This zone covers everything about restoration, from water damage, to natural disasters to fire and smoke.


Technology in Cleaning and Restoration

Take a look at these technologies for cleaning and restoration!

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How to Get Better Meter Readings

Every water loss requires proper moisture documentation. Ultimately, you need to show that all the affected materials are dry.

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Back to Basics: Mold 101 (Part III) – Remediation

When mold does appear, it can not only damage property but cause adverse health effects as well.

 “Mold remediation” is simply a professional term for mold removal. If remediation is necessary, the assessment details what is required to remove it.  

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The Deodorizing Principles in Restoration

Probably the biggest mistake made by restorers is oversimplification of smoke odor.

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Back to Basics: Mold 101 (Part II) - Assessing a Mold Problem

Mold assessment and identification presents many challenges and can easily be done improperly by untrained persons

If there is only minor surface mold, usually the home or building owner doesn’t need to call in an expert, but if the mold is widespread, has caused visible damage, and is suspected of causing health problems, it’s best to call in a certified professional.

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Moisture Detection and Moisture Mapping

The goal of moisture detection in the water damage restoration industry is to identify and assess abnormally wet locations of buildings, structures and their materials so that the drying process can be measured, documented and carried out effectively and in an economical and efficient manner.

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Back to Basics: Mold 101 (Part I) – An Introduction

No one knows how many molds or species of fungi exist. Some estimates range from tens of thousands to upwards of 400,000

 What is mold? Molds are fungi that thrives everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. They grow best in warm, damp and humid conditions. 

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How Do You Diversify? A Look at Add-Ons Worth Adding

If you ask David Hart, Founder/CEO of RAMAIR, he’ll tell you that duct cleaning is the fastest growing segment in the cleaning industry, as homeowners are becoming more and more aware of indoor air quality and potential contaminants that can cause harm. 

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Marketing Tips to Get Water Damage Jobs When Severe Weather Strikes

Floods can come at any time. When they come, will your company be ready?

Here's my story of a recent flood catastrophe in Pensacola, FL I personally experienced and how my cleaning company handled it:

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Mold Remediation – Know the Basics First

Mold remediation can be a lucrative add-on business for restoration companies, but the inherent hazards and requirements warrant careful adherence to industry standards for both the process and products used.

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ARCS 2015 Convention

Maison Dupuy Hotel
New Orleans, LA
United States

The ARCS Educational Programs have started with several great hands-on workshops lead by notable industry's experts.

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IAQA Annual Meeting and Indoor Environment and Energy Expo

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center
Grapevine, TX
United States

IAQA has issued a Call for Papers for its 18th Annual Meeting, to be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX from March 16 – 18, 2015.

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The Experience Conference and Exhibition

Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort
Clearwater Beach, FL
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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2015 RIA Leadership Summit & Industry Expo

The Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
United States

RIA's 2015 International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo will be held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

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The Experience Convention and Trade Show

The Mirage Casino and Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
United States

Live demonstration and teaching stages that give you the EXPERIENCE you need to succeed!

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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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Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.


While winter is considered the "slow season" for carpet cleaners, it can also be a season of great opportunity. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun offers advice for keeping revenue consistent during the cold weather months so you're thriving - and not just surviving - the winter.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine


2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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