Articles by Jeff Bishop

Wood Furniture Restoration Part 2: Light Refinishing

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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