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Hiring A Water Restoration Company
One of the pitfalls of water restoration is that there are no government regulations in place to dictate who can and cannot do this sort of work. This means that you are rolling the dice when you choose to hire someone out of the phone book or off an internet ad without doing your homework first. There are a few things you should look for, but chief among them is a certification from the Clean Trust, the industry’s self governing body.
Certification means that the company in question has spent time, money, and resources to make sure that their personnel are thoroughly trained in all areas of the restoration industry. The Clean Trust offers training and certification in areas pertaining to water restoration, fire restoration, and mold remediation, and offers continuing educational opportunities as new techniques and tools are introduced.
Certified companies offer 24/7 service, which means that if you have a burst pipe at 3AM on a Sunday, you will be able to get in touch with a real person instead of an answering service that promises a return call the next business day. Water damage needs timely treatment, so getting a prompt reply to your questions is imperative.
Similarly, certified companies offer same day emergency service in most cases, allowing them to properly assess your water damage problem and begin the clean up procedure as soon as possible. Doing so prevents the risk of serious long term problems coming to fruition, such as increased structural damage and mold.
Certified companies will also offer a full range of restoration services, from water extraction and drying, carpet cleaning and mold removal, to full structural repair and restoration. That is what a water restoration company does…returns your home to its pre-loss condition.
Don’t run the risk of getting somebody’s cousin Herbie and his three magic hammers. Contact the Clean Trust certified professionals at Restoration Local today. They are ready and waiting to handle your largest water damage restoration needs.