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2015 January

The January 2015 issue of R&R includes features on mold remediation, employee bonuses, and misusing disinfectants. It also includes the preview of the 2015 Insights Conference and Tradeshow.

Back to Basics: The HEPA Sandwich Method for Mold Remediation

Vacuum. Clean. Vacuum.

Albeit labor-intensive, the “HEPA sandwich” method of traditional mold removal is still one of the most popular methods in the industry.


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Restorer’s Perspective: Ethical Operations

Woodbury, Minnesota-based ICC Restoration & Cleaning Services’ emphasis on operating with high ethics culminates in 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Award.

Like many restoration contractors, Tom Laska has heard the noise since he started ICC Restoration & Cleaning Services more than 25 years ago: Adjusters disagreeing with contractors over work estimates.


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Show Preview: The 2015 Insights Conference & Tradeshow

Insights began in 1996 as a small trade show operated by Disaster Kleenup International (DKI), a company that is now the property restoration industry’s largest contracting organization.


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Class is Dismissed… Because of Fire

Classes were immediately canceled and more than 300 students and 40 faculty members had to evacuate Oconto High School (Oconto, WI) on April 16, 2014, when a fire broke out in the school.


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Employee Bonuses: Give or not Give? How Much is too Much?

Bonuses are one of the responsibilities that many business owners learn to really dislike, and the reason for the dislike is that setting correct and fair metrics are very difficult to do.


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Truths, Myths and Liability of Misusing Disinfectants

The effective use of disinfectants as part of our strategy to return contaminated surfaces to a sanitary condition has been known for many years.


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Fleet Vandalism and Equipment Theft: A Personal Tale of Caution

Monday mornings are always a bit hectic in the restoration industry, but one Monday last May proved to be an unforgettable day for everybody at our company.


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The Psychological Impact of Hoarding Cleanup

For many business owners, expanding to include hoarding cleanup in addition to existing restoration and remediation services is seemingly an easy decision.


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Textile Restoration: The Process, Science and Value Proposition

It’s estimated that soft contents accounts for up to 23% of the total items on a pack out, making it the single largest contents category by volume.


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Insuring Bio-Remediation Work

The Ebola virus is the latest threat that bio-remediation professionals will have to combat and it’s been no surprise that I’ve received this question numerous times from restoration and remediation clients of mine: “Am I covered if I do Ebola decontamination work?”


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EagleView Leads Formation of Property Drone Consortium

Consortium will promote research, development and the establishment of regulations for the use of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology across the insurance and construction industries.

EagleView Technology Corporation has announced that it is leading the formation of the Property Drone Consortium, which represents a collaboration among insurance carriers, construction industry leaders and supporting enterprises that have agreed to work together to promote research, development and the establishment of regulations for the use of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology across the insurance and construction industries.


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Disaster Restoration Services Receives “New Business” Award from Local Chamber

Connecticut-based Disaster Restoration Services LLC has received the “Outstanding New Business of the Year” Award from the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, according to a press release. 


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SteamMaster earns “Actively Green” certification

SteamMaster is now certified “Actively Green,” joining the ranks of others in the actively green community of Vail, CO.


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Restoration Affiliates Continues Rapid Ascent

The network has grown to 33 local partners in less than one year.

Restoration Affiliates (RA), a national alliance of some of the largest and most established, independently owned restoration companies in America, has grown to increase coverage to over 77 markets and over $300 million in disaster restoration contracts, according to a press release. 


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2015 Contractor Connection Headed to Orlando

Organizers anticipate 3,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors at next year’s event.

The 2015 Contractor Connection Conference & Expo will take place from June 16-18 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.


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FRSTeam Reacquires Utah Location

This is FRSTeam’s sole Utah location, providing the franchise with exclusive access to the statewide market.

FRSTeam has announced the sale of FRSTeam of Utah to its original owner, according to a press release. 


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IICRCA Will Hold Inaugural Event in Conjunction with RIA Show in May

Coming in 2015, the IICRC’s Council of Associations (IICRCA) will hold its first ever trade show - “The IICRCA Event” – from May 6-8, 2015 at the Rio in Las Vegas.


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Fluke releases its highest resolution IR camera in the TiX Expert Series

Fluke has taken its line of infrared cameras to the next level with the release of its TiX Expert Series, which consists of the TiX1000 and TiX660 and 640 models.


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Mold Resistant Coating is zero-VOC, EPA-registered

Designed for use in high-moisture areas, Sporicidin’s Mold Resistant Coating is an easy-to-use, water-based permanent coating that incorporates zero-VOC, EPA-registered antimicrobial to prevent mold growth.


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Introducing ZipFast - a reusable dust barrier system

A green alternative to disposable plastic sheetings, ZipWall has introduced the ZipFast reusable dust barrier system for use with its spring-loaded poles and accessories.


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SKILSAW introduces “Sawsquatch” worm drive saw

Designed with a Dual-Field motor and the ability to cut through 4x material in a single motion, SKILSAW has introduced its 10-1/4 inch Worm Drive Saw to increase production on job sites, a saw it calls “Sawsquatch.”


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BioSet – a blood-borne pathogen cleaning powder

SorbTech has released a cementatious-based blood-borne pathogen cleaning power for the collection and solidification of all forms of bodily fluids in its BioSet product.


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The January 2015 issue of R&R includes features on mold remediation, employee bonuses, and misusing disinfectants. It also includes the preview of the 2015 Insights Conference and Tradeshow.

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