Restoration

This zone covers everything about restoration, from water damage, to natural disasters to fire and smoke.

ARTICLES

Back to Basics: Mold 101 (Part III) – Remediation

When mold does appear, it can not only damage property but cause adverse health effects as well.

 “Mold remediation” is simply a professional term for mold removal. If remediation is necessary, the assessment details what is required to remove it.  


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The Deodorizing Principles in Restoration

Probably the biggest mistake made by restorers is oversimplification of smoke odor.


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Back to Basics: Mold 101 (Part II) - Assessing a Mold Problem

Mold assessment and identification presents many challenges and can easily be done improperly by untrained persons

If there is only minor surface mold, usually the home or building owner doesn’t need to call in an expert, but if the mold is widespread, has caused visible damage, and is suspected of causing health problems, it’s best to call in a certified professional.


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Moisture Detection and Moisture Mapping

The goal of moisture detection in the water damage restoration industry is to identify and assess abnormally wet locations of buildings, structures and their materials so that the drying process can be measured, documented and carried out effectively and in an economical and efficient manner.


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Back to Basics: Mold 101 (Part I) – An Introduction

No one knows how many molds or species of fungi exist. Some estimates range from tens of thousands to upwards of 400,000

 What is mold? Molds are fungi that thrives everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. They grow best in warm, damp and humid conditions. 


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How Do You Diversify? A Look at Add-Ons Worth Adding

If you ask David Hart, Founder/CEO of RAMAIR, he’ll tell you that duct cleaning is the fastest growing segment in the cleaning industry, as homeowners are becoming more and more aware of indoor air quality and potential contaminants that can cause harm. 


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Marketing Tips to Get Water Damage Jobs When Severe Weather Strikes

Floods can come at any time. When they come, will your company be ready?

Here's my story of a recent flood catastrophe in Pensacola, FL I personally experienced and how my cleaning company handled it:


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Mold Remediation – Know the Basics First

Mold remediation can be a lucrative add-on business for restoration companies, but the inherent hazards and requirements warrant careful adherence to industry standards for both the process and products used.


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Advances in Air Movers

From centrifugal to axial, a look at some of the latest air mover specs

Originally air movers became popular in the carpet cleaning industry back in the 1960’s and early 70’s with the boom of wall-to-wall carpet and the portable carpet cleaner.


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Creative Drying Techniques for Problematic Areas

Even with advances in drying equipment over the last 10-15 years, drying certain areas of structures can still present challenges.


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EVENTS

Industry

The International Surface Event

1/20/15
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
United States

SURFACES is the one event where you can learn and network with the best and brightest in the floor covering and surfacing industry.

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Industry

IAQA Annual Meeting and Indoor Environment and Energy Expo

3/16/15
Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center
Grapevine, TX
United States

IAQA has issued a Call for Papers for its 18th Annual Meeting, to be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX from March 16 – 18, 2015.

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The Experience Conference and Exhibition

4/27/15
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort
Clearwater Beach, FL
United States

Industry

2015 RIA Leadership Summit & Industry Expo

5/6/15
The Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
United States

RIA's 2015 International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo will be held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

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Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

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.

Podcasts

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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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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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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Janitorial Work

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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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