Articles by Jeff Bishop

IICRC S520 Mold Remediation Standard: Separating Fact from Fiction (Part 3)

April 15, 2004
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)

March 11, 2004
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)

February 10, 2004
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

January 15, 2004
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?

December 9, 2003
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

September 15, 2003
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’

June 17, 2003
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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Mold and Restoration: Answers From the Expert

March 10, 2003
I am always fielding questions from hopeful restorers looking for quick and easy ways to deal with mold. It seems that everyone is looking for the magic bullet to solve all their problems with little or no effort and, certainly, at little or no cost.
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Restoring Smoke Damaged Books Part 2

December 10, 2002
Well, let’s see where we are. In Part 1, we discussed processing options for books, how to inspect them for damage and how to pack and transport them for processing off site. Now let’s examine actual cleaning and deodorizing options and procedures.
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Restoring Smoke Damaged Books Part 1

November 5, 2002
Regardless of their use, insureds have many dollars and much sentiment tied up in their books. Restoration specialists have the responsibility of providing answers to questions about restoring smoke-damaged books.
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