Why Should You Use a Water Restoration Company?
This is an excellent question! While attempting to restore damage yourself may seem like a cost saving measure, it can become a long-term expense in the end. Why? Well, trained water restoration contractors adhere to a strict set of remediation guidelines. Examples of such certifications are Clean Trust (IICRC), ASCR, WLI, or WLS. These indicate that the company and the technicians all have extensive training in the science of water damage, sewage related bacteria and health concerns, as well as clean-up using safety and preventative removal methods to ensure there are no future damage issues, such as mold or other contamination.
Moreover, you will want to choose a company with many years of experience. Personal recommendations from your insurance agent, friends or neighbors may help in deciding. Finally, ensure the contractor follows the IICRC S500 standards for professional water damage restoration. This standard is for the safety and health of your family, property and insurance needs.