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News for the Pros: Industrial Cleaning & Restoration Insights

Explore the Atex blog for insights, news and trends for the industrial cleaning and restoration industry.

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Truckmount and carpet cleaning equipment in van

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Truckmount?

A truckmount is an invaluable investment for industrial cleaning and restoration professionals. Versatile and efficient, these heavy-duty carpet cleaning machines typically allow for more powerful cleaning properties than portable machines. Unfortunately, with higher power,…
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Tools for cleaning tile and grout

Hard Surface Care: Best Tools for Cleaning Tile and Grout

Looking for a better way to deep clean tile and grout? Having the proper tools to tackle the job can give you the advantage you need to leave walls and flooring looking brand new.…
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essential equipment for water damage restoration

Essential Equipment for Water Damage Restoration

Water damage restoration is serious business. Flooding, spills, leaks and natural disasters can cause major structural damage fast. Drywall can be severely damaged and mold growth can begin in just a short period of…
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Moisture meters are vital to measuring moisture content and potentially preventing water damage.

How Do Moisture Meters Work?

There’s an easy way to catch moisture problems before they cause expensive damage to a home or commercial facility — moisture meters. Industrial cleaning and restoration professionals may have a moisture meter or two…
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Hurricane Preparedness Tips to Improve Safety

Be Prepared: Hurricane Preparedness Tips to Improve Safety

Can hurricane preparedness improve overall safety during and after a storm? Believe it or not, there are several easy ways to help mitigate the dangers caused by projectiles and interior flooding. This includes reducing…
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Air scrubbers improve indoor air quality by removing pollen and other allergens

4 Ways Air Scrubbers Improve Indoor Air Quality

Are you looking for a way to improve indoor air quality? From removing harmful particles in the air to clearing strong odors, air scrubbers are an essential tool for restoration professionals. Lightweight yet durable,…
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Ten tips to prevent mold, mildew from growing indoors.

10 Tips to Prevent Mold

Looking for a better way to prevent mold from growing indoors? Though mold plays an important part in many natural processes, it’s better found outdoors than growing in bathrooms, closets or along your walls.…
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Becoming an IICRC Certified Technician can help boost your cleaning and restoration career.

Leveling Up: How an IICRC Certification Boosts Your Pro Status

IICRC Certifications can help cleaning and restoration professionals take their careers to the next level. Often likened to an attorney passing the Bar Exam, IICRC Certified Technicians carry a level of clout and recognized…
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Chris Curto, IICRC-Certified instructor teaches courses on water damage (WRT) and applied structural drying (ASD).

Water Damage Expert Brings 30 Years of Industry Know-How to Atex

You could say cleaning and restoration is in Chris Curto’s blood. The Idaho-based restorer grew up helping his father and grandfather with the family janitorial and restoration business. “I remember being out there with…
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Take Care Celebrating: Holiday Fire Safety for Homes and Offices

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Homes and offices are decked out for the holidays with twinkling lights and boughs of proverbial holly, but unfortunately, as spirits rise with the season, so…
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