Hiring a Water Damage Company
While it is important to begin the drying process as quickly as possible after a home flood, it is best to make sure you are hiring a reputable water damage company and that it has experience in mold remediation. No regulations governing water damage restoration procedure are currently in effect; however, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a large certifying organization, has set a procedural standard which most companies follow. The IICRC S500 outlines guidelines and precautions to be followed in performing water or sewage damage services in a home or building. A water damage service contractor should be willing and able to explain every step of his or her process to the homeowner and should answer any questions the homeowner may raise before, during, or after the procedure.