Articles by Jeff Bishop

Restoring Smoke Damaged Books Part 2

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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

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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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Restoring Fire-Damaged Kitchen Accessories Part 3

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Part One of this series looked at restoring the fire-damaged dishes, glassware, pots, pans and utensils that are found in every kitchen in every home. In Part Two, we talked about how to handle high-value accessories such as fine china, crystal and silverware. Part Three examines foodstuffs and boxing, packing and transporting items when necessary.
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Restoring Fire-Damaged Kitchen Accessories Part 2

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Last month we covered the typical items found in the kitchens of most homes, including dishes, glassware, pots, pans and typical utensils. Most of these items are fairly durable and easy to clean with the right chemicals, techniques and procedures.
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The Cleaning and Restoration of High-Value Items

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Last month we discussed the market and approach for cleaning electronics. As you are aware, there are many other items found in the typical home-not to mention businesses-that present opportunities for the cleaning and restoration technician.
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Sooner or Later, You're Going to Face It: Restoration of Electronic Components

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Emergency restoration professionals take note: Electronics restoration takes special procedures.
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Basic requirements for mold growth

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It's a major concern for cleaners today. But before you begin to take on mold remediation, read on.
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Rx for Restoration: Appliances and Electronics Vary in Size, Cleaning Effort

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As restoration professionals, you're going to face electronics in your efforts. That said, read on.
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Mold Issues in Perspective

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Professional cleaners are facing the situation more often: Mold contamination. Now, get prepared.
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Wood Furniture Restoration Part 3: Refinishing & Deodorization

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Dealing with wood in your work
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The August issue of ICS features stories on carpet mold, good training, marketing for cleaners, traffic lane cleaning, and cool products.

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