Thinking About “Diving In” to Water Damage? Here’s What You Should Know

December 3, 2012

Combining residential carpet and upholstery cleaning, contract commercial cleaning and restoration gave me a three-legged stool with each “leg” supporting the others.

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ATP Testing: Determining Conditions and Verifying Cleanliness

December 3, 2012

I’ve seen the process of restoring homes and businesses go from a simple, unsophisticated approach to a complex, scientific and professional service.

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Bio-Recovery Issues: The Importance of Proper Training

November 1, 2012
During the Connections Convention and Trade Show last September in Las Vegas, I was invited to set up a mock crime scene in the flood house… and I received many comments about it.
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How Much Airflow is Really needed?

August 31, 2012
I have felt for a long time that we are taking “shots in the dark” when we make decisions about how many airmovers to deploy on a drying job.
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RSA Names New Technical Training Instructor

August 1, 2012
Restoration Sciences Academy (RSA) has named Mitchell Byrom as its new technical training instructor.
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Xactimate 101: The Basics

July 2, 2012

The restoration industry has been on the fast-track to growth with the advancement in technology.

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How Beneficial is Air Filtration?

May 1, 2012
Common sense: Blowing large volumes of air in a structure will stir up large volumes of particles and cause a mess, if not a health hazard for occupants. In restorative drying, airflow is a vital part of the drying system, but what about the unintended side effect?
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IR Cameras: Not Quite Like Superman's X-ray Vision, But...

May 1, 2012

No, our infrared cameras used in the restoration industry today do not use X-rays to view into walls or through doors, but they are almost as effective when used to understand where water is in flood-damaged properties.

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Restoring Smoke-Damaged Clothing

May 1, 2012

Homeowners have several misconceptions relating to smoke odor in clothing and other household fabrics. First, they believe that closed closet doors or closed drawers provide protection against smoke residue and odor in a moderate-to-heavy smoke damage situation. That simply is not true. 

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The ICS 2012 Disaster Restoration & Remediation Market Study

March 1, 2012
The annual ICS Disaster Restoration & Remediation Market Study is an analysis of the opinions and preferences of restoration and remediation professionals as it pertains to their business.
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