A lot of restoration companies see big dollar signs when they hear on the news that there is a big hurricane or storm about to hit land.
But what they don’t see is all the work that needs to be done before you even consider taking something like a CAT loss on.
Here is my latest article in Restoration and Remediation Magazine Contents Restoration In Extreme Conditions where I go into detail about what resources you will need to have in place to be successful before running out to a Catastrophe (CAT) Loss situation.
When I go into a home there are two things I would never leave behind.
My booties and a chemical/dry sponge.
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I wouldn’t want to be caught at a job site without either of them.
Putting booties (shoe covers) on before walking into someone’s home after
a fire seems kinda strange until you think about exactly what that says
about your level of respect for that home and its owner.
I have had so many homeowners touched by this simple gesture.
They usually say “oh don’t worry about whats on your shoes everything
is covered in soot anyway.”
But when I insist saying “this is still your home” they immediately feel
that I care about what is important to them and this puts them at ease
There are many different ones to choose from but I have found that I like
the blue non skid covers like these:
As for Chem Sponges also known as dry sponges, I prefer the 6″ long as I find
that the 8″ ones are clumsy if you aren’t using them on a pole.
I use ones like this:
A Chem Sponge is invaluable as a marketing and diagnostic tool.
With a swipe across any surface you can detect contaminates that may not be seen
by the naked eye.
This will also help you determine which areas are affected and will need to be remediated.
As a marketing tool it is truly priceless. I can’t tell you how many times I have been doing a
walk thru with a waffling home owner as to how “bad” the contamination really is and with
one swipe across their bedroom wall they can see just how bad the contamination truly is
and want to know how quickly can the cleaning process begin!!
Keeping these two tools in your tool box will help set you up for success for sure.