With the beginning of each new year comes a new set of business objectives. These likely include increasing revenue and “improving our visibility in the market,” or, “more effectively communicating the meaning and value of our brand” to certain market segments or potential customers. What we’re describing with all of these statements is, in a word, marketing.
When I was in my late thirties, I experienced a last day of work unlike most. Before the first 15 minutes of the morning were gone, I was punched in the mouth, my shirt was torn and the CEO had his hands around my neck.
I am a big fan of the restoration networks. My company designs, builds and sells business insurance policies to restoration contractors. We have been at it on a full time basis for over a dozen years now. Most of the ARMR customer base of restoration contractors participates in one or more restoration networks.
There’s an old saying that when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. When it comes to restoring garments and other textiles involved with an insurance claim, a full tool box is required to successfully handle dozens of types of contaminants, hundreds of types of materials, and thousands of types of items.
Measuring humidity accurately with long term repeatability has always been a significant challenge for sensor companies. At the core of that challenge is a good reference measurement from which to calibrate all sensors. Humidity chambers mix dry air and water vapor to create atmosphere and often this is further improved with an instrument like a chilled mirror dew point sensor.
A variety of data technology innovations over the years have led the way to new and improved processes in the property claims/risk assessment space. Those innovations have aimed to improve the manual functions routinely conducted in the field.
When I was approached about addressing the topic of bedbugs for this issue of R&R, I instantly knew I wanted to put product and remediation talk aside. This article has a very difference focus that in many ways is more important.
In the structural drying industry, all drying utilizes heat drying in some form or another. Energy is required to clear the latent heat of vaporization—that is, the amount of energy necessary to convert a liquid into a gas.
Another successful show is in the books! This year, the 2016 International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo also celebrated RIA’s 70 years of leadership in the restoration industry. From an evening welcome reception in a beautiful outdoor garden space to the 70th anniversary gala, it was truly an event to remember.