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Appointed IICRC standards director

Mili Washington appointed IICRC’s standards director

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announced mid-June that Mili Washington had been hired as its new standards director. Her focus in the coming year will be to streamline the standards development process and strategy at the IICRC, work toward American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for…

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NUCCRA seeks expertise for water damage doc committee

NUCCRA seeks expertise to work on water damage documentation

Following the discussions at April’s Cleanlink conference, the National Upholstery, Carpet Cleaners and Restoration Association Inc (NUCCRA) has gone to the next step in forming a committee to work towards water damage documentation. It will be addressing the use of the IICRC S500, Australian guidelines, as well as protocols. There…

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XRF carpet cleaning test validated

XRF carpet cleaning test validated

A peer-reviewed research paper validating the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI)’s X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) carpet cleaning test protocol has been published in the March-April edition of AATCC Review, the official journal of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists. Titled, “X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy Method Development for Quantitative Evaluation of…

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NUCCRA's Cleanlink conference

NUCCRA takes on a more professional hue

While the National Upholstery, Carpet Cleaners & Restorers Association’s (NUCCRA) Cleanlink 2011 conference was themed ‘Rev up your Business Engine’, perhaps the real message was the Association’s intent to become a far more professional organisation. In turn, it will be capable of enhancing its growing portfolio of services and initiatives….

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INCLEAN reports on Steamatic's restoration efforts

SCM partnered with Steamatic Australia for Victorian flood clean-up

Steamatic Catastrophe Management (SCM) has been working in northern Victoria with Steamatic Australia on cleanup and restoration following recent flood devastation. SCM is a company owned by Steamatic’s franchise owners who work together on large restorations or commercial jobs when the number of claims and restorations requires services exceeding the…

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Pacvac from INCLEAN March 2010

Pacvac kit boosts productivity

In the current economic climate Pacvac understand how important it is for building service contractors (BSCs) to maximise the cleaners’ productivity. How? By using Pacvac’s Productivity Booster Kit for the company’s Superpro 700 series of back pack vacuum cleaners. “It is the cleaning industry’s most advanced productivity and occupational health…

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Training courses

Jena Dyco launches Clandestine Lab Testing and Analysis course

Jena Dyco International has launched the Clandestine Lab Testing and Analysis Course. It follows on from the Remediation of Clandestine Lab Residues course’s success, which was launched in July last year and teaches restorers how to clean up clandestine drug labs. The Clandestine Lab Testing and Analysis course is geared…

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Devine Carpet, Northern Beaches

Devine location drives traffic to rug facility

By Michael Parkinson When Devine Carpet Care identified a shift in the trend from carpets to hard floors in homes, it decided to set up a separate business to capture the demand for cleaning floor rugs. Having established a successful carpet cleaning business on Sydney’s northern beaches, keeping pace with…

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Register now for CleanLink

The National Upholstery, Carpet Cleaners and Restorers Association’s (NUCCRA) CleanLink Cleaning and Restoration    Conference 2011 will be held on 5 and 6 April at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Melbourne Victoria. It will be co-located with CleanScene. A busy CleanLink program includes expert speakers covering both technical and business topics; and…

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NUCCRA and Gary Bourke

FLOODS: industry poised to tackle its critical tasks

As the heavy equipment moves mud and garbage away and power is reconnected, the carpet and restoration industry is poised to play its part in delivering critical hygiene services to South East Queensland, northern New South Wales and parts of regional Victoria. It is at these times that education and…

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Restoration Industry Association

RIA 2011 conference receives a ‘facelift’

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has given its annual convention and exhibition a major facelift and will be unveiling some of those changes at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, USA. The Leadership Summit and Industry Expo will take place from 8 to 11 March and will feature four facilitated discussion…

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Meth lab clean-up conference

Clan Lab Cleanup  – Where does the responsibility lie? 29th July 2011 –  Gold Coast The second annual Meth Lab Cleanup Conference, themed Where does the responsibility lie?, will be held at Sea World Nara Resort on the Gold Coast, Friday 29th July 2011. It is expected that the conference…

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