When providing restoration services, there are many steps that must be followed in the process. To ensure a successful restoration in a timely manner, there is a lot of planning that needs done. A few things that must be considered are, how extensive is the damage? How soon can restoration efforts begin? What is a timeline for repairs? What equipment will need to be used and when? Which technicians will be available to respond? What repairs will need done? What will be replaced? Then there are the actual restoration steps that have to be planned, for example: water damage restoration follows these general actions:
When the restoration team arrives on the scene, they will perform a visual inspection. First, the source of the water has to be identified and stopped. Then, many companies utilize moisture meters and infrared cameras to determine the extent of the damage. With this information, a course of action can be planned and restoration efforts can begin.
Prepare the area for restoration.
Most projects will require services to move, pack out, or protect furniture and other belongings from the area to prevent them from sustaining any further damage. It is also to ensure no other dangers are present in the flooded area, like electrical issues. Once the area is cleared out and safe to enter, the next step can begin.
Water removal and drying.
All excess water and moisture must be removed and dried as quickly as possible. Mold growth can begin within 24 hours after water damage, so the drying process needs to be quick and efficient. By using commercial-grade air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers, adequate drying can be achieved. Many companies also utilize thermal or infrared imaging to detect excess moisture that gets trapped in materials. Utilizing the best equipment will produce the best results, and getting the right equipment on the scene at the right time will make or break the restoration process.
Even after everything is dried, mold spores could still be present. To mitigate all risks of mold, many companies will apply antimicrobial to prevent mold growth. This step also requires monitoring moisture levels daily during the drying process to ensure complete and thorough drying. We follow the whole process through to make sure there is no moisture left. To ensure this happens, precise planning and scheduling are necessary.
This is just a brief rundown of a restoration process, and it is still pretty overwhelming as is. Imagine how much more difficult the restoration process is without the proper management, scheduling, and documentation. Effective scheduling of inventory and staff are a must when planning a successful restoration, not to mention proper record keeping of costs and hours just to name a few. This is why iRestore has developed a restoration project management software. We have had years of experience in restoration services, and have learned the hard way how to better manage each project. This software was created for restoration companies by a restoration company, so every possible service you could need, from charting, scheduling, and even document storage, is included. Our software will help you keep track of each and every step in the process, and make sure no detail is overlooked. We know how hard restoration work is, so let us help make it a little easier by providing you with the right management software to make each restoration project organized and successful.