Articles by Jeff Bishop

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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Commercial Carpet Cleaning Conundrum - Part 1

September 8, 2005
The Carpet and Rug Institute commissioned a survey of residential and commercial consumer attitudes toward carpet. Know what they found?
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Carpet Cleaning or Rocket Science?

March 8, 2005
I just returned from the Carpet and Rug Institute's annual membership meeting in Dalton, Ga., where the latest news is that cleaning and maintenance is the No.1 consumer concern affecting carpet selection.
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An Innovation in Commercial Carpet Cleaning

January 11, 2005
In August 2004 a new innovation in commercial carpet cleaning was introduced, an innovation that's too good to go unnoticed by the industry.
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IICRC Storm Damage Restoration Recommendations (Part 2)

January 11, 2005
This is part two of a series submitted by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification as a public service to those who suffered water-related losses due to storm damage (e.g., hurricane, tornado).
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IICRC Storm Damage Restoration Recommendations - Part 1

December 10, 2004
It seems that everywhere you turned during August and September, the news dominating the media, especially The Weather Channel, was all about the succession of hurricanes in Florida and their aftermath along most of the Eastern seaboard.
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Air Filtration Devices on Disaster Jobs

October 12, 2004
At least once a week, I get calls about the use of HEPA-rated (99.97 percent at 0.3 microns) air filtration devices (AFDs), negative air machines, and air scrubbers on disaster restoration jobs.
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Lawsuits and Water Losses

August 12, 2004
With all the media hype and misinformation about mold these days, many water-restoration contractors find themselves on the receiving end of lawsuits sooner or later.
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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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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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