Cleaning & Restoration Breaking News

Here’s a look at the latest headlines in the cleaning and restoration industry.

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Floor Care FAQs

According to Debby Davis, a floor care expert with Powr-Flite, the company receives more questions and more requests for help regarding floor care issues than any other cleaning task.


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IICRC Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

New to the Board of Directors this year are Steve Moran and Steve Spivak, Ph.D.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced the election of five new members to comprise the 2014-2015 Board of Directors, according to a press release. 


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Betco Launches New Website, Expands Blog

The new site is designed to empower visitors by making it far easier to find the products and information they need

Betco has announced the launch of a new company website and an expanded blog as part of a commitment to educate, inform, help and hear directly from customers and markets the company serves, according to Brad Betz, Betco Vice President.


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5 Reasons Your Cleaning Company May Fail

In the contract cleaning industry, it’s estimated that about half of all companies fail within five years.


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Connie Brookshire Recognized as “Distinguished Professional” by NADP

Connie S. Brookshire, Owner of Professional Standard Chemical & Equipment, has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional in her field through the National Association of Distinguished Professionals, according to a press release.


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PROCYON Kicks Off Video Contest

Submissions are due by November 14 and winners will be announced on December 1.

PROCYON is hosting its first video contest and is seeking impressive, genuine training videos of the dirtiest carpet and tile cleaning projects. 


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Prochem Products Now Available at Nu-Tech Cleaning Systems

Prochem truckmounts, chemicals, air movers and other cleaning and restoration equipment is now available at Nu-Tech Cleaning Systems (Berkley, MI), according to an announcement.


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ICRA Completes Inaugural Performance Assessment

The International Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA) offered its inaugural Performance Assessment for carpet cleaning at The Experience Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas from September 3-5, with the primary purpose to accomplish several tasks. 


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2014 Experience Convention and Trade Show Reaches New Heights

The Experience returns to Clearwater Beach April 27-29, 2015

The 2014 Experience Convention and Trade Show, held from September 3-5 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, will go down as the busiest show on record, having drawn more than 2,500 attendees, according to a press release.


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IICRC Launches Before-and-After Photo Contest

Submitted photos will be credited and used along with articles and blog posts on the IICRC website, with the winners of each category receiving a $25 gift certificate to Amazon

Starting today, the IICRC will host its first photo contest to further illustrate the important work of the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. 


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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

Podcasts

Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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Janitorial Work

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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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