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What Should I Do When I Find A Small Area of Mold On A Water Loss?

The best solution is to just remediate mold immediately but sometimes that is not practical, but not taking proper precautions can create cross-contamination. So what should I do when I find a small area of mold

A few weeks ago, I gave you 6 steps for starting a restoration business. For the first step I mentioned the importance of thinking profit first, so I thought I’d delve a little deeper into

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For better or for worse: The story of one couple’s decision to either restore a damaged business or walk away from the industry. With so many husband and wife teams in the restoration industry, we

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  So You Want To Start A Restoration Company…   Let’s face it, every home, every building has multiple potential causes for water damage. You’ve got washing machine failures, appliance failures, toilets, pipes, etc. It’s

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So, you just hired a new water damage restoration tech. Now what? How do you train a new water damage restoration technician? When is the right time to send a technician to get IICRC certified?

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If you are looking to get into fire damage restoration, getting an IICRC FSRT certification is a great place to start. What does IICRC FSRT stand for? With regards to IICRC certification, FSRT stands for

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To Encourage Certain Work Habits or Behaviors, Many Restoration Business Owners Try to Implement a Bonus Program…. But I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: I don’t like using the word bonus when

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Hello, everyone. This is David Hodge with another quick tip from Reets Drying Academy. Listen, like many of you, I’ve been involved in the remediation industry for many years, as well as I was a

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  Trauma and Other Biohazard Cleanups   It takes a special person to handle these types of jobs, so if you’re one of those people, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s post, we’ll

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  Do You Use Antimicrobial Regularly on Water Losses?   Hi, Jeremy Reets is here with another quick tip from Reets Drying Academy.So you may be aware that I recommend that you apply an antimicrobial,

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  What Is A PIC Hazard?     Hey, everyone. This is David Hodge with another Quick Tip with Reets Drying Academy. Listen, if you’re going to be working on fire damage projects, always remember

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  As water damage professionals, we make a living off of the fact that plumbing stuff breaks, plumbing fixtures leak, plumbing connections fail. So, we’re used to that. The problem is when we’re in those

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“You won’t make it another month! What were you thinking!” That’s what they told me. Who? Lawyers, business consultants, other business owners…. Pretty much everyone that I had told what I had gotten into. Maybe

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Estimating and Negotiating Combo Vs Estimating Pro Series Online  Jeremy Reets and I, Nick Sharp, have been teaching the Estimating and Negotiating class for 5 years now. Thousands of contractors have come through the class

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  Today’s post is about making the case for a dehumidifier.  I get regular reports of reviewer’s refusing payment on a dehumidifier late in a project because the grain depression numbers are too low.   How

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  It Has Become Popular Opinion that Xactimate’s Newest Version X1 “Sucks”   Well if you spoke these words a year ago… you would be much closer to the truth! X1 still had glitches and

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  What is the IICRC? IICRC stands for Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. The IICRC is the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. They are a standards organization that produces

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I’m writing today  from the Okefenokee Swamp in South Georgia.  Down here to do some exploring and fishing with my family. It’s kinda chilly down here. For South Georgia anyway. Interesting how in the sun

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  What is an IICRC AMRT Certification   When doing water restoration, you will come into contact with microbial/mold growth. Depending on where you live, you probably come across it possibly daily. What certification is

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  Investing in Technology is Important for Restorers Today   For years, technology was stagnant when it came to drying and estimating. But things are quickly changing and there is a movement that has the

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  New Roofing and Restoration businesses are cropping up every day. Owners are constantly struggling to separate themselves from all the other competitors.   “A great coach never achieves greatness for himself or his team

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