Jeff Bishop, Clean Care Seminars Inc. administrator, is the carpet cleaning industry's most prolific author with several books on cleaning, disaster restoration and related subjects. He teaches and lectures at well over 60 schools, workshops and industry conventions annually. He also provides consulting services for the carpet and insurance industries.
Question: If you invited a cleaning firm into your home and paid them to clean interior decor fabrics, would you expect them to clean strictly for appearance, or should the safety and health of your family be the primary concern?
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
New carpet always has a distinct odor that's all its own. Some like it and some dislike it - even fear it - intensely. Foremost, you should understand that there is no natural latex used in carpet today.
At least once a week, I get calls about the use
of HEPA-rated (99.97% at 0.3 microns) air filtration devices, also known as
AFDs, negative air machines (NAMs), or air scrubbers, on disaster restoration