Articles by Jeff Bishop

The Disaster Division as a Separate Diversification - Part I

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?

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

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


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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Preventing Cross Contamination

If you’ve read your OSHA Standard, 29CFR 1910, General Industry Standard – as we all do each night before falling asleep – you probably recall that, according to OSHA, there are two distinct ways to protect yourself and coworkers: engineering controls and PPE.
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It's a Matter of Class

The issue we’re looking at today is water “wicking” up walls and its impact on the Class of water loss as defined by “IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration.”
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Restoration Practices and Pricing

While revising “Flood Damage Restoration, Part 1” recently, I paused at the chapter on pricing. I’ve written and published articles on this subject before, but it’s one that’s as important now as ever, and bears revisiting.
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Triexta: Miracle Fiber or Simply Another Option?

In early 2006, Mohawk Industries, Shell Chemical and DuPont jointly petitioned the FTC to establish a new generic fiber subclass name under the existing classification of “polyester” for polytrimethylene terephthalate or PTT.
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What Every Cleaner Should Know About Direct-Glue Installation

Cleaning commercial carpet installed with the direct-glue method is probably one of the easiest challenges a professional technician will face.
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Wind-driven Rainwater

For some 30 years now, I have owned property on a beach on the Florida gulf coast. I have dealt with varying weather conditions affecting that property, including three mandatory evacuations before hurricanes.
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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.

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The winter slow season is a great time to pursue commercial cleaning accounts and stay busy. John "the Hitman" Braun solicited questions from thousands of cleaners across the country regarding their questions on commercial cleaning accounts and answers them in this episode of the show.
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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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