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 a botanical antimicrobial.
There really is no downside to applying antimicrobial on all of your water restoration jobs. Very little health concern when using a botanical product, such as Benefect. You have the ability to control the potential for microbial activity in a water damage environment. Applying antimicrobial is so simple it makes you ask yourself why not? The benefits definitely outweigh the any reason not to.
You may find that you get some push back from insurance companies. When this happens go to the S500 and look for the proper documentation to justify your reasoning for using it. Having the right documents to show to the insurance company when this happens is what will help you to get paid and justify your choice for using it.
The X-Actimate code for using a botanical antimicrobial is:
Jeremy’s botanical antimicrobial of choice is Benefect. He uses Benefect Decon 30 on every job.
“I would put that stuff on everything,” says Jeremy Reets.
Watch the Quick Tip with Jeremy Reets HERE