Articles by Jeff Bishop

Deodorize Clothing Before or After Cleaning?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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