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Old 07-14-2015, 04:32 PM   #61
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Can I say a few things about the work we do? I am not naming the company that I work for yet.
We are required, and DO, take before photos, during demo photos, and after we are done photos! For a small job, approx. 25, mid size, approx. 75, large job who knows how many??
So everything is documented, sent to the Insurance company, BEFORE we do the work!
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Old 07-14-2015, 04:43 PM   #62
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Can I say a few things about the work we do? I am not naming the company that I work for yet.
We are required, and DO, take before photos, during demo photos, and after we are done photos! For a small job, approx. 25, mid size, approx. 75, large job who knows how many??
So everything is documented, sent to the Insurance company, BEFORE we do the work!
Things do slip through though.
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I am confused here? I do this type of work, and willing to help ya out! Let me say one thing first, I WILL never say a bad word about a competitor company, nor their work!!

So, why Is Servpro coming out next week?

We respond to site in 4 hr. or less, doesn't matter if homeowner calls, insurance company, who-ever, then go from there! We will work with the customer for cost later, cure the problem, FIRST! We will delay IF it is a hazard to the workers, due to weather etc.

As for the problem, I assume that there is NO insulation there, and it doesn't appear to be a large amount of water? Insulation will not dry out and will cause a issue!

For us, FROM the picture only, we would not tear into the ceiling, unless the readings were in the 20% or above range, most houses, pending air-conditioning, heat, etc. will be in the 8-13/15 % range, BUT they all vary, that is WHY WE DO A UNAFFECTED area test reading, in many places to compare to! Then we evaluate it and go from here!

And a few more thoughts, we will not, and really not set up drying equipment, if the problem, leak, source, was not corrected of fixed. Just no reason to, like beating a dead horse! And for the cost of $1000 of dollars to do, NOPE, pending on the situation, 200 best buy gift card the job, time to dry, etc. MOST insurance companies pay us direct, with no "out of pocket" money from the home-owner, with-out the deductible thing. Not sure if the rate will go up, I can't answer that! Being truthful here!!!

But I will say one more thing, saying this in a very POSTIVE way, as long as Servpro is in my area, I have work to do!
I definitely would not get my hands dirty on this...
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So the company reduces the risk to themselves by overkill but the homeowner pays the cost of the company's risk reduction and the cost of reducing his own risk.

The risk to the company should be borne by the company's insurance company and they pay for this other party assuming risk. The HO should only pay for his own risk reduction.

One problem is, after the fact, no one can tell how much remediation is/was necessary.

There must be studies done on reasonable measures to take in these situations but the HO may not read up on these and the company has no incentive to do so.

It seems the only cure is an informed HO but this HO is a bad customer. He knows too much.

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