Mold Mitigation Mishaps

Those of you who do mold mitigation know that it’s not something that any Tom, Dick or Harry can do. You’ve been trained on the safety precautions and the multiple steps required to complete the process. But sometimes mistakes are made or bad habits might possibly...

The Green Revolution is Growing

What is the Green Revolution you ask? There was once a time in many American cities when the air pollution was so bad, it made the world look like an old sepia-toned photograph – and it didn’t smell that great either. But eventually conditions improved somewhat as...

Don’t Give Mold a Free Ride

It’s a common practice among most restoration contractors to clean their equipment once it’s back in the shop. You do it so it’s more presentable and also to avoid cross contamination between jobs. But when it comes to mold contamination, not cleaning it until it’s...

Mistakes That Slow Your Drying Progress

Drying progress. It’s probably the most important item on your checklist. It’s what keeps moisture from turning into mold and your customers sold. Along with that, consistent progress also speeds up the drying process so that you can be off to your next job....

Your Two Best Choices for Odor Removal

The writer William McFee once said, “There is nothing like an odor to stir memories.” What he neglected mentioning is that sometimes those odors are foul and they’re linked to bad memories like fires and floods. You want those odors gone for good. After removing the...

Attracting and Keeping Customers

It seems as though every time you turn around there’s yet another disaster restoration company popping up. Some of these are big and flashy with national names. So if you’re a small, local contractor, what do you do to keep from losing your current and future...

A Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind

Unlike the waste water that flows down the drains in your home that ends up in sewage treatment plants, storm drain systems are completely separate. The water that flows into them receives no treatment or filtering. This means that any pollution, which includes the...

Branch Out…Make Like A Tree

The economy stinks. The weather’s been too dry. We didn’t have a winter. Mercury and Venus left Jupiter’s side and joined Mars in Taurus. (That’s a lot of people in a sedan). There are a multitude of reasons, both real and perceived, why your business may have been...

Should It Be Dried? Three Factors to Consider

"How fast can it be dried?", is a question that comes up often enough. Although many of you are restoration professionals, that doesn’t mean that you’ve learned all there is to know. Not in this business. Not only is it constantly changing and evolving but every job...

Don’t Bite the Dust

A dust explosion on February 7, 2008 in Port Wentworth Georgia killed fourteen people and injured forty. The explosion occurred at a sugar refinery owned by Imperial Sugar and was fueled by massive accumulations of combustible sugar dust throughout the packaging...