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Xactimate

Did You Know These Line Items Existed? or Are You Missing These Line Items?

Did you know there are over 27,000 Xactimate codes and counting? Each month Xactimate adds more line items to the price lists. When estimating water restoration in Xactimate, we normally are dealing with WTR, HMR, CLN, CON and DMO. We may dabble a bit in PLM, FEE, TMP, CAB and a few others occasionally. Often […]

Here’s Why Education Is Important

Did you know that your technicians have something in common with a mitigation truck? Follow me on this one. Let’s say you purchase a mitigation truck. Why do you purchase that mitigation truck? You purchase it because you know that it will be valuable asset to your company and you know that you will receive a return […]

Free eBook: 5 Tips for More Profitable Estimates

Are you: Struggling to get paid on your restoration estimates? Struggling with negotiating with adjusters? Here’s a free eBook with 5 great tips that will help you stop struggling and help you get paid for the work you’ve done!

IICRC Online Classes

IICRC Online Classes with Reets Drying Academy

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IICRC has approved long distance learning via Livestream. This means that you can get IICRC certifications online! At Reets Drying Academy, we pride ourselves for offering some of the best IICRC training available. That’s why we’ve made sure to make online IICRC certification classes available with our amazing instructors […]

What 2020 Has Given Us

2020 has thrown us quite a few curveballs, hasn’t it? In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had to come to grips with missed celebrations, missed moments with family and friends, and missed opportunities. 2020 has taken quite a bit away from us it seems. But if we take a step back, 2020 has actually given us […]

Social Distancing Doesn’t Necessarily Equal Work Stoppage

Can We Use Social Distancing To Improve Efficiency and Profitability Social distancing…. words a few short weeks ago we wouldn’t have put together. But here we are! Social distancing is a very real issue, even for our industry. So how will we use this time? If jobs slow, how will you keep techs busy and […]

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Scope of Work: Small Changes Make A Big Impact

When writing estimates, there are only a few things that make up the final price. Your sketch/measurements, your scope of work and your unit pricing. Each one affects your profitability differently. Let’s start our discussion with the scope of work. For many, that is what you get the most push back on when dealing with […]

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Not Knowing Your s500 Is Costing You Money

Everyone in your company should read and know the s500. Why? Because that is how we establish proper standard operating procedures. Each time the s500 is updated, we should be looking over it and learning the changes. It is imperative the techs know the standards to make sure your company is performing up to the […]

HMR Line Items on Cat 3 Claims Justified?

In order to know what a line item includes and if we are using it correctly, we need to learn how to really dig into the line items. What are we digging for? Treasure!!! That buried treasure is the company’s profits. The more you dig, the more treasure you will find. So let’s start on […]

Common Mistake: The Perfect Estimator

Are you an estimator that knows it all? Seems that should be a good thing. Nope! Not many people know it all! I know I don’t…… from what I’m told. There is always more to learn! And in mitigation the stakes are very high. Just making minor changes in your scope of work have huge […]