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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.

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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,

  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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Reets TV Streaming is online water restoration training re-imagined!   Here at Reets Drying Academy, we’re constantly trying to think outside of the box and to play our part in making our industry the best

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  What Is the Difference Between Reets TV Streaming and Reets TV Enterprise?   We’ve recently launched Reets TV Streaming and Reets TV Enterprise. As a result, we’ve received the question: “What’s the difference between

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  “We’re not going to pay you for PPE because that’s the cost of doing business?”   Has anyone ever said that to you? Is that really true? What does “the cost of doing business”

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What is an IICRC Certification?   If you’re thinking of starting a water damage restoration business, chances are you’ve heard the words IICRC and WRT certification once or twice. In today’s video we’ll answer: What

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  Do You Want Some Money?   Are you a current Reets TV subscriber? Want a chance to get your next renewal for free? Check out our new Reets TV Referral program!   Here’s How

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Inconsistency is Bad News in All Scenarios   Inconsistent relationships Inconsistent internet connection Inconsistent customer service Inconsistent weather Inconsistent traffic To these we say:     So if we hate inconsistency in so many aspects

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  Show of hands… do you like change? How do you feel about technology?   Experts agree many dislike or even hate change. This can be for good reasons (uncertainty, fear of failure, fear of

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  1. Weed out the quitters   Stop wasting precious time and money on new technicians that don’t stay! Reets TV Streaming provides reliable, IICRC standard training, available at any time and virtually on any

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  Do you think good help is hard to find in this industry?   Don’t worry, you’re probably a great worker or owner. Yet, turnover is still an industry wide issue, even with estimators. So

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