Check out the March 2020 edition of Restoration & Remediation: Exploring new heights of thermal imaging, disinfection for coronavirus, restorer's perspective, liability, restoration trends and much more!
Commercial adoption of drones is exploding in today’s high-tech, information-on-demand society. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there were just over one million drones in the U.S. at the end of 2017.
This winter of 2019 was viciously cold in the Midwest. Areas like Chicago were in a deep freeze and the center of national news. Other traditionally cold areas such as New England experienced a generally light winter, except for one bitter week in January.
Let’s talk contracts. To what degree do you guarantee and warranty mold remediation? How do you balance your services with your legal (and moral) obligations regarding mold clean up? A look at your contract terms should match up to your verbal promises made to the client. So where are you?
In the early 2000s, when I was just beginning my career as a restorer, I recall the buzz about the “cloud”. I am by no stretch a “computer geek” but it sounded like something exciting. Wanting to constantly employ the latest technology in all aspects of the business, I ran around the office declaring that we needed a cloud (totally clueless of what that meant).
One would normally not think of a tailgate party for an NFL football game as an appropriate venue for providing inspiration for sage business advice. However, when you bring together some pretty intelligent folks, good food, and a few high-octane beverages, you never know where a conversation might go.
Abrasive blasting is a widely used method for removing surface contaminants, encompassing a variety of abrasive blasting medias from highly abrasive (e.g., garnet) to moderately abrasive (e.g., crushed glass) to non-destructive abrasive (e.g., baking soda).
We have to filter through the fog as so much misinformation is put out to market to sell chemicals, disinfectants, and masks. Plus, there is an overwhelming flood of advice on dealing with the novel coronavirus.
The RIA’s Advocacy and Government Affairs (AGA) Committee was conceived to unify the restoration industry around a set of common goals, to advocate for the best interests of restorers, and to achieve a fair and level playing field, both legally and financially, with insurers and their partners.
Spring is on its way bringing warmer temperatures, heavy rains and runoffs from melted snow. If you’re not certified, obtain a Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) certification to better understand water damage and techniques for drying.