Few things create as much destruction as water. When natural disasters cause lakes or rivers to overtake homes, extensive water damage restoration will be needed to salvage what’s left. Water causes big problems for materials in furniture, drywall, fabric and carpet. While it takes a few days for problems to show up, it is often too late when they do.
Decaying wood will crumble, crack or split, weakening structural stability. Carpet and fabric will grow mildew or mold that can cause serious illnesses. Strong odors can linger for weeks, or even months. While homeowners can put a halt to a few issues and address some destruction, a team of water damage specialists will be needed to bring a building back to its original condition.
Any water damage restoration professionals that are hired to repair the aftermath of a flood should be endorsed by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). To secure this endorsement, companies have to take classes.
In fact, the IICRC is considered to be the gold standard in the restoration industry. It sets regulations for what constitutes correct methods. To earn this accreditation, it can take a company several years of demonstrated knowledge and experience. Home or business owners wishing to hire these experts can find them through www.iicrc.org.
At Service Master ERS, we are a local family-owned and operated company with more than 60 years of experience in the residential & commercial disaster restoration industry. We’re here to serve your family and your community.