Articles by Jeff Bishop

To Be or Not to Be... a Disaster Restoration Service

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?

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

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

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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Safety Compliance for Fire, Water and Other Restoration Situations

It is the responsibility of all professional restoration technicians to promote safety on the job site: for themselves, and for all co­workers, subcontractors, insureds, and insurance company represen­tatives.
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Equipment Decontamination on Water Losses

Frequently, questions arise regarding cleaning and decontaminating equipment following a water loss. If the loss is a Category 1 or 2, is there still a need for decontaminating equipment that was used there?
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Sewage Backflows - Essential Steps for Proper Remediation

Remediators are constantly confronted by uneducated parties who want to simplify procedures for restoring their sewage saturated homes and furnishings. As has been demonstrated in a number of studies, sewage represents an exposure that can have severe and long-term health effects.
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New Water-Restoration Standards Are Complete

Heard the latest? The IICRC has published the first update to their S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration.
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Restoring Smoke-Damaged Tapestries

Tapestries are nothing more than fabric pictures. They are made with pictures artistically interwoven or hand knotted using colored yarns or threads in flat or pile weaves. Similarly, fabric wall hangings have become quite popular, especially when used as decoration or wall art in commercial buildings.
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TES: A Field Study in the Science of Drying

TES, or Thermal Energy System, is the result of a collaborative effort by Jeremy and Bridgepoint Systems. Basically, TES uses a propane gas burner to superheat coils through which an industrial pump circulates a water/glycol mixture, much like a hydronic heating system in the floor of a home, but at much higher circulation volume. The hot water passes through hoses to a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger has a radiator with fins that allows transfer of heat energy to air that is propelled through the Heat Exchange Assembly Transfer (HEAT) unit by inserting a standard centrifugal airmover on top. This lowers equipment cost by utilizing equipment that the restorer already has.
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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

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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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