Articles by Kevin Fisher

The Basics of Desiccant Dehumidification

Desiccant dehumidifiers depend upon a chemical attraction called “adsorption” to remove water from the air. Because they do not use condensation to remove water like refrigerant dehumidifiers, they are not limited by low dew point temperatures; therefore, they can produce the driest air of any dehumidifier when used properly in very-low-humidity conditions.
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Excellent Documentation is Excellent Marketing

Most company owners would give their left arm to have a couple of hours to explain to a customer just how great their company is. Almost every action, attitude and guideline in a company can be called marketing.
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Is it Time for a Refresher?

How long has it been since you took your last water restoration class? Two years? Five years? Longer? We’ve talked to dozens of people over the years who assume that, “I went to water class a couple of years ago, so I remember everything I need to know.” With all the changes in technologies and standards in water restoration, that’s a very dangerous assumption.
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Choosing the Most Effective Drying Technique

Drying science has advanced to the point where nearly any material item in a structure can be dried. There are many tools and techniques to achieve drying goals, and a true professional will have all of these tools at their disposal.
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Get More Out of Your Inspection Kit

There are five things I do with my inspection kit that most restorers don’t think of doing. Put these into practice and you’ll have a better understanding of what’s going on during your restorative drying projects. Also, you’ll get more for your money out of your current meters.
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Choose the Right Tool for the Job

Have you ever had to hammer in a nail with a wrench? Or had to pry open a paint can lid with a hammer? It can be done; it’s just a lot tougher. It’s a cliché, sure, but still true: A job is most easily done with the correct tool.
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Save More Walls

One of the most disruptive things for a customer is the hassle of having water-damaged drywall replaced. Days of tear-out, replacement, taping, mudding, skim coats, priming and painting can ruin a customer’s attitude.

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Air Filtration: Now More than Ever

The goal of every restoration job is to safely and efficiently return the indoor environment to pre-loss condition for the customer. Part of this responsibility is to address the quality of the air inside the structure.
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Innovations in Drying

Imagine your mother’s house was flooded and you had to choose someone to perform the restoration. Would you want Joe Dry, ASD, CR who uses 10-year-old equipment but knows drying so well that he gets the jobs done fast, completely and with awesome customer service, or Bubba New, who knows nothing about drying except to plug in this really good equipment and come back in three days?
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The Lies Meters Tell

Restoration professionals be warned: All moisture meters give false information. This can lead the user to false positive or negative results when looking for water in building materials. Readings can also be easily misinterpreted.
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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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Grow Your Business and Improve Operations with New Payment Technology

Attend this free webinar to learn how new developments in payment technology can help you close more jobs, increase upselling opportunities and improve operations.

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The winter slow season is a great time to pursue commercial cleaning accounts and stay busy. John "the Hitman" Braun solicited questions from thousands of cleaners across the country regarding their questions on commercial cleaning accounts and answers them in this episode of the show.
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2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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