Cleaning & Restoration Breaking News

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

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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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HydraMaster Hosts Annual 9/11 Luncheon, Observation

HydraMaster hosted its annual 9/11 luncheon to honor the firefighters and police officers who protect the Mukilteo, Washington community on Thursday. 


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Steamatic Names New President

Steamatic offers cleaning and restoration services through more than 500 franchise territories in the United States and in 25 countries around the world

Steamatic, Inc. has named Steve Willis President of its global organization, according to an announcement from former President Bill Sims, who will now assume the role of Chairman.


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John and Lora Olson Receive 2014 Ralph Bloss Humanitarian Award

The husband and wife duo and owners of Superior Cleaning Solutions are active year-round raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

 John and Lora Olson, owners of Superior Cleaning Solutions (Orem, UT), were presented with the 2014 ICS Cleaning Specialist Ralph Bloss Humanitarian Award Thursday during an evening reception at The Experience Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. 


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The Spot Returned – What Went Wrong?

Many carpet cleaning technicians have run into this problem: You clean a soiled, spotted carpet.  All looks fine when you leave and then a few days later, spots not only return, they're even bigger.


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CRI Updates the SOA to Include ICRA Membership

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has updated its guidelines for Seal of Approval Service Providers, according to a press release. 


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Interested in Government Cleaning Contracts? Here’s What You Should Know

Many small cleaning contractors seek out government contracts and many federal, state and local governments are required to select a certain number of small companies to fill such contracts. 


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ARCS Develops Classes for In-Plant Rug Cleaners

Association will announce upcoming class schedule at The Experience Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.

The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) has developed a program of educational classes designed specifically for in-plant rug cleaners, which it will formally announce at The Experience Convention and Trade Show next week in Las Vegas. 


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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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The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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