Water Damage Restoration – Choosing the Right Company

Water Damage Restoration – Choosing the Right Company

Okay, so in your upstairs toilet, the pipes burst and you’re stuck hip deep in the raw sewage. Who are you calling? Indianapolis Carpet Cleaning Association is one of the authority sites on this topic.

Yellow Books are replete with businesses advertising water damage repair or reconstruction in every area. The issue is that there are no government rules on who can and can not do this form of job, so any redneck with a mop and a shop-vac can slap a sign on the side of his truck advertising water repair and say he’s in the business. In fact, choosing this guy to work at home can make a bad situation worse and cost thousands of extra dollars to correct.

There is, luckily, a response. As the unofficial governing body for the water damage restoration industry, the Institute for Inspection , Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) was established 30 years ago. For those organisations who do this form of work, and who want to have some measure of credibility, they have defined protocols, procedures , and standards.

Choosing an IICRC-certified company would ensure that they are approved, bonded , and insured, 24/7 on request, and staffed by highly qualified technical technicians specialised in the latest equipment and techniques for water damage repair. They will provide a wide range of facilities, from water extraction and drying, to carpet cleaning and mould remediation, to structural repair and restoration, to manage all aspects of your repair needs.

To make sure what is and is not covered by your homeowners policy, they will also be able to act as liaison with your insurance agent or claims adjuster.