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.
Fleas brought in by pets - particularly multiple pets - can be a major problem when they transfer from the animal to other fleecy materials, such as carpet and upholstery, and then lay their eggs and multiply.
Increasingly, home and business owners are expressing their desire to live in a more sanitary environment. Inquiries abound about the need to treat carpet with antimicrobials, disinfectants and sanitizers. But is that a practical idea?
Upholstery cleaning codes actually originated as colorfastness codes. They were designed to give consumers and cleaners some idea about which fabrics and dye systems would withstand exposure to water and which ones could not.
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
Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.