Articles by Jeff Bishop

Cleaning for Safety and Health

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?
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Restoring Smoke-Damaged Clothing

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)

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 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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Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.


While winter is considered the "slow season" for carpet cleaners, it can also be a season of great opportunity. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun offers advice for keeping revenue consistent during the cold weather months so you're thriving - and not just surviving - the winter.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine


2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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Janitorial Work

In addition to residential and commercial carpet cleaning, do you do any janitorial work on the side?
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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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