Getting Rental Equipment During a CAT Loss

Getting Rental Equipment During a CAT Loss

Article written by A big component of scaling your business up to respond to a disaster situation includes having the equipment to do the work. It’s pretty unlikely you currently have the number of air movers, dehus, and other tools on hand to cover you during CAT...
R&R Q&A: Lessons from Hurricane Matthew

R&R Q&A: Lessons from Hurricane Matthew

Sometimes you chase, and sometimes the storm comes to you. Article written by When the Storm Comes to You Katie Smith/PHC Restoration – Raleigh, NC Katie Smith, and her husband Josh, own and operate PHC Restoration in Raleigh, NC. They are the second generation owners...
Scaling Up Your Drying with Heat

Scaling Up Your Drying with Heat

Article written by Alan James As storms, hurricanes and floods become more frequent, the need to restore properties to a pre-loss condition faster and more efficiently will become more and more critical. As average temperatures across the globe have increased, more...
Making Money During Catastrophe Restoration

Making Money During Catastrophe Restoration

Article written by Timothy E. Hull CR Shortly after graduating from college, I spent the better part of four years living on a horse farm in rural Southwestern Pennsylvania. In addition to working as a national account manager for the 84 Lumber Company, I spent my...
What You Need to Know About Desiccant Drying

What You Need to Know About Desiccant Drying

Restoration desiccants dehumidify the air by exposing the humid air to a desiccant material that adsorbs moisture Article written by Larry Carlson and Mike Steffes Desiccant dehumidifiers have become an important tool for many restoration contractors. While the...
Finding & Eliminating Hidden Moisture

Finding & Eliminating Hidden Moisture

Article written by Chris Spensley Finding and efficiently eliminating areas of trapped moisture is one of the many factors that differentiate an experienced restorer from a novice. If left untreated, these forgotten areas can lead to various forms of secondary damage...
Resources for Safety in Lead Abatement

Resources for Safety in Lead Abatement

Article written by Dane McGraw Resources for safety in lead abatement It’s well-known that lead is harmful. Also well-known is the metal’s usefulness as a component of industrial coatings because it holds up against the elements and helps prevent corrosion. As...
The Shift to Automation in Restoration

The Shift to Automation in Restoration

Article written by Ryan Pritchard From day one, contractors used pen and paper to capture everything into manila folders; the rest was kept in memory and travelled through word of mouth. This hindered their ability to locate information and react to critical issues...
Getting to the Root Cause of Mold in Schools

Getting to the Root Cause of Mold in Schools

Article written by Stephen Leung Have you ever been driven crazy by a young child who keeps asking “Why?”  That kid may be onto something.  Developed by Sakichi Toyoda and used by automotive companies and other industries to improve safety,...
What causes attic mold?

What causes attic mold?

If you’re like most of us, you rarely if ever venture into your home’s attic. Why would you? It’s not usually a place you care to venture and for the most part if you do it’s because something isn’t going well. With warmer temps here for the summer, we start to see an...
5 Criteria for Choosing a Disinfectant

5 Criteria for Choosing a Disinfectant

Article written by Jeff Heyd Do you realize that antimicrobial products are not all the same? How does your go-to disinfectant stack up to the following list of features found in the new generation of EPA registered disinfectants now available to professionals?...
Purpose Remains as Time Passes

Purpose Remains as Time Passes

Article written by Michelle Blevins The passing of each decade brings numerous achievements big and small. However, time seems to have sped up with the light-speed adoption of technological advances, right? Just 10 years ago, the price of computers, appliances, and...
R&R IICRC Monthly Update

R&R IICRC Monthly Update

IICRC Technical Conference Registration is now open for the IICRC’s second-annual technical conference, “The Summit at Lone Mountain.” Taking place Aug. 9-11 at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Mont., The Summit will feature presentations from the leading minds in the...