Tools and Gadgets

That carpet isn’t going to clean itself. Here’s a look at some of the hardware to help you get the job done.

ARTICLES

3 Ways to Become a More Sustainable Cleaning Company

April 3, 2014

We’ve covered a lot on green in this issue as a means for cleaning for health and safety.


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When is Clean Truly “Clean?”

A look at the tools and gadgets to find hidden hazards and verify cleanliness
April 3, 2014

When I first entered this industry, “cleaning” generally indicated removal of any dust or soil contained in the item being on hand.


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Advances in Air Movers

From centrifugal to axial, a look at some of the latest air mover specs
April 3, 2014

Originally air movers became popular in the carpet cleaning industry back in the 1960’s and early 70’s with the boom of wall-to-wall carpet and the portable carpet cleaner.


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Injection Drying: Inspect, Plan and Dry

March 3, 2014

As a 40-year veteran of the cleaning and restoration industries, I’m proud to have witnessed and been a part of the advancements in science and technology.


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Truckmounts or Portables? That is the Question

Each type of equipment serves a purpose and has a place in the industry
January 30, 2014

When it comes to the pros and cons of truckmount systems and portable carpet extractors, the discussion can get a bit dicey.


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Pin, Pin-less and RH: Weighing Your Moisture Meter Options

January 24, 2014

Visible signs of water damage and moisture intrusions are easily recognized.


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The Value of a Rug Caddy (and How to Build One Yourself)

A rug caddy is an important piece of equipment for a comprehensive rug cleaning operation
January 9, 2014

You walk into your carefully set up rug cleaning plant. Water is pooled everywhere on the floor - someone forgot to turn the water off on the rug bath. About a dozen rugs that had been vacuumed, dusted and prepared for cleaning that day are saturated with water that overflowed the rug bath, possibly mixed with soil.  


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RFID to ATP to GPS and More: Innovation and Advances in Cleaning and Restoration

Thermal imaging, ATP testing, RFID and GPS: How they can help your business
December 2, 2013
By now, you should know the value of carrying a thermal imaging camera in your restoration toolbox, as it allows you to see exactly where the water is and exactly how far it has spread in a particular water loss to better assess the situation.
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Moisture Meters: Continuing to Change for the Better

This article will focus on change in products for detecting and tracking moisture
November 4, 2013

The focus of this issue is innovation. We tend to associate change with innovation and progress. 


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Technology in Cleaning and Restoration

Here's a look at some of the latest technologies available in today’s marketplace
November 1, 2013
As a cleaning and/or restoration professional, we’re betting that you’re constantly on the lookout for new, innovative technologies that allow you to do your job faster and more efficiently.
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EVENTS

The Experience Conference & Exhibition 2014

4/24/14
Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa
Dallas, TX
United States

Don't miss your chance to see, try out and learn about all of the latest and most advanced equipment, tools and procedures available in our industry today.

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Multimedia

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The 2013 Experience Convention & Trade Show

A look back in photos at the 2013 Experience Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas.

THE MAGAZINE

ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 April

Take a look at the April 2014 issue with features on air movers, going green, carpet cleaning and new products & technologies.

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