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Improved mobile technology is providing restoration and remediation professionals with important new tools that are changing the way many companies manage files and estimate damages.
In early September 2011, Tropical Storm Lee stalled over central Pennsylvania only a week after Hurricane Irene swept the East Coast. The residual flooding cost residents and businesses thousands to millions of dollars in property damages. This included the hard hit Danville Area School District in Danville, PA.
Have you ever wondered why people get upset with you on a job that you are doing for them? Do you wonder if they think that their job is the only one you have to do? Do you wonder if they really care what you are doing to advance their job completion when you are not on their jobsite? Do you think that they would feel differently if they knew what was going on with their job?
It was the summer of 2010 when I received a frantic call from my mom. "Issa, how can you schedule work at my house without telling me?"...
Chances are, if the adjuster and contractor aren’t working well together on a particular project, the customer isn’t going to be very pleased with the end result. Based on this alone, it’s important for adjusters and contractors to cooperate, communicate and work together to ensure that the project gets done well, the customer is satisfied and any other details are worked out accordingly.
Delmhorst Instrument Co. has created a YouTube video which features an informational overview and instruction on how to use the QuickNav three-in-one moisture meter from Dri-Eaz.
The Oasis Plus Ozone Generator, from U.S. Products, features a 30-hour programmable time with adjustable ozone output levels, allowing it to be effective in safely removing foul odors up to 40,000 cubic feet.
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.
TANCS-equipped steam vapor sanitation devices feature patented technology that disinfects faster than conventional methods, according to Advanced Vapor Technologies (AVT).
Meyer's Zephyr duct cleaning vacuum features a 31-hp engine, which powers both its custom-engineered fan and KleanSweeper compressor to help eliminate potential problems and maintenance on a second engine, while saving weight and space.
Assured Software Limited has released Assured PackOut, a software package that allows restoration contractors to record and track items and charge for the packing and cleaning of contents.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization’s (IESO) IESO/RIA Evaluation of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Interior Surfaces to Determine the Presence of Fire-Related Particulate as a Result of a Fire in a Structure.
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and Restoration Industry Association (RIA) have approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will establish a working relationship between the two organizations.
An online training program for cleaning and restoration professionals has been launched by Restoration Sciences Academy (RSA).
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.
The 2013 RIA Leadership Summit & industry Expo was held from April 23-25 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
The definitive guide to understanding and managing the effects of water on buildings Water in Buildings: An Architect's Guide to Moisture and Mold is a detailed and highly useful reference to help architects and other design professionals create dry, healthy environments, without jeopardizing a project with poor liability management.