Air traffic control towers are the most visually striking aspect of any airport. These tall, funnel-shaped structures are the focal point for the movement of aircraft over all the taxiways and runways, as well as in the air for a five-mile radius around the airport.
About a year ago, my son turned 15 and got his learner’s permit to drive. He was aware of all of the laws. In fact, in his opinion he had become an expert in the driving laws of the State of Georgia. Um…yeah.
There are many obstacles, hazards, and perils we encounter on job sites as cleaners and restorers. Whether it’s the homeowner’s dog trying to bite you, the hoarder who has trash stockpiled for years, or the wonderful smell of sewage on a category 3 loss, the seasoned veterans of our industry have seen and experienced things that the average citizen can’t even conceive in their wildest imagination.
The 2019 Contractor Connection Conference & Expo continues a 20-plus year tradition of being the premier insurance restoration industry event of the year, providing educational, training, and networking opportunities for all attendees.
Whether we like it or not, change is constantly happening all around us. You have to decide whether or not the change works for you or if you just want to keep on doing what you’ve been doing. We can whine about how it used to be, but the reality is we can only control how or if we respond to the change in the future.
Electronics and electric appliances are part of daily life. Desktop computers, laptops, game consoles, televisions, phones, printers, tools, toys, and much more are found in nearly every home and business. When it comes to fire, water, and mold damage, these items cannot be ignored.
When I first heard the term BATNA (Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement), I thought to myself, “No way! That’s a polite way of being okay with failure.” But I soon found that, regardless of where I turned to research negotiation strategies and tactics, the concept came up. The more I read about it and the more I let the theory marinate, the more practical applications I found for it.
Water damage restoration work requires contractors to quickly assess and remediate to prevent further structural damage, mold growth, and other moisture-related issues. Correct assessment of the moisture conditions inside a damaged structure requires the right tools for testing the ambient conditions and moisture content of various building materials such as drywall, wood, insulation, and flooring.