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Airflow, Lift, Filtration, Design and Other Factors in Choosing the Right Vac

October 1, 2012
Daniel Frimml suggests cleaning professionals should focus on the following four key areas when determining what vac to select: airflow, lift, filtration and design.
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Target Your Advertising with Every Door Direct Mail

October 1, 2012
Postcards are a favorite advertising choice for cleaning companies. They’re cheap, simple and they get read.
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Rug Touring in Turkey: Part II

October 1, 2012
The Master Rug Cleaner tour continued from Izmir by air to Kayseri and on to Cappadocia, an ancient region mentioned in the Bible.
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Do I Really Need a Spotting Kit?

October 1, 2012
Not very long ago a “professional” carpet cleaner expressed, “I don’t need no spotting kit - I just give the spot an extra squirt of pre-spray and then kick it with my foot a couple of times.”
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Game Plan: Absorbent Compound Cleaning

October 1, 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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Green vs. Clean: The ICS Q&A

October 1, 2012
"Going green” has become one of the biggest buzz phrases in just about every industry today. But in the cleaning and restoration industry, do you sacrifice cleanliness by deploying green cleaning methods?
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What Really Constitutes a Floor Maintenance Expert?

October 1, 2012
Often times I am introduced as an expert of floor maintenance and to this day I cringe every time I hear it.
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Thinking About Adding a New Service? Be Prepared…

October 1, 2012
As a business owner, you may be constantly looking for new ways to generate revenue.
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Your GPS for Phenomenal Success

October 1, 2012
Do you know where you want to go? Are you clear about where you want to go in life and in business? And more importantly, do you really know where you are?
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Getting Past the Gatekeeper

October 1, 2012
“Leave your card and we’ll call you if we need you.” Ouch! One rejection after another!
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CRCII News - October 2012

October 1, 2012
The CRCII August 22 general meeting was held at Jon-Don, Inc. in Roselle, IL, and the nominating committee presented the slate of officers and board members that were nominated for the upcoming October 24 election.
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The CRA Report - October 2012

October 1, 2012
To all in the Southern California area: Join us for fellowship and education at our upcoming So-Cal Regional Meetings!
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PACR News and Notes - October 2012

October 1, 2012
The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) members and other industry experts learned and networked together at the 10th Anniversary Connections Convention and Trade Show September 5-7 at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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IICRC: Preparing to Launch the new International Trade Association (ITA)

October 1, 2012
After nearly five years of planning and refining, the IICRC is in its final stages of implementation to launch the International Trade Association (ITA) this year.
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CFI: A Message from the Outgoing President

October 1, 2012
The 2012 Connections saw the CFI hold its annual general meeting and it was a time for reflection. My two years as president is up, and I hand over the reins to a new president, Mr. Steve Kaufman.
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NIDS Announces Recent Grads

October 1, 2012
The National Institute of Decontamination Specialists (NIDS) has announced the latest graduating group from its Hoarder Home Specialist July class.
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IAQA Inks MOU with AIHA

October 1, 2012
The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).
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RSA Expands Nashville Training Offerings

October 1, 2012
Restoration Science Academy (RSA) has expanded its hands-on training facilities at its Nashville location to include instruction in smoke, mold and fire remediation as well as floor care.
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Centrum Force Acquires MOR

October 1, 2012
Centrum Force has acquired MOR (Moore) Time-Saving Equipment, a company known and trusted for producing outstanding rug cleaning equipment for the past six-plus decades.
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Steamatic Names Steve Willis Executive VP

October 1, 2012
Steve Willis, ASCS, CIE, CIAQM, has been named to the position of Executive Vice President. Willis
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Doug Berjer Promoted by Tacony Commercial Floor Division

October 1, 2012
Doug Berjer has been promoted to the position of Sales Director for Tacony’s Commercial Floorcare division and Tacony’s Tornado division.
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“Trick My Van” Contest Winners Announced

October 1, 2012
The winning distributor entry of the HydraMaster “Trick My Van” contest on the company’s Facebook page came from Century Supply in Houston, Texas.
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The October ICS Must See Product Gallery

October 1, 2012
Check out the October ICS Must See Products from the latest technology and innovations currently on the market.
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Aqua Helix: Deep extraction in a portable tool

October 1, 2012
Prochem has released its Aqua Helix High Extraction Tool with its patented Systolic Vector Performance (SVP) Technology.
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New brochure released by Butler

October 1, 2012
Butler has released a new, 92-page color brochure which includes information and images of the Butler System, preferred equipment packages, optional equipment and components, parts and supplies.
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Structural drying in a lightweight unit

October 1, 2012
Abatement Technologies has unveiled its AQUATRAP AT250R LGR dehumidifier, which features 400+ CFM airflow and all-temperature performance to make structural drying fast and easy.
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Evergreen cleaner for Fireline Systems

October 1, 2012
Months of collaboration between Benefect and Fireline have resulted in an all-natural and sustainable cleaning solution, Evergreen A-44, for contents restoration.
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4-in-1 moisture measuring

October 1, 2012
GE has released the Protimeter MMS2, a 4-in-1 moisture measuring instrument which can measure moisture below a surface as well as act as a hygrometer to measure ambient air humidity.
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A new carpet prespray, preconditioner and traffic lane cleaner

October 1, 2012
HydraMaster’s CleanMaster line of cleaning solutions has released Fast Break HD, a three-in-one prespray, preconditioner and traffic lane cleaner capable of performing deep restorative cleaning.
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High-octane prespray – Rocket Fuel

October 1, 2012
Chemspec has introduced Rocket Fuel, a high-octane prespray that combines a high pH with co-solvents to offer fast, effective cleaning performance.
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Introducing the new Gel Break

October 1, 2012
Bridgepoint Systems has introduced Gel Break Adhesive Remover, a natural citrus solvent able to remove a wide range of soils and stains as well as gum, tar, asphalt and grease.
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Light weight, high performance with the Dri-Pod flood dryer

October 1, 2012
Weighing in at 11 pounds, drawing 1.1 amps and measuring 15.2 x 15.2 x 8.9 inches, the Dri-Pod flood dryer from Dri-Eaz features less than half the weight and amp draw than traditional carpet and floor dryers, helping it fit into small spaces with ease.
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A compact portable air scrubber

October 1, 2012
Therma-Stor LLC’s Phoenix Restoration Equipment division has released a compact portable air scrubber in its GuardianR Pro HEPA System.
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The Boxxer XL: One power-packed truckmount

October 1, 2012
HydraMaster has released the Boxxer XL truckmount, which features dual wand capability and 400-plus CFM.
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New version of Wide Track launched by Rotovac

October 1, 2012
Rotovac has launched an updated version of its 24-inch Wide Track carpet cleaning tool.
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