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Rug Dyeing Tactics Part II: Color Correction

In my last article, I talked about a few of the color corrections you can perform on rugs that will not only bring more income to your business, but also make you a “hero” in your client’s eye.
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How Much Airflow is Really needed?

I have felt for a long time that we are taking “shots in the dark” when we make decisions about how many airmovers to deploy on a drying job.
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The September ICS Must See Product Gallery

Check out the September ICS Must See Products from the latest technology and innovations currently on the market.
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Game Plan: Adding Absorbent Pad (Bonnet) Cleaning

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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From EZ-Moves to Sticky Tabs: Furniture Moving Tools

What happens when a professional carpet or restoration specialist gets called out to do a job and can’t lift his wand, let alone a couch?
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Preserving Wooden Floors Can Be As Easy As 1, 2, 3

There is a common misconception regarding hard flooring in general, but it’s particularly applicable to the wood flooring category and classifications.
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Give it Purpose: Mission Statements and Core Values

Whether your company is brand new or not, it should have a mission statement.
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Phenomenal Leadership Systems

One of the biggest reasons small business owners remain a slave to their business is due to the lack of leadership.
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"Socially" Selling Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Do you ever get tired of reinventing the wheel with a constant parade of different houses and businesses to clean?
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PACR News and Notes - September 2012

The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) will be present at Connections…will you?
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IICRC: Putting Plans into Action

Over the last year, the IICRC has taken a critical look at the organization and examined what needed to be changed, what needed to stay and how best to move forward.
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SCRT News - September 2012

The Society of Cleaning & Restoration Association (SCRT) has continued to make strides in assisting cleaning and restoration businesses with information that is beneficial to the industry.
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CRCII News - September 2012

The Nominating Committee of CRCII presented a slate of officers and board members at its August 22 general meeting for the looming October election.
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The CFI Report - September 2012

On July 12, the Orange County/Inland Empire Chapter held a meeting with Dr. Wendy Kreider, a chiropractor that spoke about how to prevent back injuries while working on the job as well as practice exercises to strengthen the legs and back.
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RIA fall event focuses on building “contents engine”

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) will hold its fall event, “Building Your Contents Engine,” from October 18-19
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Pacific Floor Care names Kyle Strait VP of sales, marketing

Kyle Strait has been named the new VP of Sales and Marketing at Pacific Floor Care.
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U.S. Products Announces “Ask the Expert” Program

Bloss, the Marketing and Chemical Brand Manager for HydraMaster, has been a part of the cleaning and restoration industry for more than 30 years.
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IICRC’s new website is “industry hub for information”

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has launched the new IICRC.org
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Introducing the CleanMaster brand of products

HydraMaster has announced its new cleaning solution brand of products, appropriately titled “CleanMaster”.
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Rotary air duct cleaning

The Turboteck ZX7 Rotary Air Duct Cleaner has been released by Turboteck Supplies.
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Fast convection drying

The Diesel 330 Convection Drying System from DrySmart quickly heats and dries building materials.
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A portable carpet extractor with truckmount power

Powr-Flite has released the BlackMax, a 13-gallon portable carpet extractor which combines the power of dual three-stage vacuum motors.
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Instantly measuring up to 330 feet

Fluke Corporation has developed the 414D, 419D and 424D laser distance meters.
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Maximum truckmount detergent

Butler has released a Maximum Truckmount Detergent consisting of surfactants, alkaline builders, foam controlling agents, corrosion inhibitors and deodorants.
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Industry veteran releases new book

Dave DeBlander, founder of Pro Clean Restoration and Cleaning as well as a business coach and public speaker.
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Introducing Flex Powder with Citrus Solv

Bridgepoint Systems has released Flex Powder with Citrus Solv, a hot, enhanced high alkaline prespray intended for carpets that need restorative cleaning.
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Introducing the JAGUAR 6.6

Cross-American Corporation has released the JAGUAR 6.6 Industrial System.
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A space-saving restoration tool

TES Drying System has released E-TES Low-Profile, which permits installation of any air mover from its back side.
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Remove stains from wool, silk, cotton, etc.

Want to remove stains from the likes of wool, silk, cotton, sisal and jute?
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Professional strength, no-streak glass cleaner

Groom Solutions has introduced Glass Cleaner – Professional Strength, which features water that has been filtered and purified to remove minerals that could cause streaking.
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The lightweight, upright vacuum

Sanitaire has released its SC9050 model, a CRI-approved five-amp vacuum ideal for hotels, healthcare and education environments, etc.
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Just How Important is Social Media?

The Internet has turned largely into a social environment. Why else would we open up our laptop and hop on over to YouTube, Facebook or ICS’ new Clean Restore Connect forum?
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