Remediation / Restoration Zone

When NOT to Use Deodorizers

Article written by Mark Gibson Eliminating odors after a disaster is important as no matter how well you may have cleaned, the first thing your customer will notice are any lingering smells, and so will assume you haven’t done your job. Numerous restoration companies advertise on their websites that they… Read more »

The 80/20 Rule and Profitability in Mold Remediation

Article witten by Stephen Leung We’ve all heard of the 80/20 rule. More than a century ago, an Italian economist by the name of Vilfredo Pareto observed that 20 percent of the people owned 80 percent of the wealth.1 But as we’ve all seen, the 80/20 rule applies to much… Read more »

The 7 Steps of Forensic Restoration After Unattended Death

Article written by Jennifer Williams Before we get into the “meat and potatoes” of this article, let me just say that this particular situation was bittersweet. This is a story of love, death, and how devoted a man was to his wife. Anthony and Mary enjoyed their life to the… Read more »

Cleaning Structures for Chemically Sensitized Individuals | Part 2: Source Removal

Article written by Michael A. Pinto In the first part of this series, a number of core concepts were introduced including the: explanation of chemically sensitized individuals term “sensitizible” impact of gender, genetics, routes of exposure, and type of exposure importance of cleaning dust, since dust is the “carrier” for… Read more »

When the Disaster Comes to You

When the Disaster Comes to You

1. Tell us about the disaster itself. How long did it last, and what was it like knowing you were about to be inundated with work? Nicole: The fires burned for two days straight with no containment whatsoever. Five days in, there was a 50 percent containment. I was in… Read more »