Restoration jobs can often come in waves -- meaning keeping a large full-time staff on board can be impractical. That, in turn, can make things tricky when you have an influx of work, or a large loss to tackle. But, don't let that stop you from having an index of trained, experienced, trust-worthy people at your fingertips.

Here's this week's question for Annissa Coy, and a preview of her answer:

Q: How do you keep enough staff on the payroll when you only have work for them part time?

A: That can be an interesting challenge in a fire restoration cleaning business. Here's how I deal with this staffing issue in my business and find it works quite well.