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If You Hire Inexperienced Disaster Restoration Professionals, Your Hackettstown, NJ Home may be at Risk!

June 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

When your home in Hackettstown, NJ or anywhere across Northern New Jersey has been damaged in a disaster such as a storm, flooding, or a fire, you need to call upon disaster restoration professionals to properly restore your home and belongings. You should only hire an experienced and certified company, such as ServiceMaster Metropolitan, because companies that employ untrained and inexperienced technicians can do far more harm than good.

Experienced professionals can avoid errors while performing disaster restoration services. In this context, let’s look at some critical mistakes trained and knowledgeable technicians are able to avoid.


Importance of Experience and Training in Avoiding Errors

Error #1: Cleaning the Wrong Items

Inexperienced disaster restoration technicians might try to salvage furniture constructed of particle board after it’s been damaged during a flood. Experienced technicians know that wet particle board can’t be salvaged and restored, making that item a total loss.

An experienced restoration professional will clearly communicate this fact to the adjuster and move along to invest their time on salvaging and restoring other important items.

Error #2: Use of Wrong Cleaning Techniques and Equipment

Selection of proper cleaning techniques and equipment is quite important in any restoration job. The following are a few examples that illustrate how any mistake can damage items:

  • Example #1: Cleaning Items with Antique Value

Let’s say some antique silver coins have suffered smoke damage. The lack of technical expertise on the part of an inexperienced and untrained technician may lead them to use paper towels and silver polish to get the coins sparkling clean.

Aside from the fact you should never apply polish to antique silver coins, paper towels are manufactured using wood pulp, which can put tiny scratches all over the coins. Cleaning the coins in this manner will cause them to lose their value, and, as you can guess, the homeowner will not be very happy with that outcome.

  • Example #2: Over Cleaning

Untrained and inexperienced technicians are not aware of the proper equipment to be used. For instance, they may use an ultrasonic machine to clean a pearl necklace. An ultrasonic machine is not the right piece of equipment for cleaning pearls as it can easily strip the pearls of their nacre (what gives the pearls their shine). The outcome will be a dull and valueless pearl necklace.

The above details make it clear that it can be quite risky to hire a company that employs inexperienced and untrained technicians to perform the required and exceptionally detailed tasks of disaster restoration.

The best option for you is to contact ServiceMaster Metropolitan immediately when you’re in need of any type of professional restoration services. We have the required training, certification, license, and experience to carry out any and all restoration tasks, regardless of how complex they may be. All you have to do is call us at (855) 560-7999, and our experts will quickly reach your home in Hackettstown, NJ or elsewhere across Northern New Jersey.


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