Articles by Jeff Bishop

Cleaning Smoke-Damaged Window Treatments -- Part 2: Sheers, Top Coverings and Blinds

March 8, 2001
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

February 9, 2001
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

January 8, 2001
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

December 4, 2000
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

October 19, 2000
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

September 25, 2000
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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Restoring Lamp Shades

September 13, 2000
Often, contents restoration includes “soft items,” such as lamp shades framed by delicate fabrics or acetate. Following the recommended steps will leave you and the insured pleased with the results.
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Contents Restoration: Restoring Upholstered Furniture

September 11, 2000
Virtually anything that can be brought into a home or business falls within the contents restoration category; thus, restoration specialists must adapt and be willing to experiment with a variety of restoration techniques and procedures when new objects are encountered...
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Loss Mitigation—Processing Priorities, Part 2

June 28, 2000
Following the preliminary safety and loss mitigation procedures, basic job setting begins at the ceiling and progresses to the floor, and from the inside of the structure to the outside.
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Loss Mitigation: Processing Priorities, Part 1

June 15, 2000
Before work involving multiple crews can begin, the disaster supervisor must walk through the job to ensure that all loss containment procedures have been properly implemented...
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