Cleaning & Restoration Breaking News

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

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Mikey’s Board to Host “Truckmount Experience” at The Experience Convention and Trade Show

Over $35K in prizes will also be raffled off.
July 30, 2014

Mikey’s Board will host a live “Truckmount Experience” outside the Mirage Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas at The Experience Convention and Trade show (September 3-5).


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Introducing the DryPro Mobile App

Features of the app include calculating drying equipment needed based on the area, calculating the amount of power needed, photo attachment capability and more.
July 29, 2014

Nu-Tech Cleaning Systems has introduced the DryPro mobile app for the iOS operating system, an easy-to-use app that helps restoration professionals successfully and cost-effectively plan and complete water damage jobs.


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Clean ‘n Fresh Recognized as Women’s Business Enterprise

July 29, 2014

Phoenix-based Clean ‘n Fresh Cleaning Service, LLC, has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), according to a press release.


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US Products Pro Unveils New Website

The new website platform includes downloadable product information sheets, links to product information and operations and maintenance videos, a distributor location finder, and more.
July 28, 2014

US Products Pro, the division of US Products specifically dedicated to the cleaning and restoration contractor, has unveiled its new website – www.usproductspro.com


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RSA Releases New 600-Page “Guide” to Cleaning and Restoration

“Complete Guide” is the definitive compilation of restoration, cleaning and remediation expertise
July 24, 2014

RSA has completed The Complete Guide to Cleaning and Restoration, a comprehensive textbook for its restoration, cleaning and remediation classroom courses, according to a press release.


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TruckMountForums Acquires All Star Cleaning Forums

July 23, 2014

TruckMountForums (TMF) has announced that it has acquired All Star Cleaning Forums and all accounts associated, according to a press release. 


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Understanding the “DASCH” Approach to Carpet Cleaning

July 18, 2014

There are five key components to carpet cleaning, and according to Joe Versluis, U.S. Products , these can be referred to by the acronym “DASCH.”


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IICRC Opens Nominations for 2014-15 Board of Directors

Submissions are due to the IICRC headquarters no later than August 1, 2014.
July 16, 2014

The IICRC has opened nominations for the 2014-15 Board of Directors, according to a press release. 


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Updated: Bridgewater Corp has Agreed to be Purchased

The newly formed entity will be owned by affiliates of AEA Investors through its Small Business Fund II (AEA), as well as members of the Aramsco and Bridgewater management teams.
July 15, 2014

Confluence Group LLC, owner of the Bridgewater family of companies, is pleased to announce it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its business to a newly formed entity which also owns Aramsco, Inc, according to a press release. 


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CRI Launches New Website

CRI's new site features updated technology, including a responsive design for better access on mobile devices
July 14, 2014

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), the non-profit trade association for the U.S. carpet industry, has a newly redesigned website, according to a press release.


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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.

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Most cleaners rely on their online marketing presence to get jobs. But Google hasn't made things easy lately with their algorithm updates, which has impacted a lot of cleaning sites. Here's a look at some tips and suggestions to improve your Google ranking.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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