ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

June 2012

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Cutting the "C.R.A.P." Business Model: Part I

It seemed so seductively simple all those many years ago. Since, as a mediocre high school student my high-end career prospects were basically zero, I’d just start my own business. (It didn’t help that I had no college degree, no special vocational skills and an ugly rebellious streak to boot!)
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How Important Really is a Website?

You already know having a website is important. But did you know the content of your website could make or break your cleaning business? I’m going to give you some secrets that will make you take another look at your website and help you increase sales.
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Rug Dyeing Tactics: Part I

I just finished teaching another successful Color Repair course in Denver for a group of professional cleaners. Quite naturally, I had a few skeptics in the class, those who don’t see the income potential they might enjoy by performing this service for their customers.
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CRA News

June is the time for CRA semi-annual membership sign-ups. Become a new Cleaning and Restoration Association member by signing up for the months of June-December at half off the regular registration price.

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IICRC explains name change, unveils new website

Keeping the official name of the organization IICRC, while using the cleantrust, an IICRC program, in consumer-facing materials, allows the organization to build on its more than 40-year history of identifying and promoting an international standard of care for the cleaning, restoration and inspection industries.

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New Facebook site launched

Sustainability Dashboard Tools, a web-based system which allows businesses and facilities to reduce operating costs by proper management and monitoring, has launched a new Facebook page.

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Online Water Loss Course Introduced

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has announced the creating of an entry-level online training course addressing broad knowledge for those interested in the practice of water damage restoration.


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Innovations in IAQ

CleanSeal has released the Portable “Mini” 1200 bipolar ion streaming air quality component unit, which is designed to eliminate odors while attacking and neutralizing any dangerous organic and chemical toxins.

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New advances in dehumidification

CTI has released the Dry Max LGR 2000, which features heated dry air output for fast moisture uptake, hot gas bypass to minimize defrost cycles, an auto pump out and carbon filter air scrubbing.
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Tornado Industries

Quiet, powerful cleaning

The TV2 Canister Vacuum from Tornado Industries offers 70 cfm of air flow, making it an option for environments including healthcare facilities, restaurants and schools.
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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.


Beginning April 21, Google will start judging websites based on their mobile friendliness. What exactly does this mean to you cleaning website? Find out in the latest edition of The Hitman Advertising Show, which will also cover tips and suggestions on getting mobile compliant.
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Janitorial Work

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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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