Restoration

Drying In Place: Why Aren’t You Doing it?

Many companies today still cannot, or better yet, will not, dry things in place on a fresh water loss.
By Kevin Pearson
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As someone who is active in the industry and yet still goes out on water damage jobs, I am constantly amazed at the quality of work in our industry.


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Gadgets Over The Ages

By Gordon Hanks
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Rob’s “super sucker” had just a little more power compared to me spitting and a little more vacuum then I could suck through a straw.


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A Look at the Latest Tools for Wall and Cavity Drying

By Gordon Hanks
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In the early days of my carpet cleaning career, responding to a call for water damage restoration meant we would extract water from the carpet and perhaps place one or two air movers blowing under the carpet.


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Diversification: Pressure Washing

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Welcome to the first entry of a new feature here in ICS Cleaning Specialist, where we’ll examine services that you can add to your cleaning and/or restoration business to further diversify yourself from the competition, while ideally increasing your profits.


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Non-Invasive Moisture Meters: Fast, Efficient and Hassle-Free

By Kelvin Rynhart
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It is important for a water damage restoration specialist to establish the source and extent of the moisture damage that has occurred. The best way to achieve this is with a moisture meter.


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What is an LGR Dehumidifier? More Than What You May Think…

By Kevin Fisher
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What is an LGR dehumidifier? What a silly question! What is a Low-Grain Refrigerant dehumidifier? Obviously, it is a dehumidifier that says “LGR” on the name plate…right?


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

By Steve Toburen
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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

By Gordon Hanks
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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

By Rich Ross
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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?

By Kevin Fisher
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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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