When you’re shopping for goods or services, how do you choose between two competitors?
Depending on the price and type of item or service, you might simply go with the one you’re more familiar with. As the price rises or the service needed is more important to you, you spend more time carefully weighing out the pros and cons to make sure you make the right choice.
When it comes to a service like disaster restoration, it’s imperative you make the right choice. It’s imperative to make the right choice because you’re having a service rendered in one of your most prize possessions; your Media, PA home.
As we’ve said before, all disaster restoration companies aren’t created equal. Not only that, but certain inexperienced companies can actually exacerbate the damage done and cause long term issues with your home.
Today we’re going to discuss some common disaster restoration mistakes made by inexperienced companies. We have the certifications and experience to ensure these mistakes would never occur if you worked with us.
- Botched remodeling – In the case of a disaster such as a fire, remodeling may be necessary. When done correctly, it can bring your home back to its pre-loss state. When done poorly, it can lead to damage spreading throughout your home. When remodeling after fire damage, you must account for the type of material used for walls and the passageways created by the structure. Without a proper understanding of these elements, interstitial voids can develop, which allows smoke and odor damage to continue to spread throughout the home
- Inefficient cleaning – Disaster restoration often includes cleaning of various surfaces and items in your home. Each type of service requires different types of attention. Inexperienced restoration companies may use a broad approach that causes items or surfaces to get cleaned incorrectly, or worse, experience further damage. For example, certain types of precious metals need to be cared for delicately. If they’re mishandled they could get scratched, which diminishes their value
- Unfamiliarity with the building type – An inexperienced company may be used to handling disaster restoration for homes and office space, but what about a more complex building, such as a hospital? In the case of a hospital, extra steps need to be taken to ensure the job is done efficiently. Hospitals may have special surfaces like enamel that require different cleaning solutions, pieces of equipment needing a complex solvent solution, and special requirements to meet board safety standards
ServiceMaster by ARTec has the experience to handle jobs in a wide variety of circumstances. We know the last thing you want is to experience a disaster situation and then have the disaster restoration process become a disaster itself.
You don’t have a ton of time to think before you act when you need disaster restoration, so it’s important to choose a company who can display their experience in a clear way.
Hopefully, by now, you can see we’re the experienced company you can trust. If you need disaster restoration services, please contact us immediately at (610) 626-9002.