When storms and floods wreck havoc on your city, or fires destroy nearby neighborhoods, as they did recently in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, California, emergency personnel were the first to arrive on the scene.
In most cases, the damage is caused by less dramatic, less television-worthy circumstances, such as a failed sprinkler system in an office building, or a broken water pipe in a retail store. Some disaster cleanup simply involves removing smoke damage or a build-up of tar caused by cigarette smoke.
Aside from meeting the special requirements, which include professional certification, having the capacity to work with your customers' insurance companies, disaster cleanup is physically demanding and rigorous. You must be able to respond immediately on a 24-hour basis and provide emergency service.
Disaster relief personnel are dedicated to responding immediately to water, fire, smoke, and mold emergency needs. This service, unlike housecleaning, isn't inexpensive to start-up, as you would have to invest in a truck or a fleet of mobile units, specially fitted with truck-mounted systems for water extraction, high-powered cleaning and other necessary equipment.
As much as we try to avoid or be prepared for accidents and disasters, inevitable events still take us by surprise. Storms, floods, earthquakes, fires and other scenarios, such as broken plumbing, can cause great damage and chaos. If you can offer assistance, and work to solve problems caused by man-made and natural disasters, you can have a flourishing business that you can be proud of.