Pro's Corner

​Soot and Smoke Cleaning, Sealing, and Odor Deodorization

Posted by Jared Twitchell on Dec 10th 2020

The following guidelines are suggestions only. Training and experience will be most helpful in deciding the best procedures and cleaning agents for use in fire and smoke situations. You can receive professional, in-depth training through an IICRC Fire & Smoke Technician and Odour Control Technician courses that are now available online. Proper testing and care must be taken before using any of the following suggestions and products on any surfaces.Types of Fires:Protein Fires These wo
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​Specialty Drying Applications

Posted by Ashley Peden on Nov 11th 2020

In recent years, there has been growing demand on restoration contractors to dry faster. A series of articles written by our friend Kris Rzesnoski, VP at Encircle, take a deeper look into “The Myth of 3-Day Drying” that has perpetuated throughout the insurance industry in recent years.Effective communication between the insurer and the contractor can, in most cases, clear up this misconception. The more effective the explanation, the more trust there is in the process, the timeline and t
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November is CPR Month!

Posted by Ashley Peden on Nov 11th 2020

If you witnessed a co-worker or family member in cardiac arrest, would you know what to do?Although the majority of Canadians say they would recognize the signs if someone were experiencing a heart attack or another cardiac emergency, fewer than half say they have the skills to help in this common and life-threatening emergency.November is CPR Month and the Canadian Red Cross challenges everyone to get the training they need to help save a life. Effective bystander CPR, when used in conjunc
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Can An Acid Rinse Be More Than A Neutralizer?

Posted by Tom Forsythe on Sep 16th 2020

The answer depends on the ingredient mix. Some formulas are designed as neutralizers which would pre-dominantly include acids. Other formulas go beyond this with other acidic builders and higher amounts of surfactant to qualify as an emulsifying rinse. An acidic emulsifying rinse is designed to work with all carpet pre-sprays. When used as your extraction rinse and you accomplish several things at once. You receive a cleaning and rinsing boost as you need it. Acidic builders are designed
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​Is your HEPA equipment performing to True HEPA Standards?

Posted by Ashley Peden on Sep 16th 2020

Is your HEPA equipment performing to True HEPA Standards?H.E.P.A. stands for High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance. True HEPA filters are pre-certified and marked by the manufacturers to indicate a performance of 99.97% efficiency at capturing particles at 0.3 microns in size.When putting equipment on an abatement or remediation project, it is important to test the integrity of the filters in your negative air units, vacuums and any other HEPA filtered equipment intended to control or remo
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