In terms of home improvement projects, many homeowners see water damage as a low priority and one that does not require professional help. After all, it’s just water, right? Well, not quite. Even just water requires professional restoration to minimize damage, prevent mold growth, and keep you and your family safe from bacteria, chemical runoff, electrical hazards, and so much more.
What Does Professional Water Damage Restoration Entail?
Certified Restoration Professionals
Certified companies that perform water damage restoration know their stuff. In order to achieve IICRC-certified (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) status, a water damage restoration company must meet a strict list of criteria, including:
- Present accurate information to consumers
- Conduct business with honesty and integrity
- A formally trained technician must be present on all jobs
- A continuing education program is in place
- Maintain liability insurance
- Maintain a written complaint policy
Certified professionals use the skills they’ve learned in their IICRC accreditation courses to efficiently and effectively rectify your situation.
“All IICRC-certified professionals have the training and experience to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected), contain damage, remove contamination and dry materials to ensure that mold will not return,” according to IICRC.org.
Restoration Professionals Have the Right Tools
Unless you have the knowledge and specialized equipment needed to handle water damage, it is best that you leave the restoration to the professionals. Water damage restoration requires a number of tools, including industrial air movers, professional grade ozone generators, and dehumidifiers, to extract moisture and properly dry affected areas to prevent further damage, such as mold. Furthermore, diagnostic tools like moisture meters help technicians monitor the drying process and ensure success.
Without the proper education and specialized equipment, water damage restoration is almost certainly a lost cause.
Professional Water Damage Restoration in Maryland
As an IICRC Certified company, ServiceMaster of Baltimore technicians are trained to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth, contain damage, remove contamination, and dry structural materials. We are ready to help with certified licensed restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Click Here to request an estimate today!
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