Articles by Jeff Bishop

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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Deodorize Clothing Before or After Cleaning?

December 21, 2007
For years now, I have been asked by cleaning professionals and students whether they should deodorize clothing before or after dry cleaning.
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Make It a System

September 18, 2007
I once attended the lecture by terrific motivational speaker and sales trainer Roy Chitwood. The recurring theme throughout his talk was, “Make it a procedure and it ceases to be a problem.”
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A Word About Pricing

August 2, 2007
Frequently, water restoration contractors respond to calls for help on Sundays or holidays. They spend many hours in containment services, and they tie up all their limited assets on a particular job. They usually make numerous trips to the job site to check on the progress of the work, only to decide, after their meager charges are collected some 60 days later, that it simply isn’t worth the trouble.
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