Water Damage Experts
When dealing with water damage, the cleanup process is a daunting task, to say the least, and usually beyond the powers of mortal men (otherwise known as homeowners). To insure quality, guaranteed work, you should always contact a water damage repair professional.
The problem is that, at first glance, outfits that do water damage repair are a dime a dozen, and you may be tempted to just call the one with the prettiest website or biggest Yellow Pages ad. But buyer beware....not all water damage repair companies are created equal. Choose the wrong one and you could end up paying for the sins of your forefathers.
So where to begin? How do you know who to choose? Who can you trust? There are no current, official government regulations regarding who can perform this sort of work, so quite literally anyone can print up business cards and successfully market themselves as a water damage repair company. So what is the homeowner up to his hips in raw sewage to do?
Fortunately, there is some light in the dark tunnel that helps you identify the good guys. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the unofficial governing body of the water damage and flood cleanup industry, establishing and monitoring certification programs and standards by which reputable companies will comply.
According to the IICRC website, certified firms are required to demonstrate proof of insurance, maintain a written customer complaint policy, and provide ongoing education and training leading to certification for all technicians. IICRC professionals provide services such as flooring inspection and cleaning, mold remediation, and restoration from damage caused by water or fire.
Obviously, this is the sort of company you want to have working in your home. Don't take chances....look for the IICRC seal before making your decision. Your family (and home!) will thank you...
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