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2012 August

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The 2012 Truckmount Carpet Cleaning Equipment Study

There’s perhaps no word more synonymous with carpet cleaning equipment than “truckmount.”
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Google Places No More, Meet Google Plus (Local)

You may be wondering why your Google Places profile has drastically changed. It’s now part of Google Plus Local.
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Game Plan: Suspended Soil Removal Methods

The intention of this column is to subjectively discuss (my view) the carpet cleaning process in detail and in relation to the IICRC S100.
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Maintaining Positive Client Relationships

If you have been in the cleaning or restoration game for any length of time, you undoubtedly take a lot of pride in the quality of your work.
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Tellin’ Ain’t Sellin’ – Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Question

Do you know about the power of the question?
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Building Commercial “Toll Booth” Routes

Talk about a love/hate relationship! I loved the large income that commercial carpet cleaning brought me.
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Rug Touring in Turkey: Part I

In the months of May and June, Ellen Amirkhan and I led a group of Master Rug Cleaners to Turkey where we saw the cultural highlights of the country and, in particular, rug weaving (and rug shopping).
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The August ICS Must See Product Gallery

Check out the August ICS Must See Products from the latest technology and innovations currently on the market.
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All About Truckmounts: The ICS Q&A

You can’t have a conversation about carpet cleaning without discussing truckmounts, as there’s perhaps no word more synonymous with cleaning equipment.
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The CFI Report - August 2012

The first annual Cleaning College event held between CFI and CCINW in Reno, NV from June 27-29 was a big success.
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IICRC: Focus on Standards and Reference Guide Development and Updates

Professionals – and the consumers they serve – need consistent benchmarks to measure how well quality, value and service are being delivered.
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An Update with CRCII - August 2012

We would like to announce the addition of new board members for the Carpet and Rug Cleaners of Illinois.
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PACR News - August 2012

The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) is excited to network with members at the annual “night out” at the Colorado Rockies game!
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CRA News - August 2012

Golf, Wine and Fun! The CRA will be hosting its 1st Annual CRA Northern California Golf Tournament on October 5 in beautiful Napa Valley!
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An SCRT Update - August 2012

The Las Vegas Connections Convention and Trade Show is only about a month away, so do not forget that there is special pricing going right now.
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RSA Names New Technical Training Instructor

Restoration Sciences Academy (RSA) has named Mitchell Byrom as its new technical training instructor.
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Honeywell Propellant Excluded from List of Volatile Compounds

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added Honeywell’s Solstice Propellant to its list of compounds excluded from the definition of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
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Industry Associations Partner with University of Pennsylvania to Promote, Grow Business

The Partnership for Executive Development and Business Growth has been formed in partnership between the University of Pennsylvania and four leading trade associations in the floor care industry.
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IICRC Holds Carpet Industry Meetings

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) recently led a series of meetings with carpet industry partners.
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Aramsco Opens 19th National Location with New Georgia Branch

Aramsco Inc. has announced its newest branch in the Atlanta region.
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Non-Invasive Moisture Meter Offers Wide Range

General Tools & Instruments has released a Non-Penetrating LCD Moisture Meter with Tricolor Bar Graph, or MMD7NP, which, compared to other moisture meters on the market, is said to be more affordable and more advanced.
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Powerful Duct Cleaning with the aiR+XP

Rotobrush International has announced its latest air duct cleaner, the aiR+ XP, which features up to 20% more power than conventional machines and excels in flexible ductwork.
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High Performance In Line Filter

The Devastator is a large-volume in line filter that holds more debris, maintains airflow and lift longer, thereby allowing cleaners to clean carpets faster and more efficiently.
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ServiceTask Announces Software Updates

ServiceTask has announced updates to its web-based software, which allows companies to better track and organize customers and job schedules.
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A New Floor Covering Assessment Process

PuroSystems, the franchise vendor of PuroClean, has developed an on-site floor covering replacement cost value assessment system to help adjusters calculate the like, kind and quality (LKQ) pricing of various floors.
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The Stain Remover That Will "Do Anything"

The new Avenge Pro Spotter from Bridgepoint Systems uses the latest advancements in stain removal technology to produce excellent results on difficult stains.
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True Drying Power

Powr-Flite has released the IDS1, or Insider Drying System, to dry out hard-to-reach areas by moving air in and around.
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Zapping Fire and Smoke Smells

Bio Zapp Laboratories has released a Fire & Smoke Odor Eliminator designed to rid odors from fire, cigars or cigarettes.
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Hosted Version of naturalFORMS Solution Introduced

ExpeData has released a hosted version of its naturalFORMS mobile data capture solution featuring a new self-service repository of business forms.
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Cleaning Procedures and Product Applications: There's an App for That

Sapphire Scientific has released a cleaning app for the iPhone that offers features ranging from quick tips to in-depth procedures and spot removal techniques for the carpet cleaning professional.
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Resurrecting Color

Pro’s Choice has released the Color Resurrection Kit, which is designed to correct problems from bleach spots or any other carpet discoloration.
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Text Message Marketing

K.I.T. Solutions now offers an SMS text message marketing platform, allowing carpet cleaning professionals to send bulk SMS text messages, appointment reminders, coupons and more.
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Next-Generation Moisture Measurement

Delmhorst has developed TechScan, a non-destructive moisture meter able to quickly cover large areas and locate high moisture spots thanks to RF technology and an adjustable alarm.
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Remove Gel, Gum and Grease

Butler has released a Maximum Gel, Gum and Grease Remover in a concentrated, natural base formula to remove oily substances.
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Advances in Extraction Tools, Scrub Wands and More (Oh My!)

As a young carpet cleaner, what I referred to as a “light wand” actually felt more like pushing a bag of cement around on the carpet.
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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.

Podcasts

Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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