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“I’ve only had this tile six months now and it looks horrible!” If you have been in the floor maintenance industry for any amount of time at all, you have heard this comment.
The intention of this column is to subjectively discuss (my view) the carpet cleaning process in detail and in relation to the IICRC S100.
Far too many of my ICS readers (you know who you are) attract customers who choose a carpet cleaner the same way they buy gas - the lowest advertised price!
Everyone wants a phenomenal life, yet few seem to be truly satisfied with all aspects of their lives.
The restoration industry has been on the fast-track to growth with the advancement in technology.
So what’s the emergency? Hopefully you don’t have one, but a professional cleaner I recently talked to needed a total makeover on his upholstery cleaning process.
The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) will begin offering memberships to individuals and companies in several allied industry categories beginning July 1, 2012.
At the annual membership meeting in Clearwater Beach, FL, the slate of officers was presented.
Become a new Cleaning and Restoration Association member by signing up for the second half of the year at half off the regular registration price.
The Central Coast Chapter reports that the May 16 meeting at Proline in San Carlos, CA had a great turnout.
On May 22, we held a board meeting to update and revise the CRCII committees. Those that were discussed were the nomination, marketing, by-laws and meeting committees.
Earlier this year, it was announced that the IICRC would take on the cleantrust as its service mark. But what is a service mark and why is it useful?
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced the formation of consensus bodies for the development of a new BSR-IICRC
Restoration Sciences Academy (RSA) has released its latest online restorative drying course, “Water Extraction Essentials.”
Century 400’s CEXT7 system, which utilizes a Prochem Ultrapac Traffic Clean pre-spray, has earned a platinum-level Seal of Approval (SOA).
The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and the IAQ Training Institute have revised the Indoor Environmentalist Training so the course will now be taught in three levels
“First TLC,” a traffic lane cleaner, has been released by Pro’s Choice Products.
Meyer has released the Porta-Vac 23 system for professional air duct cleaning.
Bridgepoint Systems has introduced RedZONE Ready, a safe and effective solution to use on any spill caused by the common household food or beverage.
Siamons International, manufacturer of Concrobium Professional Restoration Products, has released the Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant, a botanically-derived solution that offers superior cleaning without the unpleasant odor.
Hydro-Force has released Viper Grout & Concrete Sealer, which offers the benefits of a solvent-based grout sealer in a water-based product.
Fluke Corporation has released two new infrared thermometers, the 62 Max and 62 Max+, for industrial and facilities maintenance operations.
Assured Software Limited has released PackOut Express, an iPad app designed to record the contents of a home stricken by disaster.
Archetype Ltd. has released the Flood Buzz Pro, a low-cost water leak alarm designed to help mitigate damage caused by water leaks.
Butler has released an eco-friendly traffic cleaner that combines surfactant builders, softeners and solvents for improved soil removal and better cleaning results.
An industry-first dual duty portable flood pumper and truckmount booster – the HVE 3000 – is now available via Dri-Eaz Products and Sapphire Scientific distributors.
The Bear Cave wall cavity drying system works by forcing hot air under the sill plate while providing an elevated cfm into the wall cavity for fast, effective drying.