About six years ago, the professional cleaning industry was introduced to automatic scrubbers that could clean and maintain floors by electrically converting regular tap water into a cleaning agent. While there was certainly some controversy about these systems when they were first introduced—mainly revolving around claims about their cleaning effectiveness— these days chemical-free floor machines appear to be quite popular and are now used around the world.
In April 2013, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the University of Kentucky compiled a comprehensive report on bed bugs titled 2013 Bugs Without Borders Survey. While the bed bug problem in North America is not necessarily a seasonal problem, the study did find that nearly half of all infestations occur during the spring and summer months.
Not everyone may be aware of a controversy that has been brewing in the professional carpet cleaning industry for nearly a decade. But as more and more BSCs begin offering carpet-cleaning services to their clients, this argument will likely involve them as well. The gist of the debate surrounds whether to use hot- or cold-water carpet extractors.