Homeowners have several misconceptions relating to smoke
odor in clothing and other household fabrics. First, they believe that closed
closet doors or closed drawers provide protection against smoke residue and
odor in a moderate-to-heavy smoke damage situation. That simply is not
Common sense: Blowing large volumes of air in a
structure will stir up large volumes of particles and cause a mess, if not a
health hazard for occupants. In restorative drying, airflow is a vital part of
the drying system, but what about the unintended side effect?
Have you ever heard the phrase “It’s not what you know, it’s
who you know?” Over the past 27 years in this industry, I have learned that all
of business is about relationships. But what if it wasn’t just “who you know,”
but “what you know about who you know?”
Within the operations of a successful carpet
cleaning business is a manager tracking statistics and setting goals. It is
vital to have a finger on the pulse of the operations to know whether the
company is living or dying.
Adult clothes moths do not cause damage - it is the larvae, which actually feed on wool, they produce that cause the problem. There are only two kinds of moths to be concerned with: the webbing moth and the casemaking moth.
No, our infrared cameras used in the restoration industry today do not use X-rays to view into walls or through doors, but they are almost as effective when used to understand where water is in flood-damaged properties.
Orange/Inland Empire chapter director Terrance
Jones reports that the Royalty Mill Tour was a huge success. Over 30 people
attended to learn how carpet is manufactured, from raw material to finished
Change is the word that best explains the last
eight months at the IICRC. Between restructuring the board of directors, to
announcing the ITA (International Trade Association) and launching (and
re-launching) the new branding, I understand that a lot has been going on and
it’s probably been tough to stay informed.
U.S. Products, a manufacturer of portable carpet
and floor cleaning tools and equipment, has launched a user-friendly,
interesting and inviting new website, says the company’s marketing manager
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announced that the Board of Directors has voted to return the formal name of the organization to the IICRC, keeping "cleantrust" as the service mark of the organization.
Siamons International, the manufacturer of Concrobium
professional restoration solutions such as the Concrobium Mold Control and Mold
Stain Remover, has announced that Interlink Supply is now distributing such
A new line of mobile dehumidifier filters has been developed
by CDIMS. The filters don’t contain any polyester and help extend the life of
the desiccant wheel with a high-efficiency cleanable filter system.
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.
Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.