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The 2012 Truckmount Carpet Cleaning Equipment Study

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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)

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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

By Noel Frank
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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

By Mike Brummett
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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

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

By Steve Toburen
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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

By Aaron Groseclose
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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

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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

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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

By Matt Cole
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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

By Darrell Paulson
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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

By Don Quick
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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

By Jillian Olson
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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

By Jennifer Germond
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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

By Gary Glenn
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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"

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!)

By Gordon Hanks
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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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