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2012 September

Take a look at the brand new September 2012 issue!

Just How Important is Social Media?

August 31, 2012
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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Rug Dyeing Tactics Part II: Color Correction

August 31, 2012
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?

August 31, 2012
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

August 31, 2012
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

August 31, 2012
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

August 31, 2012
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

October 1, 2012
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

August 31, 2012
Whether your company is brand new or not, it should have a mission statement.
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Phenomenal Leadership Systems

August 31, 2012
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

August 31, 2012
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

August 31, 2012
The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) will be present at Connections…will you?
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IICRC: Putting Plans into Action

August 31, 2012
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

August 31, 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

August 31, 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

August 31, 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”

August 31, 2012
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

August 31, 2012
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

August 31, 2012
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”

August 31, 2012
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

August 31, 2012
HydraMaster has announced its new cleaning solution brand of products, appropriately titled “CleanMaster”.
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Rotary air duct cleaning

August 31, 2012
The Turboteck ZX7 Rotary Air Duct Cleaner has been released by Turboteck Supplies.
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Fast convection drying

August 31, 2012
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

August 31, 2012
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

August 31, 2012
Fluke Corporation has developed the 414D, 419D and 424D laser distance meters.
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Maximum truckmount detergent

August 31, 2012
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

August 31, 2012
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

August 31, 2012
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

August 31, 2012
Cross-American Corporation has released the JAGUAR 6.6 Industrial System.
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A space-saving restoration tool

August 31, 2012
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.

August 31, 2012
Want to remove stains from the likes of wool, silk, cotton, sisal and jute?
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Professional strength, no-streak glass cleaner

August 31, 2012
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

August 31, 2012
Sanitaire has released its SC9050 model, a CRI-approved five-amp vacuum ideal for hotels, healthcare and education environments, etc.
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