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How To Be Prepared With A Carpet Cleaning Business For Sale
When looking for a carpet cleaning business for sale, what things should a buyer watch out for? One thing to look at when purchasing a business is finances. Inaccurate record keeping is a common problem in the industry, & this can leave the new owner in the dark when projecting expenses or profit.
Answers For Fire Restoration Cleaning Questions
Whom do I contact for fire restoration cleaning? After getting in touch with an insurance company or agent, hiring a professional to repair the damage done to the home is important.
What Affects Water Damage Restoration Cost?
A lot of things factor into what water damage restoration will cost a homeowner and companies may vary greatly in their estimates. This is because it is often impossible to gauge the extent of the destruction until the area is thoroughly surveyed.
Are Water Damage Restoration Training Videos Trustworthy?
It can be convenient to seek out information and methods from water damage restoration training videos. However, the education offered through a certification course proves far more successful and complete.
Whats Included In A Certified Mold Inspector Training Course
Why should you achieve certification to perform remediation for mildew and sewage damage? Taking a certified mold inspector training course ensures that you are a professional who adheres to respected industry standards. The act of remedying damage from mildew or another fungus is a critical task.
What Is The Institute Of Carpet Cleaning & Restoration?
Since 1972, Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC, has been the leading institute for carpet cleaning and restoration professionals around the world. It's grown from its modest beginnings to its present status as the most respected oversight agency in the industry....
Answers For Carpet Cleaning Certification Class Questions
How can a technician attain carpet cleaning certification through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification or IICRC class? They offer a number of programs for technicians in a variety of industries, from simple textile treatment to performing water or fire restoration.
Spring Certification Council and Board Meeting Recap
Last week, the IICRC held its Spring Certification Council and Board of Directors meetings in Nashville. Despite the blustery weather, the event was a success with many new ideas and future plans on the horizon.
Standards Update IICRC April 2014 Newsletter
Standards Update for IICRC Re-accredited by ANSI, ANSI/IICRC S800 Available, S100 Public Review Update, S500 Public Review Update.
What Education is Needed For Proper Furniture Cleaning?
While furniture cleaning has its own distinct certification track, many carpet cleaning professionals can benefit substantially from adding these skills to their range of expertise.
How Do You Know When Oriental Rug Cleaning Is Needed?
Oriental rug cleaning is a more delicate process than cleaning an ordinary rug. It is possible for a layperson to do it, but it is better to hire a certified professional to maintain the piece’s integrity.
What Should You Know About Using A Carpet Cleaning Solution?
What carpet cleaning solution will the professionals typically use during textile treatment? Textile treatment experts may use a variety of chemicals during treatment, some of them available to do-it-yourselfers, but most of them not.
IICRC International Spotlight Gary Bourke
IICRC International Spotlight - Gary Bourke, Owner/Manager PHJ Services, Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia
Master and Journeyman Certifications For April 2014
Congratulations, Master and Journeyman Certifications!
IICRC Standards Update - April
IICRC Standards Update - April 2014
Second Issue of IICRCs Technical Journal Ready for Distribution
The second issue of the IICRC’s technical journal, The Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection (The Journal), will be hitting mailboxes at the end of April, so keep an eye open for it!
IICRC Brings You Brand New Webinar Series April 2014 Newsletter
As a new benefit for Certified Firms, the IICRC is has begun producing a monthly webinar series featuring tips from industry experts on how you can better market your business to consumers and generate new sales leads.
IICRC Spring Flooding Marketing Toolkit April 2014 Newsletter
Spring season has officially begun, and with it brings warmer weather, rain and flooding. Flooding is the leading natural disaster in the U.S. with an estimated $500 million price tag in most states. This may go up or down depending on the state, but even so, flooding is a costly disaster.
Do Not Fail At These April 2014 IICRC Newsletter
We have all heard the adage, “You fail your way to success.” A friend recently sent me this inspiring poster of the great Michael Jordan that clearly illustrates this point. Note the number of championship rings on his hand.
Building Your Dream Machine Part 2 April 2014 Newsletter
The first tip to build your dream machine related to organization, highlighting actions you can take to make sure your business is well organized. In our second tip, we discussed why you should focus your attention on effective management of employees as you grow and expand your business.
Tips To Help Odor Control In Your Home
What are the difficulties associated with odor control in the home? Because repulsive smells cannot be seen, it is often extremely difficult to pinpoint the source of the stench. Moisture, smoke, pet urine, and food can all cause stenches.
What Do You Learn About Carpet Cleaning With IICRC
Why is it important for a technician to learn about carpet cleaning before working in this industry? Treating textiles and flooring is a delicate process that requires real expertise to do correctly.
Why Is Fire And Water Restoration Necessary?
The process of fire and water restoration is very involved when it is performed properly. The only way to have the most up to date techniques and approaches applied to the problem is to hire a certified professional.
What's The Benefits Of Hiring A Professional Carpet Cleaner
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) offers a number of courses for a professional carpet cleaner looking to expand their knowledge of the industry.
How Does A Homeowner Perform Silk Rug Cleaning
Before subjecting a silk rug to cleaning, it is important to make sure that the treatment process is not going to damage the material. While the tensile strength of this material is extremely high, it is still only a combination of protein and water.
Why Should You Take Fire & Water Damage Restoration Training
Why is fire and water damage restoration training an important thing for every technician to receive? This training can help in the aftermath of a flood, plumbing malfunction, or a fire. It can be extremely difficult for a technician to gauge the devastation done to a building.
Why A Professional Carpet Cleaning Education Is Needed
A technician needs professional carpet cleaning education before they are able to provide the range of services homeowners expect in today’s market. A technician must be able to identify textiles at a job site, size up any problems, and choose the right technology for the job.
IICRC Winter BOD Recap Press Release January 2014
Las Vegas — Jan. 31, 2014 — The IICRC’s Winter Board of Directors (BOD) meeting came to a close on Monday night with the grand opening celebration of its new Global Resource Center.
IEHA MoU Press Release February 2014
Vancouver, Wash.—Feb. 12, 2014— The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), an international standard-setting, nonprofit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries, today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IEHA....
Technical Journal Announcement Press Release March 2014
Vancouver, Wash. — March, 3, 2014— The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced the publication of the inaugural issue of its peer-reviewed technical journal, The Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection (The Journal).
BSR-IICRC S100 Public Review Press Release February 2014
(Vancouver, Wash.) Feb. 28, 2014 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announced today that it is revising the IICRC S100-2011 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings.
IICRC and IEHA Sign MoU
The IICRC recently announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the IEHA, formerly the International Executive Housekeepers Association.
The IICRC Technical Journal February 2014 Newsletter
The much anticipated inaugural issue of The Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection (The Journal) is complete and is being readied for distribution. The first issue features four peer-reviewed articles.
IICRC Spotlight Elan Kissar February 2014 Newsletter
IICRC Spotlight Elan Kissar - President - Water Damage Zone & Restoration, Inc.
IICRC Publishes ANSI/IICRC S800 Feb 2014 Newsletter
In early February, the IICRC announced the publication of the new ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floorcoverings (1st edition, 2014).
Master and Journeyman Certifications For Feb 2014
Congratulations, Master and Journeyman Certifications!
International Updates IICRC Feb 2014 Newsletter
International Updates for IICRC Oceania and IICRC UK
IICRC Debuts New Global Resource Center
In late January, the IICRC held its winter Board of Directors (BOD) meeting in Las Vegas.
ANSI IICRC S800 New Standard Press Release
New Standard Published: ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floorcovering
What Is Included In A Carpet Repair Kit?
A professional’s carpet repair kit is normally pretty basic as most repairs can be made without the use of heavy equipment.
What Are The Steps For Couch Cleaning?
Thorough couch cleaning by a certified professional should be done every one to two years to ensure the furniture stays in excellent condition. Soil, food particles, pet dander and other debris can create stains, discolouration, odours and a breeding ground for microbes.
IICRC Standards Activity: 2013 Year in Review
2013 has been an extremely busy and productive year for IICRC Standards – we have been re-accredited by ANSI to continue to develop ANSI Standards.
Thank You To Committee Chairs Volunteers
On behalf of the Board we’d like to thank all our volunteers at this time and in particular our Committee chairs for all of the work that they do on behalf of our industry.
2013 End Of Year IICRC & IICRCA Achievements
2013 End Of Year IICRC & IICRCA Achievements
Why Steam Cleaning Carpet Is More Sanitary?
Steam cleaning carpet is becoming an alternative to traditional shampoo methods. While there are numerous techniques to utilize when removing dirt and allergens, they don't always leave the same results. There are many benefits to the flooring and the occupants when hot water and steam are employed....
Whats In Your Tool Belt Jan 2014 Newsletter
When you started your carpet cleaning business, did you realize that next to being a great cleaner and having awesome customer skills you’d need to learn how to be a great marketer?
Grand Opening GRC Invitation January 2014 Newsletter
Save the Date! The IICRC Invites You to Our Grand Opening Event! The IICRC will kick off the New Year in style with an event to celebrate the opening of its new Global Resource Center on Jan. 27 in Las Vegas.
Building A Dream Machine January 2014 Newsletter
Many of us can remember when we purchased that first van or that first piece of equipment. What about now? Do you still consider your van a “Dream Machine?” If not, you might find the following five tips helpful.
Why Get A Carpet Cleaning Technician Certification With IICRC?
To get ahead in their competitive industry, a carpet cleaning technician should consider certification though a respected organization. There are thousands of companies around the country that offer textile maintenance, and a professional needs every edge they can get.
When Are Hard Surface Inspections Needed?
It may not seem like hard surface inspections are as important as carpet maintenance, but wood, marble, stone and resilient flooring needs regular attention to keep them looking their best. Professionals trained in this discipline are able to identify flooring problems and know how to fix them.
Why Should You Have A Carpet Cleaning Certification In Texas
Why is it important to attain a carpet cleaning certification in Texas? Caring for carpeting is more complicated than it may seem. As technology has improved in the industry, technicians have more options available to them to provide excellent service to their customers.
Why Use Professionals With A Certification In Carpet Cleaning?
The benefits of using a carpet technician who has certification in carpet cleaning are plentiful. Many people want a spotless floor and also want it done in the right way. A tidy floor is easy on the eyes, aids in improving property value, and can reduce the amount of allergens in a house.
IICRC 2013 Milestones
Vancouver, Wash. — Dec. 10, 2013 — As 2013 draws to a close, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is celebrating several milestones achieved throughout the year.
ANSI/IICRC S500 Second Public Review Press Release Dec 2013
(Vancouver, Wash.) December 06, 2013 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces that it is revising the ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration.
What To Do After Smoke Damage Has Happened?
Smoke damage can be devastating to personal property and structures. Quick action is the only way to minimize the destruction. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, IICRC, is a globally recognized organization whose mission is to establish higher industry standards.
Tech Journal Writers December 2013 Newsletter
The IICRC is seeking technical writers for its upcoming peer-reviewed journal serving the cleaning, restoration and inspection industries. The journal will be published six times per year, and the first issue will be released in early 2014.
Master And Journeyman Certifications For December
Congratulations, Master and Journeyman Certifications!
Chairman's Corner December 2013 Newsletter
The IICRC Board of Directors met in July, for the first time, in our newly purchased building in Las Vegas and again in late-October in Vancouver WA. With many anticipated improvements on the horizon, the Board had a full agenda during both meetings.
December 2013 Newsletter New CF Benefit
Each year, IICRC Certified Firms receive several special benefits for signing up or renewing their status. Starting in January, they will receive a brand new benefit available throughout the 2014 calendar year.
Dec 2013 Newsletter IICRC International Spotlight Corey Tuhaka
IICRC International Spotlight - Corey Tuhaka: Director, Commercial & Domestic Restorations - Caringbah, New South Wales, Australia
Board of Directors Elections December 2013 Newsletter
The IICRC recently welcomed three new members to its 2013-2014 Board of Directors during its October shareholders’ meeting in Vancouver, Wash. Joe Dobbins, Joseph Hughes and Paul Pearce will join the 12 incumbent members who were not yet up for re-election.
Certification Classes A Logical Step For Berks Fire Water
Berks Fire Water in is in the midst of the certification process with IICRC now, hosting instructors from accredited schools until their school is credentialed.
Why Should Water Restoration Be Handled By A Professional?
Learning to perform water restoration is accomplished by taking classes and becoming certified. The IICRC, or Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, has created programs and approved instructors that are in charge of training the technicians that specialize in this field.
How Can You Achieve A Carpet Cleaning Certification With IICRC?
Attaining carpet cleaning certification through the IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, is a fairly straightforward process. The technician must sign up and attend a course that demonstrates the best methods for treating textiles.
What Are The Kinds Of Water Restoration Equipment Used?
There are several pieces of water restoration equipment needed to complete the job properly. This field is technically complex and requires a lot of technology and expertise to do right.
How To Learn The Carpet Cleaning Business
A technician who wants to learn the carpet cleaning business can do so easily by taking courses accredited by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC. Over the last decades, the IICRC has worked to establish the standards and best practices in the field.
BSCs Add Lucrative Upholstery Cleaning Services
While many building service contractors provide carpet cleaning services, just a fraction of contractors also clean upholstery. Both services utilize similar equipment; BSCs not offering to clean cubicle partitions and office furniture are leaving money on the table.
Why Should Cleaning Leather Furniture Be Done Properly?
Cleaning leather furniture is an involved process that requires great care because this material can easily be damaged if it is not treated properly. While a homeowner can do it, professionals certified in the field will have all of the equipment and materials needed to do an excellent job.
What Is The Process For IICRC Water Damage Restoration Course?
An IICRC water damage restoration course is one of the most extensive classes available in the industry. For decades the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification has been teaching technicians in the field the best methods and introducing new technology available to them.
Why Professional Carpet Cleaning Should Be Considered?
Even people who diligently vacuum and care for their carpeting occasionally need to hire professional carpet cleaning services. Textiles that appear to be dirt free can still have deep down soil. Whether a stain is caused by pets or a spilled glass of wine, a certified technician can handle it.
Why Berber Carpet Repair Needs To Be Done By A Professional?
Berber carpet repair can become necessary for a number of reasons. A seam may become unsightly in time, there may be damage to the fibers, or there may be a stain that the homeowner cannot remove. A common reason for damage is from pets chewing and pulling fibers.
Why Should A Technician Be Hired For Odor Removal?
While some forms of odor removal can be done by a homeowner without any technical experience, professionals will be needed for more stubborn, unpleasant smells. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification are the agency in charge of certifying technicians skilled in this fiel...
What Does Water Damage Restoration Technician Training Offer?
IICRC certifies exceptional water damage restoration technician training that, upon completion, allows the professional in good standing to display the CleanTrust™ logo. IICRC accredits local schools which provide instructors with ANSI-approved standards who share the best techniques available.
What Is A Green Carpet Cleaning Certification
With many consumers looking for companies that offer environmentally friendly products, it’s no surprise that some technicians want green carpet cleaning certification courses. There aren’t any classes available for this purpose yet, but there are some close alternatives.
Why Smoke Damage Clean Up Needs To Be Done Properly
A property fire leaves tremendous destruction in its wake, and rapidly repairing the smoke damage by hiring clean up technicians will reduce the estimated cost of the restoration.
How Can Mold Remediation Courses Online Help Technicians?
Professionals in the water damage restoration industry need hands-on education to do their job properly, which is why mold remediation courses online aren’t the best option for these technicians.
The Importance Of Using A Water Restoration Company
A water restoration company has to neutralize a number of threats when handling a job.
What To Look For In Local Carpet Cleaners
Are all local carpet cleaners created equal? Do they leave the flooring free of allergens and stains? They must all be certified to perform their job too, right? To assume the answer is "yes" to all three of these questions could result in a less than stellar treatment and damage to the material.
Considering A Professional Service For Cleaning Carpet Stains
Can lack of cleaning, carpet stains, or muddy looking floors keep a homeowner from truly enjoying the look of their home? Absolutely!
Let A Carpet Cleaning Company Address Urine Odor Problems
Six out of ten Americans own an animal, and chances are that most of them found themselves confronted with a urine odor problem at one time or another.
Water Extraction Requires A Special Skill Set And Knowledge
Professionals in the industry of cleaning and restoration of flooring use water extraction techniques in numerous applications. Anytime a cleaning solution is applied to break down dirt in carpeting, for example, the liquid must subsequently be removed to prevent the growth of mildew.
September 2013 Press Release IICRC Mili Washington For SES
Vancouver, Wash.—Sept. XX, 2013— The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) today announced that its Standards Director, Mili Washington, was selected to serve as Secretary for the Society for Standards Professionals (SES) Board of Directors.
September 2013 Newsletter IICRCA Board Of Directors Elections
Vancouver, Wash. [Sept. 19, 2013] – The International Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Council of Association (IICRCA) is announcing today an open call for nominations for the 2013-2014 IICRCA Board of Directors. Nominations for the seven open seats will be accepted through Oct. 1, 2013.
Looking For Commercial And Industrial Carpet Cleaning Services
One of the most effective ways to establish oneself as a credible professional in the field of industrial carpet cleaning is to obtain certification by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, known as the IICRC for short.
What To Consider Before Choosing Carpet Cleaning Companies
When a home or business owner hires carpet cleaning companies to treat their floors, they should expect the technicians to be trained, certified, and skilled. Unfortunately, there is often no way to know if a professional has the ability to do a proper job.
Making The Decision To Hire A Quality Carpet Cleaning Company
Locating local quality carpet cleaning is a valuable decision that will impact the overall appearance and lifespan of the flooring. The internet has an abundance of resources to assist in the search, yet it is important to have an awareness of what to consider when making the choice.
How To Find Courses For Carpet Cleaning Certification Online
Technicians that want to improve their skills and standing in the industry can attempt to find carpet cleaning certification courses online.
Selecting A Restoration Firm To Preform Fire Damage Clean Up
Fire damage clean up is an arduous process that often requires the proper industrial equipment and time. A standard vacuum cleaner is rarely enough. In addition, time is of the essence.
Carpet Stretching Is A Common Form Of Repair Service
Carpet stretching is a common form of repair that many cleaning companies offer as a part of their service package. It is typically employed when flooring is starting to ripple or bunch up in the home.
Greenville Tech Media Alert June 2013
Greenville, S.C. – [June 11, 2013] – The Greenville Technical College Corporate and Career Development Division is hosting a new series of healthy homes training courses in June.
IICRC Video Production RFP Press Release
This request for proposal contains confidential information to be used by the recipient for the purposes of submitting a proposal to the Institute.
IICRC S520 Public Review Press Release July 2013
(Vancouver, Wash.) July 05, 2013 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces that it is revising the IICRC S520-2008 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation.
IICRC Newsletter Naming Contest Winner
IICRC Announces e-Newsletter Naming Contest Winner: IICRCToday
IICRC And NFSI MoU Press Release
The IICRC and NFSI Team Up to Prevent Slips and Falls
IICRC Partners With NADCA MoU Press Release
Vancouver, Wash.—Sept. 12, 2013— The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA).
Five Steps To Prevent Mold Growth After A Flood
The leading natural disaster in the U.S., floods can wreak havoc on a home or building that lasts long after waters recede. Over the past five years, the average paid flood insurance claim was more than $35,000, according to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Finding A Company That Offers Disaster Restoration Services
Recovering from a catastrophe can be an overwhelming prospect, but with the help of qualified disaster restoration services providers, home and business owners can rest assured that their property will receive the professional attention it deserves.
The Two Approved Types Of Carpet Cleaning Certification Courses
The IICRC approves two types of carpet cleaning certification courses offered through established partner schools. One focuses on predominantly residential services, the other on primarily commercial applications.
Newsletter Naming Contest
The IICRC Needs You to Vote on Our eNewsletter Name! Online voting for newsletter name open through July 31.
MRS Program Approval In Florida
IICRC Exam Accepted for Mold Remediation Licensure in Florida
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