Insurance restoration – the repair of buildings damaged by water, fire, smoke, storms, and other disasters – is an exciting and challenging field of construction. It also offers contractors lucrative work that’s immune to economic downturns – pipes still break, buildings still burn, and trees are still blown over, regardless of the economy. And with the insurance companies funding the repairs, your payment is virtually guaranteed.
But not just anyone can repair fire- and water-damaged buildings. You need the knowledge and the equipment to get the job done right, and that’s what this book is all about. From understanding fire repairs and smoke odors to restorative drying methods, mold remediation, and handling contents, you’ll not only learn how to provide top-notch property and content restoration services, but also how to become the person homeowners and insurance companies turn to first in an emergency – putting yourself first in line for all the best jobs.
This is the first complete manual designed to help you start and succeed with your own insurance restoration company. Written in easy-to-read language by an author with decades of restoration and writing experience, it’s filled with real-world stories and practical tips.
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