While giving a recent seminar, I commented to the audience how great the breakfast was. There were many choices of food and drink available to satisfy different tastes. After making that comment I asked a simple question; “You all got to choose what you ate and what you drank this morning but which one of you got to choose the air you breathed?”
Sand blasting is a term long used to describe the action of blasting sand with compressed air. It’s not that simple anymore. In fact, even the name “sand blasting” is falling out of favor in many circles due to the inaccuracy of that title. The following discussion will focus on several of the changes that are occurring in the media blasting world.
At this time of year, along with developing your business plan for the coming year, you should be reviewing your company’s Mission (or Core Purpose) statement, Vision statement, and list of Core Values.
Before he became a licensed mold inspector/assessor in 2006, Brent Horton, owner of Mold and Air Inspection in Boiling Springs, S.C., sold indoor air purification equipment. Often, when calling on customers, he kept running into questions from many of them about mold.
If you work with insurance claims, you will want to familiarize yourself with writing and reading Xactimate estimates. This is true whether you are an adjuster or a restoration professional. Xactimate has become the standard for the majority of insurance carriers and third-party administrators (TPAs). If you are new to Xactimate we have three tips that will help you master best practices for this estimating platform.
Many owners experience burnout at some point in their career. In the remediation industry we don’t have to look far for causes: slow AR’s, elevated demands from TPA’s and insurance companies, unrealistic property owners, frivolous law-suits, etc. The industry has always been challenging, becoming more so the last decade.
As cleanup begins in affected areas, workers and residents alike may unknowingly encounter hidden safety and health-compromising conditions, including contaminated water, polluted air, mold, contagious diseases, carbon monoxide, and insects.
Those involved in resolving insurance claims and who provide property restoration and remediation services have no lack of interesting stories to tell. Each fire or flood brings unique challenges and experiences. Every family has their own dynamic and personal items can have deep emotional attachments.
The 2018 Forensic Restoration Conference is just around the corner. Taking place in Cincinnati on Nov. 15-16, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in discussions on high-risk environmental threats, networking with other restorers and hands-on training exercises.
The IICRC’s Standards Subscription Website allows IICRC Instructors, Schools, Certified Firms and registrants to access standards, reference guides, technical papers and multimedia publications from anywhere an Internet connection is available. The site is located at http://publications.iicrc.org.
Check out the July 2020 edition of Restoration and Remediation! The July 2020 issue of R&R continues the discussion of handling COVID-19 cleaning jobs. Experts weigh in on insurance coverage, how to make sure contracts are effective and spare contractors from legal disputes, lessons from the pandemic, and a standard of care when doing this specialty work.