Articles by Jeff Bishop

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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Preventing Cross Contamination

July 19, 2010
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

February 11, 2010
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

October 2, 2009
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?

September 14, 2009
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

April 8, 2009
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

September 15, 2008
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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To Be or Not to Be... a Disaster Restoration Service

March 10, 2008
Disaster restoration service is probably the easiest diversification into which a professional contractor or cleaner can transition.
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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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