Articles by Jeff Bishop

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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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.


Beginning April 21, Google will start judging websites based on their mobile friendliness. What exactly does this mean to you cleaning website? Find out in the latest edition of The Hitman Advertising Show, which will also cover tips and suggestions on getting mobile compliant.
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2015 April

The April ICS issue features content on concrete polishing, green cleaning, air duct cleaning, injection sprayers and new products.

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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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