You can save yourself many hours of frustration just by knowing what to look for in a water damage company. By dealing with companies with the proper credentials, you can also save money in the long run by staying away from less than stellar contractors who are just out to make a buck. These types of contractors often perform drying shortcuts and provide horrible services that will require you to shell out even more money.
The water damage restoration of interior space structures 10-15 years ago is very much primitive compared to how it is done today.In the old days, the technician peddled or set up, dried as much equipment as needed, and handled every damage in the same way.Standards had not been developed to specify what should be done in every situation.
To say an industry has come a long way is an understatement. After years of careful analysis, today’s drying solutions are based on objective factors like: building size, type and amount of moisture present and materials involved. Precise instruments are used to measure the drying progress so that the technician is sure all moisture has been removed. There are a variety of equipment and solutions available to the contractor to remove water.
When you are evaluating a water damage professional sometimes it is better to look for a person that has the following
- Certification and training from an independent body like the IICRC. These individuals have been exposed to the basic and in some cases advanced methods of structural drying.
- The correct type and limits of liability insurance. Many companies doing this work are not insured for claims that arise as a result of improper drying.
The company you choose should also be able to offer excellent references for this type of work. People hate to go through a disaster, but if they have worked with a committed, caring professional; the experience is not nearly as frustrating.