Tablet apps for aerial roof measurements

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Piggybacking off its aerial roof measurement apps for the iPhone and Android platform, Eagleview Technologies has released an app for the iPad and other tablet devices.
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Create leads, build brand with new marketing opportunity

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1-888-CARPET-CARE is a phone number that is licensed to only one carpet cleaner in each market.
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Low-cost humidity/temperature data loggers released

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General Tools & Instruments has released a new series of USB Humidity/Temperature Data Loggers (HT10/20/50) to make the unattended monitoring of various environments easier and cheaper.
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Butler releases liquid enzyme solution

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A Maximum Liquid Enzyme that can be used on all types of carpet (colorfast, non-stain resistant, stain resistant, wool, etc) has been released by Butler.
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A safe way to respond to mold

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If mold doesn’t become airborne, it can’t contaminate air.

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New battery-powered walk-behind sweeper released

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Tornado Industries has released the SWB 26/8 battery-powered walk-behind sweeper, which, according to the company, is able to move effortlessly between carpet and hard-surface floors.
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A restorative cleaner for fire-damaged surfaces

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Esteam’s Smoke ‘N Soot Remover is a restorative cleaner for fire-damaged surfaces.
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Mobile dehumidifier filters

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A new line of mobile dehumidifier filters has been developed by CDIMS. The filters don’t contain any polyester and help extend the life of the desiccant wheel with a high-efficiency cleanable filter system.


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Introducing the X-Cide for smoke odor removal

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Chemical Technologies International (CTI) has introduced the X-Cide, an ozone-catalyzed tool that gives cleaners a solution for problematic sub carpet and ventilation system odor elimination. 


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Safe, effective odor removal

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The roomShocker and C102 Liquid Shocker, from Biocide Systems, offer proprietary technologies that enable the safe, effective and affordable removal of odors, from smoke to urine and vomit.

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The May ICS Must See Product Gallery

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The ICS Must See Product Gallery features some of the most up-to-date innovations and technologies currently on the market.

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YouTube it: the QuickNav moisture meter

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Delmhorst Instrument Co. has created a YouTube video which features an informational overview and instruction on how to use the QuickNav three-in-one moisture meter from Dri-Eaz.


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Updated product manual released

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Novatek has released an updated product manual that details information on all of the company’s offerings.

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Improved rental program announced

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Interlink Supply has made a number of changes to improve its equipment rental plan, including increasing available equipment in stock and the types of equipment available.

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