Making The Right Water Removal And Restoration Choice
panic when they find that their home has been damaged by water, going online or
to the phone book and calling the first water damage restoration listing they
can find.While the speed with which
they are moving is to be admired, picking the first outfit that comes along to
work on your home or business isn’t.
This cannot be
stressed often enough….there are no government guidelines or regulations to
dictate who can and cannot do this sort of work, so pretty much any yahoo can
throw a mop in the back of his Camaro and say he’s in the business.Check out the following video and see if
these two clowns inspire any confidence at all (BTW, the shorter of the two is
yours truly, thank you very much….).
Hiring some fly
by night outfit like this is one sure way of making certain that your problem
doesn’t get solved, and that you end up paying a lot more on your repair bills
in the long run.Why?Because you’ll have to figure out that the
company you initially hired was a mistake, back up, and take another run at it.
Okay, but with
water damage restoration companies a dime a dozen in pretty much every
community, how is one to know who the prime candidates are?The answer is simple.The water restoration industry has done an
admirable job of policing itself through the establishment in 1972 of the
Institute for Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC),
which has established standards of care and industry accepted methods for
treating not only water damage, but problems caused by mold and fire as
offers training and certification in all areas of water damage restoration,
with over 150 instructors nationwide.Companies wishing to earn a measure of credibility and experience in
this business will ideally have all of their staff competently trained, with a
thorough understanding of all procedures as well as practical, real world, hands
Of course, no
seal of approval or certification is a guarantee against incompetence, however,
hiring a company that is IICRC certified will tell you that the company has
invested time, effort, and financial resources into making sure their personnel
are best equipped to handle all of your water damage repair needs.
certification means that the company will be available 24/7/365, answering
their own phones and able to have a technician out to your home or business
within an hour of your call.The
technician can assess the level of damage, determine a course of action, and
begin the water removal and restoration process quickly to avoid further damage to your
certification also means the company you hire will offer a complete range of
services, from water extraction and drying, to carpet cleaning and mold
remediation, to structural repair and restoration, basically whatever is
required to return your home to its pre-loss condition.In addition, all work is fully guaranteed for
a period of one year from the date of completion.
your home or valuable possessions to the two bozos in the video above (even if
I am one of ‘em).Look for the IICRC
seal before even making the initial call.You can rest assured of a quality job done right the first time.