The International Cleaning Experts Expo Is In January

The International Cleaning Experts Expo Is In January

There are several industry shows and gatherings that we as cleaners and restorers can choose from each year to gain some new insights and keep our finger on the pulse of latest technology and education. On January 26-27 I would like to invite you to one of the best value for your time and investment shows of 2017. The International Cleaning Experts Expo know as ICE, is happening in Las Vegas on January 26 & 27. About 90 days from…

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Do You Know What An AOB Is?

Do You Know What An AOB Is?

An AOB is a good way for scammers to take advantage and rip-off unsuspecting homeowners after a CAT type loss like Hurricane Mathew. AOB stands for Assignment Of Benefits. And in some states can essentially mean that by signing one, an insured is giving away their rights to any monies that are released by their insurance company in accordance with their insurance policy to another person. In this case to a contractor who is supposed to fix their home after…

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So You Want To Go After CAT Losses??

So You Want To Go After CAT Losses??

Just about each and every year several islands in the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica, Cuba, Cayman Islands, the Bahamas and the east coast of the United States stands a good chance of finding themselves in the path of a large catastrophe loss we call a hurricane. And just in the last few days Hurricane Mathew wreaked havoc on several small islands and is currently pounding the several States that line the Atlantic as I type this. There is a huge draw…

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Ozone vs Hydroxyl…Which One Do You Use And Why?

Ozone vs Hydroxyl…Which One Do You Use And Why?

Ozone has been around in the restoration industry for a very long time. And it’s use has proven effective but have you considered that there may be a better way to deodorize? Hydroxyl is an old technology that has been used for cleaning and disinfecting for many many years. And it is now gaining a reputation in the restoration industry for it’s ability to remove unpleasant odors. Have you used either method and what has been your experience? In the…

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The Hazards Of Restoration On A Hoarder Job

The Hazards Of Restoration On A Hoarder Job

When it comes to dealing with a fire there are many challenges. And if you find yourself in a situation where you are dealing with a homeowner who has been hoarding, there will be unique challenges that you will need to navigate. There are lots of articles that have been written going in-depth on the psychological side of hoarding and its impact. It would serve you well to read some of them if you are going to tackle contents cleaning…

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Two August Classes Coming Up

Two August Classes Coming Up

We have two Advanced Firehouse Education Contents and Structure Cleaning classes on deck for this month. And the cool part is you don’t have to get on an airplane to get certified. Check out the details here. Have an AWESOME day! Talk soon, Annissa

One Of The Most Important Skills You Need To Learn To Be Successful In Restoration

One Of The Most Important Skills You Need To Learn To Be Successful In Restoration

Having the expertise and skill set that will allow you to write a scope of repairs correctly is critical to any restoration business. There are 5 key components that are part of a good scope. Do you know what they are? Here is a 5 part series that I put together breaking own each one of them down for you… VIDEO #1 VIDEO #2 VIDEO #3 VIDEO #4 VIDEO #5

How Do You Write A Scope?

How Do You Write A Scope?

One of the most important pieces to any restoration job is knowing how to correctly write a scope of repairs so that you can get paid for all of your hard work. And sadly this is an area that a lot of restoration companies lack expertise in. I just started a new video series breaking down the 5 key components you need in a good scope. Check it out and let me know your thoughts…

When Disaster Strikes Are You Really Ready?

When Disaster Strikes Are You Really Ready?

A lot of restoration companies see big dollar signs when they hear on the news that there is a big hurricane or storm about to hit land. But what they don’t see is all the work that needs to be done before you even consider taking something like a CAT loss on. Here is my latest article in Restoration and Remediation Magazine Contents Restoration In Extreme Conditions where I go into detail about what resources you will need to have…

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The Two Things I Have To Have On Every Initial Call Out

The Two Things I Have To Have On Every Initial Call Out

When I go into a home there are two things I would never leave behind. My booties and a chemical/dry sponge. The following links I do receive compensation for. I wouldn’t want to be caught at a job site without either of them. Putting booties (shoe covers) on before walking into someone’s home after a fire seems kinda strange until you think about exactly what that says about your level of respect for that home and its owner. I have…

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