Thankfully most individuals and companies will never experience a fire or flood and those that do find it’s of a relatively minor nature. Unfortunately the absence of severity can sometimes lull those affected into a false sense of security; making them believe that because ‘it wasn’t so bad, we can deal with it ourselves - we’ll use our normal cleaners and contractors’. This is where many simple but ultimately costly mistakes can be made.
Disaster related contamination and damage is a very complicated subject. If buildings, services, equipment and contents are not properly decontaminated they can continue to deteriorate, from the affects of acidic smoke for example, often with severe financial consequences. If wet documents are not properly treated they can be rendered useless from mildew growth. If structures are not properly dried out after a flood on-going damp problems will persist leading to wet/dry rot in woodwork and potentially health harming mould growth.
Where decontamination and restoration work has been carried out inappropriately or incompetently by untrained/inexperienced or specialist contractors you need to be able to seek out expert help to not only investigate the problem but also to propose remedial recovery actions and negotiate/arbitrate between the parties involved.
Davis French and Associates can send specialists into such situations to investigate what has taken place and understand what the issues arising are. They can attribute responsibility for what has occurred and propose remedial recovery plans. Where disputes become legal they can act as expert witnesses if required.