Spaulding Decon topped the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 crime-scene cleaning category in 2022. Here, CEO Laura Spaulding shares her journey from humble beginnings as a solo-, woman-led startup, to 20 to 30 new franchises a year and millions of social media followers.
The approach often taken by contractors is the simple and quick method to set up containment. In reality, the design and construction of containment often takes far longer than the actual remediation. Containment is one of the highest liabilities that impacts the contractor, as well as the client, and should be given priority.
The Indoor Air Quality Association is hosting its 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo February 22-25 in Tucson, Arizona. In this episode of Ask the Expert, IAQA President Jay Stake discusses the educational program of more than 40 sessions on topics including infectious diseases, mold remediation, and regulations and standards.
“Hideous piles of plastic in our landfills or incinerators aside, containment is never a bad thing. Just like running a HEPA on every job site is never a bad thing, building containment is also never bad, from a purely scientific perspective. These decisions, however, do not happen in a vacuum,” Keith Gangitano writes.
The purpose of this discussion is to revisit the notion of a spore trap “Clearance Criteria,” and discuss what such a standard is and why it can be useful to everyone involved in a mold remediation project. Because of the turnover of professionals in the industry over the last 20 years, we will focus on a long-established spore trap post-work verification criterion as a teaching example.
For this R&R Roundtable, we asked four mold remediation professionals – Rachel Adams, Mark Cornelius, Cliff Grost and Jim Pearson – the same seven questions on topics including top tools, safety precautions, memorable projects and future predictions.
Bart Meador is vice president of operations, residential storm, with PuroClean. His division specializes in mobilizing teams following CAT events. Here, he shares the experience of over 50 PuroClean franchises responding to Hurricane Ida devastation.
Thermal imagers have proven their value in the restoration industry over the last two decades and transitioned from a fancy accessory to a more widely used tool. Brent Lammert provides answers to common questions about thermal imaging, from how they work to who on your team should use the technology.