Restoring Success Newsletter                                                                   February 2019
Restoring Success:
A Truly HAPPY New Year
On January 2, I drove to work after a nice holiday vacation, my head swirling with clarity and focus, ideas and goal setting; ready to seize the opportunity in the power of the new year . As my thoughts began to organize themselves into departments, people, whys, hows, and priorities, it quickly unraveled. I began thinking of the whirlwind of 2018 and the things that I did not get done, the goals and objectives that I had and failed to fully execute. 

“STOP!”, I told myself. Yes, I talk to myself. I am a big believer that self-talk, what you tell yourself, is one of the biggest influencers of your outcomes, actions, and how you feel. As a leader in an organization, positive self-talk and focus on a successful vision that you control is important to your effectiveness and ability to engage the team in the thriving future ahead, the vision.    

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Tip For Your Success:
Ice Be Dammed: Tips For Preventing Ice Blockage
An ice dam is an accumulation of ice that forms on the edge of a roof during the freeze thaw cycle of winter conditions. This blockage of ice prevents melting snow from draining off of the roof. Ice dams can grow heavy enough to tear down gutters. Worse still, shingles can loosen from melted ice traveling underneath them causing water to leak or pour into a home resulting in various levels of damage.

It is important to properly dry any water damage that occurs as a result of ice daming as quickly as possible. Proactively handling the water loss will reduce the damage to your home and will eliminate wood rot and harmful mold infestations. Exposure to mold can have detrimental effects on our health including serious respiratory illnesses and more.

Helpful Tips To Prevent Ice Dams:

  • Remove accumulated snow from the roof and gutters with a long handled broom or ice-rake
  • Insulate your attic floor, particularly edges and corners to avoid heat seepage
  • Insulate living spaces to prevent heat from escaping through the ceiling
  • Keep the soffit vents and ridge vents unobstructed and open so that cool air can travel freely on both the inside and outside surfaces of the roof
  • Install a water proof membrane underneath the roof
Partner Connection:
Sherwin Williams: Emerald Acrylic Latex
Watch this video to learn about RTI Partner Sherwin Williams' Emerald line of paint and primer. These products provide a maximum amount of coverage and durability, all while helping to inhibit the growth of mold with anti-microbial agents. Learn more here.
Technology Connection:
Let iRestore Help To Manage The Chaos
Winter is often the busiest season of the year for Restorers. During hectic times iRestore can help you to manage the chaos of the day-to-day. Our intuitive Job Management feature will help you to organize jobs, communicate, document, and report. This is just one of the many easy-to-use options the software offers to help you to stay on top of things. To learn more or to request a demo click here .

Visit iRestore's blog to see how the management of your operation's photos can affect your business.  
2019 IICRC Courses
Our next three classes are listed below!
View the entire schedule here

 Monday, February 25 to Wednesday, February 27

Thursday, February 28
to Saturday, March 2

 Monday, May 21
 to Wednesday, May 23
Special Event:
Restoration Retreat With Violand Management
This two-day retreat is an owners and manager's time for knowledge, passion and inspiration. We are thrilled to be co-hosting this year's event with Violand Management Associates . Develop yourself, your operations, your team and grow your business through collaboration and comradery. Join us on April 25 and 26 at our facility located at 1145 Commons Blvd. in Reading, Pennsylvania.
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