Mold Remediation

A key service offered by restoration and remediation companies, this page holds resources on proper mold remediation and removal techniques, tools, products, industry best practices, and caring for customers affected by mold.

Understanding the Construction of Carpet – Why It Matters

It is crucial to have a comprehensive understanding of the construction process of a carpet, particularly regarding how the backings are bound. Not understanding this process can result in further damage being done to the carpet by well-meaning restoration and cleaning professionals. The Carpet Bonding Process First, the bonding is applied to the underside of the carpet, which acts as a foundation and supports the fibers. The bonding process involves the application of adhesives to the backing, which allows it to be pressed firmly onto the carpet’s underside. The result is a solid and

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Restauración de Daños Por Agua – Para Restauradores con Prisa | Parte 3

Read this article in English Parte 3 de 8 La lección clave de esta sección es que muchos restauradores afirman que cuando el agua entra en contacto con el suelo, automáticamente se convierte en agua sucia, lo que lleva a un cambio de categoría. Algunas personas hacen afirmaciones simplistas, como “Tú NO la beberías”, mientras que otros basan los cambios de categoría en factores como la presencia de crecimiento microbiano (MOHO). Sin embargo, como se explicó en el artículo anterior, los materiales Regulados y Peligrosos no son lo mismo que la categoría de agua

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Water Restoration for Restorers In a Hurry: Part 3

Lea el artículo en Español The key takeaway from this section is that many restorers assert that when water comes into contact with the floor, it automatically becomes dirty water, leading to a change in category. Some individuals make simplistic statements, such as “you wouldn’t drink it,” while others base category changes on factors like the presence of microbial growth (MOLD). However, as previously explained at the end of part 2, Regulated and Hazardous materials are not the same as the category of water and may cause confusion when attempting to categorize. It’s essential

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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 written by Edward H. Cross, esq. of Restoration CrossCheck & Law Offices of Edward H. Cross & Associates 10 Secret Xactimate Line Items written by Matt Gregory of RestorationX Dehumidification Capacity in Structural Drying written by of Josh Woolen of EGA-Commissioner (EGA-Cx) 2023 Restoration Industry Predictions written by Phillip

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Determining Water Category, Class of Drying, and Environment Condition

Is there a Need to Know, and What Should We Do?  When we are planning and coordinating the loss, we understand why we need to be able to properly define the category, know the classification, and consider the condition of the environment within the building, its structural materials, assembly, and contents as they are codified by the ANSI/IICRC individual standards of care. The value this instills in what we do for the client entrusting us with their dreams or financial livelihood. We must take advantage of a class seat or training time; before loss

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The Restoration Dictionary

I’m so happy to be part of and actively participate in the IICRC Standards of Care for this industry. I can’t rely on waiting for the old standards and the new standards to go public, there are so many redefined and defined (new) words. They even clarified language for us. But here are some definitions that have been in our industry. I can’t wait to see how they are cleaned up and/or presenting new definitions.  Knockdown (verb): (syn.) pulldown: 1. An act of using aerosolized fine liquid droplets to reduce airborne solid particles by

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Mold Removal from Down Under

Randy Gandara & Bret Sallee from Goldmorr two long-time friends in the restoration industry, join the Restoration Today podcast and talk through mold, mold removal, and making your work on the job site easier. Randy and Bret will also talk with Michelle about: The history and background of Goldmorr What the Goldmorr system is and what it is not The role of source removal in the remediation process Atmospheric condensation – what it is, and how it affects the built environment .. and more!

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Protecting Your Right to Payment: What Contractors Must Know in the Wake of Hurricane Hilary

Getting Paid for Work on Hurricane Hilary from Edward Cross on Vimeo. As a disaster recovery contractor, you play a vital role in helping communities rebuild after a devastating natural event like Hurricane Hilary. Your dedication to repairing and restoring homes and businesses is commendable. However, rushing out to address the damage can lead to some legal and financial pitfalls if you don’t carefully navigate California’s labyrinth of consumer protection regulations. It is essential understand and comply with the statutory requirements to ensure you are paid for your services. Here are some crucial points

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Cashing in on Casinos: Commercial HVAC Cleaning (with VIDEO!)

Publisher’s Note: We LOVE sharing interesting case studies in C&R! In this article, David Hart shares his knowledge from years of experience in HVAC and duct cleaning, and as an inventor and innovator in the cleaning and restoration industry. We are sharing this story with you in multiple formats! You can read the case study below, and also dive deeper in the how-tos of the work itself, plus selling and marketing these services, in the podcast! Enjoy! After 30 years in the industry, 25 years of business ownership and 15 years of equipment engineering

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The 3-Day Drying Myth – Revisited AGAIN

Publisher’s Note: We love to be the bridge for dialogue, discussions, and different viewpoints within the restoration industry. This article by Graham is in response to another piece recently published in C&R related to three-day drying. We encourage you to read both – and share your thoughts in the comments of this article on social media, or shoot us an email with your thoughts: Everyone has heard about the cook preparing the roast and being asked why they cut off the ends first. The response was “that’s the way mom always did it.”

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