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In the early days of my carpet cleaning career, responding to a call for water damage restoration meant we would extract water from the carpet and perhaps place one or two air movers blowing under the carpet.
“Jessika, I received a phone call from a commercial carpet cleaning project I was on last week and they want me to replace the carpet. Please help me!”
Check out the January ICS Must See Products from the latest technology and innovations currently on the market.
A Tribute to American Legend Zig Ziglar (1926 -2012)
Ano Nuevo, vida nueva” is a very old Spanish proverb that translates, “a new year, a new life.” And even in our modern times, many feel that a new year on the calendar means a new start, a better life ahead.
It is important for a water damage restoration specialist to establish the source and extent of the moisture damage that has occurred. The best way to achieve this is with a moisture meter.
Welcome to the first entry of a new feature here in ICS Cleaning Specialist, where we’ll examine services that you can add to your cleaning and/or restoration business to further diversify yourself from the competition, while ideally increasing your profits.
You’ve probably seen the national commercials from Angie’s List. Angie Hicks, company founder, says on the commercial, “No company can pay to be on Angie’s List, so you can trust what you’re reading.” But do you prospects believe this? And better yet, is it worth it to you to advertise on Angie’s List?
Another year has come and gone. The CFI has a lot of exciting things coming for its members this year through CFI classes and members benefits.
The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) is excited for 2013 and the new opportunities available for PACR and ICRA Members!
It’s the beginning of the IICRC’s 41st year and I’m humbled by that achievement and marketplace acceptance.
Here’s a look at CRA meetings and events from January to June 2013.
About 75 people attended a 40th-anniversary celebration for ServiceMaster by A-Town/Hi-Tech (Abilene, TX) in November.
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) officially announced the International Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Council of Associations (IICRCA), an international trade association initially approved by the IICRC executive committee and board of directors in 2010.
Raj Manickam, CEO of SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning, was awarded the Citizen’s Award of Commendation on Nov. 1.
The National Institute of Decontamination Specialists (NIDS) has announced its November graduates from its Crime and Trauma Scene Bio-Recovery class.
A Legend Brands social media and e-mail campaign from November 1-7 raised $1,500 for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund to support Hurricane Sandy victims.
RSA Technical Education Manager Brandon Burton received special recognition for his contributions to the restoration industry, as he was presented a surprise award at the end of a recent IICRC Instructor Caucus held at the Dri-Eaz facilities in Burlington, WA.
Spray Master Technologies (SMT) has introduced the VacKing, a portable unit that’s able to vacuum up liquids and automatically drain soiled water into the toilet via a fast, secure connection.
Dri-Eaz has released the diesel-fired Dragon X2, a mobile furnace capable of delivering up to 130,000 BTUs of heat and up to 144°F of temperature rise.
CleanMaster’s USR with Multi-Phase immediately triggers the chemical breakdown of urine into basic components like nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide.
Nilodor has announced new Certified Restoration fire, smoke and flood restoration products.
CTI’s Dry Max ULV Fogger is versatile and offers unique spray controls, allowing the operator to control spray velocity, spray pattern and particle size.
Masterclean’s new Penguin cordless and Emperor electric sprayers can now be ordered with the option of a quick change tank.
Maximum Upholstery Protector is “an exclusive solvent-based upholstery and drapery protector to provide an invisible barrier against water and oil-based soils and spills.
The Nautilus Portable Extractor is ideal for flood water extraction with maximum lift or tile cleaning with maximum air flow.