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Restauración de Daños Por Agua Para Restauradores con Prisa: Parte 1

Read this article in English Parte 1 de 8 Comprender la importancia de seguir procedimientos adecuados es esencial para evitar errores costosos y ahorrar tanto tiempo como dinero. Imagina ignorar el estándar de cuidado y proceder sin precaución. Te apuras a colocar ventiladores, deshumidificadores y quizás incluso un secador de inyectores para acelerar el proceso de secado de paredes y techos. Como pronto leerás en el ejemplo, saltarse pasos no solo pone en peligro el bienestar de tu equipo u ocupantes, sino que también te expone a posibles repercusiones legales. Recuerda, como experto en

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2024 Restoration Trends Predictions

Years ago, my father would talk about an article he read about the speed of business change.  This article used an analogy of change to the flow of water. This change used to be like a small steam that eddied and occasionally pooled before flowing on. Over the years, this stream became a river full of rapids and unrelenting water as it rushed by. If you are a swimmer or a boater, you used to be able to relax in a small pool or in calm water before you hit a set of rapids

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Launching A Business Podcast

In the rapid-paced world of “Spot On Marketing in 60 Seconds,” we zero in on the impactful realm of podcasts for business. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or a budding business, this concise guide equips you with some simple insights to amplify your business voice in the digital landscape. Ready to explore using audio and video to help your branding?    

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The Culture Guide

In the Onboarding section of the Employee Experience series, we briefly covered the value and purpose of a culture guide. A culture guide prepares a new team member to seamlessly integrate into your culture by clearly communicating what will be expected of them instead of leaving them to figure it out on their own.  A culture guide is not the same as a handbook. You can think of the handbook as a document for the employee, and the culture guide as a document for your team member. The handbook is the appropriate place to

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2023 C&R Top Content

In 2023, C&R shared and published hundreds of articles, podcasts, videos, news releases, and more! Here are the most popular posts in every category this year! Most-Read Articles in 2023 Allstate Pays Contractor $335,000 to Settle Dispute over $33,000 Restoration Invoice https://candrmagazine.com/allstate-pays-contractor-335000-to-settle-dispute-over-33000-restoration-invoice/ written by Edward H. Cross, esq. of Restoration CrossCheck & Law Offices of Edward H. Cross & Associates 10 Secret Xactimate Line Items https://candrmagazine.com/10-secret-xactimate-line-items/ written by Matt Gregory of RestorationX Dehumidification Capacity in Structural Drying https://candrmagazine.com/dehumidification-capacity-in-structural-drying/ written by of Josh Woolen of EGA-Commissioner (EGA-Cx) 2023 Restoration Industry Predictions https://candrmagazine.com/2023-restoration-industry-predictions/ written by Phillip

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Embracing Sustainable Luxury: Four Ways High-End Restoration is Going Green

Luxury and sustainability are two words that you don’t often see together. Luxury can imply excess, and sustainability can imply restraint.  But those implications aren’t always accurate especially when it comes to high-end restoration. New technologies and techniques in the industry are emerging and evolving every day. As a result, it’s possible for cleaning and restoration professionals and their clients to restore elegant properties to their original splendor, all without consuming excessive energy or resources. Here are four ways that high-end restoration is going green.  Retaining a building’s original features. Older buildings in need

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Restoration Technical Institute Announces Available Training Courses for 1st Quarter of 2024

Restoration Technical Institute (RTI) announces available training courses for 1st quarter of 2024.  Visit our website for additional learning opportunities including health, safety and compliance courses, FREE webinars and more: https://courses.rtilearning.com/course-catalog IICRC Water Restoration Technician (WRT) – Virtual w/Destry Ransdell https://courses.rtilearning.com/product/iicrc-water-restoration-technician-wrt-virtu  DATE: January 9-11, 2024 TIME:  10AM – 5PM (EST) COST:  $499 IICRC Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) – In Person w/Destry Ransdell https://courses.rtilearning.com/product/iicrc-applied-microbial-mold-remediation-techn-3  DATE: January 16-19, 2024 TIME:  8AM – 5PM (EST) COST:  $1,195 IICRC Water Restoration Technician (WRT) – Virtual w/Destry Ransdell https://courses.rtilearning.com/product/iicrc-water-restoration-technician-wrt-virtu-1 DATE: February 20-22, 2024 TIME:  10AM – 5PM (EST)

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AI for Restoration Contractors: Practical Application, Real Impact, Right Now

Since the release of ChatGPT in November 2022, the world has been buzzing with talk of the ways artificial intelligence (A.I.) will change the world. The scenarios range from finding a cure for cancer and predicting the future to doomsday, as if we were living in a real-life Marvel movie. While this all makes for interesting discussion and catchy headlines, there are practical applications for A.I. in business that can have real, positive impacts right now. In conducting research for this article, with a little assistance from some of these same A.I. tools, I

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Using ChatGPT for Social Media

Revolutionize your social media game with the power of ChatGPT! 🚀 In this week’s “Spot On Marketing,” we’re diving into the innovative strategies that ChatGPT brings to the world of social media marketing. From crafting engaging content to elevating your marketing strategies, discover how ChatGPT can help elevate your brand’s online presence. Ready to explore the future of social media marketing?    

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Navigating the Rising Tide: The Growing Importance of Water Mitigation in a Changing Climate

In the face of a rapidly changing climate, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and severe. Among the many consequences of climate change, flooding, hurricanes, and other water-related incidents are on the rise, underscoring the critical importance of effective water mitigation strategies.  In this blog, we will delve into three key aspects of this pressing issue: the impact of climate change on extreme weather events, technological innovations in water mitigation, and the evolving regulatory landscape that water mitigation contractors must navigate. 1. Climate Change Impact on Extreme Weather Events The fingerprints of climate

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