Articles by Jeff Bishop

Wood Furniture Restoration Part 3: Refinishing & Deodorization

Dealing with wood in your work
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Wood Furniture Restoration Part 2: Light Refinishing

Using light refinishing restoration procedures, restorers clean the wood furniture while lightly refurbishing the outer layer of the finish.
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Wood Furniture Restoration—Part 1: Inspection, Transportation and Cleaning

Restoring wood furniture could be tricky, not to mention expensive, if the correct procedures aren’t followed for complete restoration.
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Cleaning Smoke-Damaged Window Treatments, Part 3: Blinds

Understanding the various methods used for cleaning blinds will assure you and the insured of a successful outcome.
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Cleaning Smoke-Damaged Window Treatments -- Part 2: Sheers, Top Coverings and Blinds

Restorers have been overwhelmed with stories of shrinkage, fabric deterioration, circling and sun streaking of window treatments. The probability of problems with is greatly reduced if restorers follow a few simple guidelines.
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Cleaning Smoke Damaged Window Treatments--Part 1, Draperies

The complete range of drapery restoration opportunities are often overlooked by restorers and insurance adjusters alike. They’ve been overwhelmed with stories of drapery shrinkage, fabric deterioration, circling, sun streaking, and removal and rehanging. In reality, the probability of problems with draperies is greatly reduced, if restorers follow a few simple guidelines.
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New Trends in Water Restoration

If any of you were following the series of articles I wrote in this column for over a year, you may have noticed that things have changed a little...no, a whole lot!
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Restoring Tapestries and Fabric Wall Hangings

Restoring wall art, or tapestries, could be tricky, not to mention expensive, if the correct procedures aren’t followed for complete restoration.
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‘Soft’ Contents Restoration: Pillows

Taking the proper steps when restoring bed pillows following smoke or fire damage yield excellent results—often a brand new pillow.
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Restoring Mattresses and Box Springs

Continuing with his series on “soft” contents restoration, Jeff Bishop addresses bedding units --mattresses and box springs -- and the cleaning/restoration techniques involved.
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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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