Amy Hughes

Amy Hughes is an editorial assistant with Cleanfax. She has worked as a freelance writer and editor for more than ten years, including four years with Cleanfax. Reach out to her at [email protected].

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Community and Service: Values That Translate to Restoration Industry Success

Ricardo Herdan, co-owner of three PuroClean locations servicing the Miami community, launched his business alongside David Shiffman just five years ago as a newcomer to...
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Finding a Niche in Biohazard Cleanup

Karen Argus, owner of PuroClean of Stuart in Stuart, Florida, came to the restoration industry after a 20-year career in nursing where she worked as...
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Market Research Report Predicts Growth for Carpet Flooring and Cleaning Industries

UNITED STATES—February 16, 2023—A recent market research report by Arizton Advisory & Intelligence suggests that the global carpet flooring market will reach $120 billion by...
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California Flooding Damage Estimates Top $30B

CALIFORNIA—February 16, 2023—Beginning after Christmas and continuing into mid-January, heavy rain across California caused massive flooding, mudslides, and extensive damage in 40 of the state’s...
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Hurricane Ian Recovery Update

FLORIDA—February 16, 2023—As spring break season approaches, the devastation of the 2022 hurricane season continues to impact Florida’s coastal communities—traditionally popular destinations for college students...
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Water Damage Mishaps

By Amy Hughes, editorial assistant As restoration companies gear up for water damage jobs, it’s important to consider what training or operating procedures in your...

2022 Restoration Industry Leaders Review: Advanced Disaster Recovery, Inc.

In business, smaller companies often get bought up and assimilated into larger companies. It’s part of the game. But for Greg Boatwright, CEO of Advanced...

2022 Carpet Cleaning Industry Leaders Review: Clean Zone

By Amy Hughes Ronnie and Anita Brown, co-owners of Clean Zone in Gainesville, Fla., began their carpet cleaning company with a clear mission: focus on...

2022 Carpet Cleaning Industry Leaders Review: Truman Steemers

By Amy Hughes Courtney Lee, owner of Truman Steemers in Lawrenceville, Georgia, entered the carpet cleaning industry just a couple years out of high school,...

Respiratory Protection Dos and Don’ts

By Amy Hughes When restoration workers encounter hazardous materials on the job, a respirator is a necessary element of personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep...


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