Articles by Jeff Bishop

Safety Compliance for Fire, Water and Other Restoration Situations

May 14, 2007
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

April 12, 2007
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

March 2, 2007
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

July 12, 2006
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

May 18, 2006
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

April 11, 2006
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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Cleaning Those Beautiful Berbers

January 12, 2006
Not since General Gordon of the British Army invaded North Africa in 1898 to defeat the nomadic, Arab-influenced herdsmen known as Berbers has there been so much discussion about the carpet style that originated there.
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Major Flooding - To the Rescue!

November 8, 2005
It seemed that everywhere you turned in August and September, the news dominating the media concerned Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
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What Does "Cleaning Green" Mean?

October 7, 2005
"Green" seems to be the cleaning industry's latest marketing buzzword. I hear it attached to chemicals, equipment, processes, procedures - but what does the term really mean?
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Commercial Carpet Cleaning Conundrum - Part II

October 7, 2005
Last month we discussed why the commercial carpet cleaning conundrum evolved and what the Carpet and Rug Institute is doing with its Seal of Approval programs for vacuums, cleaning chemicals and, eventually, cleaning methods testing using X-ray fluorescent (XRF) technology from NASA.
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