Restoration

How Do You Diversify? A Look at Add-Ons Worth Adding

July 8, 2014

If you ask David Hart, Founder/CEO of RAMAIR, he’ll tell you that duct cleaning is the fastest growing segment in the cleaning industry, as homeowners are becoming more and more aware of indoor air quality and potential contaminants that can cause harm. 


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Marketing Tips to Get Water Damage Jobs When Severe Weather Strikes

Floods can come at any time. When they come, will your company be ready?
May 15, 2014

Here's my story of a recent flood catastrophe in Pensacola, FL I personally experienced and how my cleaning company handled it:


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Mold Remediation – Know the Basics First

May 7, 2014

Mold remediation can be a lucrative add-on business for restoration companies, but the inherent hazards and requirements warrant careful adherence to industry standards for both the process and products used.


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Advances in Air Movers

From centrifugal to axial, a look at some of the latest air mover specs
April 3, 2014

Originally air movers became popular in the carpet cleaning industry back in the 1960’s and early 70’s with the boom of wall-to-wall carpet and the portable carpet cleaner.


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Creative Drying Techniques for Problematic Areas

March 3, 2014

Even with advances in drying equipment over the last 10-15 years, drying certain areas of structures can still present challenges.


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Injection Drying: Inspect, Plan and Dry

March 3, 2014

As a 40-year veteran of the cleaning and restoration industries, I’m proud to have witnessed and been a part of the advancements in science and technology.


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The New K-12 Clean Standard: What Does it Mean for You?

What defines “a normal fungal ecology,” “biologically safe” or “low VOC?"
February 27, 2014

The cleaning and restoration industry has been vexed with this issue for years - exactly how clean is clean? 


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Ask Steve: What’s the Best Way to Handle Back-Stabbing Contractors?

I formed a strategic partnership with a quality structural contractor in my area
February 6, 2014

Here are some things to look for in a structural contractor strategic partner:


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Pin, Pin-less and RH: Weighing Your Moisture Meter Options

January 24, 2014

Visible signs of water damage and moisture intrusions are easily recognized.


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RFID to ATP to GPS and More: Innovation and Advances in Cleaning and Restoration

Thermal imaging, ATP testing, RFID and GPS: How they can help your business
December 2, 2013
By now, you should know the value of carrying a thermal imaging camera in your restoration toolbox, as it allows you to see exactly where the water is and exactly how far it has spread in a particular water loss to better assess the situation.
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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

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Most cleaners rely on their online marketing presence to get jobs. But Google hasn't made things easy lately with their algorithm updates, which has impacted a lot of cleaning sites. Here's a look at some tips and suggestions to improve your Google ranking.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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Social Media

Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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