Articles by Jeff Bishop

Restoring Smoke-Damaged Clothing

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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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Installation Issues (And What To Do About Them)

By Jeff Bishop and Jim Carfield
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Carpet repairs are a major issue for consumers, and for inspection and cleaning professionals, since many become apparent over time or even during the cleaning process.

 


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Combating Mothball Odor

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Every year, we get calls from cleaners or consumers wanting to know what to do about mothballs or flakes that were used in excess.
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New Carpet Odor - What's the Real Issue?

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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.
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Air Filtration Devices (AFDs) on Disaster Jobs

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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).


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Diversification Pitfalls

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Let’s face it: most owners of restoration companies are great people, people you’d like to hang out with.


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The Disaster Division as a Separate Diversification: Diversification Pitfalls

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Let’s face it: most owners of restoration companies are great people, people you’d like to hang out with.
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The Disaster Division as a Separate Diversification - Levels of Commitment

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After the first two parts of this series, I may have some of you seriously doubting whether you should even attempt getting into disaster services.
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Ingredients for Separating a Diversification

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A truly effective disaster restoration service (or any worthwhile diversification) that stands on its own must have certain basic assets of its own from which to draw.
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The Disaster Division as a Separate Diversification - Part I

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Perhaps the best illustration of commitment comes from the country philosopher who, when sitting down to a breakfast of ham and eggs, noted the difference between involvement and commitment.
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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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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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