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The Reets Blog is designed for you, the restoration contractor. Please check back if you are an owner, estimator, marketer or even a tech! We have crafted this blog to answer questions, give suggestions for profitability and inspire where we can. RDA is all about helping you reach your goals.

8 Things You Should Know About Fire Restoration

Table of Contents Fire Restoration was my introduction to the disaster restoration industry way back in the early 2000’s when I began to work for Champion Cleaning Systems, Inc.  Up until that point, I had

As either the owner or an employee of a disaster restoration company, you’ve likely been concerned about Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) well before the Covid-19 craze. Yet, there is still a bit of misinformation surrounding

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What are IICRC CE Credits? IICRC Continuing Education Credits are credits received from courses that provide ongoing education for the restoration industry. If you’ve initially received restoration certification for an aspect of the industry such

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Positive Feedback Tips There are times when your water restoration jobs end up receiving negative feedback from a customer, even when you have followed the proper procedures to dry out or clean the structure and

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We wanted to remind you that Xactimate is ending support for Xactimate 28 on July 31st. They’re also ending the life of Xactimate 28 on December 1st. So maybe you’re thinking of making the move

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It’s here! The Reets Safety and Health Management System, designed to make OSHA-compliance as easy as possible for all restoration and cleaning professionals!  This robust management system comes with over 30 high quality safety training

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Did you know that there are over 600,000 chemicals existing today and over 30 million workers are either exposed to or work with those chemicals and many of them can be hazardous? And sometimes it

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With emergency jobs, day-to-day responsibilities, and “better things to do” it can be really hard to set aside time for training and company discussions about ways to improve. That’s why we’ve created a brand new

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If you missed our Safety and Health Management System Webinar with David Hodge and Nick Sharp, here’s a recording: In the webinar, we answer the following questions: Why should safety and health should matter to

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Are you looking to get started in the water damage restoration business? A common question that I get asked is: what kind of equipment should I get for water damage restoration and how much equipment

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Extension cords. Yeah, they drive me crazy too. Trying to pull them out of a box or wherever you’ve got them laying around is sometimes just like trying to untangle metal coat hangers. These things

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Don’t get us wrong, we’re not saying that IICRC certification is not necessary! We believe quite the opposite, BUT we do know that it does have it’s limits. Hear us out on this one though.

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Learn more about the 10 most commonly used Xactimate line items for water mitigation jobs. 10 Most Commonly Used Xactimate Line Items for Water Mitigation When just starting to write mitigation estimates in Xactimate, it

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Last week, we discussed how missing even ONE air mover on a job is hurting your business. Missed that blog post? Read it HERE So what if you realize that your team is not calculating

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Can missing 1 air mover really be killing your business? Maybe killing is a little dramatic, but missing 1 air mover definitely isn’t helping your restoration business.   We’re Losing How Much? For argument’s sake,

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As many of you already know, in the past year we’ve been working on a new film studio. Previous Next As that was being built, we were cooking up some great content and training for

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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

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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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