Articles by Jeff Bishop

New Carpet Odor - What's the Real Issue?

November 3, 2011
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

September 14, 2011
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 jobs.
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Diversification Pitfalls

August 9, 2011
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

August 3, 2011
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

July 6, 2011
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

June 6, 2011
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

May 11, 2011
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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Is Cellulosic Browning a Thing of the Past?

February 18, 2011
Cellulosic browning on wall-to-wall carpet is, for all practical purposes, a thing of the past. That’s because most broadloom carpet today is made with all-synthetic materials: synthetic pile yarns, synthetic backing materials, even synthetic latex.
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Structural Drying: Residential Vs. Commercial

December 21, 2010
Commercial buildings aren’t just large houses. And when it comes to water damage, there are major differences in the techniques used to dry them. 
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An Open Letter to Werner Braun

September 28, 2010

Some 15 years ago, IICRC officers and volunteers began working with the CRI to foster an understanding that consumer perceptions about their ability to maintain and clean carpet were an important part of the “carpet value chain.”
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