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Water

This is what we do as an industry… take care of water. This part of the blog is here to help with practical drying suggestions. As a contractor, you need to know your craft. Allow us to help you.

10 Most Commonly Used Xactimate Line Items for Water Mitigation

Learn more about the 10 most commonly used Xactimate line items for water mitigation jobs. 10 Most Commonly Used Xactimate Line Items for Water Mitigation When just starting to write mitigation estimates in Xactimate, it

  So You Want To Start A Restoration Company…   Let’s face it, every home, every building has multiple potential causes for water damage. You’ve got washing machine failures, appliance failures, toilets, pipes, etc. It’s

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To Encourage Certain Work Habits or Behaviors, Many Restoration Business Owners Try to Implement a Bonus Program…. But I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: I don’t like using the word bonus when

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  As water damage professionals, we make a living off of the fact that plumbing stuff breaks, plumbing fixtures leak, plumbing connections fail. So, we’re used to that. The problem is when we’re in those

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  “We’re not going to pay you for PPE because that’s the cost of doing business?”   Has anyone ever said that to you? Is that really true? What does “the cost of doing business”

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  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

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  What Is A WRT Certification?   There are 30 different IICRC certifications in total. All these certifications range from restoration to cleaning. Which one is right for you? What do they all mean? Let’s

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ReetsTV Spanish is HERE! ReetsTV is an Online Water Restoration Training System that you can conveniently use anytime, anywhere. In our growing industry there has been an increased need for training in the Spanish language.

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  In practical application how can you focus on mitigation instead of drying?   Stop thinking how can I dry this building the fastest and start thinking what materials can I dry in place. Stop

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Check out the next video in the series “Because You Don’t Have to Train!”    

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Looking at the infographic there is really no reason not to offer crawl space encapsulation to your customers. For more information on the course CLICK HERE Watch Joe Dobbins explain it the best in the

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  Do You Apply Antimicrobial on Every Loss?   Jeremy Reets recommends applying an anti-microbial to all of your Water Restoration projects but are you aware that you need to use a Right-To-Know document. A

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  Every Vented Crawl Space has Mold.   This is what you can do about it. Once mold is remediated, it will come right back. This is because mold needs food, temperature, and moisture to

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  Is your staff leaving money on the table?   The more highly your trained your staff is, the higher your Average Dollar Sale is. Making sure everyone on your staff has the proper amount of

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  How Often Are You Using Antimicrobials   The idea of due diligence is that we are taking reasonable steps in a given situation. On a water damage due diligence would include the application of

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  Should You Fix It or Just Toss It??   Kerry from Phoenix Restoration Equipment recently visited us to explain how you can tell if you should replace or repair a Phoenix 200. He explained

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  Is this a Category 3 Water Loss????   It is definitely a challenge when trying to determine the category of your current water loss. So much of it is just an opinion. We have

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Determining your category of water loss on your next mitigation job is very important to everyone involved. So then how do we know what is a Category 2 Water Loss? The S500 says: “A Category 2

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  By Jeremy Reets “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” — Marie Curie I find

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You can make a significant difference when dealing with adjusters if you use Evaporation Potential (EP). Preparing properly or a job may save you from losing hundreds of dollars or even save a relationship with

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You should use a Botanical Antimicrobial on EVERY single water damage job and to all the wet areas. Why aren’t you using them? Do you have concerns about safety or the effectiveness? Let’s address these

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