Articles by Jeff Bishop

Lawsuits and Water Losses

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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Particulates in Restoration Situations: Hazards and Solutions

I recently received a call on a subject that is of increasing concern in the fire-restoration work place.
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IICRC S520 Mold Remediation Standard: Separating Fact from Fiction (Part 4)

For almost four years now, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification has been collecting information, reviewing the scientific literature, debating technique and writing its long-awaited Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation, IICRC S520.
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IICRC S520 Mold Remediation Standard: Separating Fact from Fiction (Part 3)

For almost four years now, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has been collecting information, reviewing the scientific literature, debating technique and writing its long-awaited Standard and Reference Guide for Mold Remediation, the IICRC S520.
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IICRC S520 Mold Remediation Standard: Separating Fact from Fiction (Part 2)

Last month, we began examining the IICRC S520 Mold Remediation Standard and Reference Guide.
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IICRC S520 Mold Remediation Standard: Separating Fact from Fiction (Part 1)

For almost four years now, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification has been collecting information, reviewing scientific literature, debating technique and writing its long-awaited S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Mold Remediation.
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The WET Study - A Monumental Achievement in Restoration

During 2003 a group of volunteers from the ranks of the International Society of Cleaning Technicians undertook a rather ambitious project they termed the Water Extraction-efficiency Test, or "WET" study.
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Classes of Water Loss - When to Change?

I recently heard from an IICRC-certified technician who asked, "When processing a Class 2, Category-1 water loss, if I remove the carpet and pad, does that loss change from a Class 2 to a Class 1 water loss?"
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Pricing Problems and Professionalism

Talk about an insurance claim going south. I got a call the other day from an IICRC-certified firm. Seems the company had completed a Category 1 (clean source) Class 2 (saturated flooring) water restoration claim, successfully drying in-place both the carpet and pad in two thirds of this 1,700-square-foot, slab-on-grade home with a couple of vaulted ceilings.
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For The Times They Are A-Changin’

Bob Dylan first said it in 1964, and he was right. I thought I’d do a little reminiscing on the last four decades and see if I could get down a few thoughts about innovations that have impacted our industry in several areas, concentrating on management, marketing and technical innovations that have contributed significantly to success in the cleaning and restoration industry.
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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.

Podcasts

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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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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