Articles by Jeff Bishop

Mold and Restoration: Answers From the Expert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Professional cleaners are facing the situation more often: Mold contamination. Now, get prepared.
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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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Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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